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Wesley Music Centre, Forrest

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20 National Circuit
Forrest, ACT 2603 Australia

May 2019

Artsong Canberra: Russian Lullaby

19 May 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 20 National Circuit
Forrest, ACT 2603 Australia
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Individual tickets: $15 - $35 Concert in the Season of Song series of Artsong Canberra, with Songmakers Australia with Merlyn Quaife (soprano), Christina Wilson (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Goodwin (tenor) and Andrea Katz (piano). Nursery rhymes and lullabies are insightful windows into the parent-child relationship. Love and death, desires and fears are reflected in the lyrics, some of them allegoric, some outright confronting. Songs and duets by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Mussorgsky and Kabalevsky frame the centrepiece of this program, Shostakovich’s most touching, unusual…

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June 2019

Art Song Canberra: Venus Unwrapped

23 June 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 20 National Circuit
Forrest, ACT 2603 Australia
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Individual tickets: $15 - $35 A concert in Art Song Canberra's the Season of Song series, with Sarahlouise Owens (soprano) and Natalia Tkachenko (piano). An exploration through the largely overlooked repertoire of female composers throughout history… A slice of what women have created, and are only now being increasingly acknowledged. Works from the 18th century onwards, featuring works by Lang, Rich, Greenaway, Viardot, Malibran, Tailleferre, Boulanger, Chaminade and Mendelssohn.

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July 2019

The Song Company Solo | Songs Before Sleep

12 July 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 20 National Circuit
Forrest, ACT 2603 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $60 | Concession $55 | Under 30 $30 “Twinkle, twinkle, little star...” This new intimate mini-series, SongCo Solo, gives you the chance to hear individual singers from The Song Company as soloists. Andrew O'Connor (Bass-Baritone) and Anna Rutkowska-Schock (Piano) perform music of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Ivor Gurney, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Iain Grandage, Martin Wesley-Smith and Eric Whitacre - in a recital program that centres around Nocturnes, Nature, and Nursery Rhymes. Andrew O’Connor was born in Perth,…

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August 2019

Art Song Canberra | Iconic Inspiration

18 August 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm AEST
Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 20 National Circuit
Forrest, ACT 2603 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession $30 | Full time student $15 | Groups of 8 $240 Art Song recital with Lisa Cannizzaro (soprano), Jeremy Tatchell (baritone) and Elena Nikulina (piano). If you could have only one song on repeat, what would it be? Join Art Song Canberra for a recital filled with music that influenced some of history’s most iconic figures. It will be an afternoon of true inspiration, both sublime and absurd!

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Simone Slattery & Anthony Albrecht | Where Song Began

22 August 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 20 National Circuit
Forrest, ACT 2603 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession $30 | Under 18 $5 Two of Australia's most adventurous classical musicians, Simone Slattery (violin) and Anthony Albrecht (cello), are performing their beautiful multimedia show, Where Song Began in Canberra and Yass. Based on Tim Low's bestselling book, this performance tells the story of the evolution of song, featuring music spanning 300 years, stunning visual projections and an immersive soundscape. The experience has been described as "like being sung to by the country". Where Song…

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September 2019

Phoenix Collective | Freedom & Equality

19 September 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 20 National Circuit
Forrest, ACT 2603 Australia
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$15 – $35

Freedom & Equality - Phoenix Quartet: A concert of identity, balance and harmony. Presenting the string quartets of cutting-edge American composer, Jennifer Higdon, alongside masters Haydn, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. Music from a time when life seemed straightforward; from deceptively simple arrangements to more complex structures that assign parts equal importance. Music to release a woman driven by a man to acts of insanity; music that liberates closet homosexuality and unacceptance; and melodies that brought Tolstoy to tears amid depression. What…

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October 2019

SongCo SOLO | Schubert Winterreise

6 October 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 20 National Circuit
Forrest, ACT 2603 Australia
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Tickets: Adult $60 | Concession $55 The Song Company presents Soprano Susannah Lawergren in SongCo SOLO. Susannah and guest pianist Bradley Gilchrist perform together one of the greatest song cycles of all - Schubert's 24-song 'Winterreise'. Winterreise for soprano is a rare event, especially in Australia, making these very special inaugural SongCo Solo shows. “I dreamt of flowers blossoming in May, but when the cocks crowed my eyes flew open. On the windowpanes, who painted leaves there? Go, laugh at…

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February 2020

Song Company | Cries Of Justice

13 February 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 20 National Circuit
Forrest, ACT 2603 Australia
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$60

Ancient songs from the heart in the Book of Psalms sound out across the centuries against oppression and injustice 3000 years ago, 150 songs were gathered together to become the Hebrew Bible’s Tehillim, the Tanakh or Old Testament’s Book of Psalms. These Jewish Psalms have been a daily source of personal solace and the inspiration for composers from the Renaissance until today. We sing settings from Josquin des Prez and Robert Parsons to Benjamin Britten and beyond in this intimate…

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Phoenix Collective – Intricate Machines

23 February 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 20 National Circuit
Forrest, ACT 2603 Australia
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$15 – $35

Concerts that excite and inspire “Exquisite translucence” - Limelight Magazine | “Dynamic… captivating” – City News | “Triumphant” – Canberra Times In the first of its 2020 concert series showcasing classical music with a uniquely Australian edge, THE PHOENIX COLLECTIVE presents “Intricate Machines” – a concert inspired by mechanics, wheels, cogs, precision, construction and repetition. Audiences will experience the complexity of Reich's 'Different Trains' for CD and live quartet, Pärt's mesmerizing 'Fratres', Bach's 'Art of Fugue' and Dvořák's masterpiece 'The…

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