Arcadia Winds, the country's finest young wind ensemble is already beginning to make its mark on Australia's musical landscape, bringing energetic, spontaneous and joyful performances to audiences across the country. They return to Brisbane in 2018 for their first performance at the University of Queensland. Arcadia will present a dazzlingly colourful program, highlighted by two pieces recently written for them by Australian composers Lachlan Skipworth and Natalie Williams.

Awarded a fellowship at the Australian National Academy of Music upon their formation in late 2013, they became Musica Viva Australia’s inaugural FutureMakers musicians from 2015–17. They have brought their brand of energetic, joyful and spontaneous performance to festival stages in almost every state and territory in the country; concert halls across mainland China; and listeners around the world through broadcasts of the BBC Proms Australia chamber music series. And they have revelled in musical partnerships with internationally renowned performers including the Australian String Quartet; piano virtuosi Lambert Orkis, Paavali Jumppanen and Anna Goldsworthy; and woodwind masters Ole Kristian Dahl and Thorsten Johanns.



Malcolm Arnold: Sea Shanties

i. Allegro con brio

ii. Allegro Semplice

iii. Allegro Vivace


Natalie Williams: Animalia


Lachlan Skipworth: Echoes and Lines


Carl Nielsen: Wind Quintet Op. 43

i. Allegro Ben Moderato

ii. Menuet

iii. Praeludium - Tema con variazioni

Free Concert


Zelman Cowen Building, UQ St Lucia
The Nickson Room