360° view for special Regina Spektor show
Six years after selling out two rousing Sydney Opera House performances, dulcet-toned storyteller Regina Spektor will finally return to the Concert Hall for a very special solo performance staged in-the-round.
For one night only the singer-songwriter’s performance will offer audiences a 360° view of her immersive show as she performs fan favourites from her breakthrough album Begin to Hope through to her latest release Remember Us to Life, as well as previewing never-before-heard songs.
From her anti-folk roots to becoming The Strokes' protégé, Regina has taken the mantle from greats like Fiona Apple and Tori Amos to intimately, intelligently and fiercely soundtrack the lives of her legions of devoted fans.
A classically-trained pianist from an early age, Spektor’s family immigrated to New York from Russia where she continued her training and graduated with an honours degree in composition before turning her attention to song writing.
Three albums later and a touring education led by rock legends The Strokes and Kings of Leon, Spektor received critical-acclaim for her breakthrough, Australian gold-certified album Begin to Hope.
A lover of fiction, myths and fairy tales, the Grammy-nominated chanteuse forged her own musical vision, which often left her pigeon-holed as ‘whimsical’ and ‘quirky’, words she once struggled to come to terms with. However, for every description of ‘kooky’, Spektor is equally described as a huge talent.
Her off-kilter, humorous use of stories, relationships and a hybrid musical style incorporating classical music, pop, punk and vaudeville are strengths matched by her musical ability to evoke laughter and vulnerability by a simple switch of a chord change, song lyric or sound effect.
Counting the Obamas as fans, Spektor wrote the theme song for hit TV show Orange Is the New Black.
Regina Spektor plays Concert Hall on Monday 9 July.