upcoming_australian world orchestra

ausworldorchestra

Hamer Hall

1 August

We make the impossible possible, we obtain the unobtainable. Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Australian World Orchestra for 1 night only at the Arts Centre Melbourne with special guest mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, performing a sublime programme of Debussy and Bruckner’s tour de force Symphony No. 8.

Since its inaugural concert series in 2011 the AWO has established its place as one of the world’s most exciting orchestras. The 2015 season showcases 95 of the finest Australian musicians from over 30 cities around the world, all of whom play in the world’s leading orchestras and ensembles, from the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras to the Concertgebouw, London and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, as well as Australia’s own magnificent state orchestras.

Following the outstanding success of their 2013 series under world-renowned conductor, Zubin Mehta, the AWO has once again attracted one of the world’s leading and most charismatic conductors, Music Director of the incomparable Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle.

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stcatherines

Melbourne Recital Centre

30 July 

We extend a warm invitation to the wider community to share in a variety of musical ‘Stories’ as performed by our talented senior musicians.

The concert will showcase a diverse repertoire, from Camille Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre to selected movements from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Join us to celebrate our passionate and dedicated musicians and the stories within the music.

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amyschumer

Hamer Hall

22 June

Actor, comedian, writer, feminist icon; there are many strings to Amy Schumer’s bow. Arguably one of the most highly publicised women in entertainment across the globe right now, you’d be hard pressed not to have noticed your social media feed awash with her subversive, inflammatory (and undeniably charming) comedy.

Visiting Australia next week for the premiere of comedy feature, Trainwreck (Schumer both stars and wrote the screenplay) – Amy Schumer will take to the stage for a special one-off headline show at Hamer Hall on Wednesday 22 July.

Having traversed a wickedly steep trajectory into the global zeitgeist, the New York City born talent has in fact been hard at developing her shtick for many years; from the amateur stand-up stage to the global phenomenon we see today.

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hamlet

Arts Centre Melbourne 

14 – 25 July 

Dark acts result in darker consequences. And there is little that’s darker and more complicated than the act of revenge. A family torn apart by murder, a son burdened with the truth and the task of avenging his father, and a country on the brink of war.

Anguish, passion and desperation collide in this tragic telling of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark who is tormented by the impossibility of his dilemma, and who remains one of theatre’s most fascinating characters.

Damien Ryan, returning to Bell Shakespeare following the critically acclaimed Henry V in 2014, will deliver a new production of Hamlet, infused with the passion, contemplation and emotion that Shakespeare’s compelling poetry cries out for. Josh McConville (Griffin Theatre Company’s The Boys and Sydney Theatre Company’s Mojo) and Matilda Ridgway (Sport For Jove’s A Doll’s House) will delve into the depths of the complexity, violence, philosophical reflection, madness and maddening seduction of Hamlet.

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theredbullet

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

12 July 

BTS is a seven-member hip-hop South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment and the members include Rap Monster, Suga, Jin, J-Hope, V, Jimin, and Jungkook.

The BTS Live Trilogy consists of three episodes, I, II and III, where each episode tells a different story. The boys started off with Episode II, where they were the voice of troubled teenagers, and will move on to Episode I, which showcases their journey from forming the group to becoming the ones that teenagers look up to. They will end off this three-part series with ideas from their fans about how they should conclude this tour.