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Sounds of Wanderlust

From the opera houses of Venice to blazing Brazil, from soulful solo cello to powerful African drums and back home to Australia with the pure voices of our children. Director and curator Karin Schaupp invites you on an exciting romp around the globe with some of Queensland’s finest musicians as Luke Jerram’s sculpture of planet Earth glows from above.

Bring the family and prepare to be captivated by the incredible opera star Jose Carbo, swoon with the Orava String Quartet, let Griffith Brass take you to Broadway, celebrate the Hungarian cello virtuoso Gyorgy Deri’s Australian debut, honour our home with the Yugambeh Youth Choir and be electrified by Ba Da Boom percussion.

Guitar virtuosa Karin Schaupp will be your travel guide and will join some of these incredible artists on stage. Bring your picnic rug, enjoy a tasty treat, and come along for an evening not to be missed.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts as part of WONDER

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Keeping you safe

It is incredibly important to us that you have a safe experience when you come to HOTA. We have a COVID Safe plan which you can read on our FAQs page and there are some new conditions of entry which you should read before purchasing a ticket or attending an event at HOTA.

When you arrive, you’ll be asked to register the details of everyone in your group for the purpose of contact tracing.

All events are set up to ensure we meet all social distancing and hygiene guidelines. All you have to do is enjoy yourself.

Eat & Drink

If you didn’t pre-order one of our indulgent hampers, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. We’ll have food trucks set up during the event, so you can enjoy some treats from Fiery DeliSushi To The Max and Greek Street Kantina*. Plus the HOTA Lawn Bar will be open, with your favourite drinks available to purchase.

*Subject to change

Event FAQs

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions about attending this event by clicking below.


Supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Orava Quartet Image featured in Sounds of Wanderlust: Dylan Evans Photography, courtesy of Universal Music Australia.
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