The University of Queensland is delighted to present the grand finale of Spectrum. Rhapsody in C: Gershwin to Riley commences with an Acknowledgement of Country performed by Yalanji musician Deline Briscoe with Robert Davidson and Sketch. The acclaimed Viney-Grinberg Duo then presents George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, which celebrated its 100-year anniversary in February this year.

Described at its premiere as “an experiment in modern music”, Rhapsody in Blue sits comfortably beside a more recent work of great innovation – Terry Riley's In C, a pivotal work of minimalism from 1964 that has been instrumental in transforming contemporary musical culture. This is a rare opportunity to hear a work that helped shape the soundtrack of the contemporary world. 

This event is supported by Yamaha Music Australia.



Presented as part of 'Spectrum', The University of Queensland School of Music's inaugural music festival at UQ St Lucia, and proudly associated with UQ Arts.


Acknowledgement of Country 
Deline Briscoe, Robert Davidson and Sketch 

Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin 
Viney-Grinberg Duo 

In C by Terry Riley
Sketch and friends  

Important event information

Seating: Please note, tickets are general admission and are accessed via stairs. Please arrive with your group so you can find seats together. For accessible seating, please contact

Parking: Our St Lucia campus is conveniently serviced by public transport (view public transport options here). Free parking is also available on weekends. Please refer to the UQ St Lucia parking map to view parking areas closest to GHD Auditorium, Advanced Engineering Building (49).

Performance: Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the performance at 1:30pm.



Advanced Engineering Building, St Lucia Campus
AEB GHD Auditorium