Music and Performing Arts 2021 Season

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September

Ensemble Q Concert 3

Ensemble in Residence

21 September 7:00pm Conservatorium Theatre
21 September 7:00pm Conservatorium Theatre

It’s time for an uplifting and positive program, so we are bringing you one of the best – a French trio of beautiful works by Ravel and Saint-Saens.

Ravel – Tombeau de Couperin arr Paul Dean
Ravel – Piano trio
Saint-Saens – Carnival of the Animals

Featuring actor Steven Tandy, narrating a world premiere version of the Carnival of the Animals poems. Steven Tandy is well known for his role as Tom Sullivan in the beloved Australian series The Sullivans. With a career spanning 50 years in film, television and stage, Gold Matilda award winning Steven Tandy is considered royalty amongst Australian actors and we are delighted to have him join us for this special uplifting concert.

THIS CONCERT IS BEING RECORDED FOR BROADCAST BY ABC CLASSIC FM

Natsuko Yoshimoto, violin
Anne Horton, violin
Imants Larsens, viola
Trish Dean, cello
Phoebe Russell, bass
Virginia Taylor, flute
Huw Jones, oboe
Paul Dean, clarinet
David Mitchell, bassoon
Peter Luff, horn
Jacob Enoka, percussion
Daniel de Borah, piano
Samuel Choi, piano

Conservatorium Big Band

Lunchtime

Jazz

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

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

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Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

An Evening of Voice, Guitar & Harp

Students

Guitar, Opera & Voice, Strings

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

Enjoy the beautiful combination of voice, guitar and harp as top students from these departments collaborate to bring you repertoire from around the world.

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Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Class of 2021 Acting & Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

Acting, Musical Theatre, Special Event

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

A taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75 minute show. The Showcase spotlights the Bachelor of Acting and Bachelor of Musical Theatre graduating students of 2021.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

Composition Department Showcase

Lunchtime

Composition

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

A showcase of new music from the students of the Composition Department.

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Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Student Band Night 5

Students

Jazz

23 September 6:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
23 September 6:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

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

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Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Class of 2021 Acting & Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

Acting, Musical Theatre, Special Event

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

A taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75 minute show. The Showcase spotlights the Bachelor of Acting and Bachelor of Musical Theatre graduating students of 2021.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

Piano Series: Piano Student Showcase

Piano

Piano

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

A showcase of talent from the piano department, featuring:

JOSHUA NORONHA
Haydn: Sonata in E flat Major, Hob XVI-52

RUBY LUCK
Liszt: Les jeux d’eau a la Villa d’Este
Liszt: Transcendental Etude in F minor N.10

YIZHENG CAI
Massenet:  Meditation from Thaïs, for piano
Balakirev: Islamey

SAMUEL CHOI
Verdi/Liszt: Reminiscences de Norma

 

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FilmHarmonic

Orchestra

24 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
24 September 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

The Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra presents an exciting collaboration with the Griffith Film School, curated and conducted by Peter Morris. The program will feature original collaborations between student composers and filmmakers, as well as established and iconic film music performed as a live soundtrack to to the moving image.

Class of 2021 Acting & Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

Acting, Musical Theatre, Special Event

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

A taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75 minute show. The Showcase spotlights the Bachelor of Acting and Bachelor of Musical Theatre graduating students of 2021.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

Class of 2021 Acting & Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

Acting, Musical Theatre, Special Event

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

A taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75 minute show. The Showcase spotlights the Bachelor of Acting and Bachelor of Musical Theatre graduating students of 2021.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

Class of 2021 Acting & Musical Theatre Showcase

Performing Arts

Acting, Musical Theatre, Special Event

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

A taste of some of the industry’s most rich and moving repertoire has been superbly crafted to create this talent-packed 75 minute show. The Showcase spotlights the Bachelor of Acting and Bachelor of Musical Theatre graduating students of 2021.

This production contains adult themes and strong language.

Love Songs for Afghanistan

Special Event

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

The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University presents an evening of love songs in solidarity with musicians and artists across Afghanistan.

Throughout history, music and the arts have offered a voice of resistance and hope amidst political upheaval, conflict, and oppression. This also makes artists particularly vulnerable to human rights violations and violence, indeed reports have already emerged from Afghanistan of musicians burning their instruments – not out of fear for their livelihoods, but their lives.

Bringing together students, staff, and alumni from across the Conservatorium and our wider community, we send to Afghanistan our messages of peace, compassion, courage, and above all else, love.

