Music Event Calendar

Wesley Music Centre

22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

Thursday 19th September 7pm Phoenix Collective present ‘Freedom & Equality’ – Phoenix Quartet. Dan Russell & Yuhki Mayne (violins), Ella Brinch (viola) & Andy Wilson (cello). Phoenix members draw from the ranks of international orchestras such as Opera Australia, Canberra Symphony, Sydney Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Kammerphilharmonie Koln, Boston Symphony and Academy of St Martins in the Fields. Performing string quartets by Jennifer Higdon, Doreen Carwithen, Hayd`n & Tchaikovsky. A$35; C$28; child $15. $86 Family (2+2).Tickets online or at the door: PCMUSIC.NET or 0402 544 016

*Sunday 22 September 3pm ArtSong Season of Song Concert 6: L’Heure Exquise.. José Carbó (baritone), Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi (guitars). The Trio’s debut recital L’Heure Exquise (The Exquisite Hour) is named after Reynaldo Hahn’s masterpiece. It features music by Schubert, Fauré, Debussy, Verdi and more, re-imagined by the trio for the colourful and original musical setting of voice and two guitars. 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. www.artsongcanberra.org


Wednesday 25 September 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Our previously advertised concert with the RMC woodwinds has been cancelled. In its stead we are very happy to announce that Linus Lee, Wesley Music Scholar will be performing an Organ Recital, Details to follow! Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Saturday 28 September 3pm Vivaldi Four Seasons Canberra Sinfonia with soloist Harry Ward. -*A $35; *C$30; f/time student $20 *FoWM discount applies to these prices. More information at canberrasinfonia.com. Wesley Uniting Church

Sunday 29 September 3pm 'Transfiguration' Canberra Strings performing Arnold Schoenberg’s sextet ‘Transfigured Night’ and Richard Strauss’ rarely-heard septet version of ‘Metamorphosen’. A$30; C $25; F/t student $15; Child U12 free.  Tickets at www.trybooking.com/BEPKH  & at the door.  Wesley Uniting Church

Sunday 29 September 3pm 'Transfiguration' Canberra Strings performing Arnold Schoenberg’s sextet ‘Transfigured Night’ and Richard Strauss’ rarely-heard septet version of ‘Metamorphosen’. A$30; C $25; F/t student $15; Child U12 free.  Tickets at www.trybooking.com/BEPKH  & at the door.  Wesley Uniting Church

Wednesday 2 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Marie Cull piano studio. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Sunday 6 October 2pm "Schubert's Winterreise". Susannah Lawergren (soprano) & guest pianist Vatche Jambazian perform together one of the greatest song cycles of all. This new intimate mini-series, Song Co Solo, gives you the chance to hear individual singers from The Song Company as soloists. For each concert, one or two of them will curate a programme of their favourite art songs or chamber music, guiding you through their own personal vocal journey, and partnering with some world-class guest artists. A$50; C$40; f/t student $30; child U/12 $20.

Wednesday 9 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Lucy Carrigy-Ryan & visiting Argentinan colleague, viola & guitar. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Sunday 13 October 3pm “Rumsey & Friends – Afternoon Delights” Concert.  Join Andrew Rumsey and Swiss-Croatian piano superstar, Ivan Horvatic, for an afternoon of piano solo and piano duo music from around the world.  Hear some classical gems by composers such as Ravel, Grieg, Liszt, Bach-Busoni and Saint-Saens.  The program also includes works by esteemed Australian composers Grant Foster, Michael Dooley and Jim Coyle.  Tickets: A$30; C$25; F/T student $15; Child U/12 $free. Online tickets available:  http://andrewrumseypiano.com/events/

Wednesday 16 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Robert Schmidli, piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Wednesday 23 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. 1919 - a Musical Centenary: Robert Harris, visiting Guest Principal Viola of the Canberra Symphony, together with Mia Huang, Canberra pianist and Wesley Music Scholar, will perform a program of music by composers whose lives changed direction significantly around the year 1919 -- a year of peace treaties after the Great War and the Russian Revolution. Music by Ernest Bloch, Rebecca Clarke, Paul Hindemith, Sergei Rachmaninov and Igor Stravinsky, together with selections from two great works premiered in 1919 - Manuel de Falla's ballet The Three-Cornered Hat and Sergei Prokoviev's opera The Love for Three Oranges. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Saturday 26 October 7pm Kristian Winther (violin) returns to Canberra with a program that blends the bleak theatrical intensity of Schnittke’s Second Violin Sonata with the lyricism of Mozart and Fauré. Edward Neeman (piano) is his collaborative partner. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tickets: A$30; C$25; f/time student $10; child U/12 $free at www.trybooking.com/BDUUM   and at the door.

Wednesday 30 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Mia Huang piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Wednesday 6 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Orlie Beer & Lucus Allerton, contralto & piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Wednesday 13 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Katherine Day piano (possibly duet). Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

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, Correa and more into stunning new arrangements. TICKETS PRE SALES:  A: $35, C: $30, f/t student: $15, child U/12 free. Online: tangocanberra.eventbrite.com by Phone: 0438 881 985 Credit/Cheque/Direct Transfer. DOOR SALES: Extra $5 per ticket (Subject to availability).  Enquiries:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*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 www.trybooking.com/BALIG  *FoWM discount applies to these prices.

Wednesday 20 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Stuart Long piano. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

*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. www.artsongcanberra.org

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 www.trybooking.com/BABPD 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). www.trybooking.com/BADOO 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 www.trybooking.com/BDYUV  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.