Coming up with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra …
Alondra de la Parra and the piano-sparring siblings, Mozart, Mahler, Harry Potter, Piers Lane and the great Vengerov
Bookings at qso.com.au

Friday 21 July at 11am, Concert Hall, QPAC (QSO Morning Masterworks)
QSO, SIMONE YOUNG AND RAY CHEN

Conductor Simone Young, Piano Ray Chen, The Australian Voices, Dir. Gordon Hamilton
Enjoy the fi nest repertoire ever created, presented by the best international conductors and soloists together with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Join like-minded music lovers for a complimentary morning tea before taking your seat in the Concert Hall for a performance of magnificent music.

Saturday 22 July at 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (QSO Maestro)
QSO, SIMONE YOUNG AND RAY CHEN

Conductor Simone Young, Piano Ray Chen, The Australian Voices, Dir. Gordon Hamilton
Two internationally renowned Australians join forces with the QSO. Ray Chen, regarded as one of the hottest violinists on the international circuit, will perform the complex, original version of Paganini’s fiendishly difficult concerto (first movement). Your out-of-this-world experience will continue as Simone Young conducts Holst’s much-loved The Planets. Pre-concert talks at 6.30pm.

Friday August 4 at 11am, Concert Hall, QPAC (Morning Masterworks)
QSO, ALONDRA AND DUO LECHNER TIEMPO

Conductor Alondra de la Parra, Piano Duo Lechner Tiempo
See below for detail

Saturday 5 August at 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (QSO Maestro)
QSO, ALONDRA AND DUO LECHNER TIEMPO

Conductor Alondra de la Parra, Piano Duo Lechner Tiempo
Witness a compelling stand-off between dynamic brother and sister prodigies, Karin Lechner and Sergio Tiempo, under the baton of QSO Music Director Alondra de la Parra. Duo Lechner Tiempo takes to the stage with the Australian debut of Jusid’s electrifying ‘theatre-piece’ double concerto Tango Rhapsody. The drama between the soloists is internationally famed – and incredibly compelling.
Maestre de la Parra embarks on an epic journey, with the passion and rhythm in two of Revueltas’ masterpieces including the rhythmic riot of Sensemayá, and a pit stop in Cuba courtesy of Sir Malcolm Williamson’s inspired Orchestral Suite. Tango Rhapsody video courtesy of www.avanticlassic.com

Saturday 12 August from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (QSO Choral)
MOZART: GREAT C MINOR MASS

Conductor Alondra de la Parra, Soprano Siobhan Stagg, Soprano Barbara Zavros, Tenor Paul McMahon
Baritone David Wakeham, The Australian Voices, Dir Gordon Hamilton
Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful of Mozart’s Masses, hence its title of the Great Mass, this work is a particular joy for the soprano voice. Unusually this was not a commission for Mozart, who was a ‘jobbing’ composer; it was written for his own musical pleasure, and begun, in part, as a celebration of his marriage to Constanze who was one of the soloists in an early performance. The wit and brilliance of Beethoven’s First Symphony, peppered with classic Beethovian gestures, complements an evening that will be indeed, great. The QSO Music Director is proudly supported by Timothy Fairfax AC.

Sunday 20 August from 11.30am, Concert Hall, QPAC (QSO Music on Sundays)
TANGOS AND DANCES

Conductor Alondra de la Parra, Host Guy Noble
Heat up your winter morning as QSO Music Director Alondra de la Parra takes the tango out of the dance hall and onto the concert stage, fusing passion and drama with elegance and rhythm. A collection of other virtuosic dance works ranging from a poetic concert waltz to ballet music from across the globe completes a program that will leave you truly invigorated. The QSO Music Director is proudly supported by Timothy Fairfax AC.

Friday 25 August from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (QSO Maestro)
QSO, ALONDRA AND MAHLER 5

Conductor Alondra de la Parra, Piano Jan Lisiecki Australian debut, QSO exclusive
Alondra de la Parra’s Mahler cycle continues. First QSO brings you the Australian debut of Jan Lisiecki. This internationally acclaimed pianist, noted for his award-winning discography and widely regarded as an “aristocrat of the piano”, performs one of Mozart’s most popular piano concertos. We conclude with Mahler’s blockbuster Fifth Symphony, renowned for its famously exquisite adagietto, featured in the movie Death in Venice.

Thursday 31 August from 7.30pm, Brisbane City Hall (QSO WorldBeat)
(NOT) THE LAST NIGHT AT THE PROMS

Conductor Kenneth Kiesler, Australian debut, QSO exclusive Soprano Rachelle Durkin, Choir Brisbane Chorale
It’s on again! God Save the Queen! Bring on the Pomp and Circumstance and Hope and Glory. It just wouldn’t be WorldBeat without the Proms so don your red, white and blue, unfurl the fl ag and bring your family and friends for the fun night out that is QSO’s Proms. If you’ve never been, make this your year. If you have been, we’ll see you there because we know you’ll be back!

