SEASON OF SONG

In 2024 Art Song Canberra will once again present a wide-ranging series of seven fine art song recitals on Sunday afternoons in the Music Room, Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest.

 

 

AJ America, R. Peelman

BACKGROUND

In each year of its life Art Song Canberra has presented a series of recitals, since 1997 under the collective heading of Season of Song. The great majority of artists in successive Seasons have been highly accomplished both in Australia and internationally. Since 2005 various members of Songmakers Australia led by pianist Andrea Katz have appeared in the Season of Song. Other noted Australian singers have included Greta Bradman, Sally Wilson (formerly Germany-based), Ben Connor, Robert Macfarlane, Michael Lampard, Jill Sullivan, Louise Page OAM and Christina Wilson. Season of Song 2018 included a stunning recital by the leading international art song duo Laetitia Grimaldi and Ammiel Bushakevitz. Other overseas-based singers have included Susan Burghardt (USA), Thomas Weinhappel, Tanya Aspelmeier, Knut Schoch and Erwin Belakowitsch (each from Austria), Rebecca Ryan (New Zealand) and Bruce Cain (USA) who appeared with guitarist David Asbury. Pianists have included (from Australia) Andrew Greene, Mark Kruger (formerly Germany-based), David Miller AM, Leigh Harrold, Phillipa Candy, Alan Hicks and Nigel Butterley. Overseas-based pianists have included Roy Howat (UK) and Australian Stephen Delaney (Austria). Recital programs have ranged widely from such classics of the Lieder repertoire as song cycles of Schubert and Schumann to fine art song by an immense variety of composers including Australians Horace Keats, Nigel Butterley, Betty Beath and Michael Dooley.

SEASON 2024

Season of Song 2024 brings seven recitals to the Art Song Canberra stage. It is the first Season that has been programmed by our new musical director Roland Peelman.

For more extensive information on the concerts and the artists in 2024 see the Program.

Admission to the concerts includes a complimentary program. For concert tickets prices, please see tickets .

MASTERCLASS

Art Song Canberra will not present a masterclass in 2024.