Classic Night of Mixed Musical Styles; What Do You Get When You Cross Ben Lee with an Orchestra? A Night You'll Never Forget

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Classic Night of Mixed Musical Styles; What Do You Get When You Cross Ben Lee with an Orchestra? A Night You'll Never Forget


Byline: shirley sinclair

THE Queensland Orchestra no doubt has had many enthusiastic and appreciative audiences over the years. But it would be rare - if ever - that these fine musicians would have fans literally dancing in the aisles.

To be fair, Australian singer-songwriter and all-round nice guy, Ben Lee, did have a little to do with the audience response at the TQO performance in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre last Sunday night.

But this marvellous marriage of musical styles was a triumph, nevertheless. Over two hours and 20 songs, both TQO and Ben Lee courted an eclectic mix of music lovers - from young teens through to rock music fans and well-to-do socialites to 70-something Queensland Orchestra subscribers who only came along to see what all the fuss was about.

Pairing rock stars with orchestras is certainly nothing new - everyone from Queen to Metallica have used orchestras in their recordings and even the occasional concert.

But it was always going to be a tough gig for both partners on Sunday night: pink shirt and jeans-wearing Ben Lee hoping to win over those of the classic TQO persuasion, while the black tuxedo and evening dress-clad TQO members had a point to prove to first-timers at one of their performances.

As it turned out, both were at the top of their game.

The concert was only the second time Lee had played with an orchestra, and he told the audience after his opening: "I feel very blessed to be able to do this. I feel like someone who's allowed to sit at the grown-ups' table. …

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