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Biography
Queensland Symphony Orchestra is Queensland’s only professional symphony orchestra and largest performing arts company employing 88 full-time musicians. Since 1947, Queensland Symphony Orchestra has played a vital role in Queensland’s cultural community, giving over 100 live performances across 47 weeks each year to more than 100,000 people. Its mission is to ‘touch the hearts and minds of all Queenslanders through music’.

Under the guiding baton of Chief Conductor Johannes Fritzsch, Queensland Symphony Orchestra is renowned for its high quality, breath-taking performances of both classical and modern compositions that engage audiences of all musical tastes, interests and ages. Its annual season attracts high-profile international and national artists, and is made up of six unique concert series featuring everything from large-scale masterworks to contemporary and rarely performed compositions. Queensland Symphony Orchestra also present a number of Special Events each year supporting high calibre artists such as Jose Carreras, Roberta Flack, Air Supply, Ben Lee and The Whitlams.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra predominately perform in Brisbane, however are also dedicated to music enthusiasts in coastal and regional areas. The Orchestra undertakes an annual regional tour delivering a free community engagement program, and conducts an extensive state-wide education program that connects with 30,000 students, from pre-school to university level.

In addition to its own program, Queensland Symphony Orchestra performs for major arts festivals, performs live broadcasts and recordings, and supports State and national opera and ballet companies.
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