Music Event Calendar

Wesley Music Centre

22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

 “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 4 August 12.40-1.20pm. RMC Brass – ‘Contradictions’ - the Royal Military College Band Brass Group, showcasing a variety of ensembles performing works by Wagner, Curnow, Terracini and more. A special feature of this performance is an exciting work by Australian composer Paul Terracini titled Gegensatze.  BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

Saturday 7 August 6pm and Sunday 8 August 3pm “Whiskered Dreams” The Woden Valley Youth Choir presents its 52nd annual concert. BOOK HERE      A$30/C$25; family of 4 $90. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 11 August 12.40-1.20pm. Contrasts – Poetry, Drama and Reflection. Three outstanding young students from the studio of Elena Nikulina performing inspirational piano works featuring music by Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Grieg and Sibelius. The performers range in age from 11 to 16 years old and have been studying with Elena from an early age. All are winners in local competitions and the Australian National Eisteddfod. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 11 August 12.40-1.20pm. Contrasts – Poetry, Drama and Reflection. Three outstanding young students from the studio of Elena Nikulina performing inspirational piano works featuring music by Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Grieg and Sibelius. The performers range in age from 11 to 16 years old and have been studying with Elena from an early age. All are winners in local competitions and the Australian National Eisteddfod. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

Saturday 14 August: 2pm & 3.30pm "The Priest, the Intellect, the Eccentric & the Pirate" Phoenix Collective Baroque, Vivaldi | Bach | Biber | Pandolfi. This special, one-off performance is for Canberra audiences only. Phoenix Collective’s Baroque concerts are diverse and unique. Works by master composers such as J.S Bach and Vivaldi but also featuring fascinatingly ‘out-there and unknown’ composers like Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber and Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli. “Pandolfi was on the run, having killed a famous castrati in a duel over an argument. It’s also said that most of his music has been lost forever.” Program: Vivaldi Op.2 No.1; J.S Bach BWV 1019 in G Major; Biber Sonata in F Major; Pandolfi Mealli, La Stella-Violin, Harpsichord & Basso Continuo. Tickets: pcmusic.net

*Sunday 11 July postponed to 15 August 2pm. Cello Masterpieces. Thomas Rann (cello), Edward Neeman (piano). The early G minor cello sonata, Op. 5, No. 2 was written by a young, virtuoso Beethoven to play with one of his accomplished cellist patrons. This recital pairs this fiery, extrovert work with the lyricism of Chopin’s Cello Sonata, Op. 65. Written for virtuoso cellist Auguste Franchomme, this work was the last to be published during Chopin’s lifetime and was the centrepiece of his last public performance. A$40/C$35 (concession, students & Friends of Wesley Music) BOOK HERE Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 18 August 12.40-1.20pm. Charles Huang in Concert. Outstanding young pianist Charles Huang presenting his fifth recital at Wesley. Charles will perform Bach's Italian Concerto, Haydn's last Piano Sonata (E-flat Major), Études by Chopin and the picturesque Jardins sous la Pluie by Debussy. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

Sunday 22 August 4.30pm “Marcela Fiorillo Studio – Piano Recital”.  Performers: Justin Chan, Sanara Hannedege, Kevin Li, Tarinya Hannedege, Emily Wang, Ingrid Stening, Aaron Choy, Ziqi Gu, Christine Thompson, Brigid Cummins, Matthew Crafter, Michael Anthrak. Works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Ginastera and others. FREE ENTRANCE  -  you need to register at Humanitix - or at the door. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 25 August 12.40-1.20pm. Rachel Mink voice. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome.  BOOK HERE    or ph. 6232 7248

Friday 27 August 6pm & 7.30pm TALES OF WAR Phoenix Collective Quartet, Concert #2. Turmoil, tension, destruction and death. Why have humans turned to war, when the outcome is so bleak? This powerful program explores sadness, greed, human nature, mother nature, fascism, freedom and the enduring human spirit. PCQ are back (from a brief maternity break for Ella) ready to deliver this epic saga. String quartets by Shostakovich, Barber (aka Adagio for Strings) and Joe Hisaishi’s Princess Mononoke (Studio Ghibli). "to the victims of fascism and the war" - Dimitri Shostakovich. “They brought this music alive through a dynamic performance...The audience loved it and it showed the individual talents of the group.” -  R. Kennedy, City News BOOK HERE

Sunday 29 August 3pm – Robert Schmidli in concert. Tickets BOOK HERE  or at the door ($5 extra) A $30, C$25 student $15. Enquiries This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Saturday 4 September 3pm Produzioni Armoniche. French music featuring two outstanding women Antonia Bembo & Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. A concert with the ensemble Thoroughbass: Anna Fraser (soprano), Shaun Ng (viola da gamba), Tara Hashambhoy (violin), Diana Weston (harpsichord). *A $40, *C $30, f/t student $20, child U12 free. Book at: BOOK HERE *FoWM Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Sunday 5 September 3pm & 4.15pm – PERSONS OF INTEREST. Christina Wilson (mezzo-soprano) & Alan Hicks (piano). Passed down the generations are sung stories that celebrate human experience and achievement. Classical art song composers have added to this human collective memory; inspired to write of men and women, real and imaginary, from myth and legend, from history and literature, to make known and keep alive their names and fate. Come and meet some memorable characters, hear their tales and judge for yourself whether they have something to say to us in 2021. BOOK HERE Admission including program:  *A $40; *C $35; ArtSong Canberra members $30; f/t student $20. *FoWM discount. www.artsongcanberra.org   Enq. 0434 813 354

Sunday 12 September 2pm. Music for Canberra is holding its annual Concerto Competition with musicians from the Canberra Youth Orchestra competing for the opportunity to play solo at the CYO end of year performance to be held at Llewellyn Hall. A$10; C$5; F/t student: $5; Child U/12: $5 BOOK HERE

Thursday 16 September (TBC) 5.30pm ACT Organ School Student concert. Come and support these dynamic young players as they perform a program of works, prepared under the expert guidance of their teacher Christopher Wrench. Admission Free but pre-booking recommended at www.trybooking.com/BSAWH Donations welcome. Wesley Uniting Church

POSTPONED-New date 8 October 6pm*Saturday 31 July 3pm ‘Home and Hearth’: Music played at home.  A concert with the ensemble Thoroughbass featuring soprano Danielle Grant, with violinist Tara Hashambhoy and pianist Diana Weston. Schubert lieder, Haydn and Pleyel. BOOK HERE  *A $40, *C $30, f/t student $20, child U12 free. *FoWM discount applies. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday 17 October 3pm “Cembali” Concert. Limestone Consort performing Bach’s Concerto for two harpsichords BWV 1061 with soloists Ariana Odermatt & James Porteous, along with other works. The concert will be performed on baroque instruments at A415. BOOK HERE   A $30; C $25; f/t student $15; child U12 $5. Enquires: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Saturday 27 November 4.30pm “Marcela Fiorillo Studio – Piano Recital” Performers: Justin Chan, Sanara Hannedege, Kevin Li, Tarinya Hannedege, Emily Wang, Ingrid Stening, Aaron Choy, Ziqi Gu, Christine Thompson, Brigid Cummins, Matthew Crafter, Michael Anthrak . Works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Ginastera and others. FREE ENTRANCE- you need to register at Humanitix - or at the door. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.