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Philanthropy

Donating to the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Fund

Donations to the QSO come in all shapes and sizes – or to put these gifts in a musical context – there are both major and minor donations. 

Major donations are those once-off, transformational gifts that really shift the QSO onto a higher level. Some of the recent transformational gift-givers have had practice rooms, artists’ suites and the music library named after them.

Minor donations are equally important, as the giver tends to donate every year, often several times a year. In recent months these donations have helped us purchase new music scores, fund new music commissions, repair and replace instruments and instrument stands – all of which helps our vibrant orchestra offer exciting musical experiences for the enjoyment of all Queenslanders.

Two programs which will benefit from your gifts today are the Annual Giving Program ($2 and more) and Chair Program ($2,000 and more). 

Donations to our Annual Giving Program are directed to areas of greatest need, which change from year to year.  Donations to our Chair Program help to offset the costs of employing the best musicians and providing state-of-the-art working conditions. To view QSO musicians’ Chairs available for support  click here >

Your gift will be acknowledged on the QSO website. The orchestra has both DGR and TCC status and all gifts to the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Fund of $2 or more are tax deductible.

If you have any questions about making a donation, please contact QSO – Philanthropy, on 07 3833 5017. Thank you in anticipation of your support.

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Peggy Allen Hayes, pictured right with QSO Timpani Principal Tim Corkeron, is one of our much-appreciated Chair Sponsors. She shares her experience ...

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Indeed. What would life be without music?
I’m a proud member of the family of sponsors who enable this orchestra to continue to share their music with Queensland. I love each and every QSO performance and to know that I play a small part in bringing this amazing music to the community thrills me beyond belief. What’s not to like? World-class musicians and conductors, fantastic and varied music, and a warm feeling in the pit of your stomach.

As a Chair Sponsor I particularly enjoy the personal contact with “my” musicians who give me a behind-the-scenes view of the music they perform; they give me an insight I don’t think I’d get as a general attendee.  And I relish feeling part of the QSO community.

Honestly, I sometimes think I get more out of QSO then they get out of me!

To anyone who is teetering on the brink of choosing to support our QSO, I would urge you to take the plunge and just go for it. Truly, it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done and I hope to be a QSO supporter when I’m very old and grey and they have to carry me into performances.