Following a sell-out show at the iconic Brisbane Planetarium, Angel Strings bring their riveting show to the Melbourne Planetarium, as part of the 2023 Melbourne Fringe Festival, on Saturday 21 October.
Featuring sublime string quartet repertoire by Philip Glass, Ravel, Max Richter, Karl Jenkins and Elgar, Angel Strings usher you through the divine majesty of the outer universe.
The Planetarium’s unique setting features 16m domed ceilings, reclining seats, a 7.1 surround sound system and full-dome video projection. Coupled with a lush live string quartet, the immersive experience is nothing short of transcendent.
“We want to take people somewhere they’ve never been before” says Kathryn McKee, cellist and director of Angel Strings. “And with the cello winning Instrument of the Year in this year’s ABC Classic poll, they’re in with a good chance.”
Angel Strings hail from Brisbane but can be caught around greater QLD, NSW and Melbourne. They’ve played stadium concerts in Papua New Guinea, with Guy Sebastian in Vanuatu and with Archie Roach at the Woodford Folk Festival. They’ve also been heard by tens of thousands as part of the Candlelight Concerts series.
Individual ‘Angels’ have performed with the Queensland and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, Queensland Theatre, Opera Queensland and Opera Victoria. They’ve shared the stage with Nigel Kennedy, Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Kanye West, Eminem and William Barton. They’ve somehow also featured in Dubai fashion magazine Mojeh!
Angel Strings at the Planetarium
Melbourne Planetarium (Scienceworks), 2 Booker Street, Spotswood
Performance: Saturday 21 October 2023
Information and Bookings: www.melbournefringe.com.au
For more information, visit: www.angelstrings.com.au for details.
Image: Angels Strings at the Planetarium – photo by Michelle Gonsal