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  • 01 Jun 2018 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Date: 1st June (Friday)

    Time: 7:30 pm

    Venue: Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

    Tickets: $25 online, $35 at the door

    Booking Link (Event brite): https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/koto-transformation-australis-tickets-44864562113



  • 20 May 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)


  • 17 May 2018 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Fly me to the moon, And let me play among the stars. Let me see what Spring is like On Jupiter and Mars. In other words, hold my hand...

    ——Lisa OnoFly me to the moon


    Lisa Ono, the most successful Japanese-Brazilian Bossa Nova singer is coming to Australia to celebrate her 30 years success of making music. Lisa Ono spent her childhood in Brazil until she became 10 years old. She started singing and playing the guitar when she was 15 years old, and her debut as a professional Bossa Nova singer was in 1989. Her natural voice, rhythmic guitar playing, and her charming smile led her to a huge success which also promoted Bossa Nova in Japan.

    She has performed with many top musicians such as the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim, the Jazz Samba giant Joao Donato, and has been performing enthusiastically in New York, Brazil and Asian countries. The album Dream, which was released in 1999, sold more than 2 hundred thousand copies in Japan, and since then she has been known as a determined figure in the Japanese Bossa Nova community.

    Lisa as the most respected singer of "Petty Bourgeoisie", her music becomes the hallmark of hotels, restaurants, cafes. As a representative of Bossa Nova, Lisa presents the unique beauty of a mature woman that is embedded in her lazy hoarse voice. The Classical Pieces are <La Vie En Rose>, <Take Me Home Country Roads>, <Jambalaya>, <Catupiry>, <Quizas Quizas Quizas> etc.

    A great concert would rescue your ears from the bustle of the city and set your soul free for a while. Don’t miss out!

    [CONCERT INFORMATION]

    Date: 17 MAY 2018 19:30PM

    Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre

    Tickets: From $59

    Tickets available on: https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/lisa-ono/


  • 09 May 2018 6:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    IN WHITE & BLACK


    Wednesday 9 May 6.30PM

    Join the masterful KIAZMA Piano Duo for a spectacular evening of music for one and two pianos in the Melbourne Recital Centre's magnificent Elisabeth Murdoch Hall! Paying tribute to Debussy in the centenary of his death, this concert delves into the inner worlds of composers who channeled some of their most profound ideas through the four-hand medium and places them in a conversation that reveals fascinating and moving connections. Experiencing the depths of Schubert’s sublime Fantasie in F minor, from its hauntingly beautiful opening theme to its gripping double fugue, continually reaffirms its position at the pinnacle of the four-hand repertoire. Debussy’s En Blanc et Noir, composed during the First World War, is a marvel of intricate interweaving of textures and impactful emotional expression.

    • Debussy/Schumann
    • Six Studies in Canon Form Op.56
    • Schubert
    • Fantasie in F minor D.940
    • Stravinsky
    • Sonata for two pianos
    • Debussy
    • En blanc et noir

    More information:

    https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/southbank/kiazma-piano-duo/

    Tickets

    2-Concert Package: $66/$49 concession

    Single concert tickets: $39/$29 concession/$15 Student Rush


  • 06 May 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)


  • 27 Apr 2018 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform the extraordinary scores by Hisaishi, conducted by the composer himself, while montages from the renowned Miyazaki films including Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke , My Neighbor Totoro and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away among others, play on a huge screen at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne.

    As longstanding friends and collaborators, Hisaishi and Miyazaki have worked together for over thirty years, including nine films from renowned production house Studio Ghibli.

    Tickets are selling fast!

    Performance at Hamer Hall on

    Friday 27 April, 7:30 pm

    Saturday 28 April, 7:30 pm (Waitlist only)

    For more information and purchasing tickets, click HERE.

  • 21 Apr 2018 6:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Ichimadin with Goshu Kariyushi Society presents a charity concert featuring a singer/Sanshin player “Mion” from Okinawa. The concert will be filled with Okinawa music and singing. All profits will go to JCS Rainbow Project and Nichigo Junior Project supporting the younger generation from the effected areas of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake.

    Date & Time: Saturday 21 April, 6:30pm starts

    Place: Carlton Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston Street, Carlton

    Price: Adult $20, Child/Student $10, Age 0-5 free

    Booking: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=356461&

  • 20 Apr 2018 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)


    Once upon a time there was a beautiful baby girl…Join Melbourne City Ballet as they present the timeless tale of Sleeping Beauty.

    As the fairies promised, Princess Aurora, grows more beautiful, modest, kind and clever with each passing year but on her 16th birthday, the spiteful fairy Carabosse’s curse rings true and Aurora falls into a deep sleep. Protected by the Lilac fairy, Aurora sleeps for 100 years until her Prince can awake her from her sleep with true loves kiss.

    A true classic, the glorious music of Tchaikovsky will combine with stunning sets and costumes to create a charming ballet suitable for the whole family.

    Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre

    20 - 21 April at 7.30pm

    22 April at 1.30pm

    For more information, check its website

    https://www.melbournecityballet.com.au/sleepingbeauty

  • 15 Apr 2018 12:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Free entrance. Performance, culture workshops, craft market, trial Japanese classes and kids activities! Bring your friends/family to feel Japan in Melbourne!

    Date: Sun 15th Apr

    Time: 12:00-16:00

    Venue: JAPANEASY (L4, 126-128 Russell St. 3000)

    Entrance fee: FREE

    FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1528876440558408/

    Japaneasy Event Page:

    http://www.japaneasy.com.au/whats_news/5aa7660a1d41c81853c8f2b8.html

    Original design Tote bag (LIKE our FB or follow our twitter/instagram, or Share our event through SNS)

    Japaneasy SNS:

    ・Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/EasyPeasyJapaneasy 

    ・Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/japaneasymel/   

    ・Twitter:https://twitter.com/WeLoveJAPANEASY

    【Event details】

    ★Performances - George Kamikawa, Japanese drums, Japanese dance, Okinawan music, Choir and more!

    ★Tea ceremony experience, workshops for Sumie/origami/kirigami/calligraphy workshops etc.

    ★Craft markets, discounted text books shop and more!

    ★Trial Japanese lessons - beginner to advanced grammar, Conversation, JLPT tips, and more! (Preferred booking ahead)

    ★Story time experience in Japanese, kids craft room


  • 29 Mar 2018 7:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)


    Comedy Zone Asia returns to @melbournecomedy for the fourth year - the best Asian comedy for Melbourne fans. Book now and have a good laugh with Takashi Waka from Japan and four other comedians from Malaysia and India. 29 MAR – 22 APR at Chinese Museum.

    To know more about Comedy Zone Asia or to book your tickets, please click the link here

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