Step into the world of orchestral innovation and witness the power of music to transcend boundaries at this exclusive event, part of the Alliance Française French Film Festival. Prepare to be captivated by the true story of Zahia Ziouani, a trailblazing conductor who defied expectations to bring classical music to new audiences. This special screening of the French documentary Zahia, un temps d’avance (Zahia, a Step Ahead) is not just a film–it’s a testament to passion, culture, and change.
Brought to you by the Alliance Française de Brisbane, your evening will begin with the screening of the French documentary Zahia, un temps d’avance (Zahia, a Step Ahead), which provides an intimate look into the Divertimento Orchestra’s intensive preparation for a landmark concert at the Philharmonie de Paris in 2022. This film captures the essence of Zahia Ziouani’s journey from a young music enthusiast to a passionate conductor and advocate for making classical music accessible to diverse audiences.
As the documentary reveals Zahia’s exceptional path and her efforts to democratise classical music, we are also introduced to her twin sister, Fettouma Ziouani, the orchestra’s first cello. Their shared story is one of determination, cultural identity, and the transformative power of music.
Following the documentary, you will be invited to stay for a panel discussion on Breaking Musical Barriers. This engaging dialogue will feature Zahia Ziouani herself, Fettouma Ziouani, alongside esteemed panelists such as Yarmilla Alfonzetti, CEO of Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
For those seeking an even more immersive experience, a select number of VIP tickets are available. VIP guests will have the privilege of attending a post-event meet-and-greet function with the panelists, including Zahia and Fettouma Ziouani. This exclusive gathering offers a rare chance to engage in personal dialogue with these inspiring figures, providing deeper insight into their experiences and the themes explored throughout the evening.
Don’t miss this unique chance to be part of a memorable night at QPAC, where the celebration of music, conversation, and community come together to inspire change. Secure your VIP pass now to ensure your place at this exceptional convergence of art and dialogue.
- Conductor Zahia Ziouani
- First Cello Fettouma Ziouani
- CEO of Queensland Symphony Orchestra Yarmilla Alfonzetti
VIP Post-Show Meet and Greet
Limited to 35 people.
Includes a post-event function at the Lyric Lounge with a meet-and-greet of the panelists, food platters and wine.
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