Dancefloor anthems reimagined with a live symphony orchestra – The Weekly Review

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For anyone who went clubbing during the 90s and noughties, this is your chance to relive some of the best dancefloor fillers – albeit with one big change.

Instead of being presented as club bangers, the tracks will instead be performed with a live symphony orchestra and feature some of Australia’s leading vocal talents.

Frontier Touring and Ministry of Sound Australia are bringing Orchestrated to The Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on August 11 and Sydney’s State Theatre on August 18.

The audience will be taken on a journey through some of the most iconic moments in dance music over the last 25 years, from house and chillout to electronica and the biggest dance anthems of all time.

Beloved tracks from artists such as Fatboy Slim, Massive Attack, Shapeshifters and Bag Raiders will be rearranged, remixed and reimagined in this new Australian production.

The 50-piece Ministry of Sound Orchestra will play alongside well known Australian deejay Groove Terminator. Led by acclaimed conductor Guy Noble alongside musical director Adam Sofo, the orchestra will perform music arranged by platinum-selling artist and composer Lionel Towers.

ARIA-winning soul singer Daniel Merriweather will be leading the lineup of special guest vocalists. The Melbourne-born crooner broke onto the international music scene in 2007, performing on Mark Ronson’s acclaimed album Version.

Joining Merriweather is one of Australia’s best live vocalists, Owl Eyes, who has toured the world as Sydney electronic outfit Flight Facilities’ premiere guest vocalist.

Together with the orchestra, these voices will re-awaken some of the most memorable electronic tracks, offering something special to fans of both dance and classical music.

Tickets go on sale June 23.


  • August 11 – Hamer Hall, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
  • Cost: $92.60-$111.85
  • August 18 – State Theatre, 49 Market Street, Sydney
  • Cost: $90.50-$108.10




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