25 July 2021, from 11am to 1pm Flazéda Hub in Belconnen
Flazéda Hub (the brainchild of Canberra powerhouse performance artist, Jazida) presents a high tea brunch, a collaborative effort of the alternate performing arts hub with local catering business Capital Roast, and interstate performer Diesel Darling (Winner – Miss Burlesque NSW 2020).
Burlesque Brunch boasts multiple tiers of high tea menu inclusions from Capital Roast, paired with customised drinks options (including a range of alcohol-free cocktails) curated by the studio’s resident bartender, all accompanied by burlesque entertainment from Diesel Darling and Jazida.
An Ensemble Theatre production Canberra Playhouse Theatre 3 to 5 June 2021 Approximately 90 minutes, no interval, not suitable for children
Inspired by an experience in 2018, Melanie Tait has scripted The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race, a funny, honest and heart-warming story about upsetting the status quo and standing up for your principles.
Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest ACT Thursday 3 June at 7pm Wait list for tickets
AHE continues its exploration of large-scale works in 18th century chamber versions with a premiere of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony by Watts along with Masi’s chamber version of Mozart’s Haffner Serenade, arranged for a septet with flute, string quintet and double bass. The ensemble also performs a beautiful, dark and moving string sextet in F minor by Luigi Boccherini.
The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra in association with Canberra International Music Festival (CIMF) With co-artistic director Rachael Beesley, co-artistic director Nicole van Bruggen, Daniel Yeadon and Neal Peres da Costa 11am and 1pm, Sunday 2 May 2021 Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture15 Blackall Street Barton ACT
This series evokes the salons and living rooms of the early 19th century with the orchestra in chamber music mode.
Ludwig van Beethoven: 3 Equali for four trombones, WoO 30
Franz Berwald: Grand Septet in B-flat major for clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello & bass
Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in E-flat major, Op.38 for clarinet, cello and fortepiano (after Septet, Op.20)
CIMF says of this concert: Berwald’s Septet modelled on the Beethoven Septet that became a Trio. This is the story of a famous Viennese composer who made a determined living out of music – Beethoven – and an unlucky Swede who had to resort to orthopaedia and glassblowing to sustain his career – Berwald. Now recognised as a true original and Sweden’s claim to classical fame, Franz takes his rightful place on the concert stage alongside Ludwig.
Dalton Hall 2pm to 4pm The Old Picture House Gallery and Theatre, Gunning, 6pm to 8pm 24 April 2021
Millicent Armstrong was a Gunning soldier settler farmer and a playwright – a reading of four of her one act plays will be the first performance presented by the newly formed Music Theatre Projects P/L under the leadership of musician, teacher, composer and director Dianna Nixon. Dianna is also a Gunning resident and found the story of Millicent, along with her plays, irresistible.
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.