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Welcome to Burrinja Season 2017

Music

Date

FRI 21 APR 8:30PM
Dinner from 6:30PM

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

All $10

Bookings via 8288 2772

Jo Jo Smith & Pia Nesvara

at The Skylark Room

Friday April 21st brings an Australian Icon to the humble stage of The Skylark Room..

Jo Jo Smith, along with Pia Nesvara, will be taking over The Skylark Room and bring the finest Gospel, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Blues, and Latin styles to your aural receptors. Expressing an emotional involvement in the lyrics she writes and interprets, an elastic voice demure one minute, tough and decisive the next and a technique that is in perfect synch with the numerous A-List musicians she has been associated with throughout her career, Jo Jo Smith is surely a performer who you do not want to miss.

Join us for a pre dinner show from 6:30pm (bookings essential), before being taken away by this highly anticipated performance. Music starts at 8:30pm. To book call The Skylark Room on (03) 8288 2772. Tickets $10.

"Jo Jo Smith is a true soul singer. She sings soul music. She sings with and through her soul. Smith has a mighty weapon in her voice, she reserves it’s power striking only when necessary" - Marty Jones, Rhythms Magazine.


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Date

SAT 22 APR 8:00PM
Dinner from 6:30PM

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

All $15

Bookings essential
Call 8288 2772 to book

Martin Zakharov Band presents ‘Sound of Silent’

at The Skylark Room


What a special evening we have ahead of us! The wonderful Martin Zakharov Band will be presenting 'Sounds of Silent' by treating us to a live music performance to the 1926 Silent Film 'The General' with Buster Keaton! Come down and enjoy a spectacular meal whilst being transported almost 100 years in the past to the delicate joys of pioneer film and the atmosphere and excitement that swept the world.

You can see the Martin Zakharov band in action here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikItjN3Dx6E

Dinner starts at 6:30pm with the show beginning at 8:00pm.



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Date

FRI 21 APR 8:30PM
Dinner from 6:30PM

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

All $10

Bookings essential
Call 8288 2772 to book

Moonshine Coalition w/ Bethany & Lance Peele

at The Skylark Room

Friday April 28th The Skylark Room presents the Moonshine Coalition, along with Bethany & Lance Peele!

Moonshine Coalition was formed in Melbourne, Australia in early 2015, with lead singer and guitarist Max Lees, wife Annie Dixon playing Banjo and singing vocals, and Brian Turner on Bass. Inspired by the sounds of artists such as Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, the trio performs an intoxicating blend of blues roots and country music, and have a strong focus on vocal harmony arrangements, which produce an original and upbeat sound.

Father and Daughter, Bethany & Lance Peele will be joining Moonshine Coalition on the Skylark Stage. Bethany Peele is a Melbourne based blues, jazz and folk inspired musician. Performing over her budding career in a range of line-ups, her current projects express her varied abilities as a vocalist.

Most often recognised for her warm and beautifully developed vocal tone, Bethany is a captivating entertainer. With the ability to hold rooms spellbound by the honesty of her melodic storytelling, she moves audiences in inspiring and powerful ways.

Join us for a wonderful meal from 6:30pm with music starting at 8:00pm


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Date

SAT 29 APR 8:30PM
Dinner from 6:30PM

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

All $10

Bookings via 8288 2772

KAISHA

at The Skylark Room

Saturday April 29th will see local musical heavyweights KAISHA take control of the The Skylark Room!
KAISHA are an dynamic up-and-coming band local to our wonderful Dandenong Ranges. Forming as a trio in 2012, but with a collective musical history of 15 years behind them, KAISHA are a distinct fusion of Middle-Eastern rock, and progressive, shamanic sound-scapes. With diverse influences such as The Tea Party, A Perfect Circle and Dead Can Dance, KAISHA are carving out a unique sound previously unheard in the Australian music scene.

We are very excited to play host to this amazing trio, and are confident the night will be one no one should miss.  Call 8288 2772 today to book (Tickets $10), and secure your priority seating for a wonderful meal for both your body and soul!

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Date

WED 3 MAY 7:30PM
Doors open 6:30PM

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

All $5

Bookings essential
Call 8288 2772 to book

To The Ends of the Verse

at The Skylark Room

Poetry, storytelling, improvisation, rants, dreams, laughter. Guaranteed to be moving, inspiring and thought-provoking, To the Ends of the 'Verse is your local spoken word open mic night with a long history of supporting expression without judgement - just appreciation and respect.

From humble beginnings at the inaugaral End of the Line Festival in 2012, the 'Verse now runs monthly in the Dandenong Ranges at The Skylark Room, and in Northcote at Open Studio.


The hilleceneLIVE info session 4.30PM



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Date

FRI 5 MAY 8:30PM
Dinner 6:30PM

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

All $10

Bookings essential
Call 8288 2772 to book

Funk De Vue feat. Arnold Tihema

at The Skylark Room

Funk De Vue is an exciting New Orleans style Band based in Melbourne Australia. Their music comprises a rich blend of funk, blues and jazz is inspired by the contemporary sounds of New Orleans artists like the Meters, Jon Cleary and the Neville Brothers. Funk De Vue’s repertoire of original songs and selected New Orleans Style hits, have been received with great enthusiasm by their Melbourne audiences.

Funk De Vue is a musical collaboration between a group of highly experienced Melbourne musicians who have performed with such notable Australian artists including, Greg Ham (Men At Work), Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), James Black (Mondo Rock and Rockwiz) just to mention a few. Members of the Funk De Vue have also had long histories performing in well-known Melbourne institutions such as Grand Wazoo and Relax with Max.
 



