Queensland Music Festival 2013 Program
Live music statewide from 12-28 July.
QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL LIVE MUSIC STATEWIDE 31 BRISBANE 4 PAGE 1001 NIGHTS 37 DAVID JONES – THE RIVER 45 THE LONG WEEKENDER 55 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE 6 THE 8th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VOICE TEACHERS 53 MADAME CARANDINI’S TRAVELLING MUSICAL CURIOSITY SHOW 55 QSO PREMIERES WITH MORRISON & BLISS 28 TAKE 6 26 THE LADY OF THE HOUSE OF LOVE 52 WORLD’S BIGGEST ORCHESTRA 4 BRISBANE POWERHOUSE A TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON 39 AFTER PARTY WITH JAMES MORRISON AND GUESTS 51 BRODSKY QUARTET AND TOPOLOGY: IL SOGNO 40 BRODSKY QUARTET: THE SHOSTAKOVICH CYCLE 41 FREE AFTERNOON SESSIONS 21 MANTRA 44 1 7 ESPERANTO 14-19 STATEWIDE COMPETITION SCORE IT! 49 14 5 19 24 11 36 33 23 18 22 35 27 10 17 2 12 30 3 21 28 6 25 20 16 9 34 32 8 13 26 4 29 15 REGIONAL PAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 1 AURUKUN CAPE YORK INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT 56 2 BILOELA PIANO LESSONS 35 3 BIRDSVILLE TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ 32 5 CAIRNS BAND CAMP 56 6 CHARLEVILLE TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ 32 7 COEN CAPE YORK INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT 56 8 CUNNAMULLA TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ 32 9 DALBY PIANO LESSONS 35 10 EMERALD TINA ARENA IN CONCERT WITH QUEENSLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA 12 11 GEORGETOWN TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ 32 12 GLADSTONE BOOMTOWN 8 13 GOONDIWINDI TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ 32 14 HOPE VALE CAPE YORK INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT 56 15 IPSWICH PIANO LESSONS 35 16 JIMBOUR OPERA AT JIMBOUR 29 17 LONGREACH PIANO LESSONS 35 Music is something fundamental to the human experience; it speaks 18 MACKAY A TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON 39 directly to our very being without the need for translation, without regard PIANO LESSONS 35 for age, gender, race or status – music can just ‘move’ you. TAKE 6 26 19 MAREEBA This year Queensland Music Festival has more ways than ever to get you TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ 32 moving to the music, with everything from opera to pop, country to jazz, 20 MILES Persian to rock and duets to symphony orchestra. You can join in playing PIANO LESSONS 35 Afro-Brazilian drums or make history as part of the World’s Biggest 21 MONTVILLE PIANO LESSONS 35 Orchestra. You can hear Australian debuts and world premieres, sit on the grass at Brisbane’s Riverstage or attend a black-tie dinner in Birdsville. 22 MORANBAH TINA ARENA IN CONCERT How about taking a Soundbath provided by Tibetan bowls, or singing WITH QUEENSLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA 12 along to your favourite Bee Gees hits? It’s that diverse. In fact, if you have 23 MOUNT ISA a musical bone in your body (and everyone does) then July 2013 is going SWINGIN’ UTES 24 to have that bone singing in harmony with the entire state of Queensland. 24 NORMANTON TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ 32 A state-wide festival is also the chance for people to connect in ways that 25 QUILPIE are only possible through music and a number of events see communities TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ 32 come together in celebration to tell their story. The Yarrabah Band Festival 26 REDCLIFFE hosts young Indigenous musicians from across Cape York, while Tambo PIANO LESSONS 35 celebrates 150 years and Gladstone stages the epic Boomtown. 27 ROCKHAMPTON CQUNIVERSITY SCHOOLS JAZZ FESTIVAL 54 28 ROMA Being a musician is a privilege and I’m very focused on having everybody SWINGIN’ UTES 24 share the experience, so you’ll find a number of ways to ‘be in it’ in this 29 STRADBROKE ISLAND year’s program. I urge you to get out there and hear everything you can, STRADBROKE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 54 join in whenever you can and energise your life (and those around you) 30 TAMBO with music! HEART OF AN OPEN COUNTRY 22 31 THURSDAY ISLAND AILAN KORES 53 32 TOOWOOMBA PIANO LESSONS 35 33 TOWNSVILLE PIANO LESSONS 35 34 WARWICK TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ 32 JAMES MORRISON 35 WINTON TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ 32 36 YARRABAH YARRABAH BAND FESTIVAL 48 1 FROM THE MINISTER FOR THE ARTS FROM THE FESTIVAL CHAIR The 2013 Queensland Music Festival is a wonderful opportunity for music-lovers across the state to celebrate and enjoy a vibrant and diverse program. Led by Artistic Director James Morrison, the Queensland Music Festival will work with communities large and small to make the joy of music accessible to all. For 17 days, the Queensland Music Festival will create unique experiences that connect people with place and community, and celebrate the richness and variety of Queensland. This year, the Queensland Music Festival brings nationally renowned performers to cities and remote communities alike. We will see a hometown tribute to the Bee Gees at Brisbane Riverstage and large community events with locals performing alongside professional artists. For the World’s Biggest Orchestra, thousands of people will come together in a recordbreaking attempt to make musical history. These events all contribute to the enormous power the Queensland Music Festival will generate across our state in July. As part of the Newman Government’s Arts for all Queenslanders commitment, the Queensland Government supports Queensland Music Festival to deliver more great arts and culture for more Queenslanders. Queensland Music Festival 2013 is my second Festival as Chair, and I am extremely pleased to see the growth in the program and support for our organisation since 2011. James Morrison’s artistic directorship has seen a substantial increase in participation opportunities in the Festival, with programs across Queensland that feature significant community involvement alongside internationally acclaimed musicians. The geographic reach of this year’s Festival will include 36 communities, taking in locations as diverse as Birdsville, Normanton, Goondiwindi and Yarrabah. Regions hosting major regional events with large-scale community participation include the iconic Boomtown project in Gladstone, the largest regional event in our history, as well as Heart of an Open Country which is taking place as part of Tambo’s sesquicentennial celebrations. QMF is also proud to be part of Mount Isa’s 90th birthday, with Swingin’ Utes joining their celebrations. Similarly the Brisbane program brings together the best of international talent and large-scale participation opportunities. From fully-staged concert events and world premiere performances, to the ambitious GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ challenge of the World’s Biggest Orchestra, audiences will have the opportunity to hear music from all corners of the world, in what will be truly our most diverse and accessible festival program ever. Our commitment to making musical excellence accessible to all Queenslanders could not be accomplished without significant partnerships. Queensland Government provides critical core funding support for the organisation, which allows us to plan effectively and with certainty. Still we must raise nearly half of our budget through other sources, including local government partnerships, corporate partnerships, project funding and philanthropic support. We are extremely grateful to each of our partners for their support, and for their belief in our vision to transform lives through unforgettable musical experiences. THE HONOURABLE IAN WALKER MP MINISTER FOR SCIENCE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND THE ARTS KATE FARRAR CHAIR / QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2 ABOUT QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL (QMF) IS A STATE-WIDE CELEBRATION OF MUSICAL EXCELLENCE, A MAJOR CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC SUCCESS STORY WITH A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION, AND AN UNPARALLELED GEOGRAPHIC REACH. Our vision is to transform lives through unforgettable musical experiences. Over 17 days in July 2013, the best of local, national and international talent brings every conceivable style of music to Queenslanders from all walks of life, in Brisbane and in 35 regional and remote centres. Many events are free, and more events than ever feature large-scale collaborative community engagement, creating works that truly reflect the life of our diverse and vibrant state. Increasingly QMF projects take place over months or even years, as is highlighted by some of our regional community projects including Boomtown in Gladstone, Heart of an Open Country in Tambo, Swingin’ Utes in Mount Isa and Roma, and the inaugural Yarrabah Band Festival. Each of these events is the result of extended periods of consultation, creative development and skills development through work with professional artists. Elsewhere two significant regional tours – Tedeschi and Cooper and Piano Lessons – bring internationally renowned artists to audiences in communities such as Birdsville, Normanton, Goondiwindi and Cunnamulla. Opera at Jimbour reaches new heights through a partnership with Opera Queensland and Camerata of St John’s, performing an all-Verdi program. Elsewhere in Queensland songs of a different kind fill the air, with free community concerts in Moranbah and Emerald by Parisbased Australian songstress Tina Arena in concert with Queensland Youth Orchestra. For the first time our Brisbane program also features large-scale community participation, with World’s Biggest Orchestra providing an opportunity for one and all to be a part of QMF, as part of a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM challenge. The world premiere of a spectacular double concerto by Australian composer Matthew Dewey is presented as part of Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Maestro Series, while international artists and musical styles grace the stages of Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Brisbane Powerhouse, with performances by vocal ensemble Take 6, the inimitable Brodsky Quartet and an absolute feast of music as the international language presented in the Esperanto program. Once again, our signature Brisbane event is at Riverstage; How Deep Is Your Love is a tribute to the prolific songwriting career of Queensland’s legendary Gibb Brothers, performed by an amazing line-up of top Australian artists. QMF 2013 brings the best of international and home-grown music to your doorstep. With more than 40 events to choose from and performances spanning the state, there are more ways than ever to find your transformational musical experience. 