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NGV Friday Nights Joseph Tawadros

Fri 21 Jun, 6pm–10pm

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Cost Online: $45 A / $40 C / $37 M / $23 Ch
Door (Limited): $50 A / $45 C / $42 M / $29 Ch
Booking Fee: $5.50

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9am–5pm, daily

Recharge and reimagine your Friday Nights this winter with an after-hours ode to Pharaoh.

Experience a weekly-changing line-up of live music, with sounds from Africa, the Middle East and beyond, spanning classical, jazz, blues, funk and more.

Throughout the evening, enjoy a music playlist curated and mixed by Music in Exile guest DJs, including Shah Sharafi, Aysu and Kgomotso Sekhu.

Your ticket gives you late-night entry to Melbourne Winter Masterpieces®: Pharaoh and access to all performances. From here into the afterlife, don’t miss this season of NGV Friday Nights.

MUSIC RESIDENCY: JOSEPH TAWADROS
8–8.20PM
8.30–8.50PM
9–9.20PM
GREAT HALL

Taking residence the first three weeks of Friday Nights is acclaimed composer, oud virtuoso and eight-time ARIA Award winner Joseph Tawadros. Joseph will be performing a selection of his original oud works in dispersed with some extended Taqasim (modal improvisations). You will also hear pieces from his 2023 ARIA award winning album ‘To Those Who Came Before Us’ showcasing the flexibility of the oud in a modern context while maintaining his ancestral bond with this Ancient instrument.

ABOUT JOSEPH TAWADROS AM
Acclaimed composer, oud virtuoso and eight-time ARIA Award winner Joseph Tawadros performs original compositions that seamlessly blend Arabic modes with Western classical, jazz, world, folk – even metal and bluegrass.

EXHIBITION

A ticket to NGV Friday Nights is your only opportunity to come face-to-face with ancient Egypt’s divine icons and invincible warriors at night. Melbourne Winter Masterpieces®: Pharaoh, traverses three thousand years of art and culture and more than 500 objects, including monumental sculpture, architecture, temples, jewellery, coffins and more. This exhibition celebrates the phenomenon of pharaoh, those all-powerful kings claiming a divine origin.

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BARS & DINING

MOËT & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE BAR
Elevate your Friday night experience with Moët & Chandon, serving the distinguished Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut and Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial until late in the Great Hall.

YERING STATION WINE BAR
Make your Friday Nights experience extraordinary by visiting the Yering Station Wine Bar in the Great Hall. Choose from a menu of fine wines from the Yarra Valley, including signature wine flights featuring a selection of three, for a memorable wine-tasting experience.

GALLERY KITCHEN
Experience modern mezze plates featuring unique flavour combinations and fresh, high-quality ingredients that are perfect for sharing. Choose from a range of breads, dips and mouthwatering salads, accompanied with a range of small bites.

GREAT HALL
Satisfy your cravings with our selection of substantial dishes alongside various salads, hot dishes and delicacies.

DESSERT
Choose from a variety of irresistible desserts, perfect for a late-night treat or a quick bite in the middle of the evening.

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