Queensland Symphony Orchestra has a sensational season of sound in store for autumn, from hip-hop to Handel and trombone to T-Rex, guaranteed to keep you warm as the temperature (finally) heads south!
After the wonders of Dreamscapes featured the works of Australian pianist and composer, Elena Kats-Chernin as well as Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique (allegedly written under the influence of opium, whilst Berlioz recovered from the heartache of being spurned by an actress who didn’t return his love letters!) on the weekend, next up is Jurassic Park!
‘Theme from Jurassic Park’ is widely regarded as one of John Williams’ greatest works and his score to the film, written in 1993 (nearly 30 years ago!), often makes ‘Top Ten’ lists of the greatest movie scores of all time! On Saturday 27 April, Queensland Symphony Orchestra will perform the entire Jurassic Park soundtrack live with the film projected in HD at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. It’s an epic concert for the whole family, 65 million years in the making!
The annual The Last Night of the Proms concert is an iconic British institution and on Saturday 4 May, Queensland Symphony Orchestra combines the traditional elements of the Royal Albert Hall event with a uniquely Australian touch, as well as sprinklings of rock, jazz, electronic and 21st century contemporary styles!
On Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May, Johannes Fritzsch, Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor Laureate will conduct Bruckner’s ravishing seventh symphony, a spiritual odyssey of dark cosmic power rich in melodic beauty. In the second half of this Cathedral of Sound concert, enjoy one of Mozart’s most treasured works, piano concerto No.23 with Queensland’s own luminary, Piers Lane on piano.
Admit it, we Aussies are fascinated with royalty! From binging TV series like The Crown and Victoria to keeping up with the latest Harry and Megan news (when will that baby arrive?!), we just can’t get enough! In Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Kings and Queens concert on Sunday 19 May, audiences will lose themselves in the opulent and triumphant world of royalty, with a feast of processions, waltzes and marches, including the ever-popular Entrance of the Queen of Sheba by Handel. Start polishing that tiara now!
To round off this dynamic and genre-hopping autumn season, look no further than superstar hip-hop trio Thundamentals who are joining the Queensland Symphony Orchestra on Friday 24 May to perform I Love Songs: A Night At The Symphony. This concert will be a re-imagining of their acclaimed album I Love Songs, as well as a chance to hear some of their most-loved hits from the past decade.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Autumn Program