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Canberra Sinfonia & ANU Chamber Choir – Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest
1.30pm Saturday 27 May 2023
Conductor: Tobias Cole

The Stabat Mater is one of Pergolesi’s last works and also one of his most sacred. The music is written to a 13th-century Christian text as a hymn to Mary, portraying her suffering as Christ’s mother during his crucifixion.

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Beethoven Septet & Louise Farrenc Nonet – New Perspectives

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Albert Hall, Canberra
7pm Tuesday 6 June as part of a national tour

The ensemble features a mix of locally-based and returning Australian internationals plus the cream of overseas musicians – all of them specialists in historically informed performance.

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Musica Viva Australia – Among the Birds and the Trees

Llewellyn Hall, Canberra
7pm 11 May 2023, and touring nationally

The concert features London Symphony Orchestra flautist Adam Walker, Vienna Philharmonic harpist Anneleen Lenaerts, and BBC New Generation Artist, Timothy Ridout.

Richard spoke to harpist Anneleen Lenaerts in Vienna about Among the Birds and the Trees
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Canberra International Music Festival – The Child Within

Various venues
27 April to 7 May 2023

Founded in 1994 as a chamber music festival, the CIMF has gradually broadened its scope to the breadth of the Western classical tradition, world classical traditions, diverse Indigenous music and contemporary art music including jazz.

Melbourne-based violist Katie Yap talks to Richard about her career and Festival performances
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Apeiron Baroque – Trios for 4

Works for Baroque Trio by Uccellini, Handel, Leonarda, Falconeri, Bibber and Matteis
Wesley Music Centre, Forrest ACT
5pm Saturday 25 March 2023

Newly formed Canberran Early Music ensemble, Apeiron Baroque, invites you to a concert of music spanning the entire breadth of the Baroque era.

Barbie spoke to Aperion Baroque’s John Ma about the concert.
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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra – Viennese Vogue

The Albert Hall, Canberra
Wednesday 15 March 2023
Part of a national Tour 4-16 March 2023

In the late 1700s, Vienna was seized by enthusiasm for the clarinet. Mozart fell in love with the sound of this fashionable new instrument, considering it the closest to the human voice, especially in the hands of the brilliant virtuoso Anton Stadler.

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Gunning Focus Group – Duo Histoire:  Songs of the Cities

The Courtroom, Gunning’s Home of Chamber Music
101 Yass Street, Gunning NSW
7.30pm Friday 3 March 2023

Music in the Regions and Gunning Focus Group present engaging chamber duo, Duo Histoire, saxophonist Nick Russoniello and classical guitarist Murilo Tanouye, performing Songs of the Cities.

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Violinist Kristian Winther returns to Canberra with rarely-performed work

Signum Saxophone Quartet with Kristian Winther
Llewellyn Hall, ANU
7pm, November 17 2022

Musica Viva’s current national tour features Winther as the soloist in Kurt Weill’s Violin Concerto, a challenging and technically difficult early work of the composer.

Richard spoke to Kristian Winther about the concert and his career. There is also an excerpt of the violin solo from the concerto.
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Antonio de la Torre: Primero – album release

From 16 September 2022 through Bandcamp
Featuring Ensemble Antix
Conductor and Music Director – Leonard Weiss

Primero is the first album for this boy soprano, who performs with a collection of talented Canberra musicians

Richard spoke to Antionio de la Torre. The interview includes a track from the album.
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Bach Akademie Australia – In Bach’s Orbit

Cell Block Theatre, Darlinghurst on Friday evening 23 September 2022 (also livestreamed on the Australian Digital Concert Hall platform)
Our Lady of Dolour’s Church, Chatswood on Sunday afternoon 25 September 2022

The BAA’s ensemble of outstanding Australian musicians is led by its passionate Artistic Director, early music specialist and virtuoso violinist, Madeleine Easton.

Featuring renowned Australian countertenor Russell Harcourt, In Bach’s Orbit explores the key figures in Bach’s life who influenced and guided him throughout his life, both personally and musically.

BAA explores music by J.S. Bach’s much-cherished father-in-law Johann Christoph Bach, his great hero Dieterich Buxtehude, whom he famously walked 280 miles to hear, and Vivaldi who was greatly admired by Bach, as was Telemann. And then there was Pachelbel, his treasured family friend.


  • J.C. Bach – Lamento ‘Ach, dass ich Wassers gnug hätte’
  • Buxtehude – Praeludium in G minor BuxWV 163 (Nathan Cox, organ)
  • Vivaldi – Nisi Dominus
  • Telemann – Concerto for 4 violins in G major TWV 40:201
  • Pachelbel – Suite No. 4 in E minor from Musikalische Ergötzung P.  373
  • J.S. Bach – Cantata ‘Geist und Seele wird verwirret’ BWV 35

Bach Akademie Australia was established in  by Australian violinist Madeleine Easton 2016, in close association with her mentor and inspiration, Bach doyen Sir John Eliot Gardiner.