Brisbane loves Bolero! QSO announces third Bolero concert

Media Release ·

Brisbane loves orchestral sizzle with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra today announcing that a THIRD QSO Plays Bolero concert will be staged on Friday November 6 at 7.30pm, following overwhelming demand for tickets to the two scheduled Bolero performances.

To celebrate the announcement of the third concert, QSO today made musical history, performing Ravel’s Bolero in the Queen Street Mall. It was the largest group of QSO musicians (54 in total) to ever perform in the Mall.

Fiery, passionate, Spanish-flavoured and adored across the globe, Bolero is French composer Ravel’s most popular work, written in 1928 as a ballet score for his friend, the Russian dancer and actress Ida Rubinstein. For many across the globe, the defining moment for Bolero in the modern era was when British ice skaters Torvill and Dean used the powerful piece as the soundtrack to their historic gold-medal-winning performance at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Bolero will be performed on Friday November 6 at 11am and 7.30pm and again on Saturday November 7 at 7.30pm in the QPAC Concert Hall. 

The concerts will feature impassioned performances from emerging Italian piano sensation Beatrice Rana, as well as Conductor Fabien Gabel, the current toast of the big European orchestras, with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. 


Friday 6 November at 11am, QPAC Concert Hall (Morning Masterworks)*
Friday 6 November at 7.30pm, QPAC Concert Hall  NEW CONCERT NOW ON SALE*
Saturday 7 November at 7.30pm, QPAC Concert Hall (Maestro)