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Performance 2018 SEASON


Welcome to the 2018 Season. This year we showcase our remarkable students, faculty, alumni and visiting artists with a stellar line up comprising hundreds of events. A highlight of the year will be the world premiere of Dry River Run, composed by Paul Dean with libretto by Rodney Hall. Exploring Australia at the time of Federation, this newly commissioned work showcases students and alumni led by an award-winning creative team. The performing arts area will perform Little Women and Company at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of their winter season, along with a wide array of other classic productions at Burke Street Studios Woolloongabba, in Sydney and in Melbourne. The jazz and music technology departments present

a series of free events at the Conservatorium and further afield. Our talented faculty and Ensembles in Residence feature strongly across the year. Ensemble Q present their second season, featuring international violinist Jack Liebeck. Other guests this year include Grammy award-winning horn player Andrew Pelletier and guitarists Ken Murray and Jonathan Paget. The orchestral season will feature leading conductors and show-stopping works. Programs include Stravinsky's Petrushka, Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and New World Symphony by Dvorˇåk. Conductors joining us this year include Fabian Russell, Alondra de la Parra and resident maestro Peter Morris.

The year ends on a high note with Mahler's epic Eighth Symphony, Symphony of a Thousand in the QPAC Concert Hall with guest soloists and massed choirs, all under the baton of maestro Johannes Fritzsch. We look forward to welcoming you throughout the 2018 Season.

Professor Scott Harrison Director, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

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DRY RIVER RUN World premiere Opera

Music by

Paul Dean Libretto by

Rodney Hall


Opera

Dry River Run Director: Rodney Hall Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury Designer: Peter Mumford

Against the stark background of Federation-era Australia, on the remote cattle station of Dry River Run, unfurls the epic drama of the Callaway family. Paul Dean and Rodney Hall's new opera presents a world immortalised by Barbara Baynton and Henry Lawson, while evoking the raw beauty of the surrounding landscape. As the nation struggles to come to terms with its new identity, so too do the Callaways as they struggle to face their darkest secrets.

DATES Sat 1 Sep, 7.30 pm Tue 4 Sep, 6.30 pm Fri 7 Sep, 7.30 pm Sun 9 Sep, 3.00 pm Conservatorium Theatre TICKETS Adults $40 Concession $33 Students/Groups $15 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au or qtix 136 246

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Orchestra

Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra

Symphonie Fantastique Conductor: Gordon Hamilton Soloists: Ruby Luck and Tokiwa Onoda

Under the baton of Peter Luff, the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra performs one of the most impressive orchestral works ever composed, Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz. The program also showcases students Ruby Luck and Tokiwa Onoda performing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos.

DATES Fri 27 Apr, 7.30 pm Conservatorium Theatre TICKETS Adults $33 Concession $21.50 Students/Groups $11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au or qtix 136 246

BRAHMS Tragic Overture MOZART  Concerto for Two Pianos Symphonie fantastique BERLIOZ 

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Orchestra

Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra

Petrushka Conductor: Fabian Russell

Under the baton of guest conductor Fabian Russell, the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra presents an exciting program including Ravel’s choreographic poem for orchestra La Valse, Debussy’s evocative Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun inspired by the Stéphane Mallarmé poem and Stravinsky’s iconic 1911 ballet Petrushka, which tells the story of love and jealousy.

DATES Fri 25 May, 7.30 pm Conservatorium Theatre TICKETS Adults $33 Concession $21.50 Students/Groups $11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au or qtix 136 246

DEBUSSY  Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun RAVEL La Valse STRAVINSKY Petrushka

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Orchestra

Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra

Conservatorium Concertos The Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra presents two diverse programs featuring solo performances by some of the Conservatorium’s finest instrumentalists. Under the baton of Peter Luff hear favourite concerto works by Copland and Shostakovich showcasing soloists Jarrad Linke and Raechel Suh. Under the baton of Peter Morris hear works by Vine featuring soloist Crystal Smith and Rodrigo’s Concierto Andaluz with guitarists Duncan Gardiner, Alejandro Duque Cuartas, Dominic Ward and Rowan Russell.

COPLAND AND SHOSTAKOVICH DATES Fri 20 Jul, 7.30 pm Conservatorium Theatre Conductor: Peter Luff Soloists: Jarrad Linke (clarinet), Raechel Suh (cello) COPLAND Clarinet Concerto SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto VINE AND RODRIGO DATES Fri 3 Aug 7.30 pm Conservatorium Theatre Conductor: Peter Morris Soloists: Crystal Smith (piano), Duncan Gardiner, Alejandro Duque Cuartas, Dominic Ward and Rowan Russell (guitar) VINE Piano Concerto No.1 RODRIGO Concierto Andaluz for 4 Guitars TICKETS Adults $33 Concession $21.50 Students/Groups $11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au or qtix 136 246 11


Orchestra

Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra

New World Symphony Conductor: Alondra de la Parra

The Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to welcome Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Alondra de la Parra. The orchestra will perform an exciting program of works selected by the conductor, including Dvorˇák's nostalgic Symphony No.9, From the New World and Strauss' tone poem Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, which chronicles the misadventures and pranks of the German peasant folk hero Till Eulenspiegel.

DATES Fri 28 Sep, 7.30 pm Conservatorium Theatre TICKETS Adults $33 Concession $21.50 Students/Groups $11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au or qtix 136 246

Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks DVORˇ ÁK Symphony No.9 From the New World R. STRAUSS

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Orchestra

Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra

Mahler 8 Conductor: Johannes Fritzsch

Continuing its long-standing relationship with guest conductor Maestro Johannes Fritzsch, the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra will perform Gustav Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, known as the Symphony of a Thousand. Featuring an all-star list of vocal soloists, complemented by a massive Orchestra and a 500-piece choir combining the forces of community and Conservatorium ensembles. This concert is one you don't want to miss!

DATES Friday 23 Nov 7.30 pm Concert Hall, QPAC TICKETS Adult $50 Concession $35 Students/Groups $25 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au or qtix 136 246

Presented in partnership

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Book by

Music by

Lyrics by

ALLAN KNEE

JASON HOWLAND

MINDI DICKSTEIN

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.


Musical Theatre

3rd year students Director: Pip Mushin Musical Director: Dominic Woodhead Choreographer: Joseph Simons

DATES Friday 13 July, 7.00 pm Saturday 14 July, 1.30 pm & 7.00 pm Tuesday 17 July, 7.00 pm Wednesday 18 July, 7.00 pm Thursday 19 July, 7.00 pm Friday 20 July, 7.00 pm Brisbane Powerhouse

The Broadway musical, based on Louisa May Alcott's beloved 19th-century novel, vividly brings to life the March family of Concord, Massachusetts.

TICKETS Adult $40 Concession $33 Students/Groups $15 Book brisbanepowerhouse.org or 07 3358 8600

Little Women

In a time of war and sacrifice, Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth, guided by their mother Marmee, grow from girls into women through romance and courtship, illness, loss and love.

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Music and Lyrics by

STEPHEN SONDHEIM Book by

GEORGE FURTH Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.


Musical Theatre

Company 3rd year students Director: Jacqui Somerville Musical Director: Heidi Loveland Choreographer: Joseph Simons

On the night of his 35th birthday, Robert contemplates his unmarried status. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends — "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" — explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

DATES Saturday 28 July, 7.00 pm Tuesday 31 July, 7.00 pm Wednesday 1 August, 7.00 pm Thursday 2 August, 7.00 pm Friday 3 August, 7.00 pm Saturday 4 August, 1.30 pm & 7.00 pm Brisbane Powerhouse TICKETS Adult $40 Concession $33 Students/Groups $15 Book brisbanepowerhouse.org or 07 3358 8600

Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim's best known songs. The strength of the piece lies in its vivid yet real characters, meaning impressive technical aspects aren't necessary to convey the story. It can be told as effectively with a cavalcade of automated set pieces as it can with a chair or two. Every audience member will see reflections of themselves in at least one of the characters onstage. 19


Orchestra

Ensembles in Residence

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Clocked Out

Clocked Out duo return in 2018 for another year of music making. Having premiered more than one hundred Australian works and introduced many international composers to local audiences, faculty members Erik Griswold (composer/prepared piano) and Vanessa Tomlinson (percussion) continue to be one of Australia's most diverse and intriguing groups.


Australian Piano Duo

International award-winning pianists Vicky Yang and Maggie Chen combine to make the Australian Piano Duo. The duo dazzles with their virtuosic technique, performing a large range of repertoire including works by Australian composer and former faculty member Betty Beath.

Ensemble Q

Ensemble Q is the culmination of decades developing and refining chamber music practice in Australia, and brings together a collective of Australia's leading chamber exponents as creators, presenters and mentors. Directed by Paul Dean and Trish O’Brien, Ensemble Q is at the very heart of the future of music-making in Australia and combines performance excellence, the promotion and creation of new music and extant Australian works.

Trichotomy

More than a traditional jazz trio, Trichotomy featuring Sean Foran (piano), John Parker (drums) and Sam Vincent (acoustic bass) expands the capacities of this classic combination by skillfully blending dense, exciting improvisations and delicate atmospherics, conjuring up sounds of modern jazz, ambient music, avant-garde rock, free improvisation and contemporary classical music.

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Season Calendar


February

Musical Theatre Tue 27 Feb - Sat 3 Mar BSST $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Godspell

The Feast of Fools is beginning. As the participants gather, one heralds the entrance of a charismatic stranger who will bring them together, give them courage and change the world as they know it.

Godspell is the retelling of the Gospels and the Passion of Christ through games, topical stories and song. With music by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and book/concept by John-Michael Tebelak, Godspell is a joyous celebration of community and love. GODSPELL. Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak. Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Originally produced on the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury, Stuart Duncan and Joseph Beruh.

VENUES Foyer: Conservatorium Foyer IHRH: Ian Hanger Recital Hall BJOH: Basil Jones Orchestral Hall BSST: Burke Street Studio Theatre BR: Boardroom CT: Conservatorium Theatre 24

March


Jazz Thu 1 Mar 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Behind the Music Wed 7 Mar 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Onshore

The Behind the Music series offers rare insights into the processes involved in the preparation of creative works. Find out from the music makers what is happening behind the scenes – how does a performer interpret a work, how do they make decisions, how do they balance spontaneity with preparation? Over four sessions, leading musicians will share insights into their individual approaches to making music.

Jazz faculty come together for a showstopping season opener. Faculty Fri 2 Mar 7.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Brass on the Edge

A concert of recent works for French horn and trombone that explore the hidden potentials of the instruments. Presented by faculty members, Ysolt Clark and Benjamin Marks. Music Technology Mon 5 Mar 7.30 pm BJOH Free

New Instruments for Musical Expression

The Music Technology department is pleased to open its 2018 performance series with a concert of New Instruments for Musical Expression, featuring original works by Andrew Brown, John Ferguson, Leah Barclay and Nicole Carroll.

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Faculty Wed 7 Mar 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Endeavour Trio I

The Endeavour Trio featuring Paul Dean (clarinet), Trish O'Brien (cello) and Stephen Emmerson (piano) present their first program for the year exploring two arrangements by Stephen Emmerson for the ensemble and a new work by Peter Rankine. Lunchtime Thu 8 Mar 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Noisy Women

Celebrate International Women's Day with a concert featuring music written and performed by women.

Alumni Fri 9 Mar 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Intended Inventions

Award-winning pianist Alex Raineri presents a recital of works both old and new. This concert features a collection of world premieres of newly commissioned Australian works by James Ledger, Chris Dench, Samantha Wolf, Corrina Bonshek and Samuel Smith, which are presented alongside transcriptions of Baroque gems. Visiting Artist Tue 13 Mar 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Andrew Pelletier in Performance

Grammy award-winning horn player Andrew Pelletier in a performance of Australian premieres and classic works, alongside faculty and students from Queensland Conservatorium. New Music Wed 14 Mar 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Early Warning System

A unique opportunity to hear the Australian premiere of Norwegian composer Ketil Hvoslef's epic Sextet, the iconic American composer Lou Harrison's First Concerto, Brisbane composer Thomas Green's new work for flute and marimba and Ingolf Dahl's Duettino Concertante for flute and percussion. 25


Alumni Fri 16 Mar 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Piano Wed 21 Mar 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Visiting Artist Tue 27 Mar 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Helen Svoboda presents Sprout

Daniel de Borah in recital

Ken Murray in Concert

Helen Svoboda (double bass) presents Sprout. Joined by Sophie Min (piano) and Simon Svoboda (cello), the trio was formed to explore a new direction of composition, influenced largely by minimalist music infused with moments of structured improvisation. In this concert, they are excited to present their debut album entitled Hectic Moon, which is comprised entirely of original material, with an array of strange track titles. Lunchtime Wed 21 Mar 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Fresh Air II

The second instalment of Fresh Air will present new Australian works and premieres by student wind ensembles.

Leading Australian pianist and faculty member Daniel de Borah presents a solo recital of works by Bach, Chopin and Prokofiev. Lunchtime Thu 22 Mar 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Vocal Department

Students of the classical voice department will perform art songs and arias from well-loved composers. Research Thu 22 Mar 7.30 pm Bd Rm $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Aquatic Ecology: World Water Day 2018

Celebrate World Water Day with immersive compositions exploring the soundscapes of aquatic ecosystems ranging from the sonic complexity of the Great Barrier Reef to melting glaciers in Antarctica. Music Technology Mon 26 Mar 7.30 pm BJOH Free

Interactive Music

First year music technology students present initial experiments with interactive technologies. 26

Outstanding Australian Guitarist and Composer Ken Murray in concert performing original solo works and Brazilian guitar favourites. Lunchtime Wed 28 Mar 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Baroque Band

Baroque Band brings together faculty and guest artists to perform Baroque music, informing and inspiring audiences about Baroque music and interpretation. Jazz Wed 28 Mar 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Andrew Butt Trio + Blueberry Ash

Andrew Butt Trio will perform works from their recent release, Blueberry Ash. The Queensland Music Award nominated album is comprised of themes inspired by Brisbane and its surrounds, featuring prominent members of Queensland’s jazz community.


April

Lunchtime Wed 18 Apr 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Brass Department

A lunchtime concert presented by the students of the brass department. Faculty Wed 18 Apr 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Wild Silk Strings Project

Celebrate the Brisbane album launch of the Wild Silk Strings Project featuring nine jazz and classical musicians playing originals by Louise Denson and Ingrid James, alongside new arrangements of iconic pieces. Lunchtime Thu 19 Apr 1.05 pm IHRH Free

String Department

A lunchtime concert presented by the students of the string department. Ensemble in Residence Fri 20 Apr 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Clocked Out: the essential gesture is the breath

Clocked Out are joined by saxophonist, flautist and electronic musician Jim Denley, to explore extended techniques and site inspired improvisation.

Faculty Fri 20 Apr 7.30 pm BJOH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Piano Trios by Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn

Peter Roennfeldt, Margaret Connolly and Daniel Curro perform piano trios by Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn performed on the historic Streicher fortepiano — all created in the 1840s. Ensemble in Residence Sat 21 Apr 7.30pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

In the Name of Love Let the Australian Piano Duo, Dr. Vicky Yang and Maggie Chen, take you on a poetic journey in the name of Love. Experience the tales of Romeo and Juliet and Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story to celebrate 100 Years of Bernstein. Prize Mon 23 Apr 7.30 pm IHRH Free

The John & Sue Thompson Vocal Accompaniment Scholarship

Made possible through the generosity of Mr Sidney Cliffe, this scholarship aims to allow developing singers and pianists to work together in developing a love of the art of collaboration. 27


Music Technology Mon 23 Apr 7.30 pm BJOH Free

Electronic Instruments

A showcase of new works featuring the sonic joyfulness of new and bleeding-edge technologies — come wonder at the unique creations! Behind the Music Thu 26 Apr 1.05 pm IHRH Free

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The Behind the Music series offers rare insights into the processes involved in the preparation of creative works. Find out from the music makers what is happening behind the scenes — how does a performer interpret a work, how do they make decisions, how do they balance spontaneity with preparation? Over four sessions, leading musicians will share insights into their individual approaches to making music. The Lounge Thu 26 Apr 6.00 pm Foyer Free

The Lounge: Student Band Night

An evening of music by student-led bands from the jazz department.

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Musical Theatre Thu 26 – Sat 28 Apr 7.30 pm BSST $15/$8 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Ensemble in Residence Sat 28 Apr 7.30 pm CT $45/$30/$25 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

3rd Year Musicale

Ensemble Q: Concert 1

Come and join us for an evening of song from the talented third year musical theatre students. Faculty Fri 27 Apr 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Lyrebird Trio: Songs from Home The program will feature Haydn's Piano Trio in G Major, Sculthorpe's Night Song, Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No.2 and Grainger's My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone. Orchestra Fri 27 Apr 7.30 pm CT $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra: Symphonie Fantastique

Under the baton of Peter Luff, the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra performs one of the most impressive orchestral works ever composed, Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz. The program also showcases students Ruby Luck and Tokiwa Onoda performing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos.

Ensemble Q's first program for 2018 is an exhilarating cross section of old and new chamber music featuring Dale Barltrop, leader of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Australian String Quartet. The concert will feature Ravel's incredible Mother Goose Suite, a new Concerto for Cello and Wind Quintet by Paul Dean, Galounov's rarely heard Reverie Orientale and the great D minor Piano Trio of Mendelssohn. Music Technology Mon 30 Apr 7.30 pm BJOH Free

Orrery Arcana

An audio-visual concert featuring collaborative works undertaken at QCGU by QCRC Adjunct Research Fellow Nicole Carroll. Works include Orrery Arcana, Under the Moon, Over the Moon and Nhoj Elocin.


May

Lunchtime Wed 2 May 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Student Composition Recital Premiere of works recently created by our composition students. Lunchtime Thu 3 May 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Keyboard Department

Lunchtime concert showcasing the talents of the piano department. The Lounge Thu 3 May 6.00 pm Foyer Free

The Lounge: Student Band Night

An evening of music by student-led bands from the jazz department. Ensemble in Residence Fri 4 May 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Trichotomy Immersed

Trichotomy continue as ensemble in residence at the Conservatorium, producing a concert featuring reactive live visuals. The acoustic sounds of piano, bass and drums are manipulated live by the performers resulting in an immersive audio and visual experience. New music, improvised and emotive.

Wind Orchestra Fri 4 May 7.30 pm CT $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Conservatorium Wind Orchestra: Filmharmonic

Join the Conservatorium Wind Orchestra as they present some original and rarely-heard works written by Hollywood film composers intended for the concert hall rather than the silver screen. These concert works will be complemented by a few favourite film scores to round out the evening. Be sure to save this date in your calendars — May the 4th (be with you!). Lunchtime Wed 9 May 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Wind Department

Delight in the skills and talents of QCGU's vibrant and brilliant young wind students. Faculty Wed 9 May 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Voice of the Whale

Faculty members Meta Weiss, Daniel de Borah and Virginia Taylor will perform Voice of the Whale for electric flute, cello and piano by George Crumb and a trio by Russian composer, Nicolai Kapustin.

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Lunchtime Thu 10 May 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Prize Mon 14 May 6.30 pm IHRH Free

Lunchtime Thu 17 May 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Conservatorium Big Band

Ena Williams Award for Postgraduate Study Overseas

Brass Ensemble

The Conservatorium Big Band, under the direction of John Hoffman, will present an exciting concert of classic big band repertoire, composed and arranged by some of the greatest exponents of the genre. The Lounge Thu 10 May 6.00 pm Foyer Free

The Lounge: Student Band Night

An evening of music by student-led bands from the jazz department. Piano Fri 11 May 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Debussy — Beyond black and white

Stephen Emmerson and Bernard Lanskey present a duo recital on pianos and keyboards of music by French composer Claude Debussy in his anniversary year.

The Ena Williams Award for Postgraduate Study Overseas was established by Glenda Page, a keen lover of music, in memory of her mother, Ena Williams. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funds for a female classical violin or piano student from Queensland Conservatorium showing outstanding promise, to further their music performance studies overseas. Lunchtime Wed 16 May 1.05 pm IHRH Free

New Music Ensemble

The New Music Ensemble present new ideas in musical sound; improvisation, composition and sound installation. Student Wed 16 May 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Divertimenti String Ensemble Queensland Conservatorium's premier string orchestra Divertimenti, under the direction of Graeme Jennings, presents a concert of diverse repertoire.

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Hear classic works from the brass repertoire performed by the Conservatorium Brass Ensemble. Opera Thu 17 – Fri 18 May 7.30 pm CT $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Val Machin Opera Scenes: Masquerade

A masquerade held on a midsummer night based around scenes from operas including The Fairy Queen by Purcell, La rondine by Puccini and Cendrillon by Massenet. Visiting Artist Thu 17 May 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Guitaromanie

In this delightful program, Australian guitarist Jonathan Paget seduces us with the delicate colours of the early romantic guitar in a program exploring some of the hidden gems of the repertoire—from Diabelli, to Mertz, and Coste (among others). He is joined by faculty member Karin Schaupp in a selection of dynamic period arrangements for two guitars. Jonathan and Karin perform on replica instruments constructed by luthier Simon Rovis-Hermann.


Student Fri 18 May 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Music Technology Mon 21 May 7.30 pm BJOH Free

BaDaBoom Percussion in Concert

First year music technology students present a concert of live electronic music.

BaDaBoom present new sonic adventures in percussion. Musical Theatre Sat 19 – Sat 26 May 7.30 pm BSST $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Carousel

In an amusement park on the coast of Maine, mill-worker Julie Jordan is spellbound by the charismatic carousel barker, Billy Bigelow. Julie is not Billy's usual type. She fascinates him. Carousel is the story of people who don't quite fit society's constraints. It is a story of love and marriage. A story of human failings and the legacies we leave our children. It is a story of the yearning for redemption. Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL. Music by Richard Rodgers. Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on Ferenc Molnar's play "Liliom" as adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer. Original dances by Agnes de Mille. “Carousel” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of R&H Theatricals; www.rnh.com

Interactive Music

Lunchtime Wed 23 May 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Raised Voices & In-Voices

The Conservatorium’s premier jazz vocal ensembles Raised Voices and In-Voices present a double bill of unique compositions and arrangements for the genre. Faculty Wed 23 May 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Faculty Chamber Music

String faculty and guests present a concert featuring some of the greatest works from the chamber music genre. Lunchtime Thu 24 May 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Guitar Department Concert

Students from the guitar department present guitar music from around the world.

Jazz Fri 25 May 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

The Con Artists plus guests

The Con Artists showcase Brisbane’s emerging jazz talent in this 18-piece big band, formed by the illustrious John Hoffman and currently under the direction of Steve Newcomb. For this concert The Con Artists will be joined by guest composer and conductor Mace Francis. Orchestra Fri 25 May 7.30 pm CT $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra performs Petrushka

Under the baton of guest conductor Fabian Russell, the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra presents an exciting program including Ravel’s choreographic poem for orchestra La Valse, Debussy’s evocative Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun inspired by the Stéphane Mallarmé poem and Stravinsky’s iconic 1911 ballet Petrushka, which tells the story of the love and jealousy.

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Ensemble in Residence Sun 27 May 3.00 pm CT $45/$30/$25 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Music Technology Wed 30 May 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Ensemble Q: Concert 2

We live in a culture dominated by media technologies. What does performance mean to audiences today? What is it to be live in a virtual world?

The second concert from Ensemble Q takes the audience on a voyage through some of the most inspiring and moving chamber music ever written. Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Haveron leads Ensemble Q with a stellar line-up of guest artists to perform Stravinsky's A Soldier's Tale. Finishing out this extraordinary concert is Brahms much-loved Clarinet Quintet in B minor. Music Technology Mon 28 May 7.30 pm BJOH Free

Electronic Instruments

A concert of new music for new digital and electronic instruments. Come hear the emerging music of tomorrow — here today.

Liveness in a Virtual World

Lunchtime Thu 31 May 1.05 pm Foyer Free

ReCONciliation Week concert This concert celebrates and honours National Reconciliation Week commemorating significant milestones and contributing to reconciliation and positive change through the medium of musical composition and musical performance. Student Thu 31 May 6.00 pm IHRH & Foyer $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Chamber Music Showcase

Lunchtime Wed 30 May 1.05 pm Foyer Free

A concert featuring the students of the Conservatorium chamber music program.

Gamelan: Sounds of Java

Musical Theatre Thu 31 May – Sat 2 Jun 7.30 pm BSST $15/$8 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Experience a full Javanese Gamelan orchestra played by Conservatorium students performing traditional pieces from the beautiful repertoire of the royal courts of Java.

3rd Yr Musicale

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June


Student Fri 1 Jun 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Queensland Conservatorium Singers The Queensland Conservatorium Singers, under the direction of Robert Stewart, perform Haydn's Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass).

Ensemble in Residence Sat 24 Jun 3.00 pm CT $45/$30/$25 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Ensemble Q: Concert 3

The inspiration of youth is the underlying motif of Ensemble Q's third concert. The program features Janácˇek's Mládí for wind quintet and bass clarinet, emerging Australia composer William Jeffrey's first string quartet and Schumann's Kinderszenen alongside Mahler's first symphony featuring international guest violinist Jack Liebeck.

July

Lunchtime Wed 11 Jul 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Qhorns: Pavlovas and Palava

Come list to Qhorns play an exciting array of repertoire, under the direction of Peter Luff and Ysolt Clark. Piano Wed 11 Jul 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Silver-Garburg Duo

Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, much-loved duo Silver-Garburg return to Brisbane for this intimate recital performance. Lunchtime Thu 12 Jul 1.05 pm IHRH Free

ConKlezmer Orchestra: Greatest Hits

The ConKlezmer Orchestra led by the quintessential cross-genre composer and pianist Yitzhak Yedid are a spectacle of Brisbane’s finest players. ConKlezmer Orchestra creatively re-work the traditional folk songs from Eastern Europe, with the jazz agenda of improvisation.

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The Lounge Thu 12 Jul 6.00 pm Foyer Free

The Lounge: Meg Burstow Presents

Meg Burstow presents her jazz-inflected original music, which varies in style from laidback hiphop to upbeat funk to smooth Latin-inspired tunes. Music Technology Thu 12 Jul 7.30 pm IMERSD Live Room Free

Sonic Tectonics

Multi-channel compositions from third year music technology students undertaking a course called Sonic Tectonics. These 14-channel sonic art works utilise a specially designed array of 18 speakers. Alumni Fri 13 Jul 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Frank Millward + Sean Foran

Bold new music featuring the intersection of acoustic piano/keyboards and live electronics via the use of Ableton Live + Max, gestural controllers and specific analogue effect processors. Sonic and visual art collide creating unexpected sounds and images.

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Musical Theatre Fri 13 – Fri 20 Jul Brisbane Powerhouse $40 / $33 / $15 Book brisbanepowerhouse.org

Little Women

The Broadway musical, based on Louisa May Alcott's beloved 19th-century novel, vividly brings to life the March family of Concord, Massachusetts. In a time of war and sacrifice, Jo, Meg and Amy guided by their mother Marmee, grow from girls into women through romance and courtship, illness, loss and love. LITTLE WOMEN. The Broadway Musical. Book by Allan Knee. Music by Jason Howland. Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia. Music Technology Mon 16 Jul 7.30 pm BJOH Free

Sound and Space

A unique concert of original works using a large surround-sound speaker system.

Behind the Music Wed 18 Jul 1.05 pm IHRH Free

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The Behind the Music series offers rare insights into the processes involved in the preparation of creative works. Find out from the music makers what is happening behind the scenes — how does a performer interpret a work, how do they make decisions, how do they balance spontaneity with preparation? Over four sessions, leading musicians will share insights into their individual approaches to making music. Faculty Thu 19 Jul 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Doors to the Fantastic

A concert of chamber wind groups and solo performances exploring pieces of fantasy. The Lounge Thu 19 Jul 6.00 pm Foyer Free

The Lounge: Night by Night

Night by Night is a ten-piece band of Brisbane heavyweight musicians bonded by a mutual appreciation of seminal jazz-rock fusion band, Steely Dan. Join them to hear all your favourite Steely Dan hits.


Alumni Fri 20 Jul 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Faculty Wed 25 Jul 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Ripples

Brass Faculty Chamber concert

A concert featuring works by our composition alumni. Orchestra Fri 20 Jul 7.30 pm CT $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Conservatorium Concertos: Copland and Shostakovich

Under the baton of Peter Luff hear favourite concerto works by Copland and Shostakovich, showcasing soloists Jarrad Linke and Raechel Suh. Lunchtime Wed 25 Jul 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Double Bass Class

A concert presented by double bass students from Queensland Conservatorium.

The brass faculty of Queensland Conservatorium present a concert of diverse repetoire. Lunchtime Thu 26 Jul 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Vocal Department

Students and faculty of the classical voice department will perform a concert program of art song and popular operatic arias. Faculty Fri 27 Jul 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Mélodies Enchantées

Musical Theatre Sat 28 Jul - Sat 4 Aug Brisbane Powerhouse $40/$33/$15 Book brisbanepowerhouse.org

Company

On the night of his 35th birthday, bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. COMPANY. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by George Furth. Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince. Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

A recital of French mélodie by Fauré, Debussy, Poulenc and Ravel performed by vocal faculty Shelli Hulcombe and pianist Anna Grinberg.

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August

Ensemble in Residence Wed 1 Aug 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Trichotomy

Trichotomy continue as ensemble in residence at the Conservatorium, producing a concert featuring reactive live visuals. The acoustic sounds of piano, bass and drums are manipulated live by the performers resulting in an immersive audio and visual experience. New music, improvised and emotive.

Conservatorium Concertos: Vine and Rodrigo

The Lounge Thu 2 Aug 6.00 pm Foyer Free

Music Technology Mon 6 Aug 7.30 pm BJOH Free

The Lounge: Kayleigh Pincott Quintet

Having released their acclaimed debut album Solace in 2017, the Kayleigh Pincott Quintet will present a set of original music. Faculty Fri 3 Aug 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

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Diana Tolmie presents newly commissioned Australian saxophone and piano works crossing the genres of jazz, classical, and gypsy.

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Orchestra Fri 3 Aug, 7.30 pm CT $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Under the baton of Peter Morris hear works by Vine featuring soloist Crystal Smith and Rodrigo’s Concierto Andaluz with guitarists Duncan Gardiner, Alejandro Duque Cuartas, Dominic Ward and Rowan Russell.

Music Technology LIVE Capstone

Third year students present a concert of new and original works with a variety of electronic and digital technology. Visiting Artist Tu 7 Aug 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

ANAM featuring Dudu Carmel Dudu Carmel, solo oboist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, is a wild, mercurial personality, famed for his dazzling brilliance and musical daring. With the exception of the Mozart Divertimento, the works which he has selected are re-workings by their composers


to feature the oboe as soloist, with Berio’s characteristically theatrical Chemins IV (his gloss on his dizzying oboe Sequenza) teeming with particularly outrageous invention and vertiginous virtuosity. Program includes Mozart Oboe Quintet, Jolivet Serenade for wind quintet, Berio Chemins IV for oboe and strings and Mozart Divertimento No.11 in D Major. Lunchtime Wed 8 Aug 1.05 pm IHRH Free

String Department

Lunchtime concert showcasing the talented students of the string department. The Lounge Thu 9 Aug 6.00 pm Foyer Free

The Lounge: Nomika

The nu-soul/jazz-funk band Nomika, formerly known as His Merry Men, was originally formed nine years ago at the Conservatorium; musically bold and original with a dynamic onstage presence. Faculty / Student Fri 10 Aug 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Marimba Duo with Nozomi and Joyce

Wind Orchestra Fri 10 Aug 7.30 pm CT $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Conservatorium Wind Orchestra: New Morning for the World

The Conservatorium Wind Orchestra presents a concert inspired by themes of social justice, freedom and equality. The repertoire will be anchored by Joseph Schwantner's gripping New Morning for the World: Daybreak of Freedom, complete with narration based on timeless speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Fri 10 Aug 7.30pm BJOH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

The Good Shepherd

A stellar line up featuring Margaret Schindler, Virginia Taylor, Eve Newsome, Paul Dean, David Mitchell, Peter Luff and Kevin Power present Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne, Dukas' Sorcerer's Apprentice, Frank Martin's Trois Chants de Noel and Francaix's L'Heure du Berger.

