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July

Clocked Out with Peter Knight

Ensemble in Residence

Experimental

31 July 6:00pm Other
31 July 6:00pm Other

Alumni, and director of the Australian Art Orchestra Peter Knight, teams up with longterm collaborators in their first trio performance.

August

Wicked – cancelled

Performing Arts

Acting, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts

06 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
06 August 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Unfortunately our 2020 production of Wicked has been cancelled. While we haven’t taken this decision lightly, the health and wellbeing of our students and audience is at the forefront of our decision making and we thank you for your understanding.

QTIX will handle all refunds on behalf of Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. For patrons who purchased ticket(s) using credit card via QTIX, you will automatically receive a refund of the full purchase price to the same credit card and no further action from you is required. For patrons who purchased ticket(s) using cash, Paypal or EFTPOS, please call the QTIX Box Office on [email protected]  with your booking reference number to receive a refund of the full purchase price


Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba.

Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future.

Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of
the West.

DIRECTOR: Alister Smith
CONDUCTOR: Peter Morris
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Heidi Loveland

Away By Michael Gow – cancelled

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

18 August 7:30pm Brisbane Powerhouse
18 August 7:30pm Brisbane Powerhouse

Unfortunately our 2020 production of Away at Brisbane Powerhouse has been cancelled. While we haven’t taken this decision lightly, the health and wellbeing of our students and audience is at the forefront of our decision making and we thank you for your understanding.

Ticket buyers will be provided with a full refund via Brisbane Powerhouse.

  • If you purchased your tickets online, the card holder will receive an automatic refund within the next 15-20 working days.
  • If you purchased your tickets over the phone or counter at Brisbane Powerhouse, the friendly team will be in touch with you soon to organise a refund.

If you have any questions about your refund, please contact the Brisbane Powerhouse Box Office on [email protected]

Michael Gow’s Away is one of Australia’s most popular plays. Set in the summer of 1967-68, it focuses on three families embarking on their summer holiday at the end of the year. The families are seen as a cross section of the Australian community. During each of the holidays there is a storm and they coincidently end up on the same beach.

DIRECTOR: Jacqui Somerville

Double Bass Class Lunchtime Concert

Students

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

A performance by the talented students of the Double Bass class.

String Lunchtime Concert

Lunchtime

Strings

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

These lunchtime concerts feature talented students from the String Department. The are pleased to present a varied program showcasing their abilities.

Apparition

Faculty

Opera & Voice

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

Pianist Stephen Emmerson and soprano Margaret Schindler will present a program of songs by American composers Charles Ives and George Crumb including his masterpiece Apparition.

The Rafael Karlen Quintet

28 August 7:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
28 August 7:00pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

The Rafael Karlen Quintet features award-winning musicians playing the music of composer and saxophonist Rafael Karlen. They will perform recent works written when Rafael was Composer-in-Residence in the Peggy Glanville Hicks House in Sydney alongside pieces originally commissioned for the opening of the Brisbane International Jazz Festival.

September

Student Band Night

Students

Jazz

03 September 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
03 September 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

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

Béatrice et Bénédict

Opera

Classical, Opera & Voice

05 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
08 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
10 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
12 September 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Based on the Shakespeare classic, Much Ado About Nothing, Hector Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict is a comic opera involving two very different pairs of lovers – the first, Claudio and Héro, are traditionally tender and loving, and the other, Béatrice and Bénédict, completely the opposite. The friction between this pair creates a timeless tale of secrets, lies, humour and mistaken identity. Set to Berlioz’s lush and romantic score, and conducted by Johannes Fritzsch, this is an opera that the whole family will enjoy.

Real Time Systems

Music Technology

Electronic, Experimental

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

First year Creative Music Technology students present a concert with bespoke software instruments using open-source visual programming language Pure data (Pd).