3 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL, NETWORK TEN AND THE COURIER-MAIL & THE SUNDAY MAIL PRESENT WORLD’S BIGGEST ORCHESTRA & LARGEST TRUMPET ENSEMBLE REGISTER NOW BE PART OF MUSICAL HISTORY WITH JAMES MORRISON Queensland Music Festival kicks off with a bang; two official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM challenges in one day – the World’s Biggest Orchestra and the Largest Trumpet Ensemble – and you’re invited. Whether you’re part of a school or community orchestra, concert or brass band, a professional musician or just play for fun – you could be playing alongside QMF Artistic Director and internationally renowned musician, James Morrison, and up to 10,000 other musicians at Suncorp Stadium. There’ll be no mistaking the start of the Festival as more than 1,200 trumpeters gather at King George Square for the formation of the Largest Trumpet Ensemble. They’ll be led pied piper-style through the streets of Brisbane – what a fantastic commotion they’ll make – marching up Queen Street Mall before travelling to Suncorp Stadium, where thousands more musicians await them to form the World’s Biggest Orchestra. For the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM challenge, James Morrison will lead the enormous orchestra in a stirring medley of much-loved pieces arranged specifically for this exciting event. There are easy parts and more challenging parts written for each instrument, so whether you’re a beginner, accomplished soloist, or even someone who hasn’t played for years – start practising to make musical history. And remember, even if you don’t play you can still participate. After all, every orchestra needs an audience. Come early and stay on afterwards to enjoy some of the best musical entertainment brought to you by Queensland Music Festival. A chance like this only comes once in a lifetime, so register now and be part of it! INFO SAT 13 JUL Y LARGEST TRUMPET ENSEMBLE 12NOON (GATES OPEN 11AM) KING GEORGE SQUARE WORLD’S BIGGEST ORCHESTRA 3PM (GATES OPEN 1PM) SUNCORP STADIUM PLA Y BE IN THE ORCHESTRA REGISTER NOW TICKETS FROM $15-$25* Participation in the Largest Trumpet Ensemble is included in the registration fee for World’s Biggest Orchestra. *Ticketek fees apply EARLY BIRD CLOSES 7 JUNE 4 WORLDSBIGGESTORCHESTRA.COM WATCH BE IN THE AUDIENCE TICKETS FROM $12-$22* TICKETEK 13 28 49 *Ticketek fees apply. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM CHALLENGE 5 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL, NETWORK TEN AND THE COURIER-MAIL & THE SUNDAY MAIL PRESENT HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE OVER TWO GRAND EVENINGS, AUSTRALIA’S FINEST SINGERS AND MUSICIANS WILL GATHER TO CELEBRATE AN EXTRAORDINARY SONGBOOK. More than a tribute concert, How Deep Is Your Love is a soulful homage to the Gibb brothers, whose vision and versatility transcends the ordinary and whose talents contributed to a musical legacy unparalleled in the history of pop. From humble beginnings in Queensland, singing between races from the back of a flat-bed truck at Redcliffe Speedway, the Bee Gees went on to pen an astonishing 970 songs, selling over 220 million albums. Embracing everything from blueeyed soul to country blues, R&B to disco, the Gibbs also wrote charttopping albums for Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand and Kenny Rogers. They have been covered by artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Nina Simone and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Hear Australia’s finest singers perform their versions of To Love Somebody, Stayin’ Alive, Words, Islands in the Stream and other Gibb Brothers classics spanning four decades, backed by the Deep Love Orchestra. Truly a rare moment in Australian music history, How Deep is Your Love is an unforgettable one-off salute to one of the world’s most successful songwriting partnerships. 6 THE SONGS OF THE GIBB BROTHERS ORCHESTRA FEATURING CHRISTINE ANU TINA ARENA ANTHONY CALLEA KATIE NOONAN DOUG PARKINSON EMMA PASK DARREN PERCIVAL RICK PRICE MELINDA SCHNEIDER THE IDEA OF NORTH RAI THISTLETHWAYTE MUSICAL DIRECTOR JOHN FOREMAN ARRANGED BY JOHN FOREMAN & CHONG LIM INFO BRISBANE FRI19 JUL Y 7:30PM SAT 20 JUL Y 7:30PM BRISBANE RIVERSTAGE TICKETS $69 - $139 TICKETMASTER 136 100 DEEP LOVE QMF.ORG.AU 7 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL AND GLADSTONE REGIONAL COUNCIL IN ASSOCIATION WITH QUT CREATIVE INDUSTRIES FACULTY PRESENT BOOMTOWN GLADSTONE GOES LARGE WITH BOOMTOWN – A PRODUCTION SO EPIC, NO MERE STAGE CAN HOLD IT. SEAN MEE DIRECTOR SCOTT SAUNDERS COMPOSER DAVID BURTON WRITER MARGUERITE PEPPER CREATIVE PRODUCER JOSH MCINTOSH DESIGNER BOSCO SHAW LIGHTING DESIGNER NERIDAH WATERS CHOREOGRAPHER TIM EVANS SOUND DESIGNER Gladstone is a proud boom town and its people love to share stories of the good and the bad that have come with these waves of settlement over the past 50 years. Of course, there is no better way to tell a community story than through a community musical; but Boomtown is no ordinary musical. The largest QMF project to date, this is a musical theatre production on a scale you’ve never, ever seen before. With an original commissioned script and score and with a 300 strong cast – all from Gladstone – the spectacle that is Boomtown engulfs the entire Gladstone Marina foreshore with the waterways and Spinnaker Park as the dramatic and inspiring backdrop. Told through a young boy’s eyes, Boomtown is a fantastical journey through Gladstone’s past, present and future to its true heart. An incredible industrial set, a massive fire-breathing dragon, ethereal floating sculptures and a rather large number of Hi-Viz Zombies. With four astounding performances, these creations – forged in steel and sweat and light and spirit – provide the exquisite framework upon which the people of Gladstone share what it means to them to be a community. Boomtown is dedicated to the memory of Cyril Golding, for his extraordinary contribution to the community of Gladstone. This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and from the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council to support local arts and culture. This event is part of the Rise and Shine Queensland tour visiting regions affected by severe weather events earlier this year. An initiative of the Queensland Government and Queensland Music Festival. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Queensland Music Festival would like to acknowledge the generous assistance of Gladstone Ports Corporation. 8 INFO GLADSTONE THU 18 – SUN 21 JUL Y 6:30PM OUTDOOR AT GLADSTONE MARINA PARK FORESHORE Bring a blanket, chair or cushion. This is an alcohol free event. FREE EVENT QMF.ORG.AU Established 1912 9 We’re here for the Arts. hereforgladstone.com.au Always here. Boomtown Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) is proud to partner with QMF to commemorate the story of our vibrant community through a celebration of music,arts and culture. QUEENSLAND ALUMINA LIMITED Visit our website www.qal.com.au safer.cleaner.better “Our People, Our Experience, YOUR Advantage” 10 The Queensland Government supports Queensland Music Festival to deliver more great arts and culture for more Queenslanders. Arts Queenslanders for all James Morrison launching the Yarrabah Band Project with local school children. Photo courtesy Queensland Music Festival. Great state. Great opportunity. 11 TINA A “HER SHOWS ARE A SENSA TION.” Sydney Morning Herald QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, CENTRAL HIGHLANDS REGIONAL COUNCIL AND ISAAC REGIONAL COUNCIL PRESENT “TINA ARENA TRUL Y BOASTS TWO INCREDIBLE ASSETS HER VOICE AND HER VERSA TILITY...” Time Out 12 ARENA IN CONCERT WITH QUEENSLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA RECENTLY NAMED AUSTRALIA’S GREATEST FEMALE ‘VOCALIST OF ALL TIME,’ TINA ARENA JOINS FORCES WITH QUEENSLAND’S MOST TALENTED YOUNG MUSICIANS AND HEADS FOR THE HILLS. In an incredible opportunity for the residents of Moranbah and Emerald, Tina Arena performs her greatest hits and more with the Queensland Youth Orchestra, in two stunning open-air concerts. Home-grown yet internationally revered, the much-loved chanteuse has a career spanning more than thirty years and more than eight million record sales. Tina sparkles with vivacity and class, possessing an outstanding vocal range and a voice that belies her petite stature – endlessly powerful and always resonant with heart and honesty. Tina is vocally and culturally diverse, a fact that has seen her record and perform pop, dance, musical theatre and more in English and French around the world – collaborating with artists including Marc Anthony, Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan. This is a journey through the musical life of one of Australia’s most cherished artists conducted by Nic Buc and supported by musicians on their own musical journeys as well as Tina’s own band: Musical Director Paul Gray (keys and vocals), John Bettison (guitar and vocals), Nick Sinclair (bass) and Gordon Rytmeister (drums). Each event features pre-concert entertainment with a line-up of local performers. INFO MORANBAH FRI 12 JUL Y 6PM MORANBAH TOWN SQUARE FREE EVENT Bring a blanket or chair. There will be on-site food and market stalls. This is an alcohol free event. QMF.ORG.AU EMERALD SUN 14 JUL Y 4:30PM EMERALD SHOWGROUNDS FREE EVENT Bring a blanket or chair. This is an alcohol free event. PEABODY ENERGY is the Major Corporate Sponsor of Queensland Youth Orchestras. QMF.ORG.AU 13 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND 612 ABC BRISBANE PRESENT BRINGING THE WORLD TOGETHER ONE SONG, NOTE, VOICE AND DRUMBEAT AT A TIME. In this world of ours, full of conflict and difference, there is an intriguing idea that resurfaces again and again. If only we could all find a commonality, the entire world and its different cultures, religions and ideologies could be brought together. In 1887, Ludwig Zamenhof came up with what he thought was the solution; an international language – Esperanto – for everyone to speak. One language. One world. But his beautiful idea never came to pass. If only he’d looked to the piano, the violin or to song for inspiration, he would have discovered an international language already existed, one that crosses cultural and emotional boundaries effortlessly. That language is music. James Morrison has curated a program that embodies the spirit of Esperanto, filling every crevice of Brisbane Powerhouse with music from a variety of cultures. Experience an array of genres including Australian Indigenous, Brazilian, Indonesian, Maori, gypsy, R&B, flamenco, pop, bluegrass, jazz and more. Esperanto is a truly immersive cultural experience across multiple venues, genres and cultures. Come along and learn the one and only truly international language. INFO FRI 26 – SUN 28 JUL Y BRISBANE POWERHOUSE BOOK NOW 07 3358 8600 QMF.ORG.AU BAREFOOT DIVAS: WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES STORIES AND SONGS OF SURVIVAL FROM ABORIGINAL, MAORI AND PAPUA NEW GUINEAN SISTAS. FEATURING URSULA YOVICH, EMMA DONOVAN, NGAIIRE , MERENIA, MAISEY RIKA & WHIRIMAKO BLACK VICKI GORDON DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER ALANA VALENTINE WRITER AND CO-DIRECTOR ADAM VENTOURA MUSIC DIRECTOR Photo Bindi Cole Barefoot Divas: Walk a Mile in My Shoes is a stunning tribute to female creativity, cultural diversity, endurance and life affirmation. Strengthened by deep connections to their land and indigenous cultures, this powerhouse combination of six extraordinary women celebrates honour, identity, joy and pain, love and hope through song, language and story. Australia’s most acclaimed Indigenous Aboriginal singer/songwriters; Ursula Yovich (North Arnhem Land Burarra, Serbian) and Emma Donovan (Gumbayngirr Northern NSW), join Papua New Guinean Ngaiire and their Maori sistas Maisey Rika,Whirimako Black and Merenia (Maori, Romany Gypsy) in this powerfully symbolic musical celebration that was a sell-out hit at both Sydney Festival and the New Zealand International Arts Festival. Both humorous and heartbreaking, and always breathtakingly poignant, Walk a Mile in My Shoes is an authentic, deeply-felt production that will resonate with anyone interested in contemporary song writing and musical expression. The Divas are supported by Adam Ventoura (bass and vocals), Steve Marin (drumset, percussion and vocals), Giorgio Rojas (drumset and percussion), Percy Robinson (guitar and vocals) and James Sandon (keys, tenor and soprano sax and percussion). Presented in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse. Originally co-commissioned and produced by Sydney Festival and New Zealand International Arts Festival in association with Vicki Gordon Music Productions 2012. INFO FRI 26 & SAT 27 JUL Y 7:30PM POWERHOUSE THEATRE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE ADULT $50 CONCESSION $35 STUDENT $25 BOOK NOW 07 3358 8600 14 HEART & CRAFT: KATE MILLER-HEIDKE & JOHN RODGERS MUSICAL MINDS CELEBRATE THE JOY OF CREATING AND RECREATING MUSIC. FEATURING KEIR NUTTALL Award-winning singer-songwriter, Kate Miller-Heidke and her long-time collaborator Keir Nuttall, join awardwinning Brisbane musical genius and multi-instrumentalist, John Rodgers, in this striking exploration of the fluidity of music. This show plays with music, combining the vocal power and sheer talent we expect from Miller-Heidke with the virtuosic diversity of Rodgers. Showing both artists in a new light, John re-arranges Kate’s original and popular material as well as a selection of cover versions from their favourite artists. As well as releasing her latest album Nightflight in 2012, Kate’s extraordinary vocals and piano have recently seen her performing at Coachella, with the English National Opera and international tours with Ben Folds Five, stunning audiences worldwide with her gloriously elastic performances that glide effortlessly from angelic whisper to operatic passion, soaring from melancholia to joy in a single song. In turn, John has created works across numerous mediums and genres that have been performed around the country and worldwide. From festival shows (Sydney Festival/ Vienna Festival/ Bogota) to theatre – Hamlet (Belvoir St) and Exit the King (starring Geoffrey Rush) – orchestras to cult bands (Madam Bones Brothel), Rodgers has his talented fingers in many musical pies. His ability and diversity are limitless, making him a perfect pairing for Miller-Heidke. A show in which expectations are surpassed as musical curiosity collides with an abundance of talent and an innate sense of fun. INFO SUN 28 JUL Y 5PM POWERHOUSE THEATRE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE ADULT $50 CONCESSION $35 STUDENT $25 BOOK NOW 07 3358 8600 THE MEETING Photo Mandy Hall FEATURING JAMES MORRISON, DARREN PERCIVAL AND DAVID JONES INFO SUN 28 JUL Y 7:30PM POWERHOUSE THEATRE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE ADULT $50 CONCESSION $35 STUDENT $25 BOOK NOW 07 3358 8600 Multi-instrumentalist, world class performer and Artistic Director of Queensland Music Festival, James Morrison, can do anything he likes musically with the festival – as the spectacular, genre-busting program shows. So what would you expect him to do on the last night? With whom would he choose to play? Where would the music go? The Meeting is a convergence of three outstanding artists each with a distinctive voice in the world of music and with something unique to share. Master percussionist, David Jones, brings a bubbling well of creativity to The Meeting; an unsurpassed energy and humour woven through the diverse rhythms of Japan, Brazil, India, jazz, funk and more. Darren Percival may be known as the tall, suave singer from hit TV show, The Voice, but he doesn’t just sing. Darren creates moving soundscapes and primal grooves that remind audiences and fellow musicians that music is a direct expression of the soul. So, what happens when you bring together three such forces? That’s what James wants to know too. Don’t miss this melding of musical genius – an exceptional finale to QMF 2013. ESPERANTO 26-28 JUL Y QMF.ORG.AU 15 FLAMENCO CUERDAS THE POWER AND BEAUTY OF FLAMENCO DANCE AND GUITAR COLLIDE IN A SENSUAL EXPLOSION OF MOVEMENT, RHYTHM AND MELODY. Flamenco Cuerdas, the exhilarating new show created by world-renowned Australian guitarist, Gerard Mapstone, cuts straight to the heart. A collaboration with Brisbane’s Shenzo Gregorio (violin/percussion) and Sydney artists Jessica Statham (flamenco dancer) and James Hauptmann (percussion), Flamenco Cuerdas is passion, heat and virtuosic performance distilled down to its very essence in the intimate surrounds of the Visy Theatre at Brisbane Powerhouse. Mapstone has toured the globe, working alongside the very best in world music, carving a dazzling reputation as an instrumental guitarist blending flamenco with Arabic, Indian and Cuban music. Don’t miss this fiercely passionate festival exclusive. INFO FRI 26 JUL Y 6:30PM & 9PM VISY THEATRE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE ADULT $50 CONCESSION $35 STUDENT $25 BOOK NOW 07 3358 8600 MZAZA IF YOUR MUSICAL TASTE IS ECLECTIC AND EXOTIC, COME EAT YOUR FILL WITH MZAZA. Diversity and versatility are the words du jour as you are transported song by exquisite song from Spain to Paris, then Eastern Europe to the Middle East. Born in France to French and Moroccan parents, sensual multi-lingual and hauntingly passionate lead singer Pauline Maudy harnesses a band of brilliantly talented multi-instrumentalists to create a true ‘world fusion’ sound. With eclectic instruments including the kamanche tarhu, the kaval, the ney and the darabuka, combined with the more familiar violin, guitar, double bass and accordion, Mzaza uses driving gypsy rhythms, multiple languages and rich musical traditions to weave a narrative that captivates and transports audiences to another time and place. Without a doubt one of the Festival’s most evocative acts. INFO SAT 27 JUL Y 6PM VISY THEATRE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE TICKETS $18 Gypsy Special: See Mzaza & The Mouldy Lovers for $25 BOOK NOW 07 3358 8600 THE MOULDY LOVERS ECLECTIC AND EXCITING, DARK AND DELIGHTFUL, PREPARE FOR THE MOULDY LOVERS – THEATRICAL STYLE. Joyously mashing gypsy, ska and punk into a deliciously chunky musical soup, this boldly energetic young group is set to rip up the Visy Theatre. Used to playing big, grungy venues complete with dance floors, mosh pits and stomping feet, this is The Lovers’ first time in an intimate theatre space. Will they behave themselves in the sedate space or will the tiny theatre simply never be the same? There’s no mistaking it, The Mouldy Lovers are taking Australia by storm with their unique live performances, punctuated both beautifully and brilliantly with random theatrics and chaotic poetry. Not sure what to expect? Rest assured, it’s sure going to feel good. INFO SAT 27 JUL Y 8PM VISY THEATRE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE TICKETS $18 Gypsy Special: See The Mouldy Lovers & Mzaza for $25 BOOK NOW 07 3358 8600 16 TEDESCHI & COOPER: GYPSY JAZZ TEDESCHI AND COOPER TRAVEL ACROSS SONIC FRONTIERS, LEAVING THEIR CLASSICAL ROOTS BEHIND AND FINDING A NEW MUSICAL CAMP TO SETTLE IN FOR THE NIGHT. Simon Tedeschi (piano) and Ian Cooper (violin) have been unexpectedly living the gypsy lifestyle. City born and bred, this tremendously talented pair is fresh off the plane from a huge tour of the Queensland outback for Queensland Music Festival. Full of excitement, inspiration, energy and stories, what better way for them to celebrate than with an evening of exhilarating, lyrical gypsy jazz? Two of Australia’s most brilliant classical musicians as you’ve never seen or heard them before. Proudly supported by Theme & Variations Piano Services. INFO SUN 28 JUL Y 3:30PM VISY THEATRE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE ADULT $39 CONCESSION/STUDENTS $25 BOOK NOW 07 3358 8600 THE VIEW FROM MADELEINE’S COUCH THE VIEW FROM MADELEINE’S COUCH IS A BAND WITH ITS HEARTBEAT IN BRISBANE AND ITS SOUL IN BRAZIL. From the lush lounge-vibe of classic bossa nova to pounding percussive sambas, The View from Madeleine’s Couch brims with earthiness, elegance and their trademark, vibrant originality. The sumptuous vocals of Anje West weave effortlessly with Kym Ambrose on vibraphone. Fortified by the flawless groove of Owen Newcomb (bass) and Mark Henman (drums), this ensemble creates a world music voice that is uniquely and unmistakably ‘Madcouch’. Having recently returned from a tour in Brazil, The View from Madeleine’s Couch is full of the energy and inspiration of Rio and will take Queensland Music Festival by seductive storm. To get up close and personal with singer, Anje West, be sure to catch her panel appearance and performance at Waxing Lyrical, part of Brisbane Powerhouse’s Saturday Sessions on Saturday 13 July. Proudly supported by BEMAC. INFO SUN 28 JUL Y 2PM VISY THEATRE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE TICKETS $22 BOOK NOW 07 3358 8600 AFROBEAT BRAZILIAN DRUMS CONNECTING PEOPLE THROUGH THE RHYTHMIC POWER AND BEAUTY OF THE DRUM. Afrobeat provides the energetic heartbeat for Esperanto on Saturday, filling Brisbane Powerhouse with the passion, fun and spirit of a Brazilian carnival. By creating a fusion of traditional Brazilian carnival music and Western pop songs, Afrobeat pounds into life with thunderous joy. Under the command of Marcelo Rosciano, the Brisbane Powerhouse Turbine Platform will reverberate with the sounds of samba, funk, ijexá and xote. Marcelo will be joined by special guest Anje West, the powerful voice behind OzBrazilian group The View from Madeleine’s Couch. WORKSHOP Learn the art of Afro-Brazilian drumming in a workshop focusing on the ‘traditional meets popular’ fusion. Learn traditional Brazilian rhythms and techniques, using instruments such as the surdo, repique, tamborim, caixa, agogo and chocalho in a fun and practical environment. Participants are invited to take part in the afternoon performance to show off their exciting new drumming skills. Presented in association with Brisbane Powerhouse. INFO SAT 27 JUL Y 3PM TURBINE PLATFORM BRISBANE POWERHOUSE FREE EVENT INFO SAT 27 JUL Y 1PM TURBINE STUDIO BRISBANE POWERHOUSE TICKETS $16 BOOK NOW 07 3358 8600 Instruments are provided. ESPERANTO 26-28 JUL Y QMF.ORG.AU 17 FUSED The considerable and complementary talents of the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University merge for Fused, a free event on the Turbine Platform at Brisbane Powerhouse. ACPA’s impressive singers, songwriters and rock musicians will collaborate with Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University’s finest instrumentalists to create a fusion of original music that is both culturally reflective and progressive. Incorporating up to 25 performers and musicians on stage at once – rappers, soul singers, guitarists, bassists, THIS UNIQUE MUSICAL COLLABORATION IS A SONIC VOLCANO OF ENERGY AND SOUL. drummers, strings, brass, harp and more – Fused is an extravaganza of musical vitality, expression and diversity. Presented in association with Brisbane Powerhouse. Proudly supported by Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts. INFO FRI 26 JUL Y 5PM SAT 27 JUL Y 8PM TURBINE PLATFORM BRISBANE POWERHOUSE FREE EVENT EFIQ ZULFIQAR & TJUPURRU THIS UNIQUE INDONESIAN/INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN COLLABORATION TAKES THE BEAUTY OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND MELDS IT WITH A SENSE OF UNIVERSAL HARMONY, PROVING THAT MUSIC REALLY IS THE TRUE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE. Indonesian composer, performer and visual artist, Efiq Zulfiqar, has a passion for sharing his culture. A superb musician, Efiq blends traditional music with contemporary fusion. He has toured throughout the world. Ground-breaking, revolutionary and inspiring, Tjupurru has carved a unique niche within the live-looping scene by combining his Indigenous heritage with today’s technology creating a completely original sound he calls ‘didjtronica’. Each artist performs an individual set before sharing the stage in the true spirit of Esperanto. Presented in association with Brisbane Powerhouse. Proudly supported by BEMAC. INFO SAT 27 JUL Y 1PM TURBINE PLATFORM BRISBANE POWERHOUSE FREE EVENT SOUNDBATH CALM YOUR MIND DURING ESPERANTO’S CULTURAL CACOPHONY AND TRANSPORT YOUR SOUL WITH A MEDITATIVE SOUNDBATH COURTESY OF VIRTUOSO MUSICIAN, DAVID JONES. In between experiencing gypsy and Afro beats, flamenco guitar, Brazilian jazz, Indigenous music and more, relax in the beautiful confines of the Brisbane Powerhouse Rooftop Terrace. Recline on comfy pillows overlooking the river as ethereal and gentle percussive sounds calm the mind and cleanse the musical palate, like a simple sorbet between exotic dishes. David Jones, one of the world’s most captivating, innovative and musical drummers, weaves percussive magic, transmitting joy and relaxation with the other-worldly hum and deep reverberation of Tibetan bowls, Photo by Mandy Hall Japanese singing bowls, gongs, chimes and other percussive instruments. This is a special opportunity to experience not only David Jones in a unique setting but also the soothing beauty of a soundbath. INFO SAT 27 JUL Y 2PM, 2:40PM, 4PM, 5PM, 6PM, 7PM, 8PM, 9PM DURATION 20 MINUTES ROOFTOP TERRACE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE FREE EVENT 18 POPALICIOUS: SLIP-ON STEREO Brisbane-based four-piece, Slip-on Stereo, is fresh, funky and far and away the best thing to burst onto the music scene recently. Their ‘summer sounds’ style is an energetic mix of funk, reggae, R&B, gospel and anything else they throw in the mix on any given day. With a burgeoning crew of fans, a full calendar of gigs and having just recorded a five track EP with award winning producer Anthony Lycenko, these boys are kicking it hard. Slip-on Stereo – definitely the ones to watch in 2013 and beyond. Slip-on Stereo are Zeek Power, Clint Wallace, Ash Moore and Phil Moore. Presented in association with Brisbane Powerhouse as part of Saturday Sessions, which is supported by Brisbane Airport Corporation. INFO SAT 27 JUL Y 5PM TURBINE PLATFORM BRISBANE POWERHOUSE FREE EVENT THE JAMES MORRISON CREA TIVE GENERATION BIG BAND Showcasing and celebrating the ‘next wave’ of Queensland’s musical genius, The James Morrison Creative Generation Big Band is a fitting inclusion in the Festival program. Each receiving a 2013 Creative Generation Excellence Award in Instrumental Music and mentored by Festival Artistic Director James Morrison, the members of the 18-piece big band are the most accomplished performers in Queensland State schools today – all young and brilliant musicians we’re certain will be seen again and again at QMF over the coming years. The band performs on the last Sunday of the Festival. Come celebrate the future of music with them. Presented in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse and the Department of Education, Training and Employment. INFO SUN 28 JUL Y 1PM TURBINE PLATFORM BRISBANE POWERHOUSE FREE EVENT LIVE SPARK: THE COMPANY The Company brings the energy and gritty heart of bluegrass to the Brisbane Powerhouse Live Spark program. From fast finger-picking to soulful songs with sweet, stacked harmonies, these boys do it all. Boasting two Australian Bluegrass champions on guitar, fiddle and banjo, The Company is highly regarded for their fervour and originality and will have you whistling and toe tapping before you know it. The Company features Michael Patrick (mandolin/fiddle), Markus Karlsen (bass) and Jamie Clarke (guitar). Presented in association with Brisbane Powerhouse as part of Live Spark, which is supported by Brisbane Airport Corporation and brispop.com. INFO SUN 28 JUL Y 3:30PM TURBINE PLATFORM BRISBANE POWERHOUSE FREE EVENT ESPERANTO 26-28 JUL Y QMF.ORG.AU 19 BRISBANE AIRPORT Proudly supporting our local community 20348/13 Lisa Gasteen Advert.indd 1 1/05/13 1:59 PM 20 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND BRISBANE POWERHOUSE PRESENT FREE AFTERNOON SESSIONS WAXING L YRICAL: EMIL Y FOSTER, TENZIN CHOEGYAL AND ANJE WEST INFO BRISBANE TURBINE PLATFORM BRISBANE POWERHOUSE FREE EVENTS QMF.ORG.AU TURBINE JAZZ: ABBREVIATIONS ORCHESTRA TUNING AND TALKING UP A TREAT. Ever wondered what makes your favourite musical artist tick? Waxing Lyrical is your chance to find out as three singer-songwriters take to the stage not only to perform but to share their stories and inspirations. The program features Emily Foster, Tenzin Choegyal and Anje West. Emily is an engaging Indigenous wunderkind who at 16 years old is already able to share a prolific repertoire of original songs. Tenzin’s mesmerising music is described as beautifully evocative as he draws on his traditional Tibetan roots. Anje West is the sumptuous voice in front of The View from Madeleine’s Couch and is a Queensland Music Award winner. Catch her again at Brisbane Powerhouse when ‘Madcouch’ performs on Sunday 28 July. This event is hosted by Rick Heritage; a music aficionado and radio presenter for 4EB and 4ZZZ. JAZZ BOILED DOWN TO ITS MOST BRILLIANT. For this special Queensland Music Festival performance, the Abbreviations Orchestra offers up an abbreviated history of jazz – Miles Davis, Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Thelonious Monk and much more – all in one show. With wild harmonies, intricate counterpoints and thrilling improvisations, the band brings an orchestral conception to small group jazz that is bound to keep the most inquisitive musical minds fully stimulated. Abbreviations Orchestra features Andrew Garton, Dan Quigley, Joe Roberts, Brodie McAllister, Lachlan Bell, Andrew Shaw and Nathan Goldman. Presented as part of the Brisbane Powerhouse Turbine Jazz series, which is supported by Jazz Queensland and Brisbane Airport Corporation. Presented as part of the Brisbane Powerhouse Waxing Lyrical series, which is supported by APRA|AMCOS and Brisbane Airport Corporation. Proudly supported by BEMAC. SAT 20 JUL Y 5PM SAT 13 JUL Y 5PM LIVE SPARK: EMIL Y FOSTER AND NOAM BLAT STORIES AND SONGS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE. Sixteen year old singer-songwriter, Emily Foster is wise (and talented) beyond her years. A proud Indigenous performer who wrote her first song at nine years of age, Emily sings with heart and honesty, striving to share her stories and experiences through her original music. Born and raised in Israel, singersongwriter and composer, Noam Blat’s music is influenced by his years of travel, busking with his guitar around the world. Engaging and humble, he takes audiences on an evocative journey through India, the Middle East and Spain, singing in both English and Hebrew. Proudly supported by BEMAC. LIVE SPARK: BEC LAUGHTON BOOTY SHAKIN’ ‘OLD-SCHOOL’ FUNK. A genuine and versatile performer with a huge voice, Bec Laughton brings her hot seven-piece band to the Live Spark stage. Bec has recently returned from performances in New York, Europe and South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Bec was a 2013 finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and Independent Music Awards. Her star is on the rise. SUN 14 JUL Y 3:30PM SUN 21 JUL Y 3:30PM Presented as part of the Brisbane Powerhouse Live Spark series, which is supported by brispop.com and Brisbane Airport Corporation. 21 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL AND BLACKALL-TAMBO REGIONAL COUNCIL PRESENT Artist Milynda Rogers THE REAL STORY OF THE OLDEST TOWN IN THE CENTRAL WESTâ€Ś Tambo: Heart of an Open Country is the result of hours of generous story sharing between Tambo residents, both past and present, Queensland Music Festival and writers Michael and Margery Forde. Stories of their lives, of a town, of a past and a future are beautifully reflected in this world premiere musical theatre production, which brings to life the characters, the adventures, the hardships and most of all the heart of a remarkable western Queensland town. Directed by Michael Forde with a band led by Music Director, Shenzo, the musical heartbeat of Tambo: Heart of an Open Country is provided by country music legend, Graeme Connors. His deep, rich body of work is the perfect vehicle to carry the narrative of the past 150 years of Tambo. But the real star of the show is the community itself. Performing alongside professional musicians and actors over two magnificent nights, the people of Tambo, adults and school children alike, come together with one heartfelt commonality â€“ to honour their town. The Tambo: Heart of an Open Country celebration is part of T-150 A Week in the West. 22 FEATURING GRAEME CONNORS MICHAEL FORDE DIRECTOR MICHAEL & MARGERY FORDE WRITERS SHENZO MUSIC DIRECTOR/ARRANGER MARIA CLEARY DESIGNER BOSCO SHAW LIGHTING DESIGN/REALISATION ALISON MOBBS CHOIR DIRECTOR ROBYN ADAMS COSTUMIER KEVIN HIDES ACTOR FEATURING ACTORS FROM THE TAMBO AND BLACKALL COMMUNITIES BAND MEMBERS CHRISTOPHER HAIGH BASS & ACCOUSTIC GUITAR SCOTT HILLS DRUMS & PERCUSSION JAMES MORRISON MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST TIM WEDDE KEYBOARD, PIANO ACCORDION INFO TAMBO This project has received financial assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, the Australian Government arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section and the Regional Arts Fund, which gives all Australians, wherever they live, better access to opportunities to practise and experience the arts. Heart of an Open Country received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland; the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Blackall-Tambo Regional Council to support local arts and culture; and Jupiter’s Casino Community Benefit Fund. THU 27 JUNE 6PM FRI 28 JUNE 6PM TAMBO SHIRE HALL LAWN FREE EVENT Bring a blanket, chair or cushion. QMF.ORG.AU 23 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, MOUNT ISA CITY COUNCIL, MARANOA REGIONAL COUNCIL AND XSTRATA PRESENT SWINGIN Artwork by Simon McLean 24 IN’ UTES POLISH UP YOUR PISTONS AND TUNE UP YOUR TUXEDO AS QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL’S YOU BEAUT CUTE UTE MUSTER CLUSTER BIG BAND BLOCKBUSTER IS HEADING YOUR WAY! Country star Troy Cassar-Daley has a big secret – he likes to swing! The popular Golden Guitar winner is dusting off his tuxedo and breaking out the hair oil for Swingin’ Utes, a unique QMF event bound for Roma and Mount Isa. In the afternoon, local singers and musicians – younger and older, string ensembles, big bands, jazz, punk and Indigenous dancers showcase their talents. There will be food and drink stalls and roving entertainment for all the community. In the evening, Troy, in his familiar country clobber, together with the Queensland Youth Orchestra’s Big Band, kicks off proceedings with a collection of his best known country classics. When he heads off stage to change into his top gear, the 18 piece QYO Big Band loads up into the Utes to swing that big band thing. The tuxedo tuned Cassar-Daley returns and together with the QYO Big Band they launch into Fly Me to the Moon and take us for a cool, swing along Route 66 and many more classic swing and jazz standards. Complete with a ‘Show & Shine,’ market stalls and an abundance of local talent, this is a country carnival with a smoother than smooth difference, showing a much-loved country star in an entirely new spotlight. It’s what QMF does best! INFO ROMA QMF.ORG.AU MOUNT ISA SAT 13 JULY12:30-8PM BASSETT PARK FREE EVENT SAT 20 JULY 12:30-8PM BUCHANAN PARK FREE EVENT QMF.ORG.AU Swingin’ Utes is part of Mount Isa’s 90th birthday celebrations. This is a drug and alcohol free event. 