AMPAG, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Queensland Symphony Orchestra:Festival of Folk

Festival of Folk

March 2019

Sun 10 

11:30 AM

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

QPAC Concert Hall



Folk and gypsy traditions have inspired classical composers for centuries.

Conductor Nathan Aspinall
Host Guy Noble
Soloist Hyung Suk Bae, Cello

Kodály Dances of Galánta
Wagner Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung 
Popper Hungarian Rhapsody 
Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air) 
Wood Fantasy on British Sea Songs 
Smetana Blaník from Ma vlast

By creating orchestral spin-offs of folk music, composers could pay homage to their homeland while also creating spectacular new sounds. There will be plenty of dances, sea songs, and rhapsodies from around the world in this concert that will move and transport you, and hopefully have you tapping your toes too.