2021 Opening Night Gala

Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival together with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra present a spectacular international collaboration to open the 2021 Festival.

In a joyful celebration of the Festival’s return to the Hamer Hall stage, this performance features arrangements by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s Christopher Crenshaw (USA) and Melbourne’s own Vanessa Perica.

The stellar musicians of the MSO will be joined on stage by the Vanessa Perica Orchestra and an all-star lineup of Australian vocalists including Katie Noonan, Vince Jones, Harry James Angus, Kylie Auldist, Thando and more in an evening of fabulous jazz standards and orchestral brilliance.

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