Australia Plays Broadway, with Newton-John and Campbell, Presented at Carnegie Hall Jan. 20

News   Australia Plays Broadway, with Newton-John and Campbell, Presented at Carnegie Hall Jan. 20
 
G'DAY USA: Australia Week 2009 presents Australia Plays Broadway — a celebration of leading Australian musical artists — Jan. 20 at Carnegie Hall.
Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The 8 PM concert boasts the talents of Grammy Award winner Olivia Newton-John, Wicked's Amanda Harrison, singer Lior, singer/songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, rocker Jimmy Barnes, vocalist Ursula Yovich, stage actor/singer David Campbell and twin cellists Pei-Jee and Pei-Sian Ng. Simon Burke hosts the evening, which also features the 70-member Adelaide Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arvo Volmer. Robyn Nevin and the orchestra will also offer a tribute to 44th President Barack Obama. Nevin will deliver the spoken word component of Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait, to be performed by the orchestra.

Ross Mollison and Wayne Harrison produce and direct the one-night-only event.

The performance is part of the 6th Annual G'DAY USA: Australia Week 2009. The celebration, which continues through Jan. 24, features events in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.

Carnegie Hall is located in Manhattan at 57th Street at Seventh Avenue. Tickets, priced $50-$120, are available by visiting www.carnegiehall.org or by calling (212) 247- 7800.

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