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Queensland Symphony Orchestra: Operatic Wonders

Travel with us back in time to the nineteenth century sound worlds of Puccini and Verdi's tune-spinning charm.
Jul 27, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
This Event listed under Audio Visual, Classical Music

Audio Visual

From Aug 29
Collusion Music will perform live to the dance film 'Ward of State'.
From Oct 17
The Australian Audio & AV Show offers hi-fi fans and lovers of music the opportunity to enjoy expert, traditional room-based personal demonstration of the finest audio and video products available in Australia, in a relaxed and stress-free environment. There will be more than 50 individual sound-proof exhibition suites which reflect how a product will perform in the home, plus open exhibition areas that offer everything from professional music recordings, to hi-fi magazines and accessories.

Classical Music

On now until Aug 7
Orchesatra Victoria returns with its On the mOVe program with free concerts in Sunshine, Sale and Bendigo.
From Jul 25
In an intimate performance Kupka's Piano will present Feldman's epic work, Crippled Symmetry - a work that is full of ideas about sound and patterns that will have you captivated until the end.
From Jul 26
Hear the most famous choir in the world, celebrated for their Christmas carols, sing rich and beautiful music in 2014. Directed by Stephen Cleobury, the Choir will perform a selection of favourite classics and sparkling new repertoire, including three works by Australian composers Peter Sculthorpe, Brett Dean and Carl Vine.

Dance

From Aug 21
Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary circus company, CIRCA, are bringing their Helpmann award-winning ensemble creation S to Riverside Theatres from 21st to 23rd August 2014.
From Aug 28
For the first time ever in Australia, the American Ballet Theatre comes to QPAC for an exclusive season in 2014. Of all the great classics performed by ABT today, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet, the one that defines the standards of the Company, tests its dancers and ennobles the spirit of the audience.
From Sep 5
For the first time ever in Australia, the American Ballet Theatre comes to QPAC for an exclusive season in 2014. This triple bill showcases ABT’s ability to bring an edgy and fresh approach to ballet, proof of their status as one of the world’s leading dance companies.

Film

From Aug 16
Presenting the best films and artwork from around the world, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will challenge, touch and inspire audiences from all walks of life.
From Aug 29
Collusion Music will perform live to the dance film 'Ward of State'.
From Nov 9
Queensland Symphony Orchestra SPECIAL Featuring: Academy® and Golden Globe award-winning film composer Dario Marianelli, Music critic, author and broadcaster Stephen Johnson

Jazz

On now until Jul 27
Seriously fun and infectious 6 piece jass-pop sounds.
From Jul 30
Jose McLaughlin Trio will be joined by the acclaimed staff of Queensland Conservatorium's Jazz department to perform original compositions by Jose McLaughlin.
From Aug 7
Australian Art Orchestra performing cutting edge improvisation with some of the most interesting younger players on the jazz scene. There is only one hour of rehearsal/discussion at the venue directly before the gig. Curated by Scott Tinkler.

Light Classics

From Jul 27
Brisbane-based Artico Ensemble (soprano, clarinet, bass clarinet and piano) continues its 2014 Concert Season with a program titled "All The World's A Stage...". The concert will feature well-known classics as well as other beautiful works heard less frequently in chamber music setting.
From Aug 8
Polyphonic Voices present a heart-warming program to thaw the bleakest of midwinter nights.
From Aug 10
Bringing together the two worlds of jazz and classical music. The Monash Academy Orchestra and the Monash University Big Band join forces to present a program of works which embody the jazz idiom.

Musical Theatre & Cabaret

From Sep 24
City Recital Hall Presents Painted From Memory The Music of Bacharach and Costello Starring Michael Falzon and Bobby Fox “Exquisite orchestrations and subtle wordplay.” Rolling Stone Magazine

Stage

On now until Jul 27
Full of wry observations and bitter truths, Every Second takes a comedic look at a very modern dilemma. Don’t miss this brand new Australian play from one of the country’s most daring and witty playwrights.
On now until Jul 26
Bondi Feast is a fringe-style winter festival celebrating the best in homegrown theatre, music, comedy, visual arts and food. Housed at the iconic Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Feast has doubled in size since 2012, and this year will showcase over 100 artists in around 40 shows across three weeks from July 7 – 26.
On now until Jul 27
A queer sci-­-fi love story celebrates the strength we find through our difference in The Motion of Light in Water – a thrilling journey into the imaginative possibilities of science fiction, inspired by the life and work of a truly original and subversive figure -­- Samuel R. Delany.

Theatre

From Aug 8
Steam Productions proudly presents Dennis Kelly's award-winning play Orphans.
From Aug 8
Steam Productions proudly presents Dennis Kelly's award-winning play Orphans.

Visual Art

On now until Jul 27
The exhibition brings together artworks and objects from across Australia and overseas to mark the extraordinary contribution by the Scots to the cultural, social and political life of this nation. Over 300 artworks and objects on show at the Art Gallery of Ballarat
On now until Sep 7
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will present two of Australia’s leading visual artists in a cross-cultural feast for the senses. Selected works from Vivienne Binns and Hossein Valamanesh will be showcased in a free exhibition from 19th July to 7th September 2014.
On now until Oct 26
The worlds of art and sport collide as sixteen leading Australian artists finalise their works for submission in the 4th biennial $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize. The works, which confront issues and themes in sport, will be exhibited at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, from 22 July.

World

From Aug 8
Using a suitably impoverished sound world that incorporates found objects, field recordings, and toys alongside a grand piano and percussion.
From Aug 22
Between Worlds is the debut album of saxophonist Nick Russoniello (ABC Young Performer of the Year 2011, 2013 Fine Music Kruger Scholar) featuring the acclaimed Acacia Quartet. To celebrate the album Nick Russoniello, the Acacia Quartet and the Project Histoire have planned a tour!