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 →

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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: Heavenly (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra kickstarted their 2019 season on February 16 with an evening of otherworldly music from Mozart and Mahler. In place of the pre-concert talk that occurs before most QSO Maestro concerts, Timothy Matthies hosted an in-conversation with Brisbane-based guest soprano Morgan England-Jones, who performed the solo role in Mahler’s fourth symphony later in... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Heavenly (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra will open their 2019 season with Heavenly on February 16, the first Maestro concert of the year and a continuation of Music Director Alondra de la Parra’s Mahler cycle, featuring soprano Morgan England-Jones and Artist in Residence Paul Lewis as a soloist. Following a spine-tingling performance of Mahler 3 in November to... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Piano Power (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Where? Concert Hall, QPAC When? February 17 Queensland Symphony Orchestra presented Piano Power, the first in their 2018 Maestro series, on Saturday night – a stunning collection of styles and sounds, featuring award-winning French classical pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and conducted with passionate precision by young Scandinavian Daniel Blendulf. A surprisingly interactive pre-concert talk, delivered with great charisma by Lachlan... Continue Reading →

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