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April

Behind the Music II

Behind the Music

26 April 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
26 April 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

This series offers a rare glimpse into the processes involved in the preparation of creative works as leading musicians share their perspectives on making music.

Cyborg Pianist

Visiting Artist

Piano

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

Contemporary music specialist Zubin Kanga presents a program of recently commissioned works by some of the hottest composers from Australia and the United Kingdom.

ABOUT ZUBIN KANGA

Australian pianist, Zubin Kanga is internationally renowned for his performances of contemporary music. He has been invited to perform at the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh Festival, London Olympiad Festival, Occupy the Pianos Festival (UK), ISCM World New Music Days, Metropolis New Music Festival, BIFEM (Australia), IRCAM Manifeste Festival, Mars aux Musées Festival (France) and Borealis Festival (Norway) as well as appearing as soloist with the London Sinfonietta and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Zubin has collaborated with many of the world’s leading composers including Thomas Adès, Michael Finnissy, George Benjamin, Steve Reich, Beat Furrer, Howard Skempton, Liza Lim and Ross Edwards and commissioned more than 50 new works. He has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Kings Place and the Purcell Room (London), the Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Recital Centre as well as many other major venues in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia. He is a member of Ensemble Offspring, one of Australia’s leading contemporary music ensembles, and has also performed with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Plus-Minus, Endymion Ensemble, Halcyon, Synergy Percussion, and the Kreutzer Quartet, as well as performing piano duos with Rolf Hind and Thomas Adès.

Zubin has won many prizes for his performances, including the 2012 Art Music Award for ‘Performance of the Year (NSW)’, the Michael Kieran Harvey Scholarship, the ABC Limelight Award for Best Newcomer and the Greta Parkinson Prize from the Royal Academy of Music. His recent recordings include Not Music Yet for Hospital Recordings, Orfordness for Metier (UK) and Piano Inside Out for Move Records.

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Vocal Department

Lunchtime

Opera & Voice

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

Lunchtime concert featuring students from the vocal department in recital.

The Lounge: Astro Travellers

Jazz

27 April 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
27 April 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

From humble beginnings in Brisbane’s West End, 6-piece live hip-hop act Astro Travellers combine an eclectic mix of hip-hop, jazz and psychedelic styles into a sound all their own.

Clocked Out with Erkki Veltheim: Conjuring Sounds

Ensemble in Residence

Percussion, Piano

27 April 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
27 April 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Improvised acoustic piano, violin and drums interact with live processing creating music on the edge of music. This band of long-term sonic explorers experiment, innovate, and patiently wait, always listening for sound they can create.

ABOUT ERKKI VELTHEIM
Erkki Veltheim is a musician and interdisciplinary artist. He has performed with ensembles such as Australian Art Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Elision and Ensemble Modern, and has also featured as a soloist with London Sinfonietta and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with and composed arrangements for artists including Black Arm Band, Gurrumul, Shane Howard and Zulya, and as an improviser has worked with Australia’s leading practitioners, such as Anthony Pateras, John Rodgers, Jon Rose, Scott Tinkler and Tony Buck. He has appeared as an on-stage musician in the Belvoir Street production of ‘The Diary of a Madman’, directed by Neil Armfield and starring Geoffrey Rush, and on-stage electric violinist in Brett Dean’s opera ‘Bliss’. Erkki has been commissioned by Adelaide Festival, Vivid Festival and New Music Network, and his compositions have been performed by ensembles such as London Sinfonietta, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Soundstream Collective and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He frequently collaborates with Sabina Maselli on audiovisual performance and expanded cinema projects. Erkki is a recipient a 2013 Myer Creative Fellowship.

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Meta Weiss & Daniel de Borah

Faculty

Piano, Strings

28 April 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
28 April 6:00pm 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 sonatas by Chopin and Brahms.

Conservatorium Wind Orchestra

Wind Orchestra

Highlights

28 April 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
28 April 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Conducted by Peter Morris, the first concert for 2017 features John Adams’ iconic Short Ride in a Fast Machine and Joseph Schwantner’s Concerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra featuring soloist Jacob Enoka. Joining them for this performance will be the Young Conservatorium Wind Orchestra.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

#Free ticket restrictions apply

ABOUT PETER MORRIS
Dr Peter Morris is active as a guest conductor and clinician in Queensland, across Australia and internationally. Peter has previously been responsible for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate conducting, as well as conducting the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and Opera Orchestra. Prior to his appointment at the Conservatorium, he held the position of Director of Music at Villanova College and served as the Artistic Director of the Queensland Catholic Schools’ and Colleges’ Music Festival. In recent years, he has been the chief clinician of the ABODA (Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association) Summer Conducting Schools in Melbourne and Perth, and has worked closely with this organisation in Queensland. His work with the Queensland Music Festival has taken him to the Torres Strait on a number of culturally significant projects. Prior to emigrating to Australia in 2002, Peter performed in the US and internationally on trumpet and as a conductor in a wide variety of genres, from Baroque orchestras to commercial session work in Los Angeles for film and television. He has performed as a trumpeter, backing such artists as Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon, and has played for and musically directed numerous musical theatre productions in Los Angeles and Australian touring shows in Asia. Peter holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from UCLA, and has held university teaching positions at the University of California Los Angeles, the University of Houston and at Colorado State University.

