Featuring an expat string star and beefed up with wind, trumpet and percussion players, Camerata bursts with musical colour.
Suzannah Conway is an experienced arts administrator, formerly CEO of Opera Queensland, the Brisbane Riverfestival and the Queensland Centenary of Federation celebrations. She has been writing about and reviewing the performing arts for over 10 years.
Articles by Suzannah Conway
A celebration of music both Great and British, Fish, Chips & Warm Beer was brilliantly played and passionately delivered.
Music that shaped Central Europe explored in an eclectic program featuring jazz trumpeter James Morrison.
The nature of counterpoint and fugue brilliantly illustrated by the QSO in an intimate rehearsal room concert.
The inspired pairing of Mozart’s powerful 24th piano concerto with Strauss’s exquisite Don Quixote proves dramatically and musically powerful.
Holst’s magnificent music of the spheres given an exhilarating interpretation by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Shiyeon Sung.
Starring José Carbó and Anna-Louise Cole, Opera Queensland's static, stand-and-deliver staging of Verdi’s Macbeth yielded mixed results.
Classic works by Tchaikovsky and Copland, interspersed with lesser-known contemporary pieces, made for a delightful Camerata season opener.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s opening concert for 2023 presented a bold mix of classical romanticism and First Nations works.
This excellent orchestral program from Camerata offered two sublime works by Mozart in the final concert of its 2022 season.
The extraordinary Tallis Scholars return to Australia, bringing a glorious program of Renaissance music, composed for the Sistine Chapel.
One of the finest violin concertos ever written and a melodic Dvořák symphony make for a splendid musical evening, led by conductor and violinist Guy Braunstein.
This musical program of mixed works had its moments but lacked the essential ingredients for a genuinely magical celebration.