Alex & Annette Hood – a Tribute Supported by Paverty Bush Band and featuring St Gregory Primary School Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall 1.30pm Saturday 3 April 2021
COVID-19 put paid to last year’s National Folk Festival, at which Alex and Annette Hood were to have received Lifetime Achievement Awards for their significant commitment and contribution to enriching folk music and culture in Australia.
While this year’s festival was also cancelled, the Good Folk event in Queanbeyan during Easter will be a fitting opportunity for them to receive their awards.
FourPlay String Quartet at Good Folk 5.30pm Sunday 4 April 2021 Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall
In 1995, four members of the Australian Youth Orchestra started ‘mucking around’ and playing covers of artists such as Jimi Hendrix. As a joke, they entered a university band competition – and won.
After 25 years, FourPlay is still a string quartet, comprised of violinist and singer Lara Goodridge, viola players Tim Hollo and Shenzo Gregorio, and cellist (and Tim’s brother), Peter Hollo. But there’s no penguin suit or evening gown in sight.
Sunday, 28 March 2021 Riverbank Cafe, Trinculo Place, Queanbeyan (weather permitting) Performance begins at 4.30pm; concludes approx 5.15pm
Phillip Mackenzie, who has a life-long attachment to the Rubaiyat, is joined by Dawn Gardiner in a witty and wistful conversation between the ageing poet and his slightly more worldly houri; they are supported with traditional dance by Alli Jury Gereige and music by John Mimellis.
Selected verses will be read in the original Farsi by Sam Sharifi.
26 March at 7pm, 27 March at 2pm and 28 March at 5pm, 2021 Belconnen Community Theatre 23 Swanson Court Belconnen ACT
Devised by a cast of people with differing abilities, The Beauty Thief is a reflection on the idea of beauty, and its relationship to worth and power.
In the form of a traditional fairy tale, the story unfolds using minimal dialogue, relying on movement and music to tell the tale, with dance sequences performed by the CDTeens from Canberra Dance Theatre.
Dialogue is projected to assist people who are hard of hearing or deaf. The show is not recommended for very young children.
The first of The Song Company’s ‘Salon’ series is a program of Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes and the Tonadillas en un Stile Antiguo by Enrique Granados.
The concert also includes Fables for a Prince by contemporary American composer Juliana Hall. Fables evokes images of a young prince taught his lessons by both animals and humans, learning right from wrong as he is primed to become king and protector of his people.
EVENT CANCELLED Saturday 20 March 2021 Doors open at 6pm for dinner at 7pm and show at 8pm The Abbey, Gold Creek
From their obscure beginnings – on street corners for Piaf and shady Parisian Cabarets for Aznavour – both went on to worldwide fame – she as chanteuse, he not just as a musician but also for his political and social work for Armenian refugees.
The Australian production BACK IN TIME is a window into the artistic legacy of these legendary artistes. It stars Milko Foucault-Larche as Aznavour and Corinne Andrew as Piaf
BACK IN TIME is part theatre, part cabaret, the only show of its kind in the world and is performed in French and in English.
$90 pp, with 10% Discount to Alliance Française Members
Presented by Queanbeyan Players The Q, Queanbeyan 11-21 March 2021, with streamed filmed performance on 20 March
This evergreen musical in its Broadway iteration has been postponed twice due to COVID, but now comes to The Q with all physical tickets already sold.
With music well known and loved by most musical theatre goers, this production will be a welcome start to Queanbeyan Players’ performance year. The Q theatre provides an excellent live venue with great sightlines and audibility around the auditorium.
An exhibition of paintings and ceramics Humble House Gallery 93 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick 10 to 28 March 2021 Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
The evocation of home is at the heart of these works as we travel from the sea, along the many roads to Canberra city and region. In the airy upstairs gallery at Humble House, the works in this exhibition are a burst of colour and light.
MobileMuster, an initiative funded by the mobile phone industry, is aiming to collect and recycle many of the estimated 5 million broken mobiles in Australia in its Go For Zero campaign during March.
The head of MobileMuster, Spyro Kalos, says that MobileMuster extracts 95 per cent of the materials in phones, including glass, plastics and rare materials, by hand in Australia and sells them for reuse.
String quartets recalling musical dedications to the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm II Thursday 11 March 2021 7pm Wesley Uniting Church Forrest
The reign of King Friedrich Wilhelm II was relatively brief and his greatest claim to fame today is the building of the Brandenburg Gate. But as a patron of the arts, many notable chamber works were penned for him, including all three quartets featured in this program.
Diana Doherty & Streeton Trio Llewellyn Hall, ANU 7:00 PM Thursday 12 March 2021
Sydney oboist Diana Doherty is acclaimed worldwide for her unparalleled command of a famously tricky instrument. The Streeton Trio perform with Diana and alone in masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire.