TOP BRASS: The Queensland Symphony Orchestra will play in Gladstone on Friday.
TOP BRASS: The Queensland Symphony Orchestra will play in Gladstone on Friday. Glen Bowden

Classic music on show tomorrow night at Marina Stage

WE'RE known for our love of rock and country music, but it's the more classical lover who will be in for a treat this month.

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra is hosting a free evening of superb outdoor entertainment at the Gladstone Marina Stage tomorrow from 7pm.

Presented by QSO and Australia Pacific LNG, Movie Masterpieces will feature some of the state's best classical musicians performing movie themes from blockbusters including Star Wars, Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings.

Showcase mezzo-soprano Louise Dorsman will be there alongside QSO soloists, concertmaster Warwick Adeney and principal tuba Thomas Allely.

But at the reigns, conducting the masterpieces will be one of Australia's most versatile conductors and entertainers, Guy Noble.

The experienced conductor said free shows had a different atmosphere, and he looked forward to visiting Gladstone.

"What I like best is the big outdoor free concerts. We've done that twice before and it's been a success. Any event that's free is what it's all about - it's a night of families, friends, food and music.

"The whole program presents movie tunes so anyone can come and enjoy, classical lover or not." As well as listening to some classic movie tunes, he said to expect a couple of laughs.

"If the crowd is anything like me - I've got a short attention span so I include laughter and jokes into the performance to make it entertaining."

Movie Masterpieces

  • Free Education Concert
  • When: 10am, Friday, August 7
  • Where: Gladstone Marina Stage
  • How: Register your interest in attending now. Call QSO education officer Pam Lowry on 38335035.


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