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That's Amore

Sunday 20th May 2018 at 2pm

Schonell Theatre, The University of Queensland
Adults $30, Concessions $26, Students $12 and under 5 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 27th May 2018 at 2pm

SunPAC, 470 McCullough St. Sunnybank
ALL TICKETS $35 - For bookings contact SunPAC box office on 3323 9650or visit


There will be lots of love in the air when the Brisbane City Pops Orchestra presents it’s  second programme of 2018 – That’s Amore. It is a wonderful collection of varied music that has all had its inspiration from some form of love.

You will be treated to some beautiful melodies of love in a selection called “Italy,” a country known for its romance! We will present some favourites from Jesus Christ Superstar and you will feel like dancing in the aisles when you hear the beautiful waltzes by Walteufel!

You can imagine the joyful  wedding celebrations when you hear the Bartered Bride Polka by Smetana and enjoy some delightful old favourites such as Swedish Rhapsody, Memory (from Cats), The Shadow of Your Smile and of course the haunting Yellow Bird.

Our guest artist Raffaele Pierno is an audience favourite who delivers perfect love songs with his rich, velvety voice. He will melt your heart with When I Fall in Love, To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before, Trio Italian and That’s Amore!

So please join us for an entertaining afternoon of beautiful music in a celebration of love – That’s Amore!

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.


Raffaele Pierno - Tenor

Raffaele Pierno – International Neapolitan Bel Canto Tenor – Born in Naples, Italy.  A Graduate of the Conservatorium of Music in Domenico Cimarosa in Avellino, Italy.  Raffaele studied under Maestro Antonio Finizio (San Carlo Teatro Napoli, Italy) friend of legendary Tenor Mario del Monaco.

Raffaele has sung throughout Europe and Australasia with many highlights including a Tribute Concert in Italy for the Tenor of last Century “Enrico Caruso” in his home town of Naples.  Raffaele has worked with eight Conductors from around the world and has a vast Operatic and Classical repertoire as well as being a Master of Neapolitan songs.  Currently residing between Australia and Italy.

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