Pharos is a ten-member powerhouse big band formed in 2016.
Featuring a six-piece horn section, this unique and electrifying collective merge the best of the big band with the flexibility, creativity and genre-bending exploration expected in any modern ensemble. What’s more, every single member of the band is a talented female jazz musician. In the group’s short lifespan, Pharos has worked with an incredible list of local and international artists, premiering and performing the work of composers, both Australian and international.
In a world premiere, Pharos will perform a new work commissioned for the festival before performing exclusive repertoire composed and arranged by SIMA’s 2020 Artist in Residence, Dr Sandy Evans. Come feel the energy that only a big band can inspire!
Do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Shows will be seated and limited to 60 per sitting, with patrons seated to allow for social distancing. Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff. The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including: Hand sanitiser dispensers, signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue, and regular sanitising of the venue and facilities.