September 29, 2016

Spanos Theatre, CalPoly


Join the Aussie Orchestra DeepBlue and local Californian musicians for a show like no other!

DeepBlue, is the Australian orchestra unleashed comprising of strings, electronics and physical theatre amplified and magnified by video and interactivity. Bringing their Preview show all the way to the Spanos theatre for the first time. The show will feature participants from DeepBlue’s Professional Development Program and YoungBlue workshops will guest in some pieces.

To find out more about DeepBlue in the USA click here


The group remix Radiohead, Gotye, Bowie, even Ravel and DeepBlue originals combining lush strings with big beats and rock ‘n’ roll. The performers’ exquisite playing, precision moves, physical antics and immersive visuals are guaranteed to enthrall.

Since 2008 DeepBlue have received huge exposure through their live performances and TV appearances across the country, and at massive festivals in India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malyasia, Thailand, Indonesia and China. DeepBlue’s last three Australian seasons sold out. They have completed five successful national tours, performing at major metropolitan and regional entertainment centres involving thousands of school-aged children in YoungBlue workshops and performances (see DeepBlue Achievements document for further details).

DeepBlue were finalists in one of the highest rated episodes of Australia’s Got Talent 2011 and won the Australian Performing Arts Centre Association’s 2009 Drover Award for Excellent Audience Response.

DeepBlue have developed three shows, four CDs, one DVD and completed nine international and national tours. This output was achieved through meticulous planning, a strength recognised early in DeepBlue’s career by the Queensland Government Vortex4 Best Business Plan & Best Financial Plan 2006.

DeepBlue, which began as an Australian Research Council project in 2006-2008, has been inspired by the challenge of reinventing the orchestra into a globally successful business model that is: Innovative; community focused; sustainable and resilient; artistically excellent.

Check out our USA project page for all the details on our collaborations in the USA.


“Think ELO and Nigel Kennedy’s exuberant lovechild on stage. Think cello player walking backwards on stilts. Think 17 young and mobile players enthusiastically performing everything from Bowie to Rachmaninoff and you have the DeepBlue Orchestra.” Review, Fairfax Digital Independent Weekly

“There was quite a lot of ‘Pow!’, quite a lot of ‘Wow!’, and it was definitely ‘Now’.” Australia Stage review by Peter Bleby

“Throw non-stop choreography that illuminates conversational exchanges between instruments and theatrical realizations of string technique into the mix and this stereotype is forever wiped… The approach is immediate. Note bound, seated, reverent and retiring these determined, bright-eyed communicators are anything but.” Australian Stage review by Gillian Wills

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