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Maxim Vengerov
Media release - Mon 27 June 2016

The world on a string - Vengerov is coming

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s ovational year continues. Off the back of Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s dazzling sell-out concert starring the great pianist Lang Lang on 7 June, comes news that the orchestra will play with the world’s greatest violinist in November – the mighty master of the string, MAXIM VENGEROV will star in QSO’s Tchaikovsky Gala on November 29 and 30 in two concerts of magnificent and compelling music. In a rare musical experience, QSO presents the formidable technique and exuberant musicality...
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Media release - Mon 27 June 2016

Radulović and QSO to deliver Dvořák red-hot rigour

Forget the Federal Election, on July 2 the only thing to listen to will be right here in Brisbane when a rock-star of the classical world puts the pro in Prokofiev! Awarded ‘International Revelation of the Year’ by Victoires de la Musique, one can sense there is something very special about the rock-star hair-wearing, leather-pant bearing, major record-label darling and violin virtuoso, Nemanja Radulović; and Brisbane-audiences will find out when he performs with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) on Saturday...
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Lang Lang
News article - Thu 9 June 2016

Lang Lang, classical music rock star, praises Queensland Symphony in Brisbane

"They were very prepared for the first rehearsal, top-class. I was deeply impressed, it sounded like we had had so much rehearsal, so I think it is going to be a great concert." There has probably not been too many visitors to QPAC's Concert Hall who have required security to be stationed outside their dressing room door. But then most visitors to the Concert Hall aren't described as the rock star of classical music. Speaking exclusively to Fairfax Media before...
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Review - Thu 9 June 2016

Review: Lang Lang (Queensland Symphony Orchestra)

★★★★★ The superstar pianist dazzles Brisbane in an unforgettable concert. Lang Lang performances these days come with some heavy expectations. This is a pianist who has become one of the most visible classical music performers in the world, and who is routinely referred to as a classical superstar. He’s performed as part of the opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, not to mention a truly astonishing list of collaborations ranging from jazz pianist Herbie Hancock to the...
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Lang Lang
Media release - Sat 14 May 2016

LANG LANG - He’s coming!

Hailed by millions of fans worldwide as the most flamboyant, original, fashionable and daring virtuoso on the planet, pianist Lang Lang is a true superstar with the profile of a rock star and over 40 million followers in China alone. On June 7 he will unite with Queensland Symphony Orchestra for the first time in an evening that will make music history. Lang Lang will perform Prokofiev’s dazzling Piano Concerto No.3 along with some of his all-time favourite solo piano...
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Media release - Tue 19 April 2016

Brisbane, it’s here: Beer + Beethoven

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...
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Media release - Fri 15 April 2016

QSO announces Principal Partner

Queensland Symphony Orchestra today proudly announced Australia Pacific LNG as Principal Partner of the QSO. The new partnership builds on the successful four year relationship between both organisations to encourage music education in regional Queensland. Australia Pacific LNG and QSO will continue to present their unique package of music programs regionally, with the Australia Pacific LNG logo taking pride of place on all QSO’s signage and branding. The increased support will see an expansion of the music initiatives previously based...
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QSO
News article - Tue 22 March 2016

QSO Interim Chief Executive announcement

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra today announced that Rodney Phillips will take on the role of Interim Chief Executive from 4 April 2016. Mr Phillips will manage the QSO while the international search for a new Chief Executive continues following the imminent departure of Sophie Galaise. Ms Galaise leaves the QSO on 1 April 2016 to become Managing Director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Chair of the QSO Board, Mr Greg Wanchap said that under the leadership of Ms Galaise, QSO...
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Media release - Mon 21 March 2016

QSOCurrent 2016 Announced | ft. Sampology & more

Three world premieres over two days starring music’s most wanted. Last year QSOCurrent reset the dial with internationally acclaimed beatboxer Tom Thum performing off the rails music with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra under the incredibly talented baton of composer Gordon Hamilton ; and this year the program is set to break even more new ground. QSOCurrent has today announced the 2016 two-day program will feature three world premieres performed by the absolute flag-bearers of genre-busting sound creation. Tom Thum, now...
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Media release - Fri 11 March 2016

Teenage violinist set to perform with Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) has announced 14 year old violinist In Yi Chae as the winner of the 2016 English Family Prize. The Kuraby based violinist will perform the first movement of Max Bruch’s Concerto No.1 in G minor Op.26 with the QSO in the Meet the Symphony concerts on Wednesday 11 May at the Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. With the support of Australia Pacific LNG, as part of the Gladstone Enrichment through Music (GEM) Initiative, this concert...
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