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Queensland Music Festival celebrates the genius of John Rodgers with Kate Miller-Heidke and more

One of our State’s most prolific and eclectic composers John Rodgers will be acknowledged in a one-night-only celebration as part of this year’s Queensland Music Festival at QPAC’s Concert Hall on 13 July.

With credits and achievements across the globe, John Rodgers’ musical legacy from punk bands through to modern orchestral masterpieces has influenced a generation of musicians for over twenty years, proving what true creativity is possible in the artform.

A virtuoso violinist, Rodgers has composed for stage and screen, released more than eight sound recordings and this special show will bring together friends, collaborators and admirers to celebrate his life and works.

From cabaret act Madam Bones Brothel to gospel harmony act Towards Heaven, his time with the Australian Art Orchestra, his experiments with flamenco and world music and of course his continual challenging of boundaries in improvised music, John Rogers has time and time again proved why he’s considered one of Queensland’s most prolific.

The evening will feature Queensland Symphony Orchestra as well as Kate Miller-Heidke with whom he collaborated in 2013 Queensland Music Festival show ‘Heart & Craft’, renowned pianist and composer Paul Grabowsky AO, fellow arranger and conductor Erkki Veltheim, Internationally renowned clarinettist Anthony Burr, Scott Tinkler and partner in flamenco composition Pearly Black among other colleagues and admirers from across his career.

Queensland Music Festival Presents The Genius of John Rodgers

Saturday 13 July – Concert Hall, QPAC – Brisbane, QLD


Andy McDonell, Anthony Burr, Camaron De La Vega, Erkki Veltheim, Jamie Clark Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir Nuttall, Leah Cotterell, Mark Atkins, Megan Sarmardin, Paul Grabowsky, Pearly Black, Scott Tinkler, Simon Barker,

Plus Other Guests

With Queensland Symphony Orchestra

The Genius of John Rodgers is presented by Queensland Music Festival, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Performing Arts Centre, and supported by Brisbane City Council and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

For more information, pics, interviews or story ideas, please contact:

Mitch Fresta mitch@sgcmedia.com // (07) 3123 5331 ext 1

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Queensland Music Festival 2019