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    Pops Big Band Valentine's Night Out


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    Queensland Pops Big Band with Special Guest Artists Adam Lopez and Deborah O'Toole.

    This will be a night not to be missed! Come and enjoy the Latin rhythms performed by our special artist: one of Australia’s top entertainment talents, Adam Lopez. Opera trained and two time Guinness World Record Holder for singing the highest vocal note by a male singer! (C Sharp in the 8th Octave - a semi-tone higher than a Grand Piano).

    This achievement has astounded audiences from all around the world leading Lopez to perform and appear on international television and radio stations in Japan, Spain, Italy, Korea, Hong Kong and the USA. Today, Adam Lopez remains a highly sought after International Artist and continues song writing and recording and of course, his undeniable love of performing.

    Deborah O'Toole first performed with the Queensland Pops Orchestra in the 2015 concert "With Honour We Serve" where she won the hearts of the audience with her performance.  She also  lived out a childhood dream of singing with the great Jazz pianist Joe Chindamo in "Come Swing Again".  We look forward to having Deborah on stage with the Big Band to sing some of the all time swing favourites.

    A dance floor is being reserved so patrons can swing, dance or tango to their heart’s content if they so desire!

    Come early and have a dance lesson with instructors from Corner Pocket Swing.

    Then take the dance floor with flair and confidence.

    While an accurate history of Valentine's Day – and the story of its patron saint – continues to be shrouded in mystery, we do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance.

    Saint Valentine, according to romantic legend, was a kind-hearted Roman priest who married young couples against the wishes of Emperor Claudius II … and was beheaded for his deeds on the 14th of February! Although this appears to be a rather macabre start to what has become a much-loved worldwide day, one thing’s for sure: Valentine’s Day will be forever synonymous with affairs of the heart.

    To celebrate this unique and historical day, the Queensland Pops Orchestra’s first performance of 2017 is a Big Band concert at one of Brisbane’s oldest musical venues: the legendary Tivoli Theatre in Fortitude Valley. On the Saturday before Valentine’s Day – you’re invited to roll up for a “Valentine’s Night Out” of great music steeped in atmosphere and nostalgia, under the baton of maestro Patrick Pickett CSM and the orchestral and Big Band sounds of the Queensland Pops Orchestra.

    Built in 1917 and restored in Art Deco style, the auditorium with mezzanine has been modelled after Brisbane’s original Tivoli Theatre (on the corner of Turbot and Albert Streets in the city), which was resumed during the 1970s to build King George Square.  This elegant, fully licensed theatre is famous for its rich, warm sound and state-of-the-art technical and production facilities, and will play host to a wondrous night of first-class entertainment featuring big band classics from the ‘Kings of Swing’ Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and much, much more.

    Tickets on sale now through Ticketmaster.  Keep your calendar free so you do not miss this one!