Vera Blue is teaming up with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for a performance celebrating women in music

Vera Blue is teaming up with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for a performance celebrating women in music

Words by Arielle Richards

Vera Blue, the MSO and no less than six exemplary composers – what more could you want?

Vera Blue’s distinctive brand of ethereal electronic-pop will combine forces onstage with the exquisite grandeur of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, in a special evening commemorating women’s excellence in contemporary music. 

Beginning the night will be a showcase of short works by composers Deborah Cheetham AO, Anna Clyne, Ela Macens, Dobrinka Tabakova, Missy Mazzoli and Holly Harrison.

What you need to know

  • Vera Blue is performing live alongside the MSO, with opening acts from esteemed artists Deborah Cheetham, Dobrinka Tabakova, Missy Mazzoli, Holly Harrison, Anna Clyne and Ela Macens
  • Two concerts will be held at 7:30pm, on Thursday March 18 and Friday March 19
  • Presented by the MSO, the event will take place at Hamer Hall

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Originally from a small town in Forbes, NSW, Vera Blue, whose off-stage name is Celia Pavey, grew up learning violin alongside her musical family.

Since placing third at The Voice Australia, Pavey has carved her way across the global music scene, topping the ARIA charts frequently at gold and platinum. Her emotive electro-pop melodies have won her international recognition and acclaim. 

Joined by the MSO, Pavey’s personal favourites and chart toppers will be taken to new heights on the big stage, for “a night to remember”.

“This show is one that I’ve dreamed of doing for quite some time and I can’t believe it’s actually happening. To be sharing the stage with the magical Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is so special and I cannot wait for everyone to see this show, to hear and feel my songs performed in a unique way,” she says.

“It’s going to be so different to any other show I’ve done before and I am excited to showcase other aspects of who I am as an artist and to allow my music to be heard in a different light. It will be a night to remember.”

Conducted by accomplished pianist and conductor Vanessa Scammell, ‘Everything is Wonderful’ is a showcase of exemplary talent from home and abroad, and not one to be missed.


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Vera Blue will perform alongside the MSO at Hamer Hall on Thursday March 18 and Friday March 19. Grab your tickets here.