Danza Productions the Producers of SOLD OUT Star Show Present:
EARTH SHOW – A Rock and Classical Journey across our LIving planet
A Music and Visual Spectacular celebrating the one planet that we inhabit.
Come and be involved in Climate change action and awareness and celebration of our Environment.
Featuring 10 String and Electric Guitarist Matthew Fagan, AKA Lord of the Strings! and band & friends including Internationally acclaimed, award winning concert pianist, Nicholas Young and composer Alan Griffiths.
Performing Music of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Tubular Bells, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Vivaldi Four Season & Australian composers Matthew Fagan (Albums Voyages & Indigo Moon) & Alan Griffiths (Albums Introspection and Rare View).
The visual projection to live music celebrates the beauty and diversity of our planet earth including human impacts, solutions and opportunities to take action to protect what we love.
Visuals so far have been supported by Parks Victoria, Australian Antarctic Division, Zoos Victoria, Victorian National Parks Association, The Arthur Rylah Research Institute, 2040, Tree Sisters, The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, Extinction Rebellion, Jacinda Brown Photography, Photographer Gayle Osborne from Wombat Forest Care and more.
'Our Shared Home' environment symposium from 5.00pm to 6.30pm is included in ticket price.
The Symposium is focused on the importance of the protection and restoration of living ecosystems as a natural climate solution option featuring speakers from current cutting edge projects for the preservation Animals, Plants and Forests.
Speakers range from Scientists from Zoos Victoria and The Threatened Species Recovery Hub to Conservation Campaigners from Victorian National Parks Association and Friends of the Earth and representatives from Citizen Science Groups the Field Naturalist Club of Victoria and Friends of the Leadbeaters Possum Group & more.
People who have dedicated their lives to the environment who will share with us their wealth of knowledge and what they have witnessed and learnt, through direct experience, inspiring action.
'We all now stand at a unique point at this planets history where we must all show responsibility both for our present wellbeing and the future of life on Earth. Everyone of us has the power to make changes, and make them now. Our wonderful Natural world and the lives [future generations] depend upon us doing so.'
Matthew Fagan has performed in over 120 countries and as guest artist with international performers Billy Connolly, The Buena Vista Social Club and Natalie Cole amongst others.
Billy Connolly was quoted as saying, "Matthew is the best artist I have toured with"! He gave Matthew his Liberty Banjo at the end of their National Tour. Matthew has released nine music albums and specialises in many styles of guitar from Classical, Flamenco, Celtic, and Finger style,to Electric. He performs on a unique custom made 10 String Spanish Guitar, Celtic Steel String Guitar and a Santana model-Paul Reed Smith Electric Guitar.
Matthew's project “Voyages” became the Twilight Concert,at Federation Square on Australia Day from 2004 - 2010 with Matthew as musical director, featuring over 300 performers to audiences of 20,000.
Nicholas Young (Piano)
Internationally acclaimed, Award Winning concert pianist and ‘Young Steinway Artist’, Nicholas Young has regularly concertised throughout Australia and Europe, appearing as soloist with the Vienna International, West Australian, Queensland, Adelaide and Willoughby Symphony Orchestras. Nicholas’ accolades include Keyboard Winner of the 2011 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards & Winner of the 2016 receiving First Prize and Best Beethoven Performance of the ‘Grand Prize Virtuoso’ International Music Competition (London) and the recipient of Allison/Henderson Sydney Eisteddfod and Michael Kieran Harvey Piano Scholarships and the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship. An avid supporter of new music, he has given national & world premieres of several works.
Alan Griffiths (Composer)
Acclaimed Australian art music composer Alan Griffiths specializes in writing for piano. After scoring 25 films including 2 feature films Alan concentrates on composing art music. Alan’s repertoire has been included in piano examination syllabuses, attracted glowing international reviews and performed by some of Australia’s most renowned musicians. Pianist Evgeny Ukhanov recorded and performed Alan’s debut album Introspection, and pianist Nicholas Young recorded and performs Rare View, Alan’s second album. Nicholas featured in Rare View’s 2018 world premiere at Beleura House, which was sponsored by SONY and Stuart & Sons. Alan Griffiths’ works will be performed by atrio consisting of Violinist Ben Spiers, Cellist Gemma Kneale and pianistNicholas Young.
Marek Podstawek (World Percussion, sound sculptor)
Marek has toured national and international Festivals in Germany, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Hungary and Yugoslavia and the United States.
The right is reserved to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and or vary advertised program or venue.
All ages event - all attendees need to have a booking
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Nicholas Young / Alan Griffiths / Marek Podstawek / Matthew Fagan