Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s 2022 Season

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s 2022 Season – a breathtaking musical journey celebrating 75 years:
Begins February 12 with QSO Favourites and a world premiere

This year Queensland Symphony Orchestra celebrates 75 years with a season of epic symphonies from the classical canon, world premieres by Australian composers and concerts that joyously celebrate modern music-makers, with spine-tingling solos and special moments for music lovers of all ages, across all of Queensland. Starring 10 Maestro concerts, five Morning Masterworks, five Music on Sunday concerts, six Studio Sessions, six Special Events and a full regional touring program and education series, it is a joyous and celebratory program that poignantly reflects of the challenges of the past 18 months. There’s music from Brahms and Beethoven, Mozart to Strauss (both Richard and Johann Jr!), Shostakovich, Schubert, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov… and 20 works from Australian composers, half of whom are Queensland born, raised, or resident. Works by established composers, including Cathy Milliken, Brett Dean and Nigel Westlake, sit alongside works by the next generation including Melody Eötvös, Lachlan Skipworth, Harry Sdraulig, and Andrew Howes. The Orchestra honours the role of two pioneering 20th century artists, Miriam Hyde and Margaret Sutherland. Two new works by Nicole Murphy and Joe Twist for the QSO Connect 13-piece ensemble will also premiere across the state next year.

SEASON 2022 CALENDAR

QSO Favourites (Special Event) WORLD PREMIERE
SAT 12 FEB 1.30PM + 7.30PM
Venue Concert Hall, QPAC
Conductor Johannes Fritzsch
PROGRAM INCLUDES
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5 in C minor, mvt 1: Allegro con brio
HOLST Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity from The Planets
J. STRAUSS JR On the Beautiful Blue Danube
MAHLER Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor, mvt 4: Allegretto
WILLIAMS Main Title from Star Wars
YOUNG New Work (World Premiere)
QSO is delighted to present another edition of QSO Favourites, where the orchestra performs orchestral classics suggested by the audience, alongside some favourite from the musicians. From undisputed masterpieces of the classical era, such as Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 and Holst’s The Planets through to popular movie music such as Star Wars and much more, this is a concert that’s guaranteed to send you home humming! This special event will also feature a brand new work from composer and QSO cellist Craig Allister Young to celebrate the Orchestra’s 75th birthday.
Presented in association with QPAC.

Soaring Heights (Maestro)
SAT 19 FEB 7.30PM
Venue Concert Hall, QPAC
Conductor Johannes Fritzsch
Soloist Daniel de Borah, piano

PROGRAM INCLUDES

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat

R. STRAUSS Alpine Symphony (Eine Alpensinfonie)
Musicians sometimes refer to a challenging piece of music as a mountain to climb, but in the case of Richard Strauss’ majestic Alpine Symphony, the music literally is mountainous. When Strauss was a young boy he took part in a day-climb up the Alps, and that experience stayed with him until 1915 when he turned it into music. Alpine Symphony is an epic work featuring over 100 musicians. It takes you on an aural journey – a hike that starts at the first light of day, heading up to the peak of the mountain and then back down again. Once heard, it is never forgotten. The companion for this staggering creative masterpiece is Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, itself a pinnacle of beauty for the pianist and orchestra to conquer together. Brisbane-based pianist Daniel de Borah will return to perform with Principal Conductor Johannes Fritzsch.

Dance Around the World (Music on Sundays)
SUN 27 FEB 11.30AM
Venue Concert Hall, QPAC
Conductor Umberto Clerici
Host Guy Noble
PROGRAM INCLUDES

OFFENBACH Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld
J. STRAUSS JR Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring)
BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No.5
TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Swan Lake
SDRAULIG Vortex
COPLAND Hoe-Down from Rodeo
It’s up to you whether you bring your own dancing shoes to this first Music on Sundays for the year, but we will be aiming to have you dancing on the inside in this orchestral invitation to the dance. Conductor Umberto Clerici wowed audiences in 2021, and returns to sweep you up in the cavalcade, from the refined world of Strauss waltzes to the fun and frivolity of the Can-Can.

