Features the exciting young ensemble, The Chrysalis Trio.
These 3 young musicians are graduates from the Australian National Academy of Music. An institution based in South Melbourne that prepares only the very best young musicians for life in the very competitive world of fine music.
When musicians graduate from ANAM join major orchestras around Australia and indeed internationally. Many decide to stay in Australia pursuing careers as soloists and or chamber music performers.
The Chrysalis Trio is one such ensemble to emerge onto the Chamber Music Scene and Simply Music is thrilled to present The Chrysalis Trio comprising Katie Yap, viola, Kiran Phatak, flute and Melina van Leeuwen, harp.
All 3 musicians regularly play with the major Symphony Orchestra in Australia. The Trio formed in 2013 while they were still students at ANAM and drew their name from inspiration gained while taking breaks in the Royal Botanic Gardens from their intensive rehearsals.
Their program for the Simply Music concert will include compositions mostly by French composers. Ravel, Rameau and Debussy and a newly commissioned piece by South Australian composer, Natalie Williams.
The Chrysalis Trio are part of the ANAM Artists Program which showcases these elite performers inrecitals across the country. That video clip was from the Australian NationAcademy of Music and the Chrysalis Trio performing part of Ravel’s Sonatine enTrio.
Think you know the story of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again.
Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists. Frighteningly funny and seriously silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertainment - for children 5 to 105. It delights and disgusts in equal measures.
Don’t miss this multi-Helpmann Award nominated production penned by the world’s number one storyteller and from the team that brought you George’s Marvellous Medicine.
St Ita's Primary School Concert - The Time Lord
St Ita’s is 30 years old. To help with this celebration, the Time Lord has arrived. He will take us back in time, to reveal past concert songs performed over the years.
Pink Floyd fans rejoice, CCEntertainment will deliver 'The Great Gig In The Sky' celebration of Pink Floyd at the West Gippsland Arts Centre in Warragul on Saturday 24th August 2019.
This hugely popular show has been an annual staple on the Sydney calendar since 2003 and now ventures into Warragul for the first time.
This brilliant homage concert features numerous gems from The Wall, Wish You Were Here and Dark Side Of The Moon showcased by some exceptional guest vocalists including Mick Pealing (Stars / Spaniards), Hugh Wilson (Lenny Kravitz Band / Vertigo), Nikki Nicholls (John Farnham Band), Michael Stangel (The Voice) and introducing Nicky Kurta.
Inimitable creative director Joseph Calderazzo (Jenny Morris band) will coordinate a superb eight-piece band including Dave Leslie (Baby Animals), Ian Tilley (Boom Crash Opera), Davey Porter (Jon Stevens band), Joel Sena and Nik Pringadi (Rock of Ages).
With a reputation for breathtaking moments and stunning interpretations this show has sold out in Sydney venues since 2003 and is simply unmissable, so don't wish you were there, book now!
Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Rufus Thomas Jnr, Howlin’ Wolf and many more, all had one thing in common. They all launched their careers at the famous Sun Record Company in Memphis.
You’re promised an unforgettable evening as Sun Rising perform this critically acclaimed show.
Relive the amazing music and classic tales of Sun’s early years. Break out the brylcreem, whack on the dancing shoes and book now!
All the best things come in fours! There are four seasons in a year, four classical elements, four points on a compass and four Beatles. This star studded female quartet of career-long friends are excited to shake up the worlds of opera, music theatre, inspiring ballads and comic delights, like four equal sides to the perfect square.
Antoinette Halloran (Spicks and Specks, Jose Carreras World Tour, Opera Australia), Alison Jones (D’Oyly Carte, West End), Dimity Shepherd (Multi Green Room Award Winner, Victorian Opera), Caroline Vercoe (Opera Australia, Lyric Opera)
The Umbilical Brothers Speedmouse
It's legendary and it's live. After smashing countless countries and slaying endless audiences, the Umbies' most beloved show is back. The Sydney Morning Herald described it as "Marcel Marceau on really good drugs". 'Nuff said.
