Let’s be frank for a moment, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact the performing arts industry around the world, there is very little that those in the industry could be “over the moon” about. But having performed at what could be the only AFL Grand Finale held in Brisbane in our lifetime, one could understand the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) beaming at the opportunity they had last weekend. After performing live to almost 30,000 at The Gabba and countless hundreds of thousands if not millions on television, QSO has decided to hold a third Maestro Concert in their November program.
The final Maestro Concerts for 2020 were due to be held by Queensland Symphony Orchestra at 3.00pm and 8.00pm live in QPAC’s Concert Hall. Citing popular demand, a third performance has been released a day before – on Friday 20 November 2020 at 7.30pm. For those who don’t feel safe or are unable to make it to the venue, a livestream will be going ahead for the performance.
The final Maestro Concerts for 2020 will feature performances of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto and Resphighi’s ‘Pines of Rome’. Conductor Laureate Johannes Fritzsch returns to Brisbane to conduct these concerts with Australian pianist Daniel de Borah as soloist. The concert is being presented as part of the Queensland’s Own season, involving five of Queensland’s major State Companies.
Tickets can be purchased online via the QSO website or by telephoning their box office on 07 3833 5044.