QSO shines light on local prodigies

Media Release ·

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of the future, and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra is listening! 

Under the banner of The Prodigy Project, QSO is about to undertake a two month mentoring and leadership program with some of the region’s most talented young musicians; for many it will be a once in a lifetime experience, for some it will be the beginning of their lifelong music career, and for all it will be a musical learning curve they will never forget.

The Prodigy Project will see QSO work with six Ipswich schools over two stages - a guest QSO Conductor will visit and work with the schools and their music ensembles, with the second stage being a major concert event, titled Prodigy.

The Prodigy concert will take place on May 27 at the Ipswich Civic Centre, with the full Queensland Symphony Orchestra performing music inspired by prodigies: young Ipswich performers with talent beyond their years. For part of the concert the Orchestra will be joined by some of Ipswich’s finest young musicians, for their own prodigy experience. 

This unique concert will include music written by prodigy composers and works dedicated to prodigy soloists. The concert features the QSO performing music by Mozart and Mendelssohn, John Williams’ Harry Potter score, music from Tchaikovsky’s Ballets Nutcracker and Swan Lake and much more.

The QSO will return to the Ipswich Civic Centre on 22 August for Movie Masterpieces, a musical movie showcase featuring excerpts from popular soundtracks and orchestral works featured in films.

The Prodigy Project is proudly supported by the Ipswich Civic Centre. 
Wednesday May 27 at 7.30pm, Ipswich Civic Centre

Featuring: Conductor Nathan Aspinall

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