Queensland Music Festival (QMF) will welcome 33 new performances for its third week, beginning Friday, 21 July.

QMF Artistic Director Katie Noonan said week three is packed with diverse and vibrant performances and master classes.

“From intimate encounters with Lior and string quartet at the Old Museum and artists including Robbie Miller at The Johnson in Brisbane, to large-scale opera productions in an outdoor amphitheatre in the Western Downs, this third week of Queensland Music Festival has plenty on offer to delight all Queenslanders,” said Noonan.

Celebrated singer-songwriter Lior will perform an intimate show at Brisbane’s Old Museum on Saturday, 22 July. Bursting onto the Australian music scene in 2005 with his ARIA-nominated debut album, Autumn Flow, Lior is renowned for his beautiful voice and fantastic compositions.

“Lior’s lilting melodies and gorgeous voice will soar in the Old Museum’s heritage-listed performance space for another intimate Queensland Music Festival concert,” said Noonan.

Brisbane’s luxurious new Art Series hotel The Johnson will continue to be a hotspot for Immersion, featuring a different artists every night. Acts include Hannah Macklin, Tuesday, 18 July; My Nightingale, Wednesday 19 July; Katie Noonan, Thursday 20 July; Jeremy Neale, Friday 21 July; Robbie Miller, Saturday 22 July; and Berardi, Andrew, Sandon, Sunday 23 July.

Providing both a close and personal experience, these intimate concerts are limited to just 20 audience members per event.

The State Library of Queensland will host the final Twilight in the Red Box concert on Sunday, 23 July, with instrumental and vocal performances by students from the UQ School of Music.

Also on Sunday, virtuoso organist David Gray will play on a 1934-vintage cinema pipe organ, known as ‘The Christie’. The program will include classic and popular music from movies and Broadway at Kelvin Grove State College.

Western Downs region, QMF and Opera Queensland (OperaQ), have partnered up to entertain thousands at Opera at Jimbour, held in the stunning heritage-listed Jimbour House.

QMF and OperaQ will present a semi-staged concert version of Franz Lehar’s world- famous The Merry Widow, directed by OperaQ’s Jason Barry-Smith featuring a star-studded cast including tenor David Hobson and soprano Emily Burke.

Continuing their Bach to Bush tour of South West Queensland, percussionist John Morrison and virtuoso cellist Louise King, will bring joint performances workshops and masterclasses to Charleville Town Hall on Wednesday, 19 July, Barcaldine Town Hall on Thursday, 20 July, Longreach’s Qantas Founders Museum on Friday, 21 July and Warwick CBD Palmerin Street on Sunday, 23 July.

QMF’s On Song program will welcome six young musicians from Longreach, Townsville, Cairns and Charters Towers to the stage alongside singer-songwriter Jack Carty.

Music groups from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University will visit aged care centres across South-East Queensland.

To conclude a fantastic week of events, UQ’s School of Music’s the Southern Cross Soloists will take audiences on a musical Journey Along the Silk Road.

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