QCGU Symphony Orchestra Gala Concert
4th Oct 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
How many wind band works by Australian women do you know? And how many have you played with your ensembles? In this session the Queensland Conservatorium Wind Orchestra will read a number of works suitable for student ensembles and give you insight into the composers and their works.
Queensland Conservatorium Wind Orchestra
Under the direction of Dr Peter Morris, the Conservatorium Wind Orchestra presents a concert celebrating diversity, equity and optimism. The repertoire will be anchored by an excerpt of Joseph Schwantner's gripping New Morning for the World: Daybreak of Freedom, complete with narration incorporating timeless speeches around the theme of social justice. Young Australian composers will also be celebrated, including the world premiere of a newly-commissioned work by Queensland composer,Nicole Murphy and the premieres of other new works by emerging Australian composers. The Conservatorium Wind Orchestra has enjoyed a long history of exciting and definitive performance, as one of Australia's premier wind, brass and percussion ensembles. Under the baton of Dr Peter Morris, the ensemble continues to evolve within the ever-changing trajectory of this relatively new art form. The Wind Orchestra continually strives to set the benchmark for performance, presenting a vast diversity of repertoire from time-honoured masterworks to contemporary works from across the globe and innovative new commissions from local Australian composers. This ensemble's focus extends far beyond the walls of the Conservatorium, enriching and supporting the local community of composers, conductors, educators and school students. The commitment to new repertoire and focus on professional development for all who participate in this evolving art form continue to be an exciting pedagogical focus of the Wind Orchestra.