25 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND MECC IN ASSOCIATION WITH FESTIVAL OF VOICES PRESENT INFO WORKSHOP BRISBANE FRI 12 JUL Y 7PM CONSERVATORIUM THEATRE ADULT $40 CONCESSION $30 BOOK NOW 136 246 “THE BADDEST VOCAL CATS ON THE PLANET!” Quincy Jones Proudly supported by The Eighth International Congress of Voice Teachers through St Andrew’s Uniting Church Outreach to the Arts, Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium and by arrangement with Opera Queensland. Transaction fees may apply. Ticket price includes GST and booking fee. QMF.ORG.AU 26 THE MOST AWARDED VOCAL GROUP IN HISTORY MAKES THEIR AUSTRALIAN DEBUT. With ten Grammys to their name, Take 6 is the quintessential a capella group and model for vocal genius. Six virtuosic voices unite in crystal clear harmony against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop. Praised by luminaries including Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, the multi-platinumselling sextet has toured the globe, collaborated across genres, and is recognised as the pre-eminent a capella group in the world. Put simply, they are the group that has inspired all who have come since - Boyz II Men, Naturally 7, *NSYNC and more. Don’t miss your chance to see the inimitable vocal gifts of Take 6 in their first ever tour to Australia. INFO SAT 13 JUL Y 8PM CONCERT HALL, QPAC PREMIUM $79 ADULT $65 CONCESSION $49 Transaction fees may apply. Ticket price includes GST and booking fee. BOOK NOW 136 246 BRISBANE QMF.ORG.AU MACKAY MON 15 JUL Y 7:30PM AUDITORIUM, MECC ADULT $50 CONCESSION $45 FRIENDS OF MECC $42 STUDENT $25 DIAL N CHARGE 07 4961 9777 “NO MATTER HOW MUCH I’D HEARD ABOUT THEM, OR HOW GOOD I THOUGHT THEY’D BE, NOTHING PREPARED ME FOR HOW SUBLIME THIS GROUP REALL Y IS. WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T MISS ANY CHANCE TO HEAR TAKE 6 LIVE.” James Morrison QMF.ORG.AU 27 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL PRESENT QSO PREMIERES WITH MORRISON & BLISS ECSTATIC VISIONS A DIVERSE PROGRAM WITH BRILLIANT SOLOISTS JAMES MORRISON AND JULIAN BLISS. JOHANNES FRITZSCH CONDUCTOR JAMES MORRISON TRUMPET JULIAN BLISS CLARINET The Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Music Festival have jointly commissioned Australian composer Matthew Dewey to write a double concerto for Morrison (trumpet) and Bliss (clarinet). With his fresh musical voice Matthew Dewey has delighted audiences in both the United States and Russia. This concert premieres Dewey’s classical yet jazz-fired language; tailor-made for two extraordinary musicians. Both Julian Bliss and James Morrison began their distinguished careers at a young age, and both have enjoyed unparalleled success on the international stage. Morrison is an exceptional and acclaimed multi-instrumentalist. Bliss is also feted for his versatility and recently launched A Tribute to Benny Goodman celebrating the life of the ‘King of Swing’. Dewey’s Double Concerto weaves their distinctive styles and sounds together, bringing the talents of these renowned musical giants together for the first time. This exhilarating concert also features Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Ives’ rich Symphony No.2 infused with borrowed fragments from hymns, folk music, other composers’ repertoire and the pop songs of his day. These two pieces, combined with Dewey’s new work are an excellent fit in this adventurous and much anticipated concert. BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story DEWEY Ecstatic Visions - Double Concerto for Trumpet and Clarinet (World Premiere commissioned by QMF & QSO) IVES Symphony No.2 INFO BRISBANE SAT 27 JUL Y 8PM CONCERT HALL, QPAC ADULT $80-$100 CONCESSION $70-$80 STUDENT $30 FAMILY (2 ADULTS, 2 CHILDREN) $200-$240 Transaction fees may apply. Ticket price includes GST and booking fee. This performance is Maestro 5 in the QSO Maestro series. BOOK NOW 136 246 QMF.ORG.AU 28 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, WESTERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL, OPERA QUEENSLAND AND JIMBOUR STATION PRESENT SOLOISTS LEANNE KENNEALL Y SOPRANO GUY BOOTH BARITONE DAVID HIBBARD BASS JAMES EGGLESTON TENOR IMAGINE THIS… THE SUN SETTING ACROSS THE GLORIOUS DARLING DOWNS, BATHING THE LAND AND THE HERITAGELISTED JIMBOUR HOUSE WITH A RICH GOLDEN GLOW… AND OPERA QUEENSLAND ON STAGE. The usual serenity is broken by a sweet burst of melody, but it’s no mere birdsong – exquisite strains of a Verdi opera fill the brisk winter air and reach out into the approaching dusk. Queensland Music Festival 2013 collaborates with OperaQ to make this imagined beauty a reality once again with festival favourite, Opera at Jimbour, where good food, wine and incredible song abound. An iconic outdoor event attracting more than 8,000 music lovers, this stunning spectacle delights opera aficionados and opera first-timers alike. In 2013, QMF joins forces with OperaQ’s four soloists and chorus, along with the Camerata of St John’s to celebrate the bicentenary of Italian Romantic composer, Giuseppe Verdi. Conducted by Guy Noble (who is also the MC), they perform well known and stirring Verdi choruses and arias from much-loved works such as Il trovatore, La traviata, Rigoletto and more. Be sure to rug up as the sun dips below the hills and the music wraps its arms around you. INFO JIMBOUR SAT 20 JUL Y 2PM JIMBOUR STATION AMPHITHEATRE (From Warrego Highway north out of Dalby, take Jandowae turn-off and follow signs to Jimbour Station) Bring a blanket, chair or cushion. Local market stalls open from 10am-4pm. Patrons may bring their own picnic. Food and wine can be purchased on site on the day or preorder picnic hampers – see the QMF website for more details. This is a licensed event – no BYO alcohol or glass permitted. Onsite parking available - cars $5, buses $20. Jimbour Station’s beautifully appointed gardens will be open to the public on the day. Admission $5. FREE EVENT QMF.ORG.AU 29 PRE - FESTIVAL TAMBO: HEART OF AN OPEN COUNTRY 27 & 28 June Tambo Shire Hall P.22 FRI 12 TINA ARENA IN CONCERT WITH QYO Moranbah Town Square P.12 SAT 13 SUN 14 TINA ARENA IN CONCERT WITH QYO Emerald Showgrounds P.12 MON 15 TUE 16 WED 17 THU 18 BOOMTOWN Gladstone Marina Park P.8 FRI 19 BOOMTOWN Gladstone Marina Park P.8 SWINGIN’ UTES Bassett Park Roma P.24 REGIONAL TAKE 6 MECC Mackay P.26 TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ Georgetown P.32 TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ Normanton P.32 TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ Mareeba P. 32 PIANO LESSONS 5 - 10 July Various Venues P.35 PIANO LESSONS Lucas Parklands Montville P.35 PIANO LESSONS Lucas Parklands Montville P.35 PIANO LESSONS Dalby Civic Theatre PIANO LESSONS Leichhardt Cultural Centre P.35 Miles PIANO LESSONS Biloela Civic Centre P.35 P.35 WORLD’S BIGGEST ORCHESTRA Suncorp Stadium P.4 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE Brisbane Riverstage P.6 WAXING L YRICAL Brisbane Powerhouse P.21 LIVE SPARK: BEC LAUGHTON Brisbane Powerhouse P.21 BRISBANE MADAME CARANDINI’S TRAVELLING MUSICAL CURIOSITY SHOW 11 July Metro Arts P.55 THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VOICE TEACHERS 10 & 11 July Qld Conservatorium P.53 THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VOICE TEACHERS Qld Conservatorium P.53 TAKE 6 QPAC P.26 1001 NIGHTS QTC P.37 1001 NIGHTS QTC P.37 THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VOICE TEACHERS Qld Conservatorium P.53 THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF VOICE TEACHERS Qld Conservatorium AILAN KORES St Andrew’s Uniting Church P.53 BRODSKY QUARTET AND TOPOLOGY: IL SOGNO Brisbane Powerhouse P.40 BRODSKY QUARTET: THE SHOSTAKOVICH CYCLE Brisbane Powerhouse P.41 THE LONG WEEKENDER 11 July FireWorks Gallery P.55 THE LONG WEEKENDER FireWorks Gallery P.55 THE LONG WEEKENDER FireWorks Gallery P.55 THE LONG WEEKENDER FireWorks Gallery P.55 CALENDAR OF EVENTS JUL Y 30 SAT 20 BOOMTOWN Gladstone Marina Park P.8 SUN 21 BOOMTOWN Gladstone Marina Park P.8 MON 22 TUE 23 WED 24 THU 25 FRI 26 SAT 27 SUN 28 SWINGIN’ UTES Buchanan Park Mount Isa P.24 P.29 TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ Winton P. 32 TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ Birdsville P.32 TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ Quilpie P.32 TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ Charleville P.32 TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ Cunnamulla P.32 TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ Goondiwindi P.32 TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ Warwick P.32 PIANO LESSONS QANTAS Founders Museum Longreach P.35 PIANO LESSONS MECC Mackay P.35 PIANO LESSONS Riverway Arts Centre Townsville P.35 CQUNIVERSITY SCHOOLS JAZZ FESTIVAL North Rockhampton State High School P.54 CQUNIVERSITY SCHOOLS JAZZ FESTIVAL North Rockhampton State High School P.54 YARRABAH BAND FESTIVAL Bishop Malcolm Park Yarrabah P.48 A TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON MECC Mackay P.39 STRADBROKE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL North Stradbroke Island P.54 STRADBROKE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL North Stradbroke Island P.54 STRADBROKE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL North Stradbroke Island P.54 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE Brisbane Riverstage P.6 SEE CALENDAR BELOW LIVE SPARK: EMIL Y FOSTER & NOAM BLAT Brisbane Powerhouse P.21 TURBINE JAZZ: ABBREVIATIONS ORCHESTRA Brisbane Powerhouse P.21 QSO PREMIERES WITH MORRISON AND BLISS QPAC P.28 P.37 P.37 P.37 P.37 P.37 P.37 P.37 BRODSKY QUARTET: THE SHOSTAKOVICH CYCLE Brisbane Powerhouse P.41 BRODSKY QUARTET: THE SHOSTAKOVICH CYCLE Brisbane Powerhouse P.41 A TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON Brisbane Powerhouse P.39 DAVID JONES THE RIVER SLQ P.45 MANTRA Brisbane Powerhouse P.44 THE LADY OF THE HOUSE OF LOVE Metro Arts P.52 THE LADY OF THE HOUSE OF LOVE Metro Arts P.52 AFTER PARTY WITH JAMES MORRISON AND GUESTS Brisbane Powerhouse P.51 FRI 26 TURBINE PLATFORM FUSED 5PM P.18 SAT 27 EFIQ ZULFIQAR & TJUPURRU 1PM P.18 SUN 28 THE JAMES MORRISON CREATIVE GENERATION BIG BAND 1PM P.19 AFROBEAT BRAZILIAN DRUMS 3PM P.17 BRISBANE POWERHOUSE POPALICIOUS: SLIP-ON STEREO 5PM P.19 FUSED 8PM P.18 P.16 LIVE SPARK: THE COMPANY 3:30PM P.19 VISY THEATRE FLAMENCO CUERDAS 6:30PM & 9PM P.16 MZAZA 6PM THE VIEW FROM MADELEINE’S COUCH 2PM TEDESCHI & COOPER: GYPSY JAZZ 3:30PM P.17 THE MOULDY LOVERS 8PM P.16 P.17 POWERHOUSE THEATRE BAREFOOT DIVAS: WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES 7:30PM P.14 BAREFOOT DIVAS: WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES 7:30PM P.14 HEART & CRAFT: KATE MILLERHEIDKE & JOHN RODGERS 5PM P.15 THE MEETING 7:30PM P.15 ROOFTOP TERRACE SOUNDBATH 2PM – 9PM P.18 BRISBANE 31 1001 NIGHTS QTC 1001 NIGHTS QTC 1001 NIGHTS QTC 1001 NIGHTS QTC 1001 NIGHTS QTC 1001 NIGHTS QTC 1001 NIGHTS QTC REGIONAL OPERA AT JIMBOUR Jimbour Station Amphitheatre QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION OF QUEENSLAND PRESENT TEDESCHI & COOPER: CLASSICS, GYPSY AND JAZZ WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU SEND TWO VIRTUOSIC MUSICIANS ON A WHIRLWIND TOUR ACROSS QUEENSLAND IN A LIGHT PLANE, ARMED WITH ONLY A KEYBOARD, A FIDDLE AND A SENSE OF HUMOUR? TEDESCHI & COOPER, THAT’S WHAT! Simon Tedeschi (piano) and Ian Cooper (violin) are two of the finest classical musicians Australia has to offer. They’ve played for presidents, queens and princesses and performed to audiences of thousands, from Paris to New York and London to Sydney. They’ve been everywhere, man – but they haven’t been to Georgetown, Normanton, Mareeba, Winton, Birdsville, Quilpie, Charleville, Cunnamulla, Goondiwindi or Warwick. That’s all about to change. The self-proclaimed city slickers paint a musical landscape that encompasses classics, country, jazz, gypsy, swing and blues. Described by Artistic Director James Morrison as ‘mixing nitro with glycerine’, this is an aural explosion of the craziest and most brilliant kind. Tedeschi & Cooper – it’s not just a concert, it’s an experience. The Tedeschi & Cooper tour received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Playing Queensland Fund – Boost to Touring, and the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Murweh Shire, Carpentaria Shire and Tablelands Regional Council to support local arts and culture. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. 32 INFO GEORGETOWN WED 17 JUL Y FREE EVENTS QMF.ORG.AU BIRDSVILLE MON 22 JUL Y GOONDIWINDI FRI 26 JUL Y WARWICK SAT 27 JUL Y NORMANTON THU 18 JUL Y QUILPIE TUE 23 JUL Y BRISBANE SUN 28 JUL Y 3:30PM BRISBANE POWERHOUSE TICKETS FROM $25 Tour finale concert as part of Esperanto. See page 17 for details. MAREEBA FRI 19 JUL Y CHARLEVILLE WED 24 JUL Y WINTON SAT 20 JUL Y CUNNAMULLA THU 25 JUL Y VISIT QMF.ORG.AU FOR EVENT TIMES AND VENUES. 33 Platinum partner of the Queensland Music Festival. WE’RE FOR GETTING STUCK INTO THE THINGS YOU LOVE Whether it’s a new recipe, a show or local issues, join us every day in The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail for our great writers and sections that help you make the most of our great state. 