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A Permanent Mark: the impact of tattoo culture on contemporary art

Gallery 2 December 12, 2015 - February 7, 2016

Fascinating and trend reflective, this ground breaking exhibition explores how two distinct industries - tattooing and contemporary art - are becoming increasingly interconnected.  Touring from Towns…


Surfers Paradise parkrun

Evandale Parklands January 16 - March 26, 2016

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we…


Your Local Markets

Evandale Parklands January 17 - March 27, 2016

Every Sunday morning from 6am-11.30am the Bundall Farmers’ Market at The Arts Centre Gold Coast (TACGC) is a hive of activity with local farmers bringing their just picked produce to the market for lo…


The Performers Studio

The Basement January 30 - March 26, 2016

The Performers Studio ready to open their doors as The Gold Coast’s Cultural Precinct supports our local young talent. From January 2016 The Arts Centre Gold Coast will be home to a brand new training…


Gayle Reichelt: The Last Fleet

Foyer Gallery February 6 - March 20, 2016

Inspired by weathered shipwrecks, The Last Fleet thematically reviews the fate of abandoned, human manufactured objects in the natural environment. In this series, nature seeks revenge in entropy by r…

Indo Pop

Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7

Gallery 1 February 6 - March 20, 2016

This exhibition presents a group of artists who were a central feature of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art's flagship 2012 exhibition, 'The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary…



Arts Theatre Monday, February 8, 2016

A documentary about the world's most celebrated resturant. Noma my perfect storm is a creative journey into the unique mind of René Redzepi. How did Redzepi manage to revolutionize the entire world o…

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Australian Youth Orchestra with Alexandre Bloch and Maxwell Foster

Arts Theatre Friday, February 12, 2016

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT Alexandre Bloch, conductorMaxwell Foster, piano  KODÁLY / Dances of GalántaRACHMANINOV / Piano Concerto No.2PROKOFIEV / Romeo and Juliet: Suite ‘The cream of A…

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Comedy in The Basement - Chris Radburn

The Basement Friday, February 12, 2016

Former lawyer Chris Radburn is an Aussie comedian who has earned a reputation for clever and cheeky observations that are relatable, original and hilarious. Chris’ gifted comedy skills, enables him t…

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Made in QLD: Ode to the souvenir

Gallery 2 February 13 - March 16, 2016

From its theme parks and golden beaches to its carefree lifestyle, Gold Coast is a tourist’s dream. And with tourism comes the souvenir—hats, snow domes, magnets, tea-towels, cups, spoons and postcard…

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The Turn of Winston Haggle - Play Reading

The Space Saturday, February 13, 2016

RK Musgrave is a local writer who produces works across the creative spectrum – Film, TV, Theatre, Radio and Print. His work consistently delves into themes of loss, death and guilt with a dark sense …

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Made in QLD: Ode to the souvenir - Official Opening

Gallery 2 Saturday, February 13, 2016

Join us for the official opening of Made in QLD: Ode to the souvenir. Featuring the work of local emerging and established artists Byron Coathup, Dean Cogle, Tony Dowers, Fred Luddite, Kymberley McEl…

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The 7 Sopranos Valentine's Tour

Arts Theatre Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Prepare to be taken on a musical journey through classic songs and moving operatic melodies. The 7 Sopranos are a highly successful group of professional young opera singers, whose combination of bre…

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Arts Theatre Friday, February 19, 2016

Celebrating 25 years of short film excellence, Flickerfest, Australia’s leading short film festival, will be hosted by The Arts Centre Gold Coast again in 2016. The 2016 program presents the best of A…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues - Galapagos Duck

Paradise Showroom Friday, February 19, 2016

Galapagos Duck is arguably the best known jazz band in Australia. Affectionately known as just ‘The Duck’ the band has been in operation since the late 1960s and although, of necessity, themembership …

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Comedy in The Basement - Cam Knight

The Basement Friday, February 19, 2016

2014 was a huge year for Cam Knight, with a 5 star review of his Solo Show 100 Percenter. The show gained a national Comedy Festival Run of sold out shows and an encore performance at the Sydney Comed…

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Billy F. Gibbons from ZZ Top - Up Close and Personal

Paradise Showroom Saturday, February 20, 2016

In an Aussie first, ZZ Top legend Billy F. Gibbons will be performing at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on February 20 for a one off ‘Up Close and Personal’ live appearance. The events will begin with a t…

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Allen - Play Reading

The Space Sunday, February 21, 2016

Stewart McMillan is a Gold Coast playwright who has developed and staged two black comedies at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, including Beautifully Dead and Un Natural Selection. Allen is a play about a …

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The Naked Magicians

Paradise Showroom Friday, February 26, 2016

Following sold out shows and rave reviews in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the USA the world’s boldest and cheekiest magic show is coming to the Gold Coast for 2 shows only. 'The most entertaining…

