#Powered by Music
At Queensland Symphony Orchestra, we create experiences that become extraordinary when shared.
Powered by music, our passionate and talented team works hard on and off the stage to bring out the best in people, and share in a sense of wonderment and excitement that is truly for everyone to enjoy.
At our core, we believe we all have the power to enrich lives and this becomes true with every uplifting experience we deliver for our audiences, partners and supporters.
Our live performances are our greatest opportunity to share our passion and joy with as many people as possible we are more powerful when we all come together to deliver and appreciate the sound and excitement that surrounds music.
Sought out for our refreshing approach to time-honoured music and new discoveries, we are a group of talented individuals who become extraordinary when we unite, with each other and our audiences.
#Our Story. Your Story.
Queensland's orchestral history dates back to 1871, when violinist R.T. Jefferies arrived in Brisbane with a passion for sharing the exhilaration of live symphonic music.
However, it wasn't until 1947 that Queensland established its own - and Australia's second - professional symphony orchestra, which was the result of a partnership between the Australian Broadcasting Commission, the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council.
The 45-member Queensland Symphony Orchestra took to the stage for the first time on 26 March 1947, performing for 2,500 music enthusiasts at Brisbane City Hall. The performance, featuring guest conductor Percy Code, pianist Eunice Gardiner and works by Wagner, Grieg, Berlioz, and Tchaikovsky, marked the beginning of a new era of Queensland music-making. In its first year, Queensland Symphony Orchestra performed 31 concerts, and initiated the annual tour of North Queensland.