World premiere of a new orchestral story, written by Justine Clarke and music by George Ellis at City Recital Hall, Angel Place on Saturday 20 July.
Hooked On Classics
The Biggest Selling classical music release of all time, Hooked on Classics returned in a live concert setting for 2 nights only! George Ellis conducted 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.
This event featured at The Sydney Opera House and Hamer Hall, 12 May and 21 Jun 2019, respectively.
The Maestro and The Magician
Ever-popular duo George Ellis and George Washingmachine returned 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?
This performance was held at The Joan in Sydney, 16 June 2019.
The Joan, Penrith, Sun 16 Jun 11am | more info
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 collided as the inspiring Willoughby Symphony Orchestra joined forces with rock band 1969 to audiences on a unique journey through music’s golden year.
This event was performed at The Concourse, Sydney, 25 May.
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.
Romiosini and Beyond was featured Australia-wide, between May 10 and Jun 1 2019.
Bee Gees with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Commonwealth Park, Canberra Sunday 10 March, 7pm
Following the huge success of last year’s Killer Queen Symphony concert, the CSO once again teamed up with George Ellis, this time featuring the Best of the Bee Gees for a nostalgic musical journey of epic symphonic proportions.