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'Music to Play to Plants' hits the Royal Botanic Gardens in Victoria

'Music to Play to Plants' hits the Royal Botanic Gardens in Victoria

The beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne are celebrating the coming of Spring with three highly acclaimed musicians playing their music to plants.

Branch Out: Music to Play to Plants is a gentle nature-inspired musical sojourn featuring acclaimed recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey with piano duo Aura Go and Tomoe Kawabata and actor Katherine Tonkin. 

The event costs only $10 for seniors as a part of Royal Botanic Garden Victoria’s Branch Out program for over-sixties.

Enjoy old music by Bach, Hildegard von Bingen and Bassano, and new lyrical sounds by Andrea Keller and Ros Bandt. Each performance is comprised of two 30-minute recitals in Mueller Hall and Rose Pavilion, with a promenade through Melbourne Gardens between the two, and afternoon tea to close.

Genevieve Lacey has worked across radio, film, dance and theatre as well as winning ARIAS and other high-profile awards.

Katherine Tonkin is known for a smart body-of-work that includes appearances at the Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company and Belvoir. 

Pianist Aura Go has been a soloist with many of Australia’s professional orchestras, including the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.

Branch Out: Music to Play to Plants

Times/Dates: Mon 7 & Tue 8 Oct, 2pm & Wed 9 Oct, 11am Duration: 1.5 hrs

Age range: Seniors

Cost: $10 per person, bookings essential

Location: Meet at Gate F.

Address: Melbourne Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 

Phone: 03 9252 2429

Website: www.rbg.vic.gov.au