Review: Tchaikovsky and Beethoven (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra gave an impressive performance last Friday night with Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, delivering an outstanding concert despite a last-minute change of conductor and concert schedule. The pre-concert talk was delivered by QSO Marketing and Publications Coordinator Celia Casey, having recently completed her PhD in Musicology at the University of Queensland and who wrote... Continue Reading →

Review: Latin American Gala (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra brought the music of Mexican and Brazilian composers to Brisbane audiences at their recent Latin American Gala, joined by virtuoso guitarist Yamandu Costa and his Brazilian seven-stringed classical guitar for a spectacular evening concert celebrating the power and passion of Latin American music. The first piece of the evening was Carlos Chávez’s... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Heavenly (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra will open their 2019 season with Heavenly on February 16, the first Maestro concert of the year and a continuation of Music Director Alondra de la Parra’s Mahler cycle, featuring soprano Morgan England-Jones and Artist in Residence Paul Lewis as a soloist. Following a spine-tingling performance of Mahler 3 in November to... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Fauré Requiem (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

  Where? Concert Hall, QPAC When? April 7, 2018 Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Fauré Requiem on Saturday night, one of the company's two choral concerts for 2018, was spine-tingling beautiful, and included Gabriel Fauré’s famous piece as well as three works by Stravinsky, Britten, and Whitacre. The orchestra was joined onstage by The Australian Voices (directed... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Epic Visions (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

  Where? Concert Hall, QPAC When? March 8, 2018 Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s second Maestro concert for 2018, Epic Visions, featured the triumphant return of Hungarian violinist Barnábas Kelemen and the QSO-exclusive Australian debut of conductor Eduardo Strausser. QSO’s principal tuba player Thomas Allely gave the pre-concert talk – I can’t recommend this enough if you... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Piano Power (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Where? Concert Hall, QPAC When? February 17 Queensland Symphony Orchestra presented Piano Power, the first in their 2018 Maestro series, on Saturday night – a stunning collection of styles and sounds, featuring award-winning French classical pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and conducted with passionate precision by young Scandinavian Daniel Blendulf. A surprisingly interactive pre-concert talk, delivered with great charisma by Lachlan... Continue Reading →

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