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Song to Symphony

Even though music for orchestra can sometimes be perceived as complex and elaborate, some of the greatest compositions drew on simple tunes of the day. Our final Music on Sundays c

Shakespearean Classics

William Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest playwright of all time because his stories speak so much to universal human emotion and experiences. In his comedies, tragedies and

Mozart and Brahms

There are times when we want orchestral music to take us on journeys that are dramatic and stormy, but then there are times when we crave the opposite. Brahms had proved he could d

Great Inventions

Composers throughout the ages are always trying to find a way to create something new for their audiences. But every now and again, ‘new’ is not enough! In this enterta

Four Last Songs

Music is uniquely placed to provide comfort and solace when other things cannot, and the final music composed by Richard Strauss is a breathtaking example. At the age of 84, shortl


Mozart performed his Piano Concerto No.19 at the coronation festival of Emperor Leopold II, but we think it will make you feel like royalty when you hear its warm beauty. Australia

Epic Sounds

QPAC are excited to present the premiere of a new work by acclaimed Australian didgeridoo player and composer, William Barton. The sound of this majestic instrument will fill the c


It can sometimes be dangerous to be friends with a composer! In 1899, English composer Edward Elgar created his Enigma Variations, a set of variations on the one melody, with each