Pictures at an Exhibition

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Pictures at an Exhibition

#Music paints pictures in our minds, but sometimes, it’s a picture that paints the music.

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition was a series of pieces for piano based on a famous set of paintings. The paintings themselves were small but the sounds that Mussorgsky created were so big, it wasn’t long before fellow composer Maurice Ravel arranged them into an aurally spectacular version for orchestra. If you love music that takes you on a journey, this is the concert for you. 

As an added highlight, we’re delighted to feature two of our Orchestra’s stellar members Irit Silver and Alison Mitchell, performing a world premiere double concerto for flute, clarinet and orchestra, by Australian composer Gordon Kerry.

#This concert also appears as part of our Morning Masterworks series

Pictures at an Exhibition

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#Listening Guide - Pictures at an Exhibition




Overture from May Night



Sinfonia Concertante for Flute, Clarinet and Orchestra (World Premiere) Commissioned by the late Marena Manzoufas



Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Howarth)


Benjamin Northey

Benjamin Northey


Alison Mitchell

Alison Mitchell

Section Principal Flute

Irit Silver

Irit Silver

Section Principal Clarinet




1 May 2021



A Reserve


$49 - $119

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B Reserve


$49 - $99

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C Reserve


$49 - $85

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Ticket Terms

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Transaction Fees

A transaction fee of $15 applies to each subscription booking.

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per single ticket transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge.

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Subscription packages are sold through Queensland Symphony Orchestra Box Office only. QTIX is the official ticketing service for QPAC and Pictures at an Exhibition. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree.


Presented in association with QPAC.