Australia’s most acclaimed international violinistIan Cooper will bejoined by opera stars, prima ballerinas,Australia’s current champion Pipe Band, world famous piano maestro and theBlue Danube Orchestra on stage at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre for “An afternoon at The Proms” – A Musical Spectacular.
Uplifting and moving, this spectacular brings history’s most loved music to life from the masterpieces of the Viennese court, to the works ofBrahms, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Along with haunting renditions ofIrish favourites, a touch of theRoyal Edinburgh Military Tattoo andthe romance of the Hungarian Gypsy Orchestras, this musical andvisual spectacular is set to raise the roof.
Mr. Cooper was honoured with being commissioned to compose and perform for the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics.
The Tin Symphony was watched around the world by an estimated 2.85 billion viewers – that’s as big as any Australian performer gets.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be presenting “A Night at TheProms” together with 40 performers. We will be giving a salute to the famousBBC Proms Concerts of London’s Royal Albert Hall,” Cooper said.
“The thrill of performing with acast of this size is a feeling like no other, especially when we are all on stagetogether. I am exhilarated every time, and I sense the overwhelming joy in theaudiences as well.
“The music and songs we’ll be presenting have really stood the test of time. Many of them have been popular for centuries. I feel very privileged not onlyto be able to present this music around Australia, but being able to do it withsome of the best talent this country has to offer is a real joy.”
The show’s performance repertoire includes “Ave Maria”, “Time to Say Goodbye” made famous by Andrea Bocelli andSarah Brightman, Ravel’s “Bolero” and”The Blue Danube Waltz” with the ballet, a little something from “Fiddler on the Roof”, songs from My Fair Lady and other famous Musicals and of course Strauss’ famous “Radetzky March”. Also “Scotland the Brave” with the Pipe Band, “Amazing Grace” and an absolute Proms favourite – “Land of Hope and Glory.”
Catch “An afternoon at The Proms” – A Musical Spectacular onSunday, May 29 at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, 2pm.
Tickets SEC LIVE Member/Conc./Student $55, Adult $59, Group 8+ $53. Please note there is a $4.40 fee for telephone and online bookings.
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