High School Musicians Attend Queensland Symphony

Performing Arts
Qso Excursion May 4

What better way to celebrate the excitement of Star Wars Day than to attend an exceptional performance by the Queensland Symphony of ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ - the film music of John Williams. No sooner had they arrived at school last Wednesday (May the Fourth), than over 60 of our High School musicians ranging in age from 11 - 17 boarded buses that whisked them up to the Queensland Performing Arts Complex at Southbank to see the 10.30am show, along with hundreds of students from across Southeast Queensland.

And the Qld Symphony did not disappoint! They performed all the ‘fan favourites’ like the Superman theme, the Flying Theme from ET, Jurassic Park and even Jaws. We were also treated to a few less well-known pieces like the music from Memoirs of a Geisha. And the musicians themselves revelled in the fun of being able to dress up as some of the characters from those iconic films. We even had an inflatable dinosaur playing the double bass for the entire show, along with an X-Wing pilot on a violin (it may even have been Wedge Antilles!).

All our students displayed impeccable behaviour and thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the thrill of live orchestral music, with their musical peers from fellow schools. A big thank you to all our high school classroom music teachers and instrumental tutors who attended as well. A superb day was had by all!