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Friday 22 + Saturday 23 June at 9.30am + 11am, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio, South Bank

THE MAGIC WATERING CAN

Written and composed Craig Allister Young and Donna Dyson Dramaturgy and directed Tarita Botsman Music direction Craig Allister Young Produced by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Theresa Famularo for Cre8ion Instrumentalists Queensland Symphony Orchestra Singers The 7 Sopranos
Join Queensland Symphony Orchestra for a magical morning of music and mayhem. Enter into the enchanting world of Mrs Summerbloom’s garden and meet a host of colourful characters as they are brought to life by her magic watering can. Perfect for children up to eight years of age, this musical adventure will surprise and delight. The Magic Watering Can is proudly supported by Di Jameson.

 

Tuesday 26 June – Toowoomba (Community Engagement)

TOOWOOMBA PRODIGY PROGRAM AUDITIONS

For secondary students enrolled in Queensland schools to perform as honorary member of Queensland Symphony Orchestra

 

Wednesday 11 July from 7pm – Redlands Performing Arts Centre (Runout)

MAGICAL FAIRYTALES

Conductor Richard Davis Violin Noah Lynch Winner of 2018 Young Instrumentalist Prize

Be swept away by this magnificent night of music. You only have to look at current hit TV shows Once Upon A Time and Grimm to see that fairytales will always be popular. The Romantic composers knew this years ago so made sure many of their large-scale classics had a liberal sprinkling of sprites, wraiths and princesses. Sit back and let yourself go with Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Be inspired by a diverse program that features John Williams’ famous Star Wars Suite, Tchaikovsky’s heart-warming Sleeping Beauty Suite and Rimsky-Korsakov’s evocative Scheherazade. Be moved by the spine-tingling power of live orchestral music when Queensland Symphony Orchestra returns to the RPAC Concert Hall. The Orchestra’s previous two concerts at RPAC have been sell-outs, so make sure you book early for what will be a majestic night of music!

 

Saturday 14 July from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (Maestro)

RUSSIAN MARVELS

Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero Piano Stephen Hough

Open the caviar and say ‘dasvidaniya’ to Brisbane as you spend a night in Russia! Tchaikovsky’s recognition of the Serbian people, Marche slave, kicks off the proceedings and this tuneful opener will immediately be familiar to fans of Disney’s Aladdin, whose score borrowed heavily from the piece. Pianist Stephen Hough then performs Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, comparing the theme to a ‘crisp white shirt’ in its infinite adaptability. Then, prepare for tears as Shostakovich’s Symphony No.10 chronicles Stalin’s brutality. The third movement, believed to be a Stalin snapshot, is a chilling distorted march, while the slow-paced Finale’s bleak spaciousness reveals the Gulag prisoners’ despair. Pre-concert talks at 6.30pm.

 

Thursday 26 July – Gladstone (Community Engagement)

LOWER BRASS WORKSHOP

APLNG funded activities for students and teachers in regional area

 

Friday 27 July – Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (Education)

THE FLYING ORCHESTRA

For upper primary and lower secondary level students/school groups

 

Friday 27 July from 7pm – Gladstone Marina Mainstage (Community Engagement)
SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS – DANCE AROUND THE WORLD

Be serenaded by the magical sounds of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra while surrounded by your family and friends at this FREE all-ages event. Bring along a picnic or select from the onsite food and beverage vendors. Presented by Gladstone Regional Council, in partnership with Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Australia Pacific LNG

 

Sunday 29 July from 3.00pm, Queensland Studio, South Bank (Chamber Players)

TIEMPO AND CHAMBER PLAYERS SOLD OUT

Piano Sergio Tiempo 2018 Artist-in-Residence Violin Warwick Adeney Cello Andre Duthoit

In this year’s Chamber Players special event, Artist-in-Residence Sergio Tiempo performs alongside cellist Andre Duthoit in Chopin’s energetic Introduction et polonaise brilliante, and Debussy’s Cello Sonata, celebrating the composer’s centenary. Edvard Grieg’s Violin Sonata No.3 is one of the Norwegian composer’s most popular chamber works, and will feature Concertmaster Warwick Adeney alongside Sergio Tiempo. The finale of this concert is Astor Piazolla’s masterwork, The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Arranged for trio, these four passionate tangos are an evocative depiction of the seasons in the Argentinian capital city. The Artist-in-Residence program is supported by the Trevor & Judith St Baker Family Foundation and The University of Queensland.