34 PIANO LESSONS A MUSICAL MEMOIR OF PURE ENCHANTMENT Concert pianist Anna Goldsworthy’s deeply-felt memoir, Piano Lessons, comes to life once again after its world premiere at the 2011 Queensland Music Festival. Due to popular demand, this sublime piece of music-theatre is back in 2013 with a state-wide tour. Goldsworthy’s award-winning book, which recounts her musical awakening as a young girl, struck a deep chord with critics, readers and music lovers on its release in 2009. Goldsworthy herself stars in the stage adaptation alongside doyenne of the Australian stage and screen, Carol Burns. Like the book, the Part concert and part theatrical production, Piano Lessons is a profound insight into the lives and inspirations of the great masters to expose the process of learning, interpreting and creating music. QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL AND ARTOUR IN ASSOCIATION WITH QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE PRESENT production is an exquisite exploration of the intriguing relationship between the young pianist and her Russian teacher. This charismatic enigma inspires and challenges her young pupil in equal measure as they work through a spellbinding selection of piano pieces, including pieces from Mozart, Liszt and Chopin. Photography by Steve Snider INFO TOOWOOMBA FRI 5 & SA T 6 JUL Y EMPIRE CHURCH THEATRE BOOK NOW 1300 655 299 Presented by Empire Theatres Pty Ltd “A MUSICAL JOURNEY MADE IN HEAVEN.” The Courier-Mail QMF.ORG.AU MONTVILLE FEATURING ANNA GOLDSWORTHY & CAROL BURNS ANNA GOLDSWORTHY WRITER MICHAEL FUTCHER DIRECTOR & DRAMATURG HELEN HOWARD ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FRI 12 & SA T 13 JUL Y LUCAS PARKLANDS BOOK NOW 07 5478 5667 Presented by Maleny Arts Council MACKAY BILOELA THU 18 JUL Y BILOELA CIVIC CENTRE BOOK NOW 07 4992 2720 Presented by Biloela Arts Council IPSWICH TUE 9 JUL Y IPSWICH CIVIC CENTRE BOOK NOW 07 3810 6100 Presented by Ipswich Civic Centre DALBY WED 24 JUL Y MACKAY ENTERTAINMENT AND CONVENTION CENTRE BOOK NOW 07 4961 9777 Presented by Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre MON 15 JUL Y DALBY CIVIC THEATRE BOOK NOW QMF.ORG.AU Presented by Regional Arts Council Dalby REDCLIFFE WED 10 JUL Y REDCLIFFE CULTURAL CENTRE BOOK NOW 07 3283 0407 Presented by Moreton Bay Arts Council MILES TUE 16 JUL Y LONGREACH SAT 20 JUL Y QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM BOOK NOW QMF.ORG.AU Presented by Longreach Arts Council TOWNSVILLE SAT 27 JUL Y RIVERWAY ARTS CENTRE BOOK NOW 07 4727 9797 Presented by the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and Townsville School of Arts LEICHHARDT CULTURAL CENTRE BOOK NOW 07 4627 1247 Presented by Miles Regional Arts Council Piano Lessons is published by Black Inc. Tour managed and coordinated by arTour, an initiative supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. 35 is part of BrisBane City CounCil’s program for supporting young people Between 12 to 25 years of age to Be aCtive in the life of BrisBane. Visible Ink offers free access to: • rehearsal space, meeting rooms • computers, printers, video cameras and projectors, for young people to run their own projects, events, businesses, community groups • zines, workshops, meetings, rehearsals, festivals and performances. We also have staff that can help you apply for grants, plan events, start projects or find out about what’s happening in Brisbane. For more information about Council’s youth programs visit www.visibleink.org 36 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY IN ASSOCIATION WITH ZEN ZEN ZO PHYSICAL THEATRE AND BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL PRESENT 1001 NIGHTS BE TRANSPORTED TO ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE WHEN QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL AND QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY, IN ASSOCIATION WITH ZEN ZEN ZO PHYSICAL THEATRE, PRESENT 1001 NIGHTS. The stories of 1001 Nights resonate down through the ages and across vast oceans, whispering the promise of adventure and romance from their ancient roots among the shifting sands to the bedside of every child. In an evening of riveting storytelling, the evocative music of Pezhvak, an ensemble of traditional Persian and Middle Eastern musicians, is woven together with Zen Zen Zoâ€™s legendary physicality and the text of these enchanting stories. The hauntingly beautiful sounds of the ney, the oud, dohol and the kamanche summon sumptuous images of the stars over sand, enriching the well-known tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba, Sinbad and more. This magical production is set to delight and charm the whole family. FEATURING THE PEZHVAK TRADITIONAL MUSIC ENSEMBLE ADAPTED BY MICHAEL FUTCHER & HELEN HOWARD INFO BRISBANE THU 18 - SUN 28 JUL Y THE GREENHOUSE QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY 78 Montague Rd, South Brisbane ADULT $35 CONCESSION $25 BOOK NOW 1800 355 528 QMF.ORG.AU This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Zen Zen Zo gratefully acknowledges the support of Arts Queensland. 37 38 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND MECC PRESENT A TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON FEA TURING MARIAN PETRESCU AND JAMES MORRISON INFO MACKAY SUBLIME, COMPLEX AND UTTERLY INCANDESCENT, THIS GIFTED PIANIST BRINGS A JAZZ LEGEND TO LIFE. In his Australian premiere tour, Romanian-born virtuoso Marian Petrescu unleashes his stunning pianistic brilliance in this definitive jazz performance. The peerless Petrescu, who has been playing since the age of four, treats the piano as friend, sparring partner and lover. His eclectic and adventurous style combine with dazzling technique and dynamic interpretation, rich in imaginative nuances. With a soul-deep affinity for Oscar Peterson (arguably the most loved and revered jazz pianist of the 20th century), Petrescu’s A Tribute to Oscar Peterson receives standing ovations around the globe. Called ‘The Horowitz of Jazz Piano’ by French jazz great Martial Solal, Petrescu’s sound rings of Peterson reincarnated. His fingers fly over the keys with Peterson’s spellbinding fluidity and swing, yet Petrescu has a vivacity and brilliance that is all his own. A festival exclusive not to be missed, Marian Petrescu plays alongside Artistic Director and multi-instrumentalist, James Morrison, who will also narrate this unforgettable performance. “MARIAN IS IN A CLASS OF HIS OWN.” James Morrison TUE 23 JUL Y 7:30PM AUDITORIUM MECC ADULT $45 CONCESSION $40 FRIENDS OF MECC $36 STUDENT $25 DIAL N CHARGE 07 4961 9777 QMF.ORG.AU BRISBANE “THE HOROWITZ OF JAZZ PIANO.” Martial Solal THU 25 JUL Y 7:30PM POWERHOUSE THEATRE, BRISBANE POWERHOUSE ADULT $50 CONCESSION $35 STUDENT $25 BOOK NOW 07 3358 8600 QMF.ORG.AU 39 BRODSKY QUARTET & TOPOLOGY: QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND BRISBANE POWERHOUSE PRESENT IL SOGNO THE WORLD RENOWNED BRODSKY QUARTET CONTINUES THEIR COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH TOPOLOGY IN AN EXCLUSIVE BRISBANE PERFORMANCE. Centred around Elvis Costello’s acclaimed ballet suite, Il Sogno (recreated as a chamber work for the two inimitable groups), this exhilarating evening also includes Elvis Costello songs and other original compositions, including Robert Davidson’s (Topology) unique ‘speech melody’ work, Three Men & a Blonde. The Brodsky’s previous collaboration with Costello was a true meeting of musical minds where Costello famously laboured over mastering musical notation and the Brodskys found themselves in the wilds of improvisation – now that fascinating experience leads to this, another equally unique and engaging pairing. The Brodsky’s energy and musical curiosity, that has seen them perform more than 3000 concerts on the main stages of the world, is a perfect match for the distinctive and unique creative ethos of Brisbane’s very own Topology. An exuberant celebration of musical virtuosity and imagination, Il Sogno blurs the lines of musical genre and melodic adventure. This is not a must see, but a ‘must experience’. INFO THU 18 JUL Y 7PM VISY THEATRE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE ADULT $49 UNDER 30 & CONCESSION $35 BOOK NOW 07 3358 8600 BRISBANE QMF.ORG.AU 40 BRODSKY QUARTET: QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND BRISBANE POWERHOUSE PRESENT THE SHOSTAKOVICH CYCLE THE PRE-EMINENT INTERPRETERS OF SHOSTAKOVICH IN THE WORLD, THE BRODSKY QUARTET, PERFORMS THE ENTIRE CANON OF HIS STRING QUARTETS AS PART OF THIS YEAR’S QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL. INFO “THE BRODSKY QUARTET IS THE NO.1 INTERPRETER OF SHOSTAKOVICH IN THE WORLD TODAY.” Corriere della Sera Shostakovich was a man completely and utterly emotionally connected to his music. The fifteen string quartets – collectively thought of as one of the great works of 20th century art – communicate his inner life as well as mirroring the highs and lows of life in Soviet Russia. The cycle reflects his stylistic evolution across the years – from youthful brash humour and experiment through introverted melancholy and nationalistic fervour to defiance and bleakness – a compelling life and death battle of ideas, truth, ideology and existence. Experiencing them as a complete cycle gives the listener a profound insight into Shostakovich’s life. The UK-based Brodsky Quartet is as flawless as it is engaging. With five achingly beautiful performances across three days in the intimate Visy Theatre, the Quartet brings Shostakovich’s intensely personal works to life in a manner unmatched by any other. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the entire string quartet cycle performed by the world’s best. FRI 19 JUL Y 7PM SAT 20 3PM & 7PM SUN 21 NOON & 7PM VISY THEATRE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE ADULT $49 UNDER 30 & CONCESSION $35 5 SHOW PACKAGE ADULT $195 UNDER 30 & CONCESSION $145 BOOK NOW 07 3358 8600 BRISBANE QMF.ORG.AU 41 QUT Creative Industries Faculty is a world leader in arts, media and design teaching and research, with a proven track record in growing creative enterprises. Choose from a variety of practice-led courses to suit your career aspirations - in performing arts, production, design, visual arts and animation, writing and communication - from bachelor degrees to PhD level. Be inspired by our internationally-recognised academic staff in state-of-the-art spaces for teaching, performance, workshops and exhibitions. Join our lively creative and design community and discover possibilities you may never have imagined. More information Create your future with us Please phone 07 3138 8114, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.qut.edu.au/creative-industries CRICOS No.00213J ÂŠ QUT 2013 CI-13-407 19604 WE APPLAUD GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE. 42 Xstrata proudly presents Swingin’ Utes in partnership with Queensland Music Festival and Mount Isa City Council www.mountisamines.com.au PHILIP BACON GALLERIES Ian Fairweather Tea set, c. 1962 synthetic polymer paint and gouache on cardboard on hardboard 69 x 89 cm Captivating elegance and the charm of yesteryear are all part of the welcoming and heritage-listed magic of Jimbour. Established in 1876, the House and surrounding gardens offer an exquisite backdrop for your special day. Jimbour can offer you a lifetime of wonderful memories. Contact: Jimbour Station | Jimbour Q 4406 email@example.com Tel 4663 6108 philipbacongalleries.com.au 2 ARTHUR ST, FORTITUDE VALLEY, BRISBANE 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM TUE TO SAT TEL: 07 3358 3555 EMAIL: ARTENQUIRIES @ PHILIPBACONGALLERIES.COM.AU 43 MANTRA QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND BRISBANE POWERHOUSE PRESENT Photo by Atmosphere Photography A MESMERISING PERFORMANCE THAT STRETCHES MUSICAL BOUNDARIES TO THEIR LIMITS. This is the first Queensland performance in almost 15 years of Stockhausen’s seminal work, Mantra. Performed by the piano duo of Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg, the program also includes a world premiere by Australian avant-garde composer, Matthew Hindson. Commissioned by the University of Queensland, the innovative new work is for two pianos and electronics and is inspired by glitch and 8-bit video game music. Hindson is known for his use of popular idioms and radical ideas – a perfect companion for Stockhausen’s profoundly influential work. Mantra is uniquely scored for two grand pianos electronically processed through ‘ring modulators,’ kaleidoscopically expanding the sound palette of the piano. The pianists are equipped with antique cymbals, wood blocks, and a transistor radio that at one point transforms cosmic static into Morse code and channels it into the fabric of the composition. The award-winning Viney and Grinberg have performed worldwide and are renowned for their striking repertoire spanning classic two-piano literature, modern masterpieces and new works. INFO SUN 21 JUL Y 4PM VISY THEATRE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE ADULT $50 CONCESSION $35 STUDENT $25 BOOK NOW 07 3358 8600 BRISBANE QMF.ORG.AU 44 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND PRESENT DAVID JONES – THE RIVER AS TWILIGHT FADES AND THE CITY’S LIGHTS IGNITE, MASTER MUSICIAN, DAVID JONES HARMONISES WITH BRISBANE’S PULSE, SETTING THE BEAT. Australian virtuoso David Jones is described by peers and critics as one of the most captivating, innovative and musical performers in the world. Presented in the State Library of Queensland’s intimate and exquisite over-the-river Red Box, Jones transforms his drum kit into a mini-orchestra, percussive volcano and pulsating carnival, all in one, creating a mesmerising experience. Using virtually anything that he can lay his hands on – sticks, brushes, mallets, fingers, elbows, violin bow, dish-mops, toys and brooms – Jones creates a spectacular universe of sounds that leads the audience on an odyssey through different cultures, eras, moods and styles. His innate sense of theatre is dramatic, humorous, surprising and powerful. A true maestro, David Jones has toured throughout the world, performing and recording in the rock, pop, jazz and classical genres. Come and enjoy a true David Jones Experience. ANOTHER DAVID JONES EXPERIENCE Photo by Andrew Blizzard Photography INFO FRI 26 JUL Y 5PM RED BOX STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND TICKETS $25 Transaction fees may apply BRISBANE “THE LEVEL OF VIRTUOSITY ... LIES IN THAT LAYER OF THE STRATOSPHERE CALLED ‘UNBELIEVABLE’.” Gail Brennan, Sydney Morning Herald BOOK NOW 136 246 QMF.ORG.AU 45 AGL Energy and APA Group together Energising North West Queensland Proud GOLD Partners of the Swingin’ Utes Community Festival Community Project Grants provide assistance from $5,000 to $30,000, with Round One closing mid March, and Round Two closing mid August. Quick Response Grants provide assistance from $1,500 for artists and up to $3,000 for arts organisations, open February to November. 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For further information on our products and services Onion are proud to be the design team behind QMF 2011 and 2013 for exclusive brisbane hot offers Go to visitbrisbane.com.au 47 Change your point of view, contact; firstname.lastname@example.org QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, YARRABAH SHIRE COUNCIL AND CAPE YORK ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY PRESENT Y ARRABAH BAND FESTIVAL WE’RE GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER! Yarrabah has a rich history of instrumental music with the first brass band being formed in 1901 and touring across the state, taking the sounds of Yarrabah far and wide. That tradition has been dormant for more than 40 years… until now! Yarrabah Band Festival sees not only the first performance of the newly-formed community band but also a coming together of Indigenous players from across the region. Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy students from Aurukun, Coen and Hope Vale join local performers for an evening of music that heralds the return of Indigenous bands to northern Queensland. As part of the celebrations, visiting musicians Darren Percival (The Voice), Thelma Plum (Deadly Award Winner) and the Morrison Brothers will take to the stage before an allin, massed-band finale. The band is back! Yarrabah Brass Band, 1907. INFO YARRABAH Yarrabah Band Festival tour has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Playing Queensland Fund - Boost to Touring. MON 22 JUL Y 4:30PM BISHOP MALCOLM PARK FREE EVENT QMF.ORG.AU 48 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL AND BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL PRESENT SCORE IT! A FILM WITHOUT MUSIC IS LIKE A PUPPET WITHOUT STRINGS – IT IS UNLIKELY TO MOVE. Introducing Score IT! a filmscoring contest for emerging Queensland composers. The musical score of a film is as integral to its emotional impact as the script, cinematography and even the actors themselves. So, for the fourth time, Queensland Music Festival has thrown down a challenge to young composers state-wide (from Years 8 -12) to create their original composition to accompany a short film. There are three categories – Score IT! Junior, Senior and Plus. To enter Score IT! Junior and Senior, students create a musical recording using any instrumentation to accompany the film. Score IT! Plus is a new category for age groups from Years 8 -12. This is a more challenging opportunity to compose for specified instruments and submit a written score. Award-winning screen composer and orchestrator Cameron Patrick will be the judge of this new category. Originally from Brisbane, he is now based in LA where he has worked on projects with DreamWorks, Warner Bros, Disney, Pixar and Paramount Pictures. Score IT! encourages learning opportunities by linking the most outstanding entrants with industry professionals. In 2013 the contest will culminate with an awards ceremony, where the winning Score IT! Plus composition will be performed by students from the Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium. INFO ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 7 JUNE 2013. THE SCORE IT! 2013 COMPETITION WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ONLINE FRIDAY 26 JULY. This project is supported by Australia Council, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section. VISIT QMF.ORG.AU FOR MORE DETAILS. 49 As the peak body for local government in Queensland, LGAQ is a proud supporter of arts and culture in Queensland communities. We’ve been supporting and representing local councils since 1896. LGAQ works with Queensland’s diverse councils and partner organisations to promote the role of art and culture in regional community development, and enable our members to deliver high quality arts and culture experiences which meet unique local needs. The power of song, dance, art and music to change lives and strengthen communities is clear. Which is why the LGAQ are pleased to support Queensland Music Festival as they share TEDESCHI & COOPER’s musical magic with the people of Queensland. For more information about the work of LGAQ, please visit Orchestrating outstanding results through partnerships. www.ausenco.com www.lgaq.asn.au Proudly supporting South East Queensland communities It’s all about customer care Rise and Shine Energex.indd 1 3/05/2013 3:22:41 PM BRINGING RURAL AND URBAN QUEENSLAND TOGETHER QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL IS PROUDL Y SUPPORTED BY QANTAS Express Resources Charters Freight 1300 473 946 50 GREYHOUND greyhound.com.au GREYHOUND TRAVEL CENTRE YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND BRISBANE POWERHOUSE PRESENT AFTER PARTY WITH JAMES MORRISON AND GUESTS FEATURING DAVID JONES / DARREN PERCIVAL / IAN COOPER / JAMES MORRISON / JULIAN BLISS / MARIAN PETRESCU / SIMON TEDESCHI / THE QMF HOUSE BAND MUSICIANS AND MUSIC FANS ALIKE KNOW THE MOST COVETED TICKET – AND USUALLY THE ONE MONEY CAN’T BUY – IS THE TICKET TO THE AFTER PARTY. An end of festival celebration, this is where the artists let their hair down. It’s also where the most wicked jams and spontaneous collaborations happen. Queensland Music Festival 2013 is of course holding the After Party of all after parties and, guess what, there’s no need to sneak past security or bribe the stage manager – everyone’s invited. Fans and performers come together to revel in the afterglow of 17 days of state-wide music-making. With these festival artists on stage, this jam session has no limits. Anything could happen and probably will. INFO BRISBANE FREE EVENT SUN 28 JUL Y 9PM TURBINE PLATFORM BRISBANE POWERHOUSE QMF.ORG.AU 51 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND METRO ARTS PRESENT THE LADY OF THE HOUSE OF LOVE Award-winning artist Sandro Colarelli brings to the stage a darkly eerie and exotic one-man cabaret show exploring the themes of love and desire, fate and destiny. This sumptuous performance is an intertwining of fantastical, viscous and vivid prose from Angela Carter’s The Lady of the House of Love. Adapted for the stage by Dan Evans with original music composed by award winning singer-songwriter Jake Diefenbach and directed by David Fenton, this combination of evocative narrative and stunning songs hearken back to the darkest roots of cabaret. “COLARELLI’S VERSATILE VOICE COILED AND SQUIRMED AROUND THE POETIC TEXT AND HIS ACROBATIC SINGING WAS A LA TORI AMOS.” The Courier-Mail “IN SHORT ... WORLD CLASS...” Scene Magazine PERFORMED BY SANDRO COLARELLI DAVID FENTON DIRECTOR JAKE DIEFENBACH COMPOSER & MUSICAL DIRECTOR DAN EVANS SCRIPT ADAPTION NERIDAH WATERS CHOREOGRAPHER JOSH MCINTOSH DESIGNER INFO FRI 26 & SAT 27 JUL Y TUE 30 JUL Y - SAT 3 AUGUST 7:30PM SUE BENNER THEATRE METRO ARTS ADULT $20 CONCESSION $16 BOOK NOW 07 3002 7100 BRISBANE QMF.ORG.AU 52 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF SINGING PRESENT THE EIGHTH INTERNA TIONAL CONGRESS OF VOICE TEACHERS Under the banner For the Love of Singing, voice teachers of all styles and genres from more than 25 countries are gathering for the Eighth International Congress of Voice Teachers, held in Australia for the very first time. The program is overflowing with presentations by eminent international teachers and researchers, celebrating the art of vocal performance. Voice teachers can register to participate in the full four-day program or for one day only. Everyone is welcome to attend a series of free concerts on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday featuring performers from Mexico, Spain, Singapore, America and Australia. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Doctor Daniel Zangger Borsh Håkan Hagegård INFO BRISBANE WED 10 – SUN 14 JUL Y QUEENSLAND CONSERVATORIUM GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY REGISTER ONLINE QMF.ORG.AU Mary Saunders-Barton Professor Ingo Titze FEATURED FREE CONCERT: AILAN KORES INFO BRISBANE SUN 14 JUL Y 9:30AM SAINT ANDREW’S UNITING CHURCH CORNER CREEK & ANN STREETS, BRISBANE CBD FREE EVENT Please visit QMF.ORG.AU for information on other free performances as part of ICVT. Ailan Kores at the Winds of Zenadth Festival, Thursday Island. In a special Queensland Music Festival performance, Ailan Kores travels to Brisbane to perform their joyous and iconic devotional pieces for the opening of the International Congress of Voice Teachers. Singers from six islands across the Torres Strait, the Ailan Kores, came together in 2011 to perform an evening of sacred choral music. On Thursday Island Ailan Kores performed with the Queensland Youth Orchestra in a celebration of the unity and diversity of Torres Strait culture. The combined voices performed a program of local hymns startlingly transformed to express their tradition of exuberant music worship. The works will be re-interpreted again by composer Damian Barbeler and Alison Rogers returns to conduct Ailan Kores. With songs chosen from the Eastern, Central and Western language groups the choral works reflect the Torres Strait’s cultural and linguistic distinctiveness. 