The Umbilical Brothers are an international comedy phenomenon who have so far won a couple of BAFTAs, an Emmy, the Critics' Choice at Edinburgh Fringe and the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performers, They have performed in 37 countries with five different shows. Now they are returning home with one of their most beloved ones, Speedmouse.
Full of the stuff you love best, Speedmouse is a live action, fast paced, rewind, slow motion, frame-by-frame adventure where two men create the impossible out of a microphone and a unique physical ability that has no equal. Speedmouse has earned a bevy of five star reviews and numerous awards including best stage production and best international show, along with a multi-platinum DVD that is sold in every corner of the world.
Join them in celebrating the 15 year anniversary of Speedmouse with a limited live theatrical run. If you haven't seen this show live, you should. Really.
"Marcel Mareau on really good drugs" – Sydney Morning Herald
"You're left only to shake your head and mavel" – NY Times
Linda Ronstadt has collaborated with artists in diverse genres, including Bette Midler, Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Johnny Cash, and has sold more than 100 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.
BLOOM brings her music to life with an incredible band, featuring former members of the Jon English Band and Members from National Touring Artists - Dami Im, Russell Morris and Damian Leith.
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey conductor
Thomas Hutchinson oboe
Prokofiev Symphony No.1 Classical
R. Strauss Oboe Concerto
Mozart Symphony No.40
Although Prokofiev is known as a modern composer, his short Symphony No.1 recalls an earlier era, and is more reminiscent of Haydn. Similarly, Strauss’s charming Oboe Concerto, written just after World War II, hearkens back to the classical works he studied as a youth.
Concluding this evening of classical masterpieces is one of Mozart’s most popular and well-known symphonies. With its famous melancholy opening theme, his Symphony No.40 hints at a deep disquiet beneath its trademark refinement.
From the creators of Rumour Has It and Wrecking Ball comes the must-see live music event of the year.
Starring UK-born Australian stage and screen star Naomi Price (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Rumour Has It, Ladies in Black, The Voice Australia) and inspired by true accounts, Lady Beatle is a rollicking magical mystery tour soundtracked by The Beatles’ biggest chart toppers, including Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Eleanor Rigby, Yellow Submarine and Penny Lane.
Rediscover The Beatles’ immortal catalogue reimagined and reinterpreted through sparkling original arrangements performed live by this world-class vocalist and a virtuosic band of Australia’s top musicians.
This concert will be an absolute gem of a concert by the Ukrainian-Australian Violin and Piano Duo, Markiyan and Oksana Melnychenko.
The Duo are a mother and son team with Markiyan the extraordinary violinist while his mother is a prize-winning pianist who toured Australia in 1992 and returned to settle permanently. She now teaches at Huntingtower School in Melbourne's eastern suburbs and runs a busy private studio.
Markiyan is an extraordinary violinist, and is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue. His impressive CV would be the envy of many young aspiring musicians.
Markiyan is currently a Lecturer in Violin at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Already he’s performed with many major symphony orchestras worldwide including our own Australian orchestras. He is principal 1st violinist with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and has also worked with Orchestra Victoria, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Rochester Philharmonic. His solo recital performances span across 17 countries from the USA, Europe and Asia.
Markiyan has participated in many prestigious International competitions taking several 1st prizes and performed at Barack Obama’s Inauguration Lunch in the US Capital.
In their "Simply Music" concert in Warragul, Markiyan and Oksana’s program will include:
Beethoven’s Romance in F major Opus 50;
Camille Saint-Saens Havanaise in E major Opus 83; and
Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Cesar Franck.
For the first time in over a decade Australia’s greatest magician, Cosentino, is hitting the road with the ‘Cosentino Live’ regional tour.
One of Australia’s most popular and successful entertainers, Cosentino will be bringing a night of world-class entertainment to some of his favourite regional cities across October and November. Join Cosentino as he performs death-defying escapes that will thrill your senses, mind boggling stage illusions and cutting-edge street magic that will have you questioning your view of reality.
