Fall under the spell of Music by the River

Published on 25 February 2019

Image 03 - 2018 Symphony by the River - Side view of the orchestra

Music by the River, featuring Canberra Symphony Orchestra, is proudly presented by Icon Water in partnership with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council.

There is something truly magical about live music by the water’s edge. Whether it’s the fresh open air, the still water of the river, or the ebb and flow of a musician’s melodies, we always find ourselves enchanted by the sights and sounds. This is the magical spell of Music by the River featuring the Canberra Symphony Orchestra proudly presented by Icon Water in partnership with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council.

This is the third year the Canberra Symphony Orchestra has played as part of Music by the River and the signature event has attracted music lovers from across the region.

Join us for some orchestral classics — pieces you’ll recognise as soon as you hear them. Held in Queen Elizabeth II Park on the banks of the Queanbeyan River, this concert is one the whole family will enjoy.

Those wanting an allocated seat can register following the links below or grab a spot on the lawn for free. Enjoy local wines and tasty food van favourites or bring along your own picnic for a fabulous night out.

People are encouraged to make a weekend of it in Queanbeyan by attending Music by the River on Saturday followed by a day of entertainment as part of the Multicultural Festival and Wheels Car Show on the Sunday.

“There is no better place to be on the first weekend in March than Queanbeyan,” QPRC Events Team Leader, Laura Shelley said.  

When: Saturday 2 March 2019 5pm – 8pm (performance from 6pm)
Where: Queen Elizabeth II Park, Queanbeyan
Parking: Ample parking is available in the Collett St car park opposite Queen Elizabeth II Park
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-by-the-river-featuring-canberra-symphony-orchestra-tickets-56151615995 
Experience Music by the River –
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Proudly presented by Icon Water in partnership with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council with support of Destination NSW


MOZART Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K.493: Overture 4’
HAYDN Symphony no.104, D major (London). 1st mvt. 8’
MASSENET Thais Meditation. 5’
BEETHOVEN Coriolanus Overture, op.62. 7’
HANDEL Solomon: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba. 4’
MOZART Symphony no.40, K.550, G minor. 1st and 4th mvt. 7’, 5’


ROSSINI L’Italiana in Algeri: Overture. 9’
HAYDN March for the Royal Society of Musicians. 4’
BARBER Adagio for strings. 8’
FAURE Pavane, op.50. 7’
MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides, op.26 (Fingal’s Cave). 10’