The third of October is the Day of German Unity, celebrated as German National Day. We celebrate in commemoration of the anniversary of the German reunification in 1990. This day celebrates a reunited Germany, reunited families, reunited culture and Berlin was once again designated as the capital of united Germany.
In recognition of this day, Brisbane’s iconic bridges, Story Bridge and Victoria Bridge, will show the colours of the German flag in a display of lights. Do you celebrate German Unity Day on this side of the world? Show us your photos, share your best pictures of the lit-up bridges on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #brisbanegermanweek #BGW18.
Tonight, German car manufacturer Porsche (Porsche Centre Brisbane, Newstead) will be the host to a classical concert featuring selected pieces of well-known German composers. We are delighted to welcome Australian Flautist Sally Walker on stage for this concert, supported by violin players.
Germany has a special place in Sally Walker’s heart, who called Germany home for ten years. She was awarded a DAAD scholarship and completed her Artists’ Diploma at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hanover, followed by her Master at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Munich. She was a grand-finalist in Italy’s Leonardo de Lorenzo International Flute Competition, second prize winner in Germany’s Friedrich Kuhlau International Flute Competition and has performed and toured with the Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Deutsche Kammmerakademie Neuss, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Kölner Kammerorchester, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Among the many works Sally has commissioned and premiered, is the ‘Concerto Night and Now’ by Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin, most recently performed with the Queensland Youth Orchestras, conducted by John Curro. She is Lecturer in Flute at Australia’s University of Newcastle, Lecturer in Classical Performance (Woodwind) at the Australian National University and Artistic Director of the chamber music series ‘Twilight Musical Dialogues’.
This special event is free and open to the public with limited seats. It starts at 6.00pm for 6:30pm, includes German-inspired catering and finishes at 8.30pm. Registrations will be available from 1 September.
Image: Brandenburger Tor | Brandenburg Gate
Date: 3 October, 2018 Start Time: 6:00 pm Event Location: Porsche Centre Brisbane,
147 Breakfast Creek Rd, Newstead QLD 4006