Music Event Calendar

Wesley Music Centre

22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 14 April 12.40-1.20pm. Chamber Music for Soprano, Clarinet & Piano - a concert of chamber music for soprano, clarinet and piano with compositions by Louis Spohr, Franz Schubert and others performed by Miriam Rose, soprano, Peter Scott, clarinet & Hilda Visser-Scott, piano. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE  or ph. 6232 7248

Sunday 18 April 3pm Canberra Strings present Schubert’s String Quartet no 14 ‘Death and the Maiden’. Written in 1824 after a period of serious illness, Death and the Maiden is built around Schubert’s lied of the same name. It has long been interpreted as an evocative depiction Schubert’s struggle with his own mortality; from the poignant, ghostly variations in the second movement to the terrifying dance of death at the end. Canberra Strings is a group of some of the region’s leading professional musicians, dedicated to the performance of string chamber music. Directed by former TSO concertmaster Barbara Jane Gilby, the group has received two Critics Circle awards for performances in and around Canberra :   A$30;  C$25; F/t student  $15; Child U/ 12 free. BOOK HERE

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 21 April 12.40-1.20pm. The fabulous duo, Unique Baroque – Anton Wurzer on akkordeon & Ariana Odermatt on the harpsichord. This concert will feature the JS Bach Gamba in G Major BWV 1027, a first performance combining akkordeon and harpsichord, and arrangements of Antonio Vivaldi’s Violin Sonatas RV 756 and RV 757. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

Friday 23 April 6.30pm. A Great Australian Romantic - from Sydney to the Somme - A musical tribute to Frederick Septimus Kelly on the eve of ANZAC Day. Christopher Latham (violin) & David Wickham (piano), give the first performance since Kelly's death in 1916 of his D minor Violin Sonata. To round out the portrait of this remarkable musician, rower and soldier, hear the Somme Lament and newly-discovered piano music. Tickets are available online BOOK HERE  A $35; C $30; f/t student $20. More information from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 28 April 12.40-1.20pm. Celebrating the Canberra Austrian Choir’s very special 40 year contribution to our cultural life as they draw from their unique Austrian heritage. Come prepared for a variety of beautiful music and songs that you will love and recognise! Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 5 May 12.40-1.20pm.Over the hills and far away”. Helen Brown, soprano & David Wickham, piano, in a program of glittering, highly-coloured folk songs by Manuel de Falla and Joseph Canteloube, plus recently rediscovered songs by Australian Frederick Septimus Kelly, virtuoso pianist, Olympic rower and decorated soldier. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

FRIDAY 7 May 12.40-1.30pm. “Lunchtime Concert”. Christopher Taylor, piano. A student of Elena Nikulina, Christopher will be performing the following pieces as part of his LMusA program in preparation for his exam: Prelude and Fugue in G Minor – JS Bach; Sonata in E Flat Major No 62, Hob XV1/52 – Haydn; Fantasie in F minor, Op 49 – Chopin; Valley of Rocks – Miriam Hyde. Entry $10. BOOK HERE   or ph. 6232 7248

*Saturday 8 May 2pm & 6pm 'Le Nozze di Figaro’. National Opera provides opportunities for Australian professional and developing artists in Canberra. Join us for the first of our Pocket Opera series, 'Le Nozze di Figaro’, a series where local artists will perform highlights from an opera in a one hour performance. Featuring some of Canberra’s best classical singers, with a special guest appearance from Sydney-based professional opera singer, Tristan Entwistle as Figaro. Each concert will be followed by light refreshments with the Artists. Ticket price *$55 standard / *$44 concession / $11 for child under 12, available through www.nationalopera.org.au  Enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wesley Uniting Church.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 12 May 12.40-1.20pm. Accomplished Canberra pianist Stuart Long presents three wonderful modern works for solo piano: the atmospheric set of Five Bagatelles by famous Australian composer Carl Vine; Visions Fugitives, an early masterwork of twenty brilliant miniatures by legendary Russian composer Serge Prokofiev; and Danzas Argentinas, three brilliant and captivating dance pieces by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