Music Technology Mon 13 Aug 7.30 pm BJOH Free

Real-Time Systems

First year students present a concert with bespoke software instruments using open-source visual programming language Pure data (Pd). Piano Fri 17 Aug 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Natasha Vlassenko in Recital Natasha Vlassenko presents a piano recital celebrating the 90th Birthday of her late father Lev Vlassenko, performing works by Brahms, Beethoven and Chopin. Visiting Artist Sat 18 Aug 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Latin Guitar Extravaganza

A celebration of the guitar featuring Brazilian guitar sensation Chrystian Dozza, faculty member Karin Schaupp, the Riverside Guitar Ensemble and students from the jazz and classical guitar departments.

Teacher and student, Nozomi Omote and Joyce To join to present a mallet duo concert featuring works from local composers.

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Prize Mon 20 Aug 6.30 pm IHRH Free

The Ronald Clifford Davis Violin Prize

Awarded to a Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University male violin student presently undertaking violin studies at the Conservatorium, or a male violin student who has graduated from the Conservatorium. Sponsored by the Estate of Ronald Clifford Davis. Special Event Tue 21 Aug IHRH Free

Professorial Lecture

The annual QCRC Professorial Lecture features one of our leading researchers speaking about their chosen field. Each year, these lectures highlight the diversity and scope of research being conducted at QCRC and celebrate the achievements of our Professorial members. Lunchtime Wed 22 Aug 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Faculty Chamber Music

String faculty and guests present some of the greatest works from the chamber music genre.

Visting Artist Wed 22 Aug 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Ensemble in Residence Fri 24 Aug 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Polychronies: From Toulon to Brisbane

Clocked Out: Delicious Ironies

Lunchtime Thu 23 Aug 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Lunchtime Wed 29 Aug 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Baroque Band

Keyboard Department

Polychronies is a French percussion ensemble on their first tour to Australia. The ensemble focuses on contemporary repertoire of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Baroque Band brings together faculty and guest artists to perform baroque music, informing and inspiring audiences about baroque music and interpretation. The Lounge Thu 23 Aug 6.00 pm Foyer Free

The Lounge: Kelsey Giarola Quintet

Alumnus Kelsey Giarola performs a selection of originals and jazz favourites alongside outstanding jazz musicians.

Clocked Out reunites with Perth-based saxophonist and pioneer of interactive electronics and realtime graphic-based musical scores, Lindsay Vickery.

Lunchtime concert showcasing the talents of the piano department. Faculty Wed 29 Aug 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Meta Weiss & Daniel de Borah The seamless sounds of American cellist Meta Weiss and the grace of pianist Daniel de Borah combine in this performance of Brahms Sonata in D Major and Franck Sonata in A Major. Lunchtime Thu 30 Aug 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Since my Soul Loved

The Australian premiere of Since my Soul Loved, a four movement composition for violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano. Performed by Yitzhak Yedid and the Yedid Ensemble. 38


The Lounge Thu 30 Aug 6.00 pm Foyer Free

The Lounge: Student Band Night

An evening of music by student-led bands from the jazz department. Alumni Fri 31 Aug 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Kupka's Piano

Brisbane-based new music ensemble Kupka's Piano aims to entice audiences into hearing new sounds, new musical ideas, and new structures while focusing on the latest music from around Australia. The ensemble of QCGU alumni is proud to return to the Conservatorium to present a concert of new and recent works by Australian composers, soon to be recorded by ABC Classic FM. World Premieres by Australian composers Holly Harrison, Samuel Smith, Lisa Illean and Jakob Bragg and recent works by Hannah ReardonSmith, Liam Flenady, and Samantha Wolf will explore the sound worlds of the mixed chamber ensemble.

September

Opera Sat 1 - Sun 9 Sep CT $40/$33/$25 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Dry River Run

Against the stark background of Federationera Australia, on the remote cattle station of Dry River Run, unfurls the epic drama of the Callaway family. Paul Dean and Rodney Hall's new opera presents a world immortalised by Barbara Baynton and Henry Lawson, while evoking the raw beauty of the surrounding landscape. As the nation struggles to come to terms with its new identity, so too do the Callaways as they struggle to face their darkest secrets. This production contains strong adult themes and is recommended for mature audiences. Student Wed 5 Sep 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Australian Made

New Australian works for saxophone orchestra performed by the Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra. Prize Wed 5 Sep 7.30 pm IHRH Free

4MBS Chamber Music Prize

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Musical Theatre Wed 5 Sep – Sat 8 Sep 7.30 pm BSST $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Piano Fri 7 Sep 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Student Thu 13 Sep 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Class of 2018 Musical Theatre Showcase

Roy Howat in Recital

Leading international expert on the music of Debussy, Roy Howat will perform the first book of Debussy's Preludes in the composer's anniversary year.

Queensland Conservatorium's premier string orchestra, under the direction of Graeme Jennings, presents a concert of diverse repertoire.

A delicious taste of some of the industry's most rich and moving repertoire in vignettes of song, dance and scenes, superbly crafted to create this talent-packed one hour show. This production contains adult themes and strong language. Lunchtime Thu 6 Sep 1.05 pm IHRH Free

String Department

Lunchtime concert showcasing the talented students of the string department. The Lounge Thu 6 Sep 6.00 pm Foyer Free

The Lounge: Student Band Night

An evening of music by student-led bands from the jazz department.

Music Technology Mon 10 Sep 7.30 pm BJOH Free

Multimedia Project

Second year music technology students explore the complex relationship between humans and their technologies in a variety of multimedia contexts. Lunchtime Wed 12 Sep 1.05 pm IHRH Free

String Department

Lunchtime concert showcasing the talented students of the string department. Faculty Wed 12 Sep 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Evocative Brahms

The colourful and reminiscent Brahms Horn Trio performed by members of the renowned Lyrebird Trio, Glenn Christensen and Angela Turner with hornist Ysolt Clark.

