Brisbane Excelsior Brass Band with James Morrison

Brisbane Excelsior Brass Band with James Morrison

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We are pleased to announce that our concert with James Morrison, Tina Bollendorff and Thomas Allely has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 23rd!

The Brisbane Excelsior Band, back from Shanghai, will perform on 23 October 2014 with special guests, singer Tina Bollendorff and renowned jazz trumpeter and Artistic Director of the 2015 Queensland Music Festival, James Morrison AM. The world premiere of the published version of Mitchell Leigh’s Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra will feature in this concert with Thomas Allely (principal tubist for QSO) as soloist.

When: Thursday 23rd October, 2014
Tickets: Old Museum box office
Deluxe: $85 (includes post-concert function)
Adult: $55
Concession: $45

 

Post-concert Function

Deluxe tickets entitle holders to seats for the concert as well as entry to the VIP meet and greet post-concert function with James Morrison, Howard Taylor (the Musical Director and Conductor of the Brisbane Excelsior band), Mitchell Leigh, Tina Bollendorff, sponsors and other deluxe ticket holders.

Time: 9:05pm – 10:00pm
Where: Studio #3, Old Museum.
Entry by Deluxe Ticket only

Success in Queensland Solo and Ensemble Competition!

Success in Queensland Solo and Ensemble Competition!

Our very own Gen Smith has been crowned the Queensland State Champion of Champions after the recent Queensland Solo and Ensemble Competiiton run by the Queensland Band Association. Gen took the title after winning the Open Flugel section and then being selected by the adjudicators Howard Taylor and Peter Younghusband as the best performer in the Champion of Champions event. Her performance of Pandora was a very fine one indeed, displaying fantastic technique, musical insight and a glorious tone. Only recently moving to the flugel chair from the solo cornet lineup, this was her first performance on flugel, and a very successful one!

Gen took the Championship title over eight other finalists, including our soprano cornet Jaime Brown, who had previously won the Open Soprano section. Jaime played a lovely performance of the test piece The Carousel, with her trademark clear beautiful sound and very lyrical playing. It was a pleasure to hear both play on the day!

Congratulations also to Lindon Weise, who placed second to Jaime in the Open Soprano section.

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Gen being presented with the Champion of Champions trophy by adjudicators Howard Taylor and Peter Younghusband.