Concertos on fire at The Joan

Flames and music: With Concertos of Fire at The Joan.
Flames and music: With Concertos of Fire at The Joan.

Concertos on Fire is a compelling new circus-turned-concert that integrates contemporary orchestral music, modern circus and physical theatre into one colossal music presentation, showing at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, June 1.

Representing the inextricable connection between music and movement, Concertos on Fire will feature one of Australia's most well-known violin concertos, Maninyas by Ross Edwards, alongside the premiere of brand new concerto piece Tale of The Firebird by ChloƩ Charody, written in conjunction with fire-taming violinist Sonja Schebeck and interdisciplinary acrobatic ensemble The Freestyle Orchestra.

In Concertos on Fire, fire becomes an instrument of the ensemble - musicians perform daring acrobatic stunts, tame and manipulate fire while music springs to life from all corners of the theatre.

Musicians perform daring acrobatic stunts, tame and manipulate fire while music springs to life from all corners of the theatre.

Written specifically for The Freestyle Orchestra's unique capabilities that combine all three elements of music, movement and fire, this classical concerto will fully integrate three artforms into one for a compelling narrative conveyed through movement and physicality.

In addition to the 7.30pm concert there will be a pre-show talk at 6.45pm, where audiences can get a deeper understanding of the background behind the show. Afterwards there will also be a Q&A with the artists and merchanise for sale.

For tickets and more information, see thejoan.com.au/events/concertos-on-fire/.