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A Whole New World

Sunday 20th March 2022 at 2pm

Advanced Engineering Building, The University of Queensland
Adults $30, Concessions $26, Students $12 and under 5 free
Tickets may be purchased by calling Maree Williamson on (07) 3378 2384 or at the door

Ample free parking available. Complimentary programs are also provided.

Saturday 26th March 2022 at 2pm

Church of Christ Kenmore Community Centre
41, Brookfield Rd. Kenmore
Adults $30, Concessions $26, Students $12 and under 5 free
Book on line – – tickets at the door if not previously sold out. 

The Brisbane City Pops Orchestra is excited to be preparing for our first concert of 2022. We have chosen a program full of beautiful and varied music that is sure to lift your spirits and warm your hearts as we look towards a brighter future (without Covid). I’m sure you will agree, it will seem like A Whole New World!

We have included some favourite classical pieces, such as the exciting Marriage of Figaro Overture by Mozart, the very beautiful Largo from The New World Symphony by Dvorak, Roses from the South, a wonderful waltz medley by Johann Strauss and the unique melodies of the Procession of the Sardar by Ippolitov-Ivanov.

The audience will also be taken on a trip down memory lane with some golden oldies from our selection entitled Thanks for the Memory.

The orchestra is also looking forward to bringing you music from some well-known and very successful films. These include a medley from Chicago, featuring some great jazz pieces, great atmospheric music from Apollo 13, and a very beautiful and light-hearted medley from the wonderful movie Aladdin. You will also enjoy a trip Around the World in Eighty Days with a fantastic arrangement of the movie music by our very own conductor, Andrew Robinson!

The BCPO is thrilled to be showcasing a very talented 16-year-old violinist, Morgan Ip, as our guest artist. Morgan began learning violin at the age of 4 and achieved his A MusA at 14. He has been studying with well-known teacher Elizabeth Morgan AM and plays with the Queensland Youth Symphony. Morgan will be performing two well-loved violin solos – Zigeuerweisen by Sarasate and Meditation from Thais by Massenet.

As you can see, this concert is full of amazing and thoroughly entertaining music, with something for all tastes. Please join us for a great afternoon as we celebrate the coming of A Whole New World!!


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.


Morgan Ip (Violin)

Morgan Ip is a 16-year-old violinist and is currently studying with Elizabeth Morgan AM since 2016. Having begun the violin at 4 years old in Hong Kong, Morgan achieved his Grade 8 ABRSM in Hong Kong at 9 years old, and his Amus Violin at 14 years old. He was offered an entry to Mansfield State High School for its music accelerando program in 2017 and is currently concertmaster of his school’s top string ensemble, Camerata, a position he has held since grade 9.

Morgan was Concertmaster of the Queensland Youth Orchestras Junior String Ensemble in 2018, and is a member of the Queensland Youth Symphony in the first violin section since 2020.

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