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Music By The Sea Festival 2013 Comes to Brisbane, Now thru Jan 13

The 2013 Music By The Sea Festival, the 11th annual festival of diverse genres - classical, folk, jazz and world music, will take place from today, 11 to 13 January. This summer festival is an absolute favorite of Brisbane urbane cultural events. Excellence is the hallmark of this unique three-day musical bon-bon.

Highlights:

Internationally renowned composer Elena Kats-Chernin introduces her works, performed by Tamara Cislowska on the piano. Elena also joins Tamara for a selection of works in 'four hands' - a rare and fascinating experience for the audience!

Vishten, folk ensemble from Canada French and Celtic sounds fuse with the same current that flows through Breton, Cajun, Irish, Scottish, and much American music.

Tinpan Orange, roots/indie band from Melbourne Six-foot frontwoman Emily Lubitz twirls her flaming red hair out across a complex and original musical creation with guitarist Jesse Lubitz, Daniel Farrugia on drums and violinist Alex Burkoy always deliver on the stage. Since their early days as Australian folk darlings, brother-and-sister duo, Tinpan Orange has evolved into an outstanding, original musical force.

Performers:

Elena Kats-Chernin, compose/performer
Tamara Cislowska (concert pianist)
Tinpan Orange, roots/indie band
Vishten (Canada), folk ensemble
Gregory Page (USA) singer/songwriter
Kingfisha, Brisbane reggae band
Judit Molnar (Hungary) soprano
Brisbane Chamber Orchestra
Zoe Black ( violinist)
Joe Chindamo (pianist)
Greg Hartay-Szabo, organist
Trichotomy, Brisbane jazz band
Geoffrey Fabila, didjeribone/electronica
Conor Mewburn , trumpeter
The Birdman, comedy
Painted Feet Orchestra, eclectic

The festival takes place at Sandgate Town Hall. A multi-million-dollar restoration has transformed this grand old lady into a truly outstanding performing space with newly installed air conditioning and state of the art sound and lighting system.

For more about the festival, go to www.musicbythesea.com.au.


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