This is a free ticketed event, with donations accepted on the night.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

October

Behind the Music: FilmHarmonic

Behind the Music

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

A lecture on artistic practice presented by the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Javanese Gamelan: Rare Sounds

Lunchtime

06 October 1:05pm Conservatorium Foyer
06 October 1:05pm Conservatorium Foyer

Be transported by the shimmering sounds of the Queensland Conservatorium Javanese Gamelan Ensemble performing a range of traditional pieces from the classical Javanese gamelan repertoire.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Guitar Extravaganza

Faculty

Guitar

06 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
06 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

This exciting celebration of the guitar will feature the Riverside Guitar Ensemble, alongside smaller guitar ensembles under the direction of Karin Schaupp.

Wind Department Lunchtime

Lunchtime

Woodwind

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

A showcase of talent from the Wind Department.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Australian Made- Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra.

Students

New Music, Woodwind

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

The Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra returns to perform an eclectic mixture of Australian works for massed instrumental ensemble. Join the saxophone cohort for an exciting exploration into the versatility of the instrument with array of music from local talent.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Pop Showcase

Students

Popular Music

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

A sparkling evening of fresh talent from the Popular Music Department.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Chamber Music Side by Side

Faculty

08 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
08 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

This celebratory concert sees students of the chamber music program perform alongside faculty and guest artists.

Reicha: Wind Quintet in E flat Major Op.88 No.2
Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes Op.34
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor Op.57
and a new work for Brass Sextet by QCGU composition students.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

The Brisbane Club Award competition

Prize

11 October 6:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall
11 October 6:30pm Ian Hanger Recital Hall

Nominated students from each of the classical departments perform as part of the Brisbane Club Award.

The Brisbane Club Award includes a cash prize of $5,000 (first prize), the Jim Massie Memorial Prize: cash prize of $2,000 (runner-up prize) and the Brisbane Club Members Choice Award valued $500.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

String Department Lunchtime

Lunchtime

Strings

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

A showcase of talent from the String Department.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Divertimenti String Ensemble

Students

Strings

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

Divertimenti String Ensemble conducted by Graeme Jennings presents masterpieces for string orchestra.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Guitar & Harp Lunchtime

Lunchtime

Guitar, Strings

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

A showcase of talent from Guitar and Harp students.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Chamber Music Showcase 3

Students

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

An evening of student ensembles from the Chamber Music course.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Chamber Music Showcase 4

Students

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

An evening of student ensembles from the Chamber Music course.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Symphonic Winds

Wind Orchestra

15 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
15 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

The Conservatorium Wind Orchestra presents a concert of major symphonic Wind Orchestra repertoire under the baton of Peter Morris.

Multimedia Project

Music Technology

Electronic

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

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

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Composition Department Showcase

Students

Composition

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

A showcase of new music from the students of the Composition Department.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Keyboard Department Lunchtime

Lunchtime

Piano

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

A showcase of talent from the Keyboard Department.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

In-Voices

Jazz

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

The Conservatorium’s premier jazz vocal ensemble In-Voices directed by Dave Spicer present a concert of unique compositions and arrangements for the genre.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Music Technology Live Capstone

Music Technology

Electronic

22 October 7:30pm Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
22 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.

Queensland Conservatorium is operating under a COVID-19 safe plan, to view current information click here.

Mahler Symphony No.5

Orchestra

Special Event

22 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre
22 October 7:30pm Conservatorium Theatre

Under the baton of Johannes Fritzsch, the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler’s blockbuster Symphony No.5, featuring the exquisite Adagietto for strings and harp said to be a love poem to Mahler’s wife, Alma. The concert opens with French composer Lili Boulanger’s Du fond de l’abîme, heart-wrenching setting of Psalm 130 which features choir and orchestra.

November

Mr Burns

Acting

Special Event

24 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
25 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
26 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
27 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, is a dark comedy by Anne Washburn. It tells the story of a group of survivors from a global catastrophe, who retell and re-enact the Cape Feare episode of the cult classic TV show, The Simpsons. Soon they become the hit theatrical troupe of this dark new world in this international comedy dissolving the barriers between high art and pop culture.

Please note that this is a roving performance and aspects of the performance will take place outside of the theatre. We recommend you wear comfortable footwear. 

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
by Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn

Playwrights Horizons, Inc. produced the New York City premiere of the play off-Broadway in 2013.

