Queensland Symphony Orchestra celebrates frontline workers with free concert at QPAC
Like many performing arts organizations around the world, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra would most certainly have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways – financially and related to health and safety. But last night they came together to celebrate the actions of these frontline workers by hosting a free concert titled ‘We share the joy‘in the concert hall of the Queensland Performing Arts Center (QPAC). With over 1,600 frontline workers in attendance, the audience enjoyed the works of talents such as Maestro Johannes Fritzsch and internationally renowned didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton.
Barton did his job, Apii Thatini Mu Murtu (Singing and wearing a coolamon on country ensemble), which had its world premiere with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in June of this year. In addition to Barton’s new work, the concert featured music by acclaimed composers such as Beethoven, Bernstein, Gershwin, Dvořák, Ravel, and more.
Take a look at the performance below, through a series of stills provided by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra: