Skip to content
Education Training, General News

Queensland Symphony Orchestra heads WEST this week

Queensland Symphony Orchestra 3 mins read
Queensland Symphony Orchestra musicians in Western Queensland (names in data)

Queensland Symphony Orchestra heads WEST this week


Regional Queensland is about to sound even better than it already does! From tomorrow, Monday 31 July to Thursday 3 August, Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Connect Ensemble will be in Chinchilla, Miles, Roma, and Tara as part of the Enrichment through Music (CMRT) Initiative. 


It’s an important initiative that sees regional and rural students and communities experience the QSO Connect Ensemble, up close, firsthand and in real life, and one student who can’t wait is Chinchilla State High School Grade 11 student Grant Dolbel.


Grant has been involved in CRMT since its inception and now plays in eight ensembles including being selected for two in Brisbane - Queensland Youth Orchestras Wind Symphony (principal percussionist) and the Young Conservatorium Wind Orchestra - plus he runs Chinchilla’s community Big Band rehearsals each week. He is just back from Scotland, after being selected for the Young Conservatorium Scotland tour to the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Scotland, at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow!


His mother, Amy Dolbel is a passionate supporter of QSO’s CMRT tour. 


“We’ve seen Grant’s passion for music grow every year since the QSO first visited Chinchilla. It’s been a very special musical journey for him, the visits and the involvement he’s had with QSO have shaped his commitment to music. We are so thankful to the QSO for reaching out to regional areas and exposing our communities to such beautiful music because we know first-hand the inspiring effect it can have, as it has for Grant,” she said.


Grant said he was excited about the return of the QSO to his hometown!


“I really enjoy the workshops with QSO and the community concert. Having the opportunity to learn from Mr (David) Montgomery (QSO Percussionist) over these years has been great, it’s helped me develop my skills and changed the way I approach my music. There’s no doubt in my mind that when I finish school, I’m pursuing music, to see where it takes me,” said Grant.


This unique annual regional tour sees QSO collaborate with local schools in each town, delivering workshops with students and providing professional development sessions for teachers, as well as playing side-by-side with community bands in Roma and Chinchilla in free community concerts.


This is the seventh year that QSO has toured under this program. Over this time 21 schools have been involved, with QSO hosting 63 student workshops and rehearsals, and performing 37 school concerts and 15 community concerts to a total of 3,155 avenue attendees. Importantly, 1,126 students have participated in the program, and 7,936 students have attended. The initiative is an innovative partnership with Australia Pacific LNG operated by Origin Energy.





All information at


Roma / Mandandanji - Tuesday August 1 @ 6:30PM


Musicians from QSO Connect Ensemble will perfrom with musicians from Maranoa Music, Roma District Combined Schools Concert Band and Roma District Combined Schools String Orchestra for this free community concert, conducted by Ingrid Martin.

No bookings required.


Tara – Wednesday August 2 @ 1:30PM


Musicians from Queensland Symphony Orchestra Connect Ensemble will perform a free concert for the Tara community.


Chinchilla / Jinchilla – Thursday August 3 @ 6:30PM


Musicians from QSO Connect Ensemble perform with musicians from Chinchilla Concert Band, Chinchilla State School, Chinchilla State High School and Chinchilla Christian College for this free community concert, conducted by Ingrid Martin.

No bookings required.


For further information, please visit


For more Queensland Symphony Orchestra media information, interviews, and additional imagery, please contact Kath Rose on 0416 291 493 or email



More from this category

  • Education Training, Environment
  • 05/12/2023
  • 15:41
ITECA Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia

Sydney To Host Next Year’s Australian Clean Economy Skills Symposium

Sydney has been selected as the host city for the 2024 Australian Clean Economy Skills Symposium, a groundbreaking event organised by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent skills training, higher education, and international education providers. “As the nation moves towards a clean economy, independent skills training and higher education providers will play a pivotal role in equipping the workforce with the necessary skills. The symposium’s primary focus is to identify how the skill requirements of businesses will evolve and how this transformation will generate demand for courses within the tertiary education sector,” said Troy…

  • Contains:
  • Education Training
  • 05/12/2023
  • 13:41
Torrens University

Applejack Hospitality and Torrens University announce exciting collaboration

Torrens University, renowned for its innovative and accessible education, and Applejack Hospitality, a prominent name in the hospitality industry, are thrilled to work together…

  • Contains:
  • Environment, General News
  • 05/12/2023
  • 10:26
RMIT University

Is your Christmas wish list sustainable?

The holidays can be packed with waste – from gift wrapping to excessive consumption, decorations and food. A sustainable consumerism expert provides their top tips on how to give the gift of sustainability this Christmas. Dr Marian Makkar, Senior Lecturer, Marketing Topics: Christmas, waste, sustainable and ethical gift giving, sustainable decorations “In a survey among consumers in Australia, 55% reported that they viewed sustainability as extremely important (Statista, 2023), a sentiment that was particularly prevalent with the Gen Z’s surveyed. “While they may believe being sustainable is important, it can often be confusing when consumers are inundated with sales – Black…

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time your distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.