LOCAL classical music lovers will have the opportunity to watch a free live stream of a special Queensland Symphony Orchestra at the Brolga Theatre later this month.
The orchestra offers select concerts to regional venues and communities to stream to audiences for free.
‘Firebird – An Instrumental Spectacular’ will be beamed into the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough on Saturday, March 20.
Residents will be able to book free tickets to watch the event.
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Fraser Coast Councillor David Lewis said Piers Lane, one of the greatest pianists Queensland has ever produced, will perform Franz Liszt’s first concerto for piano and orchestra.
“Liszt was one of the geniuses of the piano in the 19th century, but he also knew how to share the stage with an orchestra, and this work is a spectacular showcase for pianists and orchestral musicians alike,” Cr Lewis said.
The concert will finish with a suite of music from Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird, which tells the story of a prince who is aided by an enchanted bird.
Cr Lewis described it as one of the great masterpieces of all orchestral music.
The concert runs from 7.30pm to 9pm on Saturday, March 20. While tickets are free, seating is allocated and tickets must be booked by registering via the Brolga Theatre’s website.
You can do so, here.
Cr Lewis said free live music was an important part of the Fraser Coast lifestyle and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra initiative built on other successful events such as the Brolga Live pop-up concerts throughout the region.