Real Time Systems

Béatrice et Bénédict

Opera

Classical, Opera & Voice

08 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
08 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
10 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
12 September 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Based on the Shakespeare classic, Much Ado About Nothing, Hector Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict is a comic opera involving two very different pairs of lovers – the first, Claudio and Héro, are traditionally tender and loving, and the other, Béatrice and Bénédict, completely the opposite. The friction between this pair creates a timeless tale of secrets, lies, humour and mistaken identity. Set to Berlioz’s lush and romantic score, and conducted by Johannes Fritzsch, this is an opera that the whole family will enjoy.

Piano Lunchtime Concert

Lunchtime

Piano

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

Performances of top students from the Piano Area.

Piano Concert

Béatrice et Bénédict

Opera

Classical, Opera & Voice

10 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
08 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
10 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
12 September 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Based on the Shakespeare classic, Much Ado About Nothing, Hector Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict is a comic opera involving two very different pairs of lovers – the first, Claudio and Héro, are traditionally tender and loving, and the other, Béatrice and Bénédict, completely the opposite. The friction between this pair creates a timeless tale of secrets, lies, humour and mistaken identity. Set to Berlioz’s lush and romantic score, and conducted by Johannes Fritzsch, this is an opera that the whole family will enjoy.

Béatrice et Bénédict

Opera

Classical, Opera & Voice

12 September 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
05 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
08 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
10 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
12 September 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Based on the Shakespeare classic, Much Ado About Nothing, Hector Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict is a comic opera involving two very different pairs of lovers – the first, Claudio and Héro, are traditionally tender and loving, and the other, Béatrice and Bénédict, completely the opposite. The friction between this pair creates a timeless tale of secrets, lies, humour and mistaken identity. Set to Berlioz’s lush and romantic score, and conducted by Johannes Fritzsch, this is an opera that the whole family will enjoy.

Sound in Space

Faculty

Electronic, Experimental, Music Technology

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

A biennial celebration of multichannel composition, sound diffusion, and live performance, all in surround-sound.

Sound in Space

Class of 2020 Acting and Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

16 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
18 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 7:30pm Other
22 September 1:00pm Other
22 September 7:30pm Other
24 September 7:30pm Other
25 September 1:00pm Other
25 September 7:30pm Other

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75-minute show.
This showcase introduces the first cohort of graduating students from the Bachelor of Acting, alongside students from the Bachelor of Musical
Theatre. Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2020. This production contains adult themes and strong language.

PRODUCER: Paul Sabey


CREATIVE DIRECTION:
Paul Sabey
Megan Shorey
Jacqui Somerville
Kate Wilson

PIANIST: Heidi Loveland

Brisbane Showcase
Wednesday 16 September, 7.30 pm
Thursday 17 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 18 September, 7.30 pm
Saturday 19 September,
2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Melbourne Showcase
Monday 21 September, 7.30 pm
Tuesday 22 September, 1.00 pm*
Tuesday 22 September, 7.30 pm

Sydney Showcase
Thursday 24 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 25 September, 1.00 pm*
Friday 25 September, 7.30 pm

*Industry Only Performance
(Please contact the Performing Arts
department for invitations)

 

 

Class of 2020 Acting and Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

17 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
18 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 7:30pm Other
22 September 1:00pm Other
22 September 7:30pm Other
24 September 7:30pm Other
25 September 1:00pm Other
25 September 7:30pm Other

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75-minute show.
This showcase introduces the first cohort of graduating students from the Bachelor of Acting, alongside students from the Bachelor of Musical
Theatre. Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2020. This production contains adult themes and strong language.

PRODUCER: Paul Sabey


CREATIVE DIRECTION:
Paul Sabey
Megan Shorey
Jacqui Somerville
Kate Wilson

PIANIST: Heidi Loveland

Brisbane Showcase
Wednesday 16 September, 7.30 pm
Thursday 17 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 18 September, 7.30 pm
Saturday 19 September,
2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Melbourne Showcase
Monday 21 September, 7.30 pm
Tuesday 22 September, 1.00 pm*
Tuesday 22 September, 7.30 pm

Sydney Showcase
Thursday 24 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 25 September, 1.00 pm*
Friday 25 September, 7.30 pm

*Industry Only Performance
(Please contact the Performing Arts
department for invitations)

 

 

ByWays One – Phil Treloar

Faculty

Percussion

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

In a program which continues the development of his concept, Collective Autonomy, Phil Treloar presents spontaneous explorations for solo marimba integrating tonal and a-tonal structures, and ‘Bi-Ways One’, a new piece by Treloar designed to explore and extend relationships between notation in mobile form (Miller) and improvised responses (Treloar) as a dialogical process.

