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December 19, 2019

The final instalment in the 2019 Brisbane Music Festival program, Passing Bells, was an exhibition of piano avant-garde. The performance was designed to showcase the latest work from Australian composer Chris Dench, Passing Bells, framed by Frederic Chopin’s 24 prelude...

December 16, 2019

It is with special events like the Brisbane Music Festival that music lovers of this city can really have a chamber music experience. The intimacy of the festival’s ninth concert, The Trout, brings rarely heard gems of the classical repertoire to the Brisbane audiences...

December 2, 2019

With Brisbane Music Festival underway, contemporary piano meets contemporary dance in Bloodpaths, the latest collaboration between Brisbane pianist Alex Raineri (also composer and curator of the show) and Katina Olsen (dancer and choreographer).


The production explores...

November 22, 2019

Fasten your seatbelts – this show is off the rails! Following their sell out show Elixir at last year’s Wonderland Festival, the fantastic-four of Head First Acrobats brings another laugh-non-stop, edge-of-your-seat, side-splitting show to Brisbane!


Railed is modern, f...

November 18, 2019

From the opening bars, the dynamic classical duo consisting of coloratura soprano Alexandra Flood and pianist Alex Raineri capture the audience’s attention. Flood’s flawless execution and powerful control of the voice and Raineri’s dexterity and fine musical balance fo...

September 23, 2019

For anyone who remembers playing tetris on their computers, the low-tech game is fast-paced, yet intricate, and explores infinite geometric possibilities. This is exactly what the show 'Tetris' captures during the current Brisbane Festival.

With four acrobats, a bare st...

September 9, 2019

What better way to end the week than with a little jazz and a glass of bubbly? The first in a series of three Brisbane Festival Jazz on Sundays’ sessions, Yas Queen − a female-led jazz band − performed to a full house in The Courier Mail Spiegeltent, which serves as an...

July 5, 2019

This is a story of a six-year-old girl, kidnapped by a troll, locked up, and told she is sick. Now only the power of a giant can save her.

Using a childhood fairy tale to communicate serious and difficult messages, Cassie Workman’s Giantess is an example of masterful st...

July 5, 2019

Leave your inhibitions at the door! Saucy, filthy and wonderfully inappropriate, Reuben Kaye delights the audiences with risqué acts and bountiful personality in his new cabaret show at Melt: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture


Keeping the audiences on their feet, Kay...

July 3, 2019

Once every two years Brisbane becomes the stage for one of the most acclaimed international piano festivals and competitions in the world: Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition and Festival. Organised by the legendary pianist’s daughter, Natasha Vlassenko, and her husband Ol...

May 6, 2019

A cherished tradition of classical music of the annual Proms festival delivers an evening of flag-waving fun, where the audience is encouraged to sing and hum along to the tunes they know and love!

Queensland Symphony Orchestra yet again brought forth a selection of pie...

May 5, 2019

Ahead of Circa and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s latest collaboration in English Baroque performance at QPAC on 21 May, we chatted with American-Australian soprano Jane Sheldon.

Can you tell us about ‘exploratory chamber music’ and how it has become a part of your...

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