Hooked On Classics
The Biggest Selling classical music release of all time, Hooked on Classics returns in a live concert setting for 2 nights only! George Ellis will conduct a 45 Piece Symphony Orchestra, bringing this unique symphonic sound to Australian audiences with one breath-taking performance.
Hooked on Classics made classical music accessible to music lovers around the world. Creating the perfect blend of symphonic classical masterpieces, played over a continuous beat. The concept added a new dimension to the work, re-energizing the Classical Classics – Mozart to Bach, Vivaldi to Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky to Strauss.
Re-experience the joy of all your Hooked On Classics favourites brought to life in an expansive and magical performance.
Romiosini and Beyond
Mikis Theodorakis is regarded as the greatest orchestral and choral composer in Greece’s musical history. Romiosini & Beyond celebrates his incredible body of work.
Romiosini, composed in 1966, is a cycle of nine well-loved songs for orchestra and voice based on the poetry of Lenin Peace Prize Winner Yiannis Ritsos; music of power and supplication and a moving tribute to Greece.
10 May, Octagon Theatre, University of Western Australia, Perth
17 May, Melbourne Recital Centre
22 May, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane
24 May, City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney
1 June, Darwin Entertainment Centre
And Love Will Steer Stars
The first man on the moon, Woodstock, President Nixon, The Beatles’ Abbey Road, John and Yoko’s Bed In, the Cold War …1969 was a year when the world was entering a new era, all to the soundtrack of some of the most seminal and radical rock and pop music.
In this special celebratory event, the worlds of rock and classical music collide as the inspiring Willoughby Symphony Orchestra joins forces with rock band 1969 to take you on a unique journey through music’s golden year.
The Concourse, Chatswood, Sat 25 May 7pm | more info
The Maestro and The Magician
Ever-popular duo George Ellis and George Washingmachine return to PSO in a brand new musical adventure. Watch the cunning Magician make the Maestro disappear!
Can the Maestro and the Magician reconcile their differences, or will they forever remain on opposite sides of the stage? Learn all about the orchestra, or get up close to the musicians and their instruments, as they introduce the amazing sights and sounds of the symphony orchestra.
It’s all tremendous fun for the whole family, as the two Georges create musical mayhem in their unique and rollicking show to the sounds of Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Mancini and Ravel. Can the Magician stop the music this time?
The Joan, Penrith, Sun 16 Jun 11am | more info