53 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, CENTRAL QUEENSLAND CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC, CREATIVE CAPRICORN AND YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PRESENT CQUNIVERSITY SCHOOLS JAZZ FESTIVAL INFO ROCKHAMPTON SAT 20 & SUN 21 JUL Y 9AM – 5PM DAIL Y NORTH ROCKHAMPTON STATE HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE To request an information handbook, contact Jason Smyth-Tomkins at email@example.com. Places are limited. BOOK NOW 07 4923 2247 QMF.ORG.AU Hosted by the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music and supported by Queensland Music Festival, Yamaha Music Australia and Creative Capricorn, the CQUniversity Schools Jazz Festival provides an opportunity for high school students to engage in two days of inspirational music making. Featuring an expert panel of internationally respected jazz musicians/educators and staff from the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, the CQUniversity Schools Jazz Festival includes individual band clinics, band director professional development sessions, section specific workshops for students, an adjudicated performance for all participants, a number of concerts and an inspirational presentation from QMF Artistic Director, James Morrison. In 2013, ensembles can look forward to clinic presentations and adjudications from world class musicians and educators, Bob Coassin (Sydney) and Jeff Jarvis (California State University, Long Beach). QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS STRADBROKE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL The Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival is a series of six concerts held over three days, in the magnificent natural surroundings of North Stradbroke Island. The festival draws on Australian and international musicians to perform gems from the chamber music repertoire at intimate venues in the island’s townships. This year, concert goers will enjoy an eclectic mix of music, including quartets with a gypsy touch, a cabaret-style evening, rarely performed versions of Strauss’s Metamorphosen for septet and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for sextet, along with a riotous family concert of animal-themed music. And they can delight in the natural splendour that the island has to offer – whale-watching, nature walks, endless beaches, freshwater lakes – and the succulent local seafood. INFO NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND FRI 26 – SUN 28 JUL Y VARIOUS VENUES SINGLE TICKETS FROM $33 FULL FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION FROM $160 BOOK NOW 07 3847 1717 QMF.ORG.AU 54 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND METRO ARTS PRESENT MADAME CARANDINI’S TRAVELLING MUSICAL CURIOSITY SHOW A STAGED CONCERT OF WORK-INDEVELOPMENT INFO BRISBANE THU 11 JUL Y 7.30PM SUE BENNER THEATRE METRO ARTS TICKETS $20 BOOK NOW 07 3002 7100 QMF.ORG.AU Secrets, lies and killer anthems. Madame Carandini’s Travelling Musical Curiosity Show is inspired by the legend of explorer, Christie Palmerston. Known as a enigmatic anti-hero, his notorious legacy is a colourful embellishment between fact, legend and cultural extremes. The wilderness of North Queensland is enrolled as an unlikely backdrop to an innately Australian gothic tale, by Stephen Carleton. This staged concert of Madame Carandini’s Travelling Musical Curiosity Show, currently a work-indevelopment at Metro Arts, features the original composition by John Rodgers, performed by acclaimed vocalists Sandro Colarelli and Geraldine Turner, and renowned musicians Mark Atkins, Sallie Campbell and John Rodgers. The concert weaves together the exotic sounds of such curious instruments as the bowed psaltery, nyckelharpa, glass harmonica and didgeridoo. This project is part of the work-in-residence program at Metro Arts, and its creative development has been funded by the Australia Council, Arts Queensland and the Brisbane City Council. QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL, THEME & VARIATIONS PIANO SERVICES, FIREWORKS GALLERY AND DECLASSIFIED MUSIC PRESENT THE LONG WEEKENDER Come and experience a musical long weekend. Featuring three concerts on consecutive nights, followed by an afternoon of masterclasses, The Long Weekender is the centrepiece for DeClassified Music 2013, an innovative new series that dismantles the boundaries and misconceptions harboured by broader 21st century society regarding classical chamber music performance. Especially for the event, Theme & Variations Piano Services are setting up a concert Steinway piano in FireWorks Gallery, Newstead. In this gallery, your eyes will be greeted by a colourful array of Australian art, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and your ears will hear an acoustic created by rustic wooden floorboards and a corrugated iron ceiling. Come and relish the mesmerising and diverse performances. Let your ears and eyes feast when some of Australia’s most exciting musicians perform small ensemble repertoire from Mozart to Saariaho in this trendy, inspired and intimate setting. INFO BRISBANE THU 11 – SUN 14 JUL Y FIREWORKS GALLERY SINGLE TICKETS FROM $20 SEASON TICKETS FROM $50 Concession prices available. BOOK NOW 07 3666 0650 QMF.ORG.AU FEATURING KRISTIAN WINTHER VIOLIN / DANIEL DE BORAH PIANO / SYZYGY ENSEMBLE / ASHLEY WILLIAM SMITH CLARINET / TANYA COOLING SOPRANO / BRENDAN JOYCE VIOLIN / BRIELEY CUTTING PIANO / PATRICK MURPHY CELLO / SPECIAL APPEARANCE FROM SERBIA 55 QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVALâ€™S COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS ARE THE HEART AND SOUL OF OUR VISION TO TRANSFORM LIVES THROUGH UNFORGETTABLE MUSICAL EXPERIENCES. Public events, such as Heart of an Open Country (Tambo), Boomtown (Gladstone) and the Yarrabah Band Festival are the culmination of many months of work with community members, who collaborate with QMF artists to build skills and create productions that reflect their unique identities, hopes and aspirations. Music can be an effective vehicle for effecting positive change in individual lives and whole communities. These projects provide opportunities for skills development, strengthening social networks and telling stories that help to shape our identity and understand each other. Music helps us to celebrate who we are, as well as providing a safe ground for exploring stories that are difficult to tell. Queensland is home to many diverse communities, and QMF seeks to engage with people from a wide range of geographic places and cultural backgrounds. We are extremely proud to have contributed to building community resilience in places affected by floods and cyclones, as well as helping to address gaps in regional and remote education, through providing music education and participation opportunities in partnership with schools and communities across the state. Cape York Instrumental Project is a great example of a program that aims to address educational disadvantage, providing Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy students in the remote communities of Aurukun, Hope Vale and Coen with a stage band program that is equivalent to those offered in metropolitan schools. In addition to providing professional development for teachers in remote communities, students received intensive training with one of Australiaâ€™s best instrumental teachers. More than 700 community members turned out to support the Aurukun group for their first ever end of year concert in December 2012, and in 2013 students from all three campuses have the opportunity to attend band camp for the first time, before performing as part of the Yarrabah Band Festival. This Festival our choral work with Torres Strait Island communities culminates in a performance for The Eighth International Congress of Voice Teachers (please see page 53), adding to national awards and extensive media coverage for Ailan Kores in recent years. 56 Formal evaluation over 2009 â€“ 2012 has consistently demonstrated the value of our programs in delivering benefits. Improved education outcomes for students experiencing disadvantage in regional and remote areas, including greater completion rates and increased likelihood to seek further education and training (Cape York Instrumental Project, Torres Strait Islands, Charleville, Tambo and Cooktown). Strengthening of social cohesion through increased awareness and appreciation of diverse communities, and building a strong sense of community identity and pride (Bowen, Gladstone, Tambo, Cooktown/Hope Vale). Stronger community networks that extend beyond arts and culture networks, with greater participation across all areas of community life (Song Trails communities 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, Charleville, Cooktown). Increased regional profiles that contribute to greater opportunities in tourism and trade (Whitsundays, Torres Strait Islands). Children rehearsing for the pivotal flood scene in The Road Weâ€™re On (Charleville, 2009) In other community projects including Boomtown (Gladstone) and Heart of an Open Country (Tambo), participants of all ages have been training with leading musicians and theatre directors as they prepare to present their stories as part of QMF 2013. Yarrabah will present the inaugural Yarrabah Band Festival, where up and coming Indigenous musicians will play alongside talent including Thelma Plum, Darren Percival (The Voice) and James Morrison. Queensland communities face a whole spectrum of issues including geographic isolation, socioeconomic stress, racial tensions and lack of access to education opportunities. QMF projects help to address disadvantages in its many forms, and we are grateful to our diverse partners who are committed to helping build community programs over the long term. These include Arts Queensland, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, John Villiers Trust, Perpetual Foundation, Australia Council for the Arts, Regional Arts Fund, Festivals Australia, Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy, Link-Up Queensland, Gindaja Healing and Treatment Indigenous Corporation, Creative Recovery and the Regional Arts Development Fund. A number of generous individuals have contributed to our community programs through donations to the Transformations Fund, with special thanks to Damian Bender whose donation provided instruments for the Yarrabah Band Program, the Golding Family, the Waterson Family and the Lloyd Family for their support of the Gladstone community project and QMF Board Chair, Kate Farrar. We are deeply grateful to each of our partners for their assistance and support. We invite you to experience some of the amazing community outcomes through festival events this July. If you are interested in supporting our community projects through the Transformations Fund, or would like to find out more about any of our initiatives, please contact Simon Buchanan on firstname.lastname@example.org. 57 SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS PRINCIPAL PARTNERS Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government. Brisbane City Council proudly supports Queensland Music Festival. The Queensland Music Festival is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERS 58 PLATINUM PARTNERS MAJOR PARTNERS 59 GOLD PARTNERS Funded by The E Robert Hayles & Alison L Hayles Charitable Trust, managed by Perpetual SILVER PARTNERS 60 BRONZE PARTNERS Established 1912 DONORS WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE GOLDING FAMILY, THE WATERSON FAMILY AND THE LLOYD FAMILY, KATE FARRAR AND DAMIAN BENDER FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATIONS TO THE QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL THROUGH THE TRANSFORMATIONS FUND. QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL TEAM PATRON HER EXCELLENCY MS PENELOPE WENSLEY AC GOVERNOR OF QUEENSLAND BOARD OF DIRECTORS KATE FARRAR CHAIR DARREN BUSINE DEPUTY CHAIR JOHN EVENHUIS / GREG HALLAM / SIMON LOCKYER / LEIGH CLEAVE / SEAN RYAN / ATHOL YOUNG / PROF. 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