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Australian Festival of Chamber Music: The James Cook University Opening Night – PARADE

Townsville Civic Theatre 41 Boundary St, South Townsville
Let the parade begin! For our opening concert, we acknowledge the Wulgurukaba people on whose land we meet with our first Festival commission. Welcome Yorta Yorta composer, Deborah Cheetham. This program combines our beautiful heritage with sheer exuberance, so let 23 amazing musicians guide you through a vibrant 5 country…

Australian Festival of Chamber Music: Concert Conversations 1

St Patrick's College Auditorium 45 The Strand, Townsville
A brand new venue to kick off our first concert conversation this year! St Patrick’s College has a brand new purpose built hall and have graciously sponsored this weekend. Russell Torrance chats with Zoë Black, David Greco, Nexas Quartet, Imants Larsens, Lloyd Van’t Hoff and Deborah Cheetham.

Australian Festival of Chamber Music: Governor’s Gala – Ode to Joy

Townsville Civic Theatre 41 Boundary St, South Townsville
This Saturday evening concert is packed to the rafters! Ever wondered what would happen if 25 celebrated Australian composers all wrote miniature variations on Beethoven’s iconic theme Ode to Joy? Come and discover for yourself – this will be unique and not to be missed.

Australian Festival of Chamber Music: The Cleveland Bay Concert

St Patrick's College Auditorium 45 The Strand, Townsville
This Sunday morning concert has everything to set up your day. Mozart’s Piano Quartet and Weber’s lavