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Adelaide Festival Centre’s exciting Autumn program includes events on KI

Some of the events include a concert series at Her Majesty’s Theatre as well as Guitar Festival on tour.

Adelaide Festival Centre has announced an exciting addition to its Music @ The Maj concert series along with regional Adelaide Guitar Festival events as part of its Autumn 2021 season.

Following the success of last year’s curated selection of unique music events at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Music @ The Maj will continue in 2021 – starting with Hear Now.

Adelaide Festival Centre and Nexus Arts have teamed up to bring together a diverse line-up of talented local artists from culturally diverse backgrounds, all proud to now call Adelaide home, for a special performance on May 19. 

The line-up of 18 musicians includes Pakistani-Australian singer Farhan Shah, First Nations duo Dhungala Baarka, Cuban-Australian trumpeter Lazaro Numa and Chinese-Australian guzheng player Zhao Liang. Each will lead their own ensemble to perform original music blending contemporary and traditional influences.

Adelaide Festival Centre introduced the Music @ The Maj series as a way of supporting South Australian artists and showcasing the state-of-the-art facilities on offer at the redeveloped Her Majesty’s Theatre.

The series, which also celebrates Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music, most recently saw the rescheduled performance of A Night of Jazz presented to a sold-out audience on January 21.

“We are thrilled with the response we’ve received so far for our Music @ The Maj series, and we look forward to announcing even more performances in the coming months,” said Adelaide Festival Centre CEO & Artistic Director Douglas Gautier AM.

“The series is such a wonderful way to highlight our city as a vibrant place for musicians and music enthusiasts to get together. Our newest event, Hear Now, celebrates the wealth of talented, culturally diverse artists and creatives who have all chosen Adelaide as their home.”

As part of another exciting music series presented by Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Guitar Festival’s free community program On the Road will visit Kangaroo Island on May 1, the Clare Valley from May 21-23 and Port Augusta on May 28.

The program sees some of the country’s finest musicians pop up in local venues and businesses to present live performances and workshops. The line-up of artists will be revealed closer to the date.

Ahead of a full program of performances at Adelaide Festival Centre venues from July 4 to 25, Adelaide Guitar Festival is teaming up with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to present a thrilling evening of classical guitar – Nigel Westlake and Grigoryan Brothers in Concert in the Festival Theatre on April 24.

There will be a host of incredible events at the Adelaide Festival Centre and beyond throughout Autumn debunking the myth that February and March is only when amazing arts events happen.

For more info about Music @ The Maj and regional Guitar festival tours plus more Adelaide Festival centre events check out their website here.

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