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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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News article - Thu 10 December 2015

Music Director appointment makes waves | #welcomealondra

The appointment of "one of the hottest conductors on the planet right now" as QSO's Music Director has made waves across the globe. Check out some of the coverage: The New York Times “For me, it’s as if I were a chef and I went to a kitchen where everything was clean, chopped, they had all the right ingredients, great pots and pans, all the knives were sharpened and they’re asking me to cook ’’ she said in a telephone...
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Media release - Wed 9 December 2015

QSO invites music lovers on tour | BBC Proms Australia

In April next year the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) will make history – the full Orchestra will travel to Melbourne to star in the inaugural BBC Proms Australia – and music lovers are invited along! This event marks the first time the QSO will have performed in Melbourne and it is the first time the BBC Proms , the world’s largest classical music festival, has been held outside of the UK in this way. Held over four days from April...
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