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Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Old Museum Building 480 Gregory Tce Bowen Hills Australia (map)

Sunset Songs



In this Mother’s Day concert, BPO is thrilled to again work with maestro Nicholas Cleobury, Head of Opera at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, in a program of lush orchestral melodies.

The concert opens with a new work by Brisbane composer, Catherine Likhuta, entitled Rituals of Heartland – inspired by a fairy tale created by her and her daughter. Richard Strauss’ autumnal Four Last Songs is a celebration of the beauty of the female voice accompanied by some of his most gorgeous orchestral writing. Franck’s Symphony in D minor was one of his final works and is threaded together by a recurring melody that is transformed from melancholy through tenderness to joy over the course of the work.

Why not take your mother to lunch before the concert at Bowen Hills’ exciting new King Street precinct just a short walk away!

Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury

Soloist: Rebecca Cassidy (soprano)

Catherine Likhuta |Rituals of Heartland
Richard Strauss | Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
César Franck | Symphony in D minor


Event Information

Date & Time

Sunday 12 May 2019

Performance 3.00pm
Doors to Theatre 2.30 pm
Foyer/Box office 2.00pm

(Times are aprox and may vary on the day)

Ticket prices

Adult $33

Conc $23 (seniors, concession cards, students)

Child Under 12 $0

General Admission/Fully Seated

Fully Seated

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Earlier Event: 11 May
Mark Wilkinson
Later Event: 18 May
Heed The Porter