Kate Ceberano announces national orchestral tour and a new album to celebrate her 40-year career

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Kate Ceberano announces national orchestral tour and a new album to celebrate her 40-year career

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From her debut as a teen into the rough and tumble of Melbourne’s live scene, Kate Ceberano has been a force of nature from day one.

Australian music royalty Kate Ceberano will celebrate her illustrious 40-year career with the release of her 30th album, My Life is A Symphony, and a national concert tour that debuts with recording partner the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Hamer Hall this May. 

Kate will perform with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at Adelaide Cabaret Festival on the Festival Theatre stage in June, with further national dates to be announced.

Kate Ceberano – My Life is A Symphony

  • Kate Ceberano announces national orchestral tour and a new album to celebrate her 40-year career.
  • Saturday 27 May, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne and Saturday 10 June Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre
  • MSO tickets on sale 10am Thursday 16 February at mso.com.au

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Singer, songwriter, performer, artist, icon, legend of Australian rock, pop, soul and jazz, Kate Ceberano has enjoyed one of the most enduring and inspirational careers in Australian music.

My Life Is A Symphony, is a breathtaking celebration of Kates’s songwriting from across her 40-year recording career. The MSO and Kate will take audiences through her incredible catalogue from pop anthems Brave and Pash to the iconic songs she has interpreted along the way I Don’t Know How to Love HimSome Day I’ll Fly Away and more.

“Recording the album with the MSO was a musical joy – the full backing of a symphony orchestra elevates some of my favorite songs to new heights,” said Kate. “I am thrilled to release the album and embark on a national tour to perform the music live for fans across the country with Australia’s great symphony orchestras.”

The album will be released on 12 May, two weeks before the concert with the MSO at Hamer Hall. 

Kate Ceberano burst on the music scene as a teenage sensation in 1983 fronting seminal band I’m Talking, becoming a superstar of the ‘Countdown’ era.  Since then, she has effortlessly moved across genres as a soulful tour-de-force, racking up 11 platinum albums, 10 Top 10 singles and countless awards and accolades. The most prolific Australian female artist of the era, Kate has forged an unassailable distinction through more than 8000 live performances spanning every concert, theatre and festival stage in the country and beyond.

My Life Is A Symphony is an album and tour that brings Kate Ceberano back to her essence as a musical force and an electrifying live performer. Witness the voice of a generation as she celebrates four decades of music at Hamer Hall with the MSO.

The national orchestral tour of My Life is a Symphony premieres with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in May and at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in June. More concerts to be announced for the second half of the year. 

My Life Is A Symphony can be pre-ordered through ABC Music and with MSO concert tickets, which go on sale Thursday 16 February at mso.com.au.