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Ethereal Australian singer and songwriter, Vera Blue, will perform with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra this March in a concert that celebrates and honours women in music.

Conducted by Vanessa Scammell, the special event will begin with a celebration of female composers with a series of short works by Deborah Cheetham AO, Anna Clyne, Ella Macens, Dobrinka Tabakova, Missy Mazzoli and Holly Harrison.

Vera Blue – real name Celia Pavey – will then join the MSO performing her favourite works and chart-topping songs, bringing her soaring vocals aligned with folk-tinged moody electronica combined with glorious orchestral accompaniment to the Hamer Hall stage.

Ahead of the shows, Vera Blue says, “this show is one that I’ve dreamed of doing for quite some time and I can’t believe it’s actually happening. To be sharing the stage with the magical Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is so special and I cannot wait for everyone to see this show, to hear and feel my songs performed in a unique way. It’s going to be so different to any other show I’ve done before and I am excited to show case other aspects of who I am as an artist and to allow my music to be heard in a different light. It will be a night to remember.”

Vera Blue has carved a path in the global music industry with her intricate, elegant electronic pop with an emotive core. Growing up in a musical family in the small town of Forbes, NSW, the artist grew up learning the violin while she watched her mother play organ and her sister sing.

Tickets to this magical combination of Vera Blue with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, alongside the music of classical contemporary female composers are available from Monday 1 March.

The MSO’s International Women’s Day program is proudly presented by Equity Trustees.

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