Season Preview 2020

Camerata, Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, has announced its 2020 season, with singer-songwriter Lior kicking the year off in April with his collaboration with Nigel Westlake, Compassion. The ‘symphony of songs’ will be performed alongside Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue, Philip Glass’s Echorusfor two violins and string orchestra – written for Edna Michell and Yehudi Menuhin and featuring text by Allen Ginsberg (to be read here by actor Barbara Lowing) – and Joaquín Turina’s La oración del torero, or The Bullfighter’s Prayer. The program – which like all of Camerata’s mainstage concerts will be performed at the Empire Church Theatre, Toowoomba, and Brisbane’s QPAC – will also feature a ‘wild card mystery guest’.

Camerata Camerata, Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra. Photo supplied

‘A Shot of Baroque’ in June will see the ensemble perform music by Corelli, Handel, Purcell, Locatelli and Dall’Abaco, with a quartet of solo violinists: Sally-Ann Djachenko, Anne Horton, Jonny Ng, and Jason Tong.

Next year sees the return of the Sydney International Piano Competition, with the Grand Prize winner joining Camerata in August to perform a piano concerto of their choice, alongside Aaron Copland’s...

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