HOTA celebrates the power of water with QSO and Karin Schaupp

In news sure to make classical music lovers as happy as clams, South East Queensland’s very own ARIA award winning guitar superstar, Karin Schaupp will return in September to perform in Sounds from the Deep with Queensland Symphony Orchestra at Gold Coast’s HOTA, Home of the Arts.

Conducted by the much loved Guy Noble, and featuring a moving and powerful program including Smetana’s The Moldau from Ma vlasta which traces the course of the mighty Vltava river as it grows from a small trickle to become a majestic waterway and Handel’s Water Music, (first performed in 1717 for King George I on a barge on the Thames) through to Westlake’s contemporary ode to nature’s power Antarctica Suite and Strauss Jnr’s iconic waltz On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Sounds from the Deep will transport concert-goers into the turbulent and ever-changing world of water.

Says Schaupp, “I am so looking forward to playing Westlake’s gorgeous Antarctica Suite with the wonderful Queensland Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of the brilliant Guy Noble. This is a highly evocative and dramatic piece and we are playing two of my favourite movements from it,” she said.

“We are also playing the beautiful Cavatina from The Deer Hunter. The Cavatina is probably one of the most loved lyrical guitar melodies of all time and there is something very special about playing it with a symphony orchestra, as the original version was just solo guitar.”

Conductor Guy Noble said he was looking forward to working to Schaupp again. “It’s amazing to work with Karin, as we haven’t seen each other since a previous Music on Sundays almost 10 years ago! We are like ships passing in the night, which seems appropriate for a concert with a water theme!”

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Sounds from the Deep will be performed at Gold Coast’s HOTA, Home of the Arts on the Gold Coast on Friday 27 September, an additional performance that Karin Schaupp welcomes.

“It’s lovely to have the chance to play this program a few times rather than just once in Brisbane, and actually I haven’t played at the Gold Coast for a while despite its proximity, so I am looking forward to returning!”

HOTA, Home of the Arts
Friday 27 September, 7.30pm
Tickets at or 136 246

Smetana – The Moldau from Ma vlast
Handel – Water Music Suite No.1 (Bourree and Hornpipe)
Westlake – Excerpts from Antarctica: Suite for Orchestra and Guitar
1. The Last Place on Earth
3. Penguin Ballet
Myers – Cavatina from The Deer Hunter
Britten – Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, op.33a
III. Moonlight: Andante comodo e rubato
J. Strauss Jr. – On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Tchaikovsky – Final Act IV from Swan Lake, Op.20
No.27 Dance of the Cygnets
No.28 Odette Offended
No.29 Finale


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