The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and the Australian Army Band Brisbane orchestras will unite in concert to celebrate the joyful sounds of wind, brass and percussion at South Bank Piazza on Saturday, June 6.

Forty-five students from the Young Conservatorium will join 55 students from the Queensland Conservatorium Wind Orchestra and 40 professional musicians from the Australian Army Band.

“Be blown away when these fine young musicians join with their professional colleagues to present the grand finale of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture,” said composer and head of pre-tertiary studies Ralph Hultgren.

“The concert will feature music everyone knows is played by a band and music you would never expect to hear from one.”

The Young Conservatorium will play a work called An Australian Rhapsody which tells of Queensland’s rural and convict history.

The QCGU orchestra will play the Bush Dance which has all the fun and flippancy of a bush dance itself with lively fiddle dance tunes in a boisterous and energetic setting with a ‘boy meets girl at the dance’ interlude.

“There will also be folk music, a tribute to the other June 6th, D Day and the rousing 1812 overture to finish, the power of Tchaikovsky’s music and pyrotechnics and cannon,” Mr Hultgren said.

Blown Away is sponsored by QCGU, South Bank Corporation, the Australian Army Band Brisbane and the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

WHAT: Blown Away

WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 6.30pm

WHERE: South Bank Piazza, 16 Russell Street, South Bank

COST: Free