Maryborough to host free youth orchestra concert


Queensland Youth Orchestra

Fraser Coast music lovers will have the opportunity to see a world-class youth orchestra perform in a free concert at the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough next month (Sunday 3 September).

Mayor George Seymour said the Queensland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is a 70-member symphony orchestra that has been formed for regional touring.

“The orchestra members range in age from 10 to 24 and play a broad range of popular classical repertoire from the baroque period through to the current day,” he said.

“This should be a fantastic concert and I encourage everyone to make the most of the opportunity to see some of the state’s most talented young musicians performing for free in our region.”

Cr Daniel Sanderson said the Fraser Coast had a colourful and energetic cultural life, and Council was keen to ensure the community had opportunities to appreciate arts, heritage and cultural diversity.

“Free live music is an important part of the Fraser Coast lifestyle and the orchestra initiative builds on other successful events such as the Brolga Live events that have been held in small communities right throughout the region and Food n Groove in Hervey Bay,” he said.

The Queensland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra free community concert is being held from 12pm to to 2pm on Sunday 3 September at the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough. No tickets are required.

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Cr Seymour said the first weekend in September would be a big weekend for events on the Fraser Coast.

“The inaugural Fraser Coast Flavours Festival is being held on Saturday 2 September at Seafront Oval in Hervey Bay with an array of street food eats, live entertainment and beverages from regional wineries and breweries,” he said.

“On Sunday 3 September, residents and visitors can watch the crew of the HMAS Maryborough II parade through the Maryborough CBD as part of a special ‘Freedom of Entry’ ceremony in the morning before heading to the Brolga Theatre for the free orchestra concert at midday.

“This time of year is a fantastic time to enjoy a range of events on the Fraser Coast.”

More details about upcoming events are available at