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Extra performance added due to popular demand on Friday, 20 November!

Johannes Fritzsch

Daniel de Borah, piano

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat (Emperor)
Respighi Pines of Rome (Pini di Roma)

The year of Beethoven ends with his mighty ‘Emperor’ Concerto, one of the most stirring and moving musical experiences for piano and orchestra. It will be performed by Australian pianist Daniel de Borah, described by The Canberra Times as ‘without doubt one of the finest pianists in the country’. To finish our final concert of 2020, the Orchestra takes on the triumphant and glorious Pines of Rome composed by one of the most recorded composers of the twentieth century, Ottorino Respighi.

Due to popular demand, a third performance has been added on Friday 20 November at 7:30pm as tickets to Saturday’s performances are strictly limited.

  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    QPAC is operating at 100% capacity and masks are not mandatory, however we do strongly recommend you bring your mask with you to the theatre for use when physical distancing is not possible.

    All patrons are currently required to register on arrival through the Check In Qld App and from 17 December 2021 will be required to provide proof of vaccination status or medical exemption. Find out more

  • The Safest Way to Buy!

    QTIX is the official ticketing service for QPAC and Beethoven’s Emperor. Selected packages are sold through authorised resellers only. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree. Read more about purchasing tickets online.

Beethoven's Emperor is funded through the Queensland Government’s $22.5 million two-year Arts and Cultural Recovery Package.

Presented by Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Pricing Guide

A-Reserve Adult $129 Concession^ $115 Child^^ $49 Student^^^ $49 Family^^^^ $268.80
B-Reserve Adult $109 Concession^ $99 Child^^ $49 Student^^^ $49 Family^^^^ $236.80
C-Reserve Adult $81 Concession^ $69 Child^^ $49 Student^^^ $49 Family^^^^ $199.60

^Centrelink issued concession/pension cards accepted, no seniors card accepted

^^2 to 15 years old

^^^Full-time student, any age, with student card

^^^^2 Adult and 2 Child (kids in school) tickets

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.

Season 2020

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  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra 2020 SEASON

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    Enjoy a delicious dinner or high tea before Beethoven’s Emperor performances at the Lyrebird before the performance. Bookings are essential.