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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”!
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.
A full on cello party in the mall with Simon Svoboda and David Moran supplying extra cello vibes.
We’ll be playing original songs with a couple of tunes smooshed in between.
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.
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