Sting with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Perth...

January 22, 2011

Purists who insist he always wear a Police uniform are bound to quibble, but Sting's decision to front the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra instead of a rock band is an inspired one.

His Symphonicity Australia Tour, hitting the Myer Music Bowl this Friday, sees the singer-songwriter re-imagining his music with new orchestral settings.

If the opening concert at Sandalford Estate Winery in the Swan Valley in Perth at the weekend is any guide, we are in for a thrilling time.

Who would have thought 'Roxanne' could be re-set as a slow ballad floating on cellos? Or that 'Next to You', a full-throttle rocker, could benefit from massed violins?

The MSO shone under the baton of Steven Mercurio in a true union with Sting.

© The Herald Sun by Simon Plant


Jan 20, 2011
n support of the recent floods across Australia, it was announced today that "Fields Of Gold" will appear on a benefit compilation CD "FLOOD RELIEF - Artists For The Flood Appeal," to be released January 24 on Sony Music Entertainment Australia. All proceeds will go to the Salvation Army Flood Appeal. See "FLOOD RELIEF - Artists For The Flood Appeal".
Jan 19, 2011
Sting and Trudie Styler portray the love of Robert and Clara Schumann in words and music at the Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center of Los Angeles County, February 15.