Originally produced in June, 2012 by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, DC, Howard Shalwitz, Artistic Director; Jeffrey Herrmann, Managing Director.

Mr. Burns was Commissioned by The Civilians, New York, NY Steven Cosson, Artistic Director

For the language of the remembering of the Simpsons’ episode, Cape Feare, the author would like to credit the Civilians actors involved in the initial workshop: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Maria Dizzia, Gibson Frazier, Matt Maher, Jennifer Morris, Colleen Werthmann and Sam Breslin Wright.                                                                          

An Amateur Production By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical,
on behalf of SAMUEL FRENCH INC.
www.origintheatrical.com.au

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Mr Burns

Acting

Special Event

25 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
25 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
26 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
27 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, is a dark comedy by Anne Washburn. It tells the story of a group of survivors from a global catastrophe, who retell and re-enact the Cape Feare episode of the cult classic TV show, The Simpsons. Soon they become the hit theatrical troupe of this dark new world in this international comedy dissolving the barriers between high art and pop culture.

Please note that this is a roving performance and aspects of the performance will take place outside of the theatre. We recommend you wear comfortable footwear. 

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
by Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn

Playwrights Horizons, Inc. produced the New York City premiere of the play off-Broadway in 2013.

Originally produced in June, 2012 by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, DC, Howard Shalwitz, Artistic Director; Jeffrey Herrmann, Managing Director.

Mr. Burns was Commissioned by The Civilians, New York, NY Steven Cosson, Artistic Director

For the language of the remembering of the Simpsons’ episode, Cape Feare, the author would like to credit the Civilians actors involved in the initial workshop: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Maria Dizzia, Gibson Frazier, Matt Maher, Jennifer Morris, Colleen Werthmann and Sam Breslin Wright.                                                                          

An Amateur Production By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical,
on behalf of SAMUEL FRENCH INC.
www.origintheatrical.com.au

View more

Mr Burns

Acting

Special Event

26 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
25 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
26 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
27 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, is a dark comedy by Anne Washburn. It tells the story of a group of survivors from a global catastrophe, who retell and re-enact the Cape Feare episode of the cult classic TV show, The Simpsons. Soon they become the hit theatrical troupe of this dark new world in this international comedy dissolving the barriers between high art and pop culture.

Please note that this is a roving performance and aspects of the performance will take place outside of the theatre. We recommend you wear comfortable footwear. 

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
by Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn

Playwrights Horizons, Inc. produced the New York City premiere of the play off-Broadway in 2013.

Originally produced in June, 2012 by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, DC, Howard Shalwitz, Artistic Director; Jeffrey Herrmann, Managing Director.

Mr. Burns was Commissioned by The Civilians, New York, NY Steven Cosson, Artistic Director

For the language of the remembering of the Simpsons’ episode, Cape Feare, the author would like to credit the Civilians actors involved in the initial workshop: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Maria Dizzia, Gibson Frazier, Matt Maher, Jennifer Morris, Colleen Werthmann and Sam Breslin Wright.                                                                          

An Amateur Production By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical,
on behalf of SAMUEL FRENCH INC.
www.origintheatrical.com.au

View more

Mr Burns

Acting

Special Event

27 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
24 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
25 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
26 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre
27 November 7:30pm Burke St Studio Theatre

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, is a dark comedy by Anne Washburn. It tells the story of a group of survivors from a global catastrophe, who retell and re-enact the Cape Feare episode of the cult classic TV show, The Simpsons. Soon they become the hit theatrical troupe of this dark new world in this international comedy dissolving the barriers between high art and pop culture.

Please note that this is a roving performance and aspects of the performance will take place outside of the theatre. We recommend you wear comfortable footwear. 

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
by Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn

Playwrights Horizons, Inc. produced the New York City premiere of the play off-Broadway in 2013.

Originally produced in June, 2012 by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, DC, Howard Shalwitz, Artistic Director; Jeffrey Herrmann, Managing Director.

Mr. Burns was Commissioned by The Civilians, New York, NY Steven Cosson, Artistic Director

For the language of the remembering of the Simpsons’ episode, Cape Feare, the author would like to credit the Civilians actors involved in the initial workshop: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Maria Dizzia, Gibson Frazier, Matt Maher, Jennifer Morris, Colleen Werthmann and Sam Breslin Wright.                                                                          

An Amateur Production By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical,
on behalf of SAMUEL FRENCH INC.
www.origintheatrical.com.au

View more