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
Tickets

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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.

PROGRAM
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
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* premiere
† TAV composer-in-residence


SRI RAGAS, LALIT RAGAS

QSO Current
Friday 28 April, Dusk
Saturday 29 May, Dawn
Venue TBD

Conductor | Andrew Firth

Byrd: Mass for Four Voices
Ragas


The Bonfire Ceremony @ The Planting Festival

The Planting Festival
Sunday 30 April, 7:30pm
Woodfordia

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


The Singing Politician / CANBERRA INT. MUSIC FEST.

Sunday 7 May 2017, 2:00–4:00pm
Canberra International Music Festival
National Gallery of Australia – Gandel Hall
Tickets ($57 / $52 / $30 / $25)

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

Topology and TAV create a musical narrative inspired by famous speeches delivered throughout Australian history. Composed by Robert Davidson, John Babbage and Gordon Hamilton, the music wraps around pivotal speeches, which play from a speaker. The Singing Politician 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 Soul.


Hobart Festival of Voices

6-10 July 2017

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton


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


The Singing Politician in Sydney

23 July
City Recital Hall Angel Place
Conductor | Gordon Hamilton

Topology and TAV create a musical narrative inspired by famous speeches delivered throughout Australian history. Composed by Robert Davidson, John Babbage and Gordon Hamilton, the music wraps around pivotal speeches, which play from a speaker. The Singing Politician 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 Soul.


RECITAL at Queensland Music Festival

29 July
ABC Studio 420

Conductor | Gordon Hamilton


Mozart C Minor Mass with QSO

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

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

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.

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


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

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