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The House and the William Robinson Gallery will be closed to visitors on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 April in preparation for an Official Event.

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Sunday Concert: Arrivederci Roma - Mandolins of Brisbane

Brisbane Mandolins and the Queensland Mandolin Ensemble present the beauty of Italian song and opera along with popular works for the mandolin.

The program includes a variety of popular songs and operatic themes from composers such as Eduardo di Capua and Luigi Arditi made famous by singers including Carlos Buti and Marietta Piccolomini; a fantasia of themes of La Traviata by composer Giuseppe Verdi, arguably one of Italy's most famous and greatest composers; and a set of popular Italian works for the mandolin by composers such as Primo Silvestri, Edouardo Mezzacapo and Giacomo Sartori with recognisable and catchy instrumental themes.

Mandolins in Brisbane has been performing since 1998 and comprises two orchestras; the Brisbane Mandolin Orchestra (BMO) conducted by Joel Woods and the Queensland Mandolin Orchestra (QMO) conducted by Nathan Aspinall.

Place Old Government House
Date Sunday 1 June
Time 10.30am - 11.30am
Cost Free admission

March 2014

High Tea at The Pantry

Newly opened in the Old Government House courtyard, The Pantry café is offering High Tea to complement your Sunday Concert. Enjoy The Pantry's special take on this elegant tradition with a menu of three-tiered delights including sweet and savoury bites. For the little lords and ladies, The Pantry has a scrumptious kids' menu including fairy bread, marshmallows, fruit and chocolate fondue.

Bookings are essential. The Pantry café will also be operating as usual for over-the-counter orders.

Place Old Government House courtyard
Date Sunday 1 June
Time Bookings available between 10am and 2pm
Cost $39.00 per adult, $22.90 per child (12 years and under)
Bookings Book online, phone 3393 1209 or email sales@zencatering.com.au