Music Event Calendar
Music Event Calendar
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Wesley Music Centre

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Wesley Music Foundation

Wednesday 30 May 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Wesley Music Scholars. The Scholars performing in this concert are: Bernice Chua (cello), Mia Huang (piano), Sam Jenkin (violin), Shane Campbell (guitar), Matt Witney (violin), Linus Lee (piano/organ).Their program includes works by:- JS Bach, Telemann, Chopin, Franck, Bloch and Granados. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation. Wesley Uniting Church

Thursday 31 May 7pm The New Zealand Guitar Quartet, performing an evening concert including works by Andrew York, Andy Irvine (Planxty), Albeniz, & local Canberra composer Marian Budos. Tickets are available online at https://www.trybooking.com/USOA or at the door. A: $40, C:$35, f/t student $25, child U/12: $10. Enquiries: kiwiguitarist@yahoo.com

*Saturday 2 June 7 pm “Liszt and Beethoven - Two Soul Mates” Concert. Marcela Fiorillo (piano), performing Franz Liszt Funerailles, Sonetto N.104 del Petrarca, Ballade N.2, in B minor - Ludwig Van Beethoven, Sonata op.57, in F minor. Tickets are available on-line: marcelafiorillo.iwannaticket.com.au/event/liszt-and-beethoven-two-soul-mates-MTUwNjA or at the door. *A$40; *C$35; f/t student $30; child U/12 free. Enquiries: 0450 906897.

Sunday 3 June 3pm Vivaldi!  Back by popular demand, Ariana Odermatt (Harpsichord) & Anton Wurzer (Akkordion) in an Italian inspired program of Vivaldi’s violin sonatas. www.trybooking.com/VQSM A $30; C $25; f/t student $10; U/12 free. Or at the door.

Wednesday 6 June 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. “Remembrance Remembered” – Contemplative Music for Viola. Robert Harris in a program which has commemorated Easter, ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day – and now, on 6 June, the anniversary of the D Day landings. Robert will perform contemplative music for unaccompanied viola, composed or arranged by the great Baroque composers Johann Sebastian Bach & Georg Phillip Telemann, Australian composers Sarah Hopkins & Katia Tiutiunnik, with multi-cultural selections of: Armenian, Chinese, Jewish and Scots-American. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Saturday 9 June 5pm “Polifemy Tenth Anniversary Concert”. Polifemy is a small female vocal ensemble, established in 2008 to explore music written and performed a capella by nuns in the 15th and 16th centuries.  Now in their tenth Anniversary year, and with an expanded repertoire that includes secular unaccompanied music, both old and new, classical and jazz, they are celebrating with a concert of their favourite music selected from each of the ten years.  The concert will feature a varied programme of sacred celebratory music, alongside the best of the Italian love madrigals and several works written for the group. Tickets: A$25; C $20; child $5.  Wesley Uniting Church.

Wednesday 13 June 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Loboc Children's Choir. (Phillipines). Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Friday 15 June 7.30pm Canberra Classical Guitar Society is proud to present Chrystian Dozza - Guitar Music from Brazil. The extraordinarily talented Brazilian composer-guitarist Chrystian Dozza will present an entire program dedicated to Brazilian guitar music of the last two centuries. Divided into two parts, the first set contemplates consecrated composers such as Villa Lobos, Garoto, Dilermando Reis and Paulo Porto Alegre, who wrote and dedicated a new piece of music to Chrystian. The second part is composed by Dozza's guitar works, influenced by sounds from all over the world and different periods of music history. From the English Renaissance through John Dowland's Pavan to Brazilian dances in Baião de Dois. From rustic dances of the British islands in Ella's Jig to the Progressive Rock in Broken Dance.The program will give the audience an overview of the variety of Brazilian rythms such as Choro in Villa Lobos Choro Tipico, Bossa-nova in Duas Contas, Samba in Lamentos do Morro and the Brazilian Waltz in Se ela Perguntar. Bookings at: www.trybooking.com/VIBQ  A $35; C $25; CCGS members $25; f/t student $20 (12-25yo); child U/12 $5; Family (2A, 2C) $75.Tickets will be available at the door from 7pm. More info: Dan Sloss - 0403 640 669 or email canberraguitar@gmail.com

*Saturday 16 June 7pm Marcela Fiorillo PLAYS LISZT AND BEETHOVEN. After her successful presentation at La Usina del Arte - Buenos Aires, Argentina - pianist Marcela Fiorillo presents “Liszt and Beethoven- Two Soul Mates”. Program:Franz Liszt Funerailles- (extremely powerful elegy of monumental stature; Soneto N.104 del Petrarca, No 104 – The most passionate, agitated and poetic of the three Sonetos; Ballade N.2, in B minor – defying contrast - darkness and  in one of Liszt’s most rendering ever. Ludwig Van Beethoven, Sonata op.57, in F minor - Appassionata - from desolación, through religious solemnity, to the ghostly horror and grandiloquent fury. This is Marcela’s tribute to two of the greatest composers of all time. Tickets at marcelafiorillo.iwanaticket.com.au or at the door. *A$40; *C$35; f/t student $30; child U/12 free. Enquiries: 0450 906 897.

Wednesday 20 June 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Canberra Grammar Cello Choir. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Wednesday 27 June 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. AJ America, voice.Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Thursday 28 June 5.30pm Concert presented by students of the ACT Organ School. Come and support these dynamic young players as they perform works from the Baroque to the 20th century, prepared under the expert guidance of their teacher Christopher Wrench. Admission free; duration approximately 1 hour. Bookings not required.  Enquiries: 6232 7248. Venue: Wesley Uniting Church.

