Inaugural season launched at Goulburn Performing Arts Centre

Goulburn Mulwaree Council

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Following a wave of anticipation, Goulburn Performing Arts Centre released its first annual program of performances, at the inaugural Season Launch on Saturday 2nd April.

Supported by a grant from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, under its Festival of Place – Summer Nights’ Fund – the fully catered event introduced the diverse range of high quality performances scheduled by GPAC throughout the year, with spectacular live entertainment including ‘sneak peaks’ from the Black Tulip Jazz trio and La Compania Pepa Molina – who will both be performing concerts later in the year.

Guitarist Marc and dancer Amari presented a dazzling flamenco taster for Las Flamenkas, which will tour in November with a troupe of 4 musicians and 3 dancers, while Black Tulip cellist Teije Hylkema and pianist Casper Tromp, putting the new Shigeru SK-7 concert grand through its paces, enraptured the audience with their virtuosic performance. They will return for a Mother’s Day concert, with the full ensemble including double bass and drums.

Member for Goulburn and Minister for Local Government, the Hon Wendy Tuckerman MP, said the Festival of Place was a terrific initiative supported by the NSW Government.

“Funding the Festival of Place Summer Nights’ has enabled the free, COVID-Safe events as part of the NSW Government’s efforts to not only re-energise our local centres in the evening as we emerge from lockdown but also support the employment of our local creatives.

Mayor Peter Walker said, “it has been an enormous fortnight of events to launch the Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, capped off with the fantastic season launch. The 2022 season is the culmination of over a year’s work, and presents an amazing array of shows for our community to enjoy.”

The first GPAC Season Brochure was also released at the Season Launch, detailing all the shows presented by GPAC, and a selection of Community and commercial hire shows.

Manager of Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, Raina Savage said, “There is literally something for every taste, and age group – from the youngest children to our seniors. Our Box office is now open from Tuesday to Friday, so people can now buy tickets on-line, over the phone, or in person, which makes the whole process easier and more accessible for everyone.”

Other highlights of the season include Sydney Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 2 July, presenting Shining Brightly – a repertoire of works by Johan Sebastian Bach, and his son CPE Bach; Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow; Jane Eyre by shake & stir; giant dinosaur puppets in Erth’s Prehistoric World, high octane circus with Barbaroi (winner of best show at Adelaide Fringe) ; heartwarming musical The Sapphires; and Black Cockatoo the story of Australia’s first Aboriginal cricket team who toured England in the 1880s.

To purchase tickets to all GPAC shows visit the Box Office or call 02 4823 4999 Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 3pm, or go to www.goulburnpac.com.au and follow the links.

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