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Nick Cave & Warren Ellis To Perform With Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

10 April 2019 | 12:01 am | Staff Writer

“This is a unique opportunity to celebrate the work and creativity of two outstanding composers who have made a significant and lasting contribution to Australian music."

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Legendary Australian musicians Nick Cave and Warren Ellis are set to join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in concert this August to perform a selection of pieces from their collection of film scores. 

Conducted by Benjamin Northey and in conjunction with the Melbourne International Film Festival, the performance will see music from The Proposition, The Road, Hell Or High Water, The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, West Of Memphis and Wind River brought to life in Hamer Hall over two nights.

‘’Very often a tension can happen between music and picture that is about chance and a kind of unknowingness that can be really amazing,” Cave said. “Just by putting together two things that were created in isolation, music and film, suddenly something quite magical can happen.”

MSO Associate Conductor Northey too shared his excitement. “This is a unique opportunity to celebrate the work and creativity of two outstanding composers who have made a significant and lasting contribution to Australian music.

" I know everybody at the MSO is deeply committed to this project and I see it as one of our most exciting and artistically meaningful collaborations to date.”

Tickets for the two dates go on sale this Thursday 11 April at 10am. Scroll down to theGuide for all the details.

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