Both times I have heard BSO I have come away thinking that the performances are right at the edge of mainstream. Firebird was stunning. And now the Mahler required prodigious concentration over a long continuous period, no ADD here.

- P. Brisbane


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2015 Concerts Calendar

BSO Season 1, 2015 - All Beethoven Concert

  • Beethoven: Coriolan overture, op. 62
  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto, op. 61,  Brendon Joyce soloist
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, op. 92
Sunday 22 March, 3pm
Sun Coast Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sportsman Pde, Bokarina
Tickets: Phone 07 5413 1400 or
Sunday 29 March, 3pm
Brisbane Boy's College, Toowong.
Tickets: 4MBS or (07) 3847 1717
Price: $30, $25 concession, $15 school child.

BSO Season 2, 2015 - Viennese Concert

  • Bruckner 4th Symphony
  • Richard Strauss: Rosenkavalier
Sunday 24 May, 3pm
Sun Coast Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sportsman Pde, Bokarina
Tickets: (07) 5413 1400 or Sunshine Coast Venues and Events
Sunday 31 May, 3pm
Brisbane Boy's College, Toowong.
Tickets: (07) 3847 1717 or 4MBS
Price: $35, $28 concession, $10 school child.

BSO Season 3, 2015 - Noosa Long Week-end

  • Berlioz, Le Corsair Overture
    • Brisbane Symphony Orchestra
  • Mussorgsky, Dawn on the Noosa River
    • Noosa Orchestra
  • Ludwig Spohr, Double Symphony for 2 orchestras - 3rd movement
    • Noosa Orchestra
    • Brisbane Symphony Orchestra
  • Beethoven 5th Symphony (4th movt.)
    • Noosa Orchestra with Good Shepherd Lutheran College Orchestra


  • Mahler, 2nd Symphony Resurrection (5th movement)
    • Soloist: Melinda Janetzki (soprano)
    • Soloist: Louise Dorsman (mezzo-soprano)
    • With: Brisbane Chorale

Conductor: Antoni Bonetti


Sunday 26 July 2015, 4.30pm
Noosa Leisure Centre
Single price: $35 adults/$25 Concession

Noosa music lovers are in for a treat with the formation of Noosa Long Weekend Festival Orchestra under the baton of Antoni Bonetti who divides his time between Noosa and Brisbane–with an orchestra or two in each.

And there's nothing the Maestro enjoys more than putting his ensembles together for massive 'surround sound' experiences.


On Sunday July 26 at 4.30pm, 250 musicians will take the stage at Noosa Leisure Centre. The 70-strong Brisbane Symphony Orchestra will open with the rousing Corsair Overture by Hector Berlioz. Then they will be joined by the 30 members of Noosa Orchestra and 110 choristers of Brisbane Chorale (directed by Emily Cox).


Young musicians will share the excitement for the rousing Beethoven Fifth Symphony. It will be an inspiring, ear-opening experience for Good Shepherd Lutheran College Orchestra to play alongside more seasoned musicians.


Mezzo-soprano Louise Dorsman and Toowoomba soprano Melinda Janetzki will be soloists in Mahler's uplifting 'Resurrection' Symphony number 2. There will be a rarely heard – for obvious reasons! – Double Symphony written by German composer Louis Spohr for two orchestras.



BSO Season 4, 2015 - Mahler Symphony No. 2 Resurrection


Mahler: 2nd Symphony "Resurrection"

  • Soloist: Melinda Janetzki (soprano)
  • Soloist: Georgia Hawes (mezzo-soprano)
  • With: Brisbane Chorale

Conductor: Antoni Bonetti
Chorale director: Emily Cox

Sunday 6 September 2015, 3pm
Brisbane city hall
Tickets: online at 4MBS or 07 3847 1717
Ticket price: $50 A-reserve / $40 B-reserve

BSO Season 5, 2015 - Family Concert

The 2015 program includes well known and loved movie music including music from: Harry Potter, Star Wars, Skyfall, Les Miserables, 2001 A Space Odyssey, A Room with a View, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso, The Man from Snowy River, and Schindler’s List.

Patrons (adults & children alike) are encouraged to dress as their favourite movie character."

Saturday 28 November, 3pm
Sun Coast Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sportsman Pde, Bokarina
Tickets: (07) 5413 1400 or Sunshine Coast Venues and Events
Sunday 29 November, 3pm
St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School, Corinda.
Tickets: (07) 3847 1717 or 4MBS
Single price: adults $20 / Child 3-7 years $10


  • John Williams Suite from Star Wars
    • I. Main Title
    • IV. Yoda’s Theme
    • V. Throne Room
  • Gabriel’s oboe from The Mission - Morricone arr. Ling
  • Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme) - Morricone arr. Morley/Foyster
  • Mendelssohn Konsertstucke #2 op 114
    • Presto
    • Allegretto Grazioso
  • I Dreamed a Dream from Les Mis - Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg
  • Puccini O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi) (A Room with a View)
  • Bruce Rowland, Man from Snowy River (Part 1)


  • John Williams Quidditch Fanfare from Harry Potter
  • Dvorak Symphony 9 last movement (extracts)
  • John Williams, Theme from Jaws (extract)
  • MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE Theme, Lalo Schifrin arr. Custer
  • Themes from 007 (arr Custer)
  • Skyfall -  Adele Paul Epworth, Themes from 007
  • John Williams, Schinder’s List
  • Johann Strauss, Blue Danube at figure 1.