Brisbane’s Music By The Sea Festival 2014

There’ll be no sloshing about in the mud, or sweltering under the summer sun for folk enjoying world class music in cool comfort at Brisbane’s bayside Music By The Sea Festival 2014.

In its 12th year, Brisbane’s popular urban festival is as well known for its comfort (air con), and a good cuppa or a nice wine – as it is for its signature line-up of classical, jazz, folk, comedy and world music by highly regarded and well loved international and Aussie performers.

While historic Sandgate Town Hall plays host to the event on 10, 11, 12 January, music will also spill out onto local streets between festival sessions with MDA’s free Acoustic Cafe Series.

You can enjoy musical flavours of the world with your coffee at the Cardigan Bar, Gloria Jeans and Coffee Club, a short stroll from the town hall.

Festival Program:

Friday – 7pm to 10pm

Slava & Zivko – a parody of the Eurovision Song Contest by Linsey Pollak and Nadia Sunde
The Unusual Suspects – from Balkan Gypsy to high energy originals this 25 piece street band is sure to get any crowd moving
Macarra Berthaly-Martyn – a short vocal presentation by Music By The Sea Performance Award winner

Saturday 11am to 9.30pm

Jingjing Lu and Nicholas Ng – enchanting classical, folk and sacred music from China
Jevan Cole and Jan Van Dijk – two of Australia’s finest and innovative folk artists
Laique – one frock and four suits do Speakeasy swing, French manouche, street beats and tango
The Sojourners with C.A. Avery (Canada) – gospel music that does not strive to be polite, with beat box poet, punk piano payer, hip hop harmonica player
Joseph Tawadros Trio – virtuoso oud, riq, bendir, piano

Sunday 11am to 9.30pm

Sola Voce Chamber Choir – Medieval Mondies – sacred music from the Middle Ages and beyond
Alexey Yemtsov solo piano recital – exclusively Chopin!! played by one of the finest young pianists of his generation in Australia
G.F. Handle ‘Nine German Arias’ – Judit Molnar, Margaret Caley, Dan Curro, Janet Brewer – written in 1720’s , the work contains familiar techniques of Italian opera
Apollo Ensemble (Holland) – authentic period instrument group perform Baroque and classical music for one exclusive Brisbane appearance
Slava and Leonard Grigoryan – virtuoso guitar duo passionately play Latin, jazz, folk, and contemporary music

For more information about the program and booking details visit
Tickets are also available at the Cardigan Bar, 198 Seymour Street, Sandgate.

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