Melbourne’s inner north is home to a number of fantastic yet understated independent theatres that are most definitely worth a look.
One such theatre is the not-for-profit La Mama Courthouse on Drummond Street in Carlton. La Mama’s model of giving artists upfront funding to present work in a rent-free venue, with 80% box-office return, is unique in Australia and offers the opportunity for artists with small budget to perform on an internationally acknowledged stage.
On 23rd and 24th January, as part of the 2017 Midsumma Festival program, La Mamma Courthouse is hosting Homophonic!, now back for it’s 6th year!
Bringing us an evening of new classical music by queer composers, Homophonic! celebrates sapphic symphonists, homosexual harmonies, and the long and proud tradition of composers being as gay as the day is long!
Classical music has a rich heritage of LGBT musicians and composers, and this concert is celebrating the legacy of those artists by performing the work of 20th and 21st century queer composers, in an exciting program featuring famously gay composers alongside new Australian music that is sure to entertain and enlighten even the most experienced concert goer.
At just $25, this is your chance to hear some of Melbourne’s most in demand classical musicians play some outlandishly fabulous music, and to experience the sound world of the LGBT composers of today.
Featuring works by Nirmali Fenn, Madelyn Byrne, Marc Yeats, Alex Temple, Andrew Aronowicz, Amadeus Regucera, Naima Fine and Pauline Oliveros, this one not to be missed!
When: 23rd and 24th January, 7:30pm
Where: La Mama Courthouse, Carlton
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