Alondra de la Parra and Sergio Tiempo
Alondra de la Parra and Sergio Tiempo

QLD Orchestra promises 'music that defies the norm'

THE Queensland Symphony Orchestra has unveiled its 2018 season under music director Alondra de la Parra and it promises a year of contrasts starring some of the world's leading soloists and conductors.

"Season 2018 will see the orchestra present music that defies the norm," Alondra de la Parra said "Monumental symphonies, insightful portraits, brilliant showpieces, slippery harmonies, rhythmical journeys, conversational flurries, medieval pageantry, elegant showcases of piano power, daring collaborations, grand Herculean experiences, holy grails, heart starters and hits. From the big orchestra sounds to pieces where every musician is a soloist, the musical calendar promises above all, a journey through emotion, where audiences can really let themselves go."

The 2018 Artist-in-Residence, Sergio Tiempo, is one of the most thought-provoking pianists of his generation, and the pianist who recently brought the Concert Hall to its feet multiple times. Sergio Tiempo will take on the Ginastera Piano Concerto in April and then in August - and for the first time in his career - he will perform Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No1, as well as featuring in Morning Masterworks and Chamber Players concerts.

Ten standout concerts headline the 2018 Maestro Series with conductors starring Daniel Blendulf, Eduardo Strausser, Stanley Dodds, Guy Braunstein, Giancarlo Guerrero and Carlos Kalmar.

The season is rounded out with a full program across Morning Masterworks, Chamber Players, Music on Sundays, the Choral Series and four Special Events.

Maestra Alondra de la Parra will lead from the podium, taking up the baton for 12 concerts in 2018, including four from the Maestro Series.

More information at www.qso.com.au


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