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August

Latin Guitar Extravaganza

Visiting Artist

Guitar

18 August 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
18 August 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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.

The Ronald Clifford Davis Violin Prize

Prize

20 August 6:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
20 August 6:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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.

Professorial Lecture

Special Event

21 August 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
21 August 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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.

Faculty Chamber Music

Lunchtime

22 August 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
22 August 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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

Polychronies: From Toulon to Brisbane

Visiting Artist

22 August 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
22 August 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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

Lunchtime

23 August 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
23 August 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Baroque Band brings together faculty and guest artists to perform baroque music, informing and inspiring audiences about baroque music and interpretation.

The Lounge: Kelsey Giarola Quintet

Jazz

23 August 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
23 August 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

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

Clocked Out: Delicious Ironies

Ensemble in Residence

24 August 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
24 August 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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

Keyboard Department

Lunchtime

29 August 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
29 August 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Lunchtime concert showcasing the talents of the piano department.

Meta Weiss & Daniel de Borah

Faculty

29 August 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
29 August 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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.

Since my Soul Loved

Lunchtime

30 August 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
30 August 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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.

The Lounge: Student Band Night

Jazz

30 August 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
30 August 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

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

Kupka’s Piano

Alumni

31 August 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
31 August 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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 Reardon-Smith, Liam Flenady, and Samantha Wolf will explore the sound worlds of the mixed chamber ensemble.

September

Dry River Run

Opera

Classical, Highlights, New Music, Opera & Voice

01 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
01 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
04 September 6:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
06 September 11:00am Conservatorium Theatre
09 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre

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.

Dry River Run Synopsis

The action takes place against the background of Federation, with Australia on the brink of independence. The scene is set in a remote town in western Queensland in 1900. Archie Callaway, a popular local identity, farmer and keen advocate of Federation, has died. The opera opens with his funeral and the arrival of his surviving brother to lay claim to a half share in the property.

The story centres around the dead man’s widow and her spirited daughter Veronica. Caught in a plot of domestic violence played out in the context of Victorian morality, they pin their hopes on women gaining the vote in the new nation. This, they believe, will deliver equal rights and justice in future. The three men implicated in the family tragedy must wrestle with their consciences to find a way forward, which for each of them involves a different choice.

Dry River Run has strong adult themes and subject matter that some audience members may find confronting.
For support we recommend talking with these specialist organisations:
1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

Lifeline 13 11 14

 

About the Artists

Paul Dean

Brisbane born and bred clarinetist Paul Dean is widely regarded as one of Australia’s foremost musicians in his multiple capacities as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, composer and Artistic Director. He currently holds the position of Head of Winds at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. He is a founding member of the Endeavour Trio and co- Artistic Director of Ensemble Q with Trish O’Brien.

Paul was the Artistic Director of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) from 2010 – 2015 and a Principal Clarinet with the Australian World Orchestra.

Paul was the Artistic Director of the Four Winds Festival and the Tutti Beijing International Youth Music Festival and was also the founder and Artistic Director of the Southern Cross Soloists, the Bangalow Music Festival and the Sunwater and Stanwell Winter Music School.

Between 1987 and 2000 he was Principal Clarinet with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra on over 40 occasions. Paul has performed as soloist with the Queensland, Melbourne, West Australian, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Southern Sinfonia NZ, Trondheim Symfoniker (Norway). As a chamber musician he has been guest artist with the Navarra Quartet, the Doric Quartet, the Heath Quartet, the Australian String Quartet, the Goldner String Quartet, the Grainger Quartet, the Flinders Quartet, and the Tin Alley Quartet. He has performed as soloist at many Festivals throughout world including the Oxford May Music Festival, the Huntington Music Festival, Alpine Classic Switzerland, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, Coramba Chamber Music Festival, Camden Haven Music Festival, and the Melbourne, Christchurch, Brisbane, Queensland, Perth, and Sydney Festivals. Most recently Paul toured Portugal and Hamburg with Trish O’Brien, Jack Liebeck and celebrated Portugese pianist Filipe Pinto-Riveiro.

Paul’s recording of the Mozart and Brahms clarinet works for the Melba label, and the clarinet music of English composer Benjamin Frankel for German label CPO have won high praise from critics around the world.

