Music Event Calendar

Wesley Music Centre

22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

Music Event Calendar

Wednesday 24 July 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Local vocal group Rhythm Syndicate showcase the different genres of Gospel, Jazz & Pop with songs composed by some of the greats in the music world, including two of Canberra’s very own. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

*Saturday 27 July 3pm Canberra Sinfonia - 1 year anniversary: Haydn & Wagner. Join us to celebrate the Sinfonia's first birthday.  Concert will be followed by celebratory refreshments and a Bon Voyage for Leonard Weiss!  The orchestra returns to its roots with one of Haydn's most popular "Paris" symphonies - Symphony No. 92 "Oxford", matched by one of the most heartfelt chamber works ever written (particularly composed as a birthday present), Wagner's Siegfried Idyll. Conductor: Leonard Weiss. Tickets:www.eventbrite.com.au/e/canberra-sinfonia-presents-haydn-wagner-tickets-64717518841 *A $35; *C$30; f/time student $20 *FoWM discount applies to these prices. More information at canberrasinfonia.com. Wesley Uniting Church

Wednesday 31 July 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Outstanding students from the piano studio of Natalia Tkachenko performing a wide range of classical and modern works. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

*Sunday 4 August 3pm Jonathan Lee: Organ Recital. “Prelude for a Traveller”. This is your last chance to hear our wonderful organ scholar Jonathan Lee before he heads off to the UK! Jonathan will be taking up the position of Organ Scholar at Hereford Cathedral in September. Program: BUXTEHUDE Prelude, Fugue & Chaconne in C (BuxWV 137), WAMMES Miroir; J.S. BACH Concerto in D minor BWV 596, SCHUMANN Sketches for Pedal Piano Op. 58; SAINT-SAËNS Danse Macabre; DURUFLÉ Toccata (from Suite Op. 5). Tickets at www.trybooking.com/BDWMR *A$30; *C$25; Full/time student $10; ACTOS & Wesley Music Scholar free. *FoWM and Wesley Congregation member $5 discount on these prices. Wesley Uniting Church

Wednesday 7 August 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Outstanding International Baccalaureate Students from Canberra Grammar School. Today’s concert features the following young performers in excerpts from performances for their Year 12 IB examinations: Peeter Mirlieb percussion; Maddie Pik flute; Max Rogers  trombone; Guan Ming Ou  guitar; Jesse Lane  voice & piano. The varied program demonstrates these students’ skills across a wide range of instruments and styles in music by Ross Edwards Marimba Dances mvt1, Piazzolla Bordell 1900, Villa Lobos Prelude No 1, Chaminade Automne, Chopin Waltz in C sharp minor and Gilbert & Sullivan “Oh False One” from the Pirates of Penzance. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Additional donations welcome.

*Sunday 11 August 3pm Organ Recital The Return of a Traveller - Marko Sever Having just completed postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, winning prizes in organ playing and academia, Marko returns to Canberra to delight us with this wonderful program:  Dieterich Buxtehude - Praeludium in G, BuxWV 149; J. S. Bach - Sonata II in C minor; Simon Johnson“Wohl dem, der in Gottes Furcht steht” (Orgelbüchlein Project); Jean Guillou (1930-2019) - Sinfonietta, Op.4:Francis PottToccata. Tickets @ www.trybooking.com/BDWLZ *A$30; *C$25; full/time student $10; ACTOS & Wesley Music Scholar free. *FoWM and Wesley Congregation member $5 discount on these prices. Wesley Uniting Church

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

*Friday 16 August Organ Masterclass 10am & Recital 6pm - Ben Sheen. Just announced as the new sub-organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Ben Sheen is currently Associate Organist at Saint Thomas Church in New York City. Hailed as ‘brilliant' by the New York Times, he is the 2013 winner of the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize in the inaugural Longwood Gardens Organ Competition and received Second Prize and the Jon Laukvik prize at the St. Alban’s International Organ Competition 2013. His academic and performance record is exceptional.  Masterclass: 10-11am: participants – free/$15 all audience tickets at www.trybooking.com/BDWOP Recital: 6pm *A$30; *C$25; f/time student $10; ACTOS & Wesley Music Scholar free. *FoWM and Wesley Congregation member $5 discount on these prices. Wesley Uniting Church.

 

*Friday 16 August 7.30pm “A Peace Concert” to raise funds for the St James School for Girls and Boys, Durban, South Africa (https://stjamesdurban.com), to continue its educational work for primary school children. Matthew Grohmann (Piano), Gary Grohmann (Piano), performing a variety of original compositions and music by Yann Tiersen, Yurima, and Sondheim.  Fundraising CDs will be for sale at the event. Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/BDOIU  *A $20; C $15; Under/18 free. *FoWM discount applies to this price.

*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.

*Saturday 31 August 3pm Canberra Sinfonia Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme and excerpts from Sibelius Pelléas and Mélisande with soloist Christopher Pidcock cello. *A $35; *C$30; f/time student $20. *FoWM discount applies to these prices. Information at canberrasinfonia.com. Wesley Uniting Church

 

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.

Sunday 8 September 3 pm Robert Schmidli in concerta fundraiser for L’Arche – Community living for people with intellectual disability. Program: Felix Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso in E minor Op 14; Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata no 6 Op 10 no 2 in F Major; Baldassare Galuppi Sonata no 5 in C Major; Frederick Chopin Sonata no 3 in B minor. Tickets: www.trybooking.com/  A $25; C$20; F/t student $15; Child U/12 $10.

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 its 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. “The Authentic Guitar Virtuoso!” – Sydney Morning Herald Group 10+ $25ea.

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

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”. 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.

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.

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.

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.

*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.