Sunday 3 September from 11.30am, Concert Hall, QPAC (QSO Music on Sundays)
GUY NOBLE’S EXCELLENT MUSICAL QUIZ

Conductor Daniel Carter, Host Guy Noble, Special guests
Your cheeky host has a treat in store. We can’t tell you the whole program, you have to guess. The Orchestra will play some music by Mozart (get your trivia ready!) and we will meet Cinderella. Or was it Cenerentola? Or someone completely different? Study up, and prepare for an entertaining, fun-filled morning.

Saturday 23 September from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (QSO Maestro)
QSO PLAYS THE ROMANTICS
Conductor Darrell Ang, Viola Antoine Tamestit Australian debut, QSO exclusive
QSO presents a double bill of great nineteenth century Romantic works. Wander with us, and Byron’s hero Harold, through the wild Abruzzi mountains and the villages of Italy, as leading violist Antoine Tamestit performs Berlioz’s great work under the expert baton of Darrell Ang. Then lose yourself as our lush music sweeps and unfolds through the Concert Hall, depicting all the turbulence and passion of Manfred, Byron’s tortured romantic hero. Pre-concert talks at 6.30pm.

Saturday 7 October 1.30pm AND 7.30pm, Brisbane Convention Centre
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS™ – IN CONCERT

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, the second film in the Harry Potter series in TWO SPECIAL CONCERTS. The QSO will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, while the film plays in high-definition on a large screen.

Thursday 12 October from 5.30pm for 6pm, QSO Studio, South Bank
IN CONVERSATION – PIERS LANE

Gain a deeper insight into the guest artists that grace our concert stage. These up-close special events are illuminating and entertaining. Join us for a complimentary drink beforehand at 5.30pm.

Friday 13 October from 11am, Concert Hall, QPAC (QSO Morning Masterworks)
QSO AND PIERS LANE – 40 YEARS

Conductor Enrique Arturo Diemecke, Piano Piers Lane
Enjoy the fi nest repertoire ever created, presented by the best international conductors and soloists together with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Join like-minded music lovers for a complimentary morning tea before taking your seat in the Concert Hall for a performance of magnificent music.

Saturday 14 October from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (QSO Maestro)
QSO AND PIERS LANE – 40 YEARS

Conductor Enrique Arturo Diemecke, Piano Piers Lane
A breathtaking concert opener under flamboyant conductor Enrique Arturo Diemecke will set your heart racing, and then… relax as QSO favourite, Piers Lane, graces our stage with one of his definitive works, the ultra Romantic Moszkowski Piano Concerto; if you love Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Chopin then this is for you! To close this night to remember, QSO presents one of the glories of Czech music — a work of great Slavonic beauty delving the depths of Dvorˇák’s soul. Pre-concert talks at 6.30pm.

Sunday 22 October from 11.30am, Concert Hall, QPAC (QSO Music on Sundays)
CLASSIC SOUNDS OF THE SCREEN

Conductor/Host Guy Noble
Enjoy, live in concert, some of the greatest music of all time from some of the best movies of all time. So powerful is this music, so evocative, that it lives in our dreams and memories forever. Join QSO for a morning of great adventures, stirring emotion and memorable moments as we perform classic songs and soundtracks from the silver screen.

Saturday 18 November from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (Special Event)
AND Friday 17 November from 7.30pm, QPAC (Special Event)

QSO, ALONDRA + VENGEROV
Conductor Alondra de la Parra, QSO Music Director Violin Maxim Vengerov
Join us for an end of season spectacular. Hear Brahms’ great Violin Concerto in the hands of the unique Vengerov, and witness a truly unsurpassable event. This grand evening concludes with the exhilarating sounds of Daphnis et Chloé, a full-blooded performance featuring the might of the QSO and The Australian Voices. The Artist-in-Residence program is supported by the T & J St Baker Charitable Trust. The QSO Music Director is proudly supported by Timothy Fairfax AC.

Saturday 25 November from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (Special Event)
CARMEN IN-CONCERT

Conductor Alondra de la Parra, Singers from Lisa Gasteen National Opera School Opera Chorus,
Interlude Dancers from the Queensland Ballet, Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
In jubilant celebration to conclude our 70th anniversary year, we present the full opera, in concert, with an
international cast and Australia’s best young singers, under the baton of QSO Music Director Alondra de la
Parra. Witness the famous melodies and the intense, gutsy and extraordinary drama that is Bizet’s Carmen. The QSO Music Director is proudly supported by Timothy Fairfax AC. Co-presented by QSO and QPAC.

Saturday 9 December from 7.30pm, Concert Hall, QPAC (QSO Choral)
HANDEL: MESSIAH

Conductor Erin Helyard, Soprano Miriam Allan, Mezzo Soprano Helen Sherman, Tenor Paul McMahon, Baritone Andrew Collis, Canticum Chamber Choir
QSO continues its annual tradition of presenting Messiah, in 2017 with Handel specialist Erin Helyard at the helm. This is an oratorio you must witness, if not every year, then this once. Telling the story of Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection through music and solo arias, interspersed with parts for compelling chorus, Messiah includes one of the most famous pieces of Baroque choral music ever created: the rousing Hallelujah chorus. You must join us!






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