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24
Sept
Music for Canberra

Canberra Youth Orchestra Icons 3: Sibelius

Saturday 24 September at 7:30pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Featuring as a soloist one of the winners of the CYO Concerto competition 2016.

Program

Polovtsian Dances - Borodin
Concerto selected by (and featuring) a 2016 CYO Concerto Competition winner
Symphony No. 2- Sibelius

Opening with Borodin's exuberant dances from Prince Igor, CYO sets the stage with a rich orchestral sound that continues throughout the program. Including a concerto performed by a winner of CYO's 2016 Concerto Competition, to be held in early 2016. This is paralleled with one of the more distinguished highlights of the Romantic period: Sibelius' Symphony No. 2. Well-known for its lush orchestration and its grandiose finale, Sibelius' most famous symphony shows the height of Finnish composition, moving through dramatic landscapes and paving the way for the remainder of CYO's Romantic 2016 repertoire.

1
Oct
Sitsky

A Tribute to the Piano Music of Larry Sitsky

Saturday 1 October at 5pm
Tickets available Trybooking or purchase at the door

Venue

Larry Sitsky Recital Room

Presented by

ANZCA International Music Conference
In proud partnership with the ANU School of Music and Kawai

Featuring performances by

Michael Kieran Harvey
Therese Milanovic
Andrew Chew
Giselle Roberts
with visual arts by Carmel McCrow
8
Oct
CSO

Canberra Symphony Orchestra Beatles in Symphony

Saturday 8 October at 2pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Guy Noble Conductor

It seems like yesterday when the Beatles arrived in a yellow submarine and changed the world forever. With legendary hits such as Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Penny Lane, When I'm Sixty-Four, Hey Jude and many more, the appeal of the "Fab Four" has spanned generations. Now the Canberra Symphony Orchestra steps out into the psychedelic, mind-altering world of the 1960s when the musical genius of the Beatles is recreated in a spectacular symphonic showcase. In the hands of master orchestral arrangers, best loved Beatles hits are refashioned into creative, evocative and entertaining orchestral suites. The earth shattering language of the rock world meets the lush romantic sound of the classical symphonic tradition. Be transported to another time and place when you join us on a uniquely magical, classical mystery tour where the sound that changed the world forever is refashioned and celebrated in full orchestral splendour.

13
Oct
RMC

Band of the Royal Military College: Marziale

Thursday 13 October at 7:30pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

The Band of the Royal Military College is proud to present "Marziale", a spectacular military themed concert featuring one of Australia's finest military bands, Canberra's own RMC Band. Llewellyn Hall will resound to the magnificent sound of sparkling modern symphonic wind band repertoire, vocalists, and virtuoso instrumental soloists. The grand pageantry, colour and precision of military music will be on full display as the Band is joined on stage by the Canberra City Pipes and Drums. This event not only promises great entertainment but will also highlight the great pride felt for the men and women of the Australian Defence Force serving our nation through a stirring musical tribute to their dedication and sacrifice. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the RSL ACT Peacekeepers Sub Branch and the important work of Lifeline Canberra.

15
Oct
NCO

National Capital Orchestra: Scriabin and Suk

Saturday 15 October at 7:30pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Conductor

Leonard Weiss

Program

GREENAWAY Worlds Within Worlds
SCRIABIN The Poem of Ecstasy
SUK Asrael Symphony in C Minor

Experience the National Capital Orchestra in its largest concert of the year! Proudly opening with the Canberra Premiere of Sally Greenaway's Worlds Within Worlds, as commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, this program is set to delight lovers of Romantic and 20th Century music. Highlighting two lesser-known composers, the full force of the orchestra is truly felt in Alexander Scriabin's The Poem of Ecstasy. Acclaimed as "a sincere expression of genius," the symphonic poem will leave you with a grand sense of being larger than life. This is matched by an even larger masterpiece, Josef Suk's Symphony No.2 "Asrael" in C minor for large orchestra. Having initially intended the work to be composed in memory of his father-in-law and teacher Antoni­n Dvorak, Suk was struck, mid-composition, by the death of his wife Otilie Sukova. The symphony acts as a reflection of Suk's love and admiration for Dvorak, while showing the full devastation of this double loss as the symphony progresses. Join conductor Leonard Weiss for this unmissable evening of ground-breaking works for orchestra, and the grand finale of the National Capital Orchestra's 2016 concert series.

20
Oct
Musica Viva

Musica Viva - Benjamin Beilman & Andrew Tyson

Thursday 20 October at 7pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Program

MOZART Sonata no 35 in A major, K. 526
JANACEK Violin Sonata
STANLEY New Work (World Premiere)
Commissioned by Musica Viva's Hildegard Project
SAINT-SAENS Sonata no 1 in D minor, op 75

In one of the most exciting classical music debuts of the year, two award-winning young stars make their first recital tour of Australia. The program reflects the equal nature of their roles. Saint-Saens' First Violin Sonata requires two virtuosi to bring it off: the two parts are equal in emotional expression and take turns in musical leadership, before joining for an exuberant finale which has been called 'the most exciting in the repertoire'.

Mozart's late Violin Sonata K526 gives each of the performers a thrillingly virtuosos part, in an unusual (for the time) display of equality. It begins and ends in A major, a key Mozart always chose when his operatic heroines sang of love: perhaps this inspired the particularly beautiful slow movement.

Janacek's Sonata is a darker beast, written at the onset of the Great War, with what the composer described as 'the sound of metal clashing' in his head. But it has a richly Romantic character too, and a wealth of Bohemian folk touches. A notable inclusion on the program is a purpose-built world premiere by Jane Stanley, an Australian composer now resident in Glasgow, whose distinctive musical language marries fiery technique with emotional impact.

4
Nov
Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars

Friday 4 November at 7.30pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Program

Philips: Cecilia virgo
Tallis: Suscipe quaeso
Tallis: Lamentations I
Phinot: Lamentations
Part: Which was the Son of...
Interval
Muhly: Recordare, Domine (set of Lamentations) Australian Premiere
Tavener: As one who has slept
Clemens: Ego flos campi
Crecquillon: Andreas Christi famulus
Canberra: Byrd: Tribue domine

World-renowned British early music vocal ensemble, The Tallis Scholars, will embark on their first national tour of Australia this year.

Founded in 1973 by Artistic Director Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars have established themselves as the most authoritative and eminent interpreters of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Praised by critics for their delicate, pure sound, The Tallis Scholars have reset the bar for a cappella music. The Tallis Scholars have performed in both sacred and secular venues, notably St Paul's Cathedral in London, the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, and the Church of St Ignatius Loyola in a collaboration with Sir Paul McCartney.

Recordings by The Tallis Scholars have attracted many awards throughout the world, including 3 Grammy Award nominations, Gramophone magazine's Record of the Year award and 3 Early Music Awards. This will be an experience not to be missed.

5
Nov
Slava Rodrigo

Australian Chamber Orchestra - Slava, Rodrigo & Beethoven VII

Saturday 5 November at 8pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Program

RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin
RODRIGO
Concierto de Aranjuez
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No.7

Artists

Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Slava Grigoryan Guitar
Helena Rathbone Violin

Slava Grigoryan is a guitar virtuoso of magisterial ability, and a cultural ambassador for Australia as Artistic Director of the Adelaide International Guitar Festival. He has won two ARIA Awards, toured with Paco Pena and Leo Kottke, and played with major orchestras around the world. Experience this talent playing one of the most popular concertos of our time, Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez..

7
Nov
Mars

Mars: The Live Experience

Monday 7 November at 8pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or phone 1300795012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Presented by: National Geographic Live Exploration has always been a defining feature of what it means to be Human. Today this distinctly Human trait is as strong as ever with the exploration of space at the forefront of our achievements. Many believe that Mars represents our future and our ability to ensure the survival of the Human race. Human exploration and an eventual permanent presence on Mars is no longer a distant dream but a realistic objective for the human race.For the first time, National Geographic Live is bringing the world's leading authorities together for a unique major live event to discuss global space agency plans and the immense challenges awaiting Humankinds next great space adventure. Join our Host Ray Martin as he presents live on stage, Apollo Legend and Mars advocate "Buzz Aldrin", with leading authorities from US and European global space agencies including Prof. Mark McCaughrean Senior Science Advisor European Space Agency in a world first National Geographic Live event. Using stunning images and footage from global space agencies and National Geographic Channel's landmark new television series 'MARS', directed by Ron Howard and produced by Brian Grazer, audiences will experience live an exciting journey to the Red Planet our future new home.

17
Nov
Musica Viva

Musica Viva - Trio Dali

Thursday 17 November at 7pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Program

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in E-flat major, op 1 no 1
SMALLEY Piano Trio
CHAUSSON Piano Trio in G minor, op 3

Trio Dali is an ensemble of soloists, who come together for the love of playing chamber music. Such pleasure in performing is a pleasure for the listener, too.

For this tour the Trio have chosen their favourite work to open this program: Beethoven's op 1 no 1.

The Trio continue to demonstrate their innate but subtle expertise in the performance of a stylish and elegant piece by Chausson that hints at the Parisian salons. Hints of Paris creep into the program again with Australian composer Roger Smalley, who's delicious Piano Trio brings delicate figurations to its shimmering tones.

26
Nov
Beethoven Finale

Australian Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven Finale

Saturday 26 November at 8pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Program

SCHNITTKE Sonata for violin and chamber orchestra
SCHUBERT 5 Minuets and 6 Trios, D.89
BEETHOVEN (arr. strings) String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op.131

Artists

Lorenza Borrani Director & Violin
Helena Rathbone Violin

The ACO's 2016 journey through the late quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven culminates with a presentation of the composer's own favourite, String Quartet Op.131, the epitome of his later style: expansive, visceral, and utterly affecting. Wagner said that "it floats over the sorrows of the world".

4
Dec
Music for Canberra

Canberra Youth Orchestra Icons 4: Brahms

Sunday 4 December at 7:30pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Featuring as a solist one of the winners of the CYO Concerto competition 2016.

Program

Symphony No. 1 - Brahms

Further demonstrating the strength of Youth Music in Canberra, this program features a concerto performed by another winner of CYO's 2016 Concerto Competition. The Llewellyn series culminates with one of the masterpieces of the Romantic period: Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. Displaying the clear influence of Beethoven and simultaneously feeling a burning need to live up to such great legacy, Brahms shapes this exquisite work in typical symphonic form, utilising expressive soloistic and sectional writing to explore intricate textures and colours throughout the piece. Forming an exuberant close to the year, there is none other such piece to highlight the strength of a Romantic and iconic concert series.

9
Dec
Monkees

The Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour!

Friday 9 December at 8pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Presented by

David Roy Williams & Nice Events

On September 8, 1965, when producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider placed a classified ad in The Hollywood Reporter seeking "4 insane boys," they had no idea that they were about to unleash Monkee-mania! But that's exactly what happened the following year when the first episode of "The Monkees" debuted on NBC on September 12, 1966. 50 years later and The Monkees anniversary show is coming to Australia and New Zealand. After sell-out North American shows, and with a brand new album "Good Times" in the charts, Micky and Peter are bringing the Monkees magic downunder.

The Monkees 50th Anniversary show is a unique concert experience. Times may change but infectious pop hits and wonderfully charismatic characters stay in our hearts and memories forever.

25
Jan
Deadly 60

Deadly 60 Live

Wednesday 25 January 2017 at 3pm
Tickets available from Ticketek or telephone 1300 795 012

Venue

Llewellyn Hall

Following his sold out 2016 Australian tour, Steve Backshall the star of one of the most popular children's shows on the planet, is returning to Australia with a new show based on the hit BBC series, "Deadly 60 Pole to Pole". Come on a theatrical journey with Steve as he shares his experiences travelling from the South Pole to the North Pole, and his gripping encounters with deadly creatures from all corners of the globe. Join Steve on his journey of wild discovery and dangerous entertainment, live on stage this January.

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