Music Event Calendar

Wesley Music Centre

22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT 2603

Music Event Calendar

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 23 February 12.40-1.20pm. Mark Jurkiewicz, piano. Entry $10. Additional donations welcome.   BOOK     or ph. 6232 7248

Sunday 6 February 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. Tickets are available online: BOOK HERE   A $35; C $30; S $25; child U12 $10. Enquires: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 9 February 12.40-1.20pm. TRIBUTES. The Wesley Music Centre is delighted to launch our 2022 Lunchtime Concert series with a recital by the distinguished Canberra guitarist, Marián Budoš, in a program of musical tributes he has composed to celebrate the lives of the known and unknown. Entry $10 (includes program & refreshments). Additional donations welcome. BOOK  or ph. 6232 7248

Thursday 10 February 7pm Mozart: Viennese Star Australian Haydn Ensemble. GENIUS AND WIT IN THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT. We launch our 10th anniversary season with a program of sparkling chamber works from the years of Mozart’s rise to stardom in 1780s Vienna. BOOK HERE A $70; C  $60; Child U12: $40 Wesley Uniting Church.

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 16 February 12.40-1.20pm. Paris 1905. Talented pianist Sam Row, will perform Suite Bergamasque by Claude Debussy and Sonatine by Maurice Ravel. Entry $10. Additional donations welcome.  BOOK  or ph. 6232 7248

Friday 18 February 7pm. PCQ - Darkness & Light. Darkness & Light - Phoenix Collective Quartet - Mozart String Quartet K465Dissonance”; Mace Francis, Squint Your Eyes; World Premiere Beethoven String Quartet Op.132 Wesley Uniting Church BOOK

*Sunday 20 February, 3pm / 4.15pm, “Piazzolla – A Century of Tango”.   The Storytellers Ensemble – Ayșe Göknur Shanal (soprano), Monica Cichon (violin), Anna Rex (cello) and Eugenie Tamplon (piano).  An unforgettable program by Astor Piazzolla and his contemporaries celebrating his contribution to classical music and the Argentinian dance of Tango.  Critic Len Power wrote, “When a concert leaves you feeling excited and energised for hours afterwards, you know it was an exceptionally good one.” Tickets: BOOK    Admission including program:  *A $40; *C incl. FoWM $35; *Art Song Canberra members $30; f/t student $20. www.artsongcanberra.org   Enq. 0434 813 354

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 23 February 12.40-1.20pm. Mark Jurkiewicz, piano. Entry $10. Additional donations welcome. BOOK  or ph. 6232 7248

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 23 February 12.40-1.20pm. Mark Jurkiewicz, piano. Entry $10. Additional donations welcome. BOOK  or ph. 6232 7248

“Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts” 2 March 12.40-1.20pm. Sarahlouise Owens, voice. Entry $10. Additional donations welcome. BOOK  or ph. 6232 7248

*Sunday 6 March 3pm Canberra Strings presents Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet no 1. Written in 1871, the quartet is one of Tchaikovsky’s most beloved chamber works. The beautiful slow movement (Andante cantabile), based on a Russian folk tune, was adapted by the composer for cello and string orchestra to great acclaim. When Helen Keller experienced the work played by the Zoellner Quartet by touching the instruments as they were played, she wrote: ‘Each note is a picture, a fragrance, the flash of a wing, a lovely girl with pearls in her hair, a group of exquisite children dancing and swinging garlands of flowers—a bright mingling of colours and twinkling feet. There are notes that laugh and kiss and sigh and melt together. And notes that weep and rage and fly apart like shattered crystal’. *A$35; *C $25; child U12 $20 BOOK HERE 

Sunday 13th March 2.30pm “The Four Horsemen” Concert. Duncan n. Sargeant & Friends. (Four guitars). Tickets BOOK or at the door. A $20; C $15; f/t student $15; child u12 $10 Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday 2 April 3pm “Canberra Sinfonia: Mozart Concerto Gala”. Rescheduled after lockdown, the Canberra Sinfonia is delighted to welcome you to two of Mozart's most exquisite pieces. Lucy Macourt shines in Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, while Alison Mountain & Rowan Phemister serenade you with Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp. Tickets $20-35 BOOK HERE or at the door. Enquiries/info. www.CanberraSinfonia.com

*Sunday 19 June 3pm Thoroughbass presents  ‘Home and Hearth’ Sit with us by the fire-side for sonatas by Haydn and Pleyel, songs by Schubert and some catchy tunes from Sydney Living Museums with improvisations by Ann Carr-Boyd. Danielle Grant (soprano), Tara Hashambhoy (violin), Diana Weston (piano). BOOK HERE  or at the door *A $35, *C $30 f/t student $20; U/12yo free. *FoWM discount applies. enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday 4 August 7pm. BEETHOVEN’S EROICA. Australian Haydn Ensemble. PROGRAM: WRANITZKY Symphony in C minor Op. 31 La Paix (arr. Wranitzky) 1st movement; MOZART Symphony No. 40 K. 550 in G minor (arr. Cimador); BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major  Op. 55 Eroica (arr. Masi & Lim). A $70; C  $60; Child U12: $40  BOOK HERE