Kit Millais

Performer | Band Leader | Educator

University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The first half of the concert takes you on an ocean voyage – firstly with Alice Humphries’ Tidesand then with Elgar’s beautifully crafted setting of five sea poems, entitled Sea Pictures. The second half will immediately pull on your emotions – from despair to triumph – with Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony which has remained one of his most popular works.

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University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Singapore!
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Singapore!

The first half of the concert takes you on an ocean voyage – firstly with Alice Humphries’ Tidesand then with Elgar’s beautifully crafted setting of five sea poems, entitled Sea Pictures. The second half will immediately pull on your emotions – from despair to triumph – with Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony which has remained one of his most popular works.

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University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Shanghai!
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Shanghai!

The first half of the concert takes you on an ocean voyage – firstly with Alice Humphries’ Tidesand then with Elgar’s beautifully crafted setting of five sea poems, entitled Sea Pictures. The second half will immediately pull on your emotions – from despair to triumph – with Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony which has remained one of his most popular works.

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Pines of Rome- Melbourne Youth Orchestras
Sep
2
2:30 PM14:30

Pines of Rome- Melbourne Youth Orchestras

Joined by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Michelle Wood this daring program celebrates and challenges MYO’s young learners with works from Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Verdi and Puccini. The program concludes with Pines of Rome, the richly detailed second piece in Ottorino Respighi’s “Roman Triptych” composed in 1924.

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The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Aug
19
5:00 PM17:00

The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents a concert of American Showpieces, with a program that is quintessentially American in sound and spirit. Special tribute will be made to Leonard Bernstein, in what would have been his 100th year, by performing the ever-popular Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Copland’s uplifting ballet, Appalachian Spring, tells the story of a couple’s wedding day in a Shaker community, whilst Gershwin’s An American in Paris takes you through the hustle and bustle of Parisienne streets in the 1920s. John Adams’ metronomic masterpiece, Short Ride in a Fast Machine, and Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man also feature.

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GSOV- The Mikado
Jul
22
2:00 PM14:00

GSOV- The Mikado

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An enduringly popular operetta, its sly topsy-turvy tale and self-deprecating humour satirised the established social norms of etiquette and bureaucracy in Victorian England. Nanki-Poo, the in-disguise son of The Mikado has fled court to avoid an arranged marriage, arriving in the picturesque town of Titipu to marry his own beloved, the beautiful Yum-Yum. She is however, engaged to Ko-Ko, a recently promoted Lord High Executioner, previously arrested on the charge of flirting. An edict from The Mikado demands a quota execution, but Koko cannot bring himself to kill anyone; concurrently Nanki-Poo declares he cannot live without Yum-Yum and plans to end it all. An idea is ignited to give them both what they want – a month of honeymoon happiness for the sweethearts, followed by a decidedly abrupt but agreed executioner’s ending. However, the arrival in town of the spurned Katisha lands everyone in hot water. Will the punishment fit the crime?

With melodious mischief and preposterous plots, the tangled web unravels, you’ll just have to see how everyone ends up singing happily ever after.

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GSOV- The Mikado
Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

GSOV- The Mikado

  • Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An enduringly popular operetta, its sly topsy-turvy tale and self-deprecating humour satirised the established social norms of etiquette and bureaucracy in Victorian England. Nanki-Poo, the in-disguise son of The Mikado has fled court to avoid an arranged marriage, arriving in the picturesque town of Titipu to marry his own beloved, the beautiful Yum-Yum. She is however, engaged to Ko-Ko, a recently promoted Lord High Executioner, previously arrested on the charge of flirting. An edict from The Mikado demands a quota execution, but Koko cannot bring himself to kill anyone; concurrently Nanki-Poo declares he cannot live without Yum-Yum and plans to end it all. An idea is ignited to give them both what they want – a month of honeymoon happiness for the sweethearts, followed by a decidedly abrupt but agreed executioner’s ending. However, the arrival in town of the spurned Katisha lands everyone in hot water. Will the punishment fit the crime?

With melodious mischief and preposterous plots, the tangled web unravels, you’ll just have to see how everyone ends up singing happily ever after.

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GSOV- The Mikado
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

GSOV- The Mikado

  • Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An enduringly popular operetta, its sly topsy-turvy tale and self-deprecating humour satirised the established social norms of etiquette and bureaucracy in Victorian England. Nanki-Poo, the in-disguise son of The Mikado has fled court to avoid an arranged marriage, arriving in the picturesque town of Titipu to marry his own beloved, the beautiful Yum-Yum. She is however, engaged to Ko-Ko, a recently promoted Lord High Executioner, previously arrested on the charge of flirting. An edict from The Mikado demands a quota execution, but Koko cannot bring himself to kill anyone; concurrently Nanki-Poo declares he cannot live without Yum-Yum and plans to end it all. An idea is ignited to give them both what they want – a month of honeymoon happiness for the sweethearts, followed by a decidedly abrupt but agreed executioner’s ending. However, the arrival in town of the spurned Katisha lands everyone in hot water. Will the punishment fit the crime?

With melodious mischief and preposterous plots, the tangled web unravels, you’ll just have to see how everyone ends up singing happily ever after.

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GSOV- The Mikado
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

GSOV- The Mikado

  • Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An enduringly popular operetta, its sly topsy-turvy tale and self-deprecating humour satirised the established social norms of etiquette and bureaucracy in Victorian England. Nanki-Poo, the in-disguise son of The Mikado has fled court to avoid an arranged marriage, arriving in the picturesque town of Titipu to marry his own beloved, the beautiful Yum-Yum. She is however, engaged to Ko-Ko, a recently promoted Lord High Executioner, previously arrested on the charge of flirting. An edict from The Mikado demands a quota execution, but Koko cannot bring himself to kill anyone; concurrently Nanki-Poo declares he cannot live without Yum-Yum and plans to end it all. An idea is ignited to give them both what they want – a month of honeymoon happiness for the sweethearts, followed by a decidedly abrupt but agreed executioner’s ending. However, the arrival in town of the spurned Katisha lands everyone in hot water. Will the punishment fit the crime?

