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May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Smith's Alternative Bookstore
Tickets to our physical launch at Smith’s are sold out, but … Please tune in via our Facebook livestream for the digital launch of ‘What We Carry’, a powerful new anthology on childbearing, bringing together the voices of more than 60 contemporary Australian poets. Edited by Ella Kurz, Simone King and Claire Delahunty, this work illuminates the endlessly different ways the potential to carry life is experienced. Share in stories of love, frustration, despair and elation, and learn a little[...]
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Llewellyn Hall
Selby & Friends Artistic Director and pianist Kathryn Selby AM is joined by iconic Australian musicians violinist Dene Olding and cellist Julian Smiles for this powerful program of chamber music by Ross Edwards, Antonin Dvorak and Enrique Granados. Hear how each of these composers pays tribute to the nature, experiences and culture of their native lands.
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Harmonie German Club
Mallory Brown Experience hosts Canberra Blues Society May Blues Jam. The host band will be followed by some of the finest musicians in the Canberra region jamming together for a great afternoon of live Blues music.
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – May 22 @ 8:00 pm Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse
REBEL Then.Now.When? As our world is transformed dramatically and events are unfolding that had been foretold but the warnings unheard, how do we find the way forward? Who will lead us all? We have looked for answers and inspiration in our past, in this era when activism brought deep changes in the world and reflected on the present, on the how and when and what. REBEL. Then. There is courage, strength and a creative tempest in our collective roots from[...]
May 23 @ 3:00 pm Wesley Music Centre
Susannah Lawergren (soprano) and Maciej Pawela (piano) will perform music from the great composers of their homelands: excerpts from the great Polish composer Szymanowski’s Songs of the Fairy Tale Princess for coloratura soprano, exquisite miniatures by the great Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar and, of course, music from Australia: an arrangement of Brenda Gifford’s beautiful song to the sky, Miriwa in Yuin language, and a song cycle about the many characters of the ocean by major 20th century Australian composer, Miriam[...]
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Llewellyn Hall
This chamber music program brings together three of Australia’s powerhouse artists, violinist Andrew Haveron, cellist Timo-Veikko Valve, and pianist Kathryn Selby. The evening is a whirlwind through the worlds of 3 fascinating composers whose impact was both profound and long-lasting: American Amy Beach, Englishwoman Dame Ethyl Smyth, and Maurice Ravel, one of France’s most famous composers.
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Llewellyn Hall
Violinist Susie Park and cellist Umberto Clerici perform together with Artistic Director and pianist Kathryn Selby AM in this exhilarating program of “big works” for piano trio: Brahms’ massive B major Trio, the emotionally-driven Mendelssohn Piano Trio in C minor, and Joan Tower’s “Big Sky”, a visceral portrait transporting the listener to passage through a deep Bolivian valley.
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Llewellyn Hall
This Selby & Friends 2021 season finale is an exploration of youth, song and passion. The D minor piano trio of Fanny Mendelssohn, a composer to be admired in her own right, is the centrepiece of this evening bookended by Rachmaninov’s Trio élégiaque No. 1 and Schubert’s second great piano trio. Pianist Kathryn Selby is joined for this concert by two of Australia’s most gifted musicians of the younger generation, violinist Grace Clifford and cellist Richard Narroway.