5th July at 7pm
In our second concert of the year, the Queensland Wind Orchestra performs music by one of the greatest living wind band composers: Eric Whitacre, and from those composers who influence him. Whitacre is one of the most widely-performed and popular composers of our time. Join us as we play Contre Qui, Rose by one of Whitacre's influences: Morten Lauridsen; Gazebo Dances by Whitacre's Julliard School mentor, John Corigliano; and Noisy Wheels of Joy, October, Ghost Train, and the epic Equus - all by Eric Whitacre.
Saturday, 19 April 2014 at 5:30pm
The Queensland Wind Orchestra are the winners of the 2014 Australian National Band Championships for Open A Grade Concert Bands... making QWO Australia's best Wind Band in 2014, and the second time we've won the award (out of three times competing!)
As 'icing on the cake,' our Wind Quintet players also won the Open Quintet section, congratulations!
12 April, 2014 at 7pm
The Queensland Wind Orchestra has signed up to compete in the A Grade Concert Band event against six other groups in the Yamaha National Band Championships - 2014. You can support us by buying a ticket to our first concert of the year, where we'll be playing Bernstein's epic Dances from West Side Story, Lauridsen's gorgeous O Magnum Mysterium, Vaughan-Williams' lively Sea Songs, and the set piece at the National Band Championships: Ellerby's Elgar Variations.
We'll also showcase some members of QWO with solo and chamber group performances.
We hope to see you there - you don't want to miss this concert!
December 2013 at 7:00pm
Packed to the brim with modern festive works, including Brian Balmages' Three Celtic Dances, Michael Brown's fun arrangement Pixar Movie Magic, a wild interpretation of Leonard Bernstein's political overture Slava!, Bill Whelan's epic Riverdance, and Eric Whitacre's masterpiece for Wind Orchestra Equus (among many more).
Missed out on #qwofiesta? Have a read of what you missed!
Who We Are
The Queensland Wind Orchestra (QWO) is a community ensemble of approximately 45 musicians. Members are university students and graduates, music teachers and professionals from non-musical fields who share a desire to develop their ensemble musicianship in a challenging and dynamic environment.
What We Do
The QWO performs a series of public concerts each year at various venues around Brisbane. We are also passionate about the ongoing development and education of young musicians, evident by our partnership with the Inspire program and dedicated series of School Concerts / Workshops.
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Australia's best Wind Orchestra: 2014
The Queensland Wind Orchestra are the winners of the 2014 Australian National Band Championships for Open A Grade Concert Bands, making QWO Australia's best Wind Band in 2014, and the second time we've won the award.