The University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor’s Concert Series

Rhapsody in Red, White & Blue is presented by The University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor’s Concert Series in association with QPAC.

Rhapsody in Red, White & Blue

Sun 26 May 2019 2:00pm4:00pm


Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Corner Melbourne St and Grey St
Melbourne St, Brisbane
QLD 4101, Australia
Concert Hall

Warwick Potter conducts The University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra in a program celebrating American composers. The UQ Chorale will collaborate with invited secondary schools in a performance of Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. Liam Viney is the soloist in Gershwin's ever-popular Rhapsody in Blue. Works by Adams, Barber, and Copland complete this rhythmic tour de force. 

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1) The Chairman Dances (foxtrot for orchestra) – John Adams (1947-)

2) Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin (1898-1937)

3) Chichester Psalms – Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

4) Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 – Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

5) Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo – Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

I. Buckaroo Holiday
II. Corral Nocturne
III. Saturday Night Waltz
IV. Hoe-Down

Pre-concert Talk 

A free pre-concert talk will be given by Dr Vincent Plush at 1:00pm in the Concert Hall Balcony Foyer. Find more information.