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Queensland Symphony Orchestra collaborates with Barrier Reef Orchestra for Stage & Screen

Photo: Cam Leitch

Queensland Symphony Orchestra was pleased to collaborate with Townsville’s community Barrier Reef Orchestra for its Stage & Screen concert, conducted by Richard Davis.

With repertoire by composers such as Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Mozart and of course the legendary John Williams, this was a stimulating evening for both orchestra and audience.

Richard Davis travelled to Townsville two weeks before the performance to work on style, tempos and technique with the local musicians.  In the final week, Davis again directed rehearsals and was joined by a group of principal players who attended final rehearsals and directed tutorial sessions. The program was very well received by audience and community musicians alike, with a great turnout at the Townsville Civic Theatre.

This model of connecting with local communities is one we aim to introduce into other Queensland communities in coming years.