*Sunday 1 July 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 4: LOVE’S JOY, LOVE’S SADNESS David Greco (baritone) & John Martin (piano).The program centres on the artist’s journey through life's sadness and joys, struggles and triumphs.  From one poet's description of the Gothic Cathedral of Cologne, another takes us wandering through the rolling hills of Shropshire.  This program features the great romantic German composer Robert Schumann and a selection of supremely gifted English composers including Vaughan Williams, Gerald Finzi, Benjamin Britten and Herbert Howells.Admission to the concert includes a complimentary program and light refreshments:  A $35; Sen, pnsr, Friends of ArtSound FM, *Friends of Wesley Music and Musica Viva subscribers $30; Art Song Canberra members $25; f/t student $15. www.artsongcanberra.org

Saturday 7 July 7.30pm Rejoice! Canberra Community Chorale Concert Britten and the British Choral Tradition. Works by Britten, Purcell, Byrd, Howells & Taverner... Contact: Paul Shelley, Mob: 0419 255 002. Email:  epshms@grapevine.com.au

*Sunday 15 July 3pm Canberra Symphony Orchestra Recital Series: Recital 3 - Dimity Hall (violin), Julian Smiles (cello). BACH: Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major; EDWARDS: Ecstatic Dance for Violin and Cello; BLOCH: Suite No. 1 for Solo Cello; HINDSON: New work for Violin and Cello (world premiere).RAVEL: Sonata for Violin and Cello. Julian Smiles is 2018 CSO Artist-in-Focus tickets@cso.org.au  or at the door. *A$40 *U/30 $29 *FoWM discount applies. Enquiries: 02 6262 6772

*Sunday 22 July 2.30pm "The Hourglass Ensemble" Concert - Susannah Lawergren (mezzo-soprano, Song Company) with flute, clarinet, viola, percussion, piano. Beautiful new Australian song cycles by Amber Evans and Richard Grantham, along with Mozart's Kegelstatt trio, and other chamber works. Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com, or cash/card at the door. *A $40; *C $30; f/t student $20; child U/12 free.*FoWM discount applies. Enquiries: andrew@hourglassensemble.com or www.hourglassensemble.com

Saturday 18 August 5pm Opera in a Nutshell - La Traviata. Sarahlouise Owens, Christopher Lincoln Bogg, Colin Milner, Colleen Rae-Gerrard. Tickets available online https://www.trybooking.com/VQSV or at the door.A. $45, C. $40, S. $30, child U12 free. Enquiries: ribbonwood31@optusnet.com.au

*Sunday 9 September 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 5: WHAT THE FOLK SING Christina Wilson (mezzo-soprano) & Alan Hicks (piano).Folk songs record the rich stories and histories of peoples everywhere - the social, emotional, and political. Classical composers such as de Falla, Brahms, Copland and Bartok have tapped this rich resource, writing inspired arrangements for the concert platform – a synergy continued by composers today. Admission to the concert includes a complimentary program and light refreshments:  A $35; Sen, pnsr, Friends of ArtSound FM, *Friends of Wesley Music and Musica Viva subscribers $30; Art Song Canberra members $25; f/t student $15. www.artsongcanberra.org

Sunday 14 October 3pm Sydney Consort Concert 3: Papa & Sons. Bach's fame certainly did not fade in the generations that followed, with his four sons growing up to be outstanding musicians in their own right. Come and see the Papa and his sons have their say. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a beautiful combination of viola da gamba, viola d’amore & baroque violin instruments with recorder and harpsichord creating unique sound and colours. Hans-Dieter Michatz recorder; Stan W Kornel baroque violin ; Annika Stagg viola da gamba; Monika Kornel harpsichord For tickets, please go to www.trybooking.com/TTKO or at the door 30 minutes before the concert. *A $35; *C $25 *FoWM discount applies. www.sydneyconsort.com.au

*Sunday 21 October 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 6: The Degenerate and the Fop. Sarahlouise Owens (soprano) & Colleen Rae-Gerrard (piano). Exploring the interesting song repertoire of the twentieth century: the decadence of the Belle Époque and the jazz age through to the Weimar Republic and beyond.  Songs by composers such as Satie, Ravel, Hahn, Reger, Weill and Casey. Admission to the concert includes a complimentary program and light refreshments:  A $35; Sen, pnsr, Friends of ArtSound FM, *Friends of Wesley Music and Musica Viva subscribers $30; Art Song Canberra members $25; f/t student $15. www.artsongcanberra.org

Sunday 11 November 3pm Concert 4: Venetian Masters. The Sydney Consort is delighted to present the inspiring English soprano Amy More and renowned cornetist Matthew Manchester to perform an array of early Venetian compositions. Join the ensemble on a musical journey through musica Veneziana and all its evocative arias, supported by strings, continuo and cornetto. Amy Moore (soprano), Matthew Manchester (cornetto), Stan W Kornel (baroque violin), Monika Kornel (harpsichord). For tickets, please go to www.trybooking.com/TTKZ or at the door 30 minutes before the concert *A $35; *C $25 *FoWM discount applies. www.sydneyconsort.com.au

*Sunday 25th November 3pm. Art Song Season of Song Concert 7: A Celebration! Louise Page (soprano) & Phillipa Candy (piano) will mark their 25-year musical partnership with songs they have most loved and enjoyed during that time. Years of hard work, friendship, frustration and laughter are reflected in their choice of favourites from Viennese classics to modern American songs.  Featuring songs by Strauss, Schubert, Carlisle Floyd and others. Admission to the concert includes a complimentary program and light refreshments:  A $35; Sen, pnsr, Friends of ArtSound FM, *Friends of Wesley Music and Musica Viva subscribers $30; Art Song Canberra members $25; f/t student $15. www.artsongcanberra.org