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July 8, 2020

A global pandemic is no obstacle for the artists of the Brisbane Music Festival. Alex Raineri brings yet another rich program of classical music ranging from well-known pieces to contemporary compositions. From a small studio fitted with big instruments comes an ambiti...

March 9, 2020

When thinking of Spanish music, guitar is the first instrument that comes to mind, but Emily Granger (harp) and Jonathan Henderson (flute) throw a serious challenge to this stereotype with a match made in music heaven in Spanish Souvenirs.

The Spanish Souvenirs’ concert...

February 17, 2020

Opera Queensland's 2020 studio concert series brings an intimate operatic experience, combining a singer and an accompanist for an hour of thoughtfully chosen pieces of operatic and musical repertoire. 

The sweet voice of Hayley Sugars in Songs of Desire exceeded expect...

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...

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