Brisbane Festival, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Griffith University present

Symphony For Me

15 Sep
QPAC - Concert Hall
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Queensland Symphony Orchestra (AUS)

Many people have a favourite piece of orchestral music, even if they don’t think of themselves as a classical music fan. Maybe something heard as a child, or known from a film or linked with a big life event. It’s music that occupies a special place.

In this free concert, we’ll hear the most captivating of those personal stories and the music that’s part of them. On the night, the members of the public who have been selected will be special guests of the Festival, invited onto the stage to share the personal significance of the music they’ve chosen. Then, sitting next to the conductor, they’ll witness the full force and beauty of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra playing their selected music.

This free concert uncovers extraordinary stories in an unforgettable evening of musical delights. In 2015, all the tickets went in 17 minutes. In 2016, it took 14 minutes. It was much missed in 2017, and returns in 2018!

Do you have a favourite piece of orchestral music? 

You’re invited to submit your favourite piece of music and the reason why it’s personally significant. If your piece is one of those selected, you’ll be invited onto the stage to share your story with the host and the audience before your music choice is played.

This free concert is a gift to the people of Brisbane from Brisbane Festival and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Be part of thE gift and submit your story

Submissions close 5pm Sun 22 Jul.

Don’t have a favourite piece of music but want to attend this free concert? Bookings are essential and will be available from 12 noon on Monday 3 September.


Suitable for all ages.
Image by Atmosphere Photography
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Sat 15 Sept - 7pm

With interval

Duration : 120 minutes

Free event - ticket required

Bookings open Mon 3 Sept, 12 noon

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QPAC - Concert Hall

Corner Grey and Melbourne Streets
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
South Bank
QLD 4101

Wheelchair accessible, assistive listening available
Getting There

Catch an Uber to your event! First-time riders can use code BRISFEST18 for up to $20 off their trip.

Paid car parks at QPAC and South Bank Parklands

Bus: Cultural Centre busway station
Train: South Brisbane train station
Ferry: South Bank ferry terminal
Visit TransLink for public transport options

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