Class of 2020 Acting and Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

18 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
18 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 7:30pm Other
22 September 1:00pm Other
22 September 7:30pm Other
24 September 7:30pm Other
25 September 1:00pm Other
25 September 7:30pm Other

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75-minute show.
This showcase introduces the first cohort of graduating students from the Bachelor of Acting, alongside students from the Bachelor of Musical
Theatre. Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2020. This production contains adult themes and strong language.

PRODUCER: Paul Sabey


CREATIVE DIRECTION:
Paul Sabey
Megan Shorey
Jacqui Somerville
Kate Wilson

PIANIST: Heidi Loveland

Brisbane Showcase
Wednesday 16 September, 7.30 pm
Thursday 17 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 18 September, 7.30 pm
Saturday 19 September,
2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Melbourne Showcase
Monday 21 September, 7.30 pm
Tuesday 22 September, 1.00 pm*
Tuesday 22 September, 7.30 pm

Sydney Showcase
Thursday 24 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 25 September, 1.00 pm*
Friday 25 September, 7.30 pm

*Industry Only Performance
(Please contact the Performing Arts
department for invitations)

 

 

Class of 2020 Acting and Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

19 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
18 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 7:30pm Other
22 September 1:00pm Other
22 September 7:30pm Other
24 September 7:30pm Other
25 September 1:00pm Other
25 September 7:30pm Other

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75-minute show.
This showcase introduces the first cohort of graduating students from the Bachelor of Acting, alongside students from the Bachelor of Musical
Theatre. Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2020. This production contains adult themes and strong language.

PRODUCER: Paul Sabey


CREATIVE DIRECTION:
Paul Sabey
Megan Shorey
Jacqui Somerville
Kate Wilson

PIANIST: Heidi Loveland

Brisbane Showcase
Wednesday 16 September, 7.30 pm
Thursday 17 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 18 September, 7.30 pm
Saturday 19 September,
2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Melbourne Showcase
Monday 21 September, 7.30 pm
Tuesday 22 September, 1.00 pm*
Tuesday 22 September, 7.30 pm

Sydney Showcase
Thursday 24 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 25 September, 1.00 pm*
Friday 25 September, 7.30 pm

*Industry Only Performance
(Please contact the Performing Arts
department for invitations)

 

 

Class of 2020 Acting and Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

19 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
16 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
18 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 7:30pm Other
22 September 1:00pm Other
22 September 7:30pm Other
24 September 7:30pm Other
25 September 1:00pm Other
25 September 7:30pm Other

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75-minute show.
This showcase introduces the first cohort of graduating students from the Bachelor of Acting, alongside students from the Bachelor of Musical
Theatre. Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2020. This production contains adult themes and strong language.

PRODUCER: Paul Sabey


CREATIVE DIRECTION:
Paul Sabey
Megan Shorey
Jacqui Somerville
Kate Wilson

PIANIST: Heidi Loveland

Brisbane Showcase
Wednesday 16 September, 7.30 pm
Thursday 17 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 18 September, 7.30 pm
Saturday 19 September,
2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Melbourne Showcase
Monday 21 September, 7.30 pm
Tuesday 22 September, 1.00 pm*
Tuesday 22 September, 7.30 pm

Sydney Showcase
Thursday 24 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 25 September, 1.00 pm*
Friday 25 September, 7.30 pm

*Industry Only Performance
(Please contact the Performing Arts
department for invitations)

 

 

Concerto Festival

Orchestra

Classical

20 September 11:00am Conservatorium Theatre
20 September 11:00am Conservatorium Theatre
20 September 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Join the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, conductors Peter Luff and Peter Morris and selected student soloists as we present a mini festival of concerto performances. Plan to come and experience a series of rolling concerts throughout the day, with short breaks during which time there will be plenty of opportunity to engage with the soloists, conductors and fellow audience members.

Concerto Festival

Orchestra

Classical

20 September 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
20 September 11:00am Conservatorium Theatre
20 September 2:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Join the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, conductors Peter Luff and Peter Morris and selected student soloists as we present a mini festival of concerto performances. Plan to come and experience a series of rolling concerts throughout the day, with short breaks during which time there will be plenty of opportunity to engage with the soloists, conductors and fellow audience members.

Class of 2020 Acting and Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

21 September 7:30pm Other
16 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
18 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 7:30pm Other
22 September 1:00pm Other
22 September 7:30pm Other
24 September 7:30pm Other
25 September 1:00pm Other
25 September 7:30pm Other

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75-minute show.
This showcase introduces the first cohort of graduating students from the Bachelor of Acting, alongside students from the Bachelor of Musical
Theatre. Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2020. This production contains adult themes and strong language.

PRODUCER: Paul Sabey


CREATIVE DIRECTION:
Paul Sabey
Megan Shorey
Jacqui Somerville
Kate Wilson

PIANIST: Heidi Loveland

Brisbane Showcase
Wednesday 16 September, 7.30 pm
Thursday 17 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 18 September, 7.30 pm
Saturday 19 September,
2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Melbourne Showcase
Monday 21 September, 7.30 pm
Tuesday 22 September, 1.00 pm*
Tuesday 22 September, 7.30 pm

Sydney Showcase
Thursday 24 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 25 September, 1.00 pm*
Friday 25 September, 7.30 pm

*Industry Only Performance
(Please contact the Performing Arts
department for invitations)

 

 

Class of 2020 Acting and Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

22 September 1:00pm Other
16 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
18 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 7:30pm Other
22 September 1:00pm Other
22 September 7:30pm Other
24 September 7:30pm Other
25 September 1:00pm Other
25 September 7:30pm Other

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75-minute show.
This showcase introduces the first cohort of graduating students from the Bachelor of Acting, alongside students from the Bachelor of Musical
Theatre. Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2020. This production contains adult themes and strong language.

PRODUCER: Paul Sabey


CREATIVE DIRECTION:
Paul Sabey
Megan Shorey
Jacqui Somerville
Kate Wilson

PIANIST: Heidi Loveland

Brisbane Showcase
Wednesday 16 September, 7.30 pm
Thursday 17 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 18 September, 7.30 pm
Saturday 19 September,
2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Melbourne Showcase
Monday 21 September, 7.30 pm
Tuesday 22 September, 1.00 pm*
Tuesday 22 September, 7.30 pm

Sydney Showcase
Thursday 24 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 25 September, 1.00 pm*
Friday 25 September, 7.30 pm

*Industry Only Performance
(Please contact the Performing Arts
department for invitations)

 

 

Class of 2020 Acting and Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

22 September 7:30pm Other
16 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
18 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 7:30pm Other
22 September 1:00pm Other
22 September 7:30pm Other
24 September 7:30pm Other
25 September 1:00pm Other
25 September 7:30pm Other

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75-minute show.
This showcase introduces the first cohort of graduating students from the Bachelor of Acting, alongside students from the Bachelor of Musical
Theatre. Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2020. This production contains adult themes and strong language.

PRODUCER: Paul Sabey


CREATIVE DIRECTION:
Paul Sabey
Megan Shorey
Jacqui Somerville
Kate Wilson

PIANIST: Heidi Loveland

Brisbane Showcase
Wednesday 16 September, 7.30 pm
Thursday 17 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 18 September, 7.30 pm
Saturday 19 September,
2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Melbourne Showcase
Monday 21 September, 7.30 pm
Tuesday 22 September, 1.00 pm*
Tuesday 22 September, 7.30 pm

Sydney Showcase
Thursday 24 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 25 September, 1.00 pm*
Friday 25 September, 7.30 pm

*Industry Only Performance
(Please contact the Performing Arts
department for invitations)

 

 

Wind Department Lunchtime Concert

Lunchtime

Woodwind

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

A concert featuring the chamber groups from the QCGU wind department.

