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Opera to Jazz and the Gypsy Violin

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Elegant Emotive Triumphant
Government House Ballroom will be alight with music for one extraordinary night in September. From Opera to Jazz, Spanish dances and the Gypsy Violin, these lovingly selected pieces will fill the air with delight and beauty.

Violin Concert Opera Jazz Fundraiser Maiti Nepal
From Opera to Jazz and the Gypsy Violin

What gives makes this fabulous night even more special is that part of the proceeds will be going to the Maiti Nepal Organisation, a social organisation actively crusading to protect Nepali girls.

Allysha Cleeman has been touted as one of the "brightest young emerging stars on the Australian music scene" and will perform alongside friend and fellow student, Madeleine Antoine. Supporting the duo will be celebrated Perth pianist, Mark Coughlan.

Allysha's performance resume reads like the star she is promised to be: qualifications in classical voice, musical theatre and opera studies, with performances in 'West Side Story', 'Les Miserables' and 'Little Women'.

Violin Concert Opera Jazz Fundraiser Maiti Nepal
Allysha Cleeman - A Blazing Star

Along with the West Australian Youth Orchestra, you may have been fortunate to see her perform at the Burswood Music by Moonlight concerts or the Claremont Carols by Candlelight.

Madeleine Antoine is a classically trained violinist who is reviewed with words such as "sublime", "elegant", "triumphant" and "emotive".

Violin Concert Opera Jazz Fundraiser Maiti Nepal
Madeleine Antoine - Elegant, Emotive and Triumphant

A regular performer with the Perth Symphony Orchestra, Madeleine has been involved with performances with talent from Michael Buble to Rod Stewart, The Ten Tenors to James Morrison.

If the dazzling line-up isn't enough to convince you to attend, consider the fundraising venture.

Maiti Nepali is comprised of a tireless group of socially committed professionals; teachers, journalists and social workers. At its core, the organisation works to protect the vulnerable girls of Nepal from domestic violence and trafficking.

This collaborative fundraising concert is for those who have been impacted by the earthquakes in Nepal - a disaster that leaves young women and girls at a greater risk for trafficking. Maiti has reached out to over 6 thousand families providing imperative, emergency relief since April. Over 30 thousand people have been given assistance by this incredible organisation. Over 200 girls, those being the most severely affected by the earthquake, have found shelter with Maiti Nepal.

The word 'Maiti' has no literal translation, but means "a girl's real home, where she belongs". Allysha and Madeleine would like to urge all our readers to consider learning more about this amazing organisation, even if you are unable to attend the concert.

If you are able to come along, tickets can be purchased online through TryBooking:

Your ticket procures you an elegant, exciting and diverse evening along with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and the knowledge you've brought a daughter to her true home – Maiti Nepal.

Violin Concert Opera Jazz Fundraiser Maiti Nepal
Music to Bring Girls Home to Where They Belong - Maiti Nepal

Standard $45
Student/Concession $25
Family $120
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Why? An evening of elegant and passionate music to raise money for Maiti Nepal
When: Thursday 17th September
Phone: 0405 722 984
Where: Government House Ballroom
Cost: $45 Adults, $25 Concession, $120 Family
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