THE FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL and BRISBANE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Team Up For ‘Strings Attached’


Brisbane’s premier venue, The Fortitude Music Hall is teaming up with the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and a unique selection of Australia’s finest touring talent for the inaugural ‘Strings Attached’ series kicking off in February 2021. 

Produced by The Fortitude Music Hall team in conjunction with Conductor Emeritus Antoni Bonetti & Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, ‘Strings Attached’ is possible thanks to the support from Federal Government’s RISE Grant initiative with recipients announced today.

Taking place quarterly at The Fortitude Music Hall, each ‘Strings Attached’ show will feature 25 members from Brisbane’s best-loved community orchestra onstage, performing alongside a different contemporary artist. 

Showcasing the depth, legacy, and brilliance of Australia’s deep pool of local talent, ‘Strings Attached’ is a collision of sonic worlds, making for a spectacular and memorable series of events for fans of both classical and contemporary music. The official line up of artists playing alongside BSO will be announced in early 2021.

The Brisbane Symphony Orchestra will be led by Antoni Bonetti, the Orchestra conductor and violinist. Bonetti is Music Director and Founding Conductor of the 70 member Brisbane Symphony Orchestra and Noosa Orchestra.

Antoni Bonetti says “Brisbane Symphony Orchestra is always pleased to accompany Australian contemporary artists and play music by Australian composers. We have a proud history of accompanying singers and instrumentalists and have in the past collaborated with Brisbane Band “Valtozash”. We often commission and perform Australian composers such as Elena Kats-Chernin and will be premiering a work of hers during our concert season this year.”

The Fortitude Music Hall‘s John Collins (JC) says the chance to pull together this kind of talent was a no-brainer. “We’re absolutely chuffed that the Federal Government have come on board to support this. It’s the first time we’ve done anything like it and it’s going to be so special hearing such a full sound behind some of our best talent with The Fortitude’s epic acoustics. Our team have a huge line up planned for the series and we can’t wait to share it with you.”

Federal Member for Brisbane Trevor Evans said “We’re thrilled to support Brisbane’s very own The Fortitude Music Hall and Queensland Symphony Orchestra on this unique and compelling event. It’s exciting to see live music back in Brisbane again and these concerts are a great step forward in helping the local arts community recover from what has been a very difficult year, for both artists and audiences. A strong and thriving creative and cultural sector is imperative in rebuilding our local economy after COVID-19”.

The Strings Attached line up will be announced in early 2021. 


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