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NGV Friday Nights
Gemma Ray (UK)

Fri 28 Apr 17, 6pm–10pm
NGV International
Ground Level

Experience Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Van Gogh and the Seasons after-hours at NGV Friday Nights. Enjoy a classical string quartet recital, drop-in to exhibition talks, grab a bite to eat and wrap up your night with a live performance in the Great Hall.

Doors open 6pm. Headline act from 8.30pm

Berlin-based, British-born Gemma Ray and her band bring their unique torch song psychedelia to NGV in celebration of her latest album The Exodus Suite. Her sideways blues is cinematic and brooding, shaped by previous collaborations with members of the Bad Seeds, the late great Alan Vega of Suicide, Howe Gelb, Sparks and the Filmorchester Babelsberg among others.

Amati String Quartet is one of Victoria’s finest chamber ensembles and has performed internationally with the Christophorous Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart and Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, and performed on stage with renowned artists including Katy Perry, Ronan Keating, Lior, John Farnham, Midnight Oil, Sir Cliff Richard and Gotye. Amati String Quartet regularly perform with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Tasmanian and Adelaide Orchestras. Amati String Quartet are graduates of the Faculty of Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne.