Clas­sic Euro sounds

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS -

have a chance to see the world’s best sym­phony orches­tra per­form a pro­gram of clas­sics when it vis­its Queens­land Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre later this year. The Royal Con­cert­ge­bouw Orches­tra is cel­e­brat­ing 125 years of con­certs with a world tour that vis­its six con­ti­nents in a year. In Aus­tralia, the orches­tra vis­its Syd­ney, Mel­bourne and Bris­bane. Es­tab­lished in Amsterdam in 1888, the RCO’s char­ac­ter was shaped by long­stand­ing re­la­tion­ships with its chief con­duc­tors – six in to­tal dur­ing a 124-year his­tory. Com­posers Strauss, Mahler, De­bussy and Stravin­sky all con­ducted Con­cert­ge­bouw Orches­tra. In 1988, the orches­tra was granted royal sta­tus. RCO chief con­duc­tor Mariss Jan­sons has won in­ter­na­tional prizes, is an honorary mem­ber of the Ge­sellschaft der Musik­fre­unde in Vi­enna and the Royal Academy in Lon­don. Pre­vi­ous in­ter­na­tional or­ches­tras to visit Aus­tralia in­clude the Vi­enna Phil­har­monic in 2006, the Is­rael Phil­har­monic in 2008, the Lon­don Phil­har­monic in 2009, the Berlin Phil­har­monic in 2010 and a re­turn visit by the Vi­enna Phil­har­monic in 2011.

RCO plays Queens­land Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre’s Con­cert Hall on Novem­ber 24 and 25. Tick­ets go on sale on Fe­bru­ary 18.

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