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 →

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 →

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: Epic Visions (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

  Where? Concert Hall, QPAC When? March 8, 2018 Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s second Maestro concert for 2018, Epic Visions, featured the triumphant return of Hungarian violinist Barnábas Kelemen and the QSO-exclusive Australian debut of conductor Eduardo Strausser. QSO’s principal tuba player Thomas Allely gave the pre-concert talk – I can’t recommend this enough if you... Continue Reading →

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