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Comedy in The Basement - Brett Nichols

The Basement Friday, February 26, 2016

One of Australia’s funniest headline acts, this Sydney comedian has been knocking them dead for over a decade in comedy rooms all over the country. A regular headline act on both the Sydney and natio…

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AFTER DARK: with Hahan & Tarun

Gallery 1 Saturday, February 27, 2016

Join us for an after-hours floor talk with exhibiting artist Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (aka Hahan) of the performance group Punkasila and Curator Tarun Nagesh of GAQGoMA! DATE Saturday 27 FebruaryTIME …


Fiesta de la Musica: Celtic Journey

Gallery 1 Thursday, March 3, 2016

A Celtic Journey takes us musically through Scotland and Ireland with mezzo-soprano Kathleen Moore. Kathleen has had an illustrious career, including winning the ABC Young Performers Award, being a f…


Horizon with Angels

Evandale Parklands March 4 - March 5, 2016

Bleach* Festival and The Arts Centre Gold Coast are delighted to present the world-premiere of Horizon with Angels. As the sun sets, the shores of Evandale Lake will become a playground of performanc…

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Shen Yun

Arts Theatre March 4 - March 5, 2016

Enter a Divine Land. There was a time when the world was full of magic and splendour, as if all on Earth existed in harmony with Heaven. You could see it in the arts, feel it in the air, and hear it …

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Comedy in The Basement - Hung Lee

The Basement Friday, March 4, 2016

Hung is a favourite at Montreal Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. An author, musician, clown, actor and all round song and dance man…Hung’s stand up wor…

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No Physical Account

The Space Saturday, March 5, 2016

Welcome to the Bleach* Lab. This is a setting for artists to interrogate, experiment, explore and reflect. This new annual project supports local artists with space and time to create and test new ide…

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Kids Take Over The Gallery

The Arts Centre Gold Coast Sunday, March 6, 2016

Kids Take Over The Gallery DATE Sunday 6 MarchTIME 11.00am – 2.00pm VENUE Gold Coast City Gallery - everywhere!COST FREE Swing by the Gallery for fun, inspiring, FREE drop-in kids activities! Make …


International Women's Day Youth Breakfast and Forum

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Celebrate International Women’s Day at The Arts Centre Gold Coast when Women at Work present the International Women's Day Youth Leadership Breakfast. Be inspired by the stories and success of our fut…

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International Women’s Day Celebration and Awards Presentation Lunch

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Join us at the annual IWD Celebration and Award Lunch. Recognise the success of women past and present and make your commitment to equality for all. Be inspired by guest speaker: Kerrie Anne Kennerley…

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Ocean Film Festival 2016

Arts Theatre Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Designed to mesmerise and enthral, the Ocean Film Festival Australia showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.  The films document the beauty and powe…

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Gallery 2 Thursday, March 10, 2016

AFTER DARK: COLLECTORS SHOW n TELLart.music.talks.food Galleries stay open until 8pm I Talks from 6pm I cash bar DATE Thurs 10 March  2016VENUE Gallery 2 A quirky panel of avid collectors including…


The Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

The Basement Friday, March 11, 2016

From the oldest culture on earth comes the freshest and funniest standup comedy around. It’s the all-original Aboriginal Comedy Allstars showcase - featuring four of the brightest comedy stars under t…

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Con Brio Concerts presents Liam Viney & Anna Grinberg - Great Piano Duets

Gallery 1 Saturday, March 12, 2016

Schubert - Fantasie in f minor D.940 for piano four-hands Debussy - Petite Suite for piano four-hands Stravinsky - Three movements from Petrushka for piano duet 'unforgettable...the most compelling c…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues - Hetty Kate

Paradise Showroom Friday, March 18, 2016

Born in Hampshire, England, and growing up with Doris Day and Frank Sinatra albums, Hetty moved to Melbourne with her family at a young age and was later inspired by the city’s thrivingmusic scene. Af…

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Comedy in The Basement - Danny McGinlay

The Basement Friday, March 18, 2016

Australia’s only Three Michelin Star Comedian, Danny McGinlay has been performing stand up since the age of 16. In that time he has performed all over Australia and done stints in London, New York & t…

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Danny Bhoy - Please Untick This Box

Arts Theatre Friday, March 18, 2016

Danny Bhoy will be returning to Australia in March/April 2016 with his brand new show Please Untick This Box! Danny began his stand up career in 1998 and a year later he won the Daily Telegraph Open …

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Em Rusciano is NOT a Diva

Arts Theatre Saturday, March 19, 2016

Growing up Em Rusciano had a simple dream: to be the first person to win an Olympic Gold medal, an Oscar, a TONY and a Grammy. Now Em is 36 and can't even crack an invite to the Logies let alone a no…

