Australia Plays Broadway: Australia's musical artists at Carnegie Hall
Gï¿½DAY USA: Australia Week 2009 presents Australia Plays Broadway, a celebration of Australiaï¿½s musical artists on 20 Jan 2009 at the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.
The one- night-only concert event features Grammy award-winning star of stage and screen, Olivia Newton-John and performances by star of Melbourneï¿½s Wicked Amanda Harrison, stage and screen performer Simon Burke (host), singer Lior, singer/songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, iconic rocker Jimmy Barnes, vocalist Ursula Yovich, crooner David Campbell, twin cellists Pei-Jee and Pei- Sian Ng and many more.
The Australia Plays Broadway performance is part of the 6th Annual Gï¿½DAY USA: Australia Week 2009 from January 11-24, marked by events in Los Angeles, San Francisco and culminating in New York. Considered a showcase of all things Australian, the week features events highlighting trade and investment, to food and wine, film, arts, fashion, indigenous culture and tourism.
Making its U.S. debut and anchoring the orchestral element of the show is the internationally acclaimed 70-member Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arvo Volmer.
Leading Australian producers Ross Mollison (Slavaï¿½s Snowshow, Spiegelworld) and Wayne Harrison (former director of the Sydney Theatre Company) helm this unique event as producers and directors. Australia Plays Broadway expresses the imagination and calibre of Australian culture through a collaboration of diverse elements of the arts, from cabaret to opera, and symphony to pop.
ï¿½Weï¿½re excited to have such an outstanding line-up of Australian talent to add to an incredible program and open Australia Week activities in New York,ï¿½ says Australian Consul General in New York and Australia Week Steering Committee Chairman, The Hon John Olsen, AO.
ï¿½With the diversity of notable Australian performers and the backdrop of New Yorkï¿½s renowned Carnegie Hall, it will surely be a night of extraordinary music. This is also an opportunity to profile our talent to the U.S. market, and underscore Australiaï¿½s artistic sophistication.ï¿½
Gï¿½Day USA: Australia Week 2009 is produced by the Los Angeles and New York offices of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Qantas Airways, Tourism Australia and Austrade.
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