In an international collaboration, Queensland Music Festival (QMF) will draw on the spirit of the Anzacs to present One Hundred & One Years, a series of inspiring concerts that both commemorates the sacrifice made by our armed forces and celebrates the peace that we enjoy today.
From Wagner to Tipperary, Dire Straits to The Rolling Stones, music from the last 101 years (1914-2015) is interwoven with rarely seen archival footage and evocative readings sourced from diaries, letters, and soldiers’ own stories.
The spectacular open-air concerts will feature the Australian debut of Germany’s acclaimed Saxon Wind Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Thomas Clamor, playing alongside our stellar Australian Army bands with Australian’s leading cabaret and music theatre artist Naomi Price, actor/singer Ben Mingay from Network Ten’s Wonderland, and emerging vocalist/performer Zac Parkes.
In honour of the men and women who fought for their country, and in reflection on their youth, these performances will put the spotlight on young actors and musicians, including specially formed 30-piece community brass bands and a chorus of narrators in both Townsville and Brisbane.
Don’t miss your chance to witness this powerful and fitting tribute.