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Rising Talent - 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: I'm also a muso and enjoy live music around town.
Brilliant young stars will shine in Brisbane Concert

In their next concert, the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra will showcase the talent of some amazing young Brisbane musicians in a concert entitled "Rising Talent". Under the baton of Antoni Bonetti, they will perform Mozart's piano concerto number 21 in C major with soloist Anwen Deng, the first movement of William Lovelock's concerto for flute with Jemima Drews along with Tchaikovsky's "Marche Slave" and Leonard Bernstein's "Symphonic Dances from Westside Story".

Anwen Deng Brisbane Symphony
Anwen Deng rehearsing with Brisbane Symphony Orchestra

At the age of six, Anwen Deng was the youngest pianist to be accepted into the prestigious Julliard School of Music. After showing an interest in the piano at just five months of age, Anwen began having lessons at the age of three. Now ten, Anwen has performed around the world and last year won the Junior category of the IX Chopin International Piano Competition
in Hartford, Connecticut. You can see some footage of Anwen performing on her Youtube channel.

Jemima Drews Flute
Jemima Drews, winner of the James Carson Memorial Flute Prize

Flautist Jemima Drews was the winner of this year's James Carson Memorial Prize run by the Queensland Flute Guild. Jemima, a 3rd year student at the University of Queensland's School of Music is also a Southern Cross Soloists Next Gen Artist who aims to perform music in a vibrant and engaging manner to encourage her audiences love music as much as she does.

The orchestra will also perform a recent work by Brisbane born composer Paul Antoni Bonetti entitled "Notturno con Spirito". The work, written in 2012 was composed as part of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Composer Program and evokes the majestic expanse and electric excitement of city infrastructure lit up by night. An assemblage of diverse musical influences feature throughout the piece, including hip-hop, rap, rock, and jazz.

Rising Talent Brisbane Symphony Orchestra
The orchestra at work in rehearsal

While the orchestra will display their dramatic abilities in the opening work, Tchaikovsky's "March Slave", it is the final work in the Orchestra's program that will really get toes tapping. Leonard Bernstein's iconic "Symphonic Dances from West Side Story" takes all of the best themes from the "West Side Story" musical and presents them instrumentally, a delight for the orchestra and audience alike.

The concert will be presented in the Concert Hall of the Old Museum on Sunday 5th August at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Old Museum's Ticketing Website or by calling 07 3257 4089.
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Why? Come and hear some of Brisbane's brightest young talent.
When: 3pm Sunday 4th August
Phone: 07 3257 4089
Where: Old Museum Concert Hall
Cost: Children under 18 $10, Students $20, Seniors $30, Adults $35, Children under 6 free.
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