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Feb 27

Hanging Rock: Tom Roberts music concert

7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Tom Roberts | Performances

The Griffyn Ensemble's Michael Sollis curates music and poetry evoking the beauty of the Australian landscape. Features the world premiere of Sollis' Hanging Rock Cello Sonata.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $45, $40 members/concession, $25 under 30, $10 children under 16

Feb 28

Hanging Rock: Tom Roberts music concert

2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Tom Roberts | Performances

The Griffyn Ensemble's Michael Sollis curates music and poetry evoking the beauty of the Australian landscape. Features the world premiere of Sollis' Hanging Rock Cello Sonata.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : $45, $40 members/concession, $25 under 30, $10 children under 16

Mar 5

Take part in The last temptation

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Special event | Performances

Take part in a unique sensory experience by feasting on an elaborate 25-metre sugar banquet created by artists Ken + Julia Yonetani. The last temptation is a metaphor for the impact of human consumption on our environment- it will be a beautiful and thought-provoking experience.

Venue: NGA Contemporary
Price : Free

Mar 6

Alleged dances

2:00pm

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Special event | Performances Australian String Quartet national tour 2016

The Australian String Quartet performs Beethoven's op 18 no 6, a breakthrough work, and with guest percussionist Claire Edwards a new commission by Matthew Hindson, the work of American minimalist John Adams, and the luscious first quartet of Robert Schumann.

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price : $75, $60 concession, $55 members, $30 under 30 years

May 1

Barbara Blackman blessing

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Special event | Performances

Change, fusion, upheaval - what does it mean to be an artist working in the Middle East today? Join us for a discussion about making art in the original cultural melting pot, the Middle East, with music from award-winning Joseph Tawadros.

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price : $55, $50 concession, $35 under 30, $25 student rush
Booking: www.cimf.org.au

May 2

Sounds on site 1: Bells and smells

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Special event | Performances

In the first of the Festival's Sounds on site series, hear the National Carillon and the ANU Handbell Ensemble in the Sculpture Garden of the NGA. Follow the sounds of the bells to the National Portrait Gallery and finish at the High Court.

Venue: Sculpture Garden
Price : $55, $50 concession, $35 under 30, $25 student rush
Booking: www.cimf.org.au

May 8

A wave and waves

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Special event | Performances

In a rare, immersive experience, sit among 100 performers and listen to music as an ocean of sound. Members of Speak Percussion and Tambuco Percussion create colossal waves by layering imperceptibly soft sounds. A work of monumental scale, experienced with intimate immediacy.

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price : $55, $50 concession, $35 under 30, $25 student rush
Booking: www.cimf.org.au