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.

Nov
23
Thu
OzManouche the Australian Festival of Jazz Manouche @ Brisbane Jazz Club
Nov 23 – Nov 26 all-day

Held at the Brisbane Jazz Club, Brisbane, Oz Manouche is four days of concert performances, workshops, masterclasses, film screenings, merchandise stalls, food, licensed bar, chalkboard performances and endless djamming opportunities!

Festivals dedicated to jazz manouche are held around the world, the most notable being the Samois Festival du Django Reinhardt in France.

2015 was our tenth anniversary and the festival is stronger than ever. Since 2006, musicians and fans have come from all over Australia to take part in celebrating this music.

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Nov
25
Sat
“Purely Trios” – Presented by Pacific Chamber Players @ Coolum Catholic Church
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm

Julie-Anne O’Reilly (Violin)
Nathan Smith (cello)
Janet Brewer (piano)

  • HAYDN                  Piano Trio In C, Hob XV:27
  • BEETHOVEN          Piano Trio In D, Op 70 No 1, “Ghost” 
  • MENDELSSOHN     Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49      

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Musical Postcards: Around the World in 80 Minutes @ Robina Community Centre
Nov 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

With works from across five continents, Musical Postcards presents a diverse palate of music featuring pieces by Rachmaninoff, Dave Brubeck, Ross Edwards, Villa-Lobos, Elgar, and Saint-Saens. Artists Elliott Plumpton (violin) and Crystal Smith (piano) perform a selection of solo and ensemble repertoire, with special guest artists performing violin duets prior to the recital and during interval.

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Nov
26
Sun
“Purely Trios” – Presented by Pacific Chamber Players @ Caloundra Uniting School
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm

                                Julie-Anne O’Reilly (Violin)
Nathan Smith (cello)
Janet Brewer (piano)

  • HAYDN                  Piano Trio In C, Hob XV:27
  • BEETHOVEN          Piano Trio In D, Op 70 No 1, “Ghost” 
  • MENDELSSOHN     Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49      

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“Quattro Elementi” – Presented by Orchestra Concertino @ St Anne's Hall
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm

Orchestra Concertino was inaugurated in 2015 as Brisbane Ensemble, became incorporated and changed the name to Orchestra Concertino in late 2016.  It was formed to generally cater for musicians in the Northern Suburbs of Brisbane, however  will take on anyone who is interested in joining.

In order for players to be comfortable with the repertoire, we envisage that the level of players would be a minimum of AMEB Grade 5.

Applicants can also be assessed on an individual basis.

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Arias at the Old Museum – Presented by Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra @ Old Museum Concert Hall
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm

ARIAS AT THE OLD MUSEUM
METRO SERIES CONCERT # 4

BPO explores the magical world of opera under the baton of the newly appointed Head of Opera at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Mr Nicholas Cleobury. The program features a variety of enchanting arias, songs, and orchestral interludes from some of the best-known and most well-loved operas.

Our soloists for the event are the winners of our 2017 Concerto Competition which, in tradition, provides a platform for emerging Queensland artists to feature as soloists with BPO.

Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury

Soloists:
Annika Hinrichs (soprano)
Anna Stephens (soprano)
Oliver Boyd (baritone)
(Winners of the 2017 BPO Concerto Competition)

PROGRAM:
Wagner              Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Mahler               Lieder Eeines Fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Berlioz               Roman Carnival Overture
Offenbach         The Tales of Hoffmann:
Elle a Fui la Tourterelle and Les Oiseaux dans la Charmille (doll song)
Mascagni          Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Donizetti           The Daughter of t Regiment:
C’en est donc fait  
and Par le rang et par l’opulence
Saint-Saëns     Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

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THE NIGHTINGALE – Presented by Southern Cross Soloists @ Concert Hall
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A glimpse into the musical world of nature’s original night songstress, The Nightingale, this concert treats the audience to musical visions from dusk till dawn.

From nightmares of ghosts and restless sleep in Vivaldi’s eerie La Notte (The Night) to the awe inspiring virtuosity of Mozart’s Magic Flute arias, the program will also explore Elena Kats-Chernin’s 2004 Helpmann Award-winning Wild Swans and Grieg’s glorious depiction of the morning sunrise in his Peer Gynt Suite.

Taking the world by storm, young coloratura soprano Alexandra Flood returns from her European triumphs to join Southern Cross Soloists for this concert, which also includes the premiere of a new chamber version of distinguished Australian composerRoss Edward’s bird-inspired Clarinet Concerto.

