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Wesley Music Centre - Music Event Calendar

22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

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Wesley Music Centre Calendar

  • Wednesday 27 September 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Poetic Pianism.Talented Performers from Marie Cull’s Studio will perform works from the Classical period to the Twentieth Century. Composers include Rameau, Gluck, Beethoven, Balakirev, Debussy, I

    Wednesday 27 September 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live” Poetic Pianism.Talented Performers from Marie Cull’s Studio will perform works from the Classical period to the Twentieth Century. Composers include Rameau, Gluck, Beethoven, Balakirev, Debussy, Ibert and several Australian composers. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Thursday 28 September 12.30pm – 1.15pm Brendon Lukin - Organ Recital. As part of the RSCM ACT Branch’s Monthly Lunchtime Organ Recital Series, this recital will include a fiery programme of Classic original works and transcriptions by Marcel Dupré, Wagne

    Thursday 28 September  12.30pm – 1.15pm Brendon Lukin - Organ Recital. As part of the RSCM ACT Branch’s Monthly Lunchtime Organ Recital Series, this recital will include a fiery programme of Classic original works and transcriptions by Marcel Dupré, Wagner, Max Reger, Mendelssohn, Anton Heiller, Tchaikovsky and Boëllman, with an improvisation as well.  Admission – paper note donation.  Wesley Uniting Church.

  • Friday 29 September 5.30-6.15pm. Organ Recital: James Porteous with works by Reger, Bach, Durufle and Messiaen.

    Friday 29 September 5.30-6.15pm. Organ Recital: James Porteous with works by Reger, Bach, Durufle and Messiaen. James has been the organ scholar at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Manuka since 2010. He is currently studying with Philip Swanton and Christopher Wrench working towards his LMusA in October.  (When he isn’t in the organ loft, he is an engineer in the Public Service). Entry: voluntary paper note donation towards the ACT Organ School. Wesley Uniting Church

  • *Saturday 30 September 6.30pm Piazzolla Tango. The renowned Argentinean pianist Marcela Fiorillo will perform several of the most beautiful pages to celebrate the Musical legacy of Astor Piazzolla

    *Saturday 30 September 6.30pm Piazzolla Tango. The renowned Argentinean pianist Marcela Fiorillo - whose performances critics described as “consummate pianism of breathtaking technical assurance and deep expressive power ” - will perform several of the most beautiful pages to celebrate the Musical legacy of Astor Piazzolla: The man and his music - the journey towards his New Tango. Without a shadow of doubt, Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) is the most important name in Tango history.  While Carlos Gardel and Ángel Villoldo are credited for creating the “tango canción”, Astor Piazzolla is rightfully considered the father of the “New Tango”. The 25th Anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s death inspires musicians around the world to honour his music. Tickets: *A $35; *C$30; f/t student $25; child U/12 free. marcelafiorillo.iwannaticket.com.au  This short video provides an overview of the concert: https://youtu.be/YflpcWpx88g

  • Sunday 1 October 3pm The Sydney Consort, Concert 3: The Telemann Project

    *Sunday 1 October 3pm The Sydney Consort, Concert 3: The Telemann Project Some works of the baroque’s most notable composer, Georg Philipp Telemann are very much neglected still today.  Tonight, the ensemble performs Telemann’s works from 1734, which appear to have never enjoyed a modern edition, including works from his collection of six concertos for harpsichord, obbligato and flute, as well as Trio Suites and Sonatinas for violin and continuo.  In this concert, recorder virtuoso, Hans-Dieter, will show how such a little instrument can make a big statement.  PLEASE COME AND CELEBRATE TELEMANN’S WORKS IN THE COMPOSER’S 250 ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF HIS DEATH! Tickets at www.trybooking.com/OOLA or at the door 30 minutes before the concert. *FoWM discount applies. music@sydneyconsort.com.au

  • Wednesday 4 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”.Orlie Beer voice with piano.

    Wednesday 4 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Orlie Beer voice with piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Friday 6 October 7.30pm 'Spirit of Scotland': Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt in concert.

