Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Government House Fundraiser

Government House Dunrossil Drive, Yarralumla, ACT, Australia

An intimate musical performance at Government House – the perfect Christmas gift for someone special Join us at Government House on Saturday 9 December to experience two exquisite works for violin, cello and piano. Hosted by Their Excellencies, General the Hon. David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia and Patron of the Canberra Symphony […]


Peter Hagen | At the pleasure of the player

Greenaway Studio 164 Namatjia Drive, Chapman, ACT, Australia

Greenaway Studio welcomes back Dutch harpsichordist Peter Hagen for an afternoon of 17th and 18th Century baroque harpsichord music. This retrospective look at the pieces that have inspired Peter with love and delight includes the wildly chromatic 7th toccata by Michelangelo Rossi as well as music by Sweelinck, J.S. Bach Georg Böhm and Louis Couperin. In the […]

$35 – $45

The Llewellyn Choir | Celebrate Christmas

The Llewellyn Choir's end of year celebration, featuring Australian and traditional Christmas carols, and Christmas works by Vaughan Williams, Holst, Bach, and more. With baritone soloist Rohan Thatcher, accompanist Anthony Smith, and conducted by Rowan Harvey-Martin. Featuring Morten Lauridsen’s beautiful setting of "Sure on This Shining Night", Gustav Holst’s "Christmas Day" (incorporating many themes from […]

$35 – $40

Salut! Baroque | The Genius

James Fairfax Theatre - National Gallery of Australia Parkes Place East, Canberra, ACT, Australia

CPE Bach described his father’s house as “like a pigeonry, and just as full of life”, with Johann Sebastian keeping an open house where “no master of music was likely to travel through without making my father’s acquaintance and letting himself be heard by him”. Bach was a genial host, in contrast to his combative […]

$35 – $45

Salut! Baroque | The Influencers

Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest, ACT 22 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT, Australia

Expectations were high for salaried composers during the Baroque period. Constant demands for new repertoire required inspiration and creativity as well as talent. Influence ebbed and flowed between composers, nations, styles and beliefs. Bach was inspired by his devoutness and his vast collection of other composers’ works; Handel reinvented himself between German, Italian and English […]

$35 – $45

Salut! Baroque | The Historian

James Fairfax Theatre - National Gallery of Australia Parkes Place East, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Travelling widely throughout Europe and befriending musicians from Handel to Haydn, it is hard to believe that Charles Burney began his career as an indentured servant musician. With his intellect and extensive networking, Burney embarked on cultural pilgrimages, leaving a legacy of strongly opinionated letters, three books and four volumes of the History of Music. […]

$35 – $45

Salut! Baroque | The Networker

James Fairfax Theatre - National Gallery of Australia Parkes Place East, Canberra, ACT, Australia

With his exceptional networking skills and his 43-year association with the Dresden Court Orchestra, including 27 years as concert master, Johann Georg Pisendel was the beating heart of the most famous orchestra in 18th century Europe. Pisendel gathered and inspired a remarkable group of musicians and composers, including Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach, Albinoni, Quantz and Zelenka, […]

$35 – $45