TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR ROYAL CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA –DUBBED WORLD’S GREATEST ORCHESTRA – AT QPAC THIS NOVEMBER
Tickets are on sale now for Amsterdam’s acclaimed Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra performing in Brisbane this November as part of their Australian debut tour.
Under the baton of Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons and featuring guest pianist Yefim Bronfman, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will play for two nights only on 24 and 25 November 2013, in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC’s) Concert Hall.
In December 2008, a group of international critics invited by Gramophone magazine ranked the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) as the greatest orchestra in the world.
In 2013, the RCO celebrates 125 years of concerts with a world tour visiting six continents in a single year – the first orchestra ever to do so. Now, for the first time, Australian audiences will have the opportunity to experience the unique quality and beauty of this brilliant orchestra.
Soon after its establishment in Amsterdam in 1888, the Concertgebouw Orchestra developed into one of the leading orchestras in Europe. The character of the Orchestra has been shaped by longstanding relationships with each of its chief conductors – numbering only six in total during its 125‐year history. A wide variety of composers such as Richard Strauss, Debussy and Stravinsky frequently conducted the Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Orchestra enjoyed a close relationship with Gustav Mahler and championed many of his symphonies. In 1988 the Orchestra was granted Royal status.
RCO Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons ranks among the most outstanding symphony conductors of our time. His orchestral work is widely recognised through his extensive touring activities, world‐wide television and radio broadcasts and many lauded recordings. Jansons has been awarded a number of international prizes and accolades. Most recently, he won the 2013 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, the highly prestigious international award also known as the ‘Nobel Prize of Music’.
To book go to www.qpac.com.au or phone 136 246.