Vanessa Scammell


Vanessa Scammell is a conductor and musician who enjoys a diverse portfolio of work as a conductor of ballet, musical theatre, concert repertoire and opera.

Vanessa’s postgraduate study included a Masters in Conducting; she has been the recipient of the Brian Stacey Award and the Robert and Elizabeth Albert Conducting Fellowship for The Australian Ballet.

Find out more about Vanessa and her amazing list of performances.

upcoming performances

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert

Saturday, 17 August 2024, 7:00 pm

Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Introducing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert to the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. Audiences can relive the magic of Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, set to the music of a live symphony orchestra. Watch Harry become a wiz at potions, win Felix Felicis, and uncover the meaning of Horcruxes!

The Cat Empire
with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, 22 August 2024, 7:30 pm
Friday, 23 August 2024, 7:30 pm
Saturday, 24 August 2024, 7:30 pm

Hamer Hall

The legendary Australian band bring their beloved tunes and new sounds for a musically and immersive orchestral experience with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

In this special concert at Hamer Hall, The Cat Empire joins forces with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in this electrifying collaboration. Performing some exciting new material as well as The Cat Empire classics re-invented for the orchestral world, these performances will draw on the vibrant worlds of Afro-Cuban, Seychellois Kreol, Brazilian and flamenco music combined with the band’s unique sense of musical style.

Featuring world-class flamenco artists, this immersive orchestral experience shows this iconic band like you have never heard them before.

Reel Classics The Golden Age of Cinema
with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra



Our tribute to the golden era of Hollywood returns for another trip down musical memory lane. The soundtracks of the 1930s -1980s defined cinema, as the silver screen brought symphonic music to audiences like never before. New technology enabled soundtracks to be preserved alongside films forever. Orchestral composers leapt at this opportunity, writing iconic music that has defined movie-memories. Including music from Hancock’s thrilling Psycho, the timeless themes of James Bond, the playful intrigue of The Pink Panther, and much more, this concert is a nostalgic ride through the wonders and triumphs of Hollywood. Join conductor and host Vanessa Scammell, for a cinematic≈adventure in surround sound, live on stage.