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Anything Goes

Saturday 28th May 2022 at 2pm

Redcliffe Entertainment Centre, Downs St, Redcliffe
Tickets $38, Concessions $35, Student $25, Group bookings available
For Bookings, please phone 3283 0407 or visit or at the door


Saturday 11th June 2022 at 2pm

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

The Brisbane City pops Orchestra is one of Brisbane’s best-loved orchestras and has been entertaining audiences with a wide variety of musical styles since beginning in 1973. The orchestra is delighted to be returning to Redcliffe in May 2022 with a concert titled “Anything Goes.”

It will be a program that has something for everyone, including a selection of Bert Bacharach’s most popular hits, as well as a Tribute to Duke Wellington, one of the jazz greats!

Our amazing brass section will feature in a Salute to the Big Apple and in the very popular Bugler’s Holiday.

Among a variety of other pieces, we will also present “Jurassic Park”,   fantastic, atmospheric film music

The BCPO is excited to present two amazing guest artists – Marcia Penman and Daniel Smerdon.

Marcia has performed with our orchestra before as part of the highly successful 7 Sopranos and has extensive performance experience in Queensland

Daniel has also performed previously with the BCPO and has wide experience performing in opera, light opera and concerts both in Australia and overseas.

You will be thrilled as these incredible voices present solos and then combine in amazing duets such as “All I Ask of You” from Phantom of the Opera and “Amigos Para Sempre” by Andrew LLoyd Webber.

Please join the Brisbane City Pops Orchestra for an unforgettable afternoon of some of your favourite music with “Anything Goes!” 


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.




Marcia Penman

After graduating from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in 2016 where she stared in multiple productions, Marcia moved to Melbourne to expand her industry experience. Here she wrote and stared in her own Cabaret “Julia and Julia”, a political satire exploring the careers of Julia Gillard and Julie Bishop.

Marcia has also been with The Seven Sopranos for 4 years, featuring in multiple shows that exhibit her impressive cross-genre performance abilities. She is now based in Brisbane where she teaches singing and musical theatre alongside her performing career. Her most recent credits include Opera by the Lake and Brisbane Festival with The Seven Sopranos and a workshop for a new work Julié: The Musical. 









Daniel Smerdon

Daniel Smerdon studied music at the Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, graduating with a Bachelors Degree (Cello) and a Graduate Diploma and Master of Music Studies (Opera).
Since 2012, he has worked extensively with companies such as Queensland Conservatorium, Berlin Opera Academy, Balance Arts Opera, Opera Queensland, Opera Gold Coast, Brisbane City Opera, Co-Opera, Eurasia Opera Festival, Varna Opera Theatre, Figaro Opera Society, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar.
On the opera stage Daniel has sung the roles of title roles of Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Varna Opera Theatre Bulgaria, and Co-Opera, Adelaide Australia); The Mikado (Co-Opera, Adelaide Australia) Gianni Schicchi (Opera Gold Coast), Eugene Onegin (Eurasia Opera Festival, New York USA) and Don Giovanni (Lyric Opera Studio, Weimar, Germany).
Other operatic roles include: Doctor Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) Papageno (Die Zauberflote), Marcello (La Boheme), Le Sacristan and Le Gaoler (Understudy – Tosca), Dark Invader (Opera Galactica), and Le Dancaire (Carmen), Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Harasta (The Cunning Little Vixen) and The First Messenger (Kiss Me Kate) and understudying the roles of TruLove (The Rakes Progress), Le Sacristan and Le Gaoler (Tosca).

Concert repertoire includes the title role of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” (Brisbane Symphony Orchestra), Carl Orff’s  “Carmina Burana” (UQ Symphony Orchestra), Handel’s “Israel in Egypt” (Queensland Camerata), Hector Berlioz’s “L’enfance du Christ” (St Andrews Sinfonia), Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio (Canticum Chamber Choir)  and Requiems by Gabriel Faure, Maurice Durufle, and Michael Haydn.

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