Talent on show
Australian Recording Industry Association award-winning guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan will perform works from their latest album, Songs Without Words at Ararat Town Hall in September.
Although regarded as one of Australia’s finest guitar duos – performing much of the instrument’s standard classical repertoire – the Grigoryan brothers’ passion is to expand their horizons through new arrangements.
This ambition can be heard as the brothers take the classical guitar into genres such as jazz, folk and contemporary music.
The performance will be on September 6 from 7.30pm with tickets on sale through www.ararattownhall.com.au. Adults will pay $25 and a concession-child price is $15.
Ararat Town Hall venue co-ordinator Jacqueline Grenfell said the Grigoryan brothers’ broad spectrum of musical styles and classical training resulted in a unique sound.
“This concert kicks off a big second half of programing at Ararat Town Hall,” she said. “Together with regular community users such as the Ararat Eisteddfod and school plays that are booked in, we have a mix of shows that will please everyone’s tastes.”
Ms Grenfell said Swing Man by Damian Callinan on September 19 was a performance also likely to entertain and encourage an audience to laugh out loud. Callinan, a renowned character and stand-up comedian suffers from ‘OTTDS, or Over the Top Dance Syndrome’.
After years of eschewing partner dancing and cutting up dance floors on his own, he discovered the only cure was to learn how to swing dance.
Cabaret opera, Death by Soprano and award-winning play Hotel Sorrento are also highlights in the coming months.
“We are extremely lucky to have such great talent coming to perform in our new auditorium. So please come along and show your support of the performing arts,” Ms Grenfell said.
“The best way to stay up to date on upcoming shows is to visit our new website, www.ararattownhall.com. au or like ‘Ararat Town Hall’ on Facebook.”