An amazing afternoon full of the best music of Love and Latin:
A concert not to be missed!
The Brisbane City Pops Orchestra is excited to present Love and Latin as our second concert of 2019. It will be a program full of beautiful music inspired by love, as well as the captivating rhythms of Latin music – a favourite style of this orchestra!
You will swoon to these well-known melodies of love as we perform pieces by Franz Lehar (the king of operetta, including The Merry Widow) and Cole Porter, who wrote so many musicals. Then you will sway to the rhythms as we play a selection from the Andalucia Suite by the famous Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuana.
Our guest artist for this concert is an amazing young mezzo-soprano Xenia Puskarz Thomas. Xenia has recently completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the Qld Conservatorium of Music. In 2018 she was awarded the Tinkler Encouragement Award at the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition and has completed a number of professional engagements. We are delighted to have Xenia sing Schubert’s Ave Maria and The Rose, plus more.
The orchestra will also perform some favourite Latin pieces, including Delicado by Azevedo, Estrellita by Ponce, Cumana by Barclay (for piano solo) and Blue Tango by Anderson. We will also pull the strings of your heart with Fly Me to the Moon by Howard, Wine, Women and Song by Strauss and Liebestraum by Liszt.