Paul has composed music for the violinists Jack Liebeck and Anthony Marwood, cellists Torleif Thedeen, Trish O’Brien and Patrick Murphy, tenor Andrew Goodwin and pianist Daniel De Borah, harpist Marshall McGuire, the Brodsky and Flinders Quartets, Katie Noonan, the Melbourne Piano Trio, the Seraphim Trio, the Endeavour Trio, Australia Piano Quartet and the Australian Flute Festival. His opera Dry River Run commissioned by the Queensland
Conservatorium Opera School, which will premiere in September, 2018 and in 2017 the Queensland Symphony premiered the Orchestral Fragments of the opera. Amongst other commissions, Paul has been commissioned to write a clarinet concerto and violin concerto for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2019, and has been commissioned by the Aspen Music Festival (Colorado) and both Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras to write a concerto for Andrew Bain, Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Rodney Hall

Rodney Hall’s Melbourne based productions include Quilting the Armour (a play about the women in Ned Kelly’s life), A Dialogue of Love & Power for Accademia Arcadia and, for the Woodend Winter Arts Festival, Gagliano’s opera Dafne, 1604, a whole new reconception of Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale and in 2014 the earliest surviving opera, Peri’s Euridice of 1600. His libretto and scenario Whispers, music by Andrew Ford, has been performed in every Australian state capital. He wrote and directed the First World War memorial production, Remembrance, for the Victorian Opera in 2015.

In the late 1970s he was well-known in early music circles as a recorder player and he taught at the Canberra School of Music. He played in the orchestra pit in Purcell and Handel operas for the UNSW Opera Company and Young Opera. With John Stinson he founded and directed the Australian Summer School of Early Music. He was artistic co- director of the Four Winds Festival, at Bermagui NSW from 1996-2004. He was director of the Australian Festival in Seoul, 2002.

In 2013 he wrote and performed in a multi-media tribute to the painter Ian Fairweather, performed at the Brisbane International Arts Festival and Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival. His play A Return to the Brink was produced at the Malthouse for the 1999 Melbourne International Festival. He wrote and compiled the texts for the spoken component of the five Twilight Series performances for the Centenary of Federation Festival in Melbourne, 2001 and was chosen to as speak as representative of all Australian writers at the official centenary celebration in the Melbourne Exhibition Building.

Rodney Hall is an author with an international reputation. His books have been published in the USA, UK and Canada and in translation into German, French, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Korean, Spanish and Portuguese. His latest novel, A Stolen Season, was published by Picador in 2018.

He has twice won the Miles Franklin Award and has twice been awarded the gold medal of the Australian Literature Society. In 1990 he was made a member of the Order of Australia and awarded the Commonwealth Medal in 2003. In 1991 he was appointed chairman of the Australia Council for a three-year term.

Proudly supported by Philip Bacon Galleries

This production contains strong adult themes and is recommended for mature audiences.

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Dry River Run

Opera

Classical, Highlights, New Music, Opera & Voice

04 September 6:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
01 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
04 September 6:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
06 September 11:00am Conservatorium Theatre
09 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre

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.

Dry River Run Synopsis

The action takes place against the background of Federation, with Australia on the brink of independence. The scene is set in a remote town in western Queensland in 1900. Archie Callaway, a popular local identity, farmer and keen advocate of Federation, has died. The opera opens with his funeral and the arrival of his surviving brother to lay claim to a half share in the property.

The story centres around the dead man’s widow and her spirited daughter Veronica. Caught in a plot of domestic violence played out in the context of Victorian morality, they pin their hopes on women gaining the vote in the new nation. This, they believe, will deliver equal rights and justice in future. The three men implicated in the family tragedy must wrestle with their consciences to find a way forward, which for each of them involves a different choice.

Dry River Run has strong adult themes and subject matter that some audience members may find confronting.
For support we recommend talking with these specialist organisations:
1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

Lifeline 13 11 14

 

About the Artists

Paul Dean

Brisbane born and bred clarinetist Paul Dean is widely regarded as one of Australia’s foremost musicians in his multiple capacities as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, composer and Artistic Director. He currently holds the position of Head of Winds at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. He is a founding member of the Endeavour Trio and co- Artistic Director of Ensemble Q with Trish O’Brien.

Paul was the Artistic Director of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) from 2010 – 2015 and a Principal Clarinet with the Australian World Orchestra.

