QSO is packing its bags, and taking the music to Chinchilla, Miles and Roma

Queensland Symphony Orchestra returns to Chinchilla, Miles and Roma as part of the CMR Initiative, an innovative partnership between Australia Pacific LNG operated by Origin and the Orchestra that delivers quality musical education and concert experiences to the people of the Western Downs and Maranoa Regions.

QSO is packing its bags, and taking the music to Chinchilla, Miles and Roma


It’s a unique program that sees the Orchestra travel more kilometres than any other in the country.

The regional tour will see the Orchestra collaborate with local schools in each town, deliver workshops with students and perform community concerts.

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra touring ensemble includes double bass player Chloe Williamson, who grew up in Roma.

QSO Acting Chief Executive Deb Houlahan said the Orchestra was looking forward to returning to Chinchilla, Miles and Roma. “QSO is an orchestra for all Queenslanders. While our base is in Brisbane, it is important for us as the state’s only professional symphony orchestra to ensure everyone has access to world-class musical experiences, as well as opportunities to engage with and learn from our musicians. This will be the third time we have packed our bags and toured to the Western Downs and Maranoa,” Ms Houlahan said.

“The CMR Initiative is an extension of the successful Gladstone Enrichment through Music Initiative (GEM), which has been running since 2011 thanks to major funding from Australia Pacific LNG operated by Origin. We are thrilled we can undertake this tour each year, with so many wonderful connections made with teachers, students and the local community,” she said.

“We are grateful for the support of our Principal Partner, Australia Pacific LNG, who has made it possible for us to travel and connect with fellow musicians around Queensland.”

ROMA: Tuesday 11 September

9.45am –2.00pm in the Jubilee Hall at Roma State College: Workshop for the instrumental music students from St Johns, Roma State College, Injune and Wallumbilla State Schools and students from all smaller schools in the area.

2.00 – 2.45pm: Concert with student workshop ensembles performing and performance by Queensland Symphony Orchestra Ensemble at Jubilee Hall, Roma State College. FREE.

6.30pm: Community in Concert in the Roma Auditorium at the Roma Cultural Centre

Performance with the Junior Maranoa Symphony and Student ensemble, and performance by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Ensemble. FREE.

MILES: Wednesday 12 September 2018

11:45am – 12:30pm: Queensland Symphony Orchestra and & Australia Pacific LNG operated by Originpresent theMini-Concert for School Students and Communityat Miles State School,Constance Street, Miles featuring members of Queensland Symphony Orchestra. FREE.

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Instrumental Workshop at Miles State School,Constance Street, Miles

CHINCHILLA: Thursday 13 September 2018

9:15am – 10:00am: Mini-Concert for School Students and Community at theChinchilla Cultural Centre,Soldiers Memorial Auditorium, 86 Heeney Street, Chinchilla, featuring members of Queensland Symphony Orchestra. FREE.

6:00pm – 7.15pm: Community in Concert at the Chinchilla Cultural Centre,Soldiers Memorial Auditorium,86 Heeney Street, Chinchilla featuring Members of Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Chinchilla Concert Band and Chinchilla Adult String Ensemble, students from Chinchilla State High School and Chinchilla Christian College. FREE.

NOTE: on Wednesday 12 September and Thursday 13 Music Workshops will be held at the Chinchilla Cultural Centre,86 Heeney Street, Chinchilla.

For more information visit qso.com.au.


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