Guitarists, Salava and Leonard Grigoryan are counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation having developed a reputation for enthralling audiences with the energy of their performances and the breadth of their repertorie- embracing genres such as classsical, jazz and contemporary music from around the world. Between them they have recievd 4 ARIA awards and an incredible 25 ARIA nominations.
As a duo they have recorded 11 albums with the 12th coming out in 2019.
Slava and Leonard Grigoryan's deep appreciation of a broad spectrum of musical styles has resulted in many collaborations invoving music, both written and improvised. Combine this with their classical training and the results is a unique sound incorportating all these influences. For more information about the Griogryan Brothers visit their website: www.grigoryanbrothers.com
Friday 21 June, 2019 - Christine Anu
In 2019, Australia’s most iconic female Indigenous entertainer, Christine Anu, will visit Gunnedah with her intimate show Christine Anu: In Conversation & Song.On this very special occasion, Christine will share personal anecdotes on life and her successes in the Australian Entertainment Industry, her advocacy work for diversity and inclusion and the importance of First Nations culture, languages and song lines. Christine will also incorporate the 2019 NAIDOC Week theme. Christine will perform a selection of songs from her acclaimed music career, including songs from the Torres Strait Islands, Sunshine on a Rainy Day and the unofficial national anthem My Island Home, which was selected by the National Film and Sound Archives to be inducted into the Sounds of Australia Registry alongside Midnight Oil and The Wiggles.
A multi-award winning recording artist, Christine has also made revered appearances in major films including Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, The Matrix Reloaded and Dating the Enemy. She has also starred in stage productions, including Hairspray: The Arena Spectacular, South Pacific, The Sapphires, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent, Rainbow’s End and Parramatta Girls. She has toured nationally and abroad and has performed at momentous events of cultural and national significance including the Sydney 2000 Olympics Closing Ceremony and being bestowed the honour of flicking the switch to launch National Indigenous Television in Australia.Join Christine as she takes us on a most intimate journey through Conversation and Song.
Wednesday August 28, 2019 -Kenneth Broberbg Recital Tour
A native of Minneapolis, 23-year-old pianist Kenny Broberg was a top prize winner at the Sydney International Piano Competition and most recently won the silver medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in the US.
The first musician in his family, Kenny started piano lessons at age six, when he was first fascinated by his mother’s upright—a wedding gift from her parents. He studied for nine years with Dr. Joseph Zins before entering the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree with Nancy Weems in 2016.
Kenny has previously performed as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, Minnesota, Sydney Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Chamber, Fort Worth Symphony, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestras, among others, working with conductors Ludovic Morlot, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Leonard Slatkin, Nichola Milton, and Nicholas McGegan. His solo, chamber, and concerto performances have been broadcast on NPR and ABC Classic FM radio, and several of his performances at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition were included on CDs released on the Universal Music Australia label.
Sunday March 17, 2019 Harmony Day Concert- Kavisha and Andrew Clermont
Pack your picnic basket for a free community concert in the lead up to Harmony Day.
Kavisha Mazzella is an ARIA award winning singer songwriter who does not believe in world music.It's just music!!! Music unites us and creating imaginary titles such as world music is silly! She enjoys crossing musical boundaries and create community experiences in her shows.She first came to national attention with her appearance in the Franco Di Chiera documentary " Joys Of The Women" in 1993. Drawing on her rich multicultural heritage she creates contemporary songs with haunting melody and lyrical depth. While her early influences come from the singer songwriter tradition of the likes of Sandy Denny,Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, over time due to her passion for italian regional folksong,she has absorbed influence from the East with its modal tones and ecstatic singing styles of Indian,Arabic, Southern Italian and Gypsy influenced song and links these with western folk music influences.Other influences that have made an impression on Kavisha's music are her interest in meditation and mysticism through the teachings of Osho ,Sufi ,Tibetan Buddhist Masters and Advaita teachings.