5th December at 7pm
In the Queensland Wind Orchestra's final concert of the year – Something Blue – QWO plays some well loved pieces such as Frank Tichelli's Blue Shades, John Adams' A Short Ride in a Fast Machine, John Williams' Superman March, as well as some lesser known works, including David Gillingham's Sails of Time – Celebrating the Rich History of Sydney, Australia, James Barnes' Autumn Soliloquy, Paul Creston's Kalevala – Fantasy on Finnish Folksongs, and Bert Appermont's Noah's Ark. In our final concert, we'll be supporting beyondblue.
12th September at 7pm
In our third concert of the #qwowedding series – Something Borrowed – the Queensland Wind Orchestra again breaks the mould, this time presenting repertoire that you would not normally hear from a wind orchestra, supported by some wind band greats. With the majority of parts being played by individual players, this is your chance to experience these pieces in a new way
27th June at 7pm
Experience a selection of the most vivid and exciting new works written for wind band, including Balmages' fast-paced Raging Machines, Hultgren's mad Arachnophobia, Blackshaw's vivid Twist, Mackey's gorgeous Aurora Awakes, and Cuong's outstanding piece 'Moth'
Sunday, May 3 at 10:30am
Old Government House opens its doors to the sounds of Australian’s champion concert band, Queensland Wind Orchestra for a morning concert featuring classics from Sousa, Vaughan Williams and Grainger.
Who We Are
The Queensland Wind Orchestra (QWO) is a community ensemble of approximately 45 musicians. Members are university students and graduates, music teachers and professionals from non-musical fields who share a desire to develop their ensemble musicianship in a challenging and dynamic environment.
What We Do
The QWO performs a series of public concerts each year at various venues around Brisbane. We are also passionate about the ongoing development and education of young musicians, evident by our partnership with the Inspire program and dedicated series of School Concerts / Workshops.
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Australia's best Wind Orchestra: 2014
The Queensland Wind Orchestra are the winners of the 2014 Australian National Band Championships for Open A Grade Concert Bands, making QWO Australia's best Wind Band in 2014, and the second time we've won the award.