Student Band Night

Students

Jazz

24 September 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer
24 September 6:00pm Conservatorium Foyer

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

Class of 2020 Acting and Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

24 September 7:30pm Other
16 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
18 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 7:30pm Other
22 September 1:00pm Other
22 September 7:30pm Other
24 September 7:30pm Other
25 September 1:00pm Other
25 September 7:30pm Other

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75-minute show.
This showcase introduces the first cohort of graduating students from the Bachelor of Acting, alongside students from the Bachelor of Musical
Theatre. Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2020. This production contains adult themes and strong language.

PRODUCER: Paul Sabey


CREATIVE DIRECTION:
Paul Sabey
Megan Shorey
Jacqui Somerville
Kate Wilson

PIANIST: Heidi Loveland

Brisbane Showcase
Wednesday 16 September, 7.30 pm
Thursday 17 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 18 September, 7.30 pm
Saturday 19 September,
2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Melbourne Showcase
Monday 21 September, 7.30 pm
Tuesday 22 September, 1.00 pm*
Tuesday 22 September, 7.30 pm

Sydney Showcase
Thursday 24 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 25 September, 1.00 pm*
Friday 25 September, 7.30 pm

*Industry Only Performance
(Please contact the Performing Arts
department for invitations)

 

 

Class of 2020 Acting and Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

25 September 1:00pm Other
16 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
18 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 7:30pm Other
22 September 1:00pm Other
22 September 7:30pm Other
24 September 7:30pm Other
25 September 1:00pm Other
25 September 7:30pm Other

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75-minute show.
This showcase introduces the first cohort of graduating students from the Bachelor of Acting, alongside students from the Bachelor of Musical
Theatre. Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2020. This production contains adult themes and strong language.

PRODUCER: Paul Sabey


CREATIVE DIRECTION:
Paul Sabey
Megan Shorey
Jacqui Somerville
Kate Wilson

PIANIST: Heidi Loveland

Brisbane Showcase
Wednesday 16 September, 7.30 pm
Thursday 17 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 18 September, 7.30 pm
Saturday 19 September,
2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Melbourne Showcase
Monday 21 September, 7.30 pm
Tuesday 22 September, 1.00 pm*
Tuesday 22 September, 7.30 pm

Sydney Showcase
Thursday 24 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 25 September, 1.00 pm*
Friday 25 September, 7.30 pm

*Industry Only Performance
(Please contact the Performing Arts
department for invitations)

 

 

Class of 2020 Acting and Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

25 September 7:30pm Other
16 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
17 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
18 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
19 September 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
21 September 7:30pm Other
22 September 1:00pm Other
22 September 7:30pm Other
24 September 7:30pm Other
25 September 1:00pm Other
25 September 7:30pm Other

A delicious taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75-minute show.
This showcase introduces the first cohort of graduating students from the Bachelor of Acting, alongside students from the Bachelor of Musical
Theatre. Putting the spotlight firmly on the graduating class of 2020. This production contains adult themes and strong language.

PRODUCER: Paul Sabey


CREATIVE DIRECTION:
Paul Sabey
Megan Shorey
Jacqui Somerville
Kate Wilson

PIANIST: Heidi Loveland

Brisbane Showcase
Wednesday 16 September, 7.30 pm
Thursday 17 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 18 September, 7.30 pm
Saturday 19 September,
2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Melbourne Showcase
Monday 21 September, 7.30 pm
Tuesday 22 September, 1.00 pm*
Tuesday 22 September, 7.30 pm

Sydney Showcase
Thursday 24 September, 7.30 pm
Friday 25 September, 1.00 pm*
Friday 25 September, 7.30 pm

*Industry Only Performance
(Please contact the Performing Arts
department for invitations)

 

 

The Italian Songbook (Das Italienisches Liederbuch) by Hugo Wolf

Opera

Opera & Voice

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

Love and disdain, adoration and contempt, fights and forgiveness-Wolf’s Italian Songbook is a catalogue of vicissitudes of any typical relationship. In this immersive presentation, the product of a week’s tutoring with international vocal coach Philip Mayers, the narrative will be divided amongst several couples, each charting their own emotional journey from various positions within the performance space.

