A highlight of Festival Cairns’ 2018 program is the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, which will fill Munro Martin Parklands with the sounds of cinema during its Superheroes performance on Saturday, September 1.

A full 60-piece orchestra will perform famous musical scores from such films as Superman, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean under the baton of conductor Guy Noble.

The full orchestra has not performed in Cairns since 2015, and it will be the first time Queensland Symphony Orchestra has performed in spectacular Munro Martin Parklands.

Sing and dance with popular children’s TV presenter Jay Laga’aia as he leads the Queensland Symphony Orchestra on a fun musical Superhero adventure. There’ll be super-power sounds, Jay’s favourite songs and the full force of the orchestra. Wear your costume and get ready to join in.

Jay has performed in a number of television shows including Water Rats, Street Legal, Home and Away and Playschool. He is well-known internationally for his role as Captain Typho in the films Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

Also featured in the program at Munro Martin Parklands are two emotive works arranged by Cairns local Rubina Kimiia and performed by group Sounds of AustraNesia and soloist Edward Lampton.

AustraNesia Music highlights artists of Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Melanesian and Polynesian heritage. It was created to give a platform and voice to artists’ original music from these regions in an effort to preserve the languages and maintain the use of traditional instruments as they tell our stories through contemporary song.

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra is renowned for its high-quality performances of both classical and modern compositions that engage audiences of all musical tastes, interests and ages. 

This program is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Gates open at 5pm with the showing starting at 7pm.
Cost is $31.50 for adults, $15.75 concession, $77 for families and those under 12 are admitted free.

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