The Reef

16 Apr 2012 0 Share

World leading violinist Richard Tognetti and stellar cast to tour North West Australia with amazing music/surf/sea production.

“Richard Tognetti is one of the most characterful, incisive and impassioned violinists to be heard today.” The Daily Telegraph, UK

Tura New Music in collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra will tour Western Australia with an amazing production of Australia’s finest musicians and filmmakers – The Reef - during July 2012.

World-renowned Australian violinist and conductor, Richard Tognetti, along with members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and ACO2 will present a powerful fusion of music and film inspired by the surf, sea and landscapes of the Ningaloo Coast of Western Australia.  This stellar cast will present a virtuosic program of classical and contemporary music in this exceptional gala concert.

Expect soaring world-class orchestra, earthy didgeridoo and vocals, with evocative land and sea film projection, all combining to create a truly memorable event.

With music composed by, Iain Grandage, The Reef features, Mark Atkins (Didgeridoo), and Broome iconic songsmith Steve Pigram, alongside breathtaking film and imagery created by, Jon Frank (Surfing Cinematographer) and, Mick Sowry (Film Director), starring surfing legend, Derek Hynd.

Under the artistic direction of Tognetti, ACO has earned a reputation as one of the worlds leading chamber orchestras, and Tognetti’s love of surfing has been an inspiration for this tour program.

“I truly believe surfing is the perfect intersection of mind and physical culture and art.” Richard Tognetti

The Reef will tour to Darwin, Kununurra, Port Hedland, Carnarvon, Geraldton Perth and Sydney .

Tos Mahoney, Tura New Music Artistic Director says, “We are delighted to be touring this incredible program in collaboration with the ACO. This is very rare opportunity for regional northern Australia ( and three capital cities ) to experience the highest quality musical performance in Australia.”

For more information visit  www.reeftour.tura.com.au

Tour Dates: 5 – 23 July 2012

  • Darwin: 8.00pm Thurs 5 July Darwin Entertainment Centre
  • Kununurra: 7.30pm Sat 7 July Ivanhoe Farm
  • Broome: 7.30pm Wed 11 July Cable Beach Amphitheatre
  • Port Hedland: 8.00pm Thurs 12 July Matt Dann Centre
  • Carnarvon: 7.30pm Sat 14 July Camel Lane Theatre
  • Geraldton: 7.30pm Sun 15 July Queens Park Theatre
  • Perth: 7.30pm Wed 18 July Perth Concert Hall
  • Sydney: 7.00pm Mon 23 July Sydney Opera House

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