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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Queensland Symphony Orchestra Season 2020

Queensland Symphony Orchestra continues its mission to be an ‘Orchestra for Everyone’ throughout its 2020 season, which features grand concertos and Grammy nominees, world premieres, the celebration of Beethoven’s birthday, and a spotlight on QSO’s own musicians. “Queensland Symphony Orchestra is an Orchestra for Everyone, which means we want to be an orchestra for all... Continue Reading →

Review: Storm Boy (Queensland Theatre)

A co-production between Queensland Theatre and Melbourne Theatre Company in association with Dead Puppet Society, Storm Boy brings Colin Thiele’s classic Australian coming-of-age novel to the stage in a poignant and awe-inspiring production that will thrill audiences young and old. Directed by Sam Strong and adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway, Queensland Theatre’s Storm... Continue Reading →

Review: Cabaret de Paris (Boyd Productions Pty Ltd)

Warmly hosted by the charismatic and multi-talented Marissa Burgess, longest-serving performer of the Moulin Rouge, Cabaret de Paris was an exciting and delighting Parisian-themed revue frothing with feathers and sequins, featuring dazzling costuming, intriguing illusions, and high-energy dancing. The dancing in this 90-minute production was, frankly, of a higher calibre than the Moulin Rouge dancers when... Continue Reading →

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 →

What’s On: Cabaret de Paris

Cabaret de Paris 7:30pm Friday, July 5 2019 2pm & 7:30pm Saturday, July 6 2019 Playhouse Theatre, QPAC Following sell-out shows across Australia and internationally, Cabaret de Paris returns to QPAC to dazzle Brisbane audiences. The Parisian-themed revue show returns with its biggest ever cast, adorned in feathers, sequins, rhinestones, jewels...over a quarter of a million dollars worth... 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 →

GIVEAWAY: 4Seasons (Expressions Dance Company, City Contemporary Dance Company, QPAC)

  Image by Dylan Evans featuring Alana Sargent, courtesy of Expressions Dance Company   Where?QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre When?14-22 June, 2018 Expressions Dance Company, Hong Kong’s City Contemporary Dance Company, and Queensland Performing Arts Centre co-present a compelling triple bill of new contemporary works, and Backstreet Brisbane has five (5) double passes to give away! Head... Continue Reading →

GIVEAWAY: The Longest Minute

Imagery via Kath Rose & Associates Where? QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre When? May 26 – June 23, 2018 Football and theatre collide as Queensland Theatre’s next mainstage production makes its world premiere, playing on the 2015 Rugby League Grand Final between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys. Backstreet Brisbane has two tickets to give... Continue Reading →

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