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With ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and domestic border closures, BIGSOUND 2020 will now move to be a free virtual event, allowing and creating new opportunities for Australian artists and industry to connect with each other and the international music community from their own homes and workspaces.
Brisbane Festival will return in September, with a vibrant, distinctly Brisbane-led lineup to reawaken the city. We caught up with Brendan Joyce, Camerata artistic director, on their upcoming performances at BrisFest 2020.
The long wait for live music is over and Queensland Symphony Orchestra, together with beatbox artist Tom Thum, are ready to reconnect with audiences.
Alternative punk rock band Mr Rogers‘ frontman talks Marilyn Manson inspiration, getting back on stage after a hiatus and protesting against fascism of religion and hypocrisy in the media and politics.
Brisbane Baroque Players will return to the stage for a special socially-distanced concert on Sunday 12 July, featuring works by Georg Philipp Telemann.
Lockdown breeds creativity and innovation. By now, this much is clear. Our social media feeds are inundated with celebrities, artists and average joes finding new ways to connect and capitalise on being homebound. The QUIVR is a shining example.
When businesses were asked to comply to COVID-19’s restrictions in the drop of a hat, the internet was primed and ready to safely let people order food, watch a movie or buy a new pair of shoes. The tool allowing this happens to be the very one that devalued recorded music at the turn of the century, forcing musicians to place all their bets on performing.
Theatres and concert halls may be closed but opera continues to ring through the homes and hearts of Australians, uniting people through song during this time of isolation.