2017 Concerts

2001: A Space Odyssey

Thursday 23 & Friday 24 March 2017
QPAC Concert Hall


Ligeti: Lux Aeterna
Ligeti: Kyrie

Typewriters in space

25 March 2016, 6:00-7:00pm
ABC Studio 420, Brisbane

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

In this recital at QSO Current, TAV will present a concert featuring six premieres, in which a typewriter will make (at least) one appearance.

Ligeti’s most famous choral work Lux Aeterna – admired for it’s micro-polyphony – was made famous in the Kubrick classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The concert also presents the work of respected Australian composers Paul Stanhope and Stephen Leek. Leek’s spectacularly-gutteral Wirindji depicts life and violence in the Australian red centre.

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


Friday 28 April (Dusk, Brisbane Powerhouse)
Saturday 29 May (Dawn, State Library of QLD)

Byrd: Mass for Four Voices

The Singing Politician / CANBERRA INT. MUSIC FEST.

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

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

Appearance at Queensland Music Festival

29 July

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

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.


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