Legendary Award-Winning Musicians to Perform at Vivid Sydney at Chatswood
Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, Tuesday 4 June
Bringing a dose of New York jazz, rock, gospel and pop to Vivid Music is legendary singer Lisa Fischer and her band, Grand Baton. With her futuristic twist on melodies and transcendent vocals, Lisa embodies the true essence of Vivid Music.
Lisa won her first Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her 1991 hit How Can I Ease the Pain. A solo tour seemed inevitable, but Lisa was constantly on the road, backing either her beloved mentor Luther Vandross or The Rolling Stones. Lisa is a legend in the music industry; everybody loves her sound. Now Lisa has taken centre stage with her band Grand Baton to produce a powerful, elevating and intoxicating show for local audiences.
Vince Jones: A Personal Selection, A Retrospective, Saturday 8 June
Since emerging in the jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late 70s and early 80s, Vince Jones has set the benchmark for Australian contemporary jazz vocalists with his live performances hailed as “an intoxicating tour de force.”
In 2016 Vince won the Aria Award for Best Jazz Album. A national treasure with an international career and deep love of music, his genre defies categorisation. He is a remarkable interpreter of songs with a vocal style that resists technique in favour of creative feeling and mood, preferring organic and emotional reactions to his work.
After the stunning sold-out success of Van Morrison’s Masterpieces in 2018, Vince returns for Vivid Music to showcase his most recent album. His concert will revisit well-loved songs from his past career and give a glimpse into his future.
And Love Will Steer The Stars, 1969 Band and Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Saturday 25 May
The Willoughby Symphony will perform alongside rock band 1969 Band to celebrate the sound of revolutionary year 1969. Rock meets classical music to delight visitors with songs that take you on a unique journey through music’s golden year. Experience classics like Elvis Presley’s Suspicious Minds, Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline and David Bowie’s Space Oddity played by a full scale orchestra.
Rock out to a selection of favourites by The Beatles, Touch Me by The Doors, Pinball Wizard by The Who and Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival. And the evening wouldn’t be complete without the positive vibes of Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In from Hair, perfectly capturing the optimism of the era.
Pastoral, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 June
The future of inventive and captivating classical music is right here on Sydney’s North Shore, with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra performing the world premier piano concerto from emerging composer Kate Moore. During the concert, the Young Composer of the Year will be announced and their work also premiered on stage. It’s a double treat for audiences wanting to be the first to taste new classical music.
Vivid Sydney at Chatswood is run by Willoughby City Council and is supported by Chatswood Chase Sydney, Chatswood Interchange and Westfield Chatswood. The precinct is accessible, easily reached via public transport and there is local parking available. Visitors can also enjoy the superb gourmet dining and great shopping the precinct has to offer year round. The festival runs from 24 May to 15 June 2019 and is suitable for all ages and abilities. Find out more.
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