Tal­ent on show

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Ararat Arts Precinct Redevelopment -

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.”

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