10 June 2018 at 12pm - 1pm
The Queensland Wind Orchestra removes the bow-ties and gets into the swing of things with the QWO Big Band, featured in the Brisbane City Council's Bands in Parks program's Music and Food Trucks Dance Party. Enjoy an afternoon of dining and dancing, with food from Downey Park Food Trucks and music in the rotunda featuring QWO Big Band, Rivercity Steel Band and Sunnybank Brass.
24 June at 3pm
Conducted by David Law, Innovations contains seven works by some QWO favourites: John Mackey’s The Frozen Cathedral, James Barnes’ Lonely Beach (Normandy 1944), excerpts from John Williams’ Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Eric Wilson and Ola Gjeilo’s Sanctus; as well as composers new to QWO: Peter Graham’s Harrison’s Dream, Bruce Broughton’s Concerto for Tuba (featuring Thomas Allely on Tuba), and our very own Samuel Dickenson’s Xenocide.
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 (out of competing three times).