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Arts Theatre March 22 - March 23, 2016

After wowing the world, retired opera singers Reggie, Cissy and Wilf have been put out to pasture in a country retirement home. Their chief concerns are scatty Cissy’s wandering memory, flirty Wilf’s …

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How To Make a Monster - the art and technology of animatronics

Gallery 1 March 25 - June 12, 2016

GET YOUR MONSTER ON at Gold Coast City Galley, The Arts Centre. Meet all kinds of movie monsters and get behind-the-scenes access to Visual Effects Academy Award Winner and Gold Coast resident John C…


The Australian Ballet presents Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Arts Theatre March 29 - March 30, 2016

A dreamy kingdom full of magical fairies, a beautiful sleeping princess and a prince searching for his true love… Everyone’s favourite fairytale ballet comes to life on stage in a brand-new productio…

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Arts Theatre Saturday, April 2, 2016

Experience African music, dance and culture with a contemporary edge. Featuring incredible international guest artists from Asanti’s sister company in Ghana, combined with some of Australia’s most exc…

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Songs in the Key of Peggy Lee

Paradise Showroom Monday, April 4, 2016

In this intimate cabaret concert, Janet and her trio pay tribute to Grammy Award-winning American jazz singer, songwriter and actress Peggy Lee, who is best known for her collaborations with Duke Elli…

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Fiesta de la Musica: The Spirit of Latin and High Standards of Jazz

Terrace Stage Thursday, April 7, 2016

With the Mirror Image Entertainers. Mirror Image will delight audiences with the smooth sounds of your favourite songs with sophisticated Latin rhythms and the best jazz standards ever written. Feat…


Flood by Chris Isaacs

The Space April 7 - April 9, 2016

What is the cost of protecting your friends? 'It is the summer of their lives. Six Perth friends, young, privileged and bullet-proof, are back together over the holidays to take a trip into the Mid-W…


YScreen at the Gold Coast Film Festival

Arts Theatre April 11 - April 12, 2016

The Gold Coast Film Festival’s YScreen is a program of entertaining and intelligent films and workshops that seek to encourage young audiences to become active viewers, stimulate critical discussion o…


St Andrews Lutheran College Presents The Little Mermaid Jr

Arts Theatre Saturday, April 16, 2016

Saint Andrew’s Lutheran College takes you on a journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. This classic tale takes an enchanting look at the sacrifice…

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Ross Noble - Brain Dump

Arts Theatre Sunday, April 17, 2016

Everybody's favourite randomist is back and as always he has a lot of stuff backing up in his head and it’s time to let it all out. Come and be part of this truly unique stand up experience. Join him …

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Making Something Beautiful: In The Context of Another

The Space Sunday, April 24, 2016

In an exciting, new collaboration physical theatre performer Alicia Jones with acclaimed Director Sue Rider, uncover a child like world of beautiful experiences wrapped in layers upon layers of violen…


Banff Mountain Film Festival 2016

Arts Theatre Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The world's most prestigious mountain film festival is coming back to Australia: the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is presenting over 2 1/2 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure f…

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The Space April 29 - May 2, 2016

Nina is 16 years old, good at school, has a job at the cinema and one of the best singing voices around.  But none of that is important. She needs a place to live.  Living with her Aunty in an overcro…

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Fiesta de la Musica: The Best of Brass

Terrace Stage Thursday, May 5, 2016

Robert Evans has gathered some of the Gold Coast’s best musicians to present The Best of Brass. Featuring trumpets, trombone and French horn, experience the rich history of brass instruments and thei…



Arts Theatre May 6 - May 7, 2016

The Arts Centre Gold Coast presentsMOTHERLANDby Katherine Lyall-WatsonAn Ellen Belloo & Critical Stages Production Motherland intertwines the true stories of three very different women from different…

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Arts Theatre Friday, May 13, 2016

The travelling band of intrepid comedians is taking over Australia one town at a time, with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow!  Join a line-up of the finest local and international…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Arts Theatre May 20 - May 21, 2016

“and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.” One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ emerges off the page in a masterful …

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Fiesta de la Musica: The Gamelan and The Indonesian Experience

Terrace Stage Thursday, June 2, 2016

With the Hills International College Gamelan Orchestra and Australia Indonesia Arts Alliance. Julia Pope and students from the Hills International College in Jimboomba present music for gamelan orche…


Mary Poppins

Arts Theatre June 17 - June 25, 2016

The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Paradise Point Community Bank® Branch Bendigo Bank presentThe Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Disney and Cameron MacKintosh's Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical  …

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Owen Leong, Mudra 2014, pigment print on archival paper. Courtesy the artist and Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne and Artereal Gallery, Sydney


