Paul Kelly to open Brisbane Festival
Paul Kelly will pay homage to the immortal works of some of the world’s most famous wordsmiths at QPAC’s Concert Hall, for one night only on 7 September.
Conversations With Ghosts features Paul Kelly, James Ledger and Genevieve Lacey. Co-written by Paul Kelly and West Australian composer James Ledger, it is a bittersweet reflection on the nature of mortality and an uplifting memorial to those who have been lost.
Twelve new songs have been inspired by the poems of W.B. Yeats, Les Murray, Kenneth Slessor, Norman MacCaig, Judith Wright, Emily Dickinson, Lord Alfred Tennyson and Paul Kelly himself.
Performers in Conversations With Ghosts include Paul Kelly, vocals and guitar; James Ledger, electronics; Genevieve Lacey, recorders; and ten young musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (two violins, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet/saxophone, two horns, keyboards and harp).
So mark your diary now - tickets go on sale 17 June. This one-off performance will sell out!