Fiesta de la Musica at the Gold Coast Arts Centre

Featuring the works of local professional musicians and companies alongside interstate guest artists and presenters, The Arts Centre Gold Coast are inviting lovers of the classical arts to take part in Fiesta de la Musica from Tuesday 19 May to Sunday 31 May, 2015.

With many free and low-price ticketed events on offer, there will be a range of performances and lunchtime concerts to enjoy during the festival. There will also be opportunities to take part in lectures and presentations with accomplished special guests.

Fiesta de la Musica is set to launch with a performance of Around the World with Benjamin Schmid and ACO2 on Tuesday 19 May at 7:30PM. The string ensemble seeks to take listeners around the world with works by Bach, Tchaikovsky and Barber, then concluding with Herbert Berger’s Metropoles Suite for violin and strings. Ticket holders will also be treated to a complimentary pre-concert performance from 6:30PM in the Paradise Showroom foyer, featuring music from The Blenders, Australia’s premier entertainment chorus with heart and harmony.

In partnership with the Music Teachers Association of Queensland, a Composers Competition is now open to Gold Coast residents 17 years or older. The winner will be invited to perform their original composition live in the Gold Coast City Gallery AFTER DARK event: Composing Art (Thursday 28 May, 6.00–8:00PM). More information on this opportunity can be found at: www.mtaq.org.au.

Local community and senior secondary school choirs are also invited to join an Opera Queensland community chorus, followed by an on-stage performance alongside Opera Queensland soloists as part of the Sing Out Loud program. Participants will learn and practice vocal techniques, learn a variety of opera choruses and work with soloists from Opera Queensland alongside director Jason Barry-Smith.

For more information about Fiesta de la Musica and all the exciting events on offer, please visit: www.theartscentregc.com.au/whats-on/fiesta-de-la-musica

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