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 →

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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: Karakorum (Australian Brandenburg Orchestra & La Camera delle Lacrime)

Photographed by Daniel Aimé   Karakorum brings together The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Brandenburg Choir, and French ensemble La Camera delle Lacrime, with narration by Australian acting legend David Wenham. This unique musical journey reimagined the music encountered by 13th century Flemish monk William of Rubruck, an ordinary man who undertook an extraordinary journey from Constantinople to the... 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 →

REVIEW: Converge (Expressions Dance Company)

Ensemble in Richard Casuer's Imposters, photographed by FenLan Chuang   Where? Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Griffith University, South Bank When? March 10-17, 2018 Expressions Dance Company’s first production of 2018, Converge, is presented in partnership with the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) and features four compelling new contemporary dance works from established and emerging Australasian choreographers. The... Continue Reading →

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