Music Event Calendar
Music Event Calendar
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Wesley Music Centre

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Wesley Music Foundation

Wednesday 26 September 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Gospel Folk Choir. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

*Friday 28 September 7pm “Argentina Magica” - Ginastera & Piazzolla Concert. Marcela Fiorillo (piano),performing works by Alberto Ginastera & Astor Piazzolla. This special recital tries to enlighten part of the history and content of Argentine Music, through the two main aesthetic trends with particular languages & compositional techniques involved in the production of both great composers. They reflected the musical landscape of Argentina as a whole, from the genius of Alberto Ginastera transforming into academic language folk elements coming from the immensity of Las Pampas and upholding the gaucho figure, to revolutionary New Tango by Astor Piazzolla, capturing the Music of Buenos Aires & the atmosphere of its sound landscape. Tickets are available online: or at the door. *A: $35; C: $30, f/t student: $25; child U/12 free. *Friends of Wesley Music discount applies. Enquiries: 0450960897

Wednesday 3 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Marie Cull piano Studio. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

*Sunday 7 October 3pm Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir. Conducted by Roland Peelman, the Luminescence Chamber Singers & the Consort of Melbourne join forces to present Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir, interspersed with newly commissioned works exploring diverse perspectives on religion and spirituality from composers Elliot Gyger, Kim Cunio, Anastasia Pahos & Brad Gill. Tickets: *A$40; *C$30; f/t student $20; child U/12 $10. Wesley Uniting Church.

Wednesday 10 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Mozart Trio with Viola & Clarinet. Hilda Visser-Scott piano.Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

*Saturday 13 October 7.30pm: FOUR HANDS, ONE PIANO.  Get ready for a sumptuous feast of French piano music with the suave Swiss-Croatian piano superstar Ivan Horvatic, and Andrew Rumsey as they prepare a banquet of Parisian aural delights. Fresh from their international concert series in Switzerland, they are bringing their highly-acclaimed program to Australia. Performing FOUR HANDS, ONE PIANO, this is a night not to be missed! Between them they have performed in Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Israel, China, Canada, Switzerland, Croatia, Spain and the USA...and now they are coming to Canberra! Program includes works by Poulenc, Dukas, Ravel, Saint-Saens and more!  For online tickets: A $32; C $25; f/t student $15 U/12 free; FoWM $25

*Saturday 13 October 3pm Gillier and the court of Louis XIV. In a world premiere, Sarahlouise Owens (soprano) & Ariana Odermatt (harpsichord) will be performing excerpts from Jean-Claude Gillier’s Livre d’airs et de simphonies mélez de quelques fragmens d’opéra (1697)  following the recent release of the publication by Kathleen Gerrard.  This is an exciting opportunity to hear never before performed works.  Tickets. *A $30; C $25; f/t student $10; child U/12 free or at the door. *FoWM discount applies to this ticket price.

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 or at the door 30 minutes before the concert. *A $35; *C $25 *FoWM discount applies.

Wednesday 17 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Orlie Beer & Lucus Allerton. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Friday 19 October 7.30pm, España El Vito - The Spirit of Spain Piano and Guitar Recital featuring internationally acclaimed pianist and Young Steinway Artist Nicholas Young and renowned 10 String Guitarist Matthew Fagan.  In a world first, the duo infuse the exhilarating traditional flamenco elements of Spanish Guitar into virtuosic classical piano masterpieces of composers Isaac Albeniz, Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Rodrigo in stunning new arrangements.  Tickets PRE SALES A: $35, C: $30, F/T student: $15, Child under 12 free. DOOR SALES: Extra $5 per ticket.  SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY  Bookings:- online:, phone:(after 25th Sep) Phone: 0438 881 985 Credit/Cheque/Direct Transfer or at the door. Enquiries:

*Saturday 20 October 7.30 pm "Schumann - Poet of the Piano". Daniel Herscovitch performs works by Robert Schumann: Fantasy Pieces Op.12; Four Fugues Op.72 & Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor Op.11. The title "Poet of the Piano", often assigned to Chopin, is arguably even more apt for his almost exact contemporary Robert Schumann, who even called one of his pieces "The Poet Speaks".  This recital unites the three main strands of his output.Tickets at  or at the door. *A $30; C $20; f/t student $10; child U/12 free. *FoWM discount applies to this ticket price. Enquiries:

*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.

Wednesday 24 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Studio of Natalia Tkachenko, piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Sunday 28 October 6pm Grevillea Quartet presents Beethoven & Mendelssohn. The newly established Grevillea Quartet gives their debut concert at Wesley Music Centre performing two monumental works in the history of Classical music: String Quartet No.1 Op. 18 in F Major by Beethoven (1801) and String Quartet No.6 Op.80 in F minor by Mendelssohn (1847). A $30; C $15; f/t student $15, child U/12 free. FoWM discount applies. Tickets available at or at the door.

Wednesday 31 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Chloe Lankshear & AJ America, voice (solos & duets) & piano accompaniment. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Wednesday 7 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Robert Harris & pianist. Viola & piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

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 or at the door 30 minutes before the concert *A $35; *C $25 *FoWM discount applies.

Wednesday 14 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Stuart Long, piano. “British Piano Favourites”: Accomplished Canberra pianist Stuart Long presents a wonderful collection of British piano works including John Ireland’s elegiac Holy Boy, Cyril Scott’s sultry Lotus Land & Peter Maxwell Davies’ haunting Farewell to Stromness - and many more! Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation. 

Saturday 17 November 4.30pm “Marcela Fiorillo Studio Recital”. Performers are: Ivan Wang, Emily Wang, Joshua Li, Kevin Li, Emily Wenck, Crony Zhou, Aaron Choy, Ingrid Stening, Matthew Crafter, Janelle Chia, Johanna Chia, Emily Bian, Felix Bian, Duong Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Lily Nguyen, Anastasia Wang, Nicholas Wang, Nicole Wang, Brigid Cummins, Christine Thompson, performing Bach, Mozart, Diabelli, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Kabalevsky, Bartok, & others. Free Entry.

Wednesday 21 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Robert Schmidli, piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation

*Sunday 25 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.

Wednesday 28 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Rhythm Syndicate. Choir: Christmas concert with jazz items. Entry  $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Wednesday 5 December 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Wesley Music Scholars. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments).Or donation.

Friday 14 December 7pm “Red Live Breath” Concert. The Australian Voices performing Red Live Breath by composer Cathy Milliken, & various Australian choral works. Tickets are available online via*A $29; *C $20;child U/16 $5. *FoWM discount applies. Optional workshop at 5.30pm, free with each ticket purchase. Enquiries:

Saturday 15 December 3pm Haydn & J.S. Bach - CANBERRA SINFONIA. An exciting new baroque orchestra under the direction of Leonard Weiss, supported by the Wesley Music Foundation &Patron Louise Page OAM. Program: Handel Organ Concertos Op 7, No 1 in Bb Major & No 4 in D minor; JS Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066. With special guest performer Calvin Bowman (organ). Tickets:  A$20; C & f/t student $15. Wesley Uniting Church