Community Engagement: Free Mini Concert by Queensland Symphony Orchestra

“A great orchestra uplifts the sounds of the everyday, beckoning people to share the exaltation of great music.”

– Johannes Fritzsch, Conductor Laureate, Queensland Symphony Orchestra

A note-worthy event to celebrate our love for music in Inala.

On Tuesday 6th June 2017, Inala Community House was honoured to host a free community Mini Concert by Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO). Supported by the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund, QSO visited schools and communities around Inala on 6th and 7th June offering a range of learning experiences.

QSO is renowned for its high quality, breath-taking performances of both classical and modern compositions that engage audiences of all musical tastes, interests and ages. As the largest performing arts company in Queensland employing 88 full-time musicians and the state’s only professional symphony orchestra, QSO plays a vital role in Queensland’s cultural community, giving over 157 live performances across 47 weeks each year to more than 1.6 million people. (https://qso.com.au)

The QSO’s free community Mini Concert was held from 3-3.45pm at Inala Community House Business Centre (38 Sittella Street, Inala QLD. Available for hire: http://www.ich.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Hall-Hire-DL-Trifold.pdf). The event was free and open to all members of Inala regardless of age, culture and background.

We specially invited our regular Tuesday Homework Club children, families and volunteers for this unique out-of-classroom educational experience offering an introduction to classical music and lifelong learning for budding musicians.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra is a large group of musicians playing various types of orchestra instruments. Thank you to Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund and Inala Community House for organising today’s event. We are very grateful for everyone attending our performance today, especially our representatives from St John’s Anglican College,” said QSO Community Engagement Manager Judy Wood.

A QSO string quartet performed a highly entertaining 30-minute concert showcasing the instruments of the string family and a range of string repertoire. Audience was given the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the friendly and helpful QSO musicians throughout the event.

QSO team pictured with Inala Community House Managing Director Ross Paul and Community Engagement Manager Haley Kiata.

Life without music would be dull, and music is like food for the soul. It is our greatest pleasure to be able to host the prestigious Queensland Symphony Orchestra today that showcased such beautiful and inspiring music in our Inala community,” said Inala Community House Community Engagement Manager Haley Kiata.

The event concluded with a complimentary afternoon tea prepared by our Inala Community House team.

We welcome you to join Inala Community House’s various free, fun and beneficial programs to serve all members of our local community. For more information, contact us now: www.ich.org.au | info@ich.org.au | (07) 3372 1711.

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