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Wesley Music Centre - Music Event Calendar

22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

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Wesley Music Centre Calendar

  • *Sunday 29 April 3pm Canberra Symphony Orchestra Recital Series: Recital Two. Bottesini: Introduzione e Bolero; Brahms: Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor Op 38; Gliére: Intermezzo and Tarantella.

    *Sunday 29 April 3pm Canberra Symphony Orchestra Recital Series:  Recital Two. Bottesini: Introduzione e Bolero; Brahms: Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor Op 38; Gliére: Intermezzo and Tarantella. tickets@cso.org.au  or at the door. *A$40 *U/30 $29 *FoWM discount applies. Enquiries: 02 6262 6772

  • Wednesday 2 May 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Robert Schmidli, piano.

    Wednesday 2 May 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Schubertiade” Robert Schmidli performs two great Schubert works for piano – the Sonata Op 42 D 845 in A minor and the Impromptu Op 142 D 935 no 3 in B flat Major. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • *Saturday 5 May 7.30pm Canberra Opera's Recital Series Introducing our featured artist Madeline Anderson who is joined by soprano Elisha Margaret Holley & soprano Madeleine Rowland. The concert will feature a range of arias and duets.

    *Saturday 5 May 7.30pm Canberra Opera's Recital Series Introducing our featured artist Madeline Anderson who is joined by soprano Elisha Margaret Holley & soprano Madeleine Rowland. The concert will feature a range of arias and duets. Tickets are available online at www.trybooking.com/ or from www.canberraopera.org.au. *A $25; *C $20; f/t/student $20; child U/12 free. *FoWM discount applies. Subscription series A $80 / C $70. Enquiries canberraopera@gmail.com

  • *Sunday 6 May 3pm Sydney Consort Double Duets This concert explores the playful world of strings duets - 2 harpsichords and 2 violins will converse with each other to perform works of Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Falconiero, Couperin, Rameau and other early m

    *Sunday 6 May 3pm Sydney Consort Double Duets This concert explores the playful world of strings duets - 2 harpsichords and 2 violins will converse with each other to perform works of Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Falconiero, Couperin, Rameau and other early music composers. Please join the musicians for an afternoon concert featured interesting and rarely performed compositions. Meg Cohen baroque(violin), Stan W Kornel baroque (violin), Michael Tsalka (harpsichord), Monika Kornel (harpsichord). For tickets, please go to www.trybooking.com/TTJD or at the door.*A $35; *C $25 *FoWM discount applies. www.sydneyconsort.com.au

  • Wednesday 9 May 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. American Journey - Stuart Long, featuring an entertaining selection of short piano works by popular American composers including Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein.

    Wednesday 9 May 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. American Journey - Stuart Long, featuring an entertaining selection of short piano works by popular American composers including Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • *Saturday 12 May 7.30pm Rumsey & Friends - “Anecdotes and Soliloquies - An Evening with Thomas Azoury & Andrew Rumsey”.

    *Saturday 12 May 7.30pm Rumsey & Friends -Anecdotes and Soliloquies - An Evening with Thomas Azoury & Andrew Rumsey”. Special Guest Ciaran Edwards-McKeown. These well-seasoned musicians will present a selection of exciting clarinet, piano and guitar repertoire! Andrew returns from his performance tour of the USA, Canada and Spain to join forces with clarinet virtuoso Thomas Azoury and guitar-whisperer Ciaran Edwards-McKeown. Being friends and colleagues for nearly a decade, together they bring a tangible level of electricity and ‘Joie de Vivre’ to the stage. Sandwiched between pieces will be inspiring, embarrassing and unfortunate tales of events and happenings from their careers thus far! The program will include the AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE of Michael Dooley's "Australian Landscape Sketches"! A$32; C $25; *FoWM $25; f/t student $15; child U/12 free.  http://andrewrumseypiano.com/events/

  • *Sunday 13 May 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 3: Songs from the Belle Époque Laetitia Grimaldi (soprano) & Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano)

    *Sunday 13 May 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 3: Songs from the Belle Époque Laetitia Grimaldi (soprano)& Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano). From the heights of Marcel Proust to the decadence of the Moulin Rouge, the Belle Époque was an era in which culture flourished more than ever in Paris.  The French soprano Laetitia Grimaldi and South African-Israeli pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz will offer a program of songs by Fauré, Massenet, Hahn and Duparc, presented in the style of a Parisian salon concert. 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

  • Wednesday 16 May 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Barbara-Jane Gilby's students, violin.

    Wednesday 16 May 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Barbara-Jane Gilby's students, violin. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • *Sunday 20 May 2.30pm Wesley Scholars Autumn Concert. Talented Wesley Scholars present beautiful music for voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano & organ. Wesley Uniting Church

    *Sunday 20 May 2.30pm Wesley Scholars Autumn Concert. Talented Wesley Scholars present beautiful music for voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano & organ.  Tickets at the door. *A$25; *C$20; f/t student $10; C/ U12 Wesley Uniting Church

  • Wednesday 23 May 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. ANU Open School of Music.

    Wednesday 23 May 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. ANU Open School of Music. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Thursday 31 May 7.30pm The New Zealand Guitar Quartet, performing an evening concert including works by Andrew York, Andy Irvine (Planxty), Albeniz, & local Canberra composer Marian Budos.

    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)

    *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 1 July 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 4: LOVE’S JOY, LOVE’S SADNESS David Greco (baritone) & John Martin (piano)

    *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

  • Sunday 9 September 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 5: WHAT THE FOLK SING Christina Wilson (mezzo-soprano) & Alan Hicks (piano)

    *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 s

    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).

    *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 musi

    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.

    *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

(*) 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.