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Concert Hall

Concert Hall

Canberra classical concert performances


The best of Canberra performances of all forms of classical music performed by local and international solo instruments, voices, ensembles, orchestras, and choirs at such venues as the ANU School of Music, the Wesley Music Centre, the National Gallery, the National Library, and local churches.

March 2021

12th     Tempora Mutantur ­— the Australian Haydn Ensemble and Erin Helyard perform works by Boccherini, Mozart and Haydn at the Albert Hall. Then Selby & Friends (Kathryn Selby, Benjamin Mellefont and Clancy Newman) play the Brahms Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello and piano at Llewellyn Hall.

14th     The Unexpected Journey Back — an Art Song Canberra concert by soprano Sonia Anfiloff, pianist Kylie Loveland and violinist/violist Rowan Harvey-Martin at the Wesley Music Centre. Also Emma Warburton and pianist Ronan Apcar play a Prokofiev flute sonata at ArtSound.

21st     Exile Lamentations — Luminescence Chamber Singers present music of Arvo Pärt, Thomas Tallis, Paul Stanhope, Meta Cohen and Caroline Shaw in Wesley Uniting Church. Then Monsieur Claude – pianist Stuart Long plays Debussy, a Wesley lunchtime concert.

28th     Maîtres de la Composition — pianist Edward Neeman and violinist Dan Russell of the Phoenix Collective play sonatas of Ravel and Franck at the Wesley Music Centre. Also the Limestone Consort perform trio sonatas of Handel and Brescianello at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Manuka.

April 2021

4th       Wandering Hearts — a recital by soprano Eleanor Lyons and pianist Vladimir Fanshil (including a Kats-Chernin premiere) in the Wesley Music Centre. Also the Limestone Consort perform trio sonatas of Corelli, Hoffmann and Zelenka at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Manuka.

11th     Esperar, Sentir, Morir — soprano Roberta Diamond and baroque harpist Hannah Lane explore music of the Iberian Peninsula in a Song Company concert at the Wesley Music Centre. Then pianist Robert Schmidli plays Liszt and Rachamaninov, part of Pandemic Consolations, a Wesley Lunchtime Concert.

18th    Tangos and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with soloists Barbara Jane Gilby (violin) and Lucy Carrigy-Ryan (viola) in Wesley Uniting Church. Then the second half of Robert Schmidli’s Pandemic Consolations, a Wesley lunchtime concert with music of Rachmaninov and Bortkiewicz.

25th     Maîtres de la Composition — pianist Edward Neeman and violinist Dan Russell of the Phoenix Collective paly sonatas of Ravel and Franck at the Wesley Music Centre. Also Beethoven and Friends, a Wesley Lunchtime concert for soprano, cello and piano.


Earlier on Concert Hall:

February 2021

7th       Last Man Standing — a solo flute recital by Sarah Grey in the foyer of the Q Theatre, Queanbeyan. Then join Polifemy (a small women’s vocal ensemble) for Reflection, music for introspection and remembrance, in Wesley Uniting Church.

14th     Transfiguration — Canberra Strings play Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night in its original string sextet format and Richard Strauss’s Metamophosen at Wesley Uniting Church.

21st     Aaron Chew’s PhD Recital — piano music of Liszt and Liszt/Busoni from the Wesley Music Centre.

28th     The Goldfinch at Kingfisher — harpist Emily Grainger delights the audience in the tin shed at the 2019 Craven Creek Music Festival, Gloucester.

January 2021

3rd       The best of 2020

10th     Gillier and the Court of Louis XIV — French baroque music performed by violinist Vanessa Driver, soprano Sarahlouise Owens and harpsichordist Ariana Odermatt at the Wesley Music Centre.

17th     Canberra during isolation — our wandering (masked) recordist caught up with the Luminescence Quartet, flautist Jane Rayner, Robert Schmidli, violist Lucy Carrigy-Ryan, a wind trio and a brass trio.

24th     Kristian Winther and Anthony Romaniuk play works of Kurtag, Mozart, Ravel and Bartok for violin and piano at the Wesley Music Centre.

31st     The Canberra Strings perform the Brahms Second Sextet in Wesley Uniting Church. Then enjoy Unique Baroque’s unusual combination of accordion and harpsichord at a Wesley lunchtime concert.

December 2020

6th        Kalahari Carols — the Strange Weather Gospel Choir and the ANU Choral Society join forces to celebrate Christmas at the Botswanan High Commission. Then Ian Kummerow and Hildegarde Palafox play Music for Advent and Christmas on the organ of St Peter’s Lutheran Church, Reid.

13th     Christmas Treasuresmusical delights for solo voices, strings and organ by Charpentier, Schutz, Stradella and more, performed by Peter Young’s Adhoc Baroque in the Chapel of Canberra Girls Grammar School.

20th     Christmas with Luminescence— the Chamber Singers and the Children’s Choir delight the audience with a variety of carols and other Christmas music at All Saints Church, Ainslie.  Then the Limestone Consort plays baroque music for string trio and harpsichord at the same venue.

27th     Robert Schmidli in Concert he plays works of Schubert, Scarlatti, Beethoven and Khachaturian at the Wesley Music Centre. Then the Limestone Consort presents music of Stradella and Corelli in the rest of their concert from All Saints Church, Ainslie.

November 2020

29th     Romantic and Neo-Romantic Gems performed by violinist Monica Curry and pianist Stefan Cassomenos at the Greenway Studio. Then the second half of Opera with a Twist from mezzo Hannah Fraser and pianist Alessio Nelli.

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