This year, BBC has collaborated with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) in a series of composing workshops as part of the QSO’s Symphony for Tomorrow program. This program has engaged all BBC senior elective music students in a series of workshops facilitated by Mr Craig Allister Young from the QSO. The program aims to assist students develop their knowledge and skills in composition, with a particular focus on writing for orchestra.

In addition, a number of students enjoyed the opportunity to workshop further with Craig and will have their compositions performed by the QSO at a concert on Friday 8 November. This is an excellent opportunity for students to improve their skills, have their works premiered by one of Australia’s best symphony orchestras and hear original works by other students involved in the program.

This is the first year that BBC has been involved in the program and it speaks to the continued effort of BBC Music Program to engage in quality teaching and learning opportunities for boys to connect with professional groups outside the College.

This has been an excellent undertaking for the boys involved as they have been exposed to the challenges of writing for symphony orchestra as well as engaging with the state’s top professional group. The boys who will have their works premiered by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra are Daniel Aziz, Sebastian Lingane, Gavi Devendra, Matthew Zhao, Ben Marshall and Jackson Proper.

Following the performances, Sebastian Lingane (Year 12) was awarded the Symphony For Tomorrow prize which allows his work “The Ship”, to be recorded by QSO. Seb has been invited to attend the recording at ABC/QSO studios which is being produced by ABC Classic, conducted by Johannes Fritzsch.

Concert Details
Symphony for Tomorrow
Friday 8 November
6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
ABC Building, 114 Grey Street, South Brisbane
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