Welcome to Burrinja Season 2017
Special family deal: 17 years and under, free ticket with every adult ticket purchased
'Orchestra Victoria responded with beauty, brilliance and tireless playing' - Sydney Morning Herald
The supreme story tellers of the theatre world invite you to experience the transformative power of music.
Now in its fifth decade, and as proud performance partner of The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia and Victorian Opera , Orchestra Victoria is one of Australia’s only two specialist pit orchestras. In addition to its core pit activities, this much loved pillar of Victoria’s classical music scene also delivers more than 200 performances each year as part of its commitment to create opportunities for all to experience the highest quality selection of orchestral program available.
Join orchestra members in this brand-new series of intimate chamber concerts in am musical journey through time. Stay back after the performance to meet the musicians and enjoy some light refreshments.
“This was the most memorable piece of music I have ever heard-it will stay with me for the rest of my life”. - San Jose Villages resident
Discover an intimate journey of inspiration and musical artistry told through classical music, storytelling and breathtaking imagery.
Experience the sublime music and sensational visuals of this timeless story of creative awakening, as we follow a young musician’s journey from inspiration to artistry.
Anna’s Promise is a breathtaking multi-media production for solo bass, narration, chamber orchestra and visuals exploring "Why we make music”.
60 minutes| No interval | All ages
The Lowdown Hokum Orchestra started life in 2014 as a vehicle to present “That’s Showbiz” a musical play written by Melbourne bluesman Doc White. The show had runs in the Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne Fringe festivals in 2015, clocking up 50 performances. Reviewing the Adelaide Fringe season, Clothesline Magazine gave the performance 4 and ½ stars and called it “A brilliant way to spend an hour”.
The band consists of some of the finest jazz, blues and folk musicians in Australia - Doc White, Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Paul Williamson (Dire Straits, Renee Geyer, Black Sorrows), Howard Cairns (Allan Browne, Red Onions, Dancehall Racketeers, John Butler), Andy Baylor (Dancehall Racketeers, Honeydrippers); Tony Martin (Hey Gringo, Sammy Owen Band) and has the musical chops and flexibility to handle a range of styles including early jazz, delta blues, calypso, gospel, R&B (the proper stuff), funk and some iconic Australian music. Sometimes these can appear in the one song as in the ode to vinyl recordings, My Favourite Record, which is mostly a New Orleans jazz tune interspersed with snippets of band members’ favourite songs.
Contact The Skylark Room on 03 8288 2772 for menu information or to book a table.
4.5 STARS - “Brilliant” – Clothesline Magazine
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SUN 7 May, 2PM
From Downtown to Broadway to Burirnja
Be enraptured with the music and stories of the legendary Petula Clark. Experience her songs, live and intimate through the talent and passion of Hiliary Henshaw and Will Conyers.
Celebrate the extraordinary depth and sensational breadth of Clark’s seven decades of music, with timeless hits including Sign of the Times, The Other Man’s Grass, This Is My Song and … Downtown, as well as references from her film and stage offerings including Finian’s Rainbow and Goodbye Mr. Chips.
Be there to track Clarke’s career from her humble beginnings as a World War II entertainer, to Sixties icon and now world class concert performer.
70 mins | no interval | all Ages
‘Kate Ceberano; Chanteuse, Icon, Goddess … She not only rocks our world, she also fills it with glorious colours.’ – Sam Neill
Join Kate Ceberano, veteran performer and high priestess of Australian pop as she reunites with prolific composer and jazz pianist Paul Grabowsky for an unforgettable evening of song.
Casual listeners, popular music fans and jazz aficionados alike will delight in this warm and engaging collaboration from two of Australia’s most distinguished performing artists.
90 mins | no interval | suitable all ages
Set your dance card for Singularity Choir’s performance of The Merry Widow Operetta.
The elegant romance of 1860 Art deco France comes to life through 40 voices of the Singularity choir on the Burrinja Stage. Be drawn into the playful drama of 19th century high society, a young widow, amorous encounters and opulent French passion.
The Merry Widow is a playful and light-hearted vision of high society romance in 19th century France. Follow the tale of a town’s quest to keep the heiress of their city's fortune in the region by finding her the right husband.
140 Minutes | Including 20 min Interval | Suitable all ages
SAT 28 OCT, 8PM
“Exposing Edith can be summed up in one word - sensational. Fully deserved the standing ovation! ***** ” Southside Advertiser, Edinburgh
Fall for the beautiful and complex world of Edith Piaf, of one of greatest French singers of all time, with a stunning mix of authentic French chanson and contemporary sounds.
Direct from sell out seasons at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Auckland International cabaret Festival and winner Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016, this critically acclaimed show charts the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time.
Explore the undertones of Piaf's vocals and lyrics in this unique interpretation of her work though voice, acoustic guitar and the subtle layering of loop, delay and effect pedals. The songs are punctuated with a collection of extraordinary stories of Piaf’s life from the perspective of key characters, from Edith’s half-sister, her lovers and Edith Piaf herself.
70 mins | no interval | all ages
“Lior is part of a rare breed of artists that has achieved success and critical acclaim, whilst maintaining an independence and individuality.”
Share an evening with the acclaimed singer/songwriter Lior in an intimate ‘salon’ concert. Lior will be performing material from his back catalogue as well as works from his forthcoming new album.
Lior burst onto the Australian music scene in 2005 with his stunning debut album ‘Autumn Flow’. Spearheaded by This Old Love, Daniel and Autumn Flow, the album became one of the most successful independent debuts in Australian history. A swag of accolades and awards followed and a #2 on the Australian charts for his follow up album.
With support from Domini Forster.
30 min Domini, 75 min Lior | 20 min interval | all ages