Let’s Dance

Let’s Dance with the Barrier Reef Orchestra was our final concert for 2019. Conductor Gwyn Roberts from Brisbane, who for several years was the conductor for the AFCM Winter School, led an exciting evening of toe-tapping music from composers including Rachmaninov, Gershwin and Piazzolla.

At Townsville Civic Theatre on 26th October 2019 at 7:30pm

Let's dance!

Featuring our guest conductor Gwyn Roberts

Gwyn Roberts has had a very active career as a cellist, conductor and music educator. He was Musical Director of the Queensland University Symphony Orchestra for 25 years, and Senior Lecturer in the School of Music. His varied career as a cellist has seen him play principal cello with many symphony and chamber orchestras.

  Click on Gwyn Roberts's photo to see the full biography.


J. S. Bach: Gigue (from Orchestral Suite in D major)

Georges Bizet: Habanera (from Carmen)

Soloist: Alice Beans

Featuring: Tango Craze

Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dance No. 1

Asto Piazzolla (arr. Jim Palmer): Milonga del Angel

Featuring: Tango Craze

Manuel de Falla: Miller’s Dance (from The Three-Cornered Hat)

Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major (2nd movement)

Soloist: Jenni Flemming (Brisbane)

Asto Piazzolla (arr. Jose Bragato): Oblivion

Featuring: Tango Craze, Jenni Flemming, Stephen Frewen-Lord & Gwyn Roberts

Alexander Borodin: Polovstian Dances (from Prince Igor)

Asto Piazzolla (arr. Lito Valle): Libertango

Bill Whelan (arr. Deirdre Foyster): River Dance

Soloist: Alice Beams

Featuring: Chelsea Pettgrew, Teya Moseley & Ivy Paxton