Music Event Calendar

Wesley Music Centre

22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

Music Event Calendar

Wednesday 22 May 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Accomplished Canberra pianist Stuart Long presents A Varied Program: Three wonderful sets of piano variations, two masterworks by, Brahms & Mendelssohn plus a cool jazzy work by modern American composer Muczynski. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Friday 24 May 6pm-8pm; Saturday 25 May 9am-7pm & Sunday 26 May 1pm-6pm 2019 Canberra String Festival, an AUSTA ACT event presented in partnership with the Wesley Music Foundation. Members of the public are very welcome to attend the Festival.  Program payment $5/additional donations at the door is requested.  Entries and Enquiries at www.canberrastringfestival.com/

Sunday 26 May 3pm Catherine Carby with Wesley Music Scholars – The Silver Concert. Twenty-five years since becoming one of our first Wesley Music scholars in 1994, internationally acclaimed mezzo- soprano Catherine Carby returns to Wesley, joining the current group of Scholars for this recital. Music for guitar, organ, piano, trumpet, flute, oboe, violin, viola, tuba & voice. Composers include - Camille Saint-Saëns, J. S. Bach, Frederic Chopin, Handel-Halvorsen; Roland Dyens, Quantz, Moritz Moszkowski.  Tickets At the door. A $25; C $20; f/t student $10; child U12 free. Refreshments after the concert! Wesley Uniting Church.

Sunday 26 May 7.30pm “A New Day” Zoo guitar duo - a long-time favourite with Canberra audiences, Canberra Classical Guitar Society is happy to present Z.o.o. guitar duo in recital at the Wesley Music Centre, as part of their Australian tour. A specially selected programme reflects their experiences of having left Australia for Europe some 20 years ago. A story of change, innovation, triumphs and challenges, and above all: music! Two musicians (Peter Constant& Marion Schaap) with a story to tell. Attractive, colourful and varied compositions from Australia, Holland and Estonia, also featured will be the music of Ferdinand Rebay: an Austrian composer who disappeared from the history books during WW2, and whose many recently re-discovered late - Romantic guitar works are a revelation! In a nod to leading luthier and former Canberra identity Graham Caldersmith, the duo will perform on several Caldersmith ‘guitar family’ guitars, now an integral part of Peter and Marion’s extensive instrument collection. Admission A: $30, C: $25, f/t student: $15, child U/ 12 free. Family $75 Tickets at the door and online at www.trybooking.com/BBUCM

Wednesday 29 May 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. 2019 Wesley Music Scholars Mia Huang, Shane Campbell, Sam Jenkin, Linus Lee, Rohan Heffernan, Zoe Loxley Slump, Emma Warburton & Sarah Dangers perform J. S. Bach Toccata in E minor, BWV 914; Heitor Villa-Lobos Etude No. 6 and 7; Max Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op 26; 1st movt; Julian Cochran Prelude No. 1; Johann Joachim Quantz (1697 – 1773) Duetto 1 for two flutes and Flydian Galop (from Animation Suite); Arcangelo Corelli (transcribed Bernard Fitzgerald) Sonata V111 Prelude & Allemande for trumpet and piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Saturday 1 June 3pm Canberra Sinfonia Tangoes & Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante.  With Barbara Jane Gilby violin, Lucy Carrigy-Ryan viola & Leonard Weiss conductor. A$35; C$30; f/t student $20.  www.canberrasinfonia.com Wesley Uniting Church.

Sunday 2 June 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.www.song.company/winterreise

Wednesday 5 June 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Rising Stars of the ANU Open School of Music. Talented students from the ANU Open School of Music in a program of solo repertoire and chamber music.Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Saturday 8 June 2pm “A Tale of Two Countries: A Solo Piano Recital of French and Russian Music” Anthony Chen (piano), performing works by Debussy, Franck, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Prokofiev, Scriabin, and Shostakovich. Free entry. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday 12 June 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Kingsland Residents in Recital. Canberra Symphony Orchestra's inaugural Kingsland Resident Artists, Alina Zamfir & Julia Janiszewski in a concert of works and arrangements for one of the rarest chamber music combinations – duets for viola and cello. Composers include Mozart and Boccherini. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Saturday 15 June 5pm Organ Recital. Maurice Clerc will perform a wonderful program from a Suite of Dances from the14th to the 17th centuries (Anonymous); to various works by composers Diego Ortiz ; Jean-Joseph Mouret; Benedetto Marcello;  Jean Langlais ; Gaston Litaize ; Charles Tournemire. Wesley Uniting Church

Sunday 16 June 11am “Nancy’s AMusA piano recital”, performing works by Clementi, Tchaikovsky, Debussy & more. Tickets are available at the door. A $15; C$10; f/student & child free. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday 19 June 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Baroque Bizarre. Dan Russell (violin) & Ariana Odermatt (harpsichord) in a reprieve of this eclectic program, which will travel through the realms of tone colour, experimentation and virtuosity in lesser-known works by Castello, Biber and Schmelzer. Featured are a newly restored Tyrolean violin (c. 1750) set up with gut strings and a French violin (c. 1850) with scordatura set-up and crossed strings for Biber’s Resurrection Sonata, all tuned at A 415 Hz. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Thursday 20 June 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.