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120 minutes inc. interval
Directions & Access Facilities

May

Brass Ensemble

Lunchtime

Brass

03 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
03 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

A high energy performance from the QCGU Brass Ensemble, directed by Benjamin Marks, as they present new and classic works.

Follies of Youth

Alumni

03 May 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
03 May 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

A programme of Berg’s Seven Early Songs, Schubert, Strauss and Grainger, on the extremity of youth, in all its charming madness performed by Soprano Tabatha McFadyen and pianist Alex Raineri.

Keyboard Department

Lunchtime

Piano

04 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
04 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Students from the piano department showcase their extraordinary skills through exciting and varied repertoire.

The Lounge: Student Band Night

Jazz

04 May 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
04 May 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

An opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy an evening of live music and smooth sounds from student-led bands from the jazz department.

Endeavour Trio

Faculty

05 May 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
05 May 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

The Endeavour Trio featuring Paul Dean (clarinet), Trish O’Brien (cello) and Stephen Emmerson (piano) join guest artists to present Martinu’s Quartet for Clarinet, Horn, Cello & Side Drum, Janácek’s Sonata for Clarinet & Piano and Pohádka for Cello & Piano, and Bartók’s Dance Suite.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Musical Theatre

06 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
06 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

‘Go west, young man!’ America is expanding and frontiersmen are pushing westward on the Oregon Trail. However, women aren’t travelling westward in the same numbers and wives are in short supply.

In Oregon Territory, Adam Pontipee travels from his backwoods home to find a bride in the lower township. When Adam arrives back home with his new wife Millie, his six rowdy brothers hatch a plan to get brides of their own. Adapted from the MGM movie musical of the same name, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an energetic, classic romantic comedy.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

2nd year students
Director: Penny Farrow
Musical Director: Trevor Jones
Choreographer: Ben Mayne

#free ticket restrictions apply

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay.
Music & Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Gene de Paul. Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn.
Based on a MGM film and “The Sobbin’ Women” by Stephen Vincent Benet.
Originally directed for Broadway by Lawrence Kasha. Originally produced on Broadway by Kaslan Productions, Inc.

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

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120 minutes inc. interval
Directions & Access Facilities

Interactive Music

Music Technology

08 May 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
08 May 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

First year music technology students present a live electronic music concert as they craft original works using digital technologies.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Musical Theatre

08 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
06 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

‘Go west, young man!’ America is expanding and frontiersmen are pushing westward on the Oregon Trail. However, women aren’t travelling westward in the same numbers and wives are in short supply.

In Oregon Territory, Adam Pontipee travels from his backwoods home to find a bride in the lower township. When Adam arrives back home with his new wife Millie, his six rowdy brothers hatch a plan to get brides of their own. Adapted from the MGM movie musical of the same name, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an energetic, classic romantic comedy.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

2nd year students
Director: Penny Farrow
Musical Director: Trevor Jones
Choreographer: Ben Mayne

#free ticket restrictions apply

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay.
Music & Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Gene de Paul. Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn.
Based on a MGM film and “The Sobbin’ Women” by Stephen Vincent Benet.
Originally directed for Broadway by Lawrence Kasha. Originally produced on Broadway by Kaslan Productions, Inc.

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

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120 minutes inc. interval
Directions & Access Facilities

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Musical Theatre

09 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
06 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

‘Go west, young man!’ America is expanding and frontiersmen are pushing westward on the Oregon Trail. However, women aren’t travelling westward in the same numbers and wives are in short supply.

In Oregon Territory, Adam Pontipee travels from his backwoods home to find a bride in the lower township. When Adam arrives back home with his new wife Millie, his six rowdy brothers hatch a plan to get brides of their own. Adapted from the MGM movie musical of the same name, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an energetic, classic romantic comedy.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

2nd year students
Director: Penny Farrow
Musical Director: Trevor Jones
Choreographer: Ben Mayne

#free ticket restrictions apply

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay.
Music & Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Gene de Paul. Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn.
Based on a MGM film and “The Sobbin’ Women” by Stephen Vincent Benet.
Originally directed for Broadway by Lawrence Kasha. Originally produced on Broadway by Kaslan Productions, Inc.

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

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120 minutes inc. interval
Directions & Access Facilities

Wind Department

Lunchtime

Woodwind

10 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
10 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Hear the exceptional talents of students from one of the largest conservatory wind departments in the country as they take to the stage.

QHORNS PRESENTS

Students

Brass

10 May 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
10 May 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

QHorns present an evening of exhilarating horn repertoire as they set their sights on the 2017 International Horn Symposium in Brazil.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Musical Theatre

10 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
06 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

‘Go west, young man!’ America is expanding and frontiersmen are pushing westward on the Oregon Trail. However, women aren’t travelling westward in the same numbers and wives are in short supply.

In Oregon Territory, Adam Pontipee travels from his backwoods home to find a bride in the lower township. When Adam arrives back home with his new wife Millie, his six rowdy brothers hatch a plan to get brides of their own. Adapted from the MGM movie musical of the same name, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an energetic, classic romantic comedy.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

2nd year students
Director: Penny Farrow
Musical Director: Trevor Jones
Choreographer: Ben Mayne

#free ticket restrictions apply

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay.
Music & Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Gene de Paul. Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn.
Based on a MGM film and “The Sobbin’ Women” by Stephen Vincent Benet.
Originally directed for Broadway by Lawrence Kasha. Originally produced on Broadway by Kaslan Productions, Inc.

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

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120 minutes inc. interval
Directions & Access Facilities

String Department

Lunchtime

Strings

11 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
11 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

A vibrant showcase of the rich sounds of the string department.

The Lounge: Student Band Night

Jazz

11 May 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
11 May 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

An opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy an evening of live music and smooth sounds from student-led bands from the jazz department.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Musical Theatre

11 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
06 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

‘Go west, young man!’ America is expanding and frontiersmen are pushing westward on the Oregon Trail. However, women aren’t travelling westward in the same numbers and wives are in short supply.

In Oregon Territory, Adam Pontipee travels from his backwoods home to find a bride in the lower township. When Adam arrives back home with his new wife Millie, his six rowdy brothers hatch a plan to get brides of their own. Adapted from the MGM movie musical of the same name, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an energetic, classic romantic comedy.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

2nd year students
Director: Penny Farrow
Musical Director: Trevor Jones
Choreographer: Ben Mayne

#free ticket restrictions apply

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay.
Music & Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Gene de Paul. Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn.
Based on a MGM film and “The Sobbin’ Women” by Stephen Vincent Benet.
Originally directed for Broadway by Lawrence Kasha. Originally produced on Broadway by Kaslan Productions, Inc.

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

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120 minutes inc. interval
Directions & Access Facilities

Divertimenti

Students

Guitar

12 May 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
12 May 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Queensland Conservatorium’s premiere string ensemble directed by Graeme Jennings featuring soloist Eleanor Bausch performing Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto No.1 in D Major.

Northern Passion

Faculty

Strings

12 May 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
12 May 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

Margaret Connolly, Peter Roennfeldt,
 Charlotte Burbrook de Vere and Daniel Curro join forces to celebrate chamber music from Copenhagen and Hamburg composed in the early 1860s, featuring the historic Streicher piano.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Musical Theatre

12 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
06 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

‘Go west, young man!’ America is expanding and frontiersmen are pushing westward on the Oregon Trail. However, women aren’t travelling westward in the same numbers and wives are in short supply.

In Oregon Territory, Adam Pontipee travels from his backwoods home to find a bride in the lower township. When Adam arrives back home with his new wife Millie, his six rowdy brothers hatch a plan to get brides of their own. Adapted from the MGM movie musical of the same name, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an energetic, classic romantic comedy.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

2nd year students
Director: Penny Farrow
Musical Director: Trevor Jones
Choreographer: Ben Mayne

#free ticket restrictions apply

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay.
Music & Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Gene de Paul. Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn.
Based on a MGM film and “The Sobbin’ Women” by Stephen Vincent Benet.
Originally directed for Broadway by Lawrence Kasha. Originally produced on Broadway by Kaslan Productions, Inc.

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

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120 minutes inc. interval
Directions & Access Facilities

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Musical Theatre

13 May 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
06 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

‘Go west, young man!’ America is expanding and frontiersmen are pushing westward on the Oregon Trail. However, women aren’t travelling westward in the same numbers and wives are in short supply.

In Oregon Territory, Adam Pontipee travels from his backwoods home to find a bride in the lower township. When Adam arrives back home with his new wife Millie, his six rowdy brothers hatch a plan to get brides of their own. Adapted from the MGM movie musical of the same name, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an energetic, classic romantic comedy.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

2nd year students
Director: Penny Farrow
Musical Director: Trevor Jones
Choreographer: Ben Mayne

#free ticket restrictions apply

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay.
Music & Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Gene de Paul. Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn.
Based on a MGM film and “The Sobbin’ Women” by Stephen Vincent Benet.
Originally directed for Broadway by Lawrence Kasha. Originally produced on Broadway by Kaslan Productions, Inc.

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

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120 minutes inc. interval
Directions & Access Facilities

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Musical Theatre

13 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
06 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 May 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

‘Go west, young man!’ America is expanding and frontiersmen are pushing westward on the Oregon Trail. However, women aren’t travelling westward in the same numbers and wives are in short supply.

In Oregon Territory, Adam Pontipee travels from his backwoods home to find a bride in the lower township. When Adam arrives back home with his new wife Millie, his six rowdy brothers hatch a plan to get brides of their own. Adapted from the MGM movie musical of the same name, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an energetic, classic romantic comedy.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

2nd year students
Director: Penny Farrow
Musical Director: Trevor Jones
Choreographer: Ben Mayne

#free ticket restrictions apply

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay.
Music & Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Gene de Paul. Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn.
Based on a MGM film and “The Sobbin’ Women” by Stephen Vincent Benet.
Originally directed for Broadway by Lawrence Kasha. Originally produced on Broadway by Kaslan Productions, Inc.

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

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120 minutes inc. interval
Directions & Access Facilities

New Music Ensemble

Lunchtime

Contemporary

17 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
17 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

The New Music Ensemble conducted by Vanessa Tomlinson explores new works composed especially for the ensemble, alongside existing works.

Chamber Music Showcase

Students

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

Student chamber ensembles present a spirited concert to demonstrate their skill and love of music.

Composition Department

Lunchtime

New Music

18 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
18 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Emerging composers currently learning their craft from Australia’s very best share their latest works in a lunchtime concert.

