A Day in the Orchestra 2017

Applications are now closed.

Registration and rehearsal
A Day in the Orchestra concert
Concert Adult
Concert Concession
Concert Student
Concert Child
$3 transaction fee

Queensland Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce the third annual A Day in the Orchestra, a weekend workshop and performance program for community instrumentalists. Participants will rehearse and perform a challenging program with Queensland Symphony Orchestra musicians under the direction of Music Director Alondra de la Parra. 

Participants in A Day in the Orchestra will:

• Work with internationally renowned conductor Alondra de la Parra;
• Perform exciting and challenging repertoire with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in our home studio;
• Participate in workshop sessions with QSO musicians;
• Meet other community musicians from across Queensland.


Marquez Danzon No.2
Piazzolla Tangazo
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Bernstein Overture to Candide

Perusal copies for this repertoire are available on request. Please contact judy.wood@qso.com.au 


This opportunity is for adult (18 years and older), community musicians who are current residents of Queensland and play an orchestral instrument. It is most suited to participants who play regularly in a symphonic band or orchestra.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra will select enough musicians to establish a full orchestra appropriate for the programmed repertoire. If any section is oversubscribed then participants will be selected in a draw. Successful applicants will need to provide their own instruments and equipment. A limited number of places will be made available for individuals to observe rehearsals and sectionals without playing. Performance tickets are to be purchased seperately. 


Contact QSO's Community Engagement Manager, Judy Wood
judy.wood@qso.com.au  or (07) 3833 5055


Friday 18 August:

6pm: Registration

6.30pm to 9pm: Rehearsal

Saturday 19 August:

9.30am to 1pm: Rotating sectionals led by Queensland Symphony Orchestra musicians*

2pm to 4.30pm: Rehearsal

6pm to 7pm: Final rehearsal

7.30pm: Day in the Orchestra concert


Wednesday 21 June: Applications open

Thursday 6 July: Tickets audience tickets on sale through website

Sunday 16 July: Applications close

Wednesday 19  July:  Participants notified of acceptance and electronic copies of orchestral parts distributed

Wednesday 19 July:  Participants and observer tickets open for purchase via phone or in person through QSO Box Office


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