The 21st Canberra International Music Festival
1-10 May 2015
Suddenly here we are again, the holidays are almost upon us although it feels like Christmas started almost immediately after the Easter bunny or bilby hopped away. Holiday decorations have appeared wherever you look, tinsel abounds, Christmas lights are beginning to twinkle in homes and decisions need to be made about the quandaries of present buying (or not), which family is hosting dinner and the seemingly endless pre-holiday celebrations.
The CIMF team, at the same time, has been working frantically getting their "gift" - the 2015 Canberra International Music Festival Programme - ready to show all our festival family. We had a splendid gathering with many of our festival friends at Palerang homestead with hosts Sue and Ulli Tuisk where we enjoyed great company, fine food and wondrous music courtesy of Roland Peelman and Anna McMichael. We also held the official festival launch in spectacular style with Professor John Rayner and featuring an amazing audio visual journey where Artistic Director Roland Peelman outlined the 2015 musical journey. Those who were there got a look at the multiple spectacular festival gifts awaiting us in May 2015. The stirring performances from Alex Raupach (trumpet) and Emma Rayner (cello) soothed away any pre-holiday stresses and excited the senses in anticipation of the 2015 festival.
So now we have your 2015 festival offering ready, the festival programme is out and tickets are on sale for the entire 2015 festival season so your thoughts can turn to having an amazing musical and visual experience at the CIMF in May 2015.
From the entire CIMF team we wish you all a peaceful and compassionate holiday season in the spirit of thoughtfulness for others.
Arn Sprogis, President, Pro Musica Inc.
The Canberra International Music Festival has achieved a national reputation for presenting an art music program which is both highly innovative and of exceptional quality. While the festival’s early focus was on chamber music and it remains true to its core, its scope has broadened to include classical, jazz, contemporary and world music.
We are working hard to bring you another brilliant festival in May 2015. See what's in store in our 2015 Festival Brochure (click on image below)