Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s 2022 Season a breathtaking musical journey powered by music to celebrate 75 years
It’s happening! Single tickets to the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s 2022 Season are on sale TODAY from 9am!
And what a season it is – epic symphonies from the classical canon, world premieres by Australian composers and concerts that joyously celebrate modern music-makers headline, with spine-tingling solos and special moments for music lovers of all ages, across all of Queensland, as the Orchestra celebrates 75 music-filled years.
Starring 10 Maestro concerts, five Morning Masterworks, five Music on Sunday concerts, six Studio Sessions, six Special Events and a full regional touring program and education series, it is a joyous and celebratory program that poignantly reflects of the challenges of the past 18 months.
There’s music from the great classical composers from Brahms and Beethoven, Mozart to Strauss (both Richard and Johann Jr!), Shostakovich, Schubert, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, and 20 works from Australian composers, half of whom are Queensland born, raised, or resident.
Works by established composers, including Cathy Milliken, Brett Dean and Nigel Westlake, sit alongside works by the next generation including Melody Eötvös, Lachlan Skipworth, Harry Sdraulig, and Andrew Howes. The Orchestra honours the role of two pioneering 20th century artists, Miriam Hyde and Margaret Sutherland. Two new works by Nicole Murphy and Joe Twist for the QSO Connect 13-piece ensemble will also premiere across the state next year.
Opening the season on Saturday 12 February is the second annual QSO Favourites concert event, which will feature a brand new work from composer and cellist Craig Allister Young to celebrate the Orchestra’s 75th birthday. In November, a very exciting concert will see the world premiere of a concerto for double bass and orchestra written especially for QSO’s dynamic Section Principal Double Bass Phoebe Russell (pictured) by Queensland composer Paul Dean.
A standout special event in April will celebrate the 90th birthday of the master of movie music: John Williams. The concert will feature the epic fanfares of Star Wars, the swirling magic of Harry Potter, the adventure of Indiana Jones, the poignancy of Schindler’s List and more conducted by Nicholas Buc.
Single tickets to all concerts on sale 9am on Thursday 9 December 2021.
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