Paul was the Artistic Director of the Four Winds Festival and the Tutti Beijing International Youth Music Festival and was also the founder and Artistic Director of the Southern Cross Soloists, the Bangalow Music Festival and the Sunwater and Stanwell Winter Music School.

Between 1987 and 2000 he was Principal Clarinet with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra on over 40 occasions. Paul has performed as soloist with the Queensland, Melbourne, West Australian, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Southern Sinfonia NZ, Trondheim Symfoniker (Norway). As a chamber musician he has been guest artist with the Navarra Quartet, the Doric Quartet, the Heath Quartet, the Australian String Quartet, the Goldner String Quartet, the Grainger Quartet, the Flinders Quartet, and the Tin Alley Quartet. He has performed as soloist at many Festivals throughout world including the Oxford May Music Festival, the Huntington Music Festival, Alpine Classic Switzerland, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, Coramba Chamber Music Festival, Camden Haven Music Festival, and the Melbourne, Christchurch, Brisbane, Queensland, Perth, and Sydney Festivals. Most recently Paul toured Portugal and Hamburg with Trish O’Brien, Jack Liebeck and celebrated Portugese pianist Filipe Pinto-Riveiro.

Paul’s recording of the Mozart and Brahms clarinet works for the Melba label, and the clarinet music of English composer Benjamin Frankel for German label CPO have won high praise from critics around the world.

Paul has composed music for the violinists Jack Liebeck and Anthony Marwood, cellists Torleif Thedeen, Trish O’Brien and Patrick Murphy, tenor Andrew Goodwin and pianist Daniel De Borah, harpist Marshall McGuire, the Brodsky and Flinders Quartets, Katie Noonan, the Melbourne Piano Trio, the Seraphim Trio, the Endeavour Trio, Australia Piano Quartet and the Australian Flute Festival. His opera Dry River Run commissioned by the Queensland
Conservatorium Opera School, which will premiere in September, 2018 and in 2017 the Queensland Symphony premiered the Orchestral Fragments of the opera. Amongst other commissions, Paul has been commissioned to write a clarinet concerto and violin concerto for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2019, and has been commissioned by the Aspen Music Festival (Colorado) and both Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras to write a concerto for Andrew Bain, Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Rodney Hall

Rodney Hall’s Melbourne based productions include Quilting the Armour (a play about the women in Ned Kelly’s life), A Dialogue of Love & Power for Accademia Arcadia and, for the Woodend Winter Arts Festival, Gagliano’s opera Dafne, 1604, a whole new reconception of Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale and in 2014 the earliest surviving opera, Peri’s Euridice of 1600. His libretto and scenario Whispers, music by Andrew Ford, has been performed in every Australian state capital. He wrote and directed the First World War memorial production, Remembrance, for the Victorian Opera in 2015.

In the late 1970s he was well-known in early music circles as a recorder player and he taught at the Canberra School of Music. He played in the orchestra pit in Purcell and Handel operas for the UNSW Opera Company and Young Opera. With John Stinson he founded and directed the Australian Summer School of Early Music. He was artistic co- director of the Four Winds Festival, at Bermagui NSW from 1996-2004. He was director of the Australian Festival in Seoul, 2002.

In 2013 he wrote and performed in a multi-media tribute to the painter Ian Fairweather, performed at the Brisbane International Arts Festival and Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival. His play A Return to the Brink was produced at the Malthouse for the 1999 Melbourne International Festival. He wrote and compiled the texts for the spoken component of the five Twilight Series performances for the Centenary of Federation Festival in Melbourne, 2001 and was chosen to as speak as representative of all Australian writers at the official centenary celebration in the Melbourne Exhibition Building.

Rodney Hall is an author with an international reputation. His books have been published in the USA, UK and Canada and in translation into German, French, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Korean, Spanish and Portuguese. His latest novel, A Stolen Season, was published by Picador in 2018.

He has twice won the Miles Franklin Award and has twice been awarded the gold medal of the Australian Literature Society. In 1990 he was made a member of the Order of Australia and awarded the Commonwealth Medal in 2003. In 1991 he was appointed chairman of the Australia Council for a three-year term.

Proudly supported by Philip Bacon Galleries

This production contains strong adult themes and is recommended for mature audiences.

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Australian Made

Students

05 September 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
05 September 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

New Australian works for saxophone orchestra performed by the Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra.