Ensemble Q: A Grand Façade

Ensemble in Residence

Classical

27 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre
27 September 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre

QCGU Alumni Philip Mayers joins Ensemble in the joint role of pianist and narrator in this blockbuster program of 20th century masterworks. Starting with Martinu’s outrageous music for a ballet set in a kitchen where twirling sticks, a pot, a lid and a dishcloth are the main characters, this intensely quirky concert-suite features the greatest “Charleston’ ever conceived for the chamber music stage! Bartok’s mesmerising and exhilarating sonata for 2 pianos and percussion and the timelessly sublime piano trio by Ravel will take you to extraordinary places before setting you down in the fantasy world of Walton’s Facade for speaker and instrumental ensemble. Using the poetry of Edith Sitwell, Walton crafted this ‘entertainment’ with such grace and humour that it will leave you laughing, smirking, a little teary or just tapping your toe to the ubiquitous fox trot! We are delighted to welcome back outstanding Kristian Winther as our guest violinist for this program.

 

October

String Lunchtime Concert

Lunchtime

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

These lunchtime concerts feature talented students from the String Department. They are pleased to present a varied program showcasing their abilities.

Chamber Concert

Piano Lunchtime Concert

Lunchtime

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

Performances of top students from the Piano Department.

Piano Concert

Clocked Out with Evaristo Aguilar

Ensemble in Residence

Experimental

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

Mexican percussionist Evaristo has worked with Tomlinson in Mexico and the UK, but this concert marks the trios first concert together. Featuring new work by Melbourne artist Rosemary Joy.

Symphony of Winds

Students

Classical

09 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
09 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

The Conservatorium Wind Orchestra presents a program of iconic original symphonic repertoire for winds, brass and percussion.

CONDUCTOR: Peter Morris

Real Time Systems

Music Technology

Electronic

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

First year Creative Music Technology students showcase live performance, computer programming and digital signal processing with open-source visual language Pure Data (Pd).

Real Time Systems

Raised Voices & In-Voices

Jazz

Jazz

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

The Conservatorium’s premier jazz vocal ensembles Raised Voices and In-Voices present a double bill of unique compositions and arrangements for the genre.

Conservatorium Big Band

Students

Jazz

15 October 1:05pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
15 October 1:05pm 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.

Ein Heldenleben

Orchestra

Classical

16 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
16 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

The Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra presents a unique program of works conducted by Johannes Fritzsch.

The first half will include newly commissioned work by Australian composer Isabella Gerometta and Lili Boulanger’s Du fond de l’abîme. The concert will conclude with Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), a musical autobiography filled with unflinching bravado.

 

Ensemble Q: Full Score

Ensemble in Residence

18 October 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre
18 October 3:00pm Conservatorium Theatre

We welcome back one of the world’s greatest violinists to the Conservatorium stage, Alexander Sitkovetsky. With a ‘gun on every chair’ the Schubert Octet promises to be a defining performance of this masterful work, followed by the equally monumental first Concerto Grosso by Russian composer Alfred Schnittke. Watch the visually artistically composed score come to life on the stage wall while the two solo violins and pianist/harpsichordist are put through their virtuoso paces in this rarely heard, exciting masterpiece. Joining Sitkovetsky in the solo roles are young virtuoso violinist Harry Bennetts and pianist Daniel de Borah, with a string orchestra of Ensemble Q and highly talented mentees, conducted by Umberto Clerici.

 

MultiMedia Project

Music Technology

Electronic, Experimental

19 October 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
19 October 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

Second year Creative Music Technology students present live audio-visual compositions created with Touch Designer.

MultiMedia Concert

Chamber Showcase Concert

Students

Classical

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

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

Wind Department Lunchtime

Lunchtime

Woodwind

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

A recital featuring our graduating wind students.

