On March 26, 1947, the newly-formed Queensland Symphony Orchestra gave their first public concert at Brisbane’s City Hall, in front of an audience of 2,500 people.
The concert was supported by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission), the Queensland State Government and the Brisbane City Council. Percy Code was the guest conductor for the event.
A 24-page program from this historically significant concert has been digitised by SLQ and can be viewed online.
- QSO – Our Story, Your Story – a history of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra
- Commemorating 70 years of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Do you have any materials (old flyers, posters, stickers, reviews, tickets, recordings, films, videos, photos, letters and other memorabilia) from Queensland’s music scene needing a new home? This material has a valuable place in our music history and cultural heritage and should be looked after and preserved for current and future generations. Please contact our specialist librarian, Laurel Dingle about any material you think should come to the library.
Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland