Kit Millais

Performer | Band Leader | Educator

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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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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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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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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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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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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Melbourne Composers Big Band feat. Jenna Cave
Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

Melbourne Composers Big Band feat. Jenna Cave

The Melbourne Composers Big Band are proud to present our first guest composer concert for 2017 - Jenna Cave! The band will be featuring 2 spectacular sets of original music from 5.00pm on September 17th @ Cross Street. We encourage everyone to get down and check out Jenna working her magic with this ensemble. Come and support Australian big band music!

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