Around Australia a variety of splendid Symphony Orchestra Concerts will be sure to start 2016 in style for those who love a diverse range of music. Chinese New Year in 2016, The Year of the Monkey will be celebrated in style at Brisbane when the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, QSO, supported by the Australian Centre of Chinese Culture and Arts, will perform Thursday 11th February, 2016 under the dome at Brisbane City Hall. Guests include Conductor Darrell Ang, Cellist Li-Wei Quin, Mezzo Soprano Aoyun Gerile, on Ehru Ma Xiaohui with Yingdi Sun on piano and will feature a Reflection of a vanished time (Reflet d’un temps disparu) for cello and orchestra by Chinese composer Qigang Chen (b1951-). Buy Tickets.
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) start the year on January 30th, holding a one night only concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Detroit techno heavyweight Jeff Mills, renowned for his relentless pursuit of hardness and stripped down industrial sets, together with Derrick May, continually test the limits of spirit within electronic music, which many believe will redefine live music experiences in the future. From Detroit to Cirque de la Symphonie and cinema’s most infamous gangster, The Godfather In Concert, the MSO is offering a 2016 season full of big experiences. Buy Tickets.
Playing for the Sydney Festival, held every year through January, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) conducted by David Robertson, will once again prove it wouldn’t be summer with Symphony in the Domain on the 16th January, 2015. They are celebrating the beginning of their Ruby Anniversary, their 40th Year. Guests are invited to bring a hamper, blanket, friends and family and dress in Ruby! Prizes for the best ruby picnic and punter. There will be a special appearance by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and the evening is sure to go of with a big bang! This is a FREE event.
Benjamin Northey will conduct The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) when internationally acclaimed soprano Amelia Farrugia sings hits from Italian opera at the RACT Symphony Under the Stars to take place at Tolosa Park, Hobart on 13th February, 2016. The TSO a much loved institution, gives more than 70 concerts annually including seasons in Hobart and Launceston, and appearances in Tasmanian regional centres. This is a FREE event.
The West Australian Symphony Orchestra will commence the year accompanying Canadian Jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall on her Wallflower World Tour. Renowned for her contralto vocals, together with special guest Katie Noonan, appearing at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Her latest album Wallflower is number one on the Aria Jazz chart. Diana Krall will be performing some of the greatest pop songs of all time, as well as favourites from her own extensive catalogue including pop classics such as The Mamas and the Papas’ California Dreamin’, The Eagles’Desperado and Bob Dylan’s Wallflower, as well as favourites plucked from her extensive catalogue. Buy Tickets