Val Machin Opera Scenes

Opera

Highlights

18 May 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
18 May 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
19 May 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Two delightful comedies, alongside one of Mozart’s great dramas join together to make up the 2017 Val Machin Opera Scenes.

Chabrier’s sparkling comedy of errors, L’Etoile is a rare French treat about a disguised King, mistaken identity, and stars that predict the future. Donizetti’s much-loved The Elixir of Love tells the story of lovelorn Nemorino, who resorts to a potion from a travelling peddler to woo the wealthy landowner, Adina. Mozarts Idomeneo, King of Crete is a grand opera seria about the many dramas following the Trojan wars.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

#Free ticket restrictions apply

90 minutes inc. interval
Directions & Access Facilities

Ba Da Boom Percussion in Concert

Students

Percussion

19 May 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
19 May 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Queensland Conservatorium resident percussion group Ba Da Boom Percussion present an invigorating showcase of works for percussion.

Val Machin Opera Scenes

Opera

Highlights

19 May 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
18 May 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
19 May 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Two delightful comedies, alongside one of Mozart’s great dramas join together to make up the 2017 Val Machin Opera Scenes.

Chabrier’s sparkling comedy of errors, L’Etoile is a rare French treat about a disguised King, mistaken identity, and stars that predict the future. Donizetti’s much-loved The Elixir of Love tells the story of lovelorn Nemorino, who resorts to a potion from a travelling peddler to woo the wealthy landowner, Adina. Mozarts Idomeneo, King of Crete is a grand opera seria about the many dramas following the Trojan wars.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

#Free ticket restrictions apply

90 minutes inc. interval
Directions & Access Facilities

Katie Noonan & Karin Schaupp — Songs of the Latin Skies

Special Event

20 May 8:00pm Conservatorium Theatre
20 May 8:00pm Conservatorium Theatre

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp have an intuitive musical connection. Their collaborations to date have earned them high praise and their latest co-creation, Songs of the Latin Skies once again promises to enchant Brisbane audiences. Together they journey through the great South American songbook of bossa nova, samba, salsa and tango, interpreting work by Gilberto Gil, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Luis Bonfá, Antônio Carlos Jobim and more.

Adult $49.90
Concession $44.90
#No free tickets available for this performance

Electronic Instruments

Music Technology

22 May 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
22 May 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

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

Javanese Gamelan – Rare Sounds

Lunchtime

24 May 1:05pm Conservatorium Foyer
24 May 1:05pm Conservatorium Foyer

A performance of beautiful traditional music from the classical Javanese repertoire featuring the Queensland Conservatorium Gamelan Ensemble.

Chamber Choir

Students

Opera & Voice

24 May 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
24 May 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Conducted by Nicholas Cleobury, the Conservatorium Chamber Choir presents an evening of exquisite choral works.

Guitar Department

Lunchtime

Guitar

25 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
25 May 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Students taught by Australian classical guitarist Karin Schaupp perform a variety of solo and ensemble works.

The Lounge: Student Band Night

Jazz

25 May 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
25 May 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

An opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy an evening of live music and smooth sounds from student-led bands from the jazz department.

Liveness in a Virtual World

Music Technology

25 May 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
25 May 7:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

A performance to delve into what it means to live in a virtual world, in a culture dominated by media technologies, and what this means for audiences today.

Daniel de Borah in Recital

Faculty

Piano

26 May 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
26 May 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

A solo recital to reveal the formidable technique and elegance of pianist Daniel
De Borah with music by Schumann including Novelettes and Kreisleriana.

Philharmonic Fusions

Orchestra

Highlights, New Music

26 May 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
26 May 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Conductor: Peter Morris
Soloist: Linley Chai

Ginastera       Harp Concerto
Lutoslawski   Chain 3
Newcomb       A Path on Which to Travel

Peter Morris conducts a contemporary orchestral program featuring the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and the newly-formed Contemporary Studio Orchestra. Symphonic works will include Ginastera’s Harp Concerto featuring student soloist Linley Chai, Lutoslawski’s Chain 3 and new works by Queensland Conservatorium student composers. The Contemporary Studio Orchestra will present the world premiere of A Path on Which to Travel by Head of Jazz, Steve Newcomb in addition to other exciting collaborative works.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

#Free ticket restrictions apply

120 minutes inc. interval
Directions & Access Facilities

Jazz Department Showcase

Jazz

Highlights

27 May 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
27 May 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

A bright and captivating collage of acts to unveil the very best vocal and instrumental students from the famed jazz department.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

Tickets for this performance will be available soon.

120 minutes inc. interval
Directions & Access Facilities

Ensemble Q: Timeless Quartets

Ensemble in Residence

28 May 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre
28 May 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre

The second of Brahms’ three piano quartets is the composer’s most personal and also most searingly intense chamber work. The slow movement is truly one of the highlights of the entire chamber music catalogue. And following this is the most important and incredible chamber work of the twentieth century. Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time is the embodiment of a musical journey. A concert not to be missed.

Adult $60
Concession $45
Student/Group $25

#Free ticket restrictions apply

June

Con2TheCabaret

02 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
02 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
03 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 June 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Second year musical theatre students present a blend of traditional, contemporary and never-before-heard arrangments of some of the world’s most treasured songs.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

This production contains adult themes and strong language.
#Free ticket restrictions apply 

2nd year students
Director: Megan Shorey
Musical Director: Trevor Jones

 

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ANAM present Stefan Dohr

Visiting Artist

Brass

03 June 7:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
03 June 7:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Principal horn of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Stefan Dohr performs works by Mozart, Ligeti, Nielsen and Dvorak.

