Music Event Calendar

Wesley Music Centre

22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

Sunday 1 November 3pm Canberra Strings perform Brahms’ glorious String Sextet no 2. Written in 1864-65 in the midst of Brahms’ infatuation with Agathe von Siebold, the work is both tender and energetic, showing characteristic melodic inventiveness.  Tickets $30; C$25; F/t student $15; child u12 free at BOOK HERE Wesley Uniting Church.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 4 November 12.40pm.ExileChopin in Parispianist Mark Jurkiewicz in another of his exciting performances of the music of Chopin. The program features the Four Mazurkas Op. 24, Ballade No. 1 in G minor Op. 23, Barcarolle in F sharp Op. 60 and the Grande Valse in A flat Major, Op. 42. Although Chopin wrote these compositions after he had left Poland permanently to reside in Paris, his Polish spirit was never diminished. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK at: BOOK HERE or ph 6232 7248.

Friday 6 November 1.30pm “Flute Recital” Lisa Agnew (flute), Anthony Smith (piano), performing Concerto No. 1 in G WA Mozart and Variation uber das Lied “Trokne Blumen” F Schubert. Tickets $10 at BOOK HERE

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 11 November 12.40pm. “Beethoven and Friends” (in celebration of his 250th birthday). Miriam Rose (soprano), Jacqueline Finlay (cello) & Hilda Visser-Scott (piano) in a program featuring Beethoven’s Variations on the theme Bei männern welche liebe fühlen from Mozart’s The Magic Flute for cello and piano, two arias from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and Cosi Fan Tutti, and Massanet’s Elegy for cell, voice and piano. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK at: BOOK HERE or ph 6232 7248.

Tuesday 17 November 1.30pm “ANAM Recital” : Flautist Lily Bryant from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and pianist Anthony Smith present a journey through the stylistic influences, evolution and legacy of composer and Holocaust victim Erwin Schulhoff. Featuring works by Dvorák, Debussy, Schulhoff and Smit. Free but must book a ticket at: BOOK HERE

Tuesday 17 November 3.30pm “ANAM Recital: Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) violinist Mia Stanton, with associate artists Margaret Legge-Wilkinson & Edward Neeman (piano), present a selection of evocative new works and old favourites. From cheery Mozart and brave Scottish melodies, to storm Chausson and the premier of a new work by Canberra-based composer Margaret Legge-Wilkinson.   Free but must book a ticket at: BOOK HERE

*Sunday 22 November 3pm  By Royal Favour” Sarahlouise Owens (soprano) and Natalia Tkachenko (piano).Throughout history royalty has consistently and generously patronised music and enjoying and commissioning  great amounts of repertoire. Not only were royals appreciative audience members but they also sometimes composed music and prose themselves. Concentrating on the Victorian and Romanov courts, Sarahlouise and Natalia present various favourites of Royals of the 19th century.  BOOK HERE Admission including program:  *A $35; *C $30;*FoWM; ArtSong Canberra members $25; f/t student $15.  Enq. 0434 813 354