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Star Show - A Rock & Classical Journey Through The Universe


Sat 15 Jun 2019, 7:30pm–10:00pm

Where: Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult + Booking Fee: $50.00
  • Concession + Booking Fee: $42.00
  • Student + Booking Fee: $35.00
  • Child Under 16 + Booking Fee: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: mjb2fagan

A sound and visual spectacular, featuring Guitarist Matthew Fagan, band and Strings Section
performing the music of Pink Floyd, Holst, War of the Worlds, ELO, Queen, David Bowie,
Led Zeppelin, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alan Parsons, original compositions and more.

Also starring Perry Vlahos, one of the world’s experts in the night sky. He’ll give an illustrated
indoor talk before the show and during the music performance will project the stars live, taking
the audience on a journey through the Cosmos, using an interactive night sky viewing program.

Matthew Fagan (Guitar) - Matthew Fagan has performed in over 120 countries and as guest
artist with international performers Billy Connolly, The Buena Vista Social Club and Natalie Cole
amongst others. Billy Connolly was quoted as saying, "Matthew is the best artist I have toured with!"

Matthew's project “Voyages” became the Twilight Concert, at Federation Square on Australia Day
from 2004 - 2010 with Matthew as musical director, featuring over 300 performers to audiences of 20,000.

Matthew has released nine albums of music and specialises in many styles of guitar from Classical, Flamenco, Celtic, and Fingerstyle, to Electric. He performs on a unique custom made 10 String Spanish Guitar, as well as Celtic Steel String Guitar and Santana model-Paul Reed Smith Electric Solid Body Guitar.

Perry Vlahos (Astronomy educator, author and broadcaster) - Perry Vlahos is President of the Astronomical Society of Victoria, Inc. (ASV), its press and media liaison, and Curator of Current Phenomena. Perry is considered a ‘go-to man’ in Victoria for astronomical comments on T.V., radio and the dailies. He regularly leads ‘Tours of the Visible Universe’ with a bright laser pointer for school groups, the public and other astronomers. Perry’s a professional consultant and author of astronomy columns in publications such as Royal Auto, the Age, and Herald Sun.

He has appeared on every major radio station in Melbourne on multiple occasions, and many stations interstate. Perry has been interviewed on all television stations and the George Negus Tonight program featured a lengthy profile on his astronomical life and accomplishments.
For the second year running Perry was the ‘Astronomer in Residence’ at the Meredith ‘Golden Plains’
music festival in March. ABC 774 morning presenter Jon Faine has called Perry a ‘National Treasure’ and he’s still considered ABC’s astronomer in residence.

Preshow talk with Perry Vlahos 7.30pm
Show 8.15pm