A former newspaper journo and editor, Monique Mulligan is the author of novels Wherever You Go and Wildflower. Visit www.moniquemulligan.com
Concert at Koorliny Arts Centre
Two of the world's best classical guitarists, The Grigoryan Brothers, are set to enthral audiences south of the river this December. Regulars on ABC Classic, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are coming to Koorliny Arts Centre for the first time with their enthralling This is Us: A Musical Reflection of Australia performance.
The Grigoryan Brothers are counted among the finest musicians of their generation, embracing a range of genres, and drawing on classical, jazz and contemporary music from around the world.
Between them, the brothers have received four ARIA awards and an incredible 25 ARIA award nominations. They have been touring internationally since 2003 and have recorded 12 albums as a duo.
Audiences will enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival, then move to Theatre 1 to experience the duo like never before, with an energetic performance on a variety of guitars (electric, 8 string tenor ukulele, 12 string and classical).
A Musical Reflection of Australia was commissioned by the National Museum in Canberra to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
The duo chose 18 objects from the museum that they felt were a wonderful representation of what it meant to be Australian, including a 65,000-year-old ochre of the Madjebebe rock shelter and a gold mourning locket containing a portrait and lock of hair of boxer Les Darcy. Click here for a teaser from the show: "Don's Bat", named after cricketer Donald Bradman's bat.
A digital program will be downloadable through a QR code.
The Grigoryan Brothers: This is Us is on December 8 at 7.30pm. Tickets are now on sale at the Koorliny Arts Centre website and cost $40 standard, $35 concession.