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Queensland Symphony Orchestra takes their music to the country

Queensland Symphony Orchestra takes their music to the country
March 3, 2021

As part of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Connect program, the Orchestra is taking their music to the country, with the string quartet to visit schools in Maranoa communities of Roma and Wallumbilla, and woodwind musicians to visit the Western Downs communities of Chinchilla, Miles and Tara in March.

The Connect program is an innovative partnership between Australia Pacific LNG operated by Origin and Queensland Symphony Orchestra, delivering quality music education and concert experiences to students in regional Queensland.

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) string quartet musicians will visit Roma and Wallumbilla, presenting schools concerts and working with Maranoa Music in rehearsal.  Schools from St John’s Catholic School, Roma State College and Wallumbilla State School will have the opportunity to attend concerts.  In great news for the musicians of tomorrow, string students from these schools will be taking part in workshop sessions with QSO musicians.  

The QSO woodwind musicians will visit Chinchilla, Miles and Tara, with school concerts for students from Chinchilla Christian College, Chinchilla State School, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Chinchilla, Miles Primary School, Drillham Primary School, Dulacca Primary School, and Tara Shire State College. Students will hear the flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, and French Horn in concert while beginners and more advanced students will attend workshop sessions.   

QSO musicians will also attend a rehearsal of the Chinchilla Concert Band, playing side-by-side with community musicians, in another wonderful experience for all involved.   

As part of QSO’s We’re Sharing the Joy program to give back to the community, musicians will also play for residents at Illoura Village Aged Care.

Tour Details

Tuesday 9th March
6pm: Chinchilla Concert Band side-by-side rehearsal

Wednesday 10th March
9am: Chinchilla State School schools concert
10.15am: Chinchilla Christian College schools concert
11.30am: Chinchilla Christian College workshops
2.00pm: Chinchilla State High School workshops
4pm: We’re Sharing the Joy at Illoura Village Aged Care
5.30pm Maranoa Music side-by-side rehearsal

Thursday 11th March
10am: Miles State School schools concert
11.30am: Miles State Schools workshops
9.30am: Roma State School schools concert
11am: St John’s Roma schools concert
1pm: St John’s Roma workshops

Friday 12th March
10am: Wallumbilla State School schools concert
10.15am: Tara Shire State College schools concert

Image: Gail Aitken, Kathryn Close, Rebecca Seymour, and Graham Simpson + Origin Energy staff 

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