2017 Concerts


2001: A Space Odyssey

Thursday 23 & Friday 24 March 2017
QPAC Concert Hall

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Ligeti: Lux Aeterna
Ligeti: Kyrie


The Singing Politician / CANBERRA INT. MUSIC FEST.

Collab. w Topology
Sunday 7 May 2017, 2:00pm
Canberra

In this distinctive work, Topology and The Australian Voices bring provocative text and exceptional musicianship together to create a musical narrative inspired by famous speeches delivered throughout Australian history. Composed by Topology’s masterminds Robert Davidson and John Babbage, alongside musical powerhouse Gordon Hamilton, the performance traverses pivotal moments that have shaped our nation. Unrepresentative Swill takes the words right out of our Prime Ministers’ mouths — from Menzies’ Declaration of War to Whitlam’s Well May We Say; Gillard’s Misogyny speech to Abbott’s A Stain on Our Souls — marrying them seamlessly to an overlay of stirring music and choral work.


Recital at QSO Current

Date TBA
ABC Studio 420, Brisbane

TAV appears again in QSO Current. QSO'S groundbreaking, genre-busting contemporary music series continues in 2017.

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

This program will feature freshly-commissioned works, including:

  • Jaret Choolun: Flight
  • Alex Pozniak: [New Work]
  • Anne Boyd: [New Work}

THE SINGING POLITICIAN / BRISBANE

Collab. w Topology
Saturday 10 June 2017, 8:00pm
Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts

In this distinctive work, Topology and The Australian Voices bring provocative text and exceptional musicianship together to create a musical narrative inspired by famous speeches delivered throughout Australian history. Composed by Topology’s masterminds Robert Davidson and John Babbage, alongside musical powerhouse Gordon Hamilton, the performance traverses pivotal moments that have shaped our nation. Unrepresentative Swill takes the words right out of our Prime Ministers’ mouths — from Menzies’ Declaration of War to Whitlam’s Well May We Say; Gillard’s Misogyny speech to Abbott’s A Stain on Our Souls — marrying them seamlessly to an overlay of stirring music and choral work.


Hobart Festival of Voices

6-10 July 2017


Holst Planets with QSO

22 July 2017, 7:30pm
QPAC Concert Hall

Conductor | Simone Young
Violin | Ray Chen

Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1
Holst: The Planets


Moon

29 July

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

Gordon Hamilton's MOON (2011) hovers somewhere between fairy tale and choral singing. This choral opera relates the story of Diana, the lonely moon who sends out her moonbeams in search of love, incorporating physical theatre, projected images and singing. MOON has toured Australia, Germany and to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Mozart C Minor Mass with QSO

Saturday 12 August, 7:30pm
QPAC Concert Hall
Tickets here.

Conductor | Alondra de la Parra
Sop. Siobhan Stagg & Barbara Zavros; Ten. Paul McMahon; Bar. David Wakeham

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
Mozart: Great C Minor Mass

Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful of Mozart’s Masses, hence its title of the Great Mass, this work is a particular joy for the soprano voice. Unusually this was not a commission for Mozart, who was a ‘jobbing’ composer; it was written for his own musical pleasure, and begun, in part, as a celebration of his marriage to Constanze who was one of the soloists in an early performance. The wit and brilliance of Beethoven’s First Symphony, peppered with classic Beethovian gestures, complements an evening that will be indeed, great.


RECITAL in SYDNEY

Friday 20 October 2017, 8:00pm
Randwick Town Hall, Sydney

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

This program will feature freshly-commissioned works, including:

  • Jaret Choolun: Flight
  • Alex Pozniak: [New Work]
  • Anne Boyd: [New Work]

Daphnis et Chloé with QSO

Conductor | Alondra de la Parra
Violin | Maxim Vengerov

Brahms: Violin Concerto
Dutilleux: Métaboles
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suites 1 & 2