• Covid-19 update: Monday, 2 August 2021

    This event is impacted by the current COVID lockdown and is unable to proceed on the scheduled date. We are currently working with our partners to see if we can reschedule to another date and impacted patrons will be contacted directly via email with further details as soon as possible.

Passion and Tragedy

Seats are also available for the Saturday, 7 August 2021, 3pm & 7:30pm performances. Find tickets here.

Conductor Johannes Fritzsch
Soloist Piers Lane, piano

Liszt Concerto No.1 in E flat for Piano and Orchestra,
S.124 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 in B minor (Pathétique)

Nine days before the great Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky passed away, he premiered his last great symphony – the Symphony No.6. It is known as the ‘Passionate’ symphony in Russian or the rather more tragic ‘Pathétique’ in French. The slow, meditative ending of this symphony was unusual for its time, but its emotional power has only grown with the years.

Also featured in this concert is Liszt’s monumental first concerto for piano and orchestra, performed by the formidable Piers Lane. 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, so this work is a spectacular showcase for pianist and orchestral musicians alike.

Conducted by QSO Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser Johannes Fritzsch, this will be an unforgettable experience for everyone in the Concert Hall.

  • Connecting safely at QPAC

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Presented by Queensland Symphony Orchestra


Pricing Guide

A-RESERVE ADULT $95 CONCESSION^ $79 CHILD^^ $30 STUDENT^^^ $49 FAMILY^^^^ $230.40
B-RESERVE ADULT $79 CONCESSION^ $69 CHILD^^ $30 STUDENT^^^ $49 FAMILY^^^^ $204.80
GROUPS i A-RESERVE $74.90 B-RESERVE $68
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^^Children aged 2 to 18 years inclusive

^^^Full time Student, any age, with student card with date on it

^^^^2 adults and 2 children (aged 2 to 18 years inclusive)

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Reviews

"...a top‑notch performance." By Limelight

"...a sumptuous tone from the QSO players." By Limelight

"Such fantastic ferocity that a solid portion of the audience leapt in their seats with every orchestral explosion." By Limelight