Amanda Pelman To Present The Music Of George Michael With SSO At Sydney Opera House - Noise11.com
George Michael, photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo

George Michael - Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Amanda Pelman To Present The Music Of George Michael With SSO At Sydney Opera House

by Paul Cashmere on February 27, 2017

in News

Amanda Pelman has put together an all-star cast to present the music of George Michael with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in July.

Diesel, Sam Sparro, David Campbell, Gary Pinto, Jade Macrae, Brendan Maclean, Carmen Smith and Natasha Stuart will sing the songs of George Michael in the tribute show Praying For Time.

“These are the singers I find inspiring and intimidating,” Diesel tells Noise11.com. “They are really great singers. I have made records with quite a few of them so it’s a reunion in a sense and like family. I am looking forward to orchestral numbers but some of the others songs we can strip right back will be really cool too”.

Diesel admires Michael for his musical diversity and as a breakthrough artist for male solo acts. “There are so many different types of songs,” he said. “He was at the forefront of emerging along with Lenny Kravitz and Prince showing what it was like to be a male solo artist breaking moulds”.

Diesel cites George’s second solo album as the defining moment. “’Listen Without Prejudice’ was a ground-breaking record,” he said. “I remember people saying how he played all these instruments on it. Folklore came out of that record being a muso’s muso. Wham before that, they were a punch in the face pure pop. Underneath it all it was a tipping of the hat to Motown. It was like British soul”.

The job of deciding who will sing what is still be decided. “’Freedom 90’ I said I really want to do that because it gives me the chance to get some guitar action going on,” Diesel said. “Also ‘Father Figure’, and there will be plenty of opportunities to share verses”.

Amanda Pelman was the producer of the extraordinary ‘Nothing Has Changed’ David Bowie tribute performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2016.

https://www.sydneysymphony.com/concerts-and-tickets/subscriptions/2017-concert-packages?gclid=CLfJovjmrtICFVUFKgod9nYNyA

Noise11.com
The X Studio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Rodriguez performs at the Plenary in Melbourne on Friday 25 November 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Rodriguez Australian tour and A Day On The Green dates cancelled

Rodriguez has cancelled his upcoming Australian tour including A Day On the Green dates, citing health reasons for not being able to travel to Australia.

7 hours ago
The Soul Movers
The Soul Movers recruit DZ Deathrays for ‘You Better Believe It’ video

DZ Deathrays make an appearance in the new video ‘You Better Believe It’ for The Soul Movers.

12 hours ago
Nigel Kennedy
Nigel Kennedy makes Classical and Jazz Rock first Australian show for 2019 REVIEW

Nigel Kennedy is the rock star of classical music. What is incredible is that when rock bands like Metallica try classical they have to recruit an army of musicians. Kennedy is the opposite. His magic happens with just four other musicians on stage.

1 day ago
Acland Street Express
The Acland Street Express to pull into Memo Music Hall

Who exactly is The Acland Street Express? They are playing MEMO Music Hall on 23 January as part of the Summer Sounds of St Kilda.

1 day ago
Joan Jett at Red Hot Summer, Mornington, 19 January 2019 photo by Karen Freedman
Joan Jett is enjoying herself on her Australian tour

Joan Jett is having the time of her life touring Australia as part of the Red Hot Summer tour.

2 days ago
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
Jimmy Barnes has a no 1 album on the way thanks to Red Hot Summer previews

Jimmy Barnes is previewing five new songs from his upcoming ‘My Criminal Record’ album. Based on audience reaction on the Red Hot Summer tour, he has another number one album on the way.

3 days ago
Mansionair
Mansionair to finally release a debut album ‘Shadowboxer’

Mansionair’s debut album ‘Shadowboxer’ has been a work in progress. The album was created over a three-year period between a garage in Sydney to a cabin in California.

4 days ago