Music Event Calendar

Wesley Music Centre

22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

CANCELLED*Sunday 16 August 2020 at 3pm (sess. 1) and 4.15pm (sess. 2). SONGS AROUND THE PIANO Susannah Lawergren (soprano) & Maciej Pawela (piano). Composers partner the voice with so many different combinations of instruments (shakuhachi, harp, percussion, didgeridoo...). The fascinating colours they can create together beg the question, why stick to piano and voice? In one of the first concerts after months of uncertainty and quiet music at home, join Susannah and Maciej for an emotional and much-needed concert filled with the most passionate, most light-hearted and most worldly pieces, delving down into the magic of voice and piano alone with songs by Turina, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Bizet, Miriam Hyde and new songs by Elena Kats-Chernin.  Admission, includes program:  *A $35; *C $30.  Art Song Canberra Members $25; f/t student $15.*FoWM $5 discount. Book early to avoid disappointment! at www.trybooking.com/BKHCB Limited seating. Covid-19 restrictions and safety measures in place www.artsongcanberra.org Enquiries: Oliver Raymond This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 6286 7373.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 19 August 12.40pm. “Reflections – for Solo Violin” Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Kingsland Resident Artist, violinist Lucy Macourt. Her program, thoughtfully crafted for our times, consists of music by composers reflecting on their circumstances – from the COVID-19 lockdown, to the death of a loved one, a frenzied practice session and a miraculous recovery. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at www.trybooking.com/BKSPY   or by phone 6232 7248. Limited seating. Covid-19 restrictions and safety measures in place.

*Sunday 23 August 3pm Australian Song – Featuring modern and neglected composers. Sarahlouise Owens soprano & Phillipa Candy piano Performing a newly commissioned song cycle by Michael Dooley. First known performances of works by Linda Phillipa, Phyllis Batchelor & songs by Horace Keats. Tickets: *A $35; *C $30; f/time student $15 www.trybooking.com/BJAWF  or at the door. *FoWM $5 discount on these prices.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. 26 August 12.40pm “Dances through the Centuries” Young Canberra pianist Charles Huang presents an illustration of the evolution of keyboard dance music through the past three centuries. His program features Bach’s great Partita No. 2, Haydn’s Sonata Hob.XVI:23 with the beautiful Siciliano, and the elegant yet impassioned Courtly Dance by Australia’s own John Carmichael. Also included for the audience’s delight will be some of Chopin’s best-loved lyrical masterpieces. Booking link to come. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at https://www.trybooking.com/BKSQQ or by phone 6232 7248. Limited seating. Covid-19 restrictions and safety measures in place.

Friday 28 August –12.30 – 1.15pm. RSCM Australia (ACT Branch) presents organist Mary Anne Neilson playing works by Sigfrid Karg-Elert, JS Bach, Julius Reubke, and Louis Vierne. Wesley Uniting Church.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 2 September 12.40pm Canberra Grammar School HSC Recital. Outstanding HSC music students from Canberra Grammar School. The varied program includes solo performances on violin, voice, clarinet, flute, guitar & xylophone. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. https://www.trybooking.com/BKYQV or by phone 6232 7248. Limited seating. Covid-19 restrictions and safety measures in place.

CANCELLED Saturday 5 September 2pm. MASTERCLASS FOR PERFORMERS OF ART SONG - Dan Walker will give a masterclass for singers and accompanists.  Audience will be very welcome.  More details will be announced nearer the date.  The masterclass is kindly and generously sponsored by the Wesley Music Foundation.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 9 September 12.40pm. Sarahlouise Owens & piano. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at https://www.trybooking.com/BKYRU or by phone 6232 7248. Limited seating. Covid-19 restrictions and safety measures in place.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 16 September 12.40pm. “Monsieur Claude”: Accomplished Canberra pianist Stuart Long performs wonderful works for solo piano by the great French composer Claude Debussy, including favourites The Submerged Cathedral, Reverie & Clair de Lune. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. PRE-BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at https://www.trybooking.com/BKYXQ   or by phone 6232 7248. Limited seating. Covid-19 restrictions and safety measures in place.

*Sunday 20 September 3pm (session 1) or 4.15pm (session 2) Art Song Concert. PERSONS OF INTEREST Christina Wilson (mezzo-soprano) & Alan Hicks (piano). Passed down the generations are sung stories that celebrate human experience and achievement - continuing still as part of our society's collective memory. Classical art song composers have added to this human musical history; 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 2020. Admission, includes program:  *A $35; *C $30.  Art Song Canberra Members $25; f/t student $15.*FoWM $5 discount. Book early to avoid disappointment! at www.trybooking.com/???? Limited seating. Covid-19 restrictions and safety measures in place www.artsongcanberra.org Enquiries: Oliver Raymond This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 6286 7373.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 23 September 12.40pm. Natalia Tkachenko piano Studio. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at www.trybooking.com/BKYYD or by phone 6232 7248. Limited seating. Covid-19 restrictions and safety measures in place.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 30 September 12.40pm. Marie Cull piano Studio. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL at https://www.trybooking.com/BKZIP   or by phone 6232 7248. Limited seating. Covid-19 restrictions and safety measures in place.

*Saturday 17 October 3pm Art Song Concert. ERWARTUNG (EXPECTATION) Markus Matheis (baritone) & Rhodri Clarke (piano) present a concert which chronicles the evolution of the art of the German Lied from the late 19th century High Romantic to the early 20th century. Their cycle of songs by Brahms, Schreker, Pfitzner and Schoenberg travels from the well-known to the little-known and highlights the dismantling and rearranging of established sounds and structures. Admission to the concerts includes a complimentary program & light refreshments:  A $35; Sen, pnsr, Friends of ArtSound FM, *Friends of Wesley Music, members of ACTKA and Musica Viva subscribers $30; Art Song Canberra members $25; f/t student $15.  www.artsongcanberra.org

Friday 23 October 7pm – Close Up: Roberta Diamond  Principal Artist, soprano Roberta Diamond is joined by Guest Artist, harpist Hannah Lane for voyages in music from the Iberian peninsula. Traditional melodies in Spanish and Ladino from the Sephardic diaspora are intertwined with theatre music from the Spanish Golden Age along with popular compositions that travelled to the other end of the continent. Tickets available at whttps://the.song.company/esperar-sentir-morir/

*Sunday 22 November 3pm, ARTSONG SERENDIPITY. Claire Munting (mezzo-soprano) & Simon Kenway (piano). Serendipity – unplanned, fortunate discovery. This recital will take you on a journey of discoveries of familiar and lesser known jewels by composers such as Brahms, Fauré and Strauss. You will hear the story behind the composition and the poem and get an insight of the composer’s life at the time the song was written. Admission to the concerts includes a complimentary program & light refreshments:  A $35; Sen, pnsr, Friends of ArtSound FM, *Friends of Wesley Music, members of ACTKA and Musica Viva subscribers $30; Art Song Canberra members $25; f/t student $15.  www.artsongcanberra.org