    Friday 6 October 7.30pm 'Spirit of Scotland': Chris Duncan & Catherine Strutt in concert.  Superlative fiddle and piano music by two of Australia’s finest performers of traditional Scottish musical styles.  “Will transport you to the heart of Scotland.”  Tickets: *A $30; *C $25; f/t student $15; child U/12 $15.*FoWM discount applies – from www.trybooking.com/QXHY or at the door 30 minutes before the concert.

  • Wednesday 11 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Accomplished Canberra pianist Stuart Long presents a gorgeous selection of works by Scriabin, Ravel and Brahms.

    Wednesday 11 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Accomplished Canberra pianist Stuart Long presents a gorgeous selection of works by Scriabin, Ravel and Brahms. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Sunday 15 October 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 6: Night Songs. Jill Sullivan mezzo-soprano, Robert Harris viola & Alan Hicks piano

    Sunday 15 October 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 6: Night Songs. Jill Sullivan mezzo-soprano, Robert Harris viola & Alan Hicks piano. From the very earliest times, humans have looked up and gazed in wonder and awe at the night sky. This program explores the beauty and mystery of ‘Night’, its associations with sleep, rest, dreams, the world of magic and its symbolism of the world beyond. The differing attitudes to ‘Night’ across the musical ages are explored in this program of songs that spans the late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries.

  • Wednesday 18 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Katherine Wilkinson, cello

    Wednesday 18 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Katherine Wilkinson, cello.Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Saturday 21 October 2 pm 'Even more things you shouldn't do on a bassoon' Concert with David Whitbread (bassoon) in the third and final recital in this series. It features an all-new program of professional backing from rock, swing and jazz combos, the op

    Saturday 21 October 2 pm 'Even more things you shouldn't do on a bassoon' Concert with David Whitbread (bassoon) in the third and final recital in this series. It features an all-new program of professional backing from rock, swing and jazz combos, the opera, film soundtracks, pianists, pipe organists and orchestras – and the bassoon plays all the characters in a Broadway musical! Entry by donation of a note ($5 or more) at the door to support StreetSwags.org – enquiries dwdesign@homemail.com.au

  • Wednesday 25 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Nerida Parker, piano

     Wednesday 25 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Nerida Parker, piano.Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Sunday 29 October 3pm Wesley Music Scholars Spring Concert

    Sunday 29 October 3pm Wesley Music Scholars Spring Concert. Talented Wesley Scholars present beautiful music.  Tickets at the door. A$25; C$20; f/t student $10; C/ U12 free.

  • Wednesday 1 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. RMC Band,woodwinds.

    Wednesday 1 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. RMC Band,woodwinds. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Wednesday 8 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Julie Watson & Rose Holcombe, trumpet and piano.

    Wednesday 8 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Julie Watson & Rose Holcombe, trumpet and piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Saturday 11 November 3.30 pm: Launch of Chaconne, a novel by Canberra writer Diana Blackwood. Emma Griffiths (soprano) & Peter Young (harpsichord) will perform songs by Purcell and Dowland.

    Saturday 11 November 3.30 pm: Launch of Chaconne, a novel by Canberra writer Diana Blackwood. Emma Griffiths (soprano) & Peter Young (harpsichord) will perform songs by Purcell and Dowland. Please rsvp for catering purposes to andgmoti@gmail.com. Free entry.

  • Sunday 12 November 3pm Sydney Consort, Concert 4: Baroque Cuisine

    *Sunday 12 November 3pm Sydney Consort, Concert 4: Baroque Cuisine The last concert of 2017 features a selection of baroque masterpieces. The Sydney Consort welcomes back international baritone virtuoso, David Greco for this special performance. Love, desire and humour will be on show in these baroque compositions full of extraordinary musical vitality. GET READY FOR A SHOWCASE OF BAROQUE MUSICAL POETRY BY EUROPEAN MASTERS! Tickets at www.trybooking.com/OOLIor at the door 30 minutes before the concert. *FoWM discount applies. music@sydneyconsort.com.au

  • Wednesday 15 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Angela Giblin & Margaret Legge Wilkinson, voice and piano.

