The Queensland Symphony Orchestra will return to the Darling Down, heading to Chinchilla’s Cultural Centre for a free community concert on Thursday 13 September. This is in collaboration with the Australia Pacific LNG operated by Origin and Orchestra that delivers quality music and concert experiences to the people of the Western Downs and Maranoa Regions.

The regional tour will see the Orchestra collaborate with local schools in each town over the week where they will deliver workshops with students and perform community concerts. Performances are open to the public and are free for all.

QSO Acting Chief Executive Deb Houlahan said the Orchestra was looking forward to returning to the Darling Downs. “QSO is an orchestra for all Queenslanders. While our base is in Brisbane, it is important for us as the state’s only professional symphony orchestra to ensure everyone has access to world-class musical experiences, as well as opportunities to engage with and learn from our musicians. This will be the third time we have packed our bags and toured to the Western Downs and Maranoa,” Deb said. “The CMR Initiative is an extension of the successful Gladstone Enrichment through Music Initiative (GEM), which has been running since 2011 thanks to major funding from Australia Pacific LNG operated by Origin. We are thrilled we can undertake this tour each year, with so many wonderful connections made with teachers, students and the local community. We are grateful for the support of our Principal Partner, Australia Pacific LNG, who has made it possible for us to travel and connect with fellow musicians around Queensland.”

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