Studio Sessions 1 (Studio Sessions) Delight in an afternoon of brass and woodwind virtuosity

SUN 13 MAR 3PM
PROGRAM INCLUDES
KENNEDY Perseverance
SATTERWHITE And What Rough Beast…?
BARTÓK 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm arr. Montgomery
MONTGOMERY 6 Bulges in Dancerian Rhythm, No’s 2, 3 & 4
MONTGOMERY Sleepless Ground
TILSON THOMAS Street Song

Four Seasons (Morning Masterworks + Maestro)

FRI 18 MAR 11.30AM

SAT 19 MAR 1.30PM + 7.30PM
Venue Concert Hall, QPAC

Director and Soloist Natsuko Yoshimoto

PROGRAM INCLUDES
VIVALDI The Four Seasons

PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. Desyatnikov)

Our string section will shine in this double dose of seasonal goodness. There will be no conductor in sight, instead Concertmaster Natsuko Yoshimoto will lead the ensemble through not one, but two musical interpretations of the seasons. Many people are familiar with Vivaldi’s timeless set of four concertos, The Four Seasons, with their iconic tunes and clever imitation of everything from summer rains to falling snowflakes. Equally evocative is The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, written by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. This distinctly South American vision of the seasons is filled with the infectious rhythms of the tango and makes a striking contrast with Vivaldi’s original composition. Rather than playing the two works back to back, Natsuko and the Orchestra will alternate between the two, taking you on an ever-shifting path through different seasons, countries and musical styles. An absolute must-see performance.

Sounds Like an Orchestra (Family)

SAT 9 APR 11AM

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC

Conductor Peter Luff
Host Vivienne Collier-Vickers

Take your family on a magical musical adventure. Marvel as the musicians of Queensland Symphony Orchestra bring to life a world of different sounds and musical characters – meet the fluttering flutes, the growling double basses, the triumphant trumpets and more. Get ready to pick your favourite instrument! This concert will be hosted by Queensland Symphony Orchestra musician Vivienne Collier-Vickers and is guaranteed to be relaxed, interactive, and fun – the ideal setting for a first time encounter in the Concert Hall. Presented by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and QPAC.

Mozart’s Clarinet (Maestro)

FRI 22 APR 7.30PM

SAT 23 APR 7.30PM

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC

Conductor Johannes Fritzsch

Soloist Irit Silver, clarinet

PROGRAM INCLUDES
EÖTVÖS The Saqqara Bird

MOZART Clarinet Concerto, K.622
MARTINŮ Symphony No.1

With a sublime slow movement bookended by lively outer movements it’s easy to understand why everyone loves Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. In this concert it will be brought to life by our very own Section Principal Clarinet Irit Silver.

We’ll also play Australian composer Melody Eötvös’ stunning composition The Saqqara Bird, an ear-catching musical tribute to a unique little wooden bird discovered in an Egyptian archaeological dig in 1898. Finally, Johannes Fritzsch conducts Martinů’s energetic and life-affirming First Symphony.

Cinematic (Special Event) The John Williams birthday party

FRI 29 APR 7.30PM

SAT 30 APR 1.30PM + 7.30PM

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC

Conductor Nicholas Buc

INCLUDES MUSIC FROM

Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Schindler’s List, Superman and more…

Cinematic is our flagship concert for lovers of movie soundtracks. Created by film music fans for film music fans, it brings to life the soundtracks you know and love from your favourite movies (plus some new surprises you may not have heard before) in a spectacular sound and light spectacle. For Cinematic in 2022, we celebrate the 90th birthday of the master of movie music: John Williams. In this special all-Williams concert the full force of Queensland Symphony Orchestra will bring you his signature tunes that have endeared him to millions of filmgoers over the years: the epic fanfares of Star Wars, the swirling magic of Harry Potter, the adventure of Indiana Jones, the poignancy of Schindler’s List and much, much more. You’ll hear all the Williams you love plus some hand-picked gems that have rarely been performed live.

