Mini-Festival of Classical Music

Tuggeranong Arts Centre 29 May 2019
Tuggeranong Arts Centre
02 June 2019, 3pm

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon – listening to classical music as you sip your favourite aperitif – and take in the sunset over beautiful Lake Tuggeranong.

Hear some of Canberra’s finest up and coming young musicians in the opening concert (3.30-4.30pm) followed by the main concert (5.00pm) featuring the celebrated New England Ensemble and guests performing a program of classical favourites including Saint-Saëns’ delightfully witty Carnival of the Animals.

Get into the mood with an hour of beautiful music performed by outstanding young musicians from the ANU School of Music including various combinations of harp, guitar, oboe, soprano, tuba and piano. The Program includes:

Dussek: Harp Sonata in C minor; Watkins: Fire Dance; Debussy Clair de lune

– Ella Ryan – Solo Harp

Dyens: Saudade No 3; Mangore: El Ultimo Tremolo

– Shane Campbell – Solo Guitar

Chopin: Variations in E Major; Miramontes: Duo for Oboe and Harp

– Zoe Loxley Slump – Oboe, Ella Ryan – Harp

Marcello: Sonata No 5 in C Major

– Robin Hall – Tuba, Xiaodan Zhu – Piano


The main concert at 5.00 pm features the Carnival of the Animals performed by the New England Ensemble and guests

A truly captivating program of classical favourites for music lovers and the whole family, the centerpiece of this concert is Camille Saint-Saëns’ ever popular Carnival of the Animals.

Saint-Saëns’ witty musical portraits of the various animals (and humans) will be accompanied by narration of Ogden Nash’s highly amusing, tongue in cheek poems in this version for strings and duo pianists.

In addition, Debussy’s delightful Petite Suite will be played in the seldom heard piano quintet version, as well as selections from Schubert’s Trout Quintet and more. Echoing the Tuggeranong Centre’s CONTRA theme for this year –the contrabass features throughout the program.


Tickets (price includes both concerts) are available online:

Adults $40

Students $25

Under 12 years $15

Family of 4 $100 (includes 2 adults)

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