In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, and based on advice received from the Australian Government and health authorities, we regret to announce that our concert From Darkness to Light: Beethoven 7 has been cancelled. 

The decision to cancel From Darkness to Light: Beethoven 7, due to take place on Sunday 17 May 2020 at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre was not taken lightly, but it is in the best interests of the health and safety of our staff, students, partners, and event patrons.

All patrons affected by the cancellation will be contacted directly by QPAC and will receive a full refund.


Experience a program that offers hope in times of uncertainty, storm and stress; two darkly compelling masterpieces from Soviet-era Russia set alongside Beethoven's evergreen 7th Symphony. 

The UQ Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fabian Russell will be joined by the Queensland Wind Orchestra and a number of Brisbane high schools for Stravinsky's monumental and awe-inspiring Symphony of Psalms. Soloist Anna Grinberg will then perform Shostakovich's madcap and bleakly humorous Piano Concerto in C Minor. Finally, the enduring light of Beethoven offers a ray of hope as vitally important now as it was over 200 years ago, as musicians from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra join UQ students for Beethoven's beloved 7th Symphony.

Proudly presented by The University of Queensland’s School of Music in association with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Wind Orchestra, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Mt St Michael's College, Ambrose Treacy College, St Laurence’s College and Clayfield College, as part of the UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Concert Series.




Symphony of Psalms - Igor Stravinsky

Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra, Opus 35 - Dmitri Shostakovich (Soloists: Anna Grinberg and Tristram Williams)

Symphony No. 7 in A, Opus 92 - Ludwig van Beethoven



The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St, South Brisbane
Concert Hall