Queensland Symphony Orchestra returns to the Western Downs and Maranoa regions of Queensland from 9 to 11 October as part of the Chinchilla Miles Roma Enrichment through Music (CMR) Initiative. This innovative partnership between Australia Pacific LNG and Queensland Symphony Orchestra delivers quality music education and concert experiences to the students, teachers, and communities of Chinchilla, Miles, and Roma.

This  regional tour sees Queensland Symphony Orchestra collaborate with local schools in each town, delivering workshops with students, professional development sessions for teachers and performing a series of free concerts for students (from kindy to high school) and the wider community.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Executive Craig Whitehead said, “We are an Orchestra for everyone; 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 fourth time we have packed our bags and toured to the Western Downs and Maranoa.”

This year, the Community in Concert performances will include the Australian premiere of a new arrangement of This House from leading Australian composer Joe Chindamo. The piece was originally written for performance at Australia House in London in the presence of Prince Charles, and now regional Queenslanders will be amongst the first in the country to hear this piece. The Community in Concert events in Roma and Chinchilla feature a mix of traditional orchestral classics and new music including the passionate Montagues and Capulets from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, the beautiful Mother Goose Suite by Ravel, and the new arrangement of This House by Australian composer Joe Chindamo.

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