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Apr 30

Stalin’s piano (world premiere)

2:00pm

Special event | Performances

Canberra International Music Festival 2017

Barbara Blackman’s Festival Blessing. Robert Davidson’s new work takes us into the heart of the conflict between state and individual, featuring pianist Sonya Lifschitz. Followed by a discussion with NGA Curator Deborah Hart, composer Robert Davidson and

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Bookings essential

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May 1

Music in the Turrell Skyspace

5:10pm – 5:30pm

Special event | Performances

Experience Canberra’s sunset in the transformative James Turrell Skyspace, with the sounds of a new commissioned piece for double bass by Benjamin Drury played by Rohan Dasika. 10-minute performances during the dusk light show.

Venue: Australian Garden
Price : Free (no bookings required)

May 2

Music in the Turrell Skyspace

5:10pm – 5:30pm

Special event | Performances

Experience Canberra’s sunset in the transformative James Turrell Skyspace, with the sounds of a new commissioned piece for double bass by Benjamin Drury played by Rohan Dasika. 10-minute performances during the dusk light show.

Venue: Australian Garden
Price : Free (no bookings required)

May 3

Music in the Turrell Skyspace

5:10pm – 5:30pm

Special event | Performances

Experience Canberra’s sunset in the transformative James Turrell Skyspace, with the sounds of a new commissioned piece for double bass by Benjamin Drury played by Rohan Dasika. 10-minute performances during the dusk light show.

Venue: Australian Garden
Price : Free (no bookings required)

May 4

Music and art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Special event | Performances

A snapshot of 20th-century Russia introduced by Roland Peelman, CIMF Artistic Director, with music by Prokofiev, Gubaidulina and Stravinsky performed by Darryl Poulsen and Alexander Yau, who appears by arrangement with the Theme and Variations Foundation.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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May 4

Music in the Turrell Skyspace

5:10pm – 5:30pm

Special event | Performances

Experience Canberra’s sunset in the transformative James Turrell Skyspace, with the sounds of a new commissioned piece for double bass by Benjamin Drury played by Rohan Dasika. 10-minute performances during the dusk light show.

Venue: Australian Garden
Price : Free (no bookings required)

May 5

Music in the Turrell Skyspace

5:10pm – 5:30pm

Special event | Performances

Experience Canberra’s sunset in the transformative James Turrell Skyspace, with the sounds of a new commissioned piece for double bass by Benjamin Drury played by Rohan Dasika. 10-minute performances during the dusk light show.

Venue: Australian Garden
Price : Free (no bookings required)

May 7

The art of speech: Australian rhetoric in music

2:00pm

Special event | Performances

Canberra International Music Festival 2017

Brisbane-based Topology and The Australian Voices combine forces in 'The Singing Politician', Robert Davidson’s settings of iconic speeches in Australian history, with powerful words, stirring music and brilliant choral work.

Venue: Gandel Hall
Price : Bookings essential

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May 28

Migration: Australian String Quartet National Tour

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Special event | Performances

With guitarist Slava Grigoryan, the ASQ dissolves the boundaries between jazz and classical. The concert is crowned by Schubert’s heartfelt and lyrical G major String quartet.

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

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