Scenic Rim music lovers invited to classical concert at Boonah Cultural Centre

MUSIC: Queensland Symphony Orchestra's Chamber Players Nicholas Tomkin and Andre Duthoit will perform in Haunting Vistas at the Boonah Cultural Centre.

MUSIC: Queensland Symphony Orchestra's Chamber Players Nicholas Tomkin and Andre Duthoit will perform in Haunting Vistas at the Boonah Cultural Centre.

SCENIC Rim music lovers are invited to enjoy a concert featuring music of three classical composers as the Queensland Symphony Orchestra's Chamber Players create a musical montage with their Haunting Vistas concert at Boonah Cultural Centre.

Combining works by Franz Schubert, Peter Sculthorpe and Madeleine Dring, the concert at the Boonah Cultural Centre on Saturday May 25 combines classical and more contemporary compositions that open a new window on to the musical landscape.

The concert will present String Quartet No.12, described as a a deeply evocative work by Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014), that captures the sounds of nature and the earth inspired by the rocky outcrops of the Northern Territory's Kakadu National Park.

Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano, composed by British actress and musician Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)will also feature in the concert. Dring composed the piece in 1968 for her husband, oboist Roger Lord, inspired by French composer Francis Poulenc whose work she admired.

Organisers said with pieces hand-picked by Queensland Symphony Orchestra players, this concert would provide the audience with an opportunity to get close to the music in an intimate setting in which each musician has to be both a soloist and a team player.

Tickets at $32 for adults and $24 for concessions can be purchased online at liveatthecentre.com.au, in person at Scenic Rim Regional Council's cultural centre box offices at Boonah or Beaudesert or by phoning 5540 5050