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Spirit of the Wild: A Vision of Nature
Sep 14 2024
Concert Hall, QPAC
Brisbane, Australia

Chief Conductor Umberto Clerici will be captain of this voyage to some of the wildest natural places. John Luther Adams’ visceral work Become Ocean does more than evoke the pull of the tides. It invites you to become one with the sea itself – to remember life’s humble beginnings on our water-based planet and ponder a future in which we return to its depths. Equally as evocative is Nigel Westlake’s Spirit of the Wild, brought to life by Australian oboe royalty Diana Doherty. Her vivid performance will transport you to Tasmania’s rugged South West wilderness where nature reigns supreme. This existential program exudes chaos of epic proportions with stirring music from Haydn’s The Creation.



Joseph Haydn

The Depiction of Chaos from The Creation

Nigel Westlake

Spirit of the Wild

John Luther Adams

Become Ocean


Concert Hall, QPAC
Corner Melbourne St and Grey St
Brisbane, QLD 4101

Phone: +61 7 3516 3400

His music perfectly echoes the landscape he loves: impersonal, relentless, larger than human scale, yet gorgeous, a quiet chaos of colors, suffused with light. It’s not a climate everyone could live in. But for those who want to bathe their ears in an aural aurora borealis while staying warm inside, it’s a spiritual odyssey well worth taking. - Kyle Gann
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