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A performer at Spirit of Welcome Community Festival 2023. Photo: Damon AMB. A woman with long brown hair wearing a white top with floral embroidery singing at the front of a seated crowd.

Empowering refugee artists through music and culture

Refugee artists performing at the Spirit of Welcome Community Festival on 16 June will be renumerated at industry rates.

A bird's-eye view of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra in concert, taken directly above the stage and looking straight down.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra receives Federal funding boost

Badly impacted by declining ticket sales and sponsorship revenue post-pandemic, the CSO receives $4.1 million over four years in this…

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New musical celebrates Australian inventiveness

The creation of the black box flight recorder is the focus of a new musical theatre production opening at QPAC…

Audiences members watch on as the Queensland Symphony Orchestra perform in a park in Gladstone, Queensland, on a brightly-lit outdoor stage.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra announces five-year regional commitment

Education, health and wellbeing, and a commitment to First Nations people underpin the Orchestra’s new regional focus.

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Vale Sir Andrew Davis

The MSO’s Conductor Laureate died on Saturday aged 80.

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New study examines why we love sad music

A UNSW study examines our enjoyment of negative emotions aroused by sad music.

A grey-haired man wearing a blue shirt and a dark blue suit, as well as a lanyard around his neck, smiles at the camera. He is standing on the pitch of a sports stadium and a large soundstage has been erected behind him.

Vale Garry Van Egmond

The Australian music industry titan, who toured the likes of AC/DC, Riverdance and Bette Midler, died following complications due to…

An aerial view taken at dusk of a large crowd gathered outdoors preparing to sing together as part of The Big Sing at Festival of Voices.

Singing in the winter dark: Festival of Voices returns for 2024

Hobart’s original winter festival returns with a program featuring everything from US R&B star Macy Gray and choral workshops to…

DJ at music festival.

Little splendour in music festival cancellations

New inquiry launched to ascertain the future of an eroding music festival landscape.

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Brisbane's Open Season returns in 2024

Open Season has just launched its 2024 season, with a diverse range of acts coming to Brisbane from May to…

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