Studio Sessions 2 (Studio Sessions) Enjoy the magnificent cello section of QSO
Venue QSO Studio, South Bank

PROGRAM INCLUDES

MOZART Duo for Violin and Viola in G, K.423
REGER Serenade, Op.141a
YOUNG Dance suite for a fabulosity of cellos

Heroes and Revolutionaries (Music on Sundays) Music of fire and passion

SUN 15 MAY 11.30AM

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC

Conductor Jonathan Stockhammer

Host Guy Noble

PROGRAM INCLUDES
SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique, mvt 4: March to the Scaffold
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.3 in E flat (Eroica), mvt 1: Allegro con brio
ROSSINI Overture to William Tell
E. BERNSTEIN Symphonic Suite from The Magnificent Seven
While orchestral music might have begun its life as the polite entertainment of the upper class, later composers saw the potential for the symphonic sound to convey feelings of great power and energy. This Music on Sundays concert will feature a collection of the great ‘heroic’ music – pieces that have brought an instant thrill to audiences for decades. Beethoven’s Eroica (Heroic) Symphony – a striking musical portrait of a military hero; Rossini’s instantly recognisable Overture to William Tell; even the theme from the Magnificent Seven! Join us for as much orchestral excitement as we can pack into a Sunday morning!

Mozart’s Requiem (Morning Masterworks + Maestro)

FRI 20 MAY 11.30AM

SAT 21 MAY 1.30PM + 7.30PM

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC

Conductor Jonathan Stockhammer

Soloist Sara Macliver, soprano

Soloist Fiona Campbell, mezzo-soprano

Soloist Andrew Goodwin, tenor

Soloist James Clayton, baritone

Choir Brisbane Chamber Choir

PROGRAM INCLUDES
STRAVINSKY Symphonies of Wind Instruments
DEBUSSY Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”
MOZART Requiem, K.626

It gives us great pleasure to showcase one of Mozart’s most iconic works in our 2022 season – his beloved Requiem. We join forces with Brisbane Chamber Choir under the baton of talented American conductor Jonathan Stockhammer for this majestic work. The searing intensity of this music – once heard is never forgotten – somehow manages to rouse, thrill us and comfort us simultaneously. If you have never heard this music live, mark this concert in your calendar and prepare to be moved. The concert also includes a chance to enjoy Debussy’s Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”, and Stravinsky’s colourful Symphonies of Wind Instruments, where our woodwind and brass players will showcase their artistry and talent. Presented in association with QPAC.

Opera Gala (Special Event)

FRI 10 JUN 7.30PM

SAT 11 JUN 1.30PM

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC

Conductor Dane Lam

Soloist Natalie Aroyan, soprano

Soloist Deborah Humble, mezzo soprano

Soloist Diego Torre, tenor

Soloist José Carbó, baritone

Choir Brisbane Chorale

PROGRAM INCLUDES

BIZET Carmen
VERDI Aida
ROSSINI William Tell
PUCCINI Madame Butterfly
OFFENBACH The Tales of Hoffman and more…

We are thrilled to announce the return of our Opera Gala, where we bring you a concert of breathtaking arias, show stopping duets, and much more! Australian opera stars Natalie Aroyan, Deborah Humble, and José Carbó, together with the stellar voices of Brisbane Chorale, will give you goosebumps as they perform some of the best-loved opera hits of all time. You’ll be roused by Carmen’s Toreador Song, you’ll float away with Offenbach’s Barcarolle, and you’ll swoon at Madame Butterfly’s Love Duet. This is guaranteed to be a blockbuster show. Don’t miss it!

Elgar and Mahler (Maestro)

FRI 17 JUN 7.30PM

SAT 18 JUNE 1.30PM

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC

Conductor Umberto Clerici

Soloist Daniel Müller-Schott, cello

PROGRAM INCLUDES
ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor
MAHLER Symphony No.1 in D (Titan)

Conductor Umberto Clerici wowed audiences when he appeared with us in 2021 and we can’t wait to see how he leads our musicians in two of the most powerful orchestral works. Elgar’s Cello Concerto is one of the greatest cello compositions of all time, with a level of passion and intensity that makes it simply timeless. It will be performed by cellist Daniel Müller-Schott, described as “a fearless player with technique to burn” by The New York Times. One dramatic masterpiece is great, but two is even better! This concert also showcases Mahler’s Symphony No.1, one of the most jaw-dropping first symphonies ever composed. Mahler threw every musical idea he knew into this symphony: the sound of nature, military fanfares, folk songs, dances, and a truly hair-raising finale. Any performance of this work is guaranteed to leave you feeling exhilarated and moved.