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Divertimenti String Ensemble

Student Thu 13 Sep 7.30 pm CT $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Side-by-Side with Philip Mayers

Students and faculty perform a side-by-side chamber music concert with Berlin-based pianist and chamber musician Philip Mayers, featuring Alban Berg's Kammerkonzert for Piano, Violin and 13 Wind instruments. The Lounge Fri 14 Sep 6.00 pm Foyer Free

The Lounge: Student Band Night

An evening of music by student-led bands from the jazz department.


Jazz Fri 14 Sep 7.30 pm CT $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Visiting Artist Tue 18 Sep 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Student Fri 21 Sep 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Jazz Department Showcase

ANAM featuring Wally Hase

Chamber Music Showcase

The very best of the jazz department will be on show in the Conservatorium Theatre, presenting a collage of acts featuring vocal and instrumental students.

International chamber musician and soloist Wally Hase, currently Professor of Flute at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar, joins ANAM musicians for a performance featuring Gubaidulina's Quartet for Four Flutes.

Music Technology Mon 17 Sep 7.30 pm BJOH Free

Lunchtime Wed 19 Sep 1.05pm IHRH Free

Real-Time Systems

Wind Department Showcase

First year students showcase live performance, computer programming, and digital signal processing with open-source visual language Pure data (Pd). Visiting Artist Mon 17 Sep 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Dale Barltrop and Daniel de Borah

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra concertmaster and leader of the Australian String Quartet, Dale Barltrop joins faculty pianist Daniel de Borah to perform sonatas by Beethoven and Prokofiev.

Be transformed by the ethereal sound of students from the Conservatorium wind department. Student Wed 19 Sep 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Chamber Music Showcase

A concert showcasing the students of the Conservatorium chamber music program. Lunchtime Thu 20 Sep 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Brass Ensemble

Classic works for Brass performed by the Conservatorium Brass Ensemble.

A concert showcasing the students of the Conservatorium chamber music program. Music Technology Mon 24 Sep 7.30 pm BJOH Free

Live Capstone

Third year music technology students present their final performances of original work, come support our graduating students! Lunchtime Wed 26 Sep 1.05 pm Foyer Free

Gamelan Music of Java

A performance by the Conservatorium Gamelan ensemble of traditional pieces for gamelan from the royal courts of Java. Jazz Wed 26 Sep 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Conservatorium Big Band

The Conservatorium Big Band, under the direction of John Hoffman, will present an exciting concert of classic big band repertoire, composed and arranged by some of the greatest exponents of the genre.

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Lunchtime Thu 27 Sep 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Keyboard Department

Lunchtime concert showcasing the talents of the piano department. Student Thu 27 Sep 6.00 pm BJOH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Queensland Conservatorium Singers The Conservatorium Singers, under the direction of Robert Stewart, perform Fauré Requiem. Piano Fri 28 Sep 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Oscar Wong in Recital

First prize winner of the 2017 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition Oscar Wong, presents an exciting program including works by Beethoven and Brahms.

Orchestra Fri 28 Sep 7.30 pm CT $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra: New World Symphony

The Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to welcome Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Alondra de la Parra. The orchestra will perform an exciting program of works selected by the conductor, including Dvorˇák's nostalgic Symphony No.9, From the New World and Strauss' tone poem Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, which chronicles the misadventures and pranks of the German peasant folk hero Till Eulenspiegel. Ensemble in Residence Sun 30 Sep 3.00 pm CT $45/$30/$25 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Ensemble Q: Concert 4

Virtuoso Australian violinist Kristian Winther join Ensemble Q for an extraordinary program of new and old masterpieces. The program includes Mozart's Piano Concerto No.24 in C Minor, Australian composer Andrew Batt-Rawdens amazing essays in the string quartet repertoire including the premiere performance of 29, finishing with Brahms' String Quartet No.2 in G Major. 42

October


Music Technology Mon 1 Oct – Fri 5 Oct All day Foyer Free

Sonic Tectonics

This sound installation features new multi-channel compositions from third year Music Technology students undertaking a course called Sonic Tectonics. These 14-channel sonic art works utilise a specially designed array of 18 speakers distributed around the QCGU foyer where the architectural features of the space form an integral part of the musical compositions. Behind the Music Wed 31 Oct 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Behind the Music 4

The Behind the Music series offers rare insights into the processes involved in the preparation of creative works. Find out from the music makers what is happening behind the scenes – how does a performer interpret a work, how do they make decisions, how do they balance spontaneity with preparation? Over four sessions, leading musicians will share insights into their individual approaches to making music.

November

Visiting Artist Thu 1 Nov 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Umberto Clerici and Daniel de Borah

A duo recital with Umberto Clerici, principal cellist of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and faculty member Daniel de Borah, performing works by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Ensemble in Residence Sun 4 Nov 3.00 pm CT $45/$30/$25 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Ensemble Q: Concert 5

One of the most entertaining works of recent years Gruber's Frankenstein, alongside Brahms Piano Quartet No.1 and a new work by composer Harry Sdraulig. This concert will feature Sydney Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Andrew Haveron and Brisbane opera favourite Jason Barry-Smith. Faculty Tue 6 Nov 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Horn Hounds

Faculty members Peter Luff and Ysolt Clark present Horn Hounds.

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Lunchtime Wed 7 Nov 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Alumni Thu 8 Nov 6.00 pm Foyer Free

Student Composition Recital II

Adriana 2

Premiere of works recently created by our composition students. Piano Wed 7 Nov 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

John O'Conor in Recital

Irish pianist John O’Conor has been gathering wonderful reviews for his masterly playing for over forty years. Having studied in his native Dublin, in Vienna with Dieter Weber and being tutored by the legendary Wilhelm Kempff, his unanimous 1st Prize at the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna in 1973 opened the door to a career that has brought him all around the world. The program will include works by Haydn, Field and Beethoven. String Department Thu 8 Nov 1.05 pm IHRH Free

String Department

Lunchtime concert showcasing the talented students of the string department.

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Following the successful performance of Latin American flair in Adriana, Barega Saxophone Quartet presents a new program of dance music for saxophone. Ensemble in Residence Fri 9 Nov 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Clocked Out: Brisbane Berlin Award-winning composer and founding member of Ensemble Modern, oboist Cathy Milliken and Clocked Out collaborate for the first time. Musical Theatre Fri 9 Nov – Sat 17 Nov 7.30 pm BSST $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Dogfight

It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys night of debauchery. When Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.

This production contains adult themes and strong language. DOGFIGHT. Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. Book by Peter Duchan. Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort. Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia. Wind Orchestra Fri 9 Nov 7.30 pm CT $33/$21.50/$11.50 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Conservatorium Wind Orchestra: Winds of Change The Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, under the baton of Dr Peter Morris, presents a diverse program of seminal works that over time have influenced the development of the modern wind orchestra. Lunchtime Wed 14 Nov 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Brass Snippets

Performances from individual disciplines within the brass department, from small chamber groups to high impact full ensembles.


