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Wednesday 6 March 2024 8pm

Misogyny Opus celebrates the speech that sparked a conversation. Word for word, hear former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s historic misogyny speech set to music in 18 movements encompassing a variety of musical styles. This pop orchestral work is composed and performed by international songwriter and voice in a billion devices Karen Jacobsen as soloist at the piano, together with backing vocalists and ensemble. Since premiering with co-commissioning partner Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre with musicians from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Misogyny Opus was most recently performed at Woodford Folk Festival. A panel discussion follows the performance, exploring the importance of Equality to a healthy society. Karen Jacobsen is an international speaker, concert artist and songwriter, whose speaking voice unexpectedly led to a unique pop culture status in over a billion GPS/smartphone devices worldwide, including the original Aussie voice of 'Siri'. Her timeless, cinematic, piano-driven songs have been licensed to US network television, releasing a dozen albums, and she was called “hypnotic” by Harry Connick Jnr on his US talk show. Karen’s musical career highlights include sharing the stage with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka, Jon English, Christopher Cross and Cyndi Lauper, with national anthem performances at major sporting events, including Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park, Dodger Stadium, Giants Stadium (80,000 in the crowd) and at Suncorp Stadium for TriNations Rugby and State of Origin. As a composer, Karen’s long form pop-orchestral work Misogyny Opus sets former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s iconic misogyny speech to music word for word and is designed to inspire conversation about the topic of equality. After 20 years in New York, she again calls Australia home, and was told she had made it when she became a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle.

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Wednesday 6 March 2024
8pm

Misogyny Opus celebrates the speech that sparked a conversation. Word for word, hear former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s historic misogyny speech set to music in 18 movements encompassing a variety of musical styles.

This pop orchestral work is composed and performed by international songwriter and voice in a billion devices Karen Jacobsen as soloist at the piano, together with backing vocalists and ensemble. Since premiering with co-commissioning partner Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre with musicians from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Misogyny Opus was most recently performed at Woodford Folk Festival.

A panel discussion follows the performance, exploring the importance of Equality to a healthy society.

Karen Jacobsen is an international speaker, concert artist and songwriter, whose speaking voice unexpectedly led to a unique pop culture status in over a billion GPS/smartphone devices worldwide, including the original Aussie voice of ‘Siri’.

Her timeless, cinematic, piano-driven songs have been licensed to US network television, releasing a dozen albums, and she was called “hypnotic” by Harry Connick Jnr on his US talk show.

Karen’s musical career highlights include sharing the stage with Norah Jones, Neil Sedaka, Jon English, Christopher Cross and Cyndi Lauper, with national anthem performances at major sporting events, including Madison Square Garden, Fenway Park, Dodger Stadium, Giants Stadium (80,000 in the crowd) and at Suncorp Stadium for TriNations Rugby and State of Origin.

As a composer, Karen’s long form pop-orchestral work Misogyny Opus sets former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s iconic misogyny speech to music word for word and is designed to inspire conversation about the topic of equality.

After 20 years in New York, she again calls Australia home, and was told she had made it when she became a clue in The New York Times crossword puzzle.

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Sinclair Artists

CATEGORY:
Musical Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 130 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain haze and strobe effects.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is not suitable for audiences aged 15 and under.

LATECOMERS:
For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in the performance. Please allow plenty of time to cover traffic and parking delays.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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