Brisbane, it’s here: Beer + Beethoven

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Many say the mark of a city is its population, international investment appeal or the global tourism rating; we say it’s the ability to combine and celebrate two of the very tipping points of mankind – the music of Beethoven, with the taste of a cold, craft beer. And so knowing this... BRISBANE HAS ARRIVED!

The inaugural BEER + BEETHOVEN event will be staged on Friday May 20 from 6.30pm at the QPAC Concert Hall, hosted by the ever-progressive Queensland Symphony Orchestra in a beautiful partnership with Brisbane’s own Newstead Brewing Co. A QSOSundowner event, it will be the first of many such celebrations, and rightly so!

It stands as a perfect marriage – Beethoven, the genius who created (among other musical magic), nine symphonies dubbed the cornerstone of western civilisation, and Newstead Brewing Co, those crafty ale makers in inner city Brisbane who are now parents to some 11 brews (who yes, many call the cornerstone of our craft beer revolution).

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3, Coriolan Overture, Piano Concerto No.4


The full force of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (the orchestra has just returned from performing in Melbourne for the first time ever – to a standing ovation no less)One of the planet’s most impressive pianists, Russian Nikolai Demidenko^Maestro Vassilis Christopoulos, leading the charge

It’s enough to build a thirst …. Oh wait…

The bar opens 5.30pm and the $55 ticket includes one bottle of Newstead Brewing Co Pale Ale* to enjoy before the concert at 6.30pm. The concert is 75minutes with no interval, so you can be carving up dance floors, meeting kinfolk or chowing down with your crew by 8pm.

*Beer voucher for exchange only 5.30-6.30pm Fri 20 May 2016, Concert Hall Foyer, QPAC. Not redeemable for cash or any other beverage. Over 18s only. Drink responsibly. An autopsy of Beethoven revealed liver damage, which may have been due to heavy alcohol consumption. Cooper, Barry (2008).

QSO and 4ZZZ, proudly partnering with Newstead Brewing Co, present the first QSOSundowner event. With special thanks to QPAC and the University of Queensland. ^The Soloist-in-Residence program is supported by the T & J St Baker Charitable Trust.