Cosentino’s trademark blend of magic and dance, with a touch of hilarious audience participation, will take you on a journey that will captivate fans, new and old, until the very last mind-bending moment.
With his own TV shows now airing in more than 40 countries, don’t miss your chance to see this international phenomenon in action. Make sure you secure what promises to be one of the hottest tickets of 2019.
Please note: No Babies on laps and No Toddlers 4 years and under. Children aged 5-16 years are required to have a ticket.
West End musical star, Peter Cousens, and legendary flutist Jane Rutter (Chevalière des Arts et Lettres) take you on a romantic journey, with best-loved songs from Peter’s starring roles in West Side Story, Camelot, Showboat, Aspects of Love, Phantom of the Opera, and Les Misérables and featuring luscious romantic pieces from Jane’s 23 solo albums.
Jane and Peter have attained National Treasure status in Australia - a sensational duo that sold out their debutS ydney Opera House Concert Hall performance.
Don’t miss this endearingly intimate, witty take on all things romantic. Evening Stars: an evening of elegance, guaranteed to make your heart sing.
By Belinda Lopez
Sponsored by the Victorian Senior’s Festival October 2019
*Includes a Q&A Forum facilitated by Dying with Dignity after the 2 pm Matinee performance on Wed 30th October.
The final concert in the "Simply Music" series is the International-Australian Classical guitarist, Karin Schaupp, who we welcome back to Wesley.
Karin was taught by her mother Isolde Schaup. At the age of 5 she began performing in public, and when she was in her teens she began winning awards at International competitions. She completed her Masters degree at The University of Queensland with 1st class honours, along with further achievements and awards over the following years.
Karin collaborates in performances regularly with other Australian chamber music groups, such as the Flinders Quartet who we had the privilege of hearing here last year, also with The Australian Guitar Quartet and with recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey.
She has performed with many major orchestras at home and across the globe, and has numerous CD’s to her credit. She has completed recordings for both Warner Classics and ABC Classics.
Karin has appeared on live TV in China in a solo performance to over 50 million viewers and has also performed on TV in Germany, America and Canada.
Karin is currently Head of Guitar at the Queensland Conservatorium and Griffith University.
Her programme includes works by Mertz, Giuliani and Regondi.
Taylor Henderson takes "The A-Team" on tour.
A special two hour concert in 2 sets - Mine His and Inspirations.
A powerful and emotive performance of his multi-platinum selling hits When You Were Mine, Borrow My Heart & Already Gone plus followed by Taylor Henderson’s handpick favourites of one of his biggest influence, Ed Sheeran.
All of Taylor Henderson’s award winning hits from his platinum selling albums Self-Titled and Burnt Letters, plus a selection of songs from Singer-songwriters that have shaped the world of music today.
They have inspired him to pick up a guitar and write a lyric and dare to walk on stage to bare his soul, they have helped sculpt and express the artist he is today.
The greatest hits from Ed Sheeran's history making albums X, + and ÷ . Featuring songs such as Lego House, Thinking Out Loud, Shape Of You and a playlist that will have you singing along.
Ed Sheeran had been a significant force in Taylor Henderson’s creative life, and he is so excited to be able to perform the songs that have fuelled the flames of creativity in his journey so far.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness this rare event.
Individually, these are four of the most recognisable names in the Australian entertainment world. Golden Guitars, Gold records, chart topping albums and countless number one singles between them...and this merely scratches the surface of their combined achievements!
Why are we seeing them join forces? It just so happens that 2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of these four talented and highly decorated artists forming a tour called The YOUNG STARS OF COUNTRY. The tour’s name was the brainchild of the booking agent they shared at the time and the truth is, the title was despised by the group! These young and feisty newcomers fought to have their own names splashed across the lightboxes and chalkboards of the venues they played for fear of not being remembered - they needn’t have worried! Favoured tour name or not, DARREN, BECCY, FELICITY and ADAM were not to know that this was the beginning of a musical bond and personal friendship that was to last for two decades.
