Queensland Performing Arts Centre presents

In Conversation Series

2019 QPAC International Series

Dive into the ideas and relevance of the productions and the creatives through these live In Conversations.

Join us for live In Conversations

Spartacus
A Musical Epic

Aram Khachaturyan worked on the Spartacus score from 1950 to 1954 and it was revised many times before reaching its definitive form for the Bolshoi Ballet production in 1968.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Michael Sterzinger and QSO musicians explore the epic tapestry of Spartacus and the rich and brilliant orchestration for which Khachaturyan is famous.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 6pm
Thursday, 4 July 2019, 6pm
Concert Hall Foyer
Free

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Jewels
A Tale of Three Countries

Choreographer George Balanchine used the music of a different composer for each of the three acts in Jewels.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Michael Sterzinger is joined by QSO musicians for a musical world tour as multifaceted as the jewels in the title.


Sunday, 30 June 2019, 11:30am
Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 6pm
Concert Hall Foyer
Free

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Jewels
Balanchine, Beauty, Ballet

Jewels was the first full length abstract ballet. But even without the key plot points of a narrative ballet, Jewels does follow a story of sorts – the life of its choreographer, the legendary George Balanchine.

Author and Walkley award winning journalist Valerie Lawson and the inimitable Leo Schofield AM discuss Balanchine, beauty, and ballet.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 6pm
Concert Hall Foyer
Free

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Spartacus
Riots, Freedom, Exclusion

In the Autumn of 1919 Brisbane erupted in riots as racial and political tensions spilled onto the streets.

A century later, against the backdrop of the Bolshoi Ballet production of Spartacus, historian Professor Kay Saunders will explore the complex events that go to the heart of post war ideological conflict where South Brisbane takes centre stage.


Saturday, 6 July 2019, 6pm
Concert Hall Foyer
Free

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