Music Event Calendar
Music Event Calendar
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Wesley Music Centre

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*Sunday 21 October 3pm Art Song Season of Song Concert 6: The Degenerate and the Fop. Sarahlouise Owens (soprano) & Colleen Rae-Gerrard (piano). Exploring the interesting song repertoire of the twentieth century: the decadence of the Belle Époque and the jazz age through to the Weimar Republic and beyond.  Songs by composers such as Satie, Ravel, Hahn, Reger, Weill and Casey. Admission to the concert includes a complimentary program and light refreshments:  A $35; Sen, pnsr, Friends of ArtSound FM, *Friends of Wesley Music and Musica Viva subscribers $30; Art Song Canberra members $25; f/t student $15.

Wednesday 24 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Talented Performers from the Studio of Natalia Tkachenko. Outstanding students from the piano studio of Natalia Tkachenko performing a wide range of classical and modern works. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.


Friday 26 October 7:30pm “Callum Henshaw - Forest of Dreams” Join classical guitarist Callum Henshaw for the home-town show of his national tour. This concert celebrates the launch of his new album Forest of Dreams, with a program featuring Scarlatti, Westlake, Ponce and Barrios. Callum’s music can be found here. Tickets available online at and at the door. A: $30, C: $20, F/T student: $15, Child under 12 $5. Enquiries and 0403 640 669.

*Saturday 27 October 3pm Haydn, Handel & Mozart favourite arias - CANBERRA SINFONIA featuring soprano Louise Page OAM. An exciting new Classical/Baroque orchestra under the direction of Leonard Weiss & supported by the Wesley Music Foundation; Patron and solo soprano: Louise Page OAM. Program: a selection of favourite arias by G. F. Handel and W. A. Mozart, Bartók Romanian Folk Dances,  Haydn Symphony No. 63 in C Major (2nd ver).  Tickets: *A$20; C & f/t student $15. Wesley Uniting Church.

Sunday 28 October 6pm Grevillea Quartet presents Beethoven & Mendelssohn. The newly established Grevillea Quartet gives their debut concert at Wesley Music Centre performing two monumental works in the history of Classical music: String Quartet No.1 Op. 18 in F Major by Beethoven (1801) and String Quartet No.6 Op.80 in F minor by Mendelssohn (1847). A $30; C $15; f/t student $15, child U/12 free. FoWM discount applies. Tickets available at or at the door.

Wednesday 31 October 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Chloe Lankshear & AJ America, voice (solos & duets) & piano accompaniment. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

*Friday 2 November 7pm "Portrait in French Music" piano & harpsichord Concert.  Kotaro Nagano, the winner of the 2nd Australian International Chopin Piano Competition is returning to Wesley with a brand new all French program.  Kotaro will perform F. Couperin etc. on harpsichord and E. Satie, G. Faure and C. Debussy on the piano. Tickets at: or at the door. A: $40, C: $35, f/t student: $25, child U12: $10.  FoWM discount applies. Enquiries:

*Saturday 3 November 6pm From Mexico to Oz Concert series –Presenting Francisco Javier Garcia Nunez. Francisco Garcia (Mexico) takes you on a classical music journey playing from Mexican, Spanish and other great composers & a snippet of his own compositions inspired by his new life in Oz. Internationally acclaimed & reigning from the most prestigious institutions in Mexico, Francisco will present a program dedicated to the likes of Manuel M Ponce, Carlos Chavez, Joaquin Turina, J.S. Bach, just to mention a few. Supported by - The Embassy of Mexico & The Canberra Classical Guitar Society. Tickets at:  *A $35; *C $30; f/t student $15. *FoWM discount applies.

