Melbourne Symphony Orchestra entwine their music around the acrobatic limbs of Circus Oz in a spectacular fusion of two extraordinary and dramatically different art forms in Tutti at Hamer Hall, while Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Tom Thum smoosh together the sounds of a real-life orchestra with all the surprising possibilities of beatboxing. Further south, multiplatinum-selling, ARIA-winning singer and songwriter Katie Noonan returns to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra with her trio Elixir and Australia’s ‘poet laureate’ Michael Leunig.
Vocal powerhouse Tina Arena joins Opera Australia in Tim Rice’s and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical masterpiece Evita.
Having recently celebrated their 70th anniversary, the world's longest-standing string quartet, the Borodin Quartet, return to Australia with Musica Viva, presenting a programme of romantic composers, including Haydn, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. The group will play in Brisbane as part of the Brisbane Festival as well as in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Newcastle and Perth.
West Australian Ballet presents a major international coup with the world premiere of Dracula, a new work by Polish choreographer Krzysztof Pastor retelling Bram Stoker’s dark romantic classic; and Lucas Jervies — dancer, choreographer and NIDA-trained director — reveals his much anticipated new work with The Australian Ballet, Spartacus.
On the lighter side of the dance spectrum, Queensland Ballet's production of Cinderella opens at QPAC this month. Charming, humorous and blissfully romantic, Ben Stevenson’s acclaimed production set to the Prokofiev score promises to be every ballet lover's fairytale dream.
Australian Major Performing Arts Group