Griffith musicians powering Opera on the Beach

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Students from the Queensland Conservatorium are the musical powerhouse behind this year’s Griffith Opera on the Beach, to be presented by Opera Australia. The talented students make up 80% of the orchestra - providing a lush musical backdrop for the spectacular open-air production of Verdi’s Aida.

Griffith’s opera production hits a high note

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This is opera as you've never seen it before - a blockbuster double bill  that features fantastical sets and costumes, UV projections, puppets and kites. The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University is confounding expectations with a fresh take on two operas by superstar French composers Debussy and Ravel.

All aboard the culture train

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Queensland Conservatorium jazz student Mario Conde is travelling to the most remote corners of the state as part of the annual Culture Train line-up. The musical roadshow is part of Queensland Multicultural Month celebrations and features a series of free concerts in regional centres, from Bundaberg to Barcaldine, Longreach, Rockhampton and Winton. Mario originally hails from Bolivia and plays panpipes, fusing traditional South American and Western music.

All that jazz

Alumni
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Ben Shannon will play alongside some of the world’s best jazz musicians at the Banff International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music next month. The Queensland Conservatorium graduate is one of just 48 musicians from around the world selected to attend the intensive 3-week workshop in Canada’s Rocky Mountains.

Conservatorium and ballet pair up for first time

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The Queensland Conservatorium is pairing up with the Queensland Ballet for a sell-out song and dance spectacular 'Music and Dance' is a ballet-lovers dream, with the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony and Queensland Ballet dancers performing excerpts from beloved classics like Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.

Young musicians take over the Queensland Conservatorium

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More than 900 young musicians from across the state will descend on the Queensland Conservatorium this weekend for the State Honours Ensemble Program - the biggest event in the program’s history. High school students from the Border to the Cape and as far west as Mt Isa travel to Brisbane for four days of intensive rehearsals, tutorials and concerts.