Sarah Blasko will perform with a 40-piece orchestra in the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House on Sunday 17 February as part of a national tour in support of her new album, I Awake.
Blasko never shrinks from breaking new ground, and in true form she is taking to the Concert Hall stage with a full canon of players from the best orchestras that Australia has to offer, to peform songs from I Awake, as well as selected hits from her previous repertoire.
Already acclaimed by critics as her masterpiece, I Awake is a grand statement from one of the country’s most unique and respected artists. For her fourth studio album, Blasko took on the role of producer, recording in Stockholm, Sweden and Sofia, Bulgaria with the 52-piece Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra.
Sarah has won two ARIAs for Best Female and Best Pop Album, plus triple j’s J Award for Australian Album of the Year. She has also been nominated for a further 14 ARIAs (including two for Album of The Year) and been shortlisted for two Australian Music Prizes and another J Award. She last graced the Concert Hall stage appearing in the sell out Finn Brothers tribute They Will Have Their Way, alongside Paul Dempsey, Clare Bowditch, Holly Throsby,Sally Seltmann, Lior and Alexander Gow.
All three of Sarah’s previous albums – The Overture & the Underscore, What The Sea Wants, The Sea Will Have and As Day Follows Night – have far exceeded Platinum sales.
Sarah also wrote the score for Bell Shakespeare’s Hamlet in 2008.
The highly anticipated forthcoming album I Awake will be released via Dew Process / UMA on October 26, 2012. To pre-order the album and for full tour dates, head to sarahblasko.com.
Sarah Blasko 2013 Tour
Friday, February 1 at Festival Centre, Adelaide
Monday, February 4 at Wrest Point Casino, Hobart
Saturday, February 9 at Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane
Thursday, February 14 at Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Sunday 17 February at Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
Tickets: $69 – 99 sydneyoperahouse.com/music or 9250 7777
Saturday, February 23 at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth
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