The human voice. The original instrument. The instrument of change.
From Haydn’s glorious Creation to the Appalachian mystery of Sam Amidon, to contemporary Indigenous creators in all their diversity, the 2020 Festival exalts in the beauty of voices, and their power to reach out to us all. Beethoven marks his 250th anniversary, not in the museum, but in conversation with living artists who speak to who we are today.
Over ten autumn days, music becomes your guide to Canberra’s cultural treasures and hidden gems. From ancient meeting grounds to the halls of power, voices from around the world resound across our capital. Are you listening?
There are a variety of different ways to experience the Festival, don’t miss a beat with a Festival Pass or pick 5 or more eligible concerts and you’ll receive a 10% rebate across them all with a Choose your Own Adventure Pass.
2020 Festival Artist Eric Avery
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra who will be appearing at the 2020 Festival
Festival Artistic Director Roland Peelman
Dan Tepfer at 2019 Festival
Quatuor Voce perform at Mt Stromlo during 2019 Festival
Penny Quartet exit the stage at the Fitters' Workshop during the 2019 Festival
2020 Festival Artists William Barton and Veronique Serret performing at the National Botanic Gardens