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Space Music

Sunday 23rd June 2024

In this special musical extravaganza, astrophysicist and Venusian Volcanologist Dr Antony Brian joins Australian Baroque to take you on a multi-sensory journey through space and time.


“Visions of the universe and an ethereal string orchestra” - David Cusworth The West


“Brian’s closing narration proves a fitting end. He recounts stories of astronauts visiting the Moon, bursting with curiosity about its landscape and atmosphere, only to arrive and find themselves overcome by the beauty of their own far away little blue planet turning softly around the Sun. Space Music was an opportunity to marvel, both at wonders made at home and those in the dizzying expanse we occupy." - SeeSaw Magazine


Audience reviews:

“Absolutely AWESOME, I was awake all night thinking of my own insignificance in the universe”

“Literally THE best concert I have ever been to”


Age range: 4+

Presented by: Australian Baroque and Astrophysicist Dr Antony Brian


Australian Baroque is a national ensemble formed at its core by WA-based artists. We are world-class players with a spirit of investigation and historical inspiration, bringing you stunning classical music programs, live concerts, and immersive projects. Some of our series include Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight, Perth Summer Orchestra Camp and our flagship music education program the Perth String Project.

The ensemble formed in December 2018 was resident Ensemble in Residence at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, ECU, recorded by ABC Classics and were resident in a Recital Hall home at 505 Newcastle St, thanks to their partnership with AHG for 2020/21. In 2023 Australian Baroque was recorded by Tall Poppies and filmed by Master Performers.

Being part of the WA community is central to the aims of Australian Baroque. This is not just an orchestra for the concert hall.  Our aim is to build significant and long-lasting ties with both regional and metropolitan communities, performing in galleries, schools, museums, Men’s Sheds, churches, cafes and town halls. Having held residencies in Margaret River and Narrogin, our 2024 residency is in Shark Bay.

Dr Antony Brian biography

Dr Antony Brian was born in Staffordshire, England. He graduated from University College London with a 1st Class Honours in Physical Sciences and received a PhD in Planetary Geology also from UCL working under Prof John Guest and Dr Ellen Stofan. He worked as a postdoc in the United States at Proxemy Research in Maryland including a secondment at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. His research focussed on the evolution of large volcanoes on Venus and he geologically mapped several areas of the planet under the NASA/USGS Planetary Mapping Program. He was manager of the UK-NASA image facility and a team member of the 2001 NASA Venus Balloon Mapping Mission proposal. He sold his soul to the financial devil in 2007 becoming a Business Analyst at Merrill Lynch and more recently at Westpac. He moved to Perth in 2019 with his beautiful and talented wife and their two wonderful children.

Event Details

Time: 2:00pm

Location: 31 Bates Street Merredin WA 6415

Venue: Cummins Theatre

Cost: Adult $25 | Concession $20 | Children $11 | Under 10 FREE

Category: General

Type: General

Audience: All Ages


Contact: Leanne Bryant

Organisation: Shire of Merredin

Position: Manager Community and Culture

Phone: (08) 9041 3295

Email: mcc@merredin.wa.gov.au

Website: www.cumminstheatre.com.au

Event Date(s)

  • Sunday 23rd June 2024

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