Review: Beethoven’s Emperor (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

QSO Conductor Laureate Johannes Fritzsch and pianist Daniel de Borah. Photographed by Peter Wallis. It was a delight to be able to return QPAC’s Concert Hall on Friday night for Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s stirring final Maestro concert of 2020 - Beethoven’s Emperor. As well as being the 2020 season finale, this concert marks the end... Continue Reading →

Postponed: Rolling Thunder Vietnam

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current health concerns and restrictions related to COVID-19, the Rolling Thunder Vietnam 2020 tour of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney has been postponed. Visit the Rolling Thunder Vietnam website for the full statement.  Rolling Thunder Vietnam March 18-19, QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane March 21, The Star, Gold Coast Rolling Thunder... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Band of Brothers @ Brisbane Powerhouse

Band of Brothers 20 February 2020 Brisbane Powerhouse Band of Brothers, an ensemble made up of two sets of talented siblings, the Grigoryan Brothers (4 ARIA Awards) and the Tawadros Brothers, with each duo having their own local and international careers, will be kicking off their tour on Thursday 20 February 2020, performing for one night only at Brisbane Powerhouse. Four internationally acclaimed musicians,... Continue Reading →

2019 in Review – Performance Highlights

A rainbow of memories from this year - I saw over 60 shows in 2019, from big openings to backyard performances, through comedy, musicals, dance, theatre, music, and (for the first time) opera. It's been an incredible year in Brisbane performing arts and the calibre of shows has been high, so this list was a... Continue Reading →

Review: Timeless (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra farewelled outgoing Music Director Alondra de la Parra and 2019 Artist in Residence Paul Lewis in a spectacular concert that showcased the best of both. In an exciting first for Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the concert was also livestreamed globally via Facebook and to venues across the state, reaching a potential audience of... Continue Reading →

Review: Tchaikovsky and Beethoven (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra gave an impressive performance last Friday night with Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, delivering an outstanding concert despite a last-minute change of conductor and concert schedule. The pre-concert talk was delivered by QSO Marketing and Publications Coordinator Celia Casey, having recently completed her PhD in Musicology at the University of Queensland and who wrote... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Tyrone and Lesley in a Spot

Tyrone and Lesley in a Spot The Loft, Theatre Republic, Kelvin Grove 17 - 21 September Celebrating 20 years together, Tyrone and Lesley are a songwriting and performance duo who pair the high and low in a wild and binary orbit in the dark and sparkling space around the ukulele. Presented as part of Brisbane... Continue Reading →

Review: Latin American Gala (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra brought the music of Mexican and Brazilian composers to Brisbane audiences at their recent Latin American Gala, joined by virtuoso guitarist Yamandu Costa and his Brazilian seven-stringed classical guitar for a spectacular evening concert celebrating the power and passion of Latin American music. The first piece of the evening was Carlos Chávez’s... Continue Reading →

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