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Wesley Music Centre - Music Event Calendar

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Wesley Music Centre Calendar

  • Friday 9 February 7pm 'Renaissance to Russian Romantics' Kotaro Nagano. In Kotaro Nagano’s second recital at Wesley Music Centre, he performs pieces from 16th century Italian and French Renaissance on Harpsichord and Clavichord, and Russian Romantic music

    *Friday 9 February 7pm 'Renaissance to Russian Romantics' Kotaro Nagano. In Kotaro Nagano’s second recital at Wesley Music Centre, he performs pieces from 16th century Italian and French Renaissance on Harpsichord and Clavichord, and Russian Romantic music (Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff) on piano.  In modern concerts, Clavichord is seldom used to perform but it was a very popular keyboard instrument in the 16th century music scene.  This is the first time Kotaro performs Russian music in Canberra since winning the 2nd edition of Australian International Chopin Piano Competition in 2014. https://www.trybooking.com/TNAM *A $40; *C $35; f/t student $30; child U/12 $5. Contact wesleymc@music.wesleycanberra.org.au

  • *Wednesday 14 February 7.30pm Canberra Opera's Recital Series kicks off its inaugural opera recital with local singer Keren Dalzell as the featured artist, with accompaniment by Kathleen Loh.Keren will be joined by Katrina Wiseman & Clare Hedley, also loc

    *Wednesday 14 February 7.30pm Canberra Opera's Recital Series kicks off its inaugural opera recital with local singer Keren Dalzell as the featured artist, with accompaniment by Kathleen Loh.Keren will be joined by Katrina Wiseman & Clare Hedley, also locals to the Canberra region. The concert will feature a range of arias with a theme of Handel to Barber including a Mozart suite and the act three Der Rosencavalier trio. Tickets are available online at www.trybooking.com/TIFM or from www.canberraopera.org.au. *A $25; *C $20; f/t/student $20; child U/*Friends of Wesley Music discount applicable. Subscription series A $80 / C $70. Enquiries canberraopera@gmail.com

  • +Wednesday 21 February 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Très Petit Ariana Odermatt, harpsichord works by Handel, Couperin & a little more... This is the first Wednesday Lunchtime concert for 2018, so be sure to come along and enjoy the start of a wonde

    Wednesday 21 February 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Très Petit Ariana Odermatt, harpsichord works by Handel, Couperin & a little more... Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation. This is the first Wednesday Lunchtime concert for 2018, so be sure to come along and enjoy the start of a wonderful new year of WeLL concerts!

  • *Sunday 25 February 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 1: A JOURNEY FROM EAST TO WEST Ayse Göknur Shanal (soprano) & Alan Hicks (piano).

    *Sunday 25 February 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 1: A JOURNEY FROM EAST TO WEST Ayse Göknur Shanal (soprano) & Alan Hicks (piano). This exciting, exquisite and emotionally charged program will feature rhythmic, passionate and cheeky Turkish and Armenian folk songs, Dvořák's famously fiery Gypsy Songs and masterpieces of the Russian repertoire.  A feast of the Oriental flavours of the Silk Road.  Ayse Göknur Shanal and Alan Hicks at their ultimate story-telling brilliance. 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 28 February 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Sarahlouise Owens (soprano) & Katherine Day (piano).

    Wednesday 28 February 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Sarahlouise Owens (soprano)& Katherine Day (piano). Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Wednesday 7 March 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Uniquely Baroque. Anton Wurzer & Ariana Odermatt, accordian & harpsichord.

    Wednesday 7 March 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Uniquely Baroque. Anton Wurzer & Ariana Odermatt, accordian & harpsichord. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Wednesday 14 March 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Barbara Jane Gilby et al. Brahms clarinet quintet.

    Wednesday 14 March 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Barbara Jane Gilby et al. Brahms clarinet quintet. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Wednesday 21 March 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Matt Withers & Callum Henshaw, guitar duo.

    Wednesday 21 March 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Matt Withers & Callum Henshaw, guitar duo. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • +Wednesday 28 March 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Tom Azoury & Anthony Smith, clarinet & piano.

    Wednesday 28 March 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Tom Azoury & Anthony Smith, clarinet & piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Wednesday 4 April 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Louise Keast (soprano) et al. Opera Extravaganza.

    Wednesday 4 April 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Louise Keast (soprano) et al. Opera Extravaganza. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • *Sunday 8 April 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 2: SONGS OF SOLITUDE Susannah Lawergren (soprano) & Benjamin Burton (piano).

    *Sunday 8 April 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 2: SONGS OF SOLITUDE Susannah Lawergren (soprano) & Benjamin Burton (piano). Exploring three facets of being alone – the beauty of solitude, the harshness of rejection and the wild freedom of being the outsider, beholden to no-one. Built around certain classic songs like Barber's The Desire for Hermitage and The Monk and his Cat, Grieg’s Solveig’s Song and Schubert's Der Leiermann, the concert will also focus on lesser known jewels of song, including some Swedish songs from Susannah's heritage and a carefree jazz standard or two at the end! 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 11 April 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Roland Peelman, piano.

    Wednesday 11 April 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Roland Peelman, piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Wednesday 18 April 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Marie Cull piano Studio.

    Wednesday 18 April 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Marie Cull piano Studio. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Wednesday 25 April 12.40pm Anzac Day Please note: No “Wednesday Lunchtime Live” Concert today due to public holiday.

    Wednesday 25 April 12.40pm Anzac Day Please note: No “Wednesday Lunchtime Live” Concert today due to public holiday.  

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

    Wednesday 2 May 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Robert Schmidli, piano.Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • Wednesday 9 May 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Stuart Long, piano.

    Wednesday 9 May 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Live”. Stuart Long, piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

  • *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 Live”. Barbara-Jane Gilby's students, violin.

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

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

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

  • *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 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 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.