The popular Music @ The Maj concert series is back once again in 2021.

The concert series presents an opportunity to showcase Adelaide’s premium live music at the state-of-the-art reinvigorated Her Majesty’s Theatre and commences its 2021 season with the first concert called Hear Now.

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre in association with Nexus Arts, Music @ The Maj  offers one-night-only experiences for lovers of the arts, theatre and music.



Hear Now commences at 7pm on Wednesday, 19 May, and shines a light on artistic excellence from all corners of the globe.

The concert reflects on the current diverse and vibrant community of musicians who now call Adelaide home.

This special event for one night only offers four unique musical ensembles including:

1. First Nations song women Dhungala Baarka (Nancy Bates and Allara) joined by jazz musician and composer Adam Page.


Dhungala-Baarka - Hear Now - Adelaide Festival Centre

Nancy Bates and Allara of Dhungala Baarka will be performing at Hear Now concert, Adelaide Festival Centre.


2. Acclaimed contemporary Sufi music group led by singer/composer Farhan Shah “the Australian Pakistani Pavarotti”.


Farhan Shah Hear Now Adelaide Festival Centre

Sufi music group led by singer and composer Farhan Shah.


3. Radial Quartet led by guzheng player Zhao Liang and drummer/composer Jarrad Payne.


Radial Quartet led by guzheng player Zhao Liang


4. Multi-talented Cuban trumpeter and composer Lazaro Numa and ensemble.


Cuban trumpeter and composer Lazaro Numa

Cuban trumpeter and composer Lazaro Numa


The unique combination of exquisite song writing and soaring instrumental melodies sets up the evening to be an unforgettable night of contemporary music.

The Adelaide Festival Centre is the principal performing arts venue and presenter of theatre, dance, music and exhibitions in South Australia.

It’s also one of the leading Asia Pacific cultural centres in Australia, attracting the best theatrical and musical talents from all over Australia to the city.


Adelaide Festival Centre

Adelaide Festival Centre and Her Majesty’s Theatre

Organisers have ensured that the event is COVID Safe. Click here to view the COVID Safe updates and FAQ’s.

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Adelaide Festival Centre is also proud to celebrate Adelaide’s official designation as the first UNESCO City of Music in Australia and joins Melbourne, the City of Literature, Sydney the City of Film, and Geelong the City of Design as part of Australia’s UNESCO Creative Cities.

For more information on the ‘Music @ Maj concert series contact us by emailing [email protected]