Queensland is a state that is 22 times bigger than Germany, nearly five times the size of Japan and seven times the size of Great Britain. Unlike many symphony orchestras, we are not named after a city, because we are an Orchestra for all of Queensland – and it breaks our hearts that we can’t perform live for our beloved Queenslanders right now, whether it be at the concert hall, in Gladstone, Toowoomba, Cairns, or Roma.
We are also proudly an Orchestra for Everyone and are 100% committed to sharing our music, to keep our subscribers, our fans, music lovers of all types, our musicians and our team connected during this unprecedented time. We understand the value of music, we recognise its healing power, and we know the joy that music brings.
So the musicians of the QSO are all taking their talent online, creating wonderful conversations about music and life! While we prefer to play live, it’s an exciting time to reinvent and rethink how we share music.
If chamber performances take your fancy, you can catch QSO Concertmaster Warwick Adeney and Section Principal Flute Alison Mitchell performing several beautiful duets. Start by watching them play Henry Ernst’s Gypsy Dance:
Alternatively you could listen to Double Bassist Justin Bullock chat about how he got started on the bass, his favourite composer, tips for transporting basses, and his enjoyment of carbohydrates:
QSO violinist Rebecca Seymour can be heard playing Gavotte in D major by J. S. Bach: