Our Lady of the Angels Hall
30 Warraba Ave, Wavell Heights
Saturday 27th August 2022 at 7.30pm
St Paul's Ipswich
Church of Christ Kenmore Community Centre
41, Brookfield Rd. Kenmore
The Brisbane City Pops Orchestra is excited to invite everyone to join us for our third concert of the year, entitled “Come to the Proms.” It will be a program full of a wide variety of well-known music, from light classics to the more modern, and is sure to please all music-lovers! As is tradition with the Proms, we will perform the much-loved Pomp and Circumstance, as well as the toe-tapping Radetzky March. You will also enjoy the popular March of the Gladiators, the beautiful Adagio from Spartacus and the well-known Scottish melody, Highland Cathedral.
The BCPO is proud to be welcoming back Daniel Smerdon, one of Brisbane’s best-known Baritones, who has been very active in the opera scene in Australia. Daniel will perform Pedro the Fisherman, Tribute to Peter Dawson and more.
We are excited to be featuring our amazing Principal Cellist Ngaio Toombes who will perform “Sicilieen” by Faure. Other fabulous music includes Downton Abbey (Lunn), Pastorale (Ron Hanmer) and Mission Impossible (Balfe). “Come to the Proms” promises to be a thoroughly entertaining concert, featuring amazing musicians and wonderful music. See you there!!
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.
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