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.

Apr
30
Sun
Music for a While – Presented by Arioso Chamber Ensemble @ Sandgate Town Hall
Apr 30 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Arioso Chamber Ensemble performs music to transport the soul and delight the senses, in a program of baroque music by Purcell, Telemann, Tartini, Schop, Phillips, and Barriere.
Judit Molnar – soprano,
Margaret Caley – baroque violin,
Belinda Manwaring – baroque cello,
Janet Brewer – harpsichord.
Tickets $28full/$25concession/$7school-aged child
Bookings Recommended Ph 07 54468128, or online via www.trybooking.com
Tickets at the door – cash sales only

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Sing It – Vox Caldera Choir with Louise King (cello) & Hamsa Arnold (organ) @ Saint Mary's Anglican Church
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

Sing It – Vox Caldera Choir with Louise King (cello) & Hamsa Arnold (organ)

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May
4
Thu
MELLOW CELLODRAMA @ The Basement, Gold Coast Arts Centre
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

FEISTA DE LA MUSICA
Enjoy another free Fiesta de la Musica lunchtime concert on Thursday May 4 in The Basement at The Arts Centre Gold Coast.

Recently returned from their first European Tour, Cellissimo! – with cellists Belinda Manwaring & Tim Blomfield – is Australia’s pre-eminent cello duo.

Long recognised as the instrument of choice for composers wanting to match the dramatic qualities of the human voice, the cello shines in the spotlight in this performance with works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Kummer & Offenbach.

Antonio Vivaldi, famous for his “Four Seasons” concertos, always knew that the cello could ‘sing’. To prove it, he wrote nine heartfelt, dramatic sonatas for the instrument where the cello’s soul plunges to emotional depths as well as soars upwards into the coloratura range of an Opera diva.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, well known for his operas, The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro, likewise fashioned some fantastic arrangements of his greatest operatic arias. And cellist-composers, Friedrich Kummer and Jacques Offenbach (famous for the “Can-Can”) also knew just how to make the cello tug at audiences’ heart-strings through songs without words.

This concert promises to be a real “Cello-bration”!

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Patrick Murphy (cello), Anna Grinberg (piano) & Vanessa Tomlinson (percussion) @ Nickson Room, Zelman Cowen Building, School of Music
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Patrick Murphy (cello), Anna Grinberg (piano) & Vanessa Tomlinson (percussion)

Nickson Room, Zelman Cowen Building, School of Music

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May
5
Fri
Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club @ Red Hill Community Sports Club
May 5 @ 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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Endeavour Trio – Presented by Qld Conservatorium @ Ian Hanger Recital Hall
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

$15 / $10 AT DOOR
Faculty

The Endeavour Trio featuring Paul Dean (clarinet), Trish O’Brien (cello) and Stephen Emmerson (piano) join guest artists to present Martinu’s Quartet for Clarinet, Horn, Cello & Side Drum, Janácek’s Sonata for Clarinet & Piano and Pohádka for Cello & Piano, and Bartók’s Dance Suite.

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TRICHOTOMY @ JMI Live
May 5 @ 6:00 pm

Longstanding Brisbane trio TRICHOTOMY return to JMI after their UK/Europe tour promoting the new album KNOWN-UNKNOWN

The trio featuring Sean Foran (piano), John Parker (drums) and Samuel Vincent (bass) have developed an international reputation as a trio with a clear individual sound combining intense lyricism and engaging rhythmic interplay. With a suite of new material in their set, in this performance they feature work utilising live electronics alongside the acoustic improvising, extending the sonic palette of the trio even further.

4 Stars – “Rugged, hooky themes and savvy pacing and drama” – The Guardian

4 Stars – “this cohesive and exciting trio is back and on track” – All About Jazz

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Moreton Celtic Fiddle Club @ Mango Hill community hall,
May 5 @ 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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Kristina Olsen (USA) + Gone Molly: The West End Sessions @ The West End Sessions
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Kristina Olsen is one of the most entertaining and compelling performers on the international acoustic circuit. A superb multi-instrumentalist (acoustic guitar, steel-body slide guitar, saxophone, concertina, banjo, mandolin and piano) as well as an award-winning songwriter with a big bluesy voice, Kristina has audiences around the world coming back for more.

Powerful and ethereal, Gone Molly is the new voice of contemporary folk.  Declan Affley award winner Rebecca Wright and songwriter Sally Harris bring to life colourful characters and tales from a rich cultural tapestry abounding in mythology, mysteries, love & loss.  With their debut album due for release in mid-2017 and a steadily growing presence on the festival circuit, this enchanting duo are not to be missed.

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May
6
Sat
Concerts at Twilight – Presented by QYO @ Old Museum Concert Hall
May 6 @ 6:00 pm

The QYO Concerts at Twilight series features QYO orchestras and ensembles and guest ensembles from Brisbane and regional Queensland, performing in the heritage-listed Old Museum Concert Hall.

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May
7
Sun
Sunday concert by Hillbrook Anglican School’s Senior String and Guitar Ensembl @ Old Government House
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hillbrook Anglican School at Enoggera is renowned for its dynamic and diverse music program. This concert features two of the school’s senior ensembles; The Senior String Orchestra under the direction of Mrs Grace Weaver and the Senior Guitar Ensemble directed by Mr Nick Lavers.

