Musica Viva Lismore will present Collusion at the Lismore City Hall on Saturday, November 1, from 8pm.

Collusion is a hybrid arts contemporary classical music ensemble, comprising of young, vibrant and imaginative artists Benjamin Greaves (violin), Therese Milanovic (piano), Shannon Tobin (cello) and Stephen Wylks (clarinet).

Collusion presents both classical and contemporary performances with the aim of bringing great music to a broader, more diverse audience.

The repertoire Collusion performs is vast, diverse and challenging.

Concerts presented by these flexible musicians can range across four centuries, bringing a freshness and vitality across a range of repertoire from Mozart to Nick Cave.

Contemporary music included on the programs is generally very accessible, often with strong links to popular culture.

As well as performing as an ensemble of four, the group also invite guest artists of different artistic mediums including guest musicians, dance, spoken word, film, visual arts, circus arts, photography and theatre to contribute, in part, to their productions.

The success of Collusion’s approach has been confirmed by their ability to consistently draw large and often young audiences to their events, captivating a new generation of concert-goers with contemporary classical music made more accessible through careful programming and memorable productions.

Collusion has performed to sold-out shows at the Brisbane Powerhouse, the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, the Bangalow Festival (NSW), the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University and The Thomas Dixon Centre. 2005 saw Collusion perform in collaboration with Queensland Ballet in their popular vis-à-vis series.

Individual members of Collusion are also professional freelance musicians and have performed internationally throughout Brussels, Spain, Italy and Switzerland as well as national performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane.

In addition to their busy performing schedule, members of Collusion are all dedicated educators, teaching privately and at schools around Brisbane students from preparatory to tertiary level.

Saturday, 1 November, 2008, 8.00PM
TICKETS: Dymocks, Lismore; ABC Centre Ballina and at the door
ADULT $35, CONC $30, STUDENT incl SCU & TAFE on production of ID $17.