This year Queensland Symphony Orchestra celebrates 75 years with a season of epic symphonies from the classical canon, world premieres by Australian composers and concerts that joyously celebrate modern music-makers, with spine-tingling solos and special moments for music lovers of all ages, across all of Queensland.

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 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.

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