Class of 2018 Musical Theatre Showcase

Musical Theatre

05 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
05 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
06 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
07 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire in vignettes of song, dance and scene, superbly crafted to create this talent-packed one hour show.

The Musical Theatre Showcase puts the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2018.

Producer: Paul Sabey
Creative Director: Paul Sabey, Megan Shorey, Jacqui Somerville, Kate Wilson
Pianist: Heidi Loveland

4MBS Chamber Music Prize

Prize

05 September 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
05 September 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Chamber Music prize sponsored by 4MBS Classic FM, in memory of founding member, Mr Ross Peters.

Dry River Run

Opera

Classical, Highlights, New Music, Opera & Voice

06 September 11:00am Conservatorium Theatre
01 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
04 September 6:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
06 September 11:00am Conservatorium Theatre
09 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre

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.

Dry River Run Synopsis

The action takes place against the background of Federation, with Australia on the brink of independence. The scene is set in a remote town in western Queensland in 1900. Archie Callaway, a popular local identity, farmer and keen advocate of Federation, has died. The opera opens with his funeral and the arrival of his surviving brother to lay claim to a half share in the property.

The story centres around the dead man’s widow and her spirited daughter Veronica. Caught in a plot of domestic violence played out in the context of Victorian morality, they pin their hopes on women gaining the vote in the new nation. This, they believe, will deliver equal rights and justice in future. The three men implicated in the family tragedy must wrestle with their consciences to find a way forward, which for each of them involves a different choice.

Dry River Run has strong adult themes and subject matter that some audience members may find confronting.
For support we recommend talking with these specialist organisations:
1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

Lifeline 13 11 14

 

About the Artists

Paul Dean

Brisbane born and bred clarinetist Paul Dean is widely regarded as one of Australia’s foremost musicians in his multiple capacities as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, composer and Artistic Director. He currently holds the position of Head of Winds at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. He is a founding member of the Endeavour Trio and co- Artistic Director of Ensemble Q with Trish O’Brien.

Paul was the Artistic Director of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) from 2010 – 2015 and a Principal Clarinet with the Australian World Orchestra.

Paul was the Artistic Director of the Four Winds Festival and the Tutti Beijing International Youth Music Festival and was also the founder and Artistic Director of the Southern Cross Soloists, the Bangalow Music Festival and the Sunwater and Stanwell Winter Music School.

Between 1987 and 2000 he was Principal Clarinet with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra on over 40 occasions. Paul has performed as soloist with the Queensland, Melbourne, West Australian, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Southern Sinfonia NZ, Trondheim Symfoniker (Norway). As a chamber musician he has been guest artist with the Navarra Quartet, the Doric Quartet, the Heath Quartet, the Australian String Quartet, the Goldner String Quartet, the Grainger Quartet, the Flinders Quartet, and the Tin Alley Quartet. He has performed as soloist at many Festivals throughout world including the Oxford May Music Festival, the Huntington Music Festival, Alpine Classic Switzerland, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, Coramba Chamber Music Festival, Camden Haven Music Festival, and the Melbourne, Christchurch, Brisbane, Queensland, Perth, and Sydney Festivals. Most recently Paul toured Portugal and Hamburg with Trish O’Brien, Jack Liebeck and celebrated Portugese pianist Filipe Pinto-Riveiro.

Paul’s recording of the Mozart and Brahms clarinet works for the Melba label, and the clarinet music of English composer Benjamin Frankel for German label CPO have won high praise from critics around the world.

Paul has composed music for the violinists Jack Liebeck and Anthony Marwood, cellists Torleif Thedeen, Trish O’Brien and Patrick Murphy, tenor Andrew Goodwin and pianist Daniel De Borah, harpist Marshall McGuire, the Brodsky and Flinders Quartets, Katie Noonan, the Melbourne Piano Trio, the Seraphim Trio, the Endeavour Trio, Australia Piano Quartet and the Australian Flute Festival. His opera Dry River Run commissioned by the Queensland
Conservatorium Opera School, which will premiere in September, 2018 and in 2017 the Queensland Symphony premiered the Orchestral Fragments of the opera. Amongst other commissions, Paul has been commissioned to write a clarinet concerto and violin concerto for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2019, and has been commissioned by the Aspen Music Festival (Colorado) and both Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras to write a concerto for Andrew Bain, Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Rodney Hall

Rodney Hall’s Melbourne based productions include Quilting the Armour (a play about the women in Ned Kelly’s life), A Dialogue of Love & Power for Accademia Arcadia and, for the Woodend Winter Arts Festival, Gagliano’s opera Dafne, 1604, a whole new reconception of Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale and in 2014 the earliest surviving opera, Peri’s Euridice of 1600. His libretto and scenario Whispers, music by Andrew Ford, has been performed in every Australian state capital. He wrote and directed the First World War memorial production, Remembrance, for the Victorian Opera in 2015.

