A new series of gigs will launch tomorrow at Gorman House Arts Centre. Run by the Centenary of Canberra and Gigs Go Local, Sundays in the Park aims to show off Canberra’s music talents.
The Centenary of Canberra Creative Director, Robyn Archer, says the Sundays in the Park series of 12 gigs will, amusingly, begin with a free showcase at the Bloom festival this Saturday.
“It’s great to see Sundays in the Park open on a Saturday and, while it’s not exactly in a park, there’s a nod to Stephen Sondheim’s wonderful musical Sundays in the Park with George,” Robyn said.
“Nevertheless, after the terrific opening this Saturday as part of Bloom at Gorman House, 10 of the next 11 events will indeed be on Sundays at 3pm in the beautiful inside/outside park-like ambience of Gorman’s Bogong Theatre and courtyard. The one exception will be Griffyn Ensemble’s performance of Brian Eno’s Music for Airports in the Fyshwick Hangar for SPIN – be there, or off the air!”
Sundays in the Park features some of Canberra’s most creative musicians, who have tailored their concerts to create a family-friendly atmosphere in Bogong Theatre, overlooking Gorman House’s blossoming courtyard.
It includes a range of folk, classical, jazz and rock musicians, such as Clive the Clavichord and his recorder playing pals, Doctor Stovepipe’s ‘Zoology for Beginners’, and Mr Tim and the Fuzzy Elbows.
“Michael Sollis has produced a terrific line-up of local musicians to keep our spirits way up till the end of the year,” Robyn said.
“Just as spring fills us with the joy of new life, this local music initiative is a beautiful harbinger of great things to come for Canberra.”
Sundays in the Park is an initiative of Gigs Go Local, a Centenary of Canberra project, proudly supported by the ACT Government.
For more information on Centenary of Canberra events, or the full Sundays in the Park program, visit canberra100.com.au.