a music adventure from the barricades of time
27 April - 7 may 2017

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!

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 two dozen 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 China, America and more.