 

Friday 3 August from 11.00am, Concert Hall, QPAC (Morning Masterworks)

ORCHESTRAL SOLOISTS

Conductor Alondra de la Parra Music Director Piano Sergio Tiempo 2018 Artist-in-Residence

Composed in 1909, Rachmaninov’s third piano concerto electrifies with its complex piano work and romantic melodies. Martha Argerich taught Sergio Tiempo to rehearse multiple interpretations of this piece, and this inbuilt flexibility ignites his performance with a heart-in-the-mouth spontaneity that can’t be matched! Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, meanwhile, is exactly that – a chance for the whole orchestra to shine. He said that the piece has a ‘tendency to treat the single orchestral instruments in a soloistic manner’, giving orchestral sections, duos and individuals the chance to really stand out. Unmissable. Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director is proudly supported by Tim Fairfax AC. The Artist-in-Residence program is supported by the Trevor & Judith St Baker Family Foundation and The University of Queensland.?Morning Masterworks is proudly supported by 4MBS Classic FM.

 

Saturday 4 August from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (Maestro)

SOLOISTS AND SPONTANEITY
Conductor Alondra de la Parra Music Director Piano Sergio Tiempo 2018 Artist-in-Residence
It’s not just Alondra de la Parra and Sergio Tiempo who star in this concert – you can glimpse all of the orchestral players as soloists in these winning works. Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks kicks off proceedings and recalls Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos in its bustling themes, but its shifting metres, syncopation and severe tonality is unmistakably Stravinsky! Composed in 1909, Rachmaninov’s third piano concerto then electrifies with its complex piano work and romantic melodies. Finally, Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra spotlights orchestral sections, duos and individuals in a pacy finish. Bravo!Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director is proudly supported by Tim Fairfax AC. The Artist-in-Residence program is supported by the Trevor & Judith St Baker Family Foundation and The University of Queensland. Pre-concert talks at 6.30pm.

 

Thursday 9 August from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (Special Event)

(NOT) THE LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS

Conductor Alondra de la Parra Music Director Piano Jorge Viladoms Didjeridu William Barton

Brisbane Chorale, Dir Emily Cox, Prossima Program students from Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Join us at our annual (Not) the Last Night of the Proms concert for an evening of flag-waving and famous tunes. Be uplifted by Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue played by pianist Jorge Viladoms, in his Australian debut. Imagine three sailors and their madcap adventures on 24-hours’ shore leave in New York, while listening to Bernstein’s On the Town. Embrace your inner Brit while Brisbane Chorale and Queensland Symphony Orchestra join forces to deliver Elgar’s rousing Land of Hope and Glory (Pomp and Circumstance March No.1), Parry’s Jerusalem, Wood’s Fantasy on British Sea Songs and Arne’s Rule Britannia. Keep calm and carry on! Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director is proudly supported by Tim Fairfax AC.

 

Saturday 11 August from 10am, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio, South Bank (Community Engagment)

SING WITH THE ORCHESTRA

Conductor Graham Abbott

In a single day immersive experience, participants will rehearse in Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s South Bank Studio with renowned conductor Graham Abbott before being joined by the full orchestra to sing through a selection of popular chorus favourites, including Handel’s Zadok the Priest, Berlioz’ Childhood of Christ and Verdi’s Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves.

 

Friday 17 and Saturday 18 August, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio, South Bank (Community Engagement)

A DAY IN THE ORCHESTRA

A Day in the Orchestra is an extraordinary opportunity for community instrumentalists from all over Queensland to attend a weekend workshop and performance program with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. This year, A Day in the Orchestra will be directed by Benjamin Northey, Chief Conductor of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Participants will rehearse side-by-side with Queensland Symphony Orchestra musicians under the baton and mentoring of dynamic conductor Benjamin Northey; perform exciting and challenging repertoire with the Orchestra in the company’s home studio at South Bank; participate in music tutorials with musicians and meet and perform with other community musicians from across Queensland. The weekend culminates in a concert on Saturday evening, 18 August.

 

Saturday 18 August – Symphony for Tomorrow, Cairns (Community Engagement)

REMOTE TOURING MODEL PILOT

Tim Fairfax funded activities for students and teachers in regional area

 

Sunday 19 August from 11.30am, Concert Hall, QPAC (Music on Sundays)

LOVE AND OTHER CATASTROPHES

Conductor Daniel Carter Host Guy Noble

Soprano Morgan England-Jones* Soprano Rachel Pines* Mezzo Soprano Eleanor Greenwood*

Baritone Oliver Boyd*
*Singers from the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School

Aspiring young Australian conductor Daniel Carter directs emerging singers from Queensland’s prestigious Lisa Gasteen National Opera School in a concert that’s all about the music of love. You’ll be surprised by the stylish vocal power of these emerging artists as they perform ravishing operatic arias, duets and choruses from some of the world’s favourite romantic operas. This will be a morning full of operatic greats that will make your heart flutter! Music on Sundays is proudly supported by The Public Trustee.

