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Ensemble Q Deep Blue
Ensemble Q, QPAC
Dive to the depths of the ocean with this stunningly atmospheric and descriptive program of works celebrating our fascination and love for the sea.
George Crumb’s iconic Vox Balanae (Voice of the Whale) asks the players to wear black clothing, eye masks, play electric flute, electric cello and amplified piano and perform only under blue light, creating an underwater atmosphere that could well be the closest experience to being underwater without actually getting wet. It was in the 1960’s that Crumb first heard recordings of whale sounds on tapes recorded by marine scientists, inspiring the 1971 composition that features singing, whistling, crotales, bird sounds, rattles and clatters and of course, whale sounds, all presented in the most beautiful and atmospheric way possible.
Award-winning composer Paul Dean then takes the underwater experience to another level with The Sea to Infinity, placing the bass clarinet and percussion deep underwater to recreate haunting sounds evoking the scene of a shipwreck. And back on shore, Ensemble Q welcomes back family member and guest artist, UK based mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean for the most exquisite and deeply romantic version of Ernest Chausson’s Poème de L’amour et de la mer.
- Vox Balanae (Voice of the Whale) George Crumb
- The Sea Meets Infinity Paul Dean
- Nocturne for violin & piano Interval Margaret Sutherland
- Poeme de l'amour et de la mer Henri Chausson
- Pavane Couleur du Temps Frank Martin
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Gustav Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn16 DecConservatorium Theatre, QCGU
Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Gustav Mahler will be performed by Guest Alumni.
TwoSet Violin World Tour 202425 Jan 2024, 7:30pmConcert Hall, QPAC
TwoSet Violin, the hilarious duo that has captured the hearts of fans worldwide, is embarking on a highly anticipated comeback tour.
Australian Chamber Orchestra River12 Feb 2024, 7pmConcert Hall, QPAC
A cinematic odyssey exploring the waterways that have shaped our world, in all their majesty and fragility.
Camerata Camerata & Alex Raineri: Beethoven17 Feb 2024, 7:30pmConcert Hall, QPAC
A stunning concert full of beauty and virtuosity, brought to life by Camerata and acclaimed pianist, Alex Raineri.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Worlds Collide18 Feb 2024, 11:30amConcert Hall, QPAC
From melodies as old as time, to more contemporary masterworks: distant worlds collide.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Umberto's Mahler23 - 24 Feb 2024Concert Hall, QPAC
Clocking in at over an hour, this turn-of-the-century masterwork is packed with action!
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Mozart’s Jupiter1 - 2 Mar 2024Conservatorium Theatre, QCGU
Beethoven or Schumann? It’s a tough choice – and we’re leaving it up to you when we present Mozart’s Jupiter at the Conservatorium Theatre.
Southern Cross Soloists Divine Alchemy3 Mar 2024, 3pmConcert Hall, QPAC
Explores beauty arising from unlikely places, offering a musical program born from the crucible of adversity.