Health and Wellbeing Queensland renew Principal Partnership and announce Supporting Partner of Regional Touring Program

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Health and Wellbeing Queensland renew Principal Partnership and announce Supporting Partner of Regional Touring Program

Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) sounds the trumpets as they reaffirm their enriching collaboration with Health and Wellbeing Queensland, their Principal Partner for the Health and Wellbeing Program and now Supporting Partner for their new Regional Touring Program.

The universal language of music provides an accessible medium that speaks volumes to all Queenslanders, regardless of age, disability, sexuality, gender identity, religion, race, or location. The power of music to provide hope, health and happiness is a fundamental value and passion that QSO and Health and Wellbeing Queensland share. This joint melody through partnership forms a key chord in fostering a harmonious connection between the arts and community wellbeing, exemplifying a substantial commitment to enriching the cultural fabric of our region.

"Health and Wellbeing Queensland is proud to support QSO to bring the full orchestra to regional audiences across the state, from the South West all the way to the Far North. Evidence tells us that music not only helps us feel better, but it brings us together as a community, which we know is essential to improving our health and wellbeing” stated Dr Robyn Littlewood, CEO of Health and Wellbeing Queensland.

The Health and Wellbeing Program aims to develop a meaningful platform to promote health and wellbeing through music for Queensland communities, via outreach programs to hospitals, child care centres, schools, mental health units, residential aged care and palliative care homes statewide. The program works to support such endeavours through building stakeholder relationships with industry leaders, audience surveys, and has undertaken research initiatives to inform future performances. Concurrently, as the Supporting Partner for the Regional Touring Program, this collaboration is devoted to bringing the enchantment of orchestral performances to diverse communities across Queensland.

"Through this partnership, we strive to create a harmonious connection between music and wellbeing, promoting the importance of mental and emotional wellness in our community,” said Yarmila Alfonzetti, Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Executive.

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About Queensland Symphony Orchestra:

Queensland Symphony Orchestra is a nationally acclaimed orchestra, that enriches the lives of Queenslanders through music. With a rich history spanning over seven decades, QSO has established itself as a leading cultural institution, captivating audiences with its exceptional performances and innovative programs.

About Health and Wellbeing Queensland:

Health and Wellbeing Queensland is a public health agency dedicated to amplifying policy and creating action that achieves real and measurable improvements for the health of every Queenslander. By partnering with community, public and private organisations, Health and Wellbeing Queensland helps turn skills, will and resources into preventive health action and policy that enables Queenslanders to move more and make healthier food and drink choices.

Health and Wellbeing Queensland is the Principal Partner of the Health and Wellbeing Program and Supporting Partner of the Regional Touring Program with Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

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.