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Festival of Tibet 2019: Mystical Tibet

with Bob Brown, Camerata and Tenzin Choegyal

Presented by Tenzin Choegyal in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

A night of heartfelt story and song featuring environmental champion Bob Brown, Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra and renowned Tibetan singer-songwriter Tenzin Choegyal. The Mystical Tibet concert makes it’s highly anticipated return to Brisbane Powerhouse in 2019 as part of the Festival of Tibet.

Bob Brown will open the evening discussing matters close to his heart and the future of Tibet, in conversation with ABC journalist, writer and radio presenter Paul Barclay. Bob Brown’s diverse experiences as a celebrated poet, author, medical doctor, environmental activist and former Australian Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens makes for inspiring listening.

Then experience award-winning Camerata–Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra alongside Tenzin Choegyal as they perform sublime interpretations of Tenzin’s original compositions. This creative collaboration of more than a decade has resulted in an elegant and ground-breaking fusion of musical traditions. Mystical Tibet is an evening not to be missed.

This event will include an Introduction to “Present Tibet” by Mr. Lhakpa Tshoko – Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Central Tibetan Administration in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia


It’s a completely new genre of music, what we might call Tibetan Folk Chamber Music. And as far as we can tell Tenzin is the first Tibetan musician to write and perform with a Western classical group.


More Info

Bob Brown:

Acclaimed author, photographer and lifelong activist, Bob Brown rose to prominence when he led the campaign to save the Franklin River in the 1980s.

After 10 years in the Tasmanian Parliament, Bob was elected to the Senate in 1996 where he served for 16 years.

He made a controversial visit to Tibet in 1997 and was barred from the address by the Chinese President to the Federal parliament.

He was leader of the Australian Greens from 2005 to 2012, when he retired from the parliament to establish the Bob Brown Foundation.


Camerata was founded in 1987 by acclaimed string educator Elizabeth Morgan AM, as an idealistic ensemble of emerging Artists which she then formed into a professional chamber orchestra in 2005.

Performing without a conductor, the Artistic Associates and their guest artists proudly take full ownership of the music to form a thriving, refreshing and acclaimed voice within the Australian arts landscape.

The constantly evolving group undertakes a major concert season annually in both Brisbane and Toowoomba. In addition, the orchestra perform regularly in festivals, collaborations, regional tours, live-to-air national broadcasts, recording, and fundraising activities.

As a Queensland ensemble, Camerata provides career and performance

As a Queensland ensemble, Camerata provides career and performance opportunities for string players who wish to build a professional, international career from Brisbane, and as a point of attraction for those returning from overseas.

Camerata has established itself as a chamber orchestra of national significance with an outstanding track record of artistic achievement.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

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