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Date

SAT 6 MAY 8:30PM
Dinner 6:30PM

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

All $15

Bookings essential
Call 8288 2772 to book

Anecdote CD Launch w/ Jed Rowe & Roderick Mclowd

at The Skylark Room

The Anecdote launch their much anticipated debut album "Carved Upon The Air". A captivating, virtuosic, and fire-spirited acoustic trio, The Anecdote features  cello, trumpet, percussion and soaring vocals. Their music is a marriage of painstakingly sculptured songs, poetic lyrics, fiery improvising and spacious interweaving. Drawing from elements of folk, world music, reggae and jazz, The Anecdote are a dazzling and stunning live experience. Impassioned in performance, The Anecdote are unique acoustic music lived and breathed...

 



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Date

SUN 7  May,  2PM  

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Members $30
Seniors $22
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Ticket packages
5 -shows $140
3 -shows $90
 

Petula Clark

A Tribute

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

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Date

WED 10 MAY, 8PM

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $50
Side (restricted view) $40
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No free tickets
Non package

Kate Ceberano / Paul Grabowski

Love Songs

‘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

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Date

Sun 28 May, 2:30pm 

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Full 26
Concession $22
Under 15 $10
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No free tickets
Non package

From the Valleys to the Hills: Victoria Welsh Choir

Come and hear the glorious music of the Welsh valleys when Victoria Welsh Choir performs in concert.

Victoria Welsh Male Choir sings in the distinctive spine-tingling, four-part harmony of the traditional Welsh male choir. It has a diverse and vibrant musical repertoire, which includes Welsh and Celtic favourites, popular songs, light opera, Broadway melodies and Afro-American spirituals.

The Choir’s concerts are  renowned not only for the quality of the singing, but also for their relaxed, informal style, good humour and audience involvement. They guarantee that you will leave the concert with ‘a smile on your face and a glow in your heart’.
    
The choir’s award-winning Musical Director, Faleiry Koczkar, was born in Wales and grew up with Welsh as her first language. She has been honoured by both Wales, and her adopted homeland, Australia. In 2012 the National Eisteddfod of Wales appointed her its President of Wales and the World for 2012. Then in June 2014 she was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her contribution to choral music in Australia.


2 hours | 20 min interval | all ages



Date

SUN 25 JUN 2PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $26
Concession $22
book tickets

No free tickets
Non package

The Merry Widow

Singularity Choir

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 

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Dates

Sun 16 Jul, 2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$26 Full
$22 Concession
Buy one adult, get one U26 Free
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Melbourne Ensemble

Classical Tracks

The Melbourne Ensemble was formed in 2016 from members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with an enthusiasm for chamber music.

The ensemble’s makeup is taken from the tradition of wind and string writing in the 19th century; namely Schubert’s Octet and Beethoven’s Septet.

In the ensemble’s inaugural year, the group performed for enthusiastic audiences in the Lyrebird Music Society’s chamber music series, the Woodend Winter Arts Festival and the and in the Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

PROGRAM
Mozart-Horn Quintet in E-Flat major, K.407/386c
Poulenc-Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon, FP 32a
Francaix-Octet for clarinet, horn, bassoon & strings “A huit”

FULL CLASSICAL TRACKS PROGRAM AVAILABLE SOON


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and The Melbourne Ensemble in association with Yarra Ranges Council and Burrinja

Curated by Melbourne Rectal Centre, Classical Tracks is supported by RACV Music for Victoria, and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria



 

 



Dates

Sun 10 Sept, 2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

$26 Full
$22 Concession
Buy one adult, get one U26 Free
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Syzygy Ensemble

Classical Tracks

Syzygy Ensemble is an award-winning contemporary music group based in Melbourne. After just one year of performing together they were awarded first prize in the chamber music section of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition and, subsequently, were the only Australian group selected to perform at the 2011 Gaudeamus International Interpreter’s Award in Amsterdam. Since then, they have gained a reputation as one of Australia’a finest new music ensembles, lauded for their virtuoso precision, innovative programming, and ability to connect with their audiences. They were nominated for a Helpmann Award for a George Crumb tribute concert in 2012, and in 2014 were the recipient of the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Contemporary Masters Award. Last year they released their debut CD, ‘Making Signs’, containing specially commissioned works by some of Australia's finest composers.

As passionate musicians who delight in communicating with their audiences, Syzygy have designed an introductory program to inspire music lovers with a selection of future classics - from the thrilling virtuosity of Takuma Itoh’s “Parallel Divergence” to the ethereal effervescence of David Lang’s “Sweet Air” - reward your curiosity and experience these stunning works.

PROGRAM:
Gordon KERRY - Making Signs (10min)
Takuma ITOH - Parallel Divergence (6min)
Harry SDRAULIG - Prisms (12mins)
David LANG - Sweet Air (8min)
Brenton BROADSTOCK - Syzygy (15min)

PERFORMERS: Laila Engle, flutes Robin Henry, clarinets Leigh Harrold, piano Jenny Khafagi, violin Blair Harris, cello

FULL CLASSICAL TRACKS PROGRAM AVAILABLE SOON


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in association with Yarra Ranges Council and Burrinja

Curated by Melbourne Rectal Centre, Classical Tracks is supported by RACV Music for Victoria, and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria



 



Date

SAT 28 OCT, 8PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $36
Concession $32
Members $30
26 & under $18
Group 6+ $28ea
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Ticket packages
5 -shows $140
3 -shows $90
 

Exposing Edith (Piaf)

by I’ll Wager productions`

“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

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Date

FRI 24 NOV, 8PM   

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

All $38
book tickets

No free tickets
Non package

Lior

Live and intimate

“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

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