In the Music

​Hear Ravel’s Bolero in full surround sound and bring the excitement of the concert hall experience into the classroom or indeed anywhere!

Be part of the action and experience the concert from various angles, as an audience member, in the conductor’s seat and beside the musicians. Hear Queensland Symphony Orchestra musicians talk about the work to learn more about the music, the instruments and the music for a deeper insight. A daring orchestral work, Bolero’s hypnotic, repetitive rhythm and interplay within the ostinato were unheard of at the time of composition and first performance in 1928. Now an iconic work, Bolero defies convention – so too does 360◦ video.

Combined, these innovations make for an entertaining and educational experience.

Requires Google Cardboard.

Recorded in partnership with Khemistry and in association with ABC Classic


For those beginning their musical journey.

About the Orchestra

Orchestras sit in sections, based on types of instruments. Learn about the four main sections of a symphony orchestra, where they sit, and how their sounds are produced. This resource includes an activity and video interviews of QSO musicians from each section.


Peter and the Wolf - Education Resource

A childhood favourite, this education resource breaks down themes and instrument families while telling the story of Peter and the Wolf. This resource includes QSO's own digital concert recording. Recommended for P-Year 2.


Peter and the Wolf -
Digital Concert

QSO performs "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev, narrated by QSO's own Vivienne Collier-Vickers. Recommended for P-Year 2.


Carnival of the Animals - Learning Resource

Explore Camille Saint-Saëns' fourteen short movements that represent an animal, a group of animals or a type of person! Recommended for Years 5-6.


The Little Gecko -
Digital Concert

QSO performs "The Little Gecko" by Australian composer Julian Yu, narrated by QSO's own Vivienne Collier-Vickers. Recommended for
P-Year 2.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which the Orchestra works, plays, and creates music, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.