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Meg Washington To Embark On Career-Defining Tour With Symphony Orchestras

15 November 2023 | 11:20 am | Ellie Robinson
In Partnership With Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Her grand tour will be rounded out with shows accompanied by the legendary Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Meg Washington

Meg Washington (Supplied)

As if Meg Washington’s music wasn’t spellbinding enough, she’s just announced an ambitious national tour where at every show, she’ll be accompanied by a full symphony orchestra.

The renowned indie-pop artist will perform two shows each in Eora/Sydney and Naarm/Melbourne, with a sole show at the Wrest Point Entertainment Centre in Sandy Bay, TAS – where she’ll perform with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra – kicking things off on Tuesday January 30. From there she’ll take to Sydney Town Hall, performing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on Friday February 2 and Saturday 3, before wrapping up at Hamer Hall in Melbourne’s Arts Centre on Thursday February 8 and Friday 9.

Those last two shows will see her take to the stage with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, with whom Washington is well acquainted: her newly released take on Catherine Wheel – recorded at the Sydney Opera House in 2017 – was conducted by Benjamin Northey, the MSO’s Principal Conductor in Residence. Washington also liked up with the MSO in 2018, when they appeared together at the MLIVE festival.

Tickets for these upcoming shows are on sale now and certainly won’t last long – find them here.

The upcoming orchestral tour will see Washington reimagine cuts from across her entire four-album catalogue – the most recent of which, a piano-based redux of The KillersHot Fuss, arrived last December – as well as previously unheard material from her upcoming fifth studio album. The formal follow-up to 2020’s Batflowers LP is yet to be announced, however a press release notes that it’s due to land sometime in 2024.

Meanwhile, Washington has been keeping busy with a suite of work for the silver screen, having recently penned all the songs for Rebel Wilson’s upcoming musical film The Deb. She’s also credited as a co-writer and producer of How To Make Gravy, the upcoming feature film adaption of Paul Kelly’s 1996 Christmas classic. And on the small screen, Washington can be heard voicing the schoolteacher Calypso in Bluey.

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Tuesday January 30 – nipaluna/Sandy Bay, Wrest Point Entertainment Centre
Friday February 2 + Saturday 3 – Eora/Sydney, Sydney Town Hall
Thursday February 8 + Friday 9 – Naarm/Melbourne, Hamer Hall