 

*SATURDAY 15 May 7.30pm “Faure’s Requiem & Rutter’s Gloria” Concert. A. Smith (organ), M. Stuckings (conductor), performing Requiem, G Faure and Gloria, G Rutter. Tickets at BOOK HERE . *A $40; *C $25; f/t.student $15; child U/12 free. *FoWM discount applies. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. venue: Wesley Uniting Church.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 19 May 12.40-1.20pm. Sam Row, piano.  Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome.  BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

Sunday 23 May 3pm & 4.15pm  – FAIRY TALES FROM HOME. Susannah Lawergren (soprano) & Maciej Pawela (piano). Susannah & Maciej will perform music from the great composers of their homelands: excerpts from the great Polish composer Szymanowski's Songs of the Fairy Tale Princess for coloratura soprano, exquisite miniatures by the great Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar and a song cycle about the many characters of the ocean by major 20th century Australian composer, Miriam Hyde. To bring the concert fully home and to keep stories continuing to be told and retold, they will also perform songs from the Ngarra Burria project, the First Peoples' Composer Program. Admission including program:  *A $40; *C $35;*FoWM; ArtSong Canberra members $30; f/t student $20. www.artsongcanberra.org  Enq. 0434 813 354

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 26 May 12.40-1.20pm. Lucy Macourt, violin. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE  or ph. 6232 7248

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 2 June 12.40-1.20pm. ‘Romanticism around the Globe’ Michaella Edelstein soprano & Robert Schmidli piano: (art song from the romantic period -American/French/German). Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

Thursday 3 June 7 pm. Beethoven’s Pastoral THE AUSTRALIAN HAYDN ENSEMBLE PRESENTS BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL SYMPHONY AND MOZART’S HAFFNER SERENADE ARRANGED FOR A SEPTET WITH FLUTE, STRING QUINTET AND DOUBLE BASS. A$60; C$50;  F/time student $35. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  BOOK HERE

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 9 June 12.40-1.20pm. AJ America soprano. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248 

*Saturday 12 June  3 pm “Trendsetters” Concert presented by Thoroughbass with Shaun Ng (viola da gamba), Tara Hashambuoy (violin) & Diana Weston (harpsichord, piano). Music that transitions from baroque to classical by CPE Bach, JC Bach, CF Abel and I. Pleyel. Tickets available online at BOOK HERE or at the door *A $35, *C $30, f/t student $15, child/U/12 free. *FoWM discount applies. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Program postponed DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. Saturday 12 June 3pm ‘Big Skies’ Australia in Music. Rita Woolhouse (cello) & Diana Weston (piano) perform Tailitnama by Sculthorpe, Look at the Stars by Ann Carr-Boyd, White Cockatoo spirit dance by Ross Edwards, Cloud Studies by Diana Blom, Fratres by Arvo Part.

 

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 16 June 12.40-1.20pm. Wesley Music Scholars. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome.  BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

*Sunday 20 June 3pm Romanticism around the Globe. Michaella Edelstein (soprano) & Robert Schmidli (piano) will present an afternoon of music by Beach, Schubert, Strauss, Debussy and others from the Romantic era.  Tickets at: BOOK HERE  Bookings essential. *A $40; *C $35; f/t student $20; *FoWM members discount applies: $35, child U12 free.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 23 June 12.40-1.20pm. Canberra Girls’ Grammar School.  Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome.  BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 30 June 12.40-1.20pm. Jinbo piano studio. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

Thursday 2 September 7pm THE AUSTRALIAN HAYDN ENSEMBLE PRESENTS Haydn & Bell: A Life in letters. JOHN BELL JOINS AHE FOR A NEW THEATRICAL TELLING OF THE PUBLISHED NINETEENTH CENTURY LETTERS OF STENDHAL ‘THE LIFE OF HAYDN’. A$60; C$50;    F/time student $35. Book at: BOOK HERE Enquiries:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.