PROGRAM

Vivaldi La Notte RV104a
Mozart Overture and arias from The Magic Flute K.620
Edwards Clarinet Concerto
Dell’acqua Villanelle
Rimsky-Korsakov The Nightingale and the Rose from Op. 2
Kats-Chernin Selections from Wild Swans
Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
The Beatles Blackbird

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Nov
27
Mon
No.3 Beginnings – Presented by the Australian String Quartet @ Conservatorium Theatre
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented in association with Griffith University

Scarlatti Sonata a Quattro no 4 in D minor
Bartók String Quartet no 1
Beethoven String Quartet in F major op 59 no 1

The ASQ travels across musical time in a program that encompasses baroque eloquence, classical grandeur and intense romanticism at the dawn of the 20th century. We begin with one of the earliest works for string quartet written by Italian master, Alessandro Scarlatti.

Bartók, the undisputed giant of the 20th century string quartet, makes his first impression in the genre with this sumptuous first quartet. Though revelling in the musical world of late romanticism and the vivid colours of the impressionists, the vigour and rawness of this music is unmistakably Bartók.

String quartets of the classical era are often described as musical conversations. Beethoven’s first Razumovsky quartet orates with passion, serious intent and grandeur of scale. Composed soon after the revolutionary Eroica Symphony, this quartet carries the same powerful sense of expressiveness and scope.

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Nov
28
Tue
Merry Melodies: Sentimental Journey @ Logan Entertainment Centre
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

A musical journey through over a hundred years of songs from ‘light classical delights’ to the standards of ‘the American songbook’ through to The Musical Theatre hits of recent years.

Vov Dylan (Australia’s Andre Rieu) and Glenn Amer (the voice of Mario Lanza and the fingers of Liberace) join forces to take audiences on a musical journey filled with great stories and humour and of course great melodies.

Doors open at 10am.  Morning tea served at 10.30am.

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Brisbane Choro Ensemble @ Brisbane City Hall
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Influenced by classical waltzes, polkas and habaneras, intricate classical melodies combine with traditional Brazilian percussion to create this beautiful instrumental music featuring seven-string guitars, accordion and flute. Choro music makes the heart soar, and your feet tap!

Originating in Rio de Janeiro in the late 19th century, choro (sho-ro) music is influenced by European classical music such as waltzes, polkas and habaneras, all underpinned by traditional Brazilian samba rhythms.

It is beautiful music, celebrating intricate, melodic composition. Instruments featured included the seven-string (sete-cordas) guitar, accordion, flute, violin, cavaquinho (mandolin) and pandeiro.

The Brisbane Choro Ensemble is an eclectic group of musicians who all have a great love for this music, coming variously from gypsy-jazz, classical and Brazilian music backgrounds.

Performing this concert are: Mircha Miangacotti (guitar), Peter Freeman (double bass), Eddie Gazani (guitar), Kay Sullivan (accordion), Jenni Bell (flute), Silvio Filho (cavaquinho/Brazilian banjo), Anje West (pandeiro) , Kym Ambrose (tan-tan), John Bell (percussion), and the ensemble welcomes a very special guest in Mike Bevan, internationally acclaimed guitarist based in Adelaide.

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Dec
1
Fri
SING & DANCE WITH QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ QSO Studio's
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am

An interactive orchestra experience for children under seven years of age.

* Children under 12 months free.

Join Queensland Symphony Orchestra for a morning of singing, dancing and lots of music, with a program perfectly suited to your little ones. From babies through to seven-year-olds, these concerts are designed to captivate and educate. Children will be delighted as they are introduced to the instruments of the orchestra and amazed when their favourite songs are brought to life. Along with performing childhood classics and some Christmas surprises, these concerts will feature a children’s book read by one of our musicians and accompanied by the Orchestra.

Held in Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio and hosted by our musicians, these concerts are relaxed, interactive, and fun – the ideal setting for a first time encounter with Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Infants 12 months and under are free when sat on an adult’s lap.  No ticket required.

