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Emerson String Quartet
QPAC Concert Hall
Musica Viva
Australian String Quartet
Ives Westlake Debussy
Conservatorium Theatre
Bach at Twilight
Geoffrey Gartner, cello
St Monica's Cathedral, Cairns

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Some forthcoming performances in Melbourne:

Emerson String Quartet

Perhaps the most celebrated string quartet ever to emerge from the USA, the Emerson String Quartet is making its first Australian tour in over 19 years in a series of concerts for Musica Viva.

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Songs To Die For - Regional Queensland Tour

At the heart of some of opera’s greatest moments, you’ll find a knife, bullet or poison paired with some of the most sublime music ever written. For 400 years, death has inspired iconic composers and beclouded modern legends; Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin whose songs speak as passionately to us as the music of their operatic counterparts.

Songs To Die For is a cheeky nod to the over-dramatised deaths of opera’s leading characters masterfully entwined with pop classics. Presented by three of Opera Queensland’s leading artists, Songs To Die For is a celebration of the end brought to vivid life in a night where Don Giovanni meets Highway to Hell.

Ipswich | 2 August, 7.30pm, George Hogg Auditorium, Ipswich Civic Centre Booking information
Caloundra | 4 August, 2.00pm, Playhouse, Events Centre Caloundra Booking information
Sunnybank | 11 August, 3.00pm, Sunnybank Performing Arts and Cultural Centre Booking information
Bundaberg | 15 August, 7.30pm, Moncrieff Entertainment Centre  Booking information
Gladstone | 16 August, 8.00pm, Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre Booking information
Townsville | 21 August, 7.30pm, C2, Townsville Civic Theatre Booking information
Ingham | 23 August, 7.30pm, TYTO Conference & Events Centre Booking information
Innisfail | 24 August, 7.30pm, The Con Theatre
Cairns | 25 August, 4.00pm, Studio, Cairns Performing Arts Centre Booking information
Winton | 29 August, 7.30pm, Waltzing Matilda Centre
Longreach | 30 August, 7.30pm, Qantas Founders Museum
Windorah | 2 September, 7.30pm, Windorah Shire Hall
Charleville | 4 September, 7.00pm, Cosmos Centre Booking information
St George | 5 September, 7.00pm, Saint George Cultural Centre
Roma | 6 September, 7.00pm, Roma Cultural Centre Booking information
Gold Coast | 8 September, 2.00pm, HOTA, Home of the Arts Booking information



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Australian String Quartet - Ives, Westlake, Debussy

The Australian String Quartet perform quartets by Ives and Debussy together  with the world premiere of a newly commissioned work from Australian composer Nigel Westlake.



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Bach at Twilight

St Monicas Cathedral Cairns

Geoffrey Gartner preforms J. S. Bach's Suites I and IV for Unaccompanied Cello.



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Selected Sheet Music

Cover tiny file look inside Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Merle J. Isaac. Masterworks; SmartMusic; String Orchestra. Highland/Etling String Orchestra. Baroque; Masterwork Arrangement. Conductor Score. 28 pages. Published by Highland/Etling (AP.12756S).
Cover tiny file look inside Brandenburg Concerto No 3 - BWV 1048 Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Baroque Period, Repertoire, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 66 pages. Published by Arte Nova Music Lab (S0.43295).
Cover tiny file look inside Brandenburg Concertos 1-3 BWV 1046/1047/1048 Eulenburg Audio+Score Series. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Eulenburg Audio+Score (Pocket Scores + CD). Classical. Softcover study score and CD. 124 pages. Eulenburg Edition #EAS102. Published by Eulenburg Edition (HL.49044001).
Cover tiny file look inside 6 Brandenburg Concertos Study Score. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Study Score. Concerto, Baroque, Classical. 274 pages. Ricordi #PR733. Published by Ricordi (HL.50086400).
Cover tiny file look inside Goldberg Variations Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Kurt Soldan. This edition: Urtext. Baroque. Collection. With fingerings and introductory text. BWV 988. 52 pages. Edition Peters #EP4462. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP4462).
Cover tiny file look inside Goldberg Variations Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Ralph Kirkpatrick. Piano Large Works. Baroque. Collection. With performance notes and introductory text. BWV 988. 83 pages. G. Schirmer #LB1980. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50481953).
Cover tiny file look inside J.S.Bach Orchestral Suite no.1 in C major BWV 1066 - Complete Piano version Composed by Bach Johann Sebastian. Arranged by Santino Cara. Baroque Period. Sheet Music Single. 24 pages. Published by Santino Cara (S0.59589).
 
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