Review: Heroes and Revolutionaries (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Jonathan Stockhammer conducts Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Photographed by Peter Wallis. Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s first Music on Sundays concert of 2022 was an engaging and energetic performance featuring a wide selection of classical pieces. Led by guest conductor Jonathan Stockhammer and hosted by Guy Noble, Heroes and Revolutionaries drew together works of fictional heroes - Robin... Continue Reading →

Review: Toy Symphony (Ad Astra)

Gregory J Wilken as Roland Henning in Toy Symphony, photographed by Christopher Sharman Content note: This production contains coarse language, adult themes, and depictions of drug use Ad Astra present Michael Gow’s award-winning play Toy Symphony, directed by Michelle Carey, a two-act drama that dives into memory and contemplates the nature and commodification of creativity.... Continue Reading →

Review: Mozart’s Clarinet (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Section Principal Clarinet play Mozart's clarinet concerto, conducted by Johannes Fritzsch. Photographed by Sam Muller. Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Mozart’s Clarinet Maestro concert brought together an interesting and varied program including a short work from an Australian composer, the titular clarinet concerto, and Bohuslav Martinů’s rollercoaster of a first symphony. Queensland Symphony... Continue Reading →

Review: Britten Paterson Beethoven (Australian String Quartet)

Photo supplied by Australian String Quartet The Australian String Quartet delivered an exceptional evening of music at the Brisbane Powerhouse with Britten Paterson Beethoven, performing three pieces including a new commissioned work from Australian composer David Paterson. The Australian String Quartet (ASQ) was formed in 1985 and currently comprises Dale Barltrop and Francesca Hiew on... Continue Reading →

Review: Leaves of Glass (The X Collective)

Aidan O’Donnell and Nathan Kennedy as Barry and Steven in Leaves of Glass, photographed by Naz Mulla Content note: This production contains coarse language, depictions of domestic violence, and spoken references to suicide and child abuse. Following postponements earlier in the year due to COVID-19, The X Collective has now opened their riveting production of... Continue Reading →

Review: The Sopranos (Opera Queensland)

Eva Kong in The Sopranos. Image credit: Murray Summerville Opera Queensland opened their 2022 season with the world premiere of The Sopranos, a moving and visually striking new work which sought to emphasise and recontextualise the role of women and their stories within opera as an art form. Written by award-winning Brisbane poet Sarah Holland-Batt and... Continue Reading →

Review: seven methods of killing kylie jenner (La Boite, Darlinghurst Theatre Company & Green Door Theatre Company)

Moreblessing Maturure and Iolanthe as Cleo and Kara, photographed by Teniola Komolafe La Boite have opened their 2022 season with a raucous, rapid-fire contemporary play that plunges audiences into an online realm of tweets, trolls, and tensions. Written by British playwright Jasmine Lee-Jones, seven methods of killing kylie jenner premiered in London in 2019 and... Continue Reading →

Review: Soaring Heights (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Johannes Fritzsch conducts the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Photographed by Peter Wallis. Just one week after opening and celebrating their 75th year with the striking QSO Favourites concert on February 12, Queensland Symphony Orchestra returned to the Concert Hall to present Soaring Heights, their first Maestro concert for 2022. Bringing one hundred musicians to the stage,... Continue Reading →

Review: QSO Favourites (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Johannes Fritzsch. Photographed by Peter Wallis. Queensland Symphony Orchestra opened their 2022 season and began the celebration of their 75th birthday this year with QSO Favourites on February 12 - a warm, varied, and conversational concert featuring a series of shorter pieces requested by fans and musicians of the orchestra.... Continue Reading →

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