Live at Mission Blue

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Many of you have heard of the splendid concerts that take place at Mission Blue Center, called simply, "Live at Mission Blue".  In its 8th Season this year, Live at Mission Blue Artistic Director Kevin Fryer (pictured right) is looking forward to the community coming together to hear three enchanting musical performances.  "Here in Brisbane we are fortunate to have the Mission Blue Center, a space so well suited to listening to live music.  We are fortunate to have a wealth of fine musicians who love to perform here, and a community that supports it." 

Live at Mission Blue is a project of "The Friends of the Brisbane Library".  FOBL is a community-based non-profit organization, which sponsors a variety of events from the City-Wide Garage Sale to Turn Off Your TV Week.  Live at Mission Blue is supported by the City of Brisbane through the Resident Artist Co-sponsorship Program.  Through this program, the City recognizes the value of its resident artists and the important contribution the arts make to the quality of life in our community. 

Ticket proceeds from Live at Mission Blue help to fund programs of the Brisbane Library. So check out when performances will be held at, buy tickets, and support the Live at Mission Blue series as well as the Friends of the Brisbane Library!



Baroque Music Spain

Baroque Music Spain

This concert by JungHae Kim (harpsichord), Kevin Cooper (baroque guitar), and Kent Reed (percussion) provided a delightful evening of baroque music. Each one is fine musician in their own right, and together they were an excellent ensemble, with each bringing something to the performance in just the right mix. They clearly enjoyed themselves during the performance, and the audience did too.

The Mission Blue venue is well suited to a small ensemble. The room is not large, so there is a sense of intimacy, and the sound is great as well.

The next program of the series is on 17 March.

I attended my first Live at

I attended my first Live at Mission Blue concert in Jan 2012. The New Esterhazy Quartet presented an excellent program, featuring in the first half a fine string quartet by a composer I did not know, and, after the intermission, an impassioned reading of Schubert's monumental Quintet in C. The musicianship was first-rate, the venue intimate, and the audience attentive and appreciative. Kudos to the City of Brisbane for supporting this fine concert series, which benefits the city's library. The next two concerts in Spring 2012, both featuring early music ensembles, promise to be equally engaging. I shall be in the audience.