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Pirates and Princesses - Brisbane Symphony Orchestra

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I'm a mother of four with two coeliac children. I'm always on the lookout for great gluten-free spots around Brisbane and feature gluten-free cooking in my blog: coeliacfamily.blogspot.com.au I'm also a muso and enjoy live music around town.
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Pirates and Princess take to the stage
Brisbane Symphony pirates princesses
Brisbane Symphony Orchestra present their annual Children's Concert this November


Each year, the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra present a children's Concert as part of their programming, and this year their chosen theme is Pirates and Princessses. Children are encouraged to dress up and come along to hear the sounds of a full symphony orchestra, as they enjoy music ranging from Tchaikovsky to Star Wars.

Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal
Anna Stephens in rehearsal for 'Il Pirata' with the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra


The program will feature the dulcet tones of first year Conservatorium vocal student, Anna Stephens, as she sings an excerpt from Bellini's pirate tale, Il Pirata. A special treat will come in the form of the other soloist on the program, the Orchestra's tuba player, John Szkutko, will be featured in a movement of a tuba concerto entitled "dEPTHS". It is not hard to imagine a sunken pirate ship with hidden treasure in this work, which explores the versatility of the tuba.

Antoni Bonetti
Conductor Antoni Bonetti and the orchestra members dress up for children's concerts


Other works included in the concert program are Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Waltz and Overture, which presents a wonderful opportunity for children to hear the harp, as well as the haunting "Princess Leia's Theme" from Star Wars by John Williams, which features the French horn. Of course there are more pirates on the program as well, as the orchestra performs Klaus Badelt's Pirates of the Caribbean and Le Corsair Overture by Hector Berlioz.

Brisbane Symphony Orchestra
There's nothing quite like the sound of a 70 piece orchestra


The Brisbane Symphony Orchestra will perform their children's concert twice, once at St. Aidan's Anglican Girls' School in Corinda on Sunday 23 November at 3pm and again on Sunday 30 November at 3pm in the Lake Kawana Community Centre. Tickets are a bargain at $15 - adults at children's prices. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a 70 piece Symphony Orchestra as they perform a delightful selection of music with children in mind. The children's concerts often sell out, so it would be wise to book early. Tickets are available for the Brisbane Concert by calling 3847 1717 or by visiting the 4MBS Ticketing Website. Tickets for the Lake Kawana concert can be purchased by phoning 5413 1400 or visiting the Commumity Centre Website.

To discover more about the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, one of Brisbane's favourite community orchestra's, please visit the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra Website.
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Why? A fun concert for kids and adults alike
When: 23rdand 30th Nov, 3pm
Phone: Brisbane: 38471717; Lake Kawana: 54131400
Where: St. Aiden's Anglican Girls School and Lake Kawana Community Centre
Cost: $15
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