In the late 1970s he was well-known in early music circles as a recorder player and he taught at the Canberra School of Music. He played in the orchestra pit in Purcell and Handel operas for the UNSW Opera Company and Young Opera. With John Stinson he founded and directed the Australian Summer School of Early Music. He was artistic co- director of the Four Winds Festival, at Bermagui NSW from 1996-2004. He was director of the Australian Festival in Seoul, 2002.

In 2013 he wrote and performed in a multi-media tribute to the painter Ian Fairweather, performed at the Brisbane International Arts Festival and Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival. His play A Return to the Brink was produced at the Malthouse for the 1999 Melbourne International Festival. He wrote and compiled the texts for the spoken component of the five Twilight Series performances for the Centenary of Federation Festival in Melbourne, 2001 and was chosen to as speak as representative of all Australian writers at the official centenary celebration in the Melbourne Exhibition Building.

Rodney Hall is an author with an international reputation. His books have been published in the USA, UK and Canada and in translation into German, French, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Korean, Spanish and Portuguese. His latest novel, A Stolen Season, was published by Picador in 2018.

He has twice won the Miles Franklin Award and has twice been awarded the gold medal of the Australian Literature Society. In 1990 he was made a member of the Order of Australia and awarded the Commonwealth Medal in 2003. In 1991 he was appointed chairman of the Australia Council for a three-year term.

Proudly supported by Philip Bacon Galleries

This production contains strong adult themes and is recommended for mature audiences.

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The Lounge: Student Band Night

06 September 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
06 September 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

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

Class of 2018 Musical Theatre Showcase

Musical Theatre

06 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
05 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
06 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
07 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire in vignettes of song, dance and scene, superbly crafted to create this talent-packed one hour show.

The Musical Theatre Showcase puts the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2018.

Producer: Paul Sabey
Creative Director: Paul Sabey, Megan Shorey, Jacqui Somerville, Kate Wilson
Pianist: Heidi Loveland

Roy Howat in Recital

Piano

07 September 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
07 September 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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.

Class of 2018 Musical Theatre Showcase

Musical Theatre

07 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
05 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
06 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
07 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire in vignettes of song, dance and scene, superbly crafted to create this talent-packed one hour show.

The Musical Theatre Showcase puts the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2018.

Producer: Paul Sabey
Creative Director: Paul Sabey, Megan Shorey, Jacqui Somerville, Kate Wilson
Pianist: Heidi Loveland

Class of 2018 Musical Theatre Showcase

Musical Theatre

08 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
05 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
06 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
07 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire in vignettes of song, dance and scene, superbly crafted to create this talent-packed one hour show.

The Musical Theatre Showcase puts the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2018.

Producer: Paul Sabey
Creative Director: Paul Sabey, Megan Shorey, Jacqui Somerville, Kate Wilson
Pianist: Heidi Loveland

Class of 2018 Musical Theatre Showcase

Musical Theatre

08 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
05 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
06 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
07 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire in vignettes of song, dance and scene, superbly crafted to create this talent-packed one hour show.

The Musical Theatre Showcase puts the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2018.

Producer: Paul Sabey
Creative Director: Paul Sabey, Megan Shorey, Jacqui Somerville, Kate Wilson
Pianist: Heidi Loveland

Dry River Run

Opera

Classical, Highlights, New Music, Opera & Voice

09 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre
01 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
04 September 6:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
06 September 11:00am Conservatorium Theatre
09 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre

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.

Dry River Run Synopsis

The action takes place against the background of Federation, with Australia on the brink of independence. The scene is set in a remote town in western Queensland in 1900. Archie Callaway, a popular local identity, farmer and keen advocate of Federation, has died. The opera opens with his funeral and the arrival of his surviving brother to lay claim to a half share in the property.

