Celebrate live music again at Peach Black Gallery with the Autumn Collective series.
The weekend, curated by Cadencia Productions and supported by the City of Sydney and Art Month Sydney features 3 stunning, intimate, and diverse concerts over 3 days.
You can see 11 musicians bring their unique style to the stage framed by the artwork of gallery owner Matteo Bernasconi in a COVID-safe environment.
The event opens Friday 26 March 26 one of Australia’s most loved Flamenco ensembles with Arrebato Ensemble, featuring dancer Chachy Peñalver. This group returns to the gallery after selling out past events and is set to bring the house down yet again as they move between beautifully haunting compositions, to powerful flamenco rhythms.
John Shand describes while their music “moves from pure flamenco in favour of a more contemporary style, the spirit, a dramatic, sexually charged and haughty sadness, remains intact.” (Sydney Morning Herald)
Saturday night brings Declan Kelly to the stage, known as one of the most respected musicians in Australia, just ask any of his esteemed colleagues–Katie Noonan, Alex Lloyd, Emma Donovan, Bernard Fanning–they all share the same account. His dynamic roots and Polynesian harmonies are heavily influenced by his mother’s Maori heritage, becoming his signature sound over the last decade.
Vazesh close the weekend on Sunday afternoon, performing enlightening music improvisations inspired by the Persian Radif and renowned Iranian tar player Hamed Sadeghi’s of Eishan Ensemble. Featuring Sadeghi alongside award winning saxophonist-bass clarinettist Jeremy Rose (The Vampires, The Earshift Orchestra) and bassist Lloyd Swanton (The Necks, The Catholics) this is an exciting collaboration driven by an exploration of musical discovery. With inspiration from Anouar Brahem, Dhafer Youssef, Spiritual Jazz and The Necks, their music draws from many influences and yet sounds uniquely their own.
"It’s the closest thing to telepathy I’ve seen. The audience applauds satisfied by the class the brevity the structural perfection and rich invention of Rose Sadeghi and Swanton’s Vazesh." ★★★★★ Limelight Magazine
Please Note: Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, tickets will be sold as part of a table booking. To ensure social distancing between tables we are running at a substantially reduced capacity and are only able to offer tables of 2 or 4, with a handful of single tickets available.
To help us to manage each concert safely, we'll only sell tickets prior to the event, there will not be any door sales. We will be asking you for your details if they are not provided at the time of booking. Food and drinks may only be consumed whilst seated. And, as they are included as part of the event, we’ll serve you at the table, so you don’t need to move!
When attending the event, we ask you to practice physical distancing of 1.5m, both inside the venue and of arrival and exit of the venue. Please do not mingle outside the venue.
And lastly, if you are unwell, please stay home and rest. The music is returning, and you will too, we’ll be ready for you when you’re better!