Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra
Islands of the World: What could be better in May than dreaming of visiting an island paradise, somewhere far away from all the hustle and bustle of busy life. Our fascination with islands knows no bounds, maybe due to being the inhabitants of the worlds largest, or maybe just because they can look so darn inviting! Composers are likewise drawn to these fascinating landmasses, ranging from paradise on earth to inhospitable rocky desolation, and the peoples and cultures they support. Join us as we beach the good ship KGWO on a few to sample their unique musical flavours. BYO sand and sunscreen. Expect to be entertained!!
Parking: Please note that parking will be limited for this concert due to a wedding also being held at The Old Museum. Please consider parking at the Gregory Terrace - The Royal International Convention Centre Car Park (600 Gregory Terrace - see map) which costs $15 for all day parking on the weekends.
We are a community-based orchestra of more than 70 musicians. Our ages, professions, and cultural backgrounds vary, but what unites us is a joy of rehearsing and performing a wide range of music for the people of Brisbane and our city’s many visitors. Each of our concerts presents a selection of works based around a theme.
The KGWO sound - brass, woodwind and percussion - is ideal for a variety of musical styles. We perform serious symphonic repertoire, light classical works, contemporary works, and popular pieces. Our goal is to present enjoyable, memorable concerts where the quality of performance, the breadth of music, and the affordability keeps audiences coming back. Our concerts are enjoyed by people of all ages.
Since 1997, KGWO has been the talk of the town thanks to its wide range of quality, entertaining concerts. As a Community Orchestra, we believe in engaging with the community and embracing the talents of our local aspiring artists. Our goal is to offer audiences a diverse variety of dazzling concerts at very affordable prices. Expect to be entertained!
KGWO – Celebrating 20+ Years!
2017 was KGWO’s 20th Anniversary! From humble beginnings as an adult starter band, we have developed into a 70 piece advanced Wind orchestra. Each year we stage three very well attended concerts that showcase the depth of talent this community orchestra has developed over the years. Join us for a walk down memory lane with a look back in time at all our past concerts!
KGWO, arguably Brisbane's most successful community wind orchestra, celebrated their 20th anniversary with a sold out performance at The Old Museum on Sunday 10 December 2017. With special guests Julie Lea Goodwin (Principle Soprano at the Australian Opera) and Alex Raineri (renowned pianist) joining then for one performance only, this was a highlight concert for this dynamic local orchestra.
The 450 seat capacity concert hall at The Old Museum sold out early, a testament to the strong and loyal patrons base the orchestra has established. "Usually at this time we would invite Brisbane's music lovers to join us on the day," observed KGWO president Denis Madigan "but we have run out of seats! We do though warmly welcome everyone to join us for our first concert next year which will be themed around sport, to tie in with the Commonwealth Games next year."
KGWO's Musical Director, Dale Hubbard, believes that KGWO's focus on putting on the most entertaining concerts possible remains a key element in the orchestra's success, along with a very dedicated committee and army of volunteer helpers, and a strategic approach to selecting repertoire. "We have created a very unique product, a first class community ensemble."
The orchestra's web site (kgwo.org.au) has a complete history of all past concerts, including downloadable programs, if you want to learn more about the orchestra's road to success.
Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra has some unique and exciting features:
- Our concerts are always very well attended.
- Innovative Programming - our concerts feature a mix of classical transcriptions, original band works, contemporary and avant-garde works, musical theatre and comedy items.
The Orchestra rehearses at The Old Museum on Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm throughout the year. If you are interested in joining the Orchestra please contact Dale Hubbard, the Musical Director, on 0403 696 909.