Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Queensland Symphony Orchestra 2015 Season

Home > Brisbane > Music Venues | Music | Family | Concerts | Classical Music
by David Michael (subscribe)
Husband. Father. Recreational writer. If you enjoy my articles, please click 'like' and consider subscribing. Topics and suggestions always welcome.
Published January 15th 2015
The symphony orchestra no longer seems to be the cultural mainstay of yesteryear, but an orchestra continues to play an indispensable part in any city's arts scene.

The sound of a full orchestra tuning their instruments before a performance is one of the truly exhilarating sounds anyone will encounter in their lives an experience I would recommend to all, regardless of age or musical taste.

Here in Brisbane we are tremendously lucky to have the underrated but excellent Queensland Symphony Orchestra, or QSO.

Each year the QSO serves up a wonderfully diverse season program featuring numerous renowned international guest performers, giving a range of classical concerts to suit all age and price ranges.

2015 is no different.

The QSO's signature 'Maestro Series' of concerts will this year feature (among many others) such well known composers and music as Beethoven's ground-breaking Symphony No.5, Tchaikovsky's ever popular Piano Concerto No.1 and Saint-Sans beautiful Symphony No.3, commonly known as the 'Organ Symphony'.

QSO, Queensland, Symphony, orchestra, maestro series, QPAC
Image courtesy of QSO website

Maestro Series' concerts take place each month at QPAC's main performing hall, usually on a Saturday night. Dress up and combine a concert with a meal at one of Southbank's many excellent restaurants for a really special and unique night out.

The QSO also offers 5 'Morning Masterworks' concerts, also at QPAC, that provide a more relaxed but no less satisfying classical concert experience.

For the families out there, QSO's season program also includes 2 'Family' concerts and 2 'Kiddies Cushion' concerts that are an excellent opportunity to introduce your children of any age to the joy of classical and orchestral music.

Warwick Adeney, concertmaster, QSO, Queensland, symphony, orchestra
QSO Concertmaster, Warwick Adeney. Image courtesy of QSO website.

Ticket pricing can vary significantly depending on the concert:

Maestro Series' prices range from $55 to $110
Morning Masterworks' prices range from $41.25 to $82.50
'Family' & 'Kiddies Cushion' prices range from $16 - $40

Subscriptions comprising packages of 3 to 10 concerts are also available for those wishing to become bona fide patrons of the arts.

You can purchase tickets and download the QSO 2015 season program from their website.

For myself, I especially anticipate QPAC's under-utilised organ making the main performing hall reverberate with the powerful final movement of Saint-Sans' brilliant 'Organ Symphony'.

Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  26
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? World class classical music in the heart of Brisbane
When: From Saturday 14 February to Saturday 12 December
Phone: (07) 3833 5000
Where: QPAC
Cost: Varies. See article or website for details.
Your Comment
Articles from other cities
Top Events
Popular Articles