Australian orchestra tackles "Shine On"
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 28 January 2006

Pink Floyd fans in Australia who fancy seeing something a bit different next month, and perhaps with Roger Waters' recent comments about classical music in the interesting BBC documentary, in their minds, have got a night out to consider.

ACO's Traveller's show
ACO's Traveller's show
The highly rated Australian Chamber Orchestra are staging a tour of shows, The Travellers, which features a Pink Floyd classic as one of the headlining pieces to be performed.

One of the performances is at the world famous Sydney Opera House (surely an ideal venue for Roger's Ca Ira at some point in the future?).

The organisers have said that "Shine on you Crazy Diamond provides audiences with a different way of exploring music and is an exciting, dynamic orchestral piece to be included in the first program of the Orchestra’s 30th birthday year."

Certainly the piece lends itself to an orchestral rendition, and with the pedigree of the performers, should be an interesting show.

Here's where to catch the show:

WOLLONGONG TOWN HALL Thursday 9 February 7.30pm Bookings 02 4226 3366
LLEWELLYN HALL, CANBERRA Saturday 11 February 8pm Bookings 02 6275 2700
THE ARTS CENTRE, HAMER HALL, MELBOURNE   Sunday 12 February 2.30pm Bookings 1300 136 166
THE ARTS CENTRE, HAMER HALL, MELBOURNE Monday 13 February 8pm Bookings 1300 136 166
PERTH CONCERT HALL Tuesday 14 February 8pm Bookings 08 9484 1133
ADELAIDE TOWN HALL Thursday 16 February 8pm Bookings 13 12 46
CITY RECITAL HALL ANGEL PLACE, SYDNEY Saturday 18 February 8pm Bookings 02 8256 2222
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE CONCERT HALL Sunday 19 February 2.30pm Bookings 02 9250 7777
QPAC CONCERT HALL, BRISBANE Monday 20 February 8pm Bookings 136 246
CITY RECITAL HALL ANGEL PLACE, SYDNEY Tuesday 21 February 8pm Bookings 02 8256 2222
CITY RECITAL HALL ANGEL PLACE, SYDNEY Wednesday 22 February 7pm Bookings 02 8256 2222

Our thanks to Andrew Herborn for his help with this story.