Review: Beethoven and Sibelius (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Grace Clifford plays Sibelius’ violin concerto with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Briger. Photographed by Peter Wallis. Queensland Symphony Orchestra delivered an invigorating concert with Beethoven and Sibelius, conducted by Alexander Briger AO and featuring violinist Grace Clifford. In conjunction with the concert, QSO also launched their 2022 season under the tagline Powered by... Continue Reading →

Queensland Symphony Orchestra launches 2022 season

Epic symphonies from the classical canon, world premieres by Australian composers, and concerts that joyously celebrate modern music-makers headline Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s 2022 Season. It’s a season that shines the spotlight on its own with spine-tingling solos, and promises special moments for music lovers of all ages across all of Queensland as the Orchestra celebrates... Continue Reading →

Review: Queensland’s Finest (Queensland Symphony Orchestra & Brisbane Festival)

Dane Lam conducts Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Photographed by Peter Wallis. Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Brisbane Festival brought together three brilliant Queensland musicians for their recent concert, aptly named Queensland’s Finest: conductor Dane Lam, who grew up in Brisbane and is now nationally and internationally acclaimed; award-winning pianist Jayson Gillham, raised in Dalby and now performing... Continue Reading →

Review: Pictures at an Exhibition: Musical Vignettes (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Northey. Photographed by Peter Wallis. Queensland Symphony Orchestra transported its audience from concert hall to art gallery with Pictures at an Exhibition: Musical Vignettes, conducted by Benjamin Northey. In addition to the titular work by Modest Mussorgsky, the Maestro concert also included Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Overture from May Night and... Continue Reading →

What’s On: Lorelei (Opera Queensland)

Lorelei 6 - 13 March 2021 QPAC Concert Hall This production contains coarse language and adult themes. Recommended for ages 15+.  By arrangement with Victorian Opera, Opera Queensland presents the much-anticipated Queensland premier of new Australian opera cabaret Lorelei, after being postponed in 2020. The sumptuous, female-led production tells the story of the Lorelei, three sirens... Continue Reading →

Review: Timeless (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra farewelled outgoing Music Director Alondra de la Parra and 2019 Artist in Residence Paul Lewis in a spectacular concert that showcased the best of both. In an exciting first for Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the concert was also livestreamed globally via Facebook and to venues across the state, reaching a potential audience of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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