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Canberra Weekly Matinee Magic

Saturday 14 October, 2017
Llewellyn Hall, ANU, 2.00pm

Luke Spicer Conductor
Featuring Rhonda Burchmore and Andy Seymour

That’s Entertainment Arthur Schwartz
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio
Witchcraft Cy Coleman
King of the Road Roger Miller
Get Happy Harold Arlen
When You wish Upon A Star / Somewhere Over the Rainbow Harold Arlen
Moon River Henry Mancini
Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend Jule Styne and Leo Robin
What a Wonderful World Bob Thiele
Sway Luis Demetrio
I’ve got you Under My Skin Cole Porter
Beyond the Sea Jack Lawrence
All That Jazz John Kander and Fred Ebb
Birth Of The Blues Ray Henderson
Send In The Clowns Stephen Sondheim
Maybe This Time John Kander and Fred Ebb
Baby It’s Cold Outside Frank Loesser
Love Me Tonight Danielle Pace and Lorenzo Pilat
A Man Without Love Engelbert Humperdinck
Don’t Rain On My Parade Bob Merrill and Jule Styne

The CSO would like to acknowledge Timothy Sexton for his assistance arranging music for this concert.

This program is correct at the time of publishing, but is subject to change.

VEGAS! You can just see the tuxedos and evening gowns, glittering lights and flashy limousines! And while the Vegas Strip is synonymous with vice, shady dealings and lascivious pleasures, it is the adrenaline-pumping excitement of the bright lights and top-shelf entertainment from decades past that inspire the CSO’s 2017 Canberra Weekly Matinee Magic.

For this spectacular one-off performance, Australia’s leading lady and doyenne of cabaret Rhonda Burchmore, and charismatic crooner Andy Seymour take us to the belly of Sin City, and for a few delicious hours turn us all into high rollers on a winning streak.

The Vegas themed Canberra Weekly Matinee Magic sees the CSO evoke the spirit of Ol’ Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra, the showmanship of Liberace, and the soul of one of greatest trumpeters to ever play in Vegas, Louis Prima, as they perform stunning arrangements of the hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Seymour’s on-stage versatility means he can swing as well as deliver a power ballad, and every song will feel like he’s singing it just for you. As for Ms Burchmore, she will delight with her bold voice and sassy stage performance, leaving audiences with that special feeling one gets right before they agree to marry a stranger in an Elvis-themed chapel. The Canberra Weekly Matinee Magic is a toe-tapping concert with some of the very best songs of all time. Not to be missed!

“With all the glitz and the glamour, the fabulous swing songs of that brilliant era of Vegas Big Band—this is the music I was born to sing and perform! I am thrilled to be celebrating this sensational music and performing with the wonderful Canberra Symphony Orchestra.”

Rhonda Burchmore