Conservatorium launches 2018 concert season

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

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 home-grown talent by staging more than 250 performances to over 40,000 patrons,” Professor Harrison says.

“The 2018 season will include the premiere of a new opera, a blockbuster orchestral program featuring international guest conductors, and musical theatre productions at the Powerhouse.

“Whether you love opera or jazz, orchestral masterpieces or musical theatre, there is something for everyone.”

The Queensland Conservatorium will debut Dry River Run, a new opera composed by QCGU Head of Wind Paul Dean. With a libretto by Miles Franklin-winning author Rodney Hall, this epic family saga is set against the backdrop of Federation-era Australia.

Orchestral students will have the opportunity to work with Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director Alondra de la Parra, who will conduct Dvořák’s New World Symphony, and maestro Johannes Fritzsch, who will lead Mahler’s epic Eighth Symphony at QPAC, complete with guest soloists and massed choirs.

The renowned Musical Theatre department will present a winter season at Brisbane Powerhouse, featuring a new production of Little Women and Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway classic, Company.

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