Music Event Calendar

Wesley Music Centre

22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

*Saturday 16th November 7.30pm España El Vito - The Spirit of Spain & Tango. Piano and Guitar Recital featuring internationally acclaimed pianist and Young Steinway Artist Nicholas Young and renowned 10 String Guitarist Matthew Fagan.  In a new program combining musical passion and virtuosity, the duo perform Spanish classical to Flamenco, Tango, Latin, Jazz and more infusing flamenco Spanish Guitar with the classical, virtuoso pianism, and transforming masterpieces by Albeniz, de Falla, Granados, Piazzolla, Corea and more into stunning new arrangements. TICKETS PRE SALES:  A: $35, C (pen/sen/Friends of ArtSound FM, *Friends of Wesley Music and Musica Viva subscribers: $30, f/t student: $15, child U/12 free. Online: by Phone: 0438 881 985 Credit/Cheque/Direct Transfer. DOOR SALES: Extra $5 per ticket (Subject to availability). 

*Sunday 17 November 3pm Double Trouble: The Sydney Consort. The pleasant two viola d’amore instruments filled with a mesmerising sound will challenge another 2 violins duo and collaborating together with the viola da gamba, theorbo and harpsichord in music intentionally composed for these great instruments. The mix of baroque compositions from different European countries will display their elegance and competitiveness’ in their chamber display. THE SYDNEY CONSORT: Stephen FREEMAN viola’damore & baroque violin; Stan W KORNEL viola d’amore & baroque violin; Shaun NG viola da gamba & theorbo; Monika KORNEL harpsichord. Tickets: *A$35; *C $25  *FoWM discount applies to these prices.

Tuesday 19 November 6.30pm “Singing as Meditation” Workshop. Explore and experience the integral connection of meditation and singing, as twin pathways to self-discovery and inner peace. Presented by Scottish tenor Adarsha Kelly singing the songs of Sri Chinmoy and leading progressive exercises in singing as meditation. Admission free. Enquiries, ph: 0404 071 327

Wednesday 20 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Russian Passion - accomplished Canberra pianist Stuart Long presents a wonderful collection of tender, lyrical, passionate and fiery pieces by master composers Prokofiev and Scriabin  Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Thursday 21 November 5.30pm Concert presented by students of the ACT Organ School. Come and support these dynamic young players as they perform works prepared under the expert guidance of their teacher Christopher Wrench. Admission free; duration approximately 1 hour.  Bookings not required.  Enquiries: 6232 7248. Venue: Wesley Uniting Church.

Saturday 22 November 7.30pm Concert #1 “Beyond”: Celebrate composer Michael Dooley’s 60th Birthday in a 2- Evening musical feast. Program includes “the Land that is very Far Off”; ”7 Prayers of the Saviour”;& “Perpetua”. Tickets for “Beyond” . Special 2 for 1 deal: or at the door.

Saturday 23 November 11.15 am “MARCELA FIORILLO STUDIO RECITAL” Students Performing are Justin Chan, Tam Chu, Ivan Wang, Aoni Chen, Emily Wang, Joshua Li, Kevin Li, Janelle Chia, Johanna Chia, Ingrid Stening, Felix Bian, Iris Bian, Lily Nguyen, Michael Anthrak, Duong Nguyen, Brigid Cummins, Christine Thompson, Matthew Crafter, Performing Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Heller, Skryabin, Brahms, Prokofiev, Kabalevsky & Guastavino. FREE ENTRANCE. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday 23 November 7.30pm Concert #2 “Inspirations” Celebrate composer Michael Dooley’s 60th Birthday in a 2- Evening musical feast. Concert featuring the Rhythm Syndicate jazz Choir and vocalist Rachel Thorne with the In2Deep Jazz band. Tickets for “Inspirations”: Special 2 for 1 deal: or at the door.

Saturday 23 November 4.30pm “The Songs of Sri Chinmoy” solo recital, presented by Scottish tenor, Adarsha Kelly. Adarsha Kelly has been singing and performing Sri Chinmoy’s meditative songs both solo and with various ensembles for over 35 years. A golden voice; a sublime experience. Enquiries ph: 0404 071 327

*Sunday 24 November 3pm ArtSong Season of Song Concert 7: Journey’s End. Christina Wilson (mezzo-soprano) and Alan Hicks (piano). Is it a place, a time, or in lovers’ meeting? Perhaps it’s just another beginning… An end-of-year program exploring aspects of our human experience and destiny in Robert Schumann’s Liederkreis Op.39, Claude Debussy’s Chansons de Bilitis, Peter Sculthorpe’s lyrical Shakespeare Songs and Enrico Granados’ La Maja Dolorosa. This husband and wife duo has presented many recitals for Art Song Canberra and also for the Lieder Society of Victoria, the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, the AIM concert series at the Art Gallery of NSW and by invitation at the 2013 International Conference of Voice Teachers at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. In 2016 they recorded for ABC Classics songs of FS Kelly A Race Against Time. Admission to the concerts includes a complimentary program & 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.

Monday 25 November 1pm “Solo piano recital” by Lucy Gao featuring repertoire for LMusA, including Prelude Chorale & Fugue (C Franck), Prelude Fugue 848 (J S Bach), Ballade no.1 (F Chopin), Jeux D’eau (M Ravel) & Danzas Argentinas no.3 (A Ginastera). Public welcome. Free entry.

Wednesday 27 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Springtide. Jackie Luke (hammered dulcimer, bouzouki, vocals), Greg Wilson (celtic harp, accordion), & Rita Woolhouse (cello). Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Sunday 1 December 2.30pm. “Chamber Music Festival” Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful chamber music performed by young pianists from ACT Suzuki Piano, accompanied by members from Limestone Consort. Discount tickets available online or at door A$30; C$10. Enquiries: Sophie Chalk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday 4 December 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Wesley Music Scholars. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

*Wednesday 4 December 7pm “The Apotheosis of Corelli”: Concert 3. Arcangelo Corelli, one of the most revered composers of the baroque era was described by Gasparini in 1708 as “our contemporary Orpheus”. His influence was unparalleled well into the 18th century, and his imitators were many. Here Latitude 37 with superb guest artist Lucinda Moon (baroque violin) present three of Corelli’s seminal trio sonatas alongside later works by Bach, Couperin and Veracini inspired by the great master. Artists: Julia Fredersdorff (baroque violin); Lucinda Moon (baroque violin); Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba); Donald Nicolson (harpsichord). Tickets *A$39; C$29; child U12 free. *FoWM discount applies.

*Friday 13 December 7pm “Muse” Concert. Recorder virtuoso Alicia Crossley joins the acclaimed Acacia String Quartet to present Muse. Described as a “beguiling concert full of whimsy and musical story-telling” (Limelight Magazine), Muse features Australian compositions for recorder and string quartet inspired by poetry, mythology, historic tunes and storybook character by Lyle Chan, Anne Boyd, Chis Williams, Stephen Yates, Jessica Wells & Sally Whitwell. Tickets online at  or at the door. A$45; C $40; Child U/12 $20. *A$45; *C $40; Child U/12 $20.*FoWM discount applies to these prices. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.