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.

May
17
Wed
Festival of classics: Rebirth of British music @ Mt Ommaney Library
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Festival of classics: Rebirth of British music

Join Gary Thorpe, 4MBS General Manager, as he traces the history of British music through the ages and the resurgence of British composers from the late 1800s. The Festival String Quartet will perform musical selections by Elgar and others. Bookings essential.

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Festival of Classics: Rebirth of British music @ Toowong Library
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
May
24
Wed
THE REBIRTH OF BRITISH MUSIC TALKS – Parts of Festival of Classics @ Carindale Library
May 24 @ 2:00 pm

THE REBIRTH OF BRITISH MUSIC TALKS AT BRISBANE LIBRARIES – FREE EVENTS
Join 4MBS General Manager, Gary Thorpe, and the Festival String Quartet and enjoy music by Handel & Purcell and discover the ‘rebirth of British music’ through the works of Elgar & Holst and the music of the Proms.
Wednesday 17 May, 11.00 am – Mt Ommaney Library – For enquiries call 3407 7010
Wednesday 17 May, 2.00 pm – Toowong Library – For enquiries call 3403 2590
Monday 22 May, 11.00 am – New Chermside Library – For enquiries call 3403 7200
Wednesday 24 May, 2.00 pm – Carindale Library – For enquiries call 3407 1490

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May
27
Sat
Brisbane International Jazz Festival presents Wild Silk Strings Project @ Queensland Multicultural Centre
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Ingrid James and Louise Denson’s Wild Silk Strings Project is a 9-piece ensemble that explores the intersection between the worlds of jazz and classical music. They present a rich repertoire including originals, lesser-known standards from the jazz and Brazilian songbooks, and unique arrangements of classic songs from the ‘70s. The songs acknowledge the jazz tradition while reflecting a European aesthetic in mood, melody and harmony. The interweaving of the voice with brass, winds and strings creates an endless variety of colours and textures. Ingrid and Louise played to a sold out house at the Wimbledon International Music Festival in 2016, in the company of some of London’s finest musicians. They were the only Australian act, and the only jazz act to be invited to this prestigious festival. They have performed at numerous venues and festivals in and around Brisbane and are planning their first CD recording for later this year.

Wild Silk Strings Project features the improvisational and interpretive talents of Paul Armstrong (tpt) and John Felstead (tenor sax), along with Louise Denson (piano), Ingrid James (voice), Andrew Shaw (acoustic bass), Paul Hudson, (drums), Eugenie Costello (violin), Anna Colville (viola) and Danielle Bentley (cello).

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May
28
Sun
Sounds of Italy – Part of Italian Week @ Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

It’s Italian Week in Brisbane with music that celebrates Italy.  Amadeus Orchestra fills the amphitheatre with the rich traditions of Italian music from sweeping operatic arias to Italian polkas.

The Amadeus Orchestra is a Brisbane, Queensland, based orchestra available for weddings, events, corporate functions and parties.

We combine a diverse repertoire, ranging from great classical works to lighter compositions, with excellent musicianship.The ensemble is comprised of strings, wind instruments, trumpet, horn and voice.

Our classically trained musicians are dedicated to the entertainment and enrichment of life in Brisbane through the highest quality musical performances.

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May
30
Tue
YOUNG VIRTUOSI – Part of 4MBS Festival of Classics @ 4MBS Performance Studio
May 30 @ 6:30 pm

Samuel Piper  baritone
Leanne McGowan  violin
Aaron Liu  piano

Vaughan Williams  Songs of Travel
Sarasate  Zapateado
Liszt  Piano Sonata in B minor

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May
31
Wed
MUSIC & MUSINGS – Part of 4MBS Festival of Classics @ Hamilton Town Hall
May 31 @ 11:30 am

4MBS General Manager – Gary Thorpe OAM and the Festival String Quartet performing the music of and musing on the lives of Handel, Purcell, Elgar … and others

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Jun
1
Thu
MUSIC & MUSINGS – Part of 4MBS Festival of Classics @ St John the Baptist Church
Jun 1 @ 11:30 am

4MBS General Manager – Gary Thorpe OAM and the Festival String Quartet performing the music of and musing on the lives of Handel, Purcell, Elgar … and others

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Jun
3
Sat
Indigi Day Out & Folk Redlands Music Festival @ Indigiscapes Centre
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday June 3 -10am-4pm  Indigidayout & Folk Redlands Music Festival
Annual Family Day Out at Indigiscapes celebrating World Environment Day. Enjoy native animal displays, market and environmental stalls, native plant sales, arts and craft, fun for the kids, live music and more!

Performers include TroyJungaji Brady, Ruby Phoenix Tribal Belly Dance Troupe & More Details to be announced soon.

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CELLO BALLADE – Part of 4MBS Festival of Classics @ 4MBS Performance Studio
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm

Louise King  cello
Catherine Guinevere Lynagh  piano

Elgar  Salut d’amour
Delius  Romance for Cello & Piano
Vaughan Williams  Six Studies in English Folksong
plus works by Mendelssohn, Pärt, Brahms and others

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Jun
4
Sun
BRITISH SOJOURNS – Part of 4MBS Festival of Classics @ St Andrews Church
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm

Ngaio Toombes  cello
Sinfonia of St Andrew’s
conducted by Adrian Head

Mendelssohn  Hebrides Overture
Haydn  Symphony No 84 in G, Hob I:94 (Surprise)
C Graziani  Cello Concerto in C

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Jun
7
Wed
MUSIC & MUSINGS – Part of 4MBS Festival of Classics @ Queen Alexandra Home Community Centre
Jun 7 @ 11:30 am

4MBS General Manager – Gary Thorpe OAM and the Festival String Quartet performing the music of and musing on the lives of Handel, Purcell, Elgar … and others

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