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Ensemble Q Fish, Chips & Warm Beer
Fish, Chips & Warm Beer
Ensemble Q, QPAC
Fish, Chips & Warm Beer
A guided journey around Britain through the eyes of the much-loved composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, exploring lesser-known masterpieces by some of the heroes of British music and sandwiched between the beauty of English folksong. This is no ‘normal’ chamber music recital though, there will be running on stage, clinking of beer mugs, sounds of sea shanties and honouring the dead. This is a quirky, fascinating ride, a segue journey between each piece that creates a seamless experience through the back streets of London.
The New York Times wrote of Thomas Adès Catch: "His music is arrestingly original… The theatrical element is written into the piece: a pianist, a cellist and a violinist, seated on stage, fend off the attempts of a wandering clarinettist to join them… All the efforts are repelled, until the work’s wistful yet quizzical ending… He has an engaging voice and audacious imagination."
Benjamin Britten’s brilliant Sinfonietta was his first published work, written for 5 winds and 5 strings at the age of 18 while he was studying at the Royal College of Music. The program also features the Phantasy Piano Quartet by Frank Bridge, String Quartet no 3 by Elizabeth Maconchy and Three Shanties for Wind Quintet by Malcolm Arnold.
- Six Studies in English Folk Song (1926) Vaughan Williams
- String Quartet No 3 (1938) Elizabeth Maconchy
- Catch Op 4 (1991) Thomas Adès
- Three Shanties for wind quintet (1943) Malcolm Arnold
- Phantasy Piano Quartet (1910) (VW5) Bridge
- Sinfonietta Op 1 (1932) Britten
- Elegy (1915) Septimus Kelly
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Gustav Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn16 DecConservatorium Theatre, QCGU
Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Gustav Mahler will be performed by Guest Alumni.
Australian Chamber Orchestra River12 Feb 2024, 7pmConcert Hall, QPAC
A cinematic odyssey exploring the waterways that have shaped our world, in all their majesty and fragility.
Camerata Camerata & Alex Raineri: Beethoven17 Feb 2024, 7:30pmConcert Hall, QPAC
A stunning concert full of beauty and virtuosity, brought to life by Camerata and acclaimed pianist, Alex Raineri.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Worlds Collide18 Feb 2024, 11:30amConcert Hall, QPAC
From melodies as old as time, to more contemporary masterworks: distant worlds collide.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Umberto's Mahler23 - 24 Feb 2024Concert Hall, QPAC
Clocking in at over an hour, this turn-of-the-century masterwork is packed with action!
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Mozart’s Jupiter1 - 2 Mar 2024Conservatorium Theatre, QCGU
Beethoven or Schumann? It’s a tough choice – and we’re leaving it up to you when we present Mozart’s Jupiter at the Conservatorium Theatre.
Southern Cross Soloists Divine Alchemy3 Mar 2024, 3pmConcert Hall, QPAC
Explores beauty arising from unlikely places, offering a musical program born from the crucible of adversity.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Opera Gala8 - 9 Mar 2024Concert Hall, QPAC
Experience all of the highlights of Puccini’s operas in one epic gala, under the baton of Giordano Bellincampi.