Monday May 20, 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.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at this Trybooking link
Wednesday 28 August, 2019 Kenneth Broberg 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.
There will also be a Masterclass held by Kenneth from 4pm to pm on this day!