Wednesday 7 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Robert Harris & pianist. Viola & piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Sunday 11 November 3pm Concert 4: Venetian Masters. The Sydney Consort is delighted to present the inspiring English soprano Amy More and renowned cornetist Matthew Manchester to perform an array of early Venetian compositions. Join the ensemble on a musical journey through musica Veneziana and all its evocative arias, supported by strings, continuo and cornetto. Amy Moore (soprano), Matthew Manchester (cornetto), Stan W Kornel (baroque violin), Monika Kornel (harpsichord). For tickets, please go to or at the door 30 minutes before the concert *A $35; *C $25 *FoWM discount applies.

Wednesday 14 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Stuart Long, piano. “British Piano Favourites”: Accomplished Canberra pianist Stuart Long presents a wonderful collection of British piano works including John Ireland’s elegiac Holy Boy, Cyril Scott’s sultry Lotus Land & Peter Maxwell Davies’ haunting Farewell to Stromness - and many more! Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation. 

Saturday 17 November 4.30pm “Marcela Fiorillo Studio Recital”. Performers are: Ivan Wang, Emily Wang, Joshua Li, Kevin Li, Emily Wenck, Crony Zhou, Aaron Choy, Ingrid Stening, Matthew Crafter, Janelle Chia, Johanna Chia, Emily Bian, Felix Bian, Duong Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Lily Nguyen, Anastasia Wang, Nicholas Wang, Nicole Wang, Brigid Cummins, Christine Thompson, performing Bach, Mozart, Diabelli, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Kabalevsky, Bartok, & others. Free Entry.

Wednesday 21 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Robert Schmidli, piano. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation

*Sunday 25 November 3pm. Art Song Season of Song Concert 7: A Celebration! Louise Page (soprano) & Phillipa Candy (piano) will mark their 25-year musical partnership with songs they have most loved and enjoyed during that time. Years of hard work, friendship, frustration and laughter are reflected in their choice of favourites from Viennese classics to modern American songs.  Featuring songs by Strauss, Schubert, Carlisle Floyd and others. Admission to the concert includes a complimentary program and light refreshments:  A $35; Sen, pnsr, Friends of ArtSound FM, *Friends of Wesley Music and Musica Viva subscribers $30; Art Song Canberra members $25; f/t student $15.

Sunday 25 November 7.30 pm "András Csáki - Classical Guitar Recital" Hungarian-born, international award-winning classical guitarist András Csáki is an outstanding guitarist of his generation. He will tour Australia in November with a not-to-be-missed performance in Canberra. American Record Guide wrote "he always chooses expression over showing off" which best describes this impressive musician. Tickets available online at  and at the door. A: $30, C: $25, f/t student: $15, Child U/12 free. Enquiries: and 0403 640 669.

Wednesday 28 November 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Rhythm Syndicate. Choir: Christmas concert with jazz items. Entry  $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

Wednesday 5 December 12.40pm “Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts”. Wesley Music Scholars. Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments).Or donation.

Sunday 9 December 3pm "American Doubles" Dr. Eloise Fisher (clarinet) & Dr. Edward Neeman (piano) present a concert of American music.  Both Fisher and Neeman completed post-graduate studies at the Juilliard School in New York, and present this program with fond memories of their time in the U.S.A. Works by Bernstein, Copland, Muczynski, D'Riviera, Schifrin, Gershwin & Williams explore the vibrant diversity of American music. Tickets:  A$35; C $30; f/t student $10; child U/12 free.

Friday 14 December 7pm “Red Live Breath” Concert. The Australian Voices performing Red Live Breath by composer Cathy Milliken, & various Australian choral works. Tickets are available online via*A $29; *C $20;child U/16 $5. *FoWM discount applies. Optional workshop at 5.30pm, free with each ticket purchase. Enquiries:

Saturday 15 December 3pm Haydn & J.S. Bach - CANBERRA SINFONIA. An exciting new baroque orchestra under the direction of Leonard Weiss, supported by the Wesley Music Foundation &Patron Louise Page OAM. Program: Handel Organ Concertos Op 7, No 1 in Bb Major & No 4 in D minor; JS Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066. With special guest performer Calvin Bowman (organ). Tickets:  A$20; C & f/t student $15. Wesley Uniting Church