Canberra Weekly Matinee Magic
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.”