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Sounds of Vienna chamber music

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Canberra. 7.30pm 7 June 2022
National Portrait Gallery

The line-up for Sounds of Vienna tour consists of Nicole van Bruggen, clarinet (Brisbane)  ; Niels Coppalle, bassoon (Paris); Anneke Scott, horn (London); Jenna Sherry, violin 1 (London); Peter Clark, violin 2 (New York); Simon Oswell, viola (Melbourne); Daniel Yeadon, cello (Sydney); Rob Nairn, double bass (Adelaide).

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Pissarro: Father of Impressionism – Exhibition on Screen

Directed David Bickerstaff
Dendy Canberra 28 May to 1 June 2022
Palace Electric Canberra Friday 27 May and Sunday 29 May 2022 

The company’s first new release since the onset of the global pandemic in 2020, this film is the most extensive documentary ever made, about one of the most significant artists in history: French Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, (10 July, 1830 – 13 November, 1903).

Pissarro: Father of Impressionism delves into Pissarro’s life and career across 50 years.

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Firebird – Film Review

Estonia, 2021
107 minutes, rated R
Dendy Canberra Tuesday 17 May at 6.30pm celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

It always comes as a shock how recently it was that homosexuality and relationships between people of the same gender were illegal across the world. In Australia, it was not until 1997 that Tasmania became the last jurisdiction to decriminalise homosexuality.

This film, set mainly in Soviet-annexed Estonia and Moscow in the 1970s, is the true story of a love affair between Russian conscript Sergey Fetisov (Tom Prior) and fighter pilot, Roman Matvejev (Oleg Zagorodnii). At the time, Soviet men in uniform caught having a sexual affair were subject to severe punishment.

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The Song Company Close-Up – Becoming Beatrix

Chloe Lankshear soprano, Francis Greep piano
3pm, Saturday 14 May 2022
Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, ACT

Chloe’s idea to construct a program around the life and legacy of Beatrix Potter has led the Song Company to explore a wide range of beautiful Art Song by Claude Debussy, Robert Schumann, Eliot Carter, George Crumb, Ross Edwards, Sally Whitwell, and Elena Kats-Chernin.

Chloe Lankshear and Francis Greep talk to Barbie about Becoming Beatrix
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Canberra Men’s Choir concert

Harmonie German Club
Saturday 28 May 2022
2:30 to 3:30pm

The Canberra Men’s Choir is a non-auditioned choir that welcomes any men who enjoy singing regardless of their musical experience and ability. The Choir is proud of the fact that many of its members’ first experience with singing is when they join the choir.

The Choir’s aim is to encourage more men to get involved in singing and to enjoy themselves.They rehearse every Monday at 7:30pm at the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah. Feel free to email to introduce yourself and ask any questions via the contact form on the website.

The Musical Director is Leanne McKean. Leanne is an experienced opera singer and conductor who has worked with a variety of community, school and chamber choirs.The accompanist, Vivian Zhu, is an accomplished pianist with a wide and varied repertoire.All are invited to go along and enjoy a fun afternoon of music and song.

The Mara! Big Band  – Zashto? (“Why?” in Bulgarian)

The Street Theatre
Friday 13 May 2022
115 minutes

Eastern European gypsy brass band meets jazz big band traditions –  the cream of Australia’s jazz and world music present a kaleidoscope of musical styles including brass, piano accordion, percussion and voice.

Barbie spoke to Mara Kiek
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