Gallery 1 June 25 - August 21, 2016

The JUWS Photography Award is considered one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. Established photographers are showcased alongside emerging, resultin…


The Peasant Prince

Arts Theatre July 4 - July 5, 2016

Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography Mao’s Last Dancer was first published as a children’s picture book, The Peasant Prince.  Li, a 10-year old peasant boy, is plucked from his village in rural China and…

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The Moon’s a Balloon by Patch Theatre Company

Arts Theatre July 7 - July 8, 2016

Is the moon a balloon? It can be. A balloon can be whatever you want it to be... The Moon’s a Balloon is a moving and eloquent story that explores childhood play, invention, friendship and connection…

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Waiting for Godot

The Space July 14 - July 23, 2016

Waiting for Godot is one of the most influential and revered plays of the 20th Century. Its themes and ideas have had a lasting effect on the world theatre, and it is still performed and studied all o…

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Arts Theatre July 15 - July 16, 2016

Sydney Dance Company’s CounterMove explores luminescence and life in a double bill that will enchant, compel and amuse with exhilarating physical dance by some of Australia’s finest dancers. Swedish …

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Always…Patsy Cline

Arts Theatre Saturday, July 23, 2016

Based on the true story of legendary country singer Patsy Cline’s friendship with a fan, this musical play includes 27 of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and W…

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Snugglepot & Cuddlepie

Arts Theatre July 25 - July 26, 2016

This exquisite new stage adaptation will spark the imagination and sense of adventure in 5-10 year olds as they experience the timeless charm of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie. The Gumnut babies are on a mis…

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The Barber of Seville

Arts Theatre July 29 - July 30, 2016

2016 is the 200th anniversary of the first performance of The Barber of Seville and this delicious dose of comedy and effervescent music, is the perfect way to say – Happy Birthday Figaro! Dashing Co…

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Con Brio Concerts presents Timothy Young. Ravel, Scriabin and Rachmaninov

Gallery 1 Saturday, August 20, 2016

Ravel - Gaspard de la NuitScriabin - Piano Sonata no. 5Rachmaninov - Piano Sonata No. 2 '…. truly magnificent piano playing' The Classical Review (US) Feb 2011  Timothy Young heads the piano departm…

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Il Ritorno by Circa

Arts Theatre August 26 - August 27, 2016

The stage is awash with bodies tumbling, lifting and clutching. Then, out of the darkness and gnawed by nostalgia, the Greek hero Ulysses appears after twenty long years of war and wanderings. Will he…

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Vipoo Srivalasa, Battle of old and new power 2012, porcelain.  Courtesy of the artist and Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

30th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

Gallery 1 August 27 - October 23, 2016

There has been a revival of ceramic art enthusiasts recently, with this ancient medium now surprisingly contemporary. Everywhere you look from art fairs, biennials and cutting-edge galleries around th…



The Space September 1 - September 10, 2016

What would you do if you overheard a racially motivated argument breaking out on your way home from work? Would you continue to sit quietly? Would you speak up and risk becoming the victim? Or would y…

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Miss Mandy Swings

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Join in the fun as our showgirl Miss Mandy and cookin' six-piece band pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Liza Minelli and many more. Enjoy the brassy sound of Miss Mandy and her three-piece h…

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Dirtsong by Black Arm Band

Arts Theatre Friday, September 16, 2016

Set against a backdrop of stunning moving images and text, Dirtsong features unforgettable songs performed in 11 different Aboriginal languages by some of Australia’s most extraordinary performers, ba…

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Energies 2016

Gallery 2 September 17 - October 16, 2016

The ENERGIES 2016 exhibition showcases works of art by talented secondary school students from across the Gold Coast. The selected works include widely varying artistic media from painting to video i…



Arts Theatre Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A violent exploration of the thin line that separates love and jealousy, Othello is a relentless journey of vicious passion.   A warrior on the fields of war, felled by the sharpness of whispered wo…

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QSO Plays The Firebird

Arts Theatre Friday, October 28, 2016

Dynamic orchestration, captivating rhythm and a smoldering finale; Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird is his most fantastic creation; it is no wonder that this is one of the most loved and popular ballet …

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Arts Theatre Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Celebrate the festive season with Christmas carols sung by some of your favourite local talent in this fabulous variety show. With voices ranging from triumphant tenor to sweet songbird, you’ll enjoy…

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Con Brio Concerts presents Beethoven Weekend with Glenn Christensen & Stewart Kelly

Gallery 1 December 16 - December 18, 2016

Beethoven - The Sonatas for Piano and Violin Friday Night:Sonata No. 1 in D major op. 12 no. 1Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major op. 12 no. 3Sonata No. 5 in F major op. 24 ‘Spring’Sonata No. 4 in a minor o…

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