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The Gallipoli Symphony comes to Australia

Monday 13 July, 2015

Source: Senator The Hon. Michael Ronaldson, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Minister Assisting the Prime Mininster for the Centenary of Anzac Special Minister of State

The Australian and International premieres of the Gallipoli Symphony—a musical and visual journey which tells the story of the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign – were announced today by the Australian Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson.

Senator Ronaldson said the international premiere would be performed by the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra at the historic Hagia Irene in Istanbul on 4 August with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra to perform the Australian premiere in Brisbane on 24 November this year.

“I am pleased we have been able to work closely with the Turkish Government and the Queensland Government to bring this unique experience to Australian and Turkish audiences,” Senator Ronaldson said.

“Since being commissioned by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs in 2006, 11 composers from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey have worked over the course of a decade to compose the individual movements that comprise the symphony.

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