This pioneering series of cinematic films about exhibitions, galleries
and artists returns for a sixth season with Degas: Passion for Perfection, directed by David
Bickerstaff and produced by Phil Grabsky.
The Q, Queanbeyan Sunday 16 June at 3pm Pre-concert talk 2.15pm
The National Capital Orchestra,
conducted by Leonard Weiss, continues its tradition of combining exciting new
Australian works with traditional favourites of the orchestral repertoire. This concert features the world premiere of
Michael Dooley’s Piano Concerto no. 1
performed by acclaimed pianist Andrew Rumsey.
Playing one piano with four hands – but a
unified artistic mind, Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi are ZOFO; a ‘20-Finger Orchestra’
For this performance they have commissioned a ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ – seeking out composers from 14 countries and asking them to choose a piece of visual art from their own culture, and then write a short piece inspired by it. The result is ZOFOMOMA – an unforgettable multimedia concert experience.
This year’s German Film Festival marks
some significant events in German history and culture – the 30th
anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and
the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus architectural movement.
A special event and the closing night
are devoted to the work of Bertolt Brecht with Mack the Knife – Brecht’s Threepenny Film about the making of the
film and the celebrated classic 1931 film The Threepenny Opera itself.
With the public release of this inaugural festival’s program ad some tickets selling out in 10 hours, it is time to get a wriggle on and book for sessions you’d like to attend. There is a full day early bird concession for the Saturday program if you want to get an excellent rate for 6 presentations of your choice.
Festival director Meredith Jaffé tells
us that presenting writers were selected for their successful work and their
capacity to be good story tellers for a live audience. They include well known
names like Jane Caro, Natasha Lester, Candice Fox, Jaclyn Moriarty.
and Leigh Hobbs.
This recital presents the music of
Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Kabalevsky and Shostakovich in a collection of nursery
rhymes and lullabies. The mood will be both bright and dark, the full gamut of
emotions being drawn from the Russian repertoire.
Vocal performances are by Merlyn
Quaife, Christina Wilson and Andrew Goodwin, accompanied by pianist Andrea
Katz, who is also the group’s director.
Tickets at www.trybooking.com/BBEPV or at the door. $35 full, $30 conc. Groups of 8 or more people $30 per person. Artsong members $25, full time students $15.
Local artists Susan Banks and Thea Katauskas urge
you to explore what is often overlooked as we walk around our town. – to see
the life of the nature strip; the plants above, and the working men, often
‘It’s about the invisible energy and activity that maintains the life of our city, as well as the thriving nature that persists whilst being hemmed by roadways and built environments,’ says Katauskas. Now based in Washington DC, she is a 1996 graduate of the ANU’s Canberra School of Art and Design, and has held three successful solo shows of her unique take on the city’s suburban architecture.
Banks, a former scientist, teacher, and recent
graduate of the same art school, has focused on the disrupted, upended nature
strips; the diggings temporarily occupied by workers and the inconvenient
diversions as people step past the barriers, witches’ hats and piles of rubble.
Wesley Music Centre at 2.30pm on Sunday 12 May 2019 Soprano Louise Keast, Mezzo Naomi Flatman and tenor Asher Reichmann accompanied by pianist Ella Luhtasaari
In this recital, Canberra Opera features excerpts from Italian, French, German and Russian operas in the form of letter scenes. This opportunity to focus on character will provide a rich platform for the singers – what better way to delve into emotions like love, despair, anger and joy than through the theatrical device of the letter.
Sunday 19 May 2019 at 5pm St Peter’s Lutheran Church, 6 Boolee St, Reid ACT
The ANU Choral Society (SCUNA) is proud to launch their 2019 concert season with Gloria!, a dynamic celebration of two favourite Baroque composers.
Conducted by Leonard Weiss and accompanied by the versatile pianist Anthony Smith, who will fulfil roles as both harpsichordist and organist during the performance, the choir will be joined by the SCUNA Orchestra, which includes many of Canberra’s top musicians.
27 April to 5 May 2019 Launch event Monday 29 April 6pm
year the Ausdance network celebrates and promotes dance in all its forms during
Australian Dance Week with the aim of raising awareness of professional dance
and dance in the community, and to celebrate its diversity.
year marks a series of anniversaries and several of these significant
milestones will be celebrated during Australian Dance Week.
Cameron Dalman OAM celebrates the 30th anniversary of Mirramu Creative Arts
Centre and invites all of those who have been part of these wonderful years to
a weekend of shared creativity.
2019 marks the
25th anniversary of the Canberra International Music Festival. CIMF will
present the world premiere of English Baroque with Circa.
local studios and arts centres offer free, trial and taster dance classes
during Dance Week. Experience a Dance for Wellbeing Class at Belconnen Arts
Centre, immerse yourself in the world of high hop with a week of free classes
at Project Beats Dance Studio, try a counter technique class with Ausdance ACT
or an afternoon of folk dancing with Canberra International Folk Dancing
The Dance Week launch event is on Monday 29t April 6pm, free but booking required due to limited capacity via Eventbrite