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Postcards From A Musical Holiday

Story: Jodie Woodward
Sep 18, 2019
Postcards From a Musical Holiday
Pack your camera and have your passport ready for a trip around the world – only you won’t need to leave Sandgate for this adventure. 

Community ensemble, South East Queensland Symphonic Winds, will take you there with their ‘Postcards’ performance on Sunday 20 October; it’s an exploration of all corners of the globe featuring dances, folk songs, and inspiring music.

President of the group, Adam Pittard, said the inspiration behind the theme was the way music is seen as a universal language, even though it differs all around the world.

“We wanted this concert to take a snapshot of the different themes and styles represented by countries and cultures all around the world. Attendees can expect a variety of enjoyable pieces that allow them to travel across the globe, all from the comfort of their seat,” Adam said.

Each time South East Queensland Symphonic Winds perform in Sandgate, they focus on a different theme, so even if you have been to a previous performance, there’ll be something new for you to discover at this one.

“Our listeners can expect to be a part of the same fun and enthusiasm from our ensemble as with our previous concerts, but with the added benefit of a musical holiday around the world,” Adam said.

Adam said one of the highlights of the concert will be a performance of Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song by Samuel Hazo.

“It tells a love story and the internal struggle of a woman, choosing between her love for her country, Japan, and the American man she loves. The bold masculine tones contrast the feminine phrases that almost tip-toe throughout the piece. The audience can be swept away with their emotions as they’re torn between the two countries and guided through this musical heartbreak,” he said.

Admission is $15 per person with a discounted rate of $10 available to concession card-holders. Children under 10 years are free. Tickets are sold on the day with doors open from 12.30pm.

You can find out more via

South East QLD Symphonic Winds Presents Postcards
Sunday 20 October, 1pm-3pm
Sandgate Town Hall
Seymour Street, Sandgate