Red Bull today reveals Red Bull Symphonic will return twice as large in 2023, with multi-ARIA award-winning Ghanaian-Australian artist Genesis Owusu joining forces with Brisbane Symphony Orchestra.
The unique performance experience will take place on March 3 at Fortitude Music Hall, with Genesis Owusu and Brisbane Symphony Orchestra combining forces. Supporting acts, Kirin J Callinan and Goldfang, will also take to the stage.
For the return of Red Bull Symphonic in 2023, Red Bull calls upon one of Australia’s most innovative contemporary artists, Genesis Owusu, to collaborate with the 40 piece Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, the 40 piece Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and award-winning Australian composer and arranger, Alex Turley (Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, Omega Ensemble, Electric Fields, NGAIIRE). After two years of career highs, Owusu will soar to new heights as two arts worlds collide at Red Bull Symphonic, promising a captivating reimagination of his acclaimed catalogue of poetic punk and electronic hybridity that has earned a worldwide following.
Genesis Owusu says of Red Bull Symphonic “If you’ve seen me perform live, you know I love the drama. Bringing out the grandeur in every element. What’s grander and more theatrical than a punk-funk-rap enigma backed by a 40-piece orchestra? We getting real thespian out here.”
Promising a one-of-a-kind experience, do not miss music renegade and visionary Genesis Owusu live as you’ve never seen him before with the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra at Red Bull Symphonic in 2023. Secure your ticket to Red Bull Symphonic this coming Autumn at two of Australia’s most iconic and historic venues now.
About Red Bull Symphonic
The concept of Red Bull Symphonic is based on the unprecedented collaboration between a modern-style artist and a classical music director, together with a full-scale symphonic orchestra. The repertoire from the modern-style artist gets a symphonic rearrangement and the collaboration comes to life in a spectacular one-night-only performance, held at a unique venue. Red Bull Symphonic first joined two differing worlds of music in Australia in June 2022, debuting a one night only, intimate performance with Goodna rapper Lisi and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra from Brisbane’s Princess Theatre. Lisi, having never before performed with live instrumentation, teamed up with acclaimed arranger and conductor Nicholas Buc, as the exemplary 25-piece orchestra reimagined his hard-hitting raps for a memorable worlds collide moment.
About Genesis Owusu
Genesis Owusu’s profound artistic revolution and soul-bearing diversity has earned him a plethora of awards and global recognition across his career. Owusu’s 2020 debut album, Smiling With No Teeth secured triple j’s Album of the Year and x4 ARIA award titles, including Album of the Year, Best Hip Hop Release, Best Independent Release and Best Cover Art, plus worldwide press and radio acclaim. Most recently, Owusu shared his two returning singles, “GTFO” and “Get Inspired” to widespread applause, with “GTFO” also earning 2022 ARIA Award nominations for Best Music Video and Best Independent Release. Owusu’s live shows have also garnered a reputation for raw, high-energy thrills at every moment, translating into sold-out Australian tours in 2021 and 2022 with his Goon Club and The Black Dog Band, the latter also being nominated for Best Australian Live Act at the 2022 ARIA Awards. Over the past year, Owusu performed his first ever international tour in the US followed by a 13-date European tour, and a performance at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. After a wildly talked-about Splendour in the Grass performance, Owusu returned to North America for performances at Lollapalooza Festival, Osheaga Festival, This Ain’t No Picnic Festival, Austin City Limits. He also supported Khuranghbin in Austin alongside Thundercat, joined Glass Animals and Tame Impala along their tours in the US and Australia respectively, and closed out the year at Spilt Milk, Lost Paradise and Falls Festival.