Queensland Symphony Orchestra to Beatboxwith Tom Thumb

A sensational collaboration will take place between Queensland Symphony Orchestra and international beatbox star Tom Thumb, as fusions of modern sounds and classical heritage will be celebrated this May. 



The inaugural QSOCurrent will morph the music of the modern age with traditional masterpieces that promise an inspirational and unique performance. 


Four unforgettable world premieres will be showcased at South Brisbane and will be the highlight of the two-day event between May 15 and 16. 


These premieres include collaborations between the Queensland Symphony Orchestra highly respected Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra, Melbourne-based musician Tim Shiel, the inventive Australian ensemble Trichotomy and beatboxchampion Tom Thumb. 


Other stars amongst the talented line-up are composer and conductor Gordon Hamilton, The Australian Voices, Rafael Karlen Quartet and more. 


Legendary composer Phillip Glass will also be premiering his highly anticipated new body of work. 


QSOCurrent will showcase performances that blend orchestra with beatbox, jazz voice and improvisation


“We believe in collaboration with contemporary artists from Australia and across the world,” said Queensland Symphony Orchestra CEO Sophie Galaise.


QSO is passionate about creating extraordinary musical experiences for people of all ages and all walks of life,” she said. 


Free performances will also be held at the South Bank Parklands and the State Library of Queensland on both Friday and Saturday. 


Celebrate musical fusions this May with an event curated by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra itself, promising an exciting array of musical talent and uniqueness unlike any other production shown in Brisbane.


Words by Melanie Baker


Images provided by Queensland Symphony Orchestra


Details: QSOCurrent by Queensland Symphony Orchestra | South Bank Parklands, State Library of Queensland and Brisbane Powerhouse | May 15 until May 16 | Tickets from $15.00 to $40.00 | Free events shown