Music Event Calendar

Wesley Music Centre

22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

Music Event Calendar

Friday 25 June 6pm TALES OF WAR Phoenix Collective Quartet, Concert #2. Turmoil, tension, destruction and death. Why have humans turned to war, when the outcome is so bleak? This powerful program explores sadness, greed, human nature, mother nature, fascism, freedom and the enduring human spirit. PCQ are back (from a brief maternity break for Ella) ready to deliver this epic saga. String quartets by Shostakovich, Barber (aka Adagio for Strings) and Joe Hisaishi’s Princess Mononoke (Studio Ghibli). BOOK HERE

"to the victims of fascism and the war" - Dimitri Shostakovich

“They brought this music alive through a dynamic performance...The audience loved it and it showed the individual talents of the group.” -  R. Kennedy, City News.

*Sunday 27 June 3pm Wesley Scholars Concert featuring Music Scholars:- Bernice Chua piano; James Monro cello; Yona Su viola; Brad Tham violin; Emma Warburton flute  www.trybooking.com/BRNMR *A$30; *C$25; f/t student $15; U/12 $5.

“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

*Saturday 3 July 3pm ‘Home and Hearth’: Music played at home.  A concert with the ensemble Thoroughbass featuring soprano Danielle Grant, with violinist Tara Hashambhoy and pianist Diana Weston. Schubert lieder, Haydn and Pleyel. BOOK HERE  *A $40, *C $30, f/t student $20, child U12 free. *FoWM discount applies. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 7 July 12.40-1.20pm. Mila Haydon violin. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

*Sunday 11 July 2pm. Cello Masterpieces. Thomas Rann (cello), Edward Neeman (piano). The early G minor cello sonata, Op. 5, No. 2 was written by a young, virtuoso Beethoven to play with one of his accomplished cellist patrons. This recital pairs this fiery, extrovert work with the lyricism of Chopin’s Cello Sonata, Op. 65. Written for virtuoso cellist Auguste Franchomme, this work was the last to be published during Chopin’s lifetime and was the centrepiece of his last public performance. A$40/C$35 (concession, students & Friends of Wesley Music) BOOK HERE Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 14 July 12.40-1.20pm.  Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

*Sunday 18 July 3pm/4.15pm – LOVE AND OTHER TRAPS Piera Dennerstein (soprano) & Lucus Allerton (piano). Explore the throes of love and life in four languages, over four centuries. From the imaginations of childhood, to the innocence of first love, to the solemnity of faith, expect no stone of the human condition unturned. Tickets: BOOK HERE  Admission including program:*A $40; *C $35; ArtSong Canberra members $30; f/t student $20. *FoWM discount.www.artsongcanberra.org   Enq. 0434 813 354

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 21 July 12.40-1.20pm. U3A Recorder Group. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK HERE or ph. 6232 7248

Sunday 22 August 4.30pm “Marcela Fiorillo Studio – Piano Recital”.  Performers: Justin Chan, Sanara Hannedege, Kevin Li, Tarinya Hannedege, Emily Wang, Ingrid Stening, Aaron Choy, Ziqi Gu, Christine Thompson, Brigid Cummins, Matthew Crafter, Michael Anthrak. Works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Ginastera and others. FREE ENTRANCE  -  you need to register at Humanitix - or at the door. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday 29 August 3pm – Robert Schmidli in concert. Tickets are available online or at the door ($5 extra) A $30, C$25 student $15. Enquiries This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Sunday 5 September 3pm & 4.15pm – PERSONS OF INTEREST. Christina Wilson (mezzo-soprano) & Alan Hicks (piano). Passed down the generations are sung stories that celebrate human experience and achievement. Classical art song composers have added to this human collective memory; 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 2021. BOOK HERE Admission including program:  *A $40; *C $35; ArtSong Canberra members $30; f/t student $20. *FoWM discount. www.artsongcanberra.org   Enq. 0434 813 354

Sunday 17 October 3pm “Cembali” Concert. Limestone Consort performing Bach’s Concerto for two harpsichords BWV 1061 with soloists Ariana Odermatt & James Porteous, along with other works. The concert will be performed on baroque instruments at A415. BOOK HERE   A $30; C $25; f/t student $15; child U12 $5. Enquires: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.