To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Sydney Opera House is hosting a slew of acts who’ll bring the party under the stars on Sunday October 27.
The concert is set to take place at twilight on the Opera House Forecourt, which is finally being returned to us punters after three years of upgrades.
Here’s who’s on the bill:
Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Paul Grabowsky; and
Members from Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia and Sydney Philarmonica Choirs.
“I am thrilled that the 40th Anniversary Concert will feature such a rich seam of Australian talent across art forms, genres and generations,” said Sydney Opera House CEO, Louise Herron AM. “The Opera House was established to help transform a young nation. The Anniversary Concert shows the vitality of Australian culture four decades on, as we embark on a decade of renewal to ensure the Opera House can continue transforming Australian life.”
Other program highlights include The Australian World Orchestra performing works by Stravinsky and Nahler, Australian Chamber Orchestra’s audio-visual installation, Danish Design at the House which will transform the House’s Western Foyer into a series of installations, an architecture and design symposium, David Moore’s Pphotographic exhibition, a national competition to allow young Aussies to create a short film, a one-hour tour of the House, and The Scottish Ten, a project that will deliver an innovative and exact 3D rendering of the Opera House.
But wait, there’s more. Cake! Yes, cake! Cake & Song will see the public invited to eat a slice of an “appropriately-sized cake” and join in an “appropriately-loud song” on October 20 from 10am.
For more information, visit the Sydney Opera House website.