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What’s on: Keyboard wizardry, Fastlove and classical treats

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InDaily’s hit list of events and shows, including a gig with keyboard wiz Lachy Doley, the final week of the Spanish Film Festival, two concerts featuring renowned clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer, and a George Michael tribute.

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The Lachy Doley Group

Soul-blues outfit The Lachy Doley Group will play tracks from their fifth album, Make or Break, at The Governor Hindmarsh tomorrow (Saturday). Since hitting the airwaves in March, Make or Break has taken out the number-one spot on both the ARIA Jazz and Blues Albums chart and the AIR Independent chart (you can get a taste of the album here). Alongside the Adelaide-born, Sydney-based keyboard wiz Doley, the band includes drummer Jackie Barnes and bass player Joel Burton.  Last time we checked, tickets were still available for Saturday’s gig.

Clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer

As part of Recitals Australia’s 2019 Virtuosi Series, Berlin Philharmonic principal clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer will join Australian pianist Alex Raineri for a performance in the Ukaria Cultural Centre tomorrow afternoon (tickets are still available here). The program includes Weber’s “Grand Duo Concertant Op. 48”, a selection of Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words”, Brahms’ “Intermezzo”, Debussy’s “Premier Rhapsody”, Gershwin’s “3 Preludes” and Horowitz’s “Sonatina”. Ottensamer – who has a huge social media following – is also performing with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in tonight’s Master Series concert Fond Farewells at the Town Hall – read his interview with CityMag here.

Spanish Film Festival

Tickets are selling fast for closing night film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

The Moro Spanish Film Festival is heading into its final week at the Palace Nova East End and Prospect cinemas. Highlights include Champions (about an egotistical basketball coach who is forced to train a team of people living with disabilities) and closing night film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (a 1988 comedy about a woman abandoned by her lover, who is unaware she is pregnant with his child). Extra sessions have been added for several popular films, including Champions, Crime Wave and Super Crazy. See the program here.

Aladdin the Musical

Full of splendour, colour, movement and passion, this Broadway musical is truly a magical carpet ride, according to InDaily‘s reviewer. Playing until June 9 at the Festival Theatre, it is based on the Oscar-winning animated film about a street urchin who finds a genie in a bottle, and features a cast of 34, with 337 glittering costumes and an array of classic tunes, including “A Whole New World”, “Friend Like Me” and “Arabian Nights”, as well as four new songs and three songs that didn’t make it into the film. Tickets and further details here.

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

The songs of the late singer, songwriter and producer George Michael will come to life at the Thebarton Theatre next Thursday (May 16). Starring Andrew Browning as George Michael, Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael will feature music ranging from the artist’s time in pop duo Wham! through to his debut solo album Faith, including hits such as “Careless Whisper”, “Freedom” and “Outside”. Browning is supported by a cast of singers, dancers and a full band. Tickets are selling fast.

Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty, The Last Supper, 2016.

Free daily guided tours (11am and 2pm) are available of the first major survey exhibition of Australian artist Ben Quilty’s work, which is on display in galleries 23, 24 and 25 at the Art Gallery of SA until June 2. The exhibition – called Quilty – extends from his early reflections on the initiation rituals performed by young Australian men, to his experience as an official war artist in Afghanistan, and his campaign to save the lives of Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. It also includes works inspired by Quilty’s visits with author Richard Flanagan to Lebanon, Lesbos and Serbia; his revisions of the Australian landscape, and portraits of himself, his family and his friends.  

 

 

 

 

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