 

Friday 24 August from 11.00am, Concert Hall, QPAC (Morning Masterworks)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERNSTEIN

Conductor Alondra de la Parra Music Director Piano Andreas Haefliger

‘Bernstein at 100’ is the world-wide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the superstar composer and conductor. Help us celebrate with this fabulous morning concert featuring three of Bernstein’s most wonderful works: the beloved Overture to Candide, which many believe to be the great American opera; The Age of Anxiety which is based on Auden’s poem; and finally Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, a dazzling conclusion of what many call ‘jeans-and-sneakers-ballet music’ for this joyous celebration. Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director is proudly supported by Tim Fairfax AC. ?

 

Saturday 25 August from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (Special Event)

BERNSTEIN AT 100

Conductor Alondra de la Parra Music Director Piano Andreas Haefliger

Brisbane Chorale, Voices of Birralee
‘Bernstein at 100’ is the world-wide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the superstar composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian. Music Director Alondra de la Parra has chosen to mark this event with four of Bernstein’s most wonderful works: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront which received one of the film’s 12 Oscar nominations; Chichester Psalms which merges Bernstein’s Broadway panache with his classical style; The Age of Anxiety which is based on Auden’s poem; and finally Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Peppered with finger clicks and police whistles, it’s a dazzler and a fitting conclusion to this extraordinary birthday party! Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director is proudly supported by Tim Fairfax AC.  Co-presented by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and QPAC. Pre-concert talks at 6.30pm.

 

Thursday 30 August, Gladstone (Community Engagement)

COMMUNITY CONCERT

APLNG funded activities for students and teachers in regional area

 

Thursday 6 September from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (Maestro)

BEETHOVEN’S 7TH SYMPHONY

Conductor Alondra de la Parra Music Director Piano Tamara-Anna Cislowska

The concert opens with Prokofiev’s first symphony. Its nickname, the Classical, originates from the work’s small instrumentation and stylistic inspiration from Haydn’s music. One of Beethoven’s best received works, his seventh Symphony, has enchanted audiences ever since its first performance. Full of rhythmical wit and energetic dance-like sections, it also includes the famous Allegretto, which was featured to accompany The King’s Speech by King George VI as played by Colin Firth. The world premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s Piano Concerto No.3 brings back this much loved composer with Australian piano star Tamara-Anna Cislowska. Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director is proudly supported by Tim Fairfax AC. The Kats-Chernin Piano Concerto World Premiere is proudly sponsored by Horsey Jameson Bird. Pre-concert talks at 6.30pm.

Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 September, 10am and 11.30am, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio, South Bank (Education)

BARBAR THE ELEPHANT

Poulenc The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant

Join Babar and his friends in an adventure through the forest accompanied by the beautiful music of French composer, Francis Poulenc, orchestrated by Jean Françaix.

 

Sunday 23 September from 3.00pm, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio, South Bank (Chamber Players)

FANTASY AND NATIONALISM

Violin Warwick Adeney, Rebecca Seymour, Natalie Low Viola Charlotte Burbrook de Vere, Nicholas Tomkin, Cello David Lale, Kathryn Close, Harp Jill Atkinson, Clarinet Kate Travers, Piano Paul Carasco

This afternoon is all about contrasts. Written in four sections, Saint-Saëns Fantaisie is a light, delicate piece that reflected his recently developed ideas on clarity. By contrast Khachaturian’s Trio is full of loud patriotism that can be heard in the second and third movement’s folk dances and songs. Brahms’ Sextet No.1 boasts expansive outer movements with a classical structure and a flamboyant finish.

 

Wednesday 26 September from 7.30pm, The Events Centre Caloundra

THE BEST OF MOVIE MUSIC

Workshop with Sunshine Coast students and Queensland Symphony Orchestra musicians. Guy Noble rehearse with students, students participate in Queensland Symphony Orchestra performance.

 

Sunday 30 September from 11.30am, Concert Hall, QPAC (Music on Sundays)

THE BEST OF MOVIE MUSIC

Conductor and Host Guy Noble

Movie buffs, this concert is for you! Come along and enjoy the beauty and power of some of cinema’s finest soundtracks in this concert fit for everyone. Savour the dark power and menace of Thunderball with its trumpets, piercing French horns and soul-stirring strings. Be lost in the bittersweet themes of the classic La Dolce Vita. Embrace Morricone’s nostalgic score for Cinema Paradiso, which adds depth to every scene. And try and stop yourself from crying as Lai’s award-winning Love Story reminds you of the film’s tragic tale. Music on Sundays is proudly supported by The Public Trustee.

 

Friday 5 October from 11.00am, Concert Hall, QPAC (Morning Masterworks)

BEAUTY AND POWER

Conductor Carlos Kalmar Violin Arabella Steinbacher

Bruch’s Concerto No.1 is a fiery, demanding treasure that scales the highest peaks and lowest reaches. Laced with sudden leaps, there’s a charming volley of call and response in the Prelude. Its lavish tune and violin virtuosity assures its future as a repertoire staple. Walton’s remarkable First Symphony is volcanic in its driven stirring intensity, with a finale that is herculean in scale. What a concert!

