Described by world-renowned violinist Nigel Kennedy as phenomenal', The Queensland Orchestra combines classical brilliance with contemporary charm. It has recently accompanied artists including Harry Connick Jnr, k.d Lang, Dionne Warwick, Andrea Bocelli, Pavarotti, Anthony Warlow and george.
The Queensland Orchestra is the state's only professional symphony orchestra and tours to northern and regional Queensland.
Engaging with audiences of all musical tastes and interests, The Queensland Orchestra is committed to excellence, versatility and variety. The Orchestra's vision is to touch the hearts and minds of all Queenslanders through music. This vision is achieved through an eclectic and entertaining program of more than 70 concerts annually from great orchestral classics, new commissions and the more intimate Baroque for aficionados through to celebration Proms and cinema favourites.
Outside of its own program, the Orchestra is regularly involved in the state's most prestigious arts and music festivals and every year plays for seasons presented by the Australian Ballet, Opera Queensland and Queensland Ballet.
The Orchestra has also received significant recognition as recording artists and in 2004 was nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Classical Album. Its extensive education program involves performances presented for pre-schoolers through to secondary school music extension students and plays to approximately 30,000 children annually.