New Australian Play

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

22 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
22 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
23 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 October 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

2nd year acting students will be performing in a brand-new work by the Brisbane writer and playwright, Elise Greig.
This new Australian theatre production gives the students an opportunity to investigate the creation of an original piece of writing with a professional writer/director, on the development of a new play.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

LIVE Capstone

Music Technology

Electronic

23 October 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
23 October 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall

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

Music Technology

New Australian Play

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

23 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
22 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
23 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 October 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

2nd year acting students will be performing in a brand-new work by the Brisbane writer and playwright, Elise Greig.
This new Australian theatre production gives the students an opportunity to investigate the creation of an original piece of writing with a professional writer/director, on the development of a new play.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

New Australian Play

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

24 October 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
22 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
23 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 October 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

2nd year acting students will be performing in a brand-new work by the Brisbane writer and playwright, Elise Greig.
This new Australian theatre production gives the students an opportunity to investigate the creation of an original piece of writing with a professional writer/director, on the development of a new play.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

New Australian Play

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

24 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
22 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
23 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 October 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 October 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

2nd year acting students will be performing in a brand-new work by the Brisbane writer and playwright, Elise Greig.
This new Australian theatre production gives the students an opportunity to investigate the creation of an original piece of writing with a professional writer/director, on the development of a new play.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

Chamber Showcase Concert

Students

Classical

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

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

November

Legally Blonde

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle charms
her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realises her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

 

 

Music and Lyrics by

Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Book by

Heather Hach

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown

and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Legally Blonde

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

11 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle charms
her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realises her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

 

 

Music and Lyrics by

Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Book by

Heather Hach

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown

and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Legally Blonde

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle charms
her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realises her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

 

 

Music and Lyrics by

Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Book by

Heather Hach

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown

and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Legally Blonde

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle charms
her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realises her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

 

 

Music and Lyrics by

Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Book by

Heather Hach

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown

and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Legally Blonde

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

14 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle charms
her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realises her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

 

 

Music and Lyrics by

Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Book by

Heather Hach

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown

and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Legally Blonde

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
10 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
11 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
12 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
13 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 2:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
14 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle charms
her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realises her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

 

 

Music and Lyrics by

Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Book by

Heather Hach

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown

and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Val Machin Opera Scenes: Dido and Aeneas

Opera

Classical, Opera & Voice

24 November 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
24 November 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
25 November 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Henry Purcell’s dramatic work tells the compelling story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and Aeneas, a Trojan hero. They fall madly in love, but an evil sorceress plots to cause the downfall of Carthage, and with that, the destruction of Dido and Aeneas’ love. Aeneas seeks to defy the gods in order to remain with his beloved Dido. Dido on the other hand, feels betrayed by his perceived disloyalty and her desperation triggers a chain of events that, like most operas, does not end well…

Special thanks to Dr Glenda Powell OAM, whose long-standing support of the Val Machin Opera Scenes, named in memory of her mother, has continued to provide our emerging opera students with invaluable experiences at the Conservatorium.

Val Machin Opera Scenes: Dido and Aeneas

Opera

Classical, Opera & Voice

25 November 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
24 November 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
25 November 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Henry Purcell’s dramatic work tells the compelling story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and Aeneas, a Trojan hero. They fall madly in love, but an evil sorceress plots to cause the downfall of Carthage, and with that, the destruction of Dido and Aeneas’ love. Aeneas seeks to defy the gods in order to remain with his beloved Dido. Dido on the other hand, feels betrayed by his perceived disloyalty and her desperation triggers a chain of events that, like most operas, does not end well…

Special thanks to Dr Glenda Powell OAM, whose long-standing support of the Val Machin Opera Scenes, named in memory of her mother, has continued to provide our emerging opera students with invaluable experiences at the Conservatorium.

December

Celebrating a Musical Christmas

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

02 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral
02 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral
03 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral

Performing Arts department staff and students celebrate Christmas through music and drama in the stunning surrounds of and in partnership with St John’s Cathedral.

Celebrating a Musical Christmas

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre

03 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral
02 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral
03 December 7:30pm St John's Cathedral

Performing Arts department staff and students celebrate Christmas through music and drama in the stunning surrounds of and in partnership with St John’s Cathedral.