Queensland Symphony Orchestra Dreams & Stories

18 Aug 2024, 11:30am
Concert Hall, QPAC
Duration TBC
$76 - $109 *
* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.

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Concession, Student, Child, Family, Groups, Schools

Imagination Takes Flight

Close your eyes. Prepare to be transported worlds away from the Concert Hall, as dreams and stories unfurl in spellbinding musical moments. Magic shimmers in the fluttering passages of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, before John Williams’ music from Harry Potter whisks you away into the realm of witches and wizards. Stravinsky’s radiant Firebird Suite will erupt with a kaleidoscope of orchestral colour. At the heart of this concert is Peter Sculthorpe’s Kakadu – a vivid reflection on the changing of seasons, and the powerful cycle of life and death so integral to the land. Didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton will breathe rhythm and life into this now iconic Australian work.


Mendelssohn Overture from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sculthorpe Kakadu
Strauss, Johann Jr. Tales of the Vienna Woods
Williams Harry’s Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Stravinsky Danse infernale du roi Kastchei, Berceuse and Finale from Firebird Suite

Presented by Queensland Symphony Orchestra


  • Conductor Katharina Wincor
  • Soloist, didgeridoo William Barton
  • Host Ashleigh Denning
  • Orchestra Queensland Symphony Orchestra

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