Alumni Wed 14 Nov 7.30pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Faculty Fri 16 Nov 6.00 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Piano Wed 21 Nov 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Berardi, Foran and Karlen

Endeavour Trio: Lerchenmusik

Tanya Gabrielian in Recital

Featuring the award winning artists Sean Foran (piano), Kristin Berardi (voice), and Rafael Karlen (saxophone), this performance features a suite of music created by Sean Foran as part of his Doctoral studies. The music involves the intimate interaction between acoustic improvisation and live electronics, with each performer manipulating their sound in surprising ways creating engaging sound worlds bringing together jazz, experimental and electronic music. Lunchtime Thu 15 Nov 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Wind Department

More delightful sounds from the young virtuosi of the Conservatorium wind department. Student Thu 15 Nov 7.30 pm IHRH $15/$10 Tickets at the door

Riverside Guitar Ensemble

A vibrant ensemble featuring Queensland's finest young guitarists directed by Karin Schaupp.

The Endeavour Trio performs Gorecki's mammoth trio Lerchenmusik, accompanied by vignettes by his countrymen Chopin and Lutoslawski. Prize Sun 18 Nov 3.00 pm IHRH Free

Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship

The Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship was made possible by the generous donation of funds by Joyce Lloyd, who had a keen interest in the arts and in young people. The scholarship provides funds to assist students from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University showing outstanding promise, to further their music performance studies overseas. Lunchtime Wed 21 Nov 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Queensland Females

A showcase of works by female composers of Queensland, including Betty Beath, Sarah Hopkins and Rhonda Berry.

Tanya Gabrielian makes her first return trip to Australia since her prizewinning performances at the Sydney International Piano Competition. Lunchtime Thu 22 Nov 1.05 pm IHRH Free

Keyboard Department

Lunchtime concert showcasing the talents of the piano department. Orchestra Fri 23 Nov 7.30 pm Concert Hall, QPAC $50/$35/$25 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra: Mahler 8

Continuing its long-standing relationship with guest conductor Maestro Johannes Fritzsch, the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra will perform Gustav Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, known as the Symphony of a Thousand. Featuring an all-star list of vocal soloists, complemented by a massive Orchestra and a 500-piece choir combining the forces of community and Conservatorium ensembles. This concert is one you don't want to miss! 45


December

Musical Theatre Wed 5 Dec – Thu 6 Dec 7.30 pm St John's Cathedal $30/$20 Book queenslandconservatorium.com.au

Celebrating a Musical Christmas

Students and faculty from the performing arts department celebrate Christmas through music and drama in the stunning surrounds of St John's Cathedral.

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Open Conservatorium Saturday Mornings 10.00 am

Foyer Series

During term time, join the Young Conservatorium musicians for a morning concert each week in the foyer. Sat 16 Jun Conservatorium Theatre

Young Conservatorium Semester 1 Showcase Concert

Young Conservatorium celebrates the end of semester with free recitals at the South Bank campus.

Sun 7 October Conservatorium Theatre

SHEP Queensland Grand Finale Concerts

5 concerts, 15 ensembles and 15 internationally renowned conductors, featuring over 900 students from all over Queensland. Sat 10 Nov Conservatorium Theatre

Young Conservatorium Semester 2 Showcase Concert

Young Conservatorium celebrates the end of semester with free recitals at the South Bank campus.

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Queensland Conservatorium

Director’s Circle Indulge your passion for music and play a vital role in its future in Queensland

Our Director’s Circle members are a part of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) family. Together we explore and enjoy all that the Conservatorium has to offer—from the lecture halls and rehearsal rooms through to our stunning fully staged annual performances. Membership of the Director’s Circle provides access to one full calendar year of behind-the-scenes events, and unique opportunities to connect with our talented students, alumni and faculty.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS • Calendared events including meet-theartists opportunities and rehearsal room experiences • Members end of year party and season preview • A free ‘plus-one’ ticket to selected Queensland Conservatorium performances, so you can share your love of music with a friend or family member. Members will be notified of the selected performances after the Season Launch in early 2018 • 25% discount from your subscription to the Griffith Review BECOME A MEMBER Phone the Queensland Conservatorium on (07) 3735 6352. Online through the secure GriffithPay site www.griffith.edu.au/conservatoriumdirectors-circle Download and fill in the Membership Form. Scan and send to qcgu@griffith.edu.au or, Post to Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Att. – Director’s Circle PO Box 3428, South Brisbane, QLD 4101.

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140 Grey Street, South Brisbane The following venues are located at our South Bank campus: Conservatorium Theatre, Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Basil Jones Orchestral Hall, Conservatorium Foyer, Boardroom.

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DISABILITY ACCESS Our South Bank venues are fully accessible for mobility, vision or hearing impaired patrons. For wheelchair access and assistance, contact us Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm on (07) 3735 6241.


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DISABILITY ACCESS Our Woolloongabba venue is fully accessible for mobility, vision or hearing impaired patrons. For wheelchair access and assistance, contact us Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm on (07) 3735 3224.

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Ticketing Information TICKETS You can book tickets for our Conservatorium Theatre and Burke St Studio Theatre performances, marked book queenslandconservatorium.com.au, online at our website or by calling qtix on 136 246. You can also book tickets in person at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre box office and approved qtix outlets. The Queensland Conservatorium box office is open one hour prior to the start of major performances for tickets sales and collections. Tickets for Company and Little Women can be purchased through Brisbane Powerhouse online at brisbanepowerhouse.org or by calling 07 3358 8600. ‘At the door’ tickets are available to purchase from 30 minutes prior to the starting time. These performances are general admission. GROUP BOOKINGS Groups of 10 or more are eligible for group booking discounts for selected Conservatorium Theatre and Burke St Studio Theatre performances. For group bookings, phone qtix group sales on (07) 3840 7466.

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DISCOUNTS Queensland Conservatorium offers concession tickets on presentation of identification to: - Seniors Card Holder - National Seniors Card - Members of Griffith Alumni Association - Griffith University staff - Parents of Young Conservatorium students - Students (other than Griffith University students, when a student price is not listed) GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY STUDENT TICKETS Griffith University students are entitled to free admission for concerts presented by Queensland Conservatorium at the South Bank campus excluding special events as listed on the queenslandconservatorium.com.au website. Tickets are subject to availability.


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