What’s On: Don Giovanni (Opera Queensland)

  Where: Playhouse Theatre, QPAC When: October 19 – November 3 Opera Queensland are opening the gates of hell later this month, unleashing a reimagined production of Don Giovanni on the QPAC stage and Brisbane audiences. A reimagining of Mozart’s masterpiece, Opera Queensland’s production will be conducted by Johannes Fritzsch, with rising international star Duncan Rock making his Australian... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Everyday Requiem (Expressions Dance Company)

Richard Causer and Brian Lucas, photographed by Dylan Evans.   In collaboration with the Australian Voices, Expressions Dance Company will premiere Everyday Requiem at QPAC on October 12; a “touching, poignant work, full of humour, romance and heartbreaking moments, as we follow The Old Man (played by acclaimed Brisbane performer Brian Lucas) through his memories... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Bard and Beyond (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Conductor Carlos Kalmar and soloist Arabella Steinbacher. Imagery provided by Kath Rose & Associates. Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carlos Kalmar and with acclaimed guest violinist Arabella Steinbacher, presented an evening of works Shakespearean in their depth and scope with The Bard and Beyond, part of their Maestro series of concerts. The pre-concert talk with... Continue Reading →

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Season 2019 – Orchestra for Everyone

Queensland Symphony Orchestra has launched their 2019 season, promising ‘Orchestra for Everyone’ with a wide variety of performances for every age and stage. In their commitment to showcasing Australian artists and works, the exciting line-up includes six Australian conductors, thirteen Australian soloists, three Australian choirs, eight Australian composers, and ten Australian compositions, as well as... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Soloists and Spontaneity (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

When? Saturday, August 4, 2018 Where? QPAC’s Concert Hall, South Bank Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director, Alondra de la Parra will return to conduct her first Maestro series concert of the year, Soloists and Spontaneity, leading QSO with Artist in Residence Sergio Tiempo on the piano. Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks kicks off proceedings and recalls Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos... Continue Reading →

Karakorum: A Medieval Musical Journey

  The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra brings to Brisbane a musical journey both mythical and medieval, with Karakorum: A Medieval Musical Journey, the debut Queensland performance of French ensemble La Camera delle Lacrime and featuring narration by Australian acting legend David Wenham. Backstreet Brisbane has a double pass to give away to this extraordinary musical event... Continue Reading →

GIVEAWAY: Jasper Jones (Queensland Theatre)

    Where? Playhouse Theatre, QPAC When? 28 July – August 18 Queensland Theatre’s next production is the acclaimed adaptation of Craig Silvey’s classic Australian novel Jasper Jones, and I have two double passes to give away! Pop over to Instagram to enter. Adapted from the novel by Kate Mulvany, Queensland Theatre Artistic Director will... Continue Reading →

Winner announced: Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2018-19

Winner of the Queensland Premier's Drama Award 2018-19 David Megarrity (centre) with Queensland Theatre's Artistic Director Sam Strong and Minister for the Arts Hon Leanne EnochFollowing the opening night of Queensland Theatre’s current production, Good Muslim Boy, Brisbane writer David Megarrity was announced as the winner of the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award (QPDA) 2018-19 for... Continue Reading →

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

Alana Sargent and Ivan CHAN in Natalie Weir's '4Seasons', photographed by Mak     Where? QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre When? June 14-22 Expressions Dance Company, City Contemporary Dance Company (Hong Kong), and Queensland Performing Arts Centre present a breathtaking triple bill of new contemporary works, filled with powerful imagery and messages about our humanity and its impacts.... Continue Reading →

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