Saturday, 6th December at 7pm
In our final concert of the year, the Queensland Wind Orchestra presents you with some of the most exciting wind band music from the past century that has a flavour of Britain, including Malcolm Arnold's exciting Four Scottish Dances, Leroy Anderson's classic The Irish Washerwoman, Andrew Lloyd Webber's unforgetable Phantom of the Opera, Philip Sparke's amazing The Year of the Dragon, Gustav Holst's timeless Mars from The Planets, William Walton's classy Crown Imperial – A Coronation March, and the breathtaking Awayday by Adam Gorb.
Saturday, 11th October at 7pm
The Queensland Wind Orchestra presents Traditions – those pieces that evoke a sense of familiarity and a feeling of times been. Join us as we present Holst's classic First Suite in E-Flat and Grainger's masterpiece Lincolnshire Posy, as well as Curnow's lively Australian Variant Suite, Biebl's gorgeous Ave Maria, and many more.
5th October 2014 at 10:30am
A free concert as part of the Brisbane City Council's 'Band in Parks' series. Come and have a listen to some of our favourite classics - for free!
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.
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.