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Harp in the Gardens

Michael Johnson: Musician And Composer (Contact us for Private and Public concerts)
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Between Day & Night With Harpist, Michael Johnson

Jan 16, 2022 – Jan 16, 2022

Dear friends, Hope you can join me for this harp concert on this Sunday at 3pm. Warm wishes
Michael

Between Night and Day with harpist Michael Johnson

Sunday the 16th of January at 3pm
Dromkeen Homestead 1012 Kilmore Rd, Riddells Creek.

A concert inspired by the threshold between Night and D...

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Twenty Years of Dancing in the Garden

Sep 29, 2022 – Sep 29, 2022

Twenty Years of
Dancing in the Garden
Michael Johnson – Harp
(Resident harpist and composer, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne)
Thursday 29th September 2022
6.00pm for 6.30 start
Melbourne Recital centre.
Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street. Melbourne
In 2002 Michael released the album, Da...

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Harp in the the Gardens: Harp Meditations

Feb 16, 2022 – Feb 16, 2022

Harp Meditations
Relax and take in the colours of sunset at the Arid Garden whilst listening to the soothing sounds of music composed by harpist Michael Johnson. Michael leads a calming guided meditation followed by a gentle concert interwoven with tales of the inspiration he draws from the Garde...

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Night and Day with Michael Johnson

Jan 16, 2022 – Jan 16, 2022

Sunday the 16th of January at 3pm

Dromkeen Homestead 1012 Kilmore Rd, Riddells Creek.

The threshold between Night and Day... that evocative time of creative inspiration, is the theme for the next instalment of the concert series at Dromkeen with composer and harpist, Michael Johnson. Compositio...

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Harp in the gardens: Harp Meditations

Jan 19, 2022 – Jan 19, 2022

Harp Meditations
Relax and take in the colours of sunset at the Arid Garden whilst listening to the soothing sounds of music composed by harpist Michael Johnson. Michael leads a calming guided meditation followed by a gentle concert interwoven with tales of the inspiration he draws from the Garde...

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Between Night and Day with harpist Michael Johnson.
Sunday the 16th of January at 3pm

Dromkeen Homestead 1012 Kilmore Rd, Riddells Creek.

The threshold between Night and Day... that evocative time of creative inspiration, is the theme for the next instalment of the concert series at Dromkeen wi...

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Earth Spirit
Harp Meditation.
Sunday 18th of July, 2pm
at Dromkeen Homestead
1012 Kilmore Rd, Riddells Creek. Vic.

Enjoy a deeply peaceful and immersive experience of mindfulness through the tranquillity of harp music
with Michael Johnson
Ticket : $30

Concert info : 0432 282 704

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Have you ever thought of commissioning a song or a piece of music as a gift to someone you love,
or for a creative project? Or because you have a strong urge to support the arts?

As a multi-instrumentalist Michael Johnson has been composing for radio and television, documentaries, film, dance p...

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Harp Streams: One Year Subscription
The Music of Michael Johnson.
Resident Harpist and Composer from the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

As a great gift idea for someone you love, you could send a whole year's subscription to Harp Streams, a music player that features Michael's entire collected...

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Testimonials

4 years ago
Come along and experience deep peace in the middle of the hustle and bustle of one of Melbourne’s major tourist attractions – our Botanical Gardens. Michael Johnson and Evripides Evripidou are generous, talented musicians offering free Wednesday Coffee Concerts near the Terrace Tearooms till the end of autumn. These two will soothe your soul and lift your spirits, while also deepening your appreciation of the treasure that is our Botanical Gardens. I can’t wait till the Temple of the Winds harp project is started and will be even more excited once it is complete.
- Stella S
2 years ago
Highly recommended! Beautiful meditation along with gorgeous harp music in a garden oasis in the heart of the city....
- Kirsty J
4 years ago
What a wonderful morning, listening to the two talented musicians Michael Johnson and Evripides Evripidou. In addition, we learned a lot about the gardens and its interesting sustainable projects. It was a highlight of visiting Melbourne. Thank you!
- Christiane M

Michael Johnson and Harp in the Gardens

Concert Calendar:

For over a twenty years, Michael Johnson has been the resident harpist and composer at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, performing in the “harp the Gardens” recitals, Concerts on the Lake and the "Twilight Music" concert series, providing his music for tens of thousands of overseas guests and visitors to the gardens.

The Twilight Music concert series originally started at the Cranbourne Australian Garden in Summer, but later moved to the Terrace restaurant at the Melbourne gardens. The purpose of these concerts was simply to compose and perform uplifting music ...musicians would perform with the back drop of the gardens as the sun was setting over the lake.

As well as a concert performer, Michael has been working in the field of music for meditation . His tranquil harp music has been an integral part of the Mindfulness Music program at the Gawler Foundation, In Victorian schools and at Delmont hospital. The Royal Botanic Gardens have also embraced Michael's experience of using music as a tool for mindfulness. They have asked him to run the harp meditations in the New Arid garden https://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/melbourne-gardens/what-s-on-melbourne/harp-meditations/


During the warmer months, Michael's concerts are often held on the punts on the lake. The ornament lake and its bird-life has been a huge inspiration to a lot of Michael's compositions....particularly the swans.

For many years, Michael's Spring concerts were held in William Tell rest house, but also in Mueller hall and the Rose Pavillion. Bi-annually, Michael puts on a free harp concert on Christmas day on the Oak lawn, intended for those who have lost a family member during the year. To find out where Michael is performing next in the gardens, or to book for a private concert, you can phone 0407 302 771
or go to Michael's own site:



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Royal Botanic Gardens, Alexandra Ave & Anderson Street, Melbourne
Melbourne VIC 3141
Australia

Opening Hours

Mon:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tue:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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