59 Gardens Point Rd
Symphony For Me
21 Sept | Riverstage
Queensland Symphony Orchestra (AUS)
Many people have a favourite piece of orchestral music, even if they don’t think of themselves as classical music fans. Maybe they only know one piece – something heard as a child, or known from a film, or linked with a big life event – but it’s music that occupies a special place.
In this free concert, hosted by journalist and ABC TV weather presenter Jenny Woodward, we’ll hear the most captivating personal stories and the music that’s part of them from members of the public – our special guests of the evening. We’ll invite them onto the stage to tell their stories, then they’ll be given a special place onstage near where the conductor normally stands, while the full force of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Guy Noble, plays their favourite music.
This free concert has been a huge success for Brisbane Festival in previous years, with all tickets gone within 15 minutes. In 2019, for the first time, and due to overwhelming demand, it moves to Riverstage as part of our celebrations of that special venue’s 30th birthday.
So, bring your picnic blankets, leave your chairs at home, and enjoy some great music and stories under the starry sky.
Questions? Check out the FAQs page.
G. F. Handel
‘The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’, from Solomon
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Main theme, Jurassic Park
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, ‘From the New World’
Overture to Guillaume Tell (William Tell)
Johannes Brahms (Arr. Schmeling)
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor
Symphony No.8 in F major
Vangelis (Arr. Mortimer)
Main theme, Chariots of Fire
Symphony No. 94 in G major, ‘Surprise’
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Antipasto platter pre-orders
Fancy a snack? Ticketholders can pre-order antipasto platters from Rolling Stone Pizza via their website, for collection at Riverstage on Saturday 21 September. Orders close 12pm Friday 20 September.
This event concluded in 2019.
Sat 21 Sept
Riverstage conditions of entry apply.
59 Gardens Point Rd
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