Review: English Baroque with Circa (Australian Brandenburg Orchesta & Circa)

In the third instalment of their award-winning collaboration, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Circa delighted Brisbane audiences with their skilful, joyful performance, bringing together contemporary circus, stunning vocals, and music from the English baroque. Leading period musicians from the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, played a pasticcio (I looked it... Continue Reading →

What’s On: English Baroque with Circa (Australian Brandenburg Orchestra & Circa)

English Baroque 7:30pm 21 May, 2019 QPAC Concert Hall Part of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, English Baroque with Circa is a thrilling collision of contemporary circus and music from the English Baroque. Having previously collaborated to devise acclaimed shows around French and Spanish music, Brandenburg Artistic Director Paul Dyer and Circa Artistic Director Yaron... Continue Reading →

Review: Dreamscapes (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra performed a diverse series of three works in their latest Maestro concert, Dreamscapes, aweing audiences with their energised and synchronised performance. The transportive evening of music was also broadcast live on the ABC. Guest conductor Jaime Martín was funny, warm, and generous with the audience, taking time before Symphonie Fantastique to speak... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Much Ado (Shakespeare Plugged In)

  Image credit: Geoff Lawrence, Creative Futures Photography. Shakespeare Plugged In transform the world’s first romantic comedy into a musical tour de force at Brisbane’s legendary live music venue, The Zoo. Shakespeare’s lyrical prose lends itself to musical interpretation, and Shakespeare Plugged In have taken it a step further, turning the world’s first romantic comedy into... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Fauré Requiem (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

  Where? Concert Hall, QPAC When? April 7, 2018 Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Fauré Requiem on Saturday night, one of the company's two choral concerts for 2018, was spine-tingling beautiful, and included Gabriel Fauré’s famous piece as well as three works by Stravinsky, Britten, and Whitacre. The orchestra was joined onstage by The Australian Voices (directed... Continue Reading →

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