Review by Trevor Keeling
IT WAS with some joy – and relief - that we returned to the post-flood refurbished Townsville Civic Theatre for the last Barrier Reef Orchestra concert of the year.
While the past two concerts this year have been characterised with some “big” presentations such as Dvorak’s New ...
Townsvillians and visitors have once again
voted with their feet, legs, torso, arms and head and headed for the now annual
Queens Gardens free concert organised by the Australian Festival of Chamber
Music and Townsville City Council and featuring the Barrier Reef Orchestra,
soloists from the Festival and 1RAR Band.
It is a testament to the quality and
ever-increasing reputation of Townsville’s Barrier Reef Orchestra that it
continues to attract such a range or international conductors to lead it, and
word has it that that there is a queue of conductors registering their interest
to perform here.
This time the ensemble was under ...
Townsville gave its adopted prodigal son, Ukrainian conductor Theodore
“Ted” Kuchar a warm and appropriate standing ovation at the conclusion of
Saturday night’s performance with the city’s 60-piece Barrier Reef Orchestra.
Now principal conductor of the Ukrainian Festival Orchestra, he conducts
orchestras all ...
by Trevor Keeling
With all the indications of a Royal Albert Hall Prom Night, the Barrier Reef Orchestra under the baton of Richard Davis was a triumphant evening of delight on Saturday evening for the concert entitled Stage and Screen.
An orchestra is something that regional cities in Australia struggle to create ...
by Billie Saint Rang
The last 2018 concert from the Barrier Reef Orchestra (with friends) was a sensation. Our musicians shone in their collaboration with some notable supremoes from the Queensland Orchestra. The night attracted the young(er) turnout and they, along with the BRO’s loyal concert-goers, packed the ...
The uncertainty of availability of a venue led the Orchestra to consider something different in 2018. The availability of a Pipe Organ in the St. James Cathedral brought to mind many beautiful pieces written for the Organ and Orchestra, consequently presenting a concert in the Cathedral almost wrote the program for the ...
Once again Townsvillians and their visitors from all over the world gathered under the figs, milky pines and tamarinds for a concert in Queens Gardens to participate in and listen to some enjoyable music written over the centuries. This concert, in its fourth year, is arranged by the Australian Festival of Chamber Music ...
So, what entices you to attend a BRO concert? Those who do not receive emails about
forthcoming concerts depend on the banners that regularly appear on fences in
various throughout our city. Well, it falls to the hard-working Simon who
strides out in all weathers to attach those banners and remove them. Our
by Billie Saint Rang
BRO’s last performance for 2017, Evening
Serenade, was another outstanding concert achievement, rounding off the
already successful orchestral season. Our largest audience to date was presented
with an evening of items familiar to listeners of the classical hit parade,
some operatic arias, and ...