Gratitude & Grief
Multi-platinum-selling and five-time ARIA Award-winning singer/songwriter Katie Noonan returns to Brisbane Festival with Australia’s ‘poet laureate’ Michael Leunig and her ARIA Award-winning jazz trio Elixir, featuring Zac Hurren and Cameron Deyell. Katie, Michael and the band are joined by Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra – under the baton of Iain Grandage.
The concert features the new ‘Gratitude and Grief’ collaboration between Elixir and Leunig, showcasing a unique combination of spoken-word poetry, angelic vocals, sublime improvisation, and live drawing by Leunig himself.
With some of Elixir’s previous catalogue and a few of their favourite songs by other artists being performed, this promises to be a truly special evening.
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Elixir: Katie Noonan - vocals and piano, Cameron Deyell - guitar, Zac Hurren - saxophone
Michael Leunig - Poet and illustrator
Iain Grandage - Conductor
Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra
Violin - Brendan Joyce – Leader*, Jonny Ng*, Tiana Angus, Yena Choi, Sally-Ann Djachenko, Emily Francis, Michael Patterson, Allana Wales
Viola - Anna Colville*, Alice Buckingham, Kate Worley**
Cello - Nathan Smith*, Alison Smith O’Connell, Eleanor Streatfeild
Bass - Marian Heckenberg*
French horn - Ysolt Clark*, Jessica Goodrich, Emma Gregan, Ryan Humphrey
Timpani - Tom O’Kelly*
Percussion - Christina Marangelli*, Morgan Veal
*Principal, **Camerata Upbeat Player
Corner Grey and Melbourne Streets
Queensland Performing Arts Centre