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Orchestra adds another string to gigs bow

POWER: Queensland Symphony Orchestra principal trombonist Jason Redman.
POWER: Queensland Symphony Orchestra principal trombonist Jason Redman. Luka Kauzlaric

GLADSTONE added another string to its big gigs bow on Friday night when about 1200 fans thronged to the CBD for a free concert by the state's top instrumentalists.

A late change to the venue, caused by bad weather, for the free Queensland Symphony Orchestra concert didn't put music-lovers off.

As a chill descended across the city, the 62-member QSO heated things up at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre.

Gladstone is beginning to get a reputation for top billings, with hip-hop superstar Illy expected to attract more than 600 fans to his September gig.

Wolfmother and Katchafire had sold-out gigs earlier this year as did Triple J darlings Boy and Bear

Principal trombonist Jason Redman has been in the orchestra for 23 years. The 43-year-old said he enjoyed playing to a Gladstone audience.

"It was great," he said of playing here two years ago," he said. "I love coming here because it's wonderful to see thousands of people come out there and enjoy it."

He said his passion for the trombone began 30 years ago.

"Trombones are very powerful instruments," he said. "It's a very expressive instrument."

The orchestra spent Thursday and Friday teaching about 60 Gladstone students from three schools the finer side of the orchestral arts.

Topics:  gladstone entertainment gladstone entertainment centre queensland symphony orchestra



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