Friday 21st August 2020 at 7pm
St Paschals Catholic Church, 30 Warraba St, Wavell Heights
All tickets: $35 (incl supper)
To book, please call: 3359 0239
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 or at the door
Ample free parking available next to the Schonell Theatre. Complimentary programs and post-concert refreshments are also provided.
After studies in flute and piano at the University of Sydney, Neil Flottmann went on to a varied career as a flautist, music educator and conductor. A former member of several major Australian orchestras, including the QLD Symphony Orchestra, he has also worked as Chorus Master for the Lyric Opera of Queensland, The Australian Opera and The Canadian Opera Company. He has been at various times a member of the professional staff at the NSW State Conservatorium of Music, the QLD Conservatorium of Music and QUT lecturing in flute, musicianship, opera studies and conducting.
In 1984 Neil was awarded the prestigious Willem van Otterloo Memorial Conducting Scholarship, leading to studies in Sydney and London with Myer Fredman and Sir Charles Mackerras. Since then he has appeared as guest conductor with the Sydney, Queensland, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, the ABC Sinfonia, the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and the Australian Ballet. Neil has conducted thirteen seasons for the Queensland Ballet including the widely acclaimed Australian premiere of Peter Maxwell- Davies' Salome in 1986 and Francois Klaus’s 1998 production of Peer Gynt. In 2010 he was a member of the creative team for the Brisbane performance of Havergal Brian’s “Gothic Symphony”. He is currently Director of Curriculum at West Moreton Anglican College.
Jason Barry-Smith (Guest artist - Schonell Concert 6th September)
Jason Barry-Smith’s study in Brisbane, Munich, London and Rome led him to a singing career where he’s a familiar and commanding presence on the Australian operatic stage, and is equally in demand as a singing teacher, conductor, arranger.
He’s performed in some of Opera Queensland’s most successful productions, including Sir Despard in Ruddigore, Dandini in Cinderella, Pish-Tush in The Mikado, Handsome in The Girl of the Golden West, Count Danilo and Baron Zeta in The Merry Widow, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Gabriel von Eisenstein and Doctor Falke in Die Fledermaus, Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, Schaunard in La bohème, and the title roles in The Barber of Seville and Don Giovanni.
Jason has performed the title role in Billy Budd for the Brisbane Biennial Festival of Music, Papageno in The Magic Flute for Opera Australia (Opera on the Beach), Guglielmo in Così fan tutte for the Tokyo Arts Foundation, Mathieu in Andrea Chénier and Belcore in The Elixir of Love for the State Opera of South Australia, created the roles of Aldo Marini in Mimma – A Musical of War & Friendship, Samuel in Electric Lenin for NORPA and Julian in Quartet for the New Zealand Arts Festival, Mamoud in The Death of Klinghoffer and the title role in The Barber of Seville for New Zealand Opera, Enjolras in Les Misérables for Wellington Operatic, Tony in West Side Story for Brisbane Festival, Major-General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance for Essgee Entertainment, and Escamillo in Carmen for Opera 21 in Belfast.
He has held the postitions of Sessional Singing Teacher at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Artistic Director of the Queensland Youth Choir, Director – Young and Developing Artist Program at Opera Queensland, and Creative Director of Open Stage at Opera Queensland.