Lovers of song perform at Wesley

SOPRANO Alexandra Dalman and pianist Kylie Loveland will perform in Wesley Music Centre’s state-of-the-art concert facility tomorrow with associate artists, Natalie Dickman, soprano and...

Australiana tour for Peking Duk

CANBERRA’S own home-grown superstars Peking Duk have announcing a 2016 ‘Australiana’ tour and after making stops around Australia including Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and...

Arts / All go for the Pokémon professor

THE recently-appointed professor of music composition and composition convenor at the ANU School of Music, Kenneth Lampl, has an unusual background – he had...

Orchestra plays with uplifting sadness until the end

It is as though the 18 players in the band are one, producing music that embraces the very soul, taking it to a higher plane, writes CLINTON WHITE.

‘Ring of Fire’ hits the mark

“JOHNNY Cash the Concert” is back in town with a new show to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of one of Cash’s...

Parsons to sing from the heart

SINGER-songwriter Dan Parsons is on tour with his third album “Valleywood”, and will be at The Front tomorrow. The new album was recorded with...

Peter plans a ‘big bang’ start to new opera company

IT’S “addio” Canberra Opera and “benvenuto” National Opera, as arts editor HELEN MUSA discovered during a recent meeting with celebrated Australian baritone Peter Coleman-Wright.

Review: Voices of promise

MUSIC Coro chamber choir debut Conducted by David Mackay at Wesley Music Centre. Reviewed by Clinton White   ORIANA Chorale’s conductor, composer David Mackay was a finalist in the...

Arts in the city: Clever Q’s new look at Shakespeare

CLEVER Stephen Pike at The Q.  He’s got Natalie Weir and Expressions Dance Company from Brisbane bringing “R&J”, an interpretation of Shakespeare's love story, to...

Opinion: facts, not feelings should rule Workshop debate

JUST when everybody, including this writer, thought it was safe to go home and switch off  the lights focused on the dispute about use...

Review / Encores and ovations for an exceptional opera gala

Music / Canberra Symphony Orchestra International Opera Gala. At Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music, July 8. Reviewed by CLINTON WHITE

Review / Glittery ‘Rigoletto’ feels embarrassingly tired

theatre / “Rigoletto", Sydney Opera House, until August 24. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA

Review / Taxing program tests pianist

Music / “Liszt and Beethoven”, Marcela Fiorillo, piano. At Wesley Music Centre, June 16. Reviewed by TONY MAGEE

Arts / Banking on Christine

  WHEN thinking of the musical, "Mary Poppins", I'm guessing the world of commercial banking doesn't pop into your mind. It’s far more likely that you’re...

Allison’s choir says thank you for the music

WITH a love for the popular Swedish music group, ABBA, “honorary Swede” Allison Pyke started the ABBA-influenced choir, the Andante Andante Choir, about 12...

Review / Women composers squeezed in their own show

Music / "Reimaginings. So Fine: Contemporary Women Artists Make Australian History". At the National Portrait Gallery, August 30. reviewed by JUDITH CRISPIN

Free concert: Sally Greenaway to play the Wesley Music Centre

SALLY Greenaway is surely the busiest young composer-pianist in Canberra. Several of her compositions were featured in a recent concert staged by Toby Cole at...

Cabaret sings of ‘broken dreams’

WE ARE quite accustomed to Weimar-era cabaret in Canberra, indeed sometimes we suffer from a surfeit of it, but a cabaret with a political...

The orchestra takes sides with students

“Orchestras around Australia help inspire student musicians along their path to the professional world, but here the Canberra Symphony Orchestra actually gives students a chance to perform with it side by side,” writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Review / Suddenly, music calmed the savage breast!

Music / Canberra Symphony Orchestra. At Llewellyn Hall, May 2. Reviewed by IAN McLEAN

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