Opera Queensland Artists

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  • Location: berardo's restaurant & bar, Noosa Heads 4567 Queensland

The Noosa Longweekend, a 10 day festival of theatre, literature, music, dance, film, visual arts, cuisine and barrier-breaking forums -- in one of Australia's most enviable destinations: Noosa Heads, Queensland.

The Noosa Longweekend Festival 2009 19th to 28th June
Theatre Literature Music Dance Forum Film Food Environment Visual Arts

Downloadable: "Noosa Longweekend Festival 2009" Program
Contact the Noosa Longweekend Organisers directly for latest information, Official Progam and program changes

Introducing Festival Supper Clubs (Music and Cuisine)
A menu of fine cuisine & musical talent
For the very first time, Noosa Longweekend patrons can enjoy the cream of this year's festival talent and fine cuisine during a series of supper club performances at two of Noosa's best restaurants; Coconut Grove Bar Bistro, Sunshine Beach and berardo's restaurant & bar -- Hasting Street.
Book early to secure your place at the table at any one, or more, of six exclusive Festival Supper Clubs during the 2009 Festival.

Wednesday, June 24 at 9.15pm
Opera Queensland Artists

Two of Opera Queensland's finest young singers; Virgilio Marino and Emily Burke will present an intimate cabaret style performance in the warm surrounds of berardo's restaurant and bar. Drawing on operatic arias, music theatre and popular song repertoire this will be an evening of vocal virtuosity that will be hard to forget. Kylie Los will accompany artists on piano.
Performance at berardo's restaurant & bar in Hastings Street. Numbers are limited to 100 guests.

Thursday, June 25 at 9.15pm
The irrepressible Silvie Paladino
Join cabaret sensation Silvie Paladino (pictured above) in this intimate supper club performance. This powerhouse performer has captivated audiences across the world with her startling renditions. Experience this great talent up close while enjoying some of the best cuisine this region has to offer at this dynamic supper club night.
Performance at berardo's restaurant & bar in Hastings Street.

Friday, June 26 at 9.15pm
Gerard Mapstone, and the DALeCAA Flamenco Company
Expect some fire and passion at berardo's during this up-tempo and dramatic supper club featuring Flamenco at its best.
DALeCAA (give it all you've got) debuting Gerard's unique take on the flamenco tradition, with dancers trained in Seville and singers from Cordoba taking audiences to the heart of Andalucia.
Gerard Mapstone has performed around the world, studied flamenco in Jerez, in London supported Tomatito and Estrella Morente, and is part of the renowned Doch Gypsy Orchestra, where he's won the hearts of audiences as the featured guitarist. Mapstone's music is an explosion of flamenco and classical guitar culture.
Performance at berardo's restaurant & bar in Hastings Street.

Book early by calling The J Theatre Booking office -- 07 5455 4455.
Cost for all Coconut Grove Bar Bistro Supper Clubs - $65 per person (includes 2 course Supper Menu, Glass of Wine and Cabaret performance (1 set -- 45 minutes). Tables are shared seating and seats allocated in order of booking date.
Cost for all berardo's restaurant & bar Supper Clubs - $75 per person (includes a 3 course Supper Menu, Glass of Wine and Cabaret performance (1 set -- 45 minutes). Tables are shared seating and seats allocated in order of booking date.

Related Events, see official program for details
The Idea of North - Performance The J Theatre - see pg 4
Silvie Paladino - Performance The J Theatre - see pg 6
Mercedes Garcia (Support Act) Paul Capsis Experience- see pg 7
Opera Queensland Young Artist Recital - Lutheran Centre - see pg 25
Linsey Pollak - Humarimba Workshop - see pg 21 of Official Program

Friday, June 19 at 9.15pm
Linsey Pollak "Music from the Unexpected"

Delight to the antics of innovative, comedic and inventive musician Linsey Pollak and a superb two-course supper and wine during this internationally-renowned showman's once-only peformance.
Performance at Coconut Grove Bar Bistro, Sunshine Beach. Numbers Strictly Limited to 60 people.

Saturday, June 20 at 9.15pm
Mercedes Garcia Trio "I Put a Spell on You"

The captivating voice of Spanish born Mercedes Garcia, will enthral audiences as she caresses each note and makes each song uniquely her own. Her band features some of the best professionals on the Sunshine Coast including David Atkin on keyboards and saxophonist Ric Halstead who add extra passion and soul to the music.
Performance at Coconut Grove Bar Bistro, Sunshine Beach. Numbers Strictly Limited to 60 people.