Con2TheCabaret

03 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
02 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
03 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 June 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Second year musical theatre students present a blend of traditional, contemporary and never-before-heard arrangments of some of the world’s most treasured songs.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

This production contains adult themes and strong language.
#Free ticket restrictions apply 

2nd year students
Director: Megan Shorey
Musical Director: Trevor Jones

 

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Con2TheCabaret

08 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
02 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
03 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 June 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Second year musical theatre students present a blend of traditional, contemporary and never-before-heard arrangments of some of the world’s most treasured songs.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

This production contains adult themes and strong language.
#Free ticket restrictions apply 

2nd year students
Director: Megan Shorey
Musical Director: Trevor Jones

 

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Con2TheCabaret

09 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
02 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
03 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 June 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Second year musical theatre students present a blend of traditional, contemporary and never-before-heard arrangments of some of the world’s most treasured songs.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

This production contains adult themes and strong language.
#Free ticket restrictions apply 

2nd year students
Director: Megan Shorey
Musical Director: Trevor Jones

 

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Con2TheCabaret

10 June 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
02 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
03 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 June 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Second year musical theatre students present a blend of traditional, contemporary and never-before-heard arrangments of some of the world’s most treasured songs.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

This production contains adult themes and strong language.
#Free ticket restrictions apply 

2nd year students
Director: Megan Shorey
Musical Director: Trevor Jones

 

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Con2TheCabaret

10 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
02 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
03 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
08 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
09 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 June 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 June 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Second year musical theatre students present a blend of traditional, contemporary and never-before-heard arrangments of some of the world’s most treasured songs.

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

This production contains adult themes and strong language.
#Free ticket restrictions apply 

2nd year students
Director: Megan Shorey
Musical Director: Trevor Jones

 

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Queensland Trombone Quartet & QCGU Tuba Ensemble

23 June 1:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
23 June 1:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Brisbane Lower Brass Weekend presents Queensland’s finest young lower brass artists in a free lunchtime recital. Queensland Trombone Quartet features current and alumni students of Queensland Conservatorium, Christopher Thomson, Jamie Kennedy, David Scaife and Jake Mirabito. Performing alongside them is the QCGU Tuba Ensemble directed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra Principal Tuba, Thomas Allely.

Program to include
Charpentier                Quatuor du Forme Liturgique
Hindemith                  Morgenmusik
Verhelst                       La Tarara
Peterson-Berger         Frösöblomster
arr. Lundgren

 

New Zealand Music for Euphonium

Lunchtime

Brass

24 June 1:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
24 June 1:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Brisbane Lower Brass Weekend presents Besson Artist Byron Newton, Solo Euphonium of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band and Wellington Brass, and pianist Mitchell Leigh in a free lunchtime recital of contemporary New Zealand music for euphonium.

Program
Ritchie        Concerto for Euphonium
Cree            Brown Sound Barrel
Young         Reverie
Smith          Tilt
Hall             Kiwi Dragon

 

Brisbane Lower Brass Weekend Faculty Recital

Faculty

Brass

24 June 6:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
24 June 6:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

The fifth Brisbane Lower Brass Weekend features international faculty with invited guests from Australasia’s leading orchestras, bands and universities. This performance features world premiere performances for lower brass ensemble, as well as key contemporary repertoire for trombone quartet, tuba quartet, trombone duo, tuba and percussion and more. An evening not to be missed for brass aficionados!

Artists
Tenor Trombone: David Bremner, Matthew Allison, Jason Redman, Dale Truscott, Ben Marks
Bass Trombone: Shannon Pittaway, Tom Coyle
Euphonium: Byron Newton, Greg Aitken
Tuba: Andrew Jarvis, Thomas Allely
Piano: Mitchell Leigh
Percussion: Francois Combemorel

 

 

Ensemble Q: A Musical Vision

Ensemble in Residence

Classical

24 June 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
24 June 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Featuring guest soprano Greta Bradman, this concert showcases Mahler and Shostakovich’s extreme virtuosity and devastating beauty. Alongside these two monumental composers is Ensemble’s Q’s own Paul Dean and his wind quintet depiction of Craig Silvey’s iconic Australian novel, Jasper Jones. 

Adult $60
Concession $45
Student/Group $25

#Free ticket restrictions apply

120 minutes inc. interval
Directions & Access Facilities

Scott Kinmont and Shannon Pittaway

Lunchtime

Brass

25 June 1:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
25 June 1:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Brisbane Lower Brass Weekend presents Scott Kinmont from Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Shannon Pittaway from New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Mitchell Leigh in a free lunchtime recital of music for tenor trombone, bass trombone and piano. Scott and Shannon are members of both the Australian World Orchestra and the Australian Brass Quintet, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear two of Australia’s finest trombonists perform together in Brisbane.

Program
Taylor/Pugh    Passion Flower/Single Petal of a Rose
transcr. Slater
Persechetti       Parable
Stojowski          Fantasie
Lebedev            Concert Allegro
Schnyder          Duo Concertante

Brisbane Lower Brass Weekend Participant Recital

Brass

25 June 3:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
25 June 3:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Members of the public are invited to hear the participants of the fifth Brisbane Lower Brass Weekend and 12 faculty members from across Australasia present ensemble works for trombone choir and tuba-euphonium choir. The Brisbane Lower Brass Weekend draws together participants from all walks of life, ages and corners of the country, so the closing performance is sure to be as inspiring as it is brassy!

