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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | January 28, 2022

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On beat with Beethoven: QSO's 2020 Season

On beat with Beethoven: QSO’s 2020 Season
Auran Abraham

With 2020 marking the 250th Birthday of one Ludwig van Beethoven, QSO’s season for the new year is going to be momentous in turn.

With the announcement of Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s 2020 season, comes an array of spectacular upcoming performances from some of Australia’s best.

The 2020 season will feature soloist and two-time Grammy nominated saxophonist Amy Dickson, along with superstar violinist Ray Chen, pianist Aura Go, soprano Emma Pearson, violinist Grace Clifford, and QSO’s resident violinist Imants Larsens.

Along with this spectacular Australian talent, QSO’s upcoming season will also welcome international talents from a wide range of globally acclaimed orchestral ensembles. Including Berlin Philharmonic’s Principal Horn Stefan Dohr, and Guy Braunstein, the youngest violinist ever appointed concertmaster in the orchestra’s history.

The 2020 season will also play host to two wonderful and brilliantly talented international musicians; Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, and renowned Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov.

This incredible display of musicianship will be featured across a broad spectrum of shows and performances, ranging from concerts celebrating scores from some of film history’s best including Star Wars Live and Reel Classics, to Season 2020’s Maestro Series which will feature two world premiere concerts Power and Glory and The Music of the Masters.

Of course, given the significance of the year 2020 to Beethoven, the season will be featuring a number of shows dedicated to the man of the hour himself. Including the aptly named Happy Birthday Beethoven and Beethoven and Dvořák, both of which will be conducted by and performed in by Berlin Philharmonic’s Guy Braunstein.

Other performances in the season include a special family event in March with Abbot’s The Peasant Prince, a climactic performance of Ode to Joy in August with the spellbinding Choral Symphony No.9, Mozart’s Jupiter, Bolero and Beyond, Pyrotechnic Violin and Beethoven 5 to name but a handful of the exciting selection gracing Brisbane next year.

The QSO 2020 season is sure to be an exceptionally significant event, and one not to be missed. Especially not by anyone Beethoven-enthralled.

What: Queensland Symphony Orchestra Season 2020
WhereVarious venues

More details can be found in the QSO 2020 Season Brochure Here

When: Throughout 2020
How Much: Various (Show/Performance specific)
QSO Website: Here
2020 Season Packages: Here

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