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4MBS: The Romantic Cello

25 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST

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!

Limelight Editor’s Choice

FRANK BRIDGE Sonata for Cello and Piano
ROBERT SCHUMANN Drei Fantasiestücke Op. 73
Renowned for its beautiful expressive tone, the cello is
heard no better than in music of the Romantic era. Hear
one of Australia’s leading cellists, SUE-ELLEN PAULSON,
recently returned to Queensland after many years as
Principal cello and soloist with the Tasmanian Symphony
Former students of the Queensland Conservatorium
and studies in London and Vienna, Sue-Ellen and MARK
HOOPER, piano, have teamed up to share their breadth
and wealth of experience and musicality.


25 May
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
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4MBS Performance Studio
384 Old Cleveland Road
Coorparoo ​, QLD 4151 Australia


07 3847 1717
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