Queensland String Concert Guide

Find all your local String Concerts in one place. String Concert Guide for Brisbane, South East Queensland and Northern NSW.
To have your string event listed, please contact us a week before the first of the month.

Mar
31
Fri
60th Anniversary Gala – Presented by Qld Conservatorium @ Conservatorium Theatre, Qld Conservatorium of Music
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm

Celebrate the Conservatorium’s 60th anniversary with a gala concert featuring award-winning alumni and students performing a diverse program of jazz, musical theatre, opera and orchestral repertoire.

Highlights of the night will include the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and the opera students performing a selection from Verdi’s Falstaff and the musical theatre department presenting a number from 42nd Street.

ARIA award-winning vocalist Katie Noonan will front the All-Star Big Band alongside Kristin Beradi and saxophonist Zac Hurren, and Grammy award-winning flautist Tim Muron will return from Chicago for a genre-bending performance.

Opera alumna Milica Ilic and musical theatre alumnus Billy Bourchier will return to lead the combined voices of musical theatre and opera students for the grand finale from Bernstein’s operetta Candide. Truly a night to remember!

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Apr
1
Sat
Pacific Chamber Players @ Caloundra Uniting Church
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday April 1
Caloundra Uniting Church, 2.00pm

MOZART Quintet for Clarinet, Basset Horn and String Trio, KV App 90
SCHUBERT String Quartet No 13 in A minor Op 29, ‘Rosamunde’
MENDELSSOHN Concert Piece No 2 for Clarinet, Basset Horn and Piano Op 114
SCHUMAN Piano Quartet in Eb Op 47

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Kiddies Cushion Concert – Presented by Brisbane Concert Orchestra @ Red Hill Community Sports Club
Apr 1 @ 2:30 pm

 

Join the Brisbane Concert Orchestra for a musical and energetic afternoon as the orchestra takes children of all ages on a symphonic journey!

The annual BCO Kiddies Cushion Concert introduces children to the range of orchestral instruments where they are encouraged to listen, learn and engage in a broad range of musical genres in a friendly and supportive environment.

 

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‘Violin Xtreme’ – Alexandre Da Costa (Canada) violin virtuoso – @ Sandgate Town Hall
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm

I was delighted: what a violinist, beauty of sound, fastest fingers I have heard yet, the good taste to play different styles and great humour. Chapeau! Leon Spierer (Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster 1963-1993)
Join Alexandre Da Costa in a world where extreme virtuosity and musical fireworks meet sensitivity and the irresistible lure of the violin.
Hailed as a “Rock Star of the violin”, Canadian JUNO award-winner Alexandre Da Costa performs and records with the world’s best orchestras and once you hear him, you’ll understand why.
Winner of many national and international first prizes, including the International Violin Competition Pablo Sarasate, Alexandre Da Costa has performed the major halls of Vienna (Musikverein), Berlin (Philharmonie), New York (Carnegie Hall), Beijing (Poly-Theater) and beyond. He has played and recorded as guest soloist with more than a 100 different orchestras including London’s Royal Philharmonic, the Vienna, Berlin, Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras, the Dresden, Bergen, Buffalo and Prague Philharmonic Orchestras, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the National TV and Radio Orchestra of Spain, the YOA Orchestra of the Americas and many more.

PROGRAM:
Vitali: Chaconne

Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet
I. Montaigus & Capulets
II. Dance
III. Masks

Gardel: Por Una Cabeza

Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances
I. Stick Dance
II. Sash Dance
III. In One Spot
IV. Dance from Bucsum
V. Romanian Polka
VI. Măruntel : Fast Dance

I N T E R M I S S I O N

Williams: Schindler’s List
Sarasate: Gypsy Airs
Falla Spanish Dance: La Vida Breve
Monti: Csardas

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HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE™ – IN CONCERT – QSO
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm

Another show  SAT 1 APR 2017 1.30PM

The Harry Potter™ film series is a cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans around the world.

In an Australian-first, this special concert will feature Queensland Symphony Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ live on Saturday 1 April 2017.

Audiences will relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen, while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ is rated PG. Parental discretion is advised.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © and ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING’S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

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Apr
2
Sun
Baroques Unknowns – Lesser known Orchestral Works from the 18th Century – Presented by Brisbane Baroque Players @ Old Government House
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the Brisbane Baroque Players at Old Government House on Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 11:00am for a Free Concert of lesser known 18th Century orchestral works played on period instruments:

Johann Christoph Pez – Concerto Pastorale for 2 Recorders, Strings and Continuo;

Johann Friedrich Fasch – Concerto for 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, Strings and Continuo; and

Johann Melchior Molter – Sinfonia in D Major for 2 Oboes, 2 Flutes, 2 Trumpets, Strings and Continuo.

There is no need to reserve seats. Just attend on the day.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Intermediate Celtic Sessions @ Finbar's Lounge Bar
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

1st & 3rd Sundays 1pm – 4pm

 

Musicians and Audience Welcome

Tunes played include BBS, NFF Session Experience, Maleny Tunes Class &
other common tunes at a moderate pace. Playing by ear encouraged.

More Info: Kate Fraser 07 5499 9172 Email

Maleny Tunes Class – Wednesdays

Maleny Presbyterian Hall, Cedar Street, Maleny

Mainly Irish Tunes taught slowly by ear, slower and more advanced learning catered for.

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Pacific Chamber Players @ Coolum Catholic Church
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm

Sunday April 2

Coolum Catholic Church, 2.00pm

MOZART Quintet for Clarinet, Basset Horn and String Trio, KV App 90
SCHUBERT String Quartet No 13 in A minor Op 29, ‘Rosamunde’
MENDELSSOHN Concert Piece No 2 for Clarinet, Basset Horn and Piano Op 114
SCHUMAN Piano Quartet in Eb Op 47

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The Noosa Orchestra @ Cooran Memorial School
Apr 2 @ 2:30 pm

Sunday 2 April, 2.30 pm, Cooran Memorial School of Arts Hall, Cooran
The Noosa Orchestra (conducted by Antoni Bonetti) will perform Symphony No 1 in C by Beethoven, Oboe Concerto in D minor by Marcello (with soloist, Frances Brodie) and Gabriel’s Oboe by Morricone.

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Deep Blue – Bleach Festival @ Queen Elizabeth Park
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm

DeepBlue the orchestra unleashed comprises strings, electronics and physical theatre. Their performances combine the lush strings of an orchestra, the groove of a band, the drama of theatre, and the excitement of a circus.

Since 2007 DeepBlue have developed six shows, four CDs, one DVD and received huge exposure through their live performances and TV appearances across Australia, and at festivals in the US, India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and China.

DeepBlue were finalists in one of the highest rated episodes of Australia’s Got Talent 2011 and won the Australian Performing Arts Centre Association’s 2009 Drover Award for Excellent Audience Response.

Their YoungBlue program began with a vision to provide rural and regional young musicians an opportunity to perform with a touring orchestra. Due to its success the program has been extended to offer week long holiday programs and tailored school workshops across Australia.

 

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Apr
4
Tue
The Autumn Music School at QMC – Presented by BEMAC and Sounds Across Oceans
Apr 4 – Apr 7 all-day

Bringing Worlds Together Through Music…

Open to all ages, styles and instruments, Sounds Across Oceans and BEMAC present the AUTUMN MUSIC SCHOOL at the Queensland Multicultural Centre.

Running over four days at the Queensland Multicultural Centre, from Tuesday, April 4 to Friday, April 7, the Autumn Music School brings together outstanding teaching artists from diverse stylistic and cultural backgrounds to offer mentorships and guidance in the art of improvisation, experimentation, collaboration and composition.

This inclusive and unique educational program that will run from 9AM to 3PM daily is streamed at school-aged children and is suitable for all ages, musical styles and instruments.

Creator Anthony Garcia said his aim was to establish a framework for exploring the boundless nature of music while having lots of fun in the process.

Sounds Across Oceans (SAO) is a music organisation established by composer/educator Dr. Anthony Garcia to explore and promote a more holistic vision of music and its role in society. Through innovative education programs, workshops, presentations and performances that focus on collaboration, improvisation and experimentation SAO builds bridges between genres, cultures and communities.

The four day program will culminate in a special performance giving young people the opportunity to perform to new audiences.

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Francesca de Valence @ Brisbane City Hall
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Award-winning singersongwriter and multi-instrumentalist Francesca de Valence will delight in Brisbane City Hall. Francesca’s crystalline vocals and the Steinway will be supported by a luscious string orchestra. Free event

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Apr
5
Wed
WHITE HALO ENSEMBLE AT TWILIGHT @ USQ Arts Theatre
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm

CHAMBER MUSIC AT ITS FINEST.

Presented by the USQ Academic Services Division

White Halo Ensemble is a chamber ensemble celebrating the importance of chamber music to arts culture and music education. Based at the University of Queensland’s School of Music, White Halo was created by existing performance staff, as well as through the recruitment of new performers from Melbourne, Sydney and Los Angeles.

Under the guise of a traditional piano quartet, the ensemble brings together four experienced musicians – Adam Chalabi (violin), Patricia Pollett (viola), Patrick Murphy (cello) and Liam Viney (piano) to bring audiences a unique chamber sound.

The group seeks to break barriers and explore new terrain within the art of chamber music through the commissioning of new chamber music from a diverse range of composers, including both established and emerging Australian and overseas composers. White Halo has already commissioned composers Andrew Ford, Gordon Hamilton, Matthew Hindson, and James Ledger.

A reception in the USQ Arts Gallery will follow the recital – refreshments will be served.