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Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club @ Red Hill Community Sports Club
Dec 1 @ 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,
Dec 1 @ 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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Musicians Unmuted Concert @ Jugglers Art Space
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Musicians Unmuted is hosting a concert to celebrate the first season of podcast episodes. The concert will feature guests from previous episodes and accompanying performers at the beautiful venue of Jugglers Art Space. The performances will be recorded and included in the last podcast episode of the year, and features Peter Breen, the director of Jugglers Art Space, for his consistent support and contribution to young artists and musicians in the local industry.
Program and performers to be announced…
Kieran Welch
Monique Bartkowiak // Monique Clare
Michael Thrum
Brodie Mcallister, Hannah Reardon-Smith and Andrew Ball

INTERVAL

Kayleigh Pincott and Kieran Stevenson
Kieran Stevenson
Lachlan Hawkins
Jasmin Leung, Michael Louttit and Ariella Woods

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The White Mouse – Presented by Camerata of St John’s @ Heritage Bank Auditorium
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm

THE WHITE MOUSE

Camerata brings to life the feisty Nancy Wake (1912-2011) who ran away from her family in Australia at the age of 16, before becoming involved in the French Resistance. Her uncanny ability to move fearlessly and undetected through enemy lines attracted the pseudonym, “the white mouse”, and earned her the notoriety of eventually topping the Gestapo’s most wanted list.

The White Mouse is the next musical biography in a series written by Tama Matheson. Veronica Neave will feature in the title role, intertwining the story of an incredible woman with music that is breathtaking, gripping and beautiful.

I hate wars and violence, but if they come I don’t see why we women should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclavas.
NANCY WAKE

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Dec
2
Sat
SING & DANCE WITH QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ QSO Studio's
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am

An interactive orchestra experience for children under seven years of age.

* Children under 12 months free.

Join Queensland Symphony Orchestra for a morning of singing, dancing and lots of music, with a program perfectly suited to your little ones. From babies through to seven-year-olds, these concerts are designed to captivate and educate. Children will be delighted as they are introduced to the instruments of the orchestra and amazed when their favourite songs are brought to life. Along with performing childhood classics and some Christmas surprises, these concerts will feature a children’s book read by one of our musicians and accompanied by the Orchestra.

Held in Queensland Symphony Orchestra Studio and hosted by our musicians, these concerts are relaxed, interactive, and fun – the ideal setting for a first time encounter with Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Infants 12 months and under are free when sat on an adult’s lap.  No ticket required.

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SCYO Christmas Workshop and Concert @ Chancellor State College
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:45 pm
SCYO Christmas Workshop and Concert – all ensembles
Stage Band performs during break 3:45 to 4:30. Concert 4:45 to 5:45

 

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MBSO’s Christmas Concert – Presented by Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra @ Chapel
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm

Bronwyn Gibbs Conductor

Can you hear the sleigh bells ringing? Join MBSO as we celebrate the season with music written for this joyous occasion. The concert will feature classic carols, carols from Australia and powerful orchestral arrangements of much-loved Christmas music. Get ready to sing along to your favourite carols.

Joining MBSO, the MBSO Youth Symphony, MBSO Junior Strings and the MBSO Jazz Band ensembles will be the JAFA Community Choir, vocalist Julie McCoy and MC Ros Booth.

Tickets at the door. All tickets: $10 Primary and under: Free!

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A Night at the Proms – Presented by Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra @ Lake Kawana Community Centre
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm

 

Conductor – Adrian King

Guest Soloist – Andrew Burns – Local Baritone

Join the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra once again for an evening of spectacular and exciting music – traditional, classical and fun.

Sing along with a medley of old favourites like Jerusalem, Home Sweet Home, Rule Britannia and Auld Lang Syne, Waltzing Matilda and the iconic Elgarian “Land of Hope and Glory”. Bring your flags, streamers and whistles, let your hair down and recall the traditions of the “old country.”

The programme – based on the famous British Proms concerts at the Albert Hall in London (but with an Australian flavour) – will include works by Elgar, Borodin, Sibelius, Dvorak and titles from film and fantasy.

Khmer New Generation Organisation Australia to provide supper for purchase.

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Brisbane Chamber Choir with the Adina String Quartet @ St John's Cathedral
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm

Directed by Graeme Morton, Concert One in the Brisbane Chamber Choir’s Twentieth Anniversary Concert Series will feature the Brisbane Chamber Choir with the Adina String Quartet – Jane Burroughs (violin), Alan Smith (violin), Nicholas Tomkin (viola) & Andre Duthon (cello) – and associates – performing Missa Dei Patris, ZWV 19 by Zelenka, Cantate Domino, SV 293 by Monteverdi … and other works.

$35 and concessions. Tickets at the door. For details call 3371 4950.

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