2017 Concerts

2001: A Space Odyssey

World Science Festival
Wednesday 22 March, 7:30pm
Thursday 23 March, 1:30pm
Thursday 23 March, 7:30pm
QPAC Concert Hall


Conductor | Marc Taddei

The 2017 World Science Festival Brisbane will screen Stanley Kubrick’s seminal cinematic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey with the ground-breaking score performed live by Queensland Symphony Orchestra with The Australian Voices.

Ligeti: Lux Aeterna
Ligeti: Kyrie

Typewriters in space

QSO Current
25 March, 6:30-7:30pm
ABC Studio 420, Brisbane
Tickets ($10)

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

In this recital at QSO Current, TAV crams six world-firsts into just one concert. Highlights include György Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna – admired for its micropolyphony and propelled into popular culture in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey – and Stephen Leek’s spectacularly guttural Wirindji, about mystical women from The Dreaming that were literally man eaters.

A typewriter will make [at least] one appearance.

Paul Stanhope: Deserts of Exile
Stephen Leek: Wirindji
John Arthur Grant: Ka-dl-ah-du*
Gerometta: The Valley of the Black Pig*
Alex Pozniak: [new work]*
David Brodsky†: 436*
David Brodsky: Ubi Caritas*
Gordon Hamilton: In Principio*
György Ligeti: Lux Aeterna
Jaret Choolun: Flight
* premiere
† TAV composer-in-residence

TAV @ The Planting Festival

The Planting Festival
Sunday 30 April, 7:30pm

Join TAV at the climax of The Planting Festival for dark, chant-inspired music, candles and a bonfire!

The Singing Politician (Canberra / Hobart / SYDNEY)

Sunday 7 May 2017, 2pm
Canberra International Music Festival
National Gallery of Australia – Gandel Hall
Tickets ($57 / $52 / $30 / $25)

Friday 14 July 2017, 8pm
Hobart Festival of Voices
Nolan Gallery, MONA
Tickets ($70 / $40)

Sunday 23 July 2017, 5pm
Unashamedly Original Festival
City Recital Hall Angel Place
Tickets ($25)

Friday 15 September 2017, 7:30pm
Brisbane Festival
ABC Studio 420
Tickets ($35/$30)

Topology and The Australian Voices

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

“A fascinating and artistically absorbing musico-political event”
– Limelight Magazine

“It is simultaneously quite serious, quite moving and absolutely hilarious”
– James Morrison

Prime Ministerial speeches set to music: Topology and The Australian Voices bring iconic speeches and exceptional musicianship together to celebrate pivotal moments in Australian history. Composed by Robert Davidson, John Babbage and Gordon Hamilton, the performance traverses pivotal moments that have shaped Australia. The Singing Politician takes the words right out of our Prime Ministers’ mouths – from Robert Menzies to Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser to Paul Keating, Bob Hawke to Tony Abbott – and marries them seamlessly to an overlay of stirring music and choral work.

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

Mozart C Minor Mass with QSO & ALONDRA

Saturday 12 August, 7:30pm
QPAC Concert Hall

Conductor | Alondra de la Parra
Soloists | Siobhan Stagg, Barbara Zavros, Paul McMahon, David Wakeham

Widely regarded as one of the greatest of Mozart’s Masses, 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.

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


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

Saturday 18 November, 7:30pm
QPAC Concert Hall
Tickets ($60 – $129)

Conductor | Alondra de la Parra
Violin | Maxim Vengerov

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

TAV in Guatemala

26 November – 5 December

Festival Enlace Coral