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In her latest solo show, Sydney artist Jane Gerrish takes us to the glamourous Côte d’Azur of the 1920s and beyond, revealing captivating detail of master Henri Matisse in his studios. Working as painter, set designer, makeup artist and costume designer, Matisse’s adoration of women is explored through a series of painstakingly researched, fine drawings with bursts of exuberant colour, reflecting the ‘joie de vie’ of the period. Unlike many of his peers, Matisse thought of his women as creative[...]
Home is wherever we gather with our family and friends. It can be the city, it can be the coast or somewhere in between. Houses get bought and sold; a home stays with you always. Three Canberra based artists, Jennifer Baird, Elena Bozhko Marshall and Valentyna Crane explore the feeling of home in this expressive Group Exhibition. Earth, City or Sea. Together these three artists provide a rich and diverse experience whilst they explore the feeling of home. Join us[...]
The Book Cow Kingston is proud to host a ‘meet the author’ event for local author Kirsten Maron. Come and have a chat with Kirsten, get her to sign your book and find out what LaVonda is up to next. After the event join Kirsten at Lava Coffee at Eyre Street Markets for a drink. Kirsten Maron writes fictional stories and What Would LaVonda Robinette Do? is her second completed book. The frustrations of middle age provided Kirsten with the[...]
Program HAYDN String Quartet Op. 50 No. 1 in B flat major (Prussian Quartets) PLEYEL String Quartet in G minor Ben. 339 (Prussian Quartets) MOZART String Quartet No. 23 K 590 in F major (Third Prussian) The reign of King Friedrich Wilhelm II was relatively brief and his greatest remaining claim to fame 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. The dedication to[...]
Oboist Diana Doherty is acclaimed worldwide for her mastery of this challenging, beautiful instrument. Her friends, the award-winning Streeton Trio, share her delightful, eyes-alight style of performance in this ravishing program of masterworks and rarities for piano trio and oboe quartet.
Lauren works at a crematorium and is afraid of death. She picks up men in bars and is afraid of commitment. She remembers little of her childhood and is afraid of forgetting even that. When Lauren discovers boxes of unclaimed ashes sitting on the shelf, she’s afraid that unless she returns them to their families, they may haunt her forever. Lauren must come to terms with a troubled past and an uncertain future. She confronts her fear of death by[...]
WOLF MAIL PLAYS PETER GREEN Wolf Mail and his 4 piece band celebrate the music of British Blues Legend Peter Green. Canadian guitarist and BMA nominee Wolf Mail tells the story of Peter Green and illustrates that with a repertoire presenting all the well-known scores including Green’s own “Albatross”, “Oh Well”, “Black Magic Woman”, “The Supernatural” and “Rolling Man”. “A stellar performance, Mail literally transcends Peter Green, not to be missed!” – Rolling Stone “Raw, genuine and spontaneous, as close[...]
Aaron Copland’s score for Appalachian Spring (“Ballet for Martha”) was awarded the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Music and became an instant success. You will delight in this timeless paragon of classical music, capturing the beauty of every-day life and rarely performed in its full-length original version for 13 instruments. Paired with the world premiere performance of Canberran composer Chloe Sinclair’s “Rainfall of Diamonds”, commissioned by the Canberra Sinfonia to open our 2021 concert season. This piece was inspired by the[...]
Selby & Friends’ delightful season opener presents a fascinating glimpse of how three important composers of the first half of the 20th century – Bloch, Turina and Shostakovich – re-imagined the piano trio in these powerful ‘miniatures’. All composed within 19 years of each other and from vastly different European cultures, they contrast and complement the highly developed piano trio format produced by Schubert 100 years earlier at the end of the Classical Era and on the cusp of the[...]
An Australian premiere featuring Corinne Andrew and Milko Foucault-Larch Embark on this journey into the fascinating world of French popular music where the real stars are the worldly famous songs of Edith Piaf & Charles Aznavour. Milord, La Vie en Rose, No Regrets, If you love me… She, Yesterday when I was young, La Boheme, Formidable From obscure beginnings on street corners for Piaf and shady Parisian Cabarets for Aznavour, they went on to conquer the World. The Australian production[...]
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