QSO Our Story. Your Story
background 70th anniversary
2017 marked the 70-year anniversary for the QSO. As part of the celebrations, QSO wanted to create an engaging online experience that took people through the key moments in their history
challenges a showstopper
Orchestrating 70 years of history
into a website experience that
Thanks to State Library Queensland, there was an overwhelming quantity of well-preserved historical papers, photography and audio-visual content. The challenge was how to present this seven-decade story in a structured but beautiful and intuitive way.
objectives a celebration
Proud of their history, QSO wanted to create an experience as rich and rewarding as their live performances, and to leave a legacy for a global audience.
- Celebrate 70 years of the QSO
- Shine a light on QSO's conductors
- Create a commemorative experience
- Engage educate, entertain and excite
insight the right stage
The project was originally earmarked to be an e-book. However, given the variety of interactive media, Khemistry recognised that web presented a fantastic opportunity to surprise and delight.
Web was the perfect platform.
Ability to grow and evolve
Presents large amounts of content
Integrates with other channels (sharable)
A living history
solution a modern masterpiece
Our story, Your story.
A sensory rich, commemorative website that celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
An audio-visual feast. The comprehensive site was an opportunity to spend hours - to get lost and immerse in the carefully curated content. Aided by an interactive timeline, users were free to explore QSO’s rich history and some of the finest classical recordings available online today.
our story. your story look. listen. learn
Slideshow imagery, interviews, guided narration
from QSO conductors and stirring QSO performances throughout,
made the site a living, breathing legacy.
qso history QLD history
The history of QSO is part of the history of Queensland
The comprehansive site offered something for everyone. Responsive for mobile, it was perfect for the commute to work experience - a chance to travel through time and music history
results crowd pleaser
A launch event with past and present QSO musicians and members, saw positive feedback from the 'go-live' date.
The site also exceeded expectations with:
Average user session
Awwward - Honourable mention
of visitors from tablet or mobile
Ultimately, this interactive legacy left our Queensland Symphony Orchestra client singing our praises