Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Gladstone next week!
Media Release ·
Gladstone is set to come alive next week with music! For the seventh consecutive year, Queensland Symphony Orchestra will perform Symphony Under the Stars, presented by Gladstone Regional Council and Australia Pacific LNG Pacific operated by ConocoPhillips.
An enormous free music event to be performed on Friday 2 August from 7pm at the GPC Marina Stage, Symphony Under the Stars will feature 58 members of Queensland Symphony Orchestra, together with internationally acclaimed classical guitarist, Australia’s Karin Schaupp, under the baton of the much-loved conductor Guy Noble.
Gladstone’s emerging superstar musicians will also join them. Eight Gladstone Prodigy Program students will perform with the Orchestra including:
- Jade Rankin, Violin 1 - Tannum Sands State High School
- Talia Clow, Violin 2 - Tannum Sands State High School
- Andrew Campbell, Viola - Tannum Sands State High School
- Kelsey Ingham, Cello - Gladstone State High School
- Jade Barwick, Double Bass - Tannum Sands State High School
- Logan Nutley, Oboe - Tannum Sands State High School
- Nathan Jacob, Trombone - Toolooa State High School
- Chris Benson, Tuba - Toolooa State High School
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Chair Mr Chris Freeman said the company’s world-class musicians have mentored more than 3,000 students and provided around 100 professional development opportunities to educators in Gladstone.
“Working with emerging musicians across the state is a key priority for Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and we are very proud of the work we do in Gladstone; it is certainly a hub of musical talent.”
He said taking music to the people across the state was a highlight for the company.
“Queensland Symphony Orchestra is one of the state’s largest performing arts organisations and what’s extraordinary is that the company creates and delivers unique musical experiences across Queensland. Highly trained professional musicians – at home in any great concert hall on the planet – travel to all corners of the state to connect with Queenslanders, to ensure all that can experience the true power of live music.
“As an Orchestra for Everyone, we are proud to present this annual tradition to the people of Gladstone. The entire organisation loves this concert, and we are greatly looking forward to it,” Mr Freeman said.
This annual event is part of the Gladstone Enrichment through Music (GEM) Initiative, which is a finalist in the 2019 Art Music Awards for Excellence in a Regional Area. The Awards recognise achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian art music.
FRIDAY 2 AUGUST 2019
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Symphony Under the Stars concert, Sounds from the Deep
Presented by Gladstone Regional Council and Australia Pacific LNG operated by ConocoPhillips
GPC Marina Stage, Gladstone
5.30pm – Roving Pre-show entertainment
7pm – Concert Event
Conductor Guy Noble Soloist Karin Schaupp, Guitar
SMETANA Vltava (The Moldau), from Ma vlast
HANDEL Suite No.1 in F major, HWV 348, from Water Music
WESTLAKE Antarctica: Suite for Orchestra and Guitar
1. The Last Place on Earth
2. Penguin Ballet
MYERS Cavatina from The Deer Hunter
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, op.33a
III. Moonlight: Andante comodo e rubato
STRAUSS JR. An der schönen blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), op.314
TCHAIKOVSKY Finale Act IV from Swan Lake, op.20
No.28 Odette Offended
BADELT Pirates of the Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl