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Music

Dates

Burrinja
Fri 3 Mar – 7:30pm
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The Memo (Healesville)
Fri 31 Mar – 7.30pm
Fri 4 Aug – 7.30pm
Fri 20 Oct – 7.30pm
Fri 8 Dec – 7.30pm
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Venue

Burrinja Theatre
The Memo

Tickets

$26 Full
$22 Concession
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Orchestra Victoria

Five on Fridays Series

'Orchestra Victoria responded with beauty, brilliance and tireless playing' - Sydney Morning Herald

A series of intimate chamber concerts in the Yarra Ranges.

Orchestra Victoria is coming to the Yarra Ranges with a brand-new series of intimate chamber concerts on Friday nights.

Join orchestra members for the very first performance in this series in the Burrinja theatre. This concert will feature members of the orchestra performing an exquisite range of chamber repertoire led by Orchestra Victoria's Principal Flautist Lisa-Maree Amos.

Featuring Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn as Orchestra Victoria performs beautiful works by Debussy, Coleman, Berio, Morris, Jacob, Bozza and Cook.

Program:
Valerie Coleman, Afro-Cuban Concerto for Wind Quintet, 3rd movement “Danza"
Luciano Berio, Opus Number Zoo for Wind Quintet, Children’s play for Wind Quintet
Carolyn Morris, Wind Quintet No.1 in B flat,
Gordon Jacob, Trio for two Flutes and Clarinet
Claude Debussy, Two Arabesques L.66 arr. Howard Cohen for Flute Quartet
Eugène Bozza, Jour d’été à la montagne for Flute Quartet
Alun Cook, Mad Swans for Oboe and Bassoon    

Stay back after the performance to meet the musicians and enjoy some light refreshments.

 

 



Date

SUN 19 MAR

Time

2pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $26
Concession $22
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Anna’s Promise

Nicholas Chamber Orchestra

“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

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Date

FRI 24 MAR

Time

8pm

Venue

The Skylark Room at Burrinja

Tickets

Adult $10
Concession $15

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Lowdown Hokum Orchestra

at The Skylark Room

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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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
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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 balcony $40

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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
On Sale 10am Tues 28 May

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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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