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Bastille Day with the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra

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Feel a little French with French Classics on Bastille Day
Bribie Chamber Music
Brisbane Symphony Orchestra Present French Chamber Music

Fancy a bit of french music this Bastille Day? Brisbane Symphony Orchestra give a chamber music concert on Bribie Island each year as part of the Bribie Island Chamber Music Festival. This year the date coincides with Bastille Day, France's national day. French composers were masters of chamber music so the Orchestra have chosen to feature smaller works which explore the diversity of French chamber music on July 14.

Brisbane Symphony Orchestra
Brisbane Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal for Bastille Day

This chamber music concert gives members of the Brisbane Symphony a chance to show off their playing in compositions which feature either sections of the orchestra or combinations of some of their best musicians. Works to be featured in this concert include the famous Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone by Poulenc which will be played by principal players from the brass section, a Flute Quartet by Bozzi which gives the entire flute section a chance to strut their stuff and String Quartets by Ravel and Debussy which will highlight members of the string section who are normally hidden in the masses.

Woodwinds will feature in the "Divertissement" trio for Clarinet, Oboe and Bassoon by Françaix and the orchestra's horn section will present two quartets by Dauprat. In addition you will hear several movements of a trio by Milhaud for clarinet, violin and piano as well as the entire cello section in an arrangement of Ibert's "Little White Donkey".

Cello section
The concert will feature a work for the cello section

All of the performers along with a few more members of the orchestra will combine to present Faure's beautiful "Pavane". For the grand finale the orchestra will kick up their heels and play Offenbach's famous "Can Can". During the interval, audience members will be able to enjoy a glass of wine from Taabinga Station Vineyard. Afternoon Tea will also be available for purchase.

Can Can
Kick up your heels in the Can Can

The concert will be held at Banksia Beach State School Hall on Bribie Island. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 concessions, $10 for school children and free for children under school age. You can purchase your tickets from 4MBS Ticketing by visiting their Website or calling 38471717. You can also purchase tickets at the door on the day of the concert.
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Why? French music on France's National Day
When: 3pm, July 14
Phone: 38471717
Where: Banksia Beach State School Hall
Cost: $30, $25, $10
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