Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra
KGWO Online Retrospective Concert 2020
As we are unable to host a live concert this year our Librarian Denis has been sifting through many years of our recorded concert video and has selected and assembled a very special retrospective concert that will will premiere on YouTube on the 22 August 2020 at 7pm. We invite all members, their families and friends, and our wonderful patrons who have supported us over the years to join us for a very special 90 minute online concert. There will be an active chat session running while the concert plays and everyone is invited to join in the reminiscing. Please feel free to dress up at home and share your photos on our Facebook, and make sure you settle back with your favourite beverage and snacks to enjoy the show. If you can stream YouTube to your TV you will have the best seat in the house. :-) Please feel free to pass on this invitation - everyone is welcome to this free concert, and the video will remain online after the event for about a week for those that cannot join us on that day.
Put it in your calendar now: Saturday 7pm, 22 August 2020
Attention: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the KGWO have regretfully had to suspend operations and postpone our planned concerts for 2020. At this point we will be planning to move our 2020 program to 2021, with dates to be confirmed.
2020 Concert Program - Put these dates in your calendar now... !!!
- Saturday 2nd May - 7pm - Genesis (POSTPONED)
- Sunday 23rd August - 2pm - Growth (POSTPONED)
- Sunday 6th December - 2pm - Evolution (POSTPONED)
Concert 1: Genesis
KGWO is proud to present three special concerts in 2020 that explore our past, present and future. The first concert Genesis explores the idea of beginnings, reflecting on the formation of KGWO and what it means to create something from nothing. As we contemplate our origin, we draw on music that envisions the genesis of an idea, an event, a story, a legend, or even life. We are very excited to premier the first moment of a newly commissioned work by Brisbane composer Thomas Green, entitled Genesis, that explores this theme... expect to be entertained!
Parking: Please note that parking is always limited at this venue. 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.