Angel Strings / K Mak at the Planetarium


Having sold out their previous seasons in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Bendigo, Angel Strings and K Mak bring their arresting shows back to the Brisbane Planetarium. 

Angel Strings merge the divine majesty of the outer universe with sublime string quartet repertoire, featuring works by Philip Glass, Ravel, Max Richter, Karl Jenkins and Elgar. 

K Mak then weaves strings, synths, beats and vocals into lush, cinematic soundscapes – a distillation of classical, alternative and electropop music. 

The planetarium’s unique setting features 12.5m domed ceilings, reclining seats and surround sound. Coupling with live music in a central “campfire” setting with stirring, tailored visuals, the immersion is nothing short of transcendent.

“We want to move people in a way they’ve never been moved before” says Kathryn McKee, cellist and director of Angel Strings and K Mak. “We want to take them somewhere else.”

“Both events offered a transportative, contemplative, nerve-tingling experience… a sensuous pleasure” – ArtsHub


ANGEL STRINGS have played with Guy Sebastian, Archie Roach, Mick Harvey and Busby Marou, and have been heard by tens of thousands as part of the Candlelight Concerts series. Individual ‘Angels’ have performed with the Queensland and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, Queensland Theatre, Opera Queensland and Opera Victoria…

K MAK is the originals project of cello player Kathryn McKee. Drawing on her national and international experience playing with Kanye West, Eminem, Vera Blue and Opera Queensland, she creates vivid, emotive soundscapes with her four-piece band. 


“Truly immersive and cathartic”

“I’ve travelled the world and never experienced anything like it” 

“It was really good except it made Mum cry”

“I had an outer body experience at K Mak”  

“I’d go again in a heartbeat – to Angel Strings and to K Mak”

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