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Beethoven's Heroic Symphony

Conductor Alondra de la Parra
Double Bass Edicson Ruiz

Mozart Symphony No.31 in D, K.297 Paris
Oscher Double Bass Concerto, World Premiere
Beethoven Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 Eroica

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Tonight, we’re all about revolution!

Mozart’s three-movement template for the Paris Symphony may have been traditional but the striking inclusion of clarinets in the orchestra was a revolutionary first.

Beethoven’s stormy, affirming Symphony No.3, meanwhile, was crammed with daring musical invention dedicated to Napoleon (although he scored out the dedication when Napoleon appointed himself Emperor) and its revolutionary orchestration inspired many generations of future composers.

A highlight of this concert is the world premiere of Oscher’s lively and inventive Double Bass Concerto destined to leave the entire audience breathless!


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Program Notes

Queensland Symphony Orchestra is pleased to provide free concert programs to further enrich your concert experience. Here you will find detailed notes on the composers and repertoire, and biographies of guest artists.

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Biographies

Music Director

Alondra de la Parra: Music Director

Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances, and her commitment to Latin American composers. She frequently works with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras including Orchestre de...
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Double Bass

Edicson Ruiz

Born in Caracas in 1985, Edicson Ruiz decided to play the bass when he was just eleven years old. His first teacher and mentor Felix Petit guided him through his studies in "El Sistema", the...
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Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director is proudly supported by Tim Fairfax AC.