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  • Location: The J Theatre, Noosa Junction 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

Friday 19 7.30pm $50 (performance) The J Theatre
$95 (performance and after show soiree)
Duration: 90 minutes with interval.
Inclusions: After show soiree includes hot and cold cocktail food and beverages.

Opening Night Gala Performance
The Noosa Longweekend is proud to present two of the world's greatest guitarists live in concert as the opening act for 2009.

The Grigoryan brothers - Slava and Leonard, whose complete mastery of the guitar has dazzled the music world will enthral opening night audiences in a once-only performance.

Experience for yourself what music critics and audiences around the globe have hailed as unforgettable, overpoweringly evocative and deeply moving.

As a major prizewinner at the Tokyo International Classical Guitar Competition, Slava signed with the Sony Classical Label in 1995 and has since released six solo albums and many collaborative recordings. At the age of 18, his first tour was with guitar legends Paco Pena and Leo Kottke.

Since then he has performed as a soloist at international festivals across the globe and appeared with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra and taken many tours with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and all of the Australian Symphony Orchestras.

Leonard began studying the guitar with his father at the age of four and in 2001, was the only guest artist on Slava's ARIA award winning album, Sonatas and Fantasies. The following year they released their first duo album, Play which was also nominated for an ARIA. Subsequent ABC Classics recordings include Rodrigo Guitar Concertos with the Queensland Orchestra and Impressions.

Leonard has also astonished audiences at international festivals and has been a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Orchestra, the Academy of Melbourne, and the Melbourne Musicians chamber orchestra. A master of both the classical and jazz genres, Leonard joined the ARIA award winning group 'Saffire' in 2005.

* Claude Debussy- Suite Bergamasque
* William Lovelady-Nartuby River
* Andrew York- Evening Dance Interval
* Ralph Towner- From a Dream, Tammuriata, Beneath an Evening Sky
* Nigel Westlake-Songs from the Forest
* Paolo Bellinati-Jongo
Don't miss out on this once-only event of supreme guitar virtuosity!

JAMES MORRISON Incomparable (Music)
19 - 21 June, berado's restaurant, Dinner / Show

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!
Saturday 20 11.00am $50 Nossa 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)
Wednesday 24 7.30pm $30 per ticket (allocated seating) The J Theatre $27.00 QTC season ticket holders
Thursday 25 2.00pm $30 per ticket (allocated seating) The J Theatre $27.00 QTC season ticket holders
Thursday 25 7.30pm $30 per ticket (allocated seating) 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 7.00pm* $95 per ticket^ The J Theatre
Sunday 28 7.00pm* $95 per ticket^ 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

Introducing Festival Supper Clubs (Music and Cuisine)
A menu of fine cuisine & musical talent
19 - 21 June Coconut Grove Bar Bistro, Sunshine Beach
24 - 26 June berado's restaurant & bar

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

ONLINE: or - 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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The J Theatre, Noosa Junction

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