 

Saturday 6 October from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (Maestro)

THE BARD AND BEYOND

Conductor Carlos Kalmar Violin Arabella Steinbacher

If every piece of music is like an act in a play, then together these three pieces of music create a work that is Shakespearean in its depth and scope. It’s hard to believe that Mendelssohn wrote A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the tender age of 17, as incidental music to Shakespeare’s play. It boasts striking effects, with different instruments and passages used to conjure people and places – including a braying ass in the strings. Bruch’s Concerto, meanwhile, is fiery and demanding; it scales the highest and lowest reaches and surprises the listener with sudden melodic leaps and pace changes. Which leaves us with Walton’s Symphony in finale – herculean in its grandeur and surging intensity, it screams, despairs and finally roars. Pre-concert talks at 6.30pm.

 

Sunday 14 October from 11.30am, Concert Hall, QPAC (Music on Sundays)
Tradies and Artists

Conductor Dane Lam Host Guy Noble

It turns out great music can be inspired by all sorts of things – including tradesmen and trade guilds. For example Zar und Zimmermann, Tsar and Carpenter, is a comic opera set in shipyards. Max, the hero of Weber’s Der Freischütz is a forester and marksmen. Wagner’s Die Meistersinger features the 16th century Meistersinger (Master Singers) guild, an association of amateur artists who are master craftsmen. By contrast, The Great Gate of Kiev was written about looking at a painting by Hartmann. So who knows where inspiration can strike! Music on Sundays is proudly supported by The Public Trustee.

 

Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 October– Longreach (Community Engagement)

REMOTE TOURING MODEL PILOT

Tim Fairfax funded activities for students and teachers in regional area

 

Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 October, 10am and 11.30am at Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio, South Bank (Education)

THE COMPOSER IS DEAD

The Composer is Dead by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket

There’s dreadful news from the stage – the composer is dead! In this musical murder mystery written by Lemony Snicket and composed by Nathaniel Stookey, everyone has a motive and an alibi. Join the inspector as he interrogates each section of the orchestra to determine what they do and how they work. Can you solve the crime?

 

Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October – Mt Isa (Community Engagement)

REMOTE TOURING MODEL PILOT

Tim Fairfax funded activities for students and teachers in regional area

 

Thursday 25 October from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (Maestro)

BEETHOVEN’S HEROIC SYMPHONY

Conductor Alondra de la Parra Music Director Double Bass Edicson Ruiz

Tonight, we’re all about revolution! Mozart’s three-movement template for the Paris Symphony may have been traditional but the striking inclusion of clarinets in the orchestra was a revolutionary first. Beethoven’s stormy, affirming Symphony No.3, meanwhile, was crammed with daring musical invention dedicated to Napoleon (although he scored out the dedication when Napoleon appointed himself Emperor) and its revolutionary orchestration inspired many generations of future composers. A highlight of this concert is the world premiere of Oscher’s lively and inventive Double Bass Concerto destined to leave the entire audience breathless! The Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director is proudly supported by Tim Fairfax AC. Pre-concert talks at 6.30pm.

 

Monday 22 October from 9am, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio, South Bank (Education)

TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Teacher professional development opportunity

 

Saturday 24 November from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (Special Event)

ALONDRA CONDUCTS MAHLER 3

Conductor Alondra de la Parra Music Director Mezzo Soprano Lilli Paasikivi
Children’s Chorus from Voices of Birralee

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.3 is one of his brightest, most extroverted scores. Be enthralled by its grandeur, poetic melodies and show-stopping brilliance. It’s a whopping symphony, the forces are huge and it scans a vast perspective of the composer’s views on the human condition. Lilli Paasikivi returns to Queensland Symphony Orchestra from her native Finland to sing this vocally-infused work. Previously, she sang in our Das Lied von der Erde and the Rückert Lieder to great acclaim. Lilli Passsikivi is a supreme storyteller. Her voice is not only beautiful but an ideal match for Mahler’s magnificent works. Get ready to be amazed! Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director is proudly supported by Tim Fairfax AC.

 

Saturday 8 December from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (Choral)

HANDEL MESSIAH

Conductor Dane Lam Soprano Anna Leese Mezzo Soprano Sian Pendry Tenor Andrew Goodwin Baritone Christopher Tonkin
Brisbane Chamber Choir

Forever associated with Christmas, the first performance of Messiah 250 years ago assured its everlasting fame. Divided into three separate parts that cover Christ’s birth, crucifixion and redemption, this concert is filled with well-known favourites such as ‘For unto us a child is born’, ‘Hallelujah’ and the blazing, ‘The trumpet shall sound’.

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