The Australian festival of chamber music

When

July 27 – August 5, 2018

Where

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Programme

Programme announced on March 6, 2018.

Tickets

Member pre-sale from March 7. Tickets on sale to public from April 4.

Bookings

1800 44 99 77 or visit afcm.com.au

Featured

  • AFCM, Karen Gomyo, Bach by Candlelight

BACH BY CANDLELIGHT (AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL OF CHAMBER MUSIC)

Writer Jessica Duchen and violinist Karen Gomyo ensure Bach’s music remains as fresh as ever.

  • Australian Festival of Chamber Music, AFCM, Grace Clifford

AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL OF CHAMBER MUSIC OPENING WEEKEND

From Bach and Lieder to world premieres and tango, the AFCM’s opening weekend delivers fresh, exciting programmes full of contrast and elan, writes Jessica Duchen.

  • Tine Thing Helseth, AFCM

We caught up with the Norwegian trumpeter in Townsville for the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville.
  • Kathryn Stott, AFCM, Australian Festival of Chamber Music

A close friend of Piers Lane, the British pianist admits he will be a hard act to follow. We talk to the AFCM’s new AD about old ideas and new brooms.

The versatile British clarinettist talks jazz, Messiaen and why he wants to try his hand at Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto.

  • Australian Festival of Chamber Music, AFCM, Townsville, Kathryn Stott

AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL OF CHAMBER MUSIC 2018 PROGRAM UNVEILED

Artistic Director Kathryn Stott has unveiled her first program for the Festival, with a swathe of new artists, premieres and plenty of old favourites.

Reviews

  • Australian Festival of Chamber Music, AFCM

The AFCM bids a fond farewell to Kathryn Stott’s first Festival as Artistic Director in a lavish, three-act gala.

  • AFCM

Musical love notes written in everything from chansons to tango – and an eight-cello Tristan.

  • AFCM, Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Pavel Fischer’s Mad Piper captivates Townsville in a lavish feast of folk-inspired music.
  • AFCM, Karen Gomyo, Bach by Candlelight

BACH BY CANDLELIGHT (AFCM 2018)

Writer Jessica Duchen and violinist Karen Gomyo ensure Bach’s music remains as fresh as ever.

  • Australian Festival of Chamber Music, AFCM, Grace Clifford

From Bach and Lieder to world premieres and tango, the AFCM’s opening weekend delivers fresh, exciting programmes full of contrast and elan, writes Jessica Duchen.

Francis Gouton and the Orava Quartet tackle a Schubert mammoth.

A Rolls Royce line-up takes a musical Winter Palace by storm.

It’s Bach, Jim, but not always as we know it.

A clever pairing is more than simply programming by numbers.

Don’t let the title fool you – these are classics as you don’t often hear them.

From Mozart’s Classical perfection to the dark turbulence of Taneyev, music shows it’s power to emote.

A marathon day of Bach brilliance, crowned by two astonishing Anderszewski performances.

Anderszewski, Qin and Dickson head an extraordinary musical evening.

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