Studio Sessions 3 (Studio Sessions)
Experience QSO in joy-filled chamber orchestra mode

SUN 24 JUN 7.30PM
Venue QSO Studio, South Bank
Conductor Johannes Fritzsch
PROGRAM INCLUDES
MOZART Excerpts from The Magic Flute arr. Göpfert
B. DEAN Short Stories
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.2, Op.36

Fantasy and Folklore (Music on Sundays) A magical musical experience

SUN 24 JUL 11.30AM

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC

Conductor Umberto Clerici

Host Guy Noble

PROGRAM INCLUDES
MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain
LIKHUTA Rituals of Heartland
DVOŘÁK Midday Witch
WAGNER Ride of the Valkyries
WILLIAMS The Flight to Neverland from Hook and more…

If you want to make a film or compose a piece of music to attract the masses, fantasy and folklore are a great source of inspiration. In this relaxed Sunday morning concert, conductor Umberto Clerici will wave his wand … sorry, baton … and whisk us away on an exotic musical journey. Remember that dramatic finale to Disney’s Fantasia when a mountain came to life? That was Mussorgsky’s spooky masterpiece Night on Bald Mountain and it’s just one of the many wild and enchanting works on this program of magic and mystery.

Triumphant Tchaikovsky (Morning Masterworks + Maestro)

FRI 29 JUL 11.30AM
SAT 30 JUL 7.30PM

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC
Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Soloist Kang Wang, tenor

PROGRAM INCLUDES

VERDI Overture from Nabucco
VERDI O inferno… Sento avvampar nell’anima… Cielo pietoso rendila from Simon Boccanegra
VERDI Quando le sere al placido from Luisa Miller
PUCCINI Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
PUCCINI Che gelida manina from La Bohème
PUCCINI Nessun Dorma from Turandot
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4 in F minor

Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony has an intriguing relevance to our times. It begins with a strident fanfare played by the horns that the composer indicated was meant to be the sound of ‘the fatal power which prevents one from attaining the goal of happiness’. Throughout the opening of the symphony, this sound of fate comes through. However, after a series of wondrous musical episodes, Tchaikovsky works his magic and joy is unleashed in the finale. If you perhaps feel that fate has been a bit rough on all of us these past couple of years, we invite you to come and experience the exhilaration of overcoming all obstacles. Also joining us for the evening is one of the most sought-after young tenors in the world: Kang Wang. The Australian-Chinese singer is a rising star in the opera world and he will join forces with conductor Giordano Bellincampi to bring you some of the most moving tenor arias of all time, including Nessun Dorma from Turandot.

Orchestral Adventures (Maestro)

SAT 13 AUG 7.30PM

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC

Conductor Elena Schwarz

Soloist Jack Liebeck, violin

PROGRAM INCLUDES
MILLIKEN Piece 43 For Now (Australian premiere)
MOZART Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 (Strassburg)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.9 in E flat

The story goes that a fellow Russian composer, upon hearing Shostakovich’s 9th Symphony for the first time, wrote: “The main theme of the first movement – Mozart! Almost literally Mozart.” Shostakovich, known for taking the symphonic sound to some dark places, surprised everyone with a much lighter touch this time around. And yet he retained his immense power for showing what an orchestra could do. From the piccolo to the tuba, the whole orchestra, under the baton of Swiss-Australian conductor Elena Schwarz, will be drawn into this playful world. As for the Mozart comparison, you’ll be able to judge for yourself as Jack Liebeck, master violinist and Artistic Director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, will perform Mozart’s genius Violin Concerto No.3. Although many composers transport us to other times and places, there are some who choose to reflect on a specific moment in history. Completing this concert is Australian composer Cathy Milliken’s Piece 43 For Now, written (in Cathy’s words) in response to “the rollercoaster months for me in the six months since the announcement of lockdown in March 2020”.

