Zubin Mehta - Australian World Orchestra

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Australian World Orchestra: The Olympics of the orchestral world are here, as the Australian World Orchestra’s three-night stint is upon us. The Sydney Opera House will play host to over 110 musical representatives from all over the world, presenting some of the boldest pieces of music to ever be created from the likes of Stravinsky and Mahler. With Zubin Mehta on conducting duties, it is a shoe-in for classical satisfaction.

Thu, Oct 3rd, Sydney Opera House

The Cult: Electric 13 World Tour could not have come sooner! Ian Astbury and co. are down under and ready to rock out with their platinum album of ’87, Electric. This album by the UK’s infamous post-punk tycoons was an eye-opener for a brand new audience, which saw rock ‘n’ roll royalty Guns N’ Roses playing the opening set for a mammoth promotional tour in North America. This will be the first time that this historic band will have played their iconic collection in its entirety.

Fri, Oct 4th, Hordern Pavillion

The Strides: Urban roots fanatics The Strides have had a plethora of achievements over the span of their career. With a label signing and festival appearances galore, this roots reggae/hip hop infusion will be lighting up Circular Quay’s legendary Basement with sounds from their forthcoming LP. It was set in Australia’s chill-out capital, Byron Bay, and this eight-piece outfit’s talented songwriting and musician combination delved into the depths of their sounds. With single One for One doing the rounds as a soul-searching and uniting tune, these guys are sure to bring out a few more compelling sounds throughout the night.

Sat, Oct 5th, The Basement

Bring Me The Horizon: Their latest album Sempiternal has achieved worldwide acclamation as a cornerstone for the melodic metal world, and now Yorkshire natives Bring Me The Horizon are going to shake the Hordern Pavillion to its very core. With the raw emotion and energy that seeps from this album’s every pore, the boys will bring a blistering pulsation to their show, showering the audience with hits from past and present to instigate the head-banging. Get in there quick, to avoid losing the chance to witness one of the most exciting metal outfits of today’s scene.

Sun, Oct 6th, Hordern Pavillion

Composed NOISE: Strings at the ready for this bout of contemporary madness! A show composed entirely of Australian artists will take place over two nights at the National Art School in Darlinghurst. Seven of Australia’s leading composers have been selected to write a new work that will be debuted during the performance, accompanied by some fierce improvisation that they are well known for. Forming in 2008 with diversions into a variety of genres including heavy metal, Greek and Turkish folk music and jazz, all will come together under the classical music banner to perform their harmony, style and melody. (CD)

Tue, Oct 8th & 9th, The Cell Block Theatre, Darlinghurst