News & Reviews

Media release - Wed 3 September 2014

QSO undertakes global search for new Maestro

As the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) continues to reach important milestones in audience growth, orchestral review, artist acclaim and annual results, the company is preparing to farewell Maestro Johannes Fritzsch after seven years of musical leadership. Maestro Fritzsch leaves the QSO at the end of 2014, with the Maestro concert on Saturday November 29 featuring Mahler’s Third Symphony set be a major, and particularly emotional, musical event. “When I joined the QSO in June 2013, I discovered an orchestra of...
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Media release - Thu 21 August 2014

Queensland Symphony Orchestra unveils The Superstar Collection

Spectacular line-up of world greats to perform in Brisbane for QSO’s Season 2015. A breathtaking superstar collection of unprecedented musical pedigree has been unveiled for Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Season 2015. Classical music’s absolute crème de la crème in Maxim Vengerov, Simone Young, Mischa Maisky, Sarah Chang, Pinchas Zukerman and QSO’s first ever—and Australia’s first—Soloist-in-Residence, Shlomo Mintz headline a star-studded year of 49 concert events covering the Maestro Series , Morning Masterworks , Music on Sundays , QSO Chamber Players and...
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Review - Tue 12 August 2014

Ghosts in the Orchestra – 9 August 2014

Australian Voices give orchestra a piece of their mind in an unusual concert. This was one of the most unusual concerts of the year. Starting with Sibelius’ epic En Saga , ending in the fever dreams of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique , and with the premiere of a quirky choral work by Gordon Hamilton in the middle, it truly was an oddball concert. That’s exactly what I like to see. It was brilliant programming and as far as I’m concerned the...
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Shlomo Mintz
Media release - Fri 11 July 2014

QSO announces Soloist in Residence

Queensland Symphony Orchestra makes Australian history and joins ranks of world’s leading orchestras with Soloist-in-Residence announcement: Shlomo Mintz to join QSO in 2015 In a move mirroring the world’s leading orchestras, and as a first for any Australian orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) has announced a Soloist-in-Residence program with Shlomo Mintz, one of the world’s most acclaimed virtuoso violinists to join the QSO in 2015 under the new initiative. The Soloist-in-Residence program was announced today by QSO Chief Executive Officer...
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Media release - Sat 5 July 2014

Third concert announced for Journey through the Cosmos

It seems Queensland loves the stars! Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, a third landmark concert has been announced for the Journey through the Cosmos world premiere concert in November. Journey through the Cosmos is an extraordinary orchestral event combining science, music, voice and film presented by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) in Brisbane from November 6 to 9. Starring international super-star physicist Professor Brian Cox OBE, the event will feature the specially commissioned Voyager Violin Concerto by Academy Award...
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