iMusici & More, Coming to Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Steven-IsserlisCompetition – WIN TICKETS to the Conservatorium Theatre, at Brisbane Wednesday 10 June at 7pm when cellist, author and acclaimed musical explorer Steven Isserlis will convey his enthusiasm for the cello and its marvellous sounds, directly to every listener. Joined by a brilliant young Canadian pianist Connie Shih, the duo will present works by three great French composers including one French-inspired Briton. The Cello Sonata no 1 in C minor, op 32 by Camille SAINT-SAËNS , Cello Sonata no 2 in G minor, op 117 by Gabriel FAURÉ, Lieux retrouvés by Thomas ADÈS and Cello Sonata, from Violin Sonata in A major by Cesar FRANCK – You have until the 22nd May to WIN TICKETS

Richard Egarr photo: Marco BorggreveOn the 22nd June acclaimed director of the Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr, will join the renowned Australian Chamber Orchestra at Queensland Performance Arts Centre (QPAC) to offer forgotten gems of the ‘Golden Age’, playing music by such luminary composers as Henry Purcell, The Fairy Queen: Suite, William Lawes, Consort set in 6 parts in C major, Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Concerto in A Minorand Richard Haydn’s Keyboard Concerto in D major and Symphony No 44 in E minor, all historically informed performances – Book Tickets

iMusici-PosteriMusici, Italy’s finest music ensemble, has been engaged exclusively by the QPAC for a one off performance in the Concert Hall on 18th July, 2015. As part of the 2015 Queensland Music Festival, Italy’s legendary baroque string ensemble is promising an evening of vibrant and virtuosic music-making. Paying homage to their heritage with masterworks by Italian composers, iMusici will present what is set to be an unforgettable concert event – Book Tickets

Italian-Boys-with-Instruments-460The show at QPAC will culminate with a superlative historical performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s magnificent The Four Seasons, a piece of music much in the news with the ABO performing Max Richter’s recomposed version. iMusici‘s historical performance version was recorded in 1953, just two years after they were founded. It sold 25 million copies around the world, making The Four Seasons one of the most famous compositions in the entire musical repertoire – Book Tickets

Style: "Disable"Renée Fleming, will take to the QPAC Concert Hall stage on the 7th September, for a special one-off recital – her first Brisbane performance in over a decade.  She will perform several of her signature works including Ravel’s Shéhérazade and selections from Canteloube’s Songs of the Auvergne, accompanied by pianist Richard Bado. No doubt Fleming will reveal why the New York Times noted she was “A superstar by any measure” – Known as “The People’s Diva” Renee Fleming was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2013, America’s highest honour for an individual artist, presented by President Barack Obama – Book Tickets

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