The pinnacle of the festival was the previous Sunday’s epic “Verdi Requiem” to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. It can be safely said that the performance was one of the best Brisbane has ever seen... Audience members have hailed the performance as“sublime” and“glorious”.

- 4MBS Review


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BSO 2013 Concert Calendar


Season 1 - Children's Concert "Storytime"

Concert 1 - Mountain Creek Community Centre, Lady Musgrave Dr, Mountain Creek 10 March @ 3.00pm

Concert 2 - Brisbane Boys' College, Kensington Tce, Toowong 17 March @ 3.00pm


Poulenc, arr. Franck – Babar the Elephant
                Narrated by Eugene Gilfedder
Saint-Saens – Intro and Rondo Capriccioso, Op.28
                Soloist - Annie Swainston
Tchaikowsky – 'La Fee des Lilas (The Lilac Fairy)' from Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikowsky - 'Waltz' from Sleeping Beauty
Humperdink -  'Prelude' from Hansel and Gretel
Prokofiev - 'March' from The Love of Three Oranges

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Season 2 - 4MBS Festival of Classics

Concert – Brisbane City Hall, 26 May @ 3.00pm


Verdi - La Forza del Destino, Ouverture

Verdi - Requiem, with:
  • Jacqueline Mabardi (Soprano)
  • Georgia Hawes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Rosario La Spina (Tenor)
  • David Wakeham (Baritone)
  • Brisbane Chorale
  • Antoni Bonetti (Conductor)

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Season 3 - Bribie Island Chamber Music Festival

Concert 1 - Bribie Island, July 14 @ 3.00pm

Chamber Music Concert


Mozart – Wind Serenade No. 12, K. 388
Myslivecek – Octet No. 2 in Eb Major
Boccherini - 'Fandango' Quintet No. 4 in D Major, G. 448
                     Soloist - Anne Begg
Bach - Keyboard Concerto in d minor, BWV 1052
                     Soloist - Juliet Hoey            
                     Conductor - Denis Hoey
Schubert - Octet in F Major, D. 803
Mendelssohn - Octet for Strings in Eb Major, Op.20

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Season 4 - Horns and Toreados

Concert 1 - Brisbane Boys' College, Kensington Tce Auditorium, Toowong September 1st @ 3.00pm

Concert 2 - Mountain Creek Community Centre, Lady Musgrave Dr, Sunshine Coast September 8th @ 3.00pm

Programme:Brisbane Symphony Orchestra

Hubler - Konzertstuck for four horns and orchestra.
Rimsky-Korsakov - Cappriccio Espagnol
Bizet - Carmen Suite no.1,
de Falla - Ritual Fire Dance
Hoey - TBD
Piazzolla - TBD          

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Season 5 - The Emperor and Scheherazade

Concert – Brisbane Boys' College, Toowong 1st December @ 3.00pm

Programme:Brisbane Symphony Orchestra

Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 - Soloist Pamela Page
Milhaud, Meurtre d'un grand chef d'état, à la mémoire de J.f. Kennedy

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