75th Birthday Concert

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Concert Hall, QPAC

75th Birthday Concert

For 75 years Queensland Symphony Orchestra has shared the power and joy of music with Queenslanders from Townsville to Toowoomba and the Tweed, Gladstone to the Gold Coast, and Cairns to Cunnamulla.

The concert will celebrate the history and the future of Queensland’s state orchestra, and will feature guest artists, interviews with musicians and historical imagery. 

A major highlight will be the wide range of music showcasing the Orchestra’s famed signature style of playing, from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake finale to Australian composer Sean O’Boyle’s Concerto for Didgeridoo performed by acclaimed First Nations didgeridoo player Chris Williams, all under the baton of conductor Guy Noble.

In addition, Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser Johannes Fritzsch will lead a performance from QSO’s 2022 Young Instrumentalist prize winner, percussionist Chantel Chen, and will conduct Respighi’s mighty Pines of Rome; one of the greatest orchestral showcases in the repertoire. 

* Maximum of two tickets per person

Presented in association with Queensland Performing Arts Centre and supported by Brisbane City Council

#Works

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O’Boyle/Barton

Concerto for Didgeridoo, mvt 4. Fire

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Berlioz

Hungarian March, from The Damnation of Faust

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Young

Fanfare for the Seventy-fifth Birthday of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

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Tchaikovsky

Finale Act IV from Swan Lake, Op.29

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Abe

Prism Rhapsody for Solo Marimba and Orchestra (excerpt)

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Respighi

Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome), P.141


#Musicians

Johannes Fritzsch

Johannes Fritzsch

Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser

Guy Noble

Guy Noble

Conductor

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Didgeridoo

Chantel Chen

Chantel Chen

Percussion

#Performances

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Friday

19 August 2022

7:30pm

#Listening Guide - 75th Birthday Concert

“Queensland Symphony Orchestra has a long and proud record of enriching our lives through music. This concert will be an exciting gift from Queensland Symphony Orchestra, presented to audiences as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, and I encourage Queenslanders to embrace this opportunity to experience some musical magic performed by our world-class orchestra."

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch

"Whether it's performing classic renditions or scores to films, Brisbane residents of all ages and interests have been enriched by the magic of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Brisbane City Council is proud to support the Queensland Symphony Orchestra to celebrate this incredible milestone."

Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor Cr Adrian Schrinner


#Partners

Presented in association with Queensland Performing Arts Centre and supported by Brisbane City Council

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