Season Preview: Your guide to the arts in 2022

The Canberra International Music Festival has announced its 2022 program, with the theme of ‘Pole to Pole’. Running from 29 April to 8 May, 2022, the festival features 41 events, including 22 unique concerts and nine free events, and celebrates the journeys and travels humans have undertaken for millennia, the global community we have constructed, and what we have learned and discovered along the way.


Canberra International Music Festival Artist Director Roland Peelman introduces the 2022 festival.

“The world is a place full of contrasts, a place full of huge diversity and our theme, Pole to Pole, aims to celebrate this,” said Peelman. “From the tropics to the poles, from the mountains to the deserts, people have always looked for ways to traverse the difficult spots and, finding new routes to venture through, while enjoying the comfort of our coastal tracks. Next year’s Festival is about those routes. It’s about those tracks, those trails, and what we...