MonthNovember 2018

The Australian Haydn Ensemble – Haydn’s Farewell

Thursday 13 December, 7pm
The Albert Hall, Yarralumla

AHE ends the year with regular collaborator Dr Erin Helyard, director of Pinchgut Opera, performing a wonderful orchestral program inspired by the Enlightenment.

The program features Helyard as soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, an early work that pays homage to his influence by quoting J.C. Bach’s overture to La Calamita de Cuori and also his Rondo for piano and orchestra K. 386, written around the same time.

The finale is Haydn’s dramatic Farewell Symphony, a work in which he displays his classic ability to marry great humour with great beauty, perhaps rather fittingly, getting his point across to Prince Esterhazy that it was time to go home for the holidays!


J.C. Bach: Symphony Op. 6 No. 6 in G minor
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major
Mozart: Rondo for Piano and Orchestra K. 386 in A major
Haydn: Symphony No. 45 The Farewell in F sharp minor

Tickets at the door or bookings via the website

Tickets for the 2019 season are now available.

The Australian Haydn Ensemble

The Australian Haydn Ensemble (AHE) was formed in late 2011 and launched its first subscription season in 2012.

It has has rapidly claimed a place among Australia’s finest orchestras and chamber music groups.

The ensemble specialises in the music of the classical era, performing on historical instruments under the leadership of Artistic Director, Skye McIntosh.

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StoryFest submissions now open

Milton, Mollymook and Ulladulla, NSW South Coast, June 2019

StoryFest is a celebration of storytelling in all its forms – whether it be through prose, poetry or song. Submissions for StoryFest 2019 are now open.

If you have an idea for a workshop, panel or event that incorporates the theme of storytelling StoryFest would love to hear from you. They’re interested in storytellers across all media – fiction, non-fiction, film, music, documentary – give them your most innovative, interesting ideas.

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Warren Reed – An Elephant on Your Nose

For Pity Sake Publishing 2018

 This is the third spy novel of former ASIS agent Warren Reed and the first published by For Pity Sake Publishing. 

Jim Fallows, author, journalist and national correspondent for The Atlantic, says of it: ‘This latest novel pulls off the trick of being brisk-paced and absorbing, while also conveying larger truths about the new power game in Asia.’

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Sulari Gentill – Crossing the Lines

Winner of the 2018 Ned Kelly Award for best crime fiction
Pantera Press 2017

Congratulations to Sulari Gentill for the much-deserved win of the 2018 Ned Kelly award. Crossing the Lines develops a wickedly clever conceit that succeeds in playing with our minds as readers as much as we are led to believe it does with its fictitious characters.

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A Chorus of Women: The People’s Passion

Sunday 11 November 2018 at 5pm
The Chapel, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
Cnr Kings Ave and Blackall St Barton ACT

The People’s Passion is an inspirational story for peace, performed on the centenary of the WW1 Armistice.

Written by Glenda Cloughley with musical direction by Johanna McBride, The People’s Passion includes a cast of 50, soloist Louise Page OAM and a children’s chorus.

In 2015, the Chorus told the forgotten story of 1300 women who gathered for the only international peace congress of WWI and set a 100-year agenda for advances in human rights. In this performance they sing the story on into people’s movements today.


Spring Garden Soirée at Terroux near Hall

Saturday 24 November 5pm to 7pm

Proceeds will be shared between the ACT Down Syndrome Association and Capital Giving

Enjoy two hours as the sun goes down in the beautiful surrounds of the gardens at Terroux near Hall with music by emerging Canberra vocalists Sabine Koerbin (with Paul Koerbin) and Ruth O’Brien (with Viktor Rufus).

$50 per person with complimentary refreshments

Bookings required – buy your tickets at

Enquiries Barbara Baikie 0419 477 959
Email: [email protected]

Musica Viva – Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

15 November 2018, concert 7pm / pre-concert talk 6.15 – 6.45pm
Llewellyn Hall ANU

In this Musica Viva final concert for 2018, the scintillating combined talents of Nicola BenedettiLeonard Elschenbroich and Alexei Grynyuk will deliver a program of works for accompanied violin and cello.

The Canberra repertoire will consist of
PROKOFIEV Cello Sonata
PROKOFIEV Violin Sonata no 2
Gordon KERRY (b 1961) Im Winde (Piano Trio no 2)
RAVEL Piano Trio

Tickets at Musica Viva Box Office. Phone 1800 688 482 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday or online. Information

Listen to Barbie’s interview with Isobel Ferrier, ACT Musica Viva Manager.