 

July

Behind the Music Series

Lunchtime

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

This series offers a rare glimpse into the processes involved in the preparation of creative works as leading musicians share their perspectives on making music.

Queensland Composers

Alumni

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

Join the Ady Ensemble for an evening of drama, warmth and humour as they present a selection of works from local composers.

InsideOut

Lunchtime

06 July 1:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
06 July 1:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

Coinciding with NAIDOC Week, this concert focuses on issues of identity and belonging, bringing together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff and visiting artists.

Sound and Space

Music Technology

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

Multi-instrumentalist Matthew Hitchcock and guests present a unique concert of surround sound works using a three-dimensional speaker system.

Double Bass Department

Lunchtime

Strings

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

Experience the power and depth of sound of the double bass as students perform solo pieces and chamber works.

Andrey Gugnin

Visiting Artist

Piano

14 July 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
14 July 6:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, Andrey Gugnin performs works by Bach, Schubert, Shostakovich, Michael Kieran Harvey and Stravinsky.

Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Faculty

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

In the second of three concerts, Stephen Emmerson and Michele Walsh explore the three Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Brahms, as recently published by Bärenreiter, coupled with complementary works by Mozart.

Faculty Brass Quintet

Lunchtime

Brass

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

Performing original works and arrangements for brass quintet.

The Lounge: Three Shades Blue

Jazz

20 July 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
20 July 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

With a deep blues base and heavy jazz influence, internationally regarded artists Kirstin Berardi, Dave McGuire and Joel Gregory join forces to perform a rich repertoire.

The Architect Composer

New Music

21 July 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
21 July 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

A concert to celebrate the works of Tibbits, Granger, Orrego-Salas and others, who were both composers and architects.

Wind Department

Lunchtime

Woodwind

24 July 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
24 July 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Hear the exceptional talents of students from one of the largest conservatory wind departments in the country as they take to the stage.

Cigany Weaver & Film

Jazz

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

Cigany Weaver fuse films of all eras with a tailor-made jazz manouche soundtrack in their most most ambitious foray into the world of multimedia.

Kurilpa Quartet

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

Kurilpa Quartet perform works for string quartet by Beethoven and Schumann.

Brass Department

Lunchtime

Brass

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

Student ensembles taught by leading musicians and teachers present a concert to showcase the diversity of tuba, french horn, trombone, trumpet and euphonium.

West Side Story

Musical Theatre

Highlights

27 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
27 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
28 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
03 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
04 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Set in 1950’s New York and inspired by Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is a tale of two star-crossed lovers caught between warring street gangs the ‘American’ Jets and ‘Puerto Rican’ Sharks. Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story’s legendary score blends jazz, latin and classical inspiration to create classic musical theatre numbers Tonight, Something’s Coming, I Feel Pretty and America.

Undoubtedly one of the greatest dance musicals ever written, West Side Story shows that the knife of passion can cut deep.

Adult $40
Concession $33
Student/Group $15

#Free ticket restrictions apply 

Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurens
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Entire Original Production Directed And Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Robert L. Stevens
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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Natasha Vlassenko & Oleg Stepanov

Piano

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

Natasha and Oleg celebrate the 10th anniversary of the biennial Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition with performances, recollections and surprise guest artists.

West Side Story

Musical Theatre

Highlights

28 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
27 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
28 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
03 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
04 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Set in 1950’s New York and inspired by Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is a tale of two star-crossed lovers caught between warring street gangs the ‘American’ Jets and ‘Puerto Rican’ Sharks. Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story’s legendary score blends jazz, latin and classical inspiration to create classic musical theatre numbers Tonight, Something’s Coming, I Feel Pretty and America.

Undoubtedly one of the greatest dance musicals ever written, West Side Story shows that the knife of passion can cut deep.

Adult $40
Concession $33
Student/Group $15

#Free ticket restrictions apply 

Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurens
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Entire Original Production Directed And Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Robert L. Stevens
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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West Side Story

Musical Theatre

Highlights

29 July 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
27 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
28 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
03 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
04 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Set in 1950’s New York and inspired by Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is a tale of two star-crossed lovers caught between warring street gangs the ‘American’ Jets and ‘Puerto Rican’ Sharks. Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story’s legendary score blends jazz, latin and classical inspiration to create classic musical theatre numbers Tonight, Something’s Coming, I Feel Pretty and America.

Undoubtedly one of the greatest dance musicals ever written, West Side Story shows that the knife of passion can cut deep.

Adult $40
Concession $33
Student/Group $15

#Free ticket restrictions apply 

Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurens
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Entire Original Production Directed And Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Robert L. Stevens
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

View more

West Side Story

Musical Theatre

Highlights

29 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
27 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
28 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
03 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
04 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Set in 1950’s New York and inspired by Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is a tale of two star-crossed lovers caught between warring street gangs the ‘American’ Jets and ‘Puerto Rican’ Sharks. Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story’s legendary score blends jazz, latin and classical inspiration to create classic musical theatre numbers Tonight, Something’s Coming, I Feel Pretty and America.

