Symphony for Me
Last year’s Symphony for Me booked out in 27 minutes, so we’re bringing it back!
Here’s your chance to hear the Queensland Symphony Orchestra for free, and with any luck they might perform your music.
Do you have a favourite piece of orchestral music? Maybe you only know one – something you heard as a kid, something from a film, something linked with a life event – but it’s music that occupies a special place in your heart.
We’ve selected the pieces now. On the night, we’ll invite you onto the stage for a chat with Jennifer Byrne (The Book Club) to tell your story, then we’ll give you a special place onstage, right near the conductor, while the full force of the QSO play your favourite music.
If you want to come along to hear some great music and stories from people just like you then remember it’s free. Our gift to you.
GRIEG Morning (Morgenstemning) from Peer Gynt Suite No.1 op.46
BRITTEN Selected excerpts from Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra op.34 (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.6 in F major Pastorale, op.68 - Movement 1 (Awakening of Cheerful Feelings on Arrival in the Country)
SAINT-SAËNS Danse macabre, op.40
INTERVAL (20 minutes)
WILLIAMS Theme from Jurassic Park
TCHAIKOVSKY Nutcracker, op.71 - Act 1, Scene 8 (In the Pine Forest, Journey through the Snow)
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4 in F minor, op.36 - Movement 3 (Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato)
TCHAIKOVSKY Overture 1812 (Ouverture solennelle), op.49
Symphony For Me is part of the Festival Focus. Click here to take part in the Festival Conversation about Taking Part.
Fri 23 Sep - 7pm
Tickets released 9am
Monday 5 September
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