SYZYGY Ensemble with guest performer Ashley William Smith (clarinets) – July 12 – BRISBANE















DeClassified Music along with Fireworks Gallery presents ……


“A State of Play” – Friday 12 July, 7pm


Syzygy Ensemble with guest performer Ashley William Smith (clarinets)




Thomas Ades – Catch op.4

Bruno Mantovani – L’ere de Rien

Kaija Saariaho – Mirrors

David Lang – Press Release

Ralph Whiteoak – Spider

Tristan Murail – Feuilles á Travers Les Cloches 



FireWorks Gallery

52a Doggett St, Newstead






Phone (07) 3666 0650

Tickets $20 / $10

Season Tickets available




Also: 2-4pm Sunday July 14: New Music Masterclass with Syzygy Ensemble. Gold Coin entry for Masterclass




Laila Engle – Flutes
Leigh Harrold – Piano
Julia Stoppa – Clarinets
Blair Harris – Cello
Jenny Khafagi – Violin


Syzygy Ensemble was nominated for a 2012 Helpmann Award for Best Chamber and Instrumental Ensemble Concert.  They are based at the Melbourne Recital Centre and specialize in contemporary classical music.

The musicians of Syzygy Ensemble share a deep empathy with music of our own time as well as an unbridled desire to share this enthusiasm with audiences in a way that may stretch your ears but never slap you in the face!




In association with Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane City Council, Theme & Variations Piano Services and Fireworks Gallery


Come and experience a musical long weekend in Newstead, Brisbane (Queensland, Australia)

Featuring three concerts on consecutive nights, followed by an afternoon of Masterclasses, The Long Weekender is the centre piece for DeClassified Music 2013.


This event is in association with Queensland Music Festival, Fireworks Gallery, Theme & Variations Piano Services and DeClassified Music.


DeClassified Music has launched a Pozible campaign to raise funds for The Long Weekender on July 11-14 2013. We encourage you to support in any way you can. For more information, please click HERE


DeClassified is an innovative new series that dismantles the boundaries and misconceptions harboured by broader 21st century society regarding classical chamber music performance.


Especially for the event, Theme and Variations Piano Services will be setting up a Steinway piano in FireWorks Gallery, Newstead.

In this gallery, your eyes will be greeted by a colourful array of Australian art, both indigenous and non-indigenous, and your ears will hear an acoustic created by rustic wooden floorboards and a corrugated iron ceiling.


Come and relish the mesmerizing and diverse performances. Let your ears and eyes feast when some of Australia’s most exciting musicians perform small ensemble repertoire from Mozart to Saariaho in this trendy, inspired and intimate setting. Get a Season Ticket and see everything!



Kreutzer – Thursday 11 July, 7pm

Kristian Winther (violin) and Daniel de Borah (piano)

Mozart – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major, K.301 Prokofiev – Sonata No.2 for Violin and Piano in D major, Op.94a Beethoven – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op.47 (“Kreutzer”)



A State of Play – Friday 12 July, 7pm

Syzygy Ensemble with guest performer Ashley William Smith (clarinets)

Thomas Ades – Catch op.4

Bruno Mantovani – L’ere de Rien

Kaija Saariaho – Mirrors

David Lang – Press Release

Ralph Whiteoak – Spider

Tristan Murail – Feuilles á Travers Les Cloches



Going East – Saturday 13 July, 5pm

Brendan Joyce (violin), Tanya Cooling (soprano), Patrick Murphy (cello) and Brieley Cutting (piano)

with an appearance by “SERBIA” (children’s folkloric dancers)

Vasilije Mokranjac – Sonata in G minor for violin and piano, movts 3 and 4

Rachmaninoff – Coh (Dream) from 6 Romances Op.38, No.5

– Zdes’ khoroso (How Fair this Spot) from 12 Romances Op.21, No.7

Dvorak – “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka

Dvorak – Piano Trio No.4 in E minor “Dumky”

Franz Lehar – Meine Lippen sie kussen so heiss



Masterclasses – Sunday 14 July, 1-4pm

1-2pm: Violin and Piano Duo Masterclass

with Daniel de Borah and Kristian Winther

2-4pm: New Music Masterclass

with Syzygy Ensemble



FireWorks Gallery

52a Doggett St, Newstead



Tickets $20/$10. Season Tickets $50/$25

80 seats available at each event.



fireworksgallery, known for hosting some of Australia’s best contemporary artwork, is nestled in the arts hub on Doggett Street, Newstead.

Michael Eather, the director of fireworksgallery, said ‘the location is an exciting addition to the Doggett Street art precinct that provides both a creative space to host exhibitions and convenient parking for clients. The fit-out of the warehouse gallery space combined with contemporary artwork is visually engaging.’

fireworksgallery is known for sourcing works from across Australia to build unique collections featuring contemporary works from established and emerging artists, Indigenous and non-Indigenous. It emerged as a commercial gallery space in Brisbane in 1993, following the networks of Campfire Group consultancies and collaborative projects that began in 1987.

A desire to present artworks by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists alongside each other has been a constant theme underpinning the gallery’s exhibition program and associated projects. Remarkably, the premise of cultural collision—originally cloaked in political and educational contexts of artists’ shared influences—still seems as relevant today as it did twenty years ago.

fireworksgallery projects include co-coordinating public and private commissions, collaborative projects, artist-in-residency programs (NEWflames Inc), a publishing schedule, and limited-edition print folios from the Estates of Lin Onus and Vincent Serico.



Queensland Music Festival (QMF) is a biennial state-wide celebration of music, a major cultural and artistic success story with a national and international reputation, and an unparalleled geographic reach.

Every second year, over 17 days in July, the best of local, national and international talent perform every conceivable style of music to Queenslanders from all walks of life, in Brisbane, and in regional and remote centres from Thursday Island to the Gold Coast.

The majority of events are free, and many feature large-scale collaborations with communities. No music is left unloved in a program that moves and inspires with new and surprising musical exchanges from around the state, the country and the globe.

Working with communities throughout the state, QMF makes the joy of music accessible to all, creates unique experiences that connect people with place and community, and celebrates the richness and diversity of Queensland.

The festival ignites artistic potential. In collaboration with councils and the communities, QMF inspires participation in music-making and performances that reflect local culture and tell local stories.



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