St Peters Lutheran College, Canterbury College & Brisbane State High School presents...

Thu 9 Aug 2018 1:00pm2:00pm

The UQ School of Music is proud to showcase schools from around the Brisbane district in their lunch time concert program this Thursday at 1pm in the Nickson Room - level 4 Zelman Cowen Building. Brisbane State High School, St. Peters Lutheran College and Canterbury College will display their finest students in ensembles ranging from a Piano trio to a 30+ piece string orchestra. 


Canterbury College

Canterbury College is proud to present The Junior Piano Trio and The ARTISTrio. This Junior Piano Trio have been playing since the beginning of 2018 and consists of George Li (Year 2), Isabella Oxenbridge (Year 4) and Haydn Li (Year 5).  Each player demonstrates exceptional talent in their own right and have excelled within a trio setting. Mr Tim Li conducts their weekly rehearsals, guiding the students through various musical challenges. In their first year they have managed to win the Redlands Eisteddfod and Beenleigh Quota Eisteddfod.They will be performing Saltarello by Frank Bridge

The ARTISTrio consists of three senior Music students who partake in the Artist Excellence Program each year. The 2018 ensemble includes Mia Hughes (Year 12), Eric Sun (Year 12) and Cindy Masterman (Year 11). They have made impressive appearences throughout the year - performing for Government and Local Council events as well as winning first prize in both the Redlands and Beenleigh Quota Senior Eisteddfods. ARTISTrio will perform 2 works - Cafe Music 2nd movement by Paul Schoenfield, and Tango E by Peter Ludwig.


Brisbane SHS

The Brisbane SHS will be featuring their unique chamber group Fandango, a 26 piece string and percussion ensemble that includes repertoire that explores unorthodox musical textures. Its directors Keith Sharp and Jeff Jarrott have contributed compositional ideas that blend the two instrument families seamlessly. The ensemble will be performing Fandango 13 by Michael Burritt and Fire in the Forge by Ted Allen.


St. Peters Lutheran College

The St Peters Lutheran College's 37 piece ensemble under the direction of  David Deacon will be presenting two pieces - La Follia Op. 1 Nr. 12  by Antonio Vivaldi and Lion City by Soon Hee Newbold.

The St Peters Soloists are a select group of the College's finest string players from years 7 to 12. Under the directorship of David Deacon, Co-Director of Cocurricular Music and Head of Strings, the St Peters Soloists perform a wide variety of classical repertoire with an emphasis on Australian compositions. This year the ensemble have commissioned two new works, “The Lost World Suite” by Michael Patterson and “Approaching the Summit” by Samuel Dickenson, which will be premiered on September 1st at the St Peters Concerto Final. At this event the St Peters Soloists form the string section of the Symphony Orchestra where they are currently preparing the Gershwin Piano, Shostakovich Cello No. 1, Forsyth Viola and Pierne Harp Concertos to accompany the four finalists. The ensemble will embark on an International Tour in December where they will perform 14 concerts while visiting Hong Kong, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Japan.

Vivaldi “La Folia” Opus 1 No. 12 (1705) is based on the traditional Folia 16 bar chord progression in the key of D Minor. It features a standard melody line, a slow sarabande in triple meter, as its initial theme. This theme generally appears at the start and end of a given "folia" composition, serving as "bookends" for a set of variations within which both the melodic line and even the meter may vary. In turn, written variations on the may give way to sections consisting of partial or pure improvisation similar to those frequently encountered in the twelve-bar blues that rose to prominence in the twentieth century. More than 150 composers have used the same chord progression in their works dating from the mid 1700’s to current day.  

Lion City is a piece written to reflect the many cultures (Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western) that make up Singapore. Named so in the 13th Century when a Sumatran Prince gave this small island the name Singa Pura, or Lion City, because of a creature he believed to be a lion walking on its shores.