The story centres around the dead man’s widow and her spirited daughter Veronica. Caught in a plot of domestic violence played out in the context of Victorian morality, they pin their hopes on women gaining the vote in the new nation. This, they believe, will deliver equal rights and justice in future. The three men implicated in the family tragedy must wrestle with their consciences to find a way forward, which for each of them involves a different choice.

Dry River Run has strong adult themes and subject matter that some audience members may find confronting.
For support we recommend talking with these specialist organisations:
1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

Lifeline 13 11 14

 

About the Artists

Paul Dean

Brisbane born and bred clarinetist Paul Dean is widely regarded as one of Australia’s foremost musicians in his multiple capacities as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, composer and Artistic Director. He currently holds the position of Head of Winds at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. He is a founding member of the Endeavour Trio and co- Artistic Director of Ensemble Q with Trish O’Brien.

Paul was the Artistic Director of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) from 2010 – 2015 and a Principal Clarinet with the Australian World Orchestra.

Paul was the Artistic Director of the Four Winds Festival and the Tutti Beijing International Youth Music Festival and was also the founder and Artistic Director of the Southern Cross Soloists, the Bangalow Music Festival and the Sunwater and Stanwell Winter Music School.

Between 1987 and 2000 he was Principal Clarinet with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra on over 40 occasions. Paul has performed as soloist with the Queensland, Melbourne, West Australian, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Southern Sinfonia NZ, Trondheim Symfoniker (Norway). As a chamber musician he has been guest artist with the Navarra Quartet, the Doric Quartet, the Heath Quartet, the Australian String Quartet, the Goldner String Quartet, the Grainger Quartet, the Flinders Quartet, and the Tin Alley Quartet. He has performed as soloist at many Festivals throughout world including the Oxford May Music Festival, the Huntington Music Festival, Alpine Classic Switzerland, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, Coramba Chamber Music Festival, Camden Haven Music Festival, and the Melbourne, Christchurch, Brisbane, Queensland, Perth, and Sydney Festivals. Most recently Paul toured Portugal and Hamburg with Trish O’Brien, Jack Liebeck and celebrated Portugese pianist Filipe Pinto-Riveiro.

Paul’s recording of the Mozart and Brahms clarinet works for the Melba label, and the clarinet music of English composer Benjamin Frankel for German label CPO have won high praise from critics around the world.

Paul has composed music for the violinists Jack Liebeck and Anthony Marwood, cellists Torleif Thedeen, Trish O’Brien and Patrick Murphy, tenor Andrew Goodwin and pianist Daniel De Borah, harpist Marshall McGuire, the Brodsky and Flinders Quartets, Katie Noonan, the Melbourne Piano Trio, the Seraphim Trio, the Endeavour Trio, Australia Piano Quartet and the Australian Flute Festival. His opera Dry River Run commissioned by the Queensland
Conservatorium Opera School, which will premiere in September, 2018 and in 2017 the Queensland Symphony premiered the Orchestral Fragments of the opera. Amongst other commissions, Paul has been commissioned to write a clarinet concerto and violin concerto for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2019, and has been commissioned by the Aspen Music Festival (Colorado) and both Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras to write a concerto for Andrew Bain, Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Rodney Hall

Rodney Hall’s Melbourne based productions include Quilting the Armour (a play about the women in Ned Kelly’s life), A Dialogue of Love & Power for Accademia Arcadia and, for the Woodend Winter Arts Festival, Gagliano’s opera Dafne, 1604, a whole new reconception of Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale and in 2014 the earliest surviving opera, Peri’s Euridice of 1600. His libretto and scenario Whispers, music by Andrew Ford, has been performed in every Australian state capital. He wrote and directed the First World War memorial production, Remembrance, for the Victorian Opera in 2015.

In the late 1970s he was well-known in early music circles as a recorder player and he taught at the Canberra School of Music. He played in the orchestra pit in Purcell and Handel operas for the UNSW Opera Company and Young Opera. With John Stinson he founded and directed the Australian Summer School of Early Music. He was artistic co- director of the Four Winds Festival, at Bermagui NSW from 1996-2004. He was director of the Australian Festival in Seoul, 2002.