While others have come and gone, tried and failed, these four have continued to rack up the accolades and remain at the forefront of the music industry today. The awesome foursome attribute much of their individual success and longevity to bonds and friendships made with fellow performers along the way. ADAM and BECCY have paired up on many occasions, most recently releasing the highly successful album ‘Great Country Songbook Volume 2’ in 2017. Their collaborative touring has taken them on 10 national tours together, there’s no doubting their onstage chemistry and mutual mischief. DARREN and FELICITY have not only shared stages together, but also the small screen in their capacity as presenters on Channel 7’s Sydney Weekender. Their most recent collaboration ‘Inasmuch’ was the final track Darren’s stunning 2017 release ‘The Wide Horizon.’
If we rewind back to 2001, FELICITY, DARREN, BECCY And ADAM shared in a Golden Guitar win for ‘Vocal Collaboration’ with their live version of Dolly Parton’s ‘Do I Ever Cross Your Mind’ recorded at the Gympie Muster during Beccy’s mainstage performance, a version we’re sure to hear once again when this reunion hits the road.
DARREN COGGAN has spent much of 2019 touring to sell-out houses in his highly acclaimed ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ show, a mirror of the success he created with ‘Peace Train –The Cat Stevens Story’.
FELICITY URQUHART left Tamworth in January with a brand new Golden Guitar (her 8th) shared with her highly successful group Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart and in April of this year, Felicity released her 7th studio album ‘Frozen Rabbit’ before hitting the road with Brad Butcher. BECCY COLE started the year with winning her 11th Golden Guitar for Female Artist of the Year, she has packed venues on her ‘Lioness’ tour since its late 2018 release.
Adam Harvey’s 2018 release ‘The Nashville Tapes’ was received to rave reviews and has seen him playing to sell-out crowds across Australia. His extremely sad song about losing his penis ‘When Willi’s Gone,’ is an absolute (tear) jerker.
Adding to their busy schedules and no doubt their most loved productions, Adam, Felicity, Darren and Beccy have 7 children between them, most displaying musical talents of their own …perhaps the NEW YOUNG STARS OF COUNTRY!
So how on earth have these 4 found the time to tour together in 2019? ‘Only just’ is the answer. In fact, the foursome have managed to find just 16 dates in November and December this year but all agree this reunion is too important not to happen.
You can expect some very special moments on this show, many laughs and even a few tears but there is no doubting that there will be some breathtaking musical moments. When four artists come together after 20 years of love and respect for each other, the crowd is in for a once in a lifetime treat.
Don’t miss Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Darren Coggan & Felicity Urquhart
…together again in an unforgettable reunion concert!
Karen Knowles has established herself as one of Australia’s favourite singers. Well known for her Carols and Christmas repertoire, Karen will perform with her musical director David Cameron accompanying her on piano and guitar.
Starting her performance career on Young Talent Time, Karen moved into recording and became the highest selling Australian female recording artists for two consecutive years.
Join Karen for a wonderful selection of her hits, standards and your favourite Christmas songs as her music moves you into the true spirit of Christmas.
Jon Stevens is hitting the road with a show jam-packed full of hits, hits and more hits. The Noiseworks & INXS Collection tour will showcase the best of Noiseworks’ smash hits and Jon’s favourite INXS songs, tracks which earned him a whole new fan base from his time fronting the band. Every song on the set-list is a smash radio hit and guaranteed to have audiences on their feet from the outset.
For more information, please visit www.jonstevens.com
Ross Noble - Humournoid
What happens when pure comedy takes human form?
What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up? Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see. This is it.
‘Brilliantly inventive, quirky stand-up …see him and marvel’ - The Sun
‘Every night is different and every night is a total joy’ - Time Out
‘The great improviser’ - The Guardian
Content Warning: PGR (Parental Guidance Recommended). This show is aimed at audiences 15+.