The Queensland Symphony Orchestra has a new home following today’s official opening of their modern state-of-the-art architecturally designed building right in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct at Southbank – another lasting legacy of the Federal Labor Government’s Economic Stimulus Plan.
Co-located with the ABC’s Brisbane headquarters and in close proximity to the City’s performing arts centre, gallery of modern art, art gallery and museum, the new building is fitted out with several music rooms, an orchestral studio, recording studio, office space and more.
As Queensland’s largest performing arts company, the Orchestra has played a vital role in the State’s cultural life since its formation in 1947, giving over 100 live performances each year to more than 100,000 people.
The investment we’ve made has given its 88 full-time musicians and 26 support staff the world class facilities they deserve.
In addition to the $9 million in Federal stimulus money, the $14 million facility also received $3 million from the Queensland Government and $2 million from the fundraising activities undertaken by the Orchestra itself.
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ABC Brisbane Building