Undoubtedly one of the greatest dance musicals ever written, West Side Story shows that the knife of passion can cut deep.

Adult $40
Concession $33
Student/Group $15

#Free ticket restrictions apply 

Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurens
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Entire Original Production Directed And Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Robert L. Stevens
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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Wayang Kulit – Shadow Drama of Java

Students

30 July 3:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
30 July 3:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

A spellbinding display of artistry and skill through flickering lights and shadows, this performance brings ancient stories to life with a full gamelan orchestra and puppet master.

Music Technology LIVE Capstone

Music Technology

31 July 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
31 July 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

A student concert of new and original works featuring a variety of electronic and digital technology.

August

Endeavour Trio

Lunchtime

Piano, Strings, Woodwind

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

The Endeavour Trio return with guest artists to present Brahms’ Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano Op.40 and Girard’s Les Noces D’Orphee.

Queensland Trombone Quartet & James Whiting Quartet

Alumni

Brass, Jazz

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

The Queensland Trombone Quartet joins with jazz vibraphonist and percussionist James Whiting to perform a variety of jazz, rock, pop and original music.

Wind Department

Lunchtime

Woodwind

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

Hear the exceptional talents of students from one of the largest conservatory wind departments in the country as they take to the stage.

West Side Story

Musical Theatre

Highlights

03 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
27 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
28 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
03 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
04 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Set in 1950’s New York and inspired by Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is a tale of two star-crossed lovers caught between warring street gangs the ‘American’ Jets and ‘Puerto Rican’ Sharks. Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story’s legendary score blends jazz, latin and classical inspiration to create classic musical theatre numbers Tonight, Something’s Coming, I Feel Pretty and America.

Undoubtedly one of the greatest dance musicals ever written, West Side Story shows that the knife of passion can cut deep.

Adult $40
Concession $33
Student/Group $15

#Free ticket restrictions apply 

Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurens
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Entire Original Production Directed And Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Robert L. Stevens
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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Ripples

Students

New Music

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

A recital presented by students to celebrate the industry-acclaimed composition alumni who have come before them.

West Side Story

Musical Theatre

Highlights

04 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
27 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
28 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
03 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
04 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Set in 1950’s New York and inspired by Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is a tale of two star-crossed lovers caught between warring street gangs the ‘American’ Jets and ‘Puerto Rican’ Sharks. Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story’s legendary score blends jazz, latin and classical inspiration to create classic musical theatre numbers Tonight, Something’s Coming, I Feel Pretty and America.

Undoubtedly one of the greatest dance musicals ever written, West Side Story shows that the knife of passion can cut deep.

Adult $40
Concession $33
Student/Group $15

#Free ticket restrictions apply 

Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurens
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Entire Original Production Directed And Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Robert L. Stevens
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

View more

West Side Story

Musical Theatre

Highlights

05 August 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
27 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
28 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
03 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
04 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Set in 1950’s New York and inspired by Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is a tale of two star-crossed lovers caught between warring street gangs the ‘American’ Jets and ‘Puerto Rican’ Sharks. Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story’s legendary score blends jazz, latin and classical inspiration to create classic musical theatre numbers Tonight, Something’s Coming, I Feel Pretty and America.

Undoubtedly one of the greatest dance musicals ever written, West Side Story shows that the knife of passion can cut deep.

Adult $40
Concession $33
Student/Group $15

#Free ticket restrictions apply 

Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurens
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Entire Original Production Directed And Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Robert L. Stevens
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

View more

West Side Story

Musical Theatre

Highlights

05 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
27 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
28 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
29 July 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
03 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
04 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Set in 1950’s New York and inspired by Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is a tale of two star-crossed lovers caught between warring street gangs the ‘American’ Jets and ‘Puerto Rican’ Sharks. Written by the dream creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story’s legendary score blends jazz, latin and classical inspiration to create classic musical theatre numbers Tonight, Something’s Coming, I Feel Pretty and America.

Undoubtedly one of the greatest dance musicals ever written, West Side Story shows that the knife of passion can cut deep.

Adult $40
Concession $33
Student/Group $15

#Free ticket restrictions apply 

Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurens
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Entire Original Production Directed And Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Robert L. Stevens
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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Double Reed Dynamos

Ensemble in Residence

Brass, Strings, Woodwind

06 August 3:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
06 August 3:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

The versatile and innovative chamber music ensemble, the Lunaire Collective will present a concert alongside faculty, students and guests from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Real-Time Systems

Music Technology

07 August 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
07 August 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

An intriguing student concert with bespoke software instruments featuring open-source visual programming language Pure data (Pd).

Behind the Music

Behind the Music

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

This last event of the four-part series offers a rare glimpse into the processes involved in the preparation of creative works as leading musicians share their perspectives on making music.

ANAM present the Gran Partita Project

Visiting Artist

Woodwind

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

Music by Mozart featuring Nick Deutsch (oboe), Thorsten Johanns (clarinet), Ole Kristian Dahl (bassoon), and ANAM Musicians.

String Department

Lunchtime

Strings

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

A vibrant showcase of the rich sounds of the string department.

The Lounge: Tell Heaven 20th Anniversary

Jazz

10 August 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
10 August 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

Six of Queensland’s finest jazz and roots musicians celebrate 20 years of spirited gospel concerts in this affectionate homage.

