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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Queensland Symphony Orchestra on song for milestone free concert

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra has announced it will celebrate its 75th birthday by staging a free concert at its home, the Concert Hall at Queensland Performing Arts Centre, next month. 

The concert on 19th August will include guest artists, interviews with musicians, and historical imagery, and feature performances in the orchestra’s signature style under the baton of conductor, Guy Noble. 

Highlights will include Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake finale and Australian composer, Sean O’Boyle’s, Concerto for Didgeridoo performed by acclaimed First Nations didgeridoo player, Chris Williams. Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser, Johannes Fritzsch will also lead a performance from QSO’s 2022 Young Instrumentalist prize winner, percussionist, Chantel Chen. 

Queensland Minister for the Arts, Leanne Enoch said the orchestra had a long and proud history of enriching lives through music. 

“This concert will be an exciting gift from Queensland Symphony Orchestra, … and I encourage Queenslanders to embrace this opportunity to experience some musical magic performed by our world-class orchestra,” Minister Enoch said. 

Brisbane Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner said it was fitting to mark the anniversary with a local audience. 

“Whether it’s performing classic renditions or scores to films, Brisbane residents of all ages and interests have been enriched by the magic of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra,” Cr Schrinner said.  

The QSO performing in the 1970s. 

“Brisbane City Council is proud to support the Queensland Symphony Orchestra to celebrate this incredible milestone.” 

Tickets for the concert are available from today at qso.com.au.

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