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A Few of Our Favourite Things

Sunday 21nd May 2017 at 2pm

Schonell Theatre, The University of Queensland
Adults $26, Concessions $23, Students $12, children under 5 years FREE!

Tickets for Schonell Theatre concerts may be purchased by calling Maree Williamson on (07) 3378 2384.

Ample free parking available next to the Schonell Theatre. Free parking, programs and post-concert refreshments are provided!

 

Sunday 28nd May 2017 at 2pm

Mt Mee Public Hall, Mt Mee Rd, Mt Mee, QLD
All Tickets $30

For bookings, please phone: 5498 2229

mtmeehall@moretonbay.qld.gov.au OR visit www.mtmee.com.au

 

The Brisbane City Pops Orchestra is excited to present our next programme entitled “A Few of our Favourite Things”, a collection of some of our most beautiful music and best-loved pieces.

You will be delighted as we present our favourite musicals, with selections from “My Fair Lady,”  “The Sound of Music” and “HMS Pinafore”.

Your  toe will be tapping as we perform a sentimental “Salute to the Big Bands” and the exciting “Lord of the Dance”.

We will also celebrate the music of one of our favourite conductors and arrangers, Ron Hamner, with his well-known “Pastorale” (the theme from Blue Hills) and arrangements of “Someone to Watch Over  Me” and “Autumn Leaves”.

Other favourites we will perform include a selection of famous Overtures, a Leroy Anderson gem, “Serenata” and “ Heyken’s Serenade.”

We are certain you will thoroughly enjoy “A Few of our Favourite Things.”

 

Andrew Robinson - Conductor

Former resident conductor of the St Lucia Orchestra (now BCPO), Andrew Robinson has conducted many of the leading orchestras in Australia and the US. Winner of the ABC- Westfield Young Conductor of the Year award in 1997, he was Assistant Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra from 1998-2001, performing with the orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. He has also conducted performances at the New York City Ballet and with numerous other American orchestras, as well as working with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. In Australia, he has appeared with the Queensland Symphony, the Tasmanian Symphony, the Melbourne Symphony, the Canberra Symphony, the State Orchestra of Victoria, and the Pacific Chamber Orchestra, among numerous others. From 2007-2012 he led the Queensland Philanthropic Orchestra, a charitable music project that raised nearly $40,000 for Queensland medical research. 

 

An experienced music educator, Andrew served from 2000-2002 on the conducting faculty at the University of Southern California, one of the premier music schools in the US. He was Music Director of the inaugural Auckland Philharmonia Summer School in 2000, and from 2003-2008 held the same position with the Young Conservatorium Symphony at Griffith University. 

 

Andrew first studied flute at the Canberra School of Music before turning to conducting. In 1998 he was selected as one of three young conductors from around the world to perform in Carnegie Hall at the inaugural Carnegie Hall Conductor’s Workshop, and subsequently was a Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts. An accomplished flautist, Andrew won the 7 th Australian Flute Competition in 1995, and continues to perform occasionally around Brisbane. He qualified as an optometrist in 2006 and is now a partner in private practice in Bardon.

 

Gordon Harris - Tenor

Gordon Harris is an Australian classical crossover tenor, based in Brisbane. An experienced professional opera singer, Gordon is also a former member of THE TEN TENORS, a recording artist (in 2014, he self-released “Luminoso”, a collection of 15 Italian songs and arias), in 2014) and a busy concert, cabaret and floor show performer around Queensland.

As well as the operatic and traditional classical tenor repertoire, Gordon is adept at performing musical theatre, jazz, popular songs and the Celtic.

In his shows with Brisbane City Pops Orchestra, he demonstrates his versatility with a typical variety of vocal styles.

Listen to Gordon on Youtube or Soundcloud!

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