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Musical Postcards

Saturday 26th November 2022 at 2pm

Church of Christ Kenmore Community Centre
41 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore
Tickets:  Adults $30;  Concessions $26;  Students $12 and Under Fives free

 

Sunday 4th December 2022 at 2pm

Guardian Angels Catholic Church
99 Scarborough St, Southport

Tickets: $35 (including light supper)
Bookings: For bookings call the Parish Office 5510 2222 or tickets at the door. 

 

The Brisbane City Pops Orchestra are thrilled to present “Musical Postcards” as our final concert for 2022! Many people have missed being able to travel overseas during the past couple of years, so we have decided to take you on a fantastic musical journey around the world – no passport required! The orchestra will transport you to the beautiful British Isles as we bring you some of Britain’s most famous marches. We will also present a selection called River Rapsody -performing some much-loved pieces that have been written about the world’s most amazing rivers. You will also enjoy Brahm’s exciting Hungarian Dance No 6, as well as the Czech composer, Smetana’s beautiful Polka from The Bartered Bride. A quick trip to Spain will feature the exciting rhythms of the well-known Viva Espana by Caerts – and then be transported to another place and time as we perform Finlandia by Sibelius. There will also be lots of toe-tapping as we celebrate some fantastic American Marches and then reminisce to the beautiful melodies of the musical Oklahoma by Richard Rodgers.

The BCPO is very excited to welcome back one of our favourite guest artists and an amazing singer, Annika Hinrichs, a Brisbane-based soprano. Annika recently graduated with Distinction in her Master of Music Studies at the Qld Conservatorium and also holds a Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance and a Graduate Diploma of Opera Studies. Annika has had extensive experience in opera performance in Brisbane, as well as performing as a soloist with organisations such as the Noosa Chorale, the Qld Choir, Redlands Sinfonia and the Qld Symphony Orchestra. Annika will sing a variety of pieces, including Gilda’s Aria from Rigoletto (Verdi), Ne andro lontana from La Wally (Catalani), Waltz of my Heart (Novello) and a beautiful Traditional Irish song - I Know Where I’m Going. After we have finished musically travelling the world, I am sure you will join us in celebrating our own beautiful country, as We Still Call Australia Home!!

So, book your seat, make yourself comfortable and get ready to set off on the most amazing musical trip of your life with the Brisbane City Pops Orchestra.

Adrian Head MMus, BMus (Conductor)

Over the last three decades Adrian has conducted numerous orchestras & ensembles, nationally & overseas, including the Janacek Philharmonic, the Dohnanyi Symphony, & the Ady Ensemble- which he founded in 2011, that performs standard repertoire & newly written commissions. In 2016 he studied conducting with Gabor Hollerung in Budapest, Hungary, & in 2017 he travelled to the Czech Republic to study with renowned Finnish conducting pedagogue, Jorma Panula. 2017 also saw Adrian voted a 4MBS Treasured Queensland Classical Musician. 

In early 2020, Adrian planned & conducted two concerts with the Ipswich City Symphony Orchestra, to raise funds for those affected by the bushfires, along with the Rural Fire Service. The last two years have also seen Adrian involved with “Spirit Orphan”, a new opera in development based upon the 2019/20 bushfires, conducting both performances and recording sessions of the opera.

 

Annika Hinrichs (Soprano)

Brisbane-based soprano Annika Hinrichs first began to perform at ten years of age; her primary influences have been the late Margaret Baker-Genovesi and Dr. Margaret Schindler, from whom she learned during her studies at the QLD Conservatorium of Music. Role highlights include Miss Wordsworth in Britten’s ‘Albert Herring’, le Feu (the Fire) in Ravel’s ‘L’enfant et les sortilèges’, and covering Pamina in Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’. Annika first made her professional debut at nineteen years old, singing with La Boite Theatre Company for their world-premiere adaption of Medea. Her professional engagements since have included Belinda in ‘Dido and Aeneas’, First Lady in ‘The Magic Flute’, First Nymph in ‘Apollo e Dafne’, and – perhaps most memorably – the role of Princess Slayer in ‘Opera Galactica’, a comic opera woven together with excerpts from a variety of beloved roles including Violetta in ‘La Traviata’, Cio-Cio-san in ‘Madama Butterfly’, and even Brünhilde in ‘Siegfried’. Annika recently graduated with Distinction from her Master of Music Studies majoring in Vocal Pedagogy at the Queensland Conservatorium, which she holds in addition to her Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance (classical voice) and a Graduate Diploma of Opera Studies from the same institution.

For the past eight years Annika has been a fixture at St Stephen's Cathedral in Brisbane as a soloist, chorister, cantor, and voice teacher. She served as Acting Director of Music from Dec 2019 - May 2020 before taking on the role of Assistant Director of Music, which she left in 2022 to pursue her growing performance career. Annika continues to have regular concert engagements, highlights of which have included performing as soloist with the Noosa Chorale, Brisbane City Pops Orchestra, the Queensland Choir, the Redlands Sinfonia, and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

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