    Wednesday 15 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Angela Giblin & Margaret Legge Wilkinson, voice and piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Sunday 19 November 2.15pm. Take a musical journey Beyond Opera. A concert featuring David Reedy's voice students, well-known ACT singers, and a special guest artis

    Sunday 19 November 2.15pm. Take a musical journey Beyond Opera. A concert featuring David Reedy's voice students, well-known ACT singers, and a special guest artist (details to be advised). Music items will include popular operatic arias and duets, German Lieder and Art songs, selections from music theatre and Broadway hits. The program will conclude with an Edwardian drawing-room concert requiring audience participation. It will be an afternoon of delightful music and fun. Tickets are available on line www.trybooking.com/265948 or at door.  A$30, C$25, f/t student $15, child12 free. Enquiries: margot-reedy@grapevine.com.au or phone (02) 62491831.

  • Wednesday 22 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Mia Huang, piano

    Wednesday 22 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Mia Huang, piano.Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Thursday 23 November 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 teachers, Christopher W

    Thursday 23 November 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 teachers, Christopher Wrench & Philip Swanton (now retired).Admission free; duration approximately 1 hour. Bookings not required.  Enquiries: 6232 7248. Venue: Wesley Uniting Church

  • Sunday 26 November Art Song Season of Song Concert 7: Why did They Shut Me Out of Heaven? Susan Ellis soprano & Dianna Nixon piano.

    Sunday 26 November 3 pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 7: Why did They Shut Me Out of Heaven? Susan Ellis soprano & Dianna Nixon piano. In the nineteenth century Mary Gilmore and Emily Dickinson, two strangers from distant lands, fight to have their voices heard. Women who dreamt of creating an idyllic land, who championed for the underdog, who refused to allow themselves to fall into step with conventional piety. Women who used the power of word and song to invoke change. Admission to the concert includes a complimentary program and light refreshments. A $35; snr/pnsr, Friends of ArtSound FM, FoWM & Musica Viva subscriber $30; Art Song Canberra member $25; f/t student $15. www.artsongcanberra.org

  • Wednesday 29 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Robert Schmidli, piano.

    Wednesday 29 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Robert Schmidli, piano.Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Wednesday 6 December 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Wesley Music Scholars.

    Wednesday 6 December 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Wesley Music Scholars. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Saturday 9 December 7pm The Song Company: Lully Lulla – Rocking The Cradle Of History...The Pageant Of The Shearmen & Tailors ...

    Saturday 9 December 7pm The Song Company: Lully Lulla – Rocking The Cradle Of History...The Pageant Of The Shearmen & Tailors ...it’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. A program set within the narrative framework of mediaeval English verse, with seasonal music old and new that touches both on the joy of a young mother giving birth to the King of the Ages, and on the hard-hitting realities of exile, refugee status, and the ‘slaughter of the innocents’. 

  • Sunday 10 December 2.30pm "Chamber Music Festival"

    Sunday 10 December 2.30pm "Chamber Music Festival" Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful chamber music performed by pianists from ACT Suzuki Piano & string players from Canberra Symphony Orchestra & Limestone Consort. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/chamber-music-festival-tickets-31576952515 or at the door. A$20, child U/12: free. Enquiries: actsuzukipiano@gmail.com 

  • *Saturday 16 December 6pm The Llewellyn Choir presents Hector Berlioz - L'enfance du Christ

    *Saturday 16 December 6pm The Llewellyn Choir presents Hector Berlioz - L'enfance du Christ *A$40 (On-line bookings $35); f/t student & child under 15 $20. *FoWM discount applies to this price. Family ticket $100.

(*) Friends of Wesley Music Concession event giving a $5 discount off ticket prices.  If you wish to join our email distribution list please click here. A form to join the 'Friends of Wesley Music' is available on the website. 'Friends of Wesley Music' is an activity of the Wesley Music Foundation, a charity which finances and operates the Wesley Music Centre. The WMF can receive tax deductible donations of $2 or more and welcomes bequests to ensure the long-term future of its programs to promote music and music education throughout the community. Our concerts are often recorded by ArtSound FM (www.artsound.com.au). Always check the latest calendar or our website (wesleycanberra.org.au/music) for any changes in performance details, dates and times.