Goodna rapper Lisi is gearing up to unite with Queensland Symphony Orchestra for Red Bull Symphonic, a one-night-only performance at Brisbane’s Princess Theatre on June 25.
For the launch of Red Bull Symphonic in 2022, Red Bull enlists the 4300 postcode-proud rapper Lisi to collaborate with the 25-piece Queensland Symphony Orchestra, reimagining his catalogue of impacting works in a uniquely magical setting while championing his hip-hop roots.
Lisi has said of his work, “I definitely feel like I was born for this. I want to make sure my songs are always pushing a message. No one really gives us a chance where I’m from – people view Goodna and Ipswich as an area filled with crime and thugs, and I want to show everyone that it’s not the case. Our area is a thriving community of arts, music, culture and community and I’m really proud of where I’m from. Being able to share our stories in a venue like The Princess Theatre, being backed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, it’s going to be a show I’ll never forget. Thanks to Red Bull for making it happen!”
Joining the spectacular showcase will be SELAH Samoan Gospel choir and drummers, who contribute to Lisi’s exploration of his own Samoan pride. Hand-picked by Lisi himself, appearing as special guests across the evening will also be fellow Brisbane rapper, NOKZ and vocalist, Faith Sosene, alongside Lisi’s crew, Th4 W3st. Conducting on the night will be award-winning composer Nicholas Buc, who has worked alongside artists including Nick Cave, Mo’Ju and The Avalanches. Nicholas spoke on the collaboration telling us, “Nothing is as exciting as tackling a new genre, and by blending the worlds of rap and classical together I hope to bring another dimension to Lisi’s incredible stories.” Buc brings a wealth of experience to his orchestration of Lisi’s beloved works in a one-of-a-kind experience taking place from Brisbane’s iconic Princess Theatre with star performers and music visionaries, Lisi and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Red Bull Symphonic featuring Lisi is a one-night-only experience June 25 at the Princess Theatre, Brisbane. Head here to book your tickets now.