Friday 21 June 7.30pm | Boyd Meets Girl - Rupert Boyd (guitar) & Laura Metcalf (cello) | New York-based Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from J.S. Bach to Beyoncé. Boyd Meets Girl has toured throughout the USA, Australia, India and Nepal, and their debut album reached #3 on the Billboard Traditional Classical charts and received the following review inGramophone Magazine: “they play like one, with a harmony of purpose as sure as their intonation”. www.boydmeetsgirlduo.comTickets: A$30 C $25 f/t student: $15; child U/12: $15. www.trybooking.com/BBZTX

*Sunday 23 June 3pm ArtSong Season of Song Concert 4: Venus Unwrapped. Sarahlouise Owens (soprano) & Natalia Tkachenko (piano). An exploration through the largely overlooked repertoire of female composers throughout history… A slice of what women have created, and are only now being increasingly acknowledged. Works from the 18th century onwards, featuring works by Lang, Rich, Greenaway, Viardot, Malibran, Tailleferre, Boulanger, Chaminade and Mendelssohn. 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 26 June 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Gospel Folk Choir. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Wednesday 3 July 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Barbara Jane Gilby, violin. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Wednesday 10 July 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Aaron Chew part 1, piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Friday 12 July 7pm. Song Co Solo present Songs Before Sleep. Andrew O’Connor sings music by Richard Rodney Bennett, Ivor Gurney, Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, Martin Wesley-Smith and Eric Whitacre. Accompanied by pianist Anna Rutkowska-Schock. Tickets can be booked via www.songcompany.com.au or at the door. A $60, C $55, U/30 $30.

Friday 12 July 7pm. Song Co Solo present Songs Before Sleep. Andrew O’Connor sings music by Richard Rodney Bennett, Ivor Gurney, Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, Martin Wesley-Smith and Eric Whitacre. Accompanied by pianist Anna Rutkowska-Schock. Tickets can be booked via www.songcompany.com.au  or at the door. A $60, C $55, U/30 $30.

Wednesday 17 July 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Aaron Chew part 2, piano.  Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Wednesday 24 July 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Rhythm Syndicate. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Wednesday 31 July 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Natalia Tkachenko piano students. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Wednesday 7 August 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Canberra Grammar Strings. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Wednesday 14 August 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Alina Zamfir, viola. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

*Sunday 18 August 3pm ArtSong Season of Song Concert 5: Iconic Inspiration Lisa Cannizzaro (soprano), Jeremy Tatchell (baritone) and Elena Nikulina (piano). If you could have only one song on repeat, what would it be? Join Lisa (soprano), Jeremy (baritone) and Elena (piano) for a recital filled with music that influenced some of history’s most iconic figures. It will be an afternoon of true inspiration, both sublime and absurd! 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 21 August 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Sarahlouise Owens soprano & Ariana Odermatt harpsichord. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

*Wednesday 21 August 7pm “Magnum Opus”: Concert 2, The Opus 5 of Corelli. Celebrated baroque trio Latitude 37 delves into Arcangelo Corelli's one and only set of violin sonatas, debatably the finest and most influential volume ever assembled.  Endlessly re-published and arranged throughout Europe and inspiration to a host of imitators, this programme celebrates Corelli’s finest opus in its original version as well as interesting arrangements by his contemporaries finishing with his celebrated La Follia variations. Tickets are available online at www.trybooking.com/??  or at the door. Tickets *A$39; C$29; child U12 free. *FoWM discount applies.

Wednesday 28 August 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Canberra Grammar Year 12 music students. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

Wednesday 4 September 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. AJ America, mezzo soprano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

*Friday 6 September, 7pm: Kristian Winther (violin) & Anthony Romaniuk (piano) in recital. MOZART / Sonata for violin and piano in E minor, K304; SCIARRINO/Sonatina for violin and piano; RAVEL / Sonata for violin and piano; interval. BARTOK / Sonata no.1 for violin and piano, Sz 75. *A $30; *C $25; Student $10. *FoWM discount applies. Tickets available online at www.trybooking.com/BCNDB or at the door; includes refreshments.

Wednesday 11 September 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Natalia Tkachenko & Elena Nikulina. Piano duo four hands. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

*Saturday 14 September 2pm Masterclass for performers of Art Song. Alan Hicks will give a masterclass for singers and accompanists. Audience will be very welcome. More details will be announced nearer the date (which itself is subject to possible change). The masterclass is kindly and generously sponsored by the Wesley Music Foundation. Wesley Uniting Church, 20 National Circuit, Forrest.

*Saturday 14 September 7.30pm World-renowned guitar Virtuoso Bruce Mathiske captivates with his musically evocative celebration of this vibrant and diverse instrument. Inspired by classical styles and Latin flavours, rhythms and sounds, Mathiske's acclaimed and distinctive style pf playing bass, rhythm and melody simultaneously has led to standing ovations worldwide. His use of the guitar to become it’s own orchestra and encompass a huge range of genres have evolved into an exciting style all his own. You will be taken on a journey with infectious rhythms and fiery fretwork to delicate melodies. Bruce performs favourites from his extensive back catalogue up until the present day. Tickets available online www.mathiske.com *A:$35; *C:$30; f/t student $25; child U/ $20. Group 10+ $25ea “The Authentic Guitar Virtuoso!” – Sydney Morning Herald.

Wednesday 18 September 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Elena Nikulina piano students. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

*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”. RMC Band. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

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

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.

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”. Robert Harris & Mia Huang commemorate the commencement of WW2, viola & piano. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

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.

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.

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 unparallelled 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.