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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 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 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...

February 18, 2019

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s first Maestro series concert for 2019 brings Mozart and Mahler together into one evening of classical tour de force


When thinking of divine music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart inevitably springs to mind. How to play the music of a genius wh...

February 2, 2019

The velvety sounds of Gary Pinto’s incredible voice filled the Powerhouse Theatre last night in honour of soul legend Sam Cooke.

In Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come, Pinto doesn’t just sing Cooke’s songs, he feels them with his whole body — from the t...

November 25, 2018

Brisbane singer-songwriter and owner of Time Off magazine Sean Sennett premiered his show I Left My Heart in Highgate Hill at the Wonderland Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse last night. 

Sennett collaborated with eight local female singers to showcase his songs of love, wh...

September 11, 2018

Fresh from their sold out season at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and second-time winner of Adelaide Critics Award, the California Crooners Club have brought their own brand of jazz/pop to Brisbane. Actor and singer Hugh Sheridan (Packed to the Rafters), said he was ins...

June 30, 2018

Etta James’ rags to riches rollercoaster of a life had more twists and turns than a Chubby Checker song. Her story was told to audiences this week at the Brisbane Powerhouse through a two-hour narrative concert, At Last: The Etta James Story

Etta’s most famous songs w...

May 14, 2018

Once again Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) delivers a unique program. As the orchestra introduces the evening with Franz Schmidt’s “Intermezzo” from “Notre Dame” opera – a calm, beautiful introduction to an evening ready to wow.

With the audiences warmed up by the i...

May 9, 2018

French harpist, Xavier de Maistre, opened his Australian tour with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra this week in Sydney. Brisbane Stage interviewed the acclaimed musician in anticipation of his Brisbane performance next week.

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