With melodious mischief and preposterous plots, the tangled web unravels, you’ll just have to see how everyone ends up singing happily ever after.

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GSOV- The Mikado
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

GSOV- The Mikado

  • Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An enduringly popular operetta, its sly topsy-turvy tale and self-deprecating humour satirised the established social norms of etiquette and bureaucracy in Victorian England. Nanki-Poo, the in-disguise son of The Mikado has fled court to avoid an arranged marriage, arriving in the picturesque town of Titipu to marry his own beloved, the beautiful Yum-Yum. She is however, engaged to Ko-Ko, a recently promoted Lord High Executioner, previously arrested on the charge of flirting. An edict from The Mikado demands a quota execution, but Koko cannot bring himself to kill anyone; concurrently Nanki-Poo declares he cannot live without Yum-Yum and plans to end it all. An idea is ignited to give them both what they want – a month of honeymoon happiness for the sweethearts, followed by a decidedly abrupt but agreed executioner’s ending. However, the arrival in town of the spurned Katisha lands everyone in hot water. Will the punishment fit the crime?

With melodious mischief and preposterous plots, the tangled web unravels, you’ll just have to see how everyone ends up singing happily ever after.

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Australian Youth Orchestra with Andrey Gugnin
Jul
16
7:30 PM19:30

Australian Youth Orchestra with Andrey Gugnin

The Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) has a reputation for being one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative training organisations for young pre-professional musicians. Our training pathway has been created to nurture the musical development of Australia’s finest young instrumentalists across metropolitan and regional Australia: from the emerging, gifted, school-aged student, to those on the verge of a professional career. AYO presents tailored training and performance programs each year for aspiring musicians, composers, arts administrators and music journalists aged 12 to 30.

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Australian Youth Orchestra with Andrey Gugnin
Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

Australian Youth Orchestra with Andrey Gugnin

The Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) has a reputation for being one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative training organisations for young pre-professional musicians. Our training pathway has been created to nurture the musical development of Australia’s finest young instrumentalists across metropolitan and regional Australia: from the emerging, gifted, school-aged student, to those on the verge of a professional career. AYO presents tailored training and performance programs each year for aspiring musicians, composers, arts administrators and music journalists aged 12 to 30.

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Around the Jazz World in 80ish Minutes
Jun
10
3:00 PM15:00

Around the Jazz World in 80ish Minutes

"Around the Jazz World in 80ish Minutes" will take you on a world wide jazz adventure through the music of Europe, North American, Asia, South America and Australia all in just 80 minutes! With charts bridging styles from Swing to Mambo to Funk and spanning the past eight decades of Jazz, this is a Jazz Holiday you don't want to miss!

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University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Strauss, Sculthorpe and Tchaikovsky
May
27
5:00 PM17:00

University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Strauss, Sculthorpe and Tchaikovsky

The orchestra’s second program is bound together by works that each identify with the notions of fate and destiny. Powerful works’ conjure up energy and licentiousness eventually giving way to an air of melancholy, homages to Australia’s landscape and a work, which begins darkly, finds its way through the despair to end in triumph and optimism.

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Hot Mikado
May
26
5:00 PM17:00

Hot Mikado

​​​​​​​HOT MIKADO is a hilarious and ‘HOT’ updating of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’, and weaves a sharp witted, fun-filled tale where despite life or death stakes, characters still find time to croon their troubles away. Set in a fictionalized Japan, at a time when outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, it is the language of jazz, gospel and the blues that is spoken most fluently.

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Hot Mikado
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Hot Mikado

​​​​​​​HOT MIKADO is a hilarious and ‘HOT’ updating of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’, and weaves a sharp witted, fun-filled tale where despite life or death stakes, characters still find time to croon their troubles away. Set in a fictionalized Japan, at a time when outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, it is the language of jazz, gospel and the blues that is spoken most fluently.

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Hot Mikado
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Hot Mikado

​​​​​​​HOT MIKADO is a hilarious and ‘HOT’ updating of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’, and weaves a sharp witted, fun-filled tale where despite life or death stakes, characters still find time to croon their troubles away. Set in a fictionalized Japan, at a time when outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, it is the language of jazz, gospel and the blues that is spoken most fluently.

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Destiny: Australasian Orchestra (AO) plays Tchiakovsky 4
Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Destiny: Australasian Orchestra (AO) plays Tchiakovsky 4

The Australasian Orchestra’s ‘premiere’ concert of 2018 presents Tchaikovsky‘s joyous Symphony No. 4, Verdi‘s grand The Force of Destiny Overture, Wieniawski‘s delightful Polonaise in D major for violin & orchestra plus Carmichael‘s entrancing Phoenix Flute Concerto. This concert presents two magnificent soloists, the flute concerto will be performed by flute virtuoso Adam Richardson and the Polonaise will feature the introduction of violin soloist Christian Li.

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Jazz for Lovers | Hot Socks Big Band
Feb
14
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz for Lovers | Hot Socks Big Band

Jazz for Lovers a romantic journey through the classic love songs of the big band. Featuring tunes sung of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and more sung by the wonderful singer Nathan Camilleri. If you want to spend an evening with a lover or want to meet a potential lover this is the place to be Valentine's Day where it will be jazz-tastic.

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