In 2013 he wrote and performed in a multi-media tribute to the painter Ian Fairweather, performed at the Brisbane International Arts Festival and Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival. His play A Return to the Brink was produced at the Malthouse for the 1999 Melbourne International Festival. He wrote and compiled the texts for the spoken component of the five Twilight Series performances for the Centenary of Federation Festival in Melbourne, 2001 and was chosen to as speak as representative of all Australian writers at the official centenary celebration in the Melbourne Exhibition Building.

Rodney Hall is an author with an international reputation. His books have been published in the USA, UK and Canada and in translation into German, French, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Korean, Spanish and Portuguese. His latest novel, A Stolen Season, was published by Picador in 2018.

He has twice won the Miles Franklin Award and has twice been awarded the gold medal of the Australian Literature Society. In 1990 he was made a member of the Order of Australia and awarded the Commonwealth Medal in 2003. In 1991 he was appointed chairman of the Australia Council for a three-year term.

Proudly supported by Philip Bacon Galleries

This production contains strong adult themes and is recommended for mature audiences.

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Multimedia Project

Music Technology

10 September 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
10 September 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

Second year music technology students explore the complex relationship between humans and their technologies in a variety of multimedia contexts.

String Department

Lunchtime

Strings

12 September 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
12 September 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Lunchtime concert showcasing the talented students of the string department.

Evocative Brahms – the Brahms Horn Trio

Faculty

12 September 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
12 September 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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

Divertimenti String Ensemble

Students

Strings

13 September 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
13 September 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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

Side-by-Side with Florian Donderer and Philip Mayers

Students

13 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
13 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Side-by-Side features special guests, students and faculty in a side-by-side chamber music concert with violinist Florian Donderer and Berlin-based pianist and chamber musician Philip Mayers, to perform Alban Berg’s Kammerkonzert for Piano, Violin and Wind Instruments.

The Lounge: Student Band Night

Jazz

14 September 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
14 September 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

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

Jazz Department Showcase

Jazz

14 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
14 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

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.

Real-Time Systems

Music Technology

17 September 7:30pm Other
17 September 7:30pm Other

First year students showcase live performance, computer programing, and digital signal processing with open-source visual language Pure data (Pd). Venue TBC.

Dale Barltrop and Daniel de Borah

Visiting Artist

Piano, Strings

17 September 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
17 September 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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.

ANAM featuring Wally Hase

Visiting Artist

Woodwind

18 September 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
18 September 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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.

Wind Department Showcase

Lunchtime

Woodwind

19 September 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
19 September 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Be transformed by the ethereal sound of students from the Conservatorium wind department.

Chamber Music Showcase

Students

19 September 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
19 September 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

A concert showcasing the students of the Conservatorium Chamber Music Program.

Brass Ensemble

Lunchtime

Brass

20 September 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
20 September 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Classic works for Brass performed by the Conservatorium Brass Ensemble.

Chamber Music Showcase

Students

21 September 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
21 September 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

A concert showcasing the students of the Conservatorium Chamber Music Program.

LIVE Capstone

Music Technology

24 September 7:30pm Other
24 September 7:30pm Other

Third-year Music Technology students present their final performances of original work, come  support our graduating students! Venue TBC

Gamelan Music of Java

Lunchtime

26 September 1:05pm Conservatorium Foyer
26 September 1:05pm Conservatorium Foyer

A performance by the Conservatorium Gamelan ensemble of traditional pieces for gamelan from the royal courts of Java.

Conservatorium Big Band

Jazz

26 September 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
26 September 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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.

Keyboard Department

Lunchtime

27 September 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
27 September 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Lunchtime concert showcasing the talents of the piano department.

Queensland Conservatorium Singers

Students

27 September 6:00pm Other
27 September 6:00pm Other

The Conservatorium Singers under the direction of Robert Stewart perform Faure’s Requiem. Venue TBC

Oscar Wong in Recital

Students

Piano

28 September 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
28 September 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Winner of the 2017 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, Oscar Wong presents a rich program including works by Chopin and Brahms.

Please note that this concert has been moved from the 6th to the 28th of September.

Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra: New World Symphony

Orchestra

Brass, Classical, Highlights, Orchestra, Percussion, Strings, Woodwind

28 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
28 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

The Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra performs an exciting program of works, including Dvorak’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 Q: Concert 4

Ensemble in Residence

Classical

30 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre
30 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre

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.

