Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is renowned as one of the most prolific and
influential classical composers. But does this celebrated musical figure have
any dark and dirty secrets? In an Australian first, the University of
Queensland Big Band reveals The other side of mozART.
The music was composed and arranged by German composer Markus Geiselhart and
involves jazz influenced reinterpretations of Mozart’s works. The UQ Big Band
and a string quartet will perform the show joined by a narrator who will present
a series of risqué letters that Mozart wrote to his cousin Maria Anna Thekla.
The UQ BIG BAND's got BIG plans for 2013 ... These are just a few of the gigs lined up already
Big Band Festival - Brisbane Jazz Club - 4 & 5 May
School of Music Concert - Thursday 9 May
Celebration Sunday - Brisbane Jazz Club - 23 June
UQ Open Day - August 2013
the other side of mozART - Princess Theatre - 26 October
If you'd like to audition for the UQ BIG BAND for 2013 send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0400 743 128. We need to know what instrument you play, your full name, phone number and a little about your musical background. Auditions will be held in the Nickson Room at the UQ School of Music on Wednesday evening 27 February. Audition scores for your instrument and the audition schedule will be available online very soon. Check this site.
The UQ Big Band presents JAZZIMATION, a night of jazz and animation classics: from ‘Looney Tunes’ to ‘Family Guy’.
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At 7:30pm on Saturday 27 October,
the UQ Big Band will mix the old with the new to perform a range of jazz
classics and animation favourites. Under the direction of award winning
trumpeter Clint Allen, the 30-piece big band will perform in front of the big
screen in the historic Princess Theatre in Woolloongabba.
Repertoire includes classics such as
Fascinating Rhythm, Taking A Chance on
Love, Too Darn Hot and Travellin’
Blues. The band will also perform the theme music to a number of animation
clips screened on the big screen. These include Batman, Spiderman, The Simpsons and Family Guy, along with What
Planet is This? from the Cowboy Bebop
anime series and Hunting Wabbits by
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.
Join the UQ Big Band for this unique
fusion of jazz and animation in the oldest theatre on mainland Australia. Doors
open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Ticket price includes canapés and a
complimentary drink. For tickets email email@example.com.
Saturday 27 October
Princess theatre – 8 Annerley Road,
Doors open 7:30pm for an 8pm start
Tickets $35 including canapés and a