Sunday, June 21 at 9.15pm
The Idea of North -- ' Up close and Personal'

This world class a Capella singing quartet (pictured above) gives an intimate and exclusive performance to diners at Coconut Grove Bar Bistro.The Idea of North's incredible sound and superb arrangements, coupled with their relaxed presentation and endearing sense of humour has enthralled audiences well after the curtains fall.
Numbers Strictly Limited to 60 people.

Floating Land: Rising Seas
20th to 28th June art. environment. conversations.
The venue is Boreen Point, Lake Cootharaba in the UNESCO-listed biosphere of Noosa.

HERITAGE WALKS Learn more about the Noosa area (Walks)
20 to 28 June - Entire Noosa Area

Eumundi Food Fest - Sunday 28th June 10.00am to 3.00pm
Noosa Farmers Markets - Sunday 21st & 28th June 7.00am -12.00pm
Eumundi Markets - Saturday 20th & 27th June -- 6.30am -- 2.00pm and Wednesday the 24th June 8.00am -1.30pm
Peregian Market - Sunday 21st June: 7.00am -- 12.30pm

More Noosa Longweekend Events...

SLAVA AND LEONARD GRIGORYAN Live in concert (Music) - Friday 19 7.30pm $50 (performance) The J Theatre
JAMES MORRISON Incomparable (Music) - 19 to 22 June Dinner/Show berado's restaurant and bar
CELEBRATING ITS 31ST YEAR One Act Play Festival (Theatre) - DATE: Friday 19, Saturday 20, Sunday 21, Thursday 25, Friday 26 and Saturday 27, Noosa Arts Theatre
CHILDREN'S THEATRE An Interactive experience (Theatre) - Saturday 20 10.00am $15 The J Theatre Midday $15 The J Theatre
SHORT, TAUT AND FRAUGHT Ready, set... and write! (Workshop) - Saturday 20 11.00am $50 Noosa Arts Theatre
SWIMMING IN LIGHT Raoul Slater wildlife artist (Photography) - Saturday 20 12.00pm $30 Environmental Centre*
THE IDEA OF NORTH Creating vocal harmony (Workshop) - Saturday 20 2.00pm $25 Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre
GERALDINE DOOGUE Classical music vs the rest (Forum) - Saturday 20 3.00pm $35 The J Theatre
THE IDEA OF NORTH The best contemporary vocal quartet in Australia (Music) - Saturday 20 7.30pm $45 (allocated seating) The J Theatre
PAUL BAILEY Think of an elephant (Literature) - Sunday 21 10.00am $30 The J Theatre
ROBERT DESSAIX Sunday lunch (Literary Lunch) - Sunday 21 12.00pm $75 Coconut Grove
VICTORIA WATSON Do you love to sing, sing, sing? (Workshop) - Sunday 21 2.00pm $25* Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre
THE RISE AND RISE... of aboriginal art (Literature) - Sunday 21 4.00pm $55 Noosa Blue
CONTEMPORARY BALLET The Queensland National Ballet Company and SCADA (Dance) - Sunday 21 7.00pm $30 (allocated seating) The J Theatre
JENNY HOCKING Political lives (Literature) - Monday 22 10.00am $30 The J Theatre
JANELLE McCULLOCH A happiness odyssey (Literary Lunch) - Monday 22 12.00pm $75 Parc Food
GRIFFITH REVIEW Creating a participating society (Forum) - Monday 22 2.00pm $30 The J Theatre
SAM CUTLER You can't always get what you want (Literature) - Monday 22 6.00pm $30 The J Theatre
SLOW FOOD NOOSA Film with food (Gourmet Indulgence) - Monday 22 6.30pm $85 Ma Mensa
KEVIN BORICH Leaves his audience pleading for more (Music) - Tuesday 23 7.30pm $30 The J Theatre
HUGH MACKAY Ways of escape (Literature) - Tuesday 23 10.00am $30 The J Theatre
LOUIS NOWRA AND MANDY SAYER A writing couple (Literature) - Wednesday 24 11.00am $30 The J Theatre
CRAB CRAWL Three riverside restaurants (Gourmet Indulgence) - Wednesday 24 12.00pm $75 Noosa River Jetty
Let the Sunshine... Williamson's latest, set in Noosa (Theatre) - 24 & 25 June $30 per ticket The J Theatre $27.00 QTC season ticket holders
JANET DE NEEFE Fragrant rice (Literary Lunch) - Thursday 25 12.00pm $75 Trios
OPERA QUEENSLAND presents... (Music) - Thursday 25 5.00pm $35/30 NFA members Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre
MOHAMED KHADRA Making the cut (Literature) - Friday 26 10.00am $30 The J Theatre
DUCK WADDLE Delicious duck dishes (Gourmet Indulgence) - Friday 26 12.00pm $75 Wasabi, Quamby Pl.
KRISTIN WILLIAMSON David Williamson: Behind the scenes (Literature) - Friday 26 1.00pm $30 The J Theatre
SILVIE PALADINO Contemporary jazz, musical theatre and light opera (Music) - Friday 26 7.30pm $50 (allocated seating) The J Theatre
ANDREW ETTINGSHAUSEN Breakfast with ET (Literature) - Saturday 27 8.00am $35 Adults Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club
BECOME THE SCRIBE You've always wanted to be... (Workshop) - DATE: Saturday 27 June - Wallace House
ROLL UP... ROLL UP... The amazing elephant... Bubbles (Kids & Family Event) - Saturday 27 10.00am Free The J Theatre & Midday Free The J Theatre
HUMARIMBA Incomparable Linsey Pollak (Workshop) - Saturday 27 2.00pm $25 Cooroy Butter Factory
PAUL CAPSIS A Capsis Experience (Cabaret Dinner) - Saturday 27 & Sunday 28th The J Theatre
The sustainability business (Forum) - Sunday 28 10.00am $30 The J Theatre
MARY ATKINS Finding your voice (Workshop) - Sunday 28 10.00am $25 Wallace House
The art of sledging (Forum) - Sunday 28 1.00pm $30 The J Theatre

