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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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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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Media release - Wed 10 February 2016

Sir Daved Attenborough announced as filmed narrator of 'Life Story' Prom

APRIL 13 – 16, HAMER HALL, ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE While Melbourne eagerly awaits the inaugural BBC Proms Australia, organisers have today announced the inclusion of Sir David Attenborough as the filmed narrator of the Life Story Prom. In addition, a second release of tickets to Last Night of the Proms will go on sale this coming week, to meet the demand of enthusiastic Australians as well as two further Classics for Kids concerts. Sir David Attenborough, the iconic broadcaster and...
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Media release - Fri 15 January 2016

Hey Hey… it’s the Year of the Monkey!

Queensland Symphony Orchestra to celebrate Chinese New Year with an extraordinary international music event on February 11. Chinese New Year will be welcomed in Brisbane with an extraordinary musical event – Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Year of the Monkey concert, a joyous fusion of traditional Chinese music, great Western masterpieces. Under the baton of Asia’s pre-eminent young conductor, Darrell Ang, the concert will feature leading virtuosos from China, and will see the traditional Chinese Erhu played with the Orchestra for the...
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Media release - Wed 13 January 2016

CEO announcement

Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) today announced that CEO Sophie Galaise would be leaving the company to join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. QSO Chair Mr Greg Wanchap said Ms Galaise leaves the company in strong artistic and financial health – following a record-breaking season 2015, renewed and acclaimed musicality throughout the Orchestra, and with the imminent arrival of internationally acclaimed conductor Ms Alondra de la Parra as Music Director designate. “We wish Sophie all the very, very best at MSO” he...
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Media release - Mon 11 January 2016

Fantastic February marks the beginning of a year of extraordinary music

Divine solos, a whip-cracking cinematic classic, international masterpieces, musical fusion and more… Fantastic February marks the beginning of QSO’s extraordinary year of music. This February, three flagship music events with the QSO herald the beginning of Season 2016 – it begins with the cinematic classic, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark , with QSO performing John Williams’ epic, Academy Award-nominated score live to the film on February 6; followed by the cross-cultural Chinese New Year musical celebration...
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