In 2017, Limelight will be on the ground to bring you all of the latest news, reviews and features from the Canberra International Music Festival.


Cataclysmic changes inspire Canberra International Music Festival 2017
One hundred years after Russia’s revolutions, massive upheaval will theme the 2017 Canberra International Music Festival.
News posted on December 1, 2016 by Angus McPherson


Roland Peelman on the stuff of revolution
The Artistic Director of the Canberra International Music Festival describes the music born in the cauldrons of change.
Feature posted on April 24, 2017 by Roland Peelman

Bringing revolution to Canberra International Music Festival
In the wake of Brexit and Trump, Artistic Director Roland Peelman explores social upheaval across history at the 2017 Festival.
Featured posted on February 14, 2017 by Angus McPherson


Review: Why do the nations? (Canberra International Music Festival)
★★★☆☆ Like the best festival programmes, this is one to provoke debate and disagreement.
Review posted on May 8, 2017 by Vincent Plush

Review: Last Statement (Canberra International Music Festival)
★★★★☆ An exceptional farewell from a young quartet with great potential.
Review posted on May 5, 2017 by Elsabeth Parkinson

Review: Half the Sky (Canberra International Music Festival)
★★★ A memorable and highly successful Promenade at the National Portrait Gallery.
Review posted on May 4, 2017 by Vincent Plush

Review: The Velvet Revolution (Canberra International Music Festival)
★★★ Fragmentation and a French quartet continue the revolution.
Review posted on May 4, 2017 by Vincent Plush

Review: Stalin’s Piano (Canberra International Music Festival)
★★★★½ A captivatingly scrapbooky interplay between piano and the voices of history.
Review posted on May 1, 2017 by Angus McPherson

Review: The October Revolution (Canberra International Music Festival)
★★★ A smart, challenging programme highlighting Shostakovich’s personal upheavals.
Review posted on April 30, 2017 by Angus McPherson

Review: Opening Gala (Canberra International Music Festival)
★★★ The Festival hits the ground running with music from home and abroad.
Review posted on April 29, 2017 by Angus McPherson

The Canberra International Music Festival takes place at various venues across Canberra April 27-May 7, 2017


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