ONLINE: www.noosalongweekend.com or www.thej.com.au - The quickest way to secure your tickets. Visa and Mastercard.
TELEPHONE: Call The J Booking Office 10.00am -- 4.00pm on (07) 5455 4455, Monday to Saturday. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
IN PERSON: Visit The J Box Office, at 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction.
DURING THE FESTIVAL: The J Box Office is Open every day during the festival from 9.00am--5.00pm. The box office will also open 60 minutes prior to each performance start time (for events held at The J).
See the Noosa Longweekend website for Booking Conditions

Now recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events, The Noosa Longweekend was launched in 2002 by a local group of creative visionaries wanting to blend their passions with the beautiful environment that is Noosa. The festival's founding members include prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, author Kristin Williamson, internationally renowned violinist Brett Dean, environmental activist Dr Michael Gloster, restauranteur Leonie Palmer-Fischer together with Rick Clayton and Ros McCauley.

The Noosa Longweekend presents a diverse program of events which in its seven years has attracted some of the best Australian and international performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, artists, chefs, environmentalists and commentators.

A David Williamson play has been the cornerstone of many festivals and since its inception, The Noosa Longweekend has consistently hosted a dazzling list of luminaries, including: Authors Clive James, Tariq Ali, Peter Carey, Thomas Keneally, Tim Winton and Li Cunxin; Journalists John Pilger, George Megalogenis and Barrie Cassidy; Actors Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, Drew Forsyth and John Bell; Film directors Bruce Beresford and Rolf De Heer;The famed Goldner String Quartet; Academy Award winning cinematographer Russell Boyd; Singers Marina Prior, Caroline O'Connor and Opera Australia soloists; Artists Michael Leunig, Mirka Mora, Bill Leak and Ken Done; Musicians Piers Lane, Kate Miller-Heidke, Karin Schaupp and Jane Rutter; Comedians Max Gillies, Jean Kittson and Wendy Harmer; Commentators Campbell McComas, Margaret Pomerance, David Stratton, Tim Flannery and Alison Broinowsky; Presenters Maxine McKew, Peter Thompson, Geraldine Doogue and Kerry O'Brien.

Noosa's unique natural environment and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food, cultural stimulus and community events -- an experience for the body, mind and soul.

You're invited to join us for The 2009 Noosa Longweekend 19-28 June.

Noosa Long Weekend Festival :
PO Box 2200, Noosa Heads
07 5474 9941
07 5474 9940
Noosa Long Weekend Festival

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berardo's restaurant & bar, Noosa Heads

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