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Journey Through The Cosmos Is Out Of This World

Demand to see international super-star physicist Professor Brian Cox OBE, together with Academy Award and Golden Globe winning composer Dario Marianelli and virtuoso violinist Jack Liebeck perform with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) in the world premiere Journey through the Cosmos in November is out of this world!!

Tickets sales are so strong that the QSO has today announced a fourth concert will be included in the line-up. This comes only six weeks after the QSO announced an additional third concert to the original two-concert program. The fourth concert will be staged at 8pm on Friday November 7 with tickets on sale now. Journey through the Cosmos is an extraordinary orchestral event combining science, music, voice and film presented in Brisbane from November 6 to 9.

Arts Minister Ian Walker said if performances tap into Queenslanders’ imaginations, we’re turning up in record numbers. “For Journey Through the Cosmos to schedule a fourth performance shows the combination of space and music is what we want to see and hear,” Minister Walker said. “Funded through the Queensland Government’s Super Star Fund to feature internationally renowned artists in productions exclusive to Queensland, this production will also be a major drawcard for interstate visitors. The Queensland Symphony Orchestra is thinking big and aiming for the stars,” the Minister said.

“This internationally encompassing program is the largest ever undertaken by any symphony orchestra in Australia. It will celebrate a number of world firsts including live streaming of one Journey through the Cosmos concert into regional Queensland centres,” said QSO Chief Executive Officer Sophie Galaise.  “Professor Brian Cox is seen by many as the heir to the great Sir David Attenborough. He is fast becoming one of the most famous men on the planet and his interests are extensive as are his followers from the world of music, space and the evolution of this planet. To have him here to lead us on the Journey through the Cosmos is extraordinary.”

Featured in the program for the four concert events is Marianelli’s Voyager Violin Concerto and Holst’s The Planets Suite, one of the most spectacular works in all symphonic literature (voted at the top of the ABC’s Classic 100 20th century masterpieces and celebrated as the theme of the Rugby World Cup), including seven movements named after each planet in the solar system.  In addition to the four Journey through the Cosmos concerts in the QPAC Concert Hall, audiences can extend their cosmos experience with a series of other events including an education performance for students; pre-concert talks by feted UK musicologist, biographer, lecturer, and radio presenter Stephen Johnson; music and lecture events with Professor Brian Foster and violinist Jack Liebeck, and a conversational presentation by Academy and Golden Globe award-winning film composer Dario Marianelli. 

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