Queensland Conservatorium launches 2019 concert season

The Queensland Conservatorium has unveiled its 2019 concert season, which promises to deliver another year of remarkable performances and industry collaboration.

From a blockbuster outdoor opera performance to mainstage musicals, orchestral masterpieces and free lunchtime concerts, there is something for everyone.

Queensland Conservatorium Director Professor Scott Harrison, who will officially launch the season tonight, said audiences could expect a diverse program that showcased the talent of students, staff and alumni.

“We continue to showcase our home-grown talent throughout the year, staging more than 250 performances to over 40,000 patrons,” Professor Harrison said.

“The 2019 season will include an orchestral program featuring iconic repertoire and international guest conductors, and a production of Les Misérables starring the entire musical theatre cohort.

“Whether you love opera or jazz, orchestral works or musical theatre, there are a host of stunning performances in store for 2019.”

The orchestral season will being with a performance of Elgar’s beloved Enigma Variations, followed by a year-long showcase of remarkable repertoire that concludes with Beethoven’s iconic Ninth Symphony.

Renowned conductor Johannes Fritzsch joins the Conservatorium this year in the newly-created role of Professor of Opera and Orchestral Studies. Maestro Fritzsch will conduct our production of Mozart’s sparkling early work, La Finta Giardiniera (The Fake Gardener) and the Beethoven Symphony.

The Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra will also perform a blockbuster outdoor performance of Verdi’s Requiem. The talented student musicians will accompany a full cast from Opera Queensland in a spectacular concert at the Gold Coast’s Home of the Arts (HOTA) in April. This opportunity is part of Griffith University’s partnership deal with Bleach* Festival – the Gold Coast’s premiere arts and culture event.

The centrepiece of the year will be a new production of musical theatre phenomenon, Les Misérables. This beloved musical will feature the entire musical theatre cohort, accompanied by the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.

The Queensland Conservatorium welcomes back Clocked Out and Ensemble Q as ensembles-in-residence. These ensembles provide a showcase for the Conservatorium’s renowned faculty, who are at the cutting edge of music-making in Australia and the world stage.

A contemporary approach to research, music performance and artistic practice will also be represented in a range of special events, including Now 2019 which showcases exciting new composers, librettists and producers.

View the full 2019 season and book tickets online at queenslandconservatorium.com.au

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