Michael Johnson
Saturday July 22, 2017
4:00 pm 
Moments in Nature: A Photographic Exhibition by Amanda Johnson
Steps Gallery (62 Lygon St. Carlton City not found, Victoria)

Contact: 0419523324 mandahi@iinet.net.au

A beautiful display of colour, texture light and shade. This inspiring exhibition is a sumptuous portrayal of the beauty within the natural world. With a guest appearance from the Botanic Gardens resident Harpist, Michael Johnson, performing some of his pieces inspired by the natural world. This is is the opening of the exhibition, which goes from Saturday 22nd of July to Thursday 27th of July. This is is the opening of the exhibition, which goes from Saturday 22nd to Thursday 27th of July Enquiries: Phone 0419523324
Friday August 11, 2017
12:15 pm 
Bendigo Writers Festival: Songlines - Music and Songwriting Workshop
Trades Hall Bendigo (34-40 View St, Bendigo, Vic.)

Contact: Phone: (03) 5434 6100

Text Marks The Spot. Casey Bennetto, award-winning writer, musician and broadcaster and Michael Johnson, harpist and music as therapy practitioner will lead students in a hands-on music workshop on crafting words and music around ideas. Hosted by Ian Irvine. http://bendigowritersfestival.com.au/tickets/ Phone: (03) 5434 6100
Saturday August 12, 2017
1:00 pm 
Bendigo Writers Festival: Make Mind Music
The Engine room, The Capital (50 View St, Bendigo, Vic.)

Contact: Phone: (03) 5434 6100

Harpist, Michael Johnson and bass-player Evripides Evripidou have incorporated their meditation practices into their roles as concert performers and composers. They discuss with Jill Rivers powerful and exciting new thinking about the therapeutic benefits of music and the effects of mindfulness on the creative process. http://bendigowritersfestival.com.au/tickets/ Phone: (03) 5434 6100
5:30 pm 
Bendigo Writers Festival: Music for Meditation
The Engine room, The Capital (50 View St, Bendigo, Vic.)

Contact: Phone: (03) 5434 6100

Harpist Michael Johnson and bass guitarist Evripides Evripidou create music to lead listeners towards calmness and peace. Share a relaxing, inspiring, thoughtful hour with two talented musicians. A full program is available at www.bendigowritersfestival.com.au. http://bendigowritersfestival.com.au/tickets/ Phone: (03) 5434 6100
Sunday August 20, 2017
1:30 pm 
Harp in the Gardens: Harp Meditations
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria City not found, Victoria)

Contact: 03 9252 2429 info@michaeljohnson.com.au

Relax to harp music composed by resident harpist Michael Johnson in this series of special concerts. A meditative experience which promotes feelings of peace, calm and a deep sense of wellbeing. Michael will interweave stories of how the compositions came to life through his experience composing in the Gardens. These concerts are indoors. Suitable for adults and children aged 5+ years Sunday 18th of June, 16th of Jule and 20th of August 1.30 to 3pm Meet at the Visitor Centre Melbourne Gardens Meet first at the Visitors centre at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start $26 adults, $22 concession & Friends' member; $10 child Bookings required 03 9252 2429
Friday September 8, 2017
5:00 pm 
Music & Mindfulness Meditation Retreat with Michael Johnson
Yarra Valley Living Centre - Home of the Gawler Cancer Foundation (55 Rayner Crt. Yarra Junction City not found, Vic.)

Contact: 03 5967 1730 programs@gawler.org

Resident harpist, Michael Johnson will be hosting an uplifting weekend meditation retreat. Participants will be using music to aide mindfulness meditation, inspiring feelings of peace, calm and a deep sense of wellbeing. The program also includes music for mindfulness, sacred chanting, music & movement and a meditative concert with Michael's ensemble on Sunday afternoon. Meals and accomodation provided (delicious organic plant-based wholefood meals, snacks & herbal teas From Fri. 8th Sept. at 4pm to Sunday 10th Sept. at 4pm 8th Sept 5pm to 10th Sept from $650 (Includes meals, accom & Concert ) Ph: 1300 651 211 Sunday Concert only $25 (see next Concert)
Sunday September 10, 2017
2:00 pm 
The Light Quartet @ The Yarra Valley Living Centre
Yarra Valley Living Centre - Home of the Gawler Cancer Foundation (55 Rayner Crt. Yarra Junction City not found, Vic.)

Contact: 0407 302 771 info@michaeljohnson.com.au

Four of Australia's premier instrumental musicians with backgrounds in world, classical, ambient & jazz will be presenting a concert of original compositions drawing influences from Spanish, Irish, Greek and Middle Eastern cultures. The Light Quartet produce extraordinarily beautiful sounds and textures from harp, piano, guitars, viola & violin. Featuring Michael Johnson (harp), Evri Evripidou (Bass), David Jones (Percussion) and Matthew Arnold (violin). Arrive 1.30pm for 2pm start Sunday Afternoon Concert only $30 Bookings: 0407 302 771 Limited space. Book now!!!
Sunday September 17, 2017
1:30 pm 
Harp in the Gardens: Nature's Inspirations
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria City not found, Victoria)

Contact: 03 9252 2429 info@michaeljohnson.com.au

Relax to harp music composed by resident harpist Michael Johnson in this series of special concerts. An experience which explores the nature of inspiration. Michael will interweave concert with anecdotes of how the compositions came to life through his experience composing in the Gardens. These concerts are indoors. Suitable for adults and children aged 5+ years Concert dates: Sunday 17th of September, 15th of October and November 12th. 1.30 to 3pm Meet at the Visitor Centre, RBGM Meet first at the Visitors centre at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start $26 adults, $22 concession & Friends' member; $10 child Bookings required 03 9252 2429
Sunday October 15, 2017
5:30 pm 
Harp on the Lake
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (Gate A, Anderson street, Melbourne, Victoria City not found, Victoria)

Contact: 0407 302 771 info@michaeljohnson.com.au

Relax to harp music composed by resident harpist Michael Johnson, while enjoying a punt on the ornamental lake. An experience which explores the nature of inspiration from the surface of the lake...amongst the swans, moorhens and ducks. Michael will interweave concert with anecdotes of how the compositions came to life through his experience composing in the Gardens. Meet by the Terrace first 15 minute beforehand. Suitable for adults and children aged 5+ years Meet first at the Visitors centre at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start $40 adults, $35 concession (Includes 1 hour on the punting on the lake) Bookings required 0407 302 771
Sunday November 12, 2017
1:30 pm 
Harp in the Gardens: Nature's Inspirations
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria City not found, Victoria)

Contact: 03 9252 2429 info@michaeljohnson.com.au

Relax to harp music composed by resident harpist Michael Johnson in this series of special concerts. An experience which explores the nature of inspiration. Michael will interweave concert with anecdotes of how the compositions came to life through his experience composing in the Gardens. These concerts are indoors. Suitable for adults and children aged 5+ years Concert dates: Sunday 17th of September, 15th of October and November 12th. 1.30 to 3pm Meet at the Visitor Centre, RBGM Meet first at the Visitors centre at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start $26 adults, $22 concession & Friends' member; $10 child Bookings required 03 9252 2429