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4MBS: Romance by the book

18 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

Alex Raineri

Every year, Queensland’s independent classical radio station 4MBS holds what it claims to be Australia’s largest classical music festival, and with three full weeks of concerts engaging hundreds of artists, it’s a fair claim to make. This year the festival opens with a celebration of the 150th anniversary of The Queensland Choir and will launch its very first Kids Classics. It will feature performances from some of Queensland’s finest ensembles and artists, including pianist Alex Raineri, former Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Principal Cello Sue-Ellen Paulsen, pianist John Granger Fisher performing a concert of newly commissioned works by Brisbane composers Betty Beath, Paul-Antoni Bonetti, Elaine Seeto and Alexander Voltz, 4MBS Lecturer in Residence Peter Bassett exploring Wagner’s Ring Cycle, and a special event with Ensemble Q performing four concerts in a single day!

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Chapter 1: The “Meet-Cute”
DONIZETTI Quel guardo il cavaliere…So anch’io la virtu magica from Don Pasquale
LISZT Oh! Quand je dors
Chapter 2: The Fall
DEBUSSY C’est l’extase
GRANADOS The Maiden and the Nightingale
Chapter 3: Trials and Temptations
PUCCINI Quando m’en vo from La boheme
GOUNOD Jewel Song from Faust
Chapter 4: The Breakup
DEBUSSY Nuit d’etoiles
SCHUMANN Der schwere Abend
Chapter 5: Happily Ever After?

STRAUSS Ich schwebe


18 May
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
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4MBS Performance Studio
384 Old Cleveland Road
Coorparoo ​, QLD 4151 Australia


07 3847 1717
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