Artsday / Neil Diamond anniversary celebrated in track

Hugh Sheridan performs Neil Diamond songs.

The week begins and there’s tons to get pleasure from in and across the arts. HELEN MUSA lays it out in her newest “Artsday” column.

TO coincide with the fiftieth Anniversary of Neil Diamond’s album “Scorching August Evening”, 25 Neil Diamond songs might be carried out by Hugh Sheridan and 20 artists in “Solitary Man”. Canberra Theatre Wednesday, 7pm, October 19.

PETER Alwast, head of portray on the ANU College of Artwork and Design will be part of Eugenia Lim, Honey Lengthy and Prue Stent, and Steven Rhall, the exhibiting artists for “Conflated”, for a dialogue of the works offered within the exhibition. College of Artwork and Design Gallery, 5.30pm, Wednesday, October 19.

CONCEIVED by Pip Thompson, a CSO string quartet will carry out a reside chamber live performance impressed by “Sidney Nolan: Seek for Paradise” at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 7.30pm, Wednesday, October 19.

WESLEY welcomes again pianist Robert Schmidli, to carry out the primary three of Bortkiewicz’s Fantasiestϋcke Op. 61 adopted by Prokofiev’s Sonata no 8 in B flat Main Op. 84. Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, 12.40pm-1.20pm, Wednesday, October 19.

John Bell with ensemble director Skye McIntosh.

IN “Haydn Speaks”, John Bell joins Skye McIntosh and the Australian Haydn Ensemble to inform the story of the rise of the composer. Directed by Damien Ryan, the script by Rachel McDonald sees Bell as Haydn recounting his life, commenting on his posthumous repute and revealing some “bed room secrets and techniques”. Albert Corridor, 7pm, Thursday, October 20.

ANU College of Music college students and alumni will carry out works by Shostakovich, Bruch, Reinecke, Weber and Goossens within the ANU Orchestra Concerto Gala, Llewellyn Corridor, 7pm, Thursday, October 20.

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THE Mandy Martin Artwork and Atmosphere Award honours the late Canberra artist who was a lecturer on the Canberra College of Artwork from 1978 to 2003 and went on to a global repute. The award, hosted by CAPO, is now open, particulars right here 


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Ian Meikle, editor