The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra presents Midsummer Dreams featuring over 40 musicians performing Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Symphony No.3 in A minor, and Beethoven’s Symphony No.8 in F major. The concert will be at the Albert Hall on Tuesday 1st August at 7.00pm . Further information is available from the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra website.
After six months of intense training and rehearsals, sixteen elite young local dancers, from the Training Ground, will take to the stage to perform UNHINGED: The reimaging of the story of a dancing doll that comes to life under the hands of Dr. Coppélius and the village youth, Franz, who becomes infatuated with her. A psychological thriller that explores themes of control and manipulation. UNHINGED is being performed at the Erindale Theatre at 7pm on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 July. Further information from the Erindale Theatre website.
The Canberra Rep theatre presents Amadeus: a deadly battle of jealousy and genius. In which Salieri has made a bargain with God: servitude in return for fame through music. He rises to become the favoured Austrian Court Composer & then Mozart arrives: foolish, foul-mouthed, and a musical genius. God has betrayed their bargain and Salieri will have his revenge. Amadeus will be performed from Friday 28 July – Saturday 12 August. The Canberra Rep theatre is at Repertory Ln in Acton. For more information visit the Canberra Rep website.
At the Canberra Contemporary Arts Space Manuka, Aggregated Adornments: From Road to Body by Keziah Craven’s explores sculptural wearable art through a series of works inspired by pushing the boundaries of what materials we consider as treasurable and what we dispose of. The exhibition will run from Friday 21 – Sunday 30 July. The Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka is at Furneaux Street, Forrest. Gallery hours are Friday to Sunday, 11am – 5pm.
The National Film and Sound Archive presents JANE CAMPION – HER WAY, a retrospective of films by pioneering director Jane Campion. Ten films will be screened, including the Piano, Holy Smoke, An Angel at my Table & more. The retrospective runs from Thursday 20- Sunday 30 July @ the National Film and Sound Archive’s Arc Cinema. For full program details visit the NFSA website.
The next Lakeside at 5 live music series will be local jazz musician, singer & songwriter Cheswick. The concert will be at Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Lodge from 5:30pm on Friday 28th July. For information on the event and upcoming Lakeside at 5 sessions visit the Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s.
University of Canberra Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra presents Baz Luhrmann’s STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL: the inspiring story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart. STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL will be performed at 7pm from Wednesday 26- Saturday 29 July at the Belconnen Arts Centre Theatre. More information available from the Belco Arts website.
The Wesley Music Centre presents Ballades for Piano – From Chopin to Today. Pianist Edward Neeman explores the origins of the piano ballade in two of Chopin’s groundbreaking works, and continues with the composers who followed in Chopin’s footsteps, including Grieg, Amy Beach, Ignaz Friedman, and 21st century composers Michael Ippolito and Reinaldo Moya. The concert will take place at the Wesley Music Centre on Sunday 30th July from 3pm. To find out more visit the Wesley Music Centre’s website.