Added on 12-Jun-2007
IT may be the fault of convention, rather than the Gold Coast Convention Centre, that causes Gold Coasters to be denied the pleasure of seeing top-shelf, new age orchestral works in their own city.
The Queensland Orchestra, a magnificent group of musicians, usually only comes to the Gold Coast as part of its regional obligations. Modern performances of orchestral work, such as the superb Queen concert given at the Brisbane Convention Centre last Saturday, mostly are staged for the benefit of state capital audiences.
But the arrival of new wave orchestral music hopefully will encourage QO to stage more concerts on the Gold Coast. We believe the Gold Coast is culturally well-suited and more than ready to welcome the classic-cum-rock shows that are becoming the staple of capi