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Apr
6
Thu
Morning Music at the Old Museum – Presented by QYO @ Old Museum Building
Apr 6 @ 10:30 am

Morning Music at the Old Museum will feature programs of delightful pieces full of tuneful variety, specially chosen for mid-week, morning listening in the Concert Hall of Brisbane’s historic Old Museum, Bowen Hills. Enjoy an hour or so of music played and sung for you by the latest generation of brilliant young Queensland musicians in the ambience of a wonderful heritage building brought back to life as it should be.

Concert 1: 10.30 a.m. Thursday 6 April

Some of Brisbane’s finest young musicians will delight you with a ‘Mainly Mozart’ program
Greta Hunter, flute, playing Mozart’s Andante in C
Sunga Lee, French horn, Mozart’s Horn Concerto No 4
Thomas Riethmuller, violin, and Julian Wade, piano, Mozart’s Violin Sonata No 26
Jessica Hort, clarinet, 3rd movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A

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White Halo Ensemble – Presented by UQ School of Music @ Nickson Room, Zelman Cowen Building, School of Music
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Established in 2014, White Halo Ensemble is a collaboration of four of Australia’s most experienced and versatile chamber musicians. Taking its name from the halo effect that forms behind supersonic jets as they break the sound barrier, the group seeks to break barriers and explore new terrain within the art of chamber music.

Following on from their performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the UQ Symphony Orchestra at QPAC in 2016, White Halo Ensemble look to expand their collaborative model further in 2017. The Ensemble’s plans for 2017 include the release of their first CD, as well as regional, national and international touring.

White Halo Ensemble will be performing House of Stairs by Australian composer James Ledger and Brahms’ Piano Quartet in C minor Op. 60.

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Apr
7
Fri
Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club @ Red Hill Community Sports Club
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, Red Hill. Contact Emma Nixon emma@emmanixon.com.au for details.

Advanced Fiddle Club night is on from 7:00 – 9:00pm at Red Hill Community Sports Club. Level 1 Theory for Folk class is on in the same venue from 6:00 -6:45pm.

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Moreton Celtic Fiddle Club @ Mango Hill community hall,
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Held once a month for all keen fiddlers, cellists, guitarists, and musicians in the community.
You will need to bring Your fiddle, Cello, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, recorder, Harp, Bodhran, double bass, banjo, viola and a music stand!
We many have performances we are preparing for:
see Upcoming Events page for details.
We have fun, learn tunes and meet others with the same interest.
Date
First Friday of every month

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Apr
9
Sun
Iona Allan in Recital – Presented by Qld Conservatorium @ Ian Hanger Recital Hall
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:20 pm

FREE EVENT
Alumni Strings

Winning the Major Prize in the 2016 Ena Williams Award for Postgraduate Study Overseas, Iona Allan accompanied by Mitchell Leigh presents her celebration recital performing the works that won her the award as well as other personal favourites.

Enjoy the lyricism of Brahms singing A major sonata, experience excitement in Prokofiev’s daring G minor Violin concerto, be transported to dreamy France with Debussy’s magical sonata and finish with the playful March, Lullaby and Waltz by Benjamin Britten. This will be Iona’s final recital in Brisbane before using the award to begin a Masters in Performance at the Royal College of Music, London in September 2017.

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White Halo Ensemble – Presented by UQ School of Music @ The Long Room, Customs House
Apr 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Established in 2014, White Halo Ensemble is a collaboration of four of Australia’s most experienced and versatile chamber musicians. Taking its name from the halo effect that forms behind supersonic jets as they break the sound barrier, the group seeks to break barriers and explore new terrain within the art of chamber music.

Following on from their performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the UQ Symphony Orchestra at QPAC in 2016, White Halo Ensemble look to expand their collaborative model further in 2017. The Ensemble’s plans for 2017 include the release of their first CD, as well as regional, national and international touring.

White Halo Ensemble will be performing House of Stairs by Australian composer James Ledger and Brahms’ Piano Quartet in C minor Op. 60.

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Care to Dance? – Presented by Qld Medical Orchestra @ Brisbane City Hall
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm

 

This is a major production like you have never seen before. To be held at the magnificent Brisbane City Hall, QMO and Queensland Ballet have collaborated to bring you an afternoon of spectacular dance and music, with a guest appearances from QB including their conductor, Nigel Gaynor, and their academy dancers. Other guest artists will include celebrity Tap Dancers Bill Simpson and Kris Kerr, Simone Pope from Flamenco Studio plus much more. This will be a spectacular show to remember, and one definitely not to miss.

Proceeds from this collaborative event will be going to Karuna, a palliative care charity in the community, to help terminally-ill sufferers during the most difficult time of their lives. Show that you ‘care’ by supporting this amazing production. We promise to entertain!

Tickets are open for sale. Buy your tickets NOW to avoid disappointment!

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