October

Sonic Tectonics

Music Technology

01 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
01 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
02 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
03 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
04 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
05 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer

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.

Sonic Tectonics

Music Technology

02 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
01 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
02 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
03 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
04 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
05 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer

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.

Sonic Tectonics

Music Technology

03 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
01 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
02 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
03 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
04 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
05 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer

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.

Sonic Tectonics

Music Technology

04 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
01 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
02 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
03 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
04 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
05 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer

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.

Sonic Tectonics

Music Technology

05 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
01 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
02 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
03 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
04 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer
05 October 10:00am Conservatorium Foyer

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 4

Behind the Music

31 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
31 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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

Umberto Clerici and Daniel de Borah

Faculty

Piano, Strings

01 November 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
01 November 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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 Q: Concert 5

Ensemble in Residence

Classical

04 November 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre
04 November 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre

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.

Horn Hounds

Faculty

06 November 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
06 November 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Faculty members Peter Luff and Ysolt Clark present Horn Hounds

Student Composition Recital II

Lunchtime

Composition

07 November 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
07 November 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Premiere of works recently created by our composition students.

John O’Conor in Recital

Piano

07 November 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
07 November 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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

Lunchtime

Strings

08 November 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
08 November 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Lunchtime concert showcasing the talented students of the string department.

Adriana 2

Alumni

08 November 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
08 November 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

Following the successful performance of Latin American flair of “Adriana” in 2015, Barega present a new program of dance music for saxophones.

Clocked Out: Brisbane Berlin

Ensemble in Residence

09 November 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
09 November 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Award-winning composer and founding member of Ensemble Modern, oboist Cathy Milliken and Clocked Out collaborate for the first time.

Dogfight

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

09 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Pasek and Paul (Edges, James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.

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, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and 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.

 

Director: Penny Farrow
Choreographer: Helena Moore

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.

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Conservatorium Wind Orchestra: Winds of Change

Wind Orchestra

Brass, Percussion, Woodwind

09 November 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
09 November 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

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.

Dogfight

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Pasek and Paul (Edges, James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.

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, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and 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.

 

Director: Penny Farrow
Choreographer: Helena Moore

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.

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Dogfight

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Pasek and Paul (Edges, James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.

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, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and 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.

 

Director: Penny Farrow
Choreographer: Helena Moore

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.

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Brass Snippets

Lunchtime

Brass

14 November 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
14 November 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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

Berardi, Foran and Karlen

Alumni

14 November 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
14 November 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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.

Dogfight

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Pasek and Paul (Edges, James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.

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, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and 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.

 

Director: Penny Farrow
Choreographer: Helena Moore

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.

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Wind Department

15 November 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
15 November 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

More tasty delights from the young virtuosi of the Conservatorium wind department.

Dogfight

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Pasek and Paul (Edges, James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.

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, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and 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.

 

Director: Penny Farrow
Choreographer: Helena Moore

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.

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Riverside Guitar Ensemble

Students

Guitar

15 November 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
15 November 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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

Endeavour Trio: Lerchemusik

Faculty

16 November 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
16 November 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

The Endeavour Trio performs Gorecki’s mammoth trio Lerchenmusik, accompanied by vignettes by his countrymen Chopin and Lutoslawski.

Dogfight

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Pasek and Paul (Edges, James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.

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, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and 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.

 

Director: Penny Farrow
Choreographer: Helena Moore

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.

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Dogfight

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

17 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Pasek and Paul (Edges, James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.

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, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and 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.

 

Director: Penny Farrow
Choreographer: Helena Moore

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.

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Dogfight

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

17 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
15 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

The hauntingly beautiful musical, Dogfight, by Pasek and Paul (Edges, James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.

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, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and 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.

 

Director: Penny Farrow
Choreographer: Helena Moore

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.

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Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra: Mahler 8

Orchestra

Highlights, Orchestra

23 November 7:30pm Other
23 November 7:30pm Other

QPAC Concert Hall

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, massive orchestra and choir, this concert is one you don’t want to miss!

Proudly presented in partnership with Queensland Performing Arts Centre

*Special event

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December

Celebrating a Musical Christmas

Musical Theatre

05 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral
05 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral
06 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral

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

Celebrating a Musical Christmas

Musical Theatre

06 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral
05 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral
06 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral

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