Great Inventions

Music of Surprise and Delight

Great Inventions

#​Composers throughout the ages are always trying to find a way to create something new for their audiences.

But every now and again, 'new' is not enough! In this entertaining concert, we will feature a selection of music by the great composers, each one marked by a truly unique attempt to try something different. For instance, Beethoven  wrote the second movement of his Eighth Symphony to sound like a new invention of his day – the metronome! 

Haydn also was inspired by the mechanical world – his famous Symphony No. 101 has a delightful ticking melody in the second movement that earned it the nickname 'The Clock'. 

In another inventive approach, Debussy sought to mimic the sound of Indonesian Gamelan music in his Pagodes from Estampes. There are other surprises, but we don’t want to spoil all of them – so come along and enjoy this magical experience with us. 

#QPAC's COVID Safe Plan

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#Works

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Haydn

Creation Part 1, Representation of Chaos

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Haydn

Symphony No.101 in D (The Clock), mvt 2

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Beethoven

Symphony No.8, mvt 2

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Rimsky-Korsakov

Capriccio espagnol

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Jones

Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra

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Debussy (arr. Caplet)

Pagodes from Estampes


#Musicians

Benjamin Bayl

Benjamin Bayl

Conductor

Guy Noble

Guy Noble

Host

Thomas Allely

Thomas Allely

Principal Tuba

#Performances

25

Sunday

25 July 2021

11:00am

#Prices

A Reserve

Price

$49 - $95

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B Reserve

Price

$49 - $79

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C Reserve

Price

$49 - $65

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#Ticket Information

Ticket Terms

All ticket prices are subject to change based on demand. Purchase early to lock in the best prices and your favourite seat.

Transaction Fees

A transaction fee of $15 applies to each subscription booking.

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per single ticket transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge.

Third Party Resellers

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