Queensland String Concert Guide

Find all your local String Concerts in one place. String Concert Guide for Brisbane, South East Queensland and Northern NSW.
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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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Prize Winners Concert – Presented by UQ School of Music @ Nickson Room, Zelman Cowen Building, School of Music
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The UQ School of Music presents the winning performances of students competing in the Sleath String Performance Prize, Burnett William Wendorf Memorial Prize for Classical Piano and the Ethel Osborn Prize.

About the Prizes

Howard Fortnam Sleath (1899-1984) was well-known to instrumentalists throughout Australia for the excellence of his craftsmanship and skill as a maker of stringed instruments. In 1974 he donated a set of four instruments (two violins, a viola and a cello) to The University of Queensland Department of Music. Following his death, the University of Queensland received a bequest from Howard Sleath to assist the study of stringed instruments played with a bow. The annual Sleath String Performance Prize is one of the activities funded from that bequest.

Burnett William Wendorff (1896-1989) was an alumnus of UQ who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1922. Following her death, his wife Eunice Shirley Wendorff provided a bequest in 2015 to establish a prize in his memory.

Ethel Osborn was a well-known operatic soprano with an international career who returned to Queensland in 1951 and became a part-time examiner in singing with the Department of Music at the University of Queensland from 1952 to 1962. Following her death, her husband John Gilmour provided a bequest in 1983 to establish a prize in her memory.

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Resurrection – the UQ Symphony Orchestra and UQ Chorale at QPAC @ Concert Hall
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The UQ Symphony Orchestra and the UQ Chorale, under the combined leadership of Dr Warwick Potter and Mr Graeme Morton AO, and joined by selected choirs will perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection).

There will also be a special performance of the spatial work Songbirdsongs by John Luther Adams, performed by flautists and percussionists in collaboration with triple Grammy award winner and UQ alumnus Tim Munro, the 2017 Paula and Tony Kinnane Musician in Residence.

Experience the scale and majesty of this famous work, with over 400 performers on stage

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