The Canberra International Music Festival 2017 program is now online! Festival fans can get in early to secure the best seats in the house, as well as take advantage of discounts by purchasing a Festival Pass or choose their own adventure with a Five Concert Pass.
This year’s theme is Revolution: A Music Adventure from the Barricades of Time. In the words of Artistic Director Roland Peelman, “The vibe for the 2017 festival is Revolution, not because some people have described Brexit or the United States election as a revolution, but because one hundred years ago in Russia, amidst the ravages of war, a real and extraordinary revolution did take place. It gives us a chance to ponder the nature and the circumstances of radical change, not only in the political arena but in life itself. There is going to be so much to listen to, and so much to talk about.”
Momentous events and cataclysmic changes form the backdrop to the 2017 Festival. Over eleven exhilarating days, see and hear how the great milestones in our history provide the context for over twenty five musical experiences. From amidst Canberra’s most iconic buildings we look out onto a world of music: Mozart and Shostakovich both receiving special attention, but also Bach, Handel, indigenous artists and composers such as Robert Davidson, Elena Kats-Chernin and Andrew Ford. Most importantly, we bring the world to Canberra in the form of renowned performers such Canadian Brass, Israeli clarinetist Orit Orbach, two dynamic string quartets from France and Venezuela who both make their first appearance in Australia, musicians from Singapore, China, the United States, and more.
A vibrant fusion of thought-provoking conversation, some culinary adventures on the side, and over twenty expertly curated concerts with charismatic performers from around the globe – that’s the Canberra International Music Festival: 27 April to 7 May 2017, an annual treat for Australia’s cultural enthusiasts!
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