Conservatorium Wind Orchestra

Wind Orchestra

11 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
11 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

The exceptional talents of the Conservatorium Wind orchestra will be on show as they present Joseph Schwantner’s epic work for Wind Orchestra and Narrator, New Morning for the World, Daybreak of Freedom, featuring text from inspirational speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.  Other works will showcase postgraduate conductors including a concerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra featuring student percussionist Jacob Enoka. 

Adult $33
Concession $21.50
Student/Group $11.50

#Free ticket restrictions apply

Alfredo Lopes Ensemble

Lunchtime

Jazz

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

This unique jazz quartet will showcase original material, drawing on stylistic influences from the likes of Ornette Coleman, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis and Joe Henderson.

The Lounge: Student Band Night

Jazz

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

An opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy an evening of live music and smooth sounds from student-led bands of the jazz department.

QCRC Professorial Lecture

Special Event

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

Peter Roennfeldt reflects on Queensland’s musical heritage, telling stories from our own backyard, while sharing his own experience as a music history researcher.

Brass Ensemble

Lunchtime

Brass

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

A high energy performance from the Queensland Conservatorium Brass Ensemble, directed by Benjamin Marks, as they present new and classic works.

Faculty Chamber Ensemble

Faculty

Strings

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

Queensland Conservatorium’s stellar staff join with guests to present two of the most sublime works in the string sextet genre from Dvořák and Brahms.

Conkelzmer Orchestra

Lunchtime

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

Led by Yitzhak Yedid, the Conklezmer Orchestra creatively rework traditional folk songs with jazz improvisations for a high-energy fusion.

Trichotomy

Ensemble in Residence

Jazz

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

The inventive and dramatic trio present their captivating blend of contemporary jazz, experimental and electronic music.

Hammerklavier

Visiting Artist

Piano

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

Renowned Australian concert pianist Gil Sullivan presents a solo recital featuring Beethoven’s ambitious Hammerklavier Sonata.

Biosphere Soundscapes

New Music

24 August 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
24 August 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

A program of immersive electroacoustic compositions to explore terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves across the globe.

3rd Year Musicale

Musical Theatre

31 August 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
31 August 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
01 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
02 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Come and join us for an evening of song from these talented final year students.

Adult $15
Concession $8
To book email musical.theatre@griffith.edu.au or call the musical theatre department on (07) 3735 3224

September

Opera Double Bill

Opera

Highlights

01 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
01 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
03 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 September 6:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
07 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Enjoy a double of French one-act operas, including Maurice Ravel’s fantasy L’enfant et les sortilèges (The Boy and the Magic) and Debussy’s L-enfant prodigue (The Prodigal Son). Set to a libretto by legendary French writer Colette, The Boy and the Magic tells the story of what happens when a bad-tempered child has too many tantrums, causing the furniture in his room to magically come to life. Debussy’s adaptation of the famous Biblical parable tells the story of the son, Azael, turning his back on his family in search of the excitement and riches of the world. See these two French operas in this special double billing.

Adult $40
Concession $33
Student/Group $15

#Free ticket restrictions apply

Sung in French with English surtitles
Director: Stephen Barlow
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Lighting: Nigel Levings
Design: Yoki Lai

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3rd Year Musicale

Musical Theatre

01 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
31 August 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
01 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
02 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Come and join us for an evening of song from these talented final year students.

Adult $15
Concession $8
To book email musical.theatre@griffith.edu.au or call the musical theatre department on (07) 3735 3224

3rd Year Musicale

Musical Theatre

02 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
31 August 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
01 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
02 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Come and join us for an evening of song from these talented final year students.

Adult $15
Concession $8
To book email musical.theatre@griffith.edu.au or call the musical theatre department on (07) 3735 3224

Opera Double Bill

Opera

Highlights

03 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre
01 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
03 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 September 6:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
07 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Enjoy a double of French one-act operas, including Maurice Ravel’s fantasy L’enfant et les sortilèges (The Boy and the Magic) and Debussy’s L-enfant prodigue (The Prodigal Son). Set to a libretto by legendary French writer Colette, The Boy and the Magic tells the story of what happens when a bad-tempered child has too many tantrums, causing the furniture in his room to magically come to life. Debussy’s adaptation of the famous Biblical parable tells the story of the son, Azael, turning his back on his family in search of the excitement and riches of the world. See these two French operas in this special double billing.

Adult $40
Concession $33
Student/Group $15

#Free ticket restrictions apply

Sung in French with English surtitles
Director: Stephen Barlow
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Lighting: Nigel Levings
Design: Yoki Lai

View more

Opera Double Bill

Opera

Highlights

05 September 6:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
01 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
03 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 September 6:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
07 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Enjoy a double of French one-act operas, including Maurice Ravel’s fantasy L’enfant et les sortilèges (The Boy and the Magic) and Debussy’s L-enfant prodigue (The Prodigal Son). Set to a libretto by legendary French writer Colette, The Boy and the Magic tells the story of what happens when a bad-tempered child has too many tantrums, causing the furniture in his room to magically come to life. Debussy’s adaptation of the famous Biblical parable tells the story of the son, Azael, turning his back on his family in search of the excitement and riches of the world. See these two French operas in this special double billing.

Adult $40
Concession $33
Student/Group $15

#Free ticket restrictions apply

Sung in French with English surtitles
Director: Stephen Barlow
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Lighting: Nigel Levings
Design: Yoki Lai

View more