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Intermediate Celtic Sessions @ Finbar's Lounge Bar
May 7 @ 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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EDICSON RUIZ CHAMBER CONCERT – Presented by QSO @ QSO Studio's
May 7 @ 3:00 pm

 

Double Bass Edicson Ruiz
Piano John Fisher
Violin Alan Smith
Viola Yoko Okayasu
Cello Andrew Duthoit

Moser …sehr mit bassstimme sanft…
Oscher Soledad
Schubert Piano Quintet in A major, Trout
In this special chamber concert, QSO invites you to get up close and personal with Berlin Philharmonic’s Edicson Ruiz, one of the world’s most in-demand double bass soloists.

Beginning festivities is a work for solo double bass by Swiss composer Roland Moser, especially written for Ruiz. Then, your heart will melt with Oscher’s Baroque tango, Soledad.

The afternoon is rounded off with Schubert’s evocative Piano Quintet, full of youth, optimism and delight and played by a unique combination of violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano.

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Seraphim Piano Trio – presented by The Noosa Music Society @ Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre
May 7 @ 4:30 pm

Over the last two decades, Seraphim Trio, Helen Ayres (violin), Anna Goldsworthy (piano) and Tim Nankervis (cello), has remained steadfastly committed to chamber music – from building the contemporary repertoire, to developing new audiences and teaching the next generation of performers.
‘a masterclass in chamber music technique and ensemble.’ www.seraphimtrio.com

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May
11
Thu
String Department – Presented by Qld Conservatorium @ Ian Hanger Recital Hall
May 11 @ 1:05 pm

A vibrant showcase of the rich sounds of the string department

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The Min / Svoboda / Hawkins Trio – Presented by Brisbane Jazz Club @ Brisbane Jazz Club
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The Min/Svoboda/Hawkins trio presents an evening of original compositions and arrangements, showcasing an overall desire to approach improvisation with a sense of open-mindedness and adventure. For this show, they will be joined by two very special guests, Rafael Karlen (saxophone) and Simon Svoboda (cello).

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TORTURED REMIXES @ ANYWHERE THEATRE FESTIVAL @ Ground Level Stores Building
May 11 @ 7:00 pm

Pop filtered through twisted musical minds

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Topology will launch their 14th full-length album at Anywhere Theatre Festival.

In Tortured Remixes, popular melodies are filtered through the creative minds of Topology’s composers, John Babbage, Robert Davidson and Bernard Hoey. The result: iconic tunes stretched, bent and scrambled (almost) beyond recognition, then reassembled into adventurous new works.

Featuring tortured reconstructions of The Saints, MC Hammer, The Beatles, Stevie Wright, Beyonce, Cold Chisel and many more, it’s the 60’s to the present like you’ve never heard them before.

Event details

Thu-Fri 11-12 May
Vulcana Women’s Circus
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Aria – Presented by the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and Kupka’s Piano @ Performance Space, Judith Wright Centre
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

In a post-truth world, where words can no longer be trusted, can we instead say it with music?
The magnificent voice of Australian soprano Jessica Aszodi (Chicago-based) joins Kupka’s Piano for a concert of barely uttered phonemes, quietly violent separations, and dramatic arcs of sound.

Beat Furrer’s Aria traverses the line from intimate attachment to complete isolation. Based on a scene from an Austrian radio play, in which a jilted woman cries out bitterly and cuttingly after her lover, the work treats the voice almost as an instrument on par with the rest of the ensemble as the singer struggles to release her song. Only once she is free of her attachment does the singing voice appear.

Also on the program are works by Patricia Alessandrini – one of the most important young voices in European composition today – and Anton Webern – also important, but a little older – and a premiere of Jodie Rottle and Hannah Reardon-Smith’s collaborative lament for our polluted oceans, Garbage Island.

 

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May
12
Fri
TORTURED REMIXES @ ANYWHERE THEATRE FESTIVAL @ Ground Level Stores Building
May 12 @ 7:00 pm

Pop filtered through twisted musical minds

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Topology will launch their 14th full-length album at Anywhere Theatre Festival.

In Tortured Remixes, popular melodies are filtered through the creative minds of Topology’s composers, John Babbage, Robert Davidson and Bernard Hoey. The result: iconic tunes stretched, bent and scrambled (almost) beyond recognition, then reassembled into adventurous new works.

Featuring tortured reconstructions of The Saints, MC Hammer, The Beatles, Stevie Wright, Beyonce, Cold Chisel and many more, it’s the 60’s to the present like you’ve never heard them before.

Event details

Thu-Fri 11-12 May
Vulcana Women’s Circus
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Northern Passion – Presented by Qld Conservatorium @ Basil Jones Orchestral Hall
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Margaret Connolly, Peter Roennfeldt,
 Charlotte Burbrook de Vere and Daniel Curro join forces to celebrate chamber music from Copenhagen and Hamburg composed in the early 1860s, featuring the historic Streicher piano.

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