Music - What's On
Second Fridays of the Month
Fri 12 February
Fri 18 March
Dinner from 6pm
Music from 8pm
Tabasco Tom Rogerson
From alter boy to outlaw, Tabasco Tom Rogerson has played with just about anybody whose anybody (and a few who ain't). Performing a style he has coined "Eclectic Soup", get ready for a melting pot of country blues, folk and delta, mixed with a bit of swing.
Tom has shared the stage with Bonnie Raitt, John Hartford, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo, a host of Australian icons.
This February he will be joined by Peter Howell & Steve Williams.
Rory started his solo journey in 1998 and has performed in Fender Roadcases shows alongside Troy Cassar Daley, The McLymonts, Tommy Emmanuel, Gina Jeffreys and countless others. Having lived life in a boxing gym, working at the Sacred Heart Mission in St Kilda, and as a guard in Melbourne’s hardest rooms, Rory has real life experience that permeates his heartfelt songs and live shows.
"the quality of Rory Ellis’ voice alone conveys an irresistible charisma, and that’s not even counting his song writing skills."Jackey Coyle of Rhythms Magazine
Bookings via Cafe Burrinja on 9754 4771 or call Suzanne on 0408 897079
Saturday 20 February
Burrinja Black Box
“Music is like drifting clouds that fly freely over the man-made geographical borders in this infinite space of possibilities.”
Journey through the exquisite vastness of space and superb beauty of the high Tibetan plateau with this enchanting music from the Mystical Land of Tibet.
Heart Strings is a biography through song, reflecting Tenzin Choegyal’s musical influences and collaborations across continents. From songs recorded with children at the Tibetan Children’s Village where he grew up, to sophisticated arrangements with the Metta String Ensemble and masters of Indian classical music, Tenzin breaks new ground while staying true to his Tibetan roots.
Tenzin is a master of the dranyen (long necked lute) and lingbu (bamboo flute) and is well-known for his extraordinary vocal ability. Bansuri master Taro Terahara is a leading musician in the thriving Indian classical music scene in Japan. His music spans the full range from contemplative and soulful to exciting and rhythmic.
These two powerfully expressive performers come together for this must see event on the world music calendar.
With special guest AYLA“Kate Miller-Heidke is a genius. Her unique mix of operatic singing and pop music is a thing of beauty. Her voice is much more than a supremely versatile instrument – it’s a weapon." – The Mercury, Tasmania
Coming to the Hills as part of her Australian tour, experience music from her acclaimed musical The Rabbits, a new cover or two and songs from her most recent record O Vertigo! – hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as a “career-best album” – as well as earlier material from across her varied career.
Kate is also releasing a charity Christmas single “I’m Growing A Beard Downstairs For Christmas” by Kate Miller-Heidke featuring The Beards, with all proceeds going to Bowel Cancer Australia.
Over the last two years the Sunshine Coast’s newest and brightest star AYLA has been steadily gaining attention on the Australian music scene for her mature and compelling writing style. Her debut single “Wish I Was” was released in early 2014. Regarding the opportunity to open shows for Kate, Ayla said, "I've always admired Kate Miller-Heidke for her clever lyrics, incredible range and unique spin on pop music. She is one of Australia's best female artists and I'm absolutely honoured to be supporting her on this tour.”
First Tuesdays of the month
Tue 2 February
Tues 1 March
Music from 7:30pm
MPA Members $10
Tickets at the door
Victorian audiences and pickers have an opportunity to partake in a regular musical event at Burrinja.
The structure of the evening is a blackboard concert with a paid feature band on the night.
For table bookings call Burrinja Cafe on 9754 4771.
Chamber Music Recital and world premiere of Peter Tahourdin Clarinet Concerto with Chamber Orchestra‘The best musicians of the NCO will come together to create a beautiful and varied program of chamber music featuring soloists from the orchestra’
– NCO Director Eric Klay
Experience the world premiere of Peter Tahourdin’s clarinet concerto performed by the Robert Schubert with the Nicholas Chamber Orchestra, featuring in a pristine program of the finest classical music featuring local soloists from the NCO.
Bach, Brandenburg concerto No 6 (Cora Teuwen & Martin Welch, Viola & Harpsicord)
Serenade for flute and string orchestra by F.S. Kelly (Mathew Barker, flute)
Cello solo (Joanna Tidy)
Haydn Symphony 104 (Nicholas Chamber Orchestra)
Clarinet Concerto with Chamber Orchestra by Peter Tahourdin (Robert Schubert & Nicholas Chamber Orchestra)
Nicholas Chamber Orchestra (NCO) with local choir Singularity“Making classical music accessible and available to all is something I feel passionate about” – NCO Music Director Eric Klay
This winter unfurl with the classical music sensation of the Dandenong Ranges own Nicholas Chamber Orchestra performing Mozart’s breathtaking Requiem.
Songs from Paradise Road (Singularily, director Cecily Woodberry)
Weber Basoon Concerto (Julie Holmes solo)
Mozart Requiem (Nicholas Chamber Orchestra and Singularity)
90 minutes (plus 20 min interval)
Saturday 12 November 2016
José Carbó & the Grigoryan Brothers
“The three of us have a great simpatico. Sitting down together in front of an audience to perform these songs that we all love is going to be extremely satisfying.” - José Carbó
A celebration of Latin passion and beautiful music
Join us for an afternoon of sumptuous song, stunning strings and tantalising tango, with internationally acclaimed baritone José Carbó and brilliant classical guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan presenting My Latin Heart.
Reaching number one on the Limelight Classical Music Charts in 2013, My Latin Heart was also nominated for Classical Record of the Year at the ARIA Awards.
Running time 90 Minutes (plus 20 minute interval)