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Canberra International Music Festival 2019

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Canberra International Music Festival 2019

WHEN

May 2 – 12

WHERE

Canberra, ACT

PROGRAM

Now available

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Essential Reading

WINTHER’S BACH IN CANBERRA

Before he embarks on a complete cycle of Bach’s solo works over a single day at the Canberra International Music Festival, violinist Kristian Winther tells us why he’s channelling the monster that never breathes.

ROLAND PEELMAN: IN PURSUIT OF FUGUE

The fugue has long obsessed composers and musicians, who have found in it pinnacles of intellectual and spiritual expression. Canberra International Music Festival’s Artistic Director unravels the mysteries of the complex form, with which Johann Sebastian Bach praised God and King.

CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS 2019 PROGRAM

The Brodsky Quartet and Quatuor Voce among the guests in Roland Peelman’s Bach-infused 2019 festival.

CIMF 2019 Reviews

★★★★★
BACH IN THE CENTRAL DESERT

A stunning spectrum of musical traditions new and ancient.

★★★★½ A WORLD OF BACH

Roland Peelman reveals the scope of his ambition for the CIMF’s 25th anniversary in a spectacular opening concert.

★★★☆☆ WINTHER’S BACH I & II

Winther’s ambitious solo Bach journey was not without its perils.

★★★½☆ ST JOHN PASSION

A shaky start transforms into an evening of very fine music-making.

★★★★½ BREXIT BLUES

Brilliant playing in a cross-channel debate.

★★★★½ THE CHILDREN’S BACH

The inclusion of Andrew Schultz’s opera at CIMF was an inspired stroke.

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CIMF 2018 Reviews

CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL FINAL DAY

Vincent Plush ties a bow on this year’s Canberra International Music Festival, rounding up the last day and Festival Finale.

★★★★☆ BEOWULF

Benjamin Bagby brings Beowulf to life in an epic retelling.

★★★★☆ A SOLDIER’S RETURN

A moving, intelligent program delving deep into what it means to return.

★★★★★ ORAVA QUARTET

The Oravas live up to the hype and more in this stunning concert of Haydn, Rachmaninov and Debussy.

★★★★☆ ULYSSES NOW 

A thought-provoking program tracing the stories of those displaced by war across centuries.

★★★½☆ GLASS GAMES 

Susanna Borsch’s white-hot performance was made for the Glassworks Hot Shop.

★★★★☆ ISRAEL IN EGYPT 

A treat that will live long in Canberra’s memory.

CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL OPENING WEEKEND ROUNDUP

This year’s CIMF continues to build on its previous strengths and uniquely positioned character, writes our reviewer from Canberra.

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