At the opening night of Richard Strauss’ Salome at the Stadtheatre in Graz in 1906, an extraordinary dinner party took place
The world and its music was changing, and the participants of the dinner party – Puccini, Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, Berg, Mahler, Webern, and Strauss – were at the forefront of music at this volatile time.
In this brilliant performance Ensemble Q musically re-creates that dinner party and highlights the sometimes astonishing disparity of works written around that time. It was the meeting between deep romanticism and atonality, between deep set tradition and breaking of boundaries to allow freedom of artistic expression.
The program features the stark beauty of solo and duo works by Anton Webern, Alban Berg and Arnold Schoenberg alongside the rich romanticism of Richard Strauss’ fertile and pictorially imaginative Piano Quartet, Giacomo Puccini’s exquisite string quartet Crisantemi and Gustav Mahler’s Song of the Wayfarer, arranged for chamber ensemble by his dinner party comrade Arnold Schoenberg and performed at The Dinner Party by guest artist, Opera Queensland baritone Shaun Brown.
The delectable desserts feature Alexander von Zemlinsky’s Humoreske for wind quintet, and Till Eulenspiegel Einmal Anders! by Strauss/Hasenöhrl.
- Six Little Piano Pieces Op 19 Arnold Schoenberg
- Crisantemi Giacomo Puccini
- Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op 11 Anton Webern
- Humoreske (Rondo) for wind quintet Alexander von Zemlinsky
- Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano Op 5 Alban Berg
- Song of the Wayfarer, arr Schoenberg Interval Gustav Mahler
- Piano Quartet in C minor Op 13 Richard Strauss
- Till Eulenspiegel Einmal Anders! Richard Strauss
- Clarinet Paul Dean
- Cello Trish Dean
- Baritone Shaun Brown
- Violin Natsuko Yoshimoto
- Viola Imants Larsens
- Double bass Phoebe Russell
- Piano Daniel de Borah
- Flute Alison Mitchell
- Oboe Huw Jones
- Bassoon David Mitchell
- French Horn Nicholas Mooney
- Percussion Jacob Enoka
Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra HeartstringsRent NowDigital Stage
A captivating musical journey featuring Frank Martin, Tchaikovsky, Jessie Montgomery, and Copland.
Ensemble Q Deep BlueRent NowDigital Stage
Ensemble Q’s Deep Blue is an atmospheric program, celebrating our fascination and love for the sea.
Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra From My Homeland by CamerataRent NowDigital Stage
Immerse in evocative Australian music with William Barton & Véronique Serret. Camerata's performance celebrates our connection to place and unique stories.
Ensemble Q Fish, Chips & Warm BeerRent NowDigital Stage
Ensemble Q’s Fish, Chips & Warm Beer explores a selection of masterpieces by heroes of British music.
Apology 2024Watch NowConcert Hall Foyer, QPAC
Remembering the impact of past government policies of forced child removal and Indigenous assimilation and of an important moment in the country’s history.
Dead Puppet Society The Wider Earth by David MortonRent NowDigital Stage
An ensemble cast, remarkable puppetry and cinematic projections. Don't miss this gripping tale behind one of the most important discoveries in history.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Opera Gala8 - 9 MarConcert Hall, QPAC
Experience all of the highlights of Puccini’s operas in one epic gala, under the baton of Giordano Bellincampi.
Circa What Will Have Been13 - 17 MarPlayhouse, QPAC
A sublime display of interlocking bodies, awe-inspiring movement and pure physical beauty.