International superstar, Patrizio Buanne, recently announced his one night only performance at Hamer Hall in Melbourne on Thursday, February 20th and is thrilled to further include Australian artists Christine Anu and Orchestra Victoria, conducted by John Foreman.
The international singing sensation has sold millions of albums worldwide and toured the globe, to constant sell out shows. His debut album, The Italian, entered Top 10 on the UK pop charts in 2005, whereby he fast became a household name. He has recorded albums with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London. Patrizio, much loved by Australian audiences, will perform in Melbourne only for a ‘one off’ show. “I have been received with open arms, open hearts and open ears in Australia since day one, when I was introduced down under. It is my pleasure and excitement to do the same, to collaborate and share my stage with two Australian artists, who are going to make you enjoy an unforgettable concert – the beautiful voice of Christine Anu and the musicianship of an old friend of mine John Foreman” says Patrizio.
Multi ARIA and Deadly award winning artist, Christine Anu, join the line-up, on the eve of returning with an encore performance of her acclaimed Rewind: The Aretha Franklin Songbook tour. Christine has just finished playing Bloody Mary in Opera Australia’s production of the much-loved musical South Pacific. In previous years, she has toured nationally and overseas as well as having performed at many momentous events, including Sydney 2000 Olympics Closing Ceremony, Women of APEC, G’Day Australia, 50 Years of Television, APEC Cultural Performance, Sydney Paralympics, FINA World Swimming Championships, 25th Anniversary of Carols in the Domain.
John Foreman, who joined the team of Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton in 1992, became best known for his role as Musical Director in Australian Idol, which was viewed by millions around the country. He also wrote the Olympic Flame song ‘The Flame’, which was performed by Tina Arena for the 2000 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony. In February 2012, he joined the restart of Young Talent Time as Musical Director and recently produced Anthony Callea’s Christmas album ‘This Is Christmas’. Foreman continues to be the Musical Director for Carols by Candlelight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
This is a benefit show with all proceeds going to the Australian Ballet School, Capital Appeal Fund
– be sure to purchase tickets quickly so you don’t miss a truly, superb and memorable evening.
Orchestra Victoria have generously donated their performance at this concert, to thank Lady Southey for her dedication and endless time on the Board.
Patrizio Buanne with Christine Anu & John Foreman
Thursday, 20th February (7.00pm)
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Tickets available from
www.theartscentre.com.au or 1300 182 183
www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100