Author: Daniel Francis

90 musicians in one free concert

Llewelyn Hall will host a collaboration of two outstanding wind ensembles later this month, with the USA’s St. Olaf Band taking the stage, supported by the Canberra Wind Symphony. The St. Olaf Band, made up of 90+ musicians, is one of the most distinguished wind ensembles to come out of America, and will be performing in Canberra as part of their Australia/NZ summer tour. The tour will see the band collaborate with some of Australia’s most prominent wind ensembles, including our very own Canberra Wind Symphony. The performance will feature a diverse selection of mostly American compositions, with an...

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Legend of rock coming to Canberra Theatre

Prolific singer-songwriter Jackson Browne is bringing his musical magic to Canberra as part of a run of national shows. Jackson Browne is the brains and soul behind some of popular music’s most touching songs, such as Take It Easy, Somebody’s Baby, Running on Empty, These Days, For A Rocker, Lawyers in Love, Doctor My Eyes and The Pretender. His acclaimed songwriting skills earned him a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, as well as the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007. Jackson has released fourteen studio albums over the course of his career, with...

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Cash to make your art a reality in Canberra

The call for projects for Art, Not Apart 2018 has just opened. Showcasing the very best of the Canberra contemporary art scene, the festival has grown substantially year-on-year and is now entering its seventh instalment. Art, Not Apart is a free festival held throughout Canberra, consisting of performances, exhibitions, installations, music, a street party, restaurants, cafes and after-parties. The theme for the 2018 festival is Climax, and pieces that communicate elements of climate change, the intensity of today, and tipping points are billed to be the focus. The festival will be spread across 25 individual venues within the NewActon...

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World-class jazz coming to the capital

Jazz vocalist extraordinaire Kurt Elling is coming to Canberra. Widely praised as one of the most prevalent and exciting jazz musicians of the modern age, Chicago-born Elling is well known for his innovative take on jazz vocals. The emotional intensity and technical control of his incredible four-octave voice is renowned across the world, making him one of the most popular male jazz vocalists of today. The New York Times has hailed Elling as “the standout male vocalist of our time”, while the Sydney Morning Herald described him as possessing “a rare and remarkable virtuosity used in the cause of...

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Two huge New Year’s Eve concerts

With 2018 just around the corner, NYE in the City and Bass in the Place have unveiled the set times for the two massive free concerts. Following the energetic headline show from ARIA award-winners Art vs. Science at 10:30pm, local DJ Exposure will provide the soundtrack to 2017’s final moments at NYE in the City. Canberran outfit Brass Knuckle Brass Band will be putting on a show in Civic Square from 8:15pm, playing the sounds that landed them on the bill at both Falls Festival and Woodford Folk Festival. With covers of superstar artists such as Lorde, as well...

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