Queensland Music Festival: A time to shinePosted: June 19, 2015
Did you know that our Conservatorium of Music (QCGU) is involved with the Queensland Music Festival next month?
The Queensland Music Festival (QMF), with artistic director James Morrison, runs from 19th July to 2nd August 2015 with numerous events across the state including concerts, masterclasses and community events. Many of the community events are free of charge. The Queensland Conservatorium will be a venue for some of the events, they include (but are not limited to):
- A concert and masterclass with double-bassist Edgar Meyer and the Camerata of St John’s
- A concert with the Southern Cross Soloists
- A seminar with Cameron Patrick, Hollywood composer and orchestrator (Star Trek Into Darkness, UP, Jupiter Ascending, Jurassic World);
One way for the community in Brisbane to become involved in the festival is via Keys to the City. There will be pop up pianos in various locations such as parks and libraries. These pianos will be available to anyone to come and play: young or old, solo or group. You can register online or just turn up!
The final event, Keys on the Green, will feature QMF artistic director James Morrison, jazz pianist Marian Petrescu and singer Fatai. This free event on the 2nd August at 1:30 pm will have a special mass piano performance by Conservatorium students and include stand-out performers from Keys to the City.
There are many different events during the three week festival, with something to suit everyone. For more information visit the website: Queensland Music Festival
The Conservatorium of Music holds events on a regular basis, many of which are presented by our students as part of their academic program. These are open to the community and information is available via Queensland Conservatorium.