Queensland Symphony Orchestra has joined Foxtel Arts as its 2016 season broadcast partner—and is the first Australian orchestra to partner with Foxtel.
The collaboration will deliver the first locally produced orchestral content made for Foxtel which will complement the international orchestral programming that already plays each week on Foxtel Arts.
Specifically, the Foxtel Arts–Queensland Symphony Orchestra partnership will see orchestral concerts recorded exclusively for the channel in high-definition and broadcast throughout the first half of 2016.
Foxtel Arts will also promote live attendance at the QSO’s 2016 season—both at its home in Brisbane and across its extensive regional touring calendar.
Foxtel Arts group operations manager, premium entertainment and channel manager, Fraser Stark, said: ‘The world-class QSO has programmed an incredibly strong season next year—including the addition of many high-profile soloists and conductors,’ he said.
‘Either in person at the concert hall, or via the screen, we are delighted to bring a passionate arts audience to see and hear the QSO in 2016.’
QSO chief executive, Sophie Galaise, CEO of QSO said she was thrilled to be the first Australian orchestra to partner with Foxtel Arts.
‘QSO’s masterful performances are receiving acclaim nationally and internationally; to now share our beautiful music alongside the world’s best performing arts companies on Foxtel Arts is another great opportunity for this fine orchestra,’ she said.
Pianist Lang Lang will headline the 2016 season.
He joins China’s Yu Long, Maxim Vengerov, Simone Young and 2016 Soloist-in-Residence Nikolai Demidenko.