Eishan Ensemble who will perform as, part of the Winter Collective

Live Music returns to Peach Black Gallery in the heart of winter with an all-star line up, featuring Aria nominated Eishan Ensemble and nationally acclaimed folk singer Julia Johnson as part of the gallery’s annual winter festival celebrating art and Music.

With four concerts happening the weekend of June 16 – 18, The Winter Collective, a regular sellout event, celebrates live and local sounds surrounded by the carefully curated artworks by multiple award nominated visual artist, Matteo Bernasconi.

Opening the weekend is a unique collaboration by two female powerhouses – Angela Rosero, front woman of nationally acclaimed Latin orchestra Cumbiamuffin, and Sydney’s soul/R&B goddess Inês, who has recently toured with the likes of Thundermentals and Matt Corby. Having each just performed at Sydney Festival with their respective shows, the ladies will be joined onstage by a trio ensemble of made up of Clarinet, Guitar and Percussion, treating the audience to a night of fused cultures and beautiful harmonies.

Friday night sees Australian singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Julia Johnson. Supporting the likes of Courtney Barnett, Tim Rogers, and Pete Murray, Julia’s voice has been compared to Florence Welch, Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, and even a ‘treacherous mountain river’.  Performing in trio format, the arrangements are ornamented with ethereal harmonies and rhythms that swell and recede like a king tide.  ‘Love the way this one swells up and up, and also the blend of the autoharp with more modern production; really pretty.’ – Zan Rowe – ABC

Saturday night the audience will experience the sounds of Portuguese Fado Music – both traditional and contemporary styles performed by two Sydney ensembles Alma Orquestra and Fado duo Ricardo da Silva and Sonia de Freitas.   The evening, called ‘Novo Fado’, will draw on inspiration from traditional Portuguese styles, infused with elements of jazz, pop and classical music.

The final concert Sunday afternoon hosts Aria nominated Eishan Ensemble, led by acclaimed Persian-Australian Tar player and composer, Hamed Sadeghi.

Drawing on contemporary and classical music traditions of both east and west, Eishan’s repertoire consists predominantly of Sadeghi’s original compositions with diverse improvisatory idioms featured powerfully. Variously described as “Persian chamber jazz” and “Middle-Eastern jazz fusion”, Eishan defies neat labels.

Peach Black Gallery has created a name for itself as a space that celebrates both visual and performing arts, with carefully curated events by visual artist Matteo Bernasconi and Music Promoter Anna Griffiths.

This series will be a feast for the ears and the eyes appealing to art lovers and music lovers alike. Tickets on sale now:

Event Information:
Peach Black Gallery,126 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale
Dates: June 17, 18, 19
Tickets: $35 available at

Sydney Arts Guide has one double pass to give away to the performance of Julia Johnson on Friday night June 17 2022. Email with Peach Black Gallery Promotion in the subject heading and a contact number in the body of your email. The winner will be advised by email.

Featured image : Nova Fado and Alma Orquestra who will perform as part of the Winter Collective