Superfamous (Special Event + Music on Sundays)

SAT 20 AUG 7.30PM
SUN 21 AUG 11.30AM

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC

Conductor Guy Noble

PROGRAM INCLUDES

MOZART Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, mvt 1: Allegro
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7 in A, mvt 2: Allegretto
MORRICONE Gabriel’s Oboe
DEBUSSY Clair de Lune
KATS-CHERNIN Eliza Aria from Wild Swans Suite and more…

For all those people new to classical music that think, “I just want to hear the really famous pieces” – this concert is for you. For all those who recognise a tune when they hear it but can’t quite remember what it’s called – this concert is for you. And for the rest of you who know and love these favourites, you’ll want to be there as well. With the engaging conducting of Guy Noble, this is going to be a non-stop romp through the music that has thrilled audiences for decades. Superfamous is exactly what it says on the tin – excerpts from some of the most famous pieces ever written, all in one show. You’re gonna love it!

Piano Power (Morning Masterworks + Maestro)

FRI 9 SEP 11.30AM
SAT 10 SEP 7.30PM

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC

Conductor Asher Fisch

Soloist Behzod Abduraimov, piano

PROGRAM INCLUDES
SKIPWORTH Hinterland (QLD Premiere) – Saturday only
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor
BRAHMS Symphony No.3 in F

There are few combinations of sound-worlds so thrilling as piano and orchestra, and never more so when the composer is Rachmaninov. The ‘Rach 2’ as it’s affectionately known, is an absolute finger-buster, and yet still manages to tug at your heartstrings. You’ll be swept away by the melodies one moment, while the next your jaw will drop at the technical skill required to pull it off. This concerto will be performed by Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, described by The Independent as ‘the most perfectly accomplished pianist of his generation’. One of our most talked-about concerts of 2021 was our performance of Brahms’ Symphony No.2. We’ll continue our survey of this orchestral master as renowned conductor Asher Fisch leads the orchestra through the rich and beautiful world of Brahms’ Symphony No.3.

Studio Sessions 4 (Studio Sessions) WORLD PREMIERE
Our string and wind ensembles bring to life music by Australian and female composers

SUN 25 SEP 3PM
Venue QSO Studio, South Bank
PROGRAM INCLUDES
HARRISON Balderdash
SHAW Entr’acte
GREEN Wind Quintet (World Premiere)
SDRAULIG Meridian

Beethoven and Dvořák (Morning Masterworks + Maestro)

FRI 14 OCT 11.30AM

SAT 15 OCT 1.30PM + 7.30PM

Venue Concert Hall, QPAC

Conductor and Soloist Guy Braunstein, violin

PROGRAM INCLUDES
BEETHOVEN Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra

DVOŘÁK Symphony No.8 in G

Guy Braunstein was the youngest violinist ever appointed to be concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and his formidable talents will be on display as he both plays and conducts in this concert. He will perform as soloist and conductor in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, one of the most beloved works for violin and orchestra. This will be followed by exuberance on an even larger scale as we perform Dvořák’s 8th Symphony, a high-spirited spectacle of orchestral excellence. Presented in association with QPAC.

Viennese Classics (Music on Sundays) A tribute to the city of music
SUN 23 OCT 11.30AM
Venue Concert Hall, QPAC
Conductor and Soloist Guy Braunstein
Host Guy Noble
PROGRAM INCLUDES
BEETHOVEN Romance No.2
SUPPÉ Light Cavalry Overture
J. STRAUSS JR Emperor Waltzes
MAHLER Symphony No.1, mvt Blumine
SCHUBERT Symphony No.8 (Unfinished), mvt 1: Allegro moderato
Vienna was referred to for a long time as ‘the city of music’ because many of classical music’s greatest names made their fame (if not always their fortune) in this city. Beethoven rose to prominence here; Johann Strauss Jr created his great waltzes in this city; Mahler led their orchestra; and – though he wasn’t famous in his day – the beloved composer Franz Schubert crafted his masterpieces here that were to grow in fame long after his departure from this world. In this concert, you will feel the musical heritage of this great city in the melodies and rhythms brought to life by our musicians. For a special treat, you will have the opportunity to hear Guy Braunstein give a breathtaking solo as he performs Beethoven’s achingly beautiful Romance No.2 for violin and orchestra.

Musical Theatre Gala (Special Event)
SAT 29 OCT 1.30PM + 7.30PM
Venue Concert Hall, QPAC
Conductor Guy Noble
Soloist Amy Lehpamer
Soloist Alexander Lewis
Soloist Emerging young artists from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
INCLUDES MUSIC FROM
KANDER Chicago
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN The Sound of Music
LLOYD WEBBER Jesus Christ Superstar
SCHÖNBERG Les Misérables
LLOYD WEBBER The Phantom of the Opera

SCHWARTZ Wicked and more…
In 2021 we hosted our first ever Musical Theatre Gala featuring four stellar singers, and the audience feedback consisted of two main sentiments: ‘Can you do this again next year?’ and ‘Can you make the concert longer?’ Well we have heard your requests, and our 2022 concert is guaranteed to be bigger than ever – more great musical stars singing more of the hit songs you love. Even if you know every beat of the cast recordings from back to front, your spine will tingle at the sound of great musical theatre voices with the big, spectacular sound of Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Last year’s concert was so amazing, we all agreed ‘you just had to be there’. We know you’re going to feel the same about this one. Presented in association with Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

Studio Sessions 5 (Studio Sessions) Concertmaster Natsuko Yoshimoto play-directs Mozart and Beethoven
FRI 4 NOV 7.30PM
Venue QSO Studio, South Bank
Director Natsuko Yoshimoto

PROGRAM INCLUDES
MOZART Symphony No.29 in A, K.201
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21

Mighty Rachmaninov (Maestro) WORLD PREMIERE

SAT 19 NOV 7.30PM
Venue Concert Hall, QPAC

Conductor Johannes Fritzsch

Soloist Phoebe Russell, double bass

PROGRAM INCLUDES
HOWES Luminifera – Wild Light for Orchestra (QLD Premiere)
PAUL DEAN Double Bass Concerto (World Premiere) Commissioned for Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Phoebe Russell by the Frazer Family Foundation
RACHMANINOV Symphony No.2 in E minor

Anyone who has been to a Queensland Symphony Orchestra concert knows the enthusiasm and energy that radiates from our Section Principal Double Bass, Phoebe Russell. In this concert we’re inviting her to centre stage to perform the world premiere of a concerto for double bass and orchestra written especially for her by Queensland composer Paul Dean. Then to end our Maestro series on a high, we’re finishing with one of the grandest masterpieces of Russian music – Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony. This piece is big in every sense of the word, full of rich emotion and melody. Conducted by Principal Conductor Johannes Fritzsch, this will be an unforgettable end-of-year concert. We are Powered by Music and this concert will show you exactly what we mean.

Studio Sessions 6 (Studio Sessions)
Revel in a glorious line-up of chamber music greats
SUN 27 NOV 3PM
Venue QSO Studio, South Bank
PROGRAM INCLUDES
MOZART Quartet No.19 in C, K.465 (Dissonance)

R. STRAUSS Variations on a Bavarian folk song for String Trio

R. SCHUMANN Piano Quartet in E flat, Op.47

Messiah (Special Event)
SAT 26 NOV 7.30PM
Venue Concert Hall, QPAC
Conductor Benjamin Northey
Choir Voices of Birralee
PROGRAM INCLUDES
HANDEL Messiah
We know it’s been a while, but our annual tradition of performing of Handel’s choral masterpiece is well and truly back. To conduct this spectacle will be Benjamin Northey, Limelight Magazine’s 2018 Australian Artist of the Year. He brings his own unique vision to this work, joined by a stellar cast of soloists and the fresh and energetic sound of Voices of Birralee. Featuring the mighty ‘Hallelujah’ chorus and so many other memorable moments, this is one to look forward to.

Symphonic Santa (Family)
SAT 10 DEC 9.30AM + 11.30AM
Venue QSO Studio, South Bank
Kick off your festive season with Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s family Christmas show! Join Sneezy the Reindeer and Izzy the Elf as they help Santa and Mrs Claus get ready for Christmas. There will be mischief, merriment, and lots of great music! Featuring familiar festive favourites and some new works too, children will be delighted as well-known tunes are brought to life by the Orchestra.

Held in our studio and hosted by our musicians, these concerts are relaxed, interactive, and fun – the ideal introduction to live orchestral music. There will be lots of opportunities to join in, sing along, move about and have fun.

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