Dear Visitors, The 19th Canberra International Music Festival was a resounding success thanks to all of you, the artists, the staff, the volunteers and most of all to the audiences. We will be posting reviews of the festival and also produce a CD of the concerts. Please check back for updates here and on our FaceBook page.
Please pencil in the dates for the 2014 Festival, 8-18 May.
From The Canberra Times, May 17th by David Ellery.
Gang Gang's attention has been drawn to the photo of Walter and child, and several others from the National Library of Australia's Nicholls collection that open a window into the private lives of Canberra's designers, by the Canberra International Music Festival team.
“Sounding the Arboretum”
At the National Arboretum, May 13.
Reviewed by Judith Crispin
AN enthusiastic audience braved yesterday’s cold and rain to attend a “wood-themed” concert at the stunning new Arboretum.
Huddled on the windy deck, we were treated to panoramic views over the lake and forests while the architects of these extraordinary buildings spoke about the project that had brought them into the company of arborists.
“Double Duo and Friends” (Concert 24)
Albert Hall, May 18
Review and photos by Judith Crispin
THIS celebration of American music was one of the most challenging programs of the Canberra International Music Festival.
Synergy percussion ensemble kicked things off with a new arrangement of “China Gates” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams. This ornate work creates a music box effect, and Synergy performed it with precision and sensitivity.
“Amazing Space 5 – Sounding the Lake”
Aboard a Lake Burley Griffin boat cruise, May 17.
Reviewed by Bill Stephens
This was the fifth and final “Amazing Space” concert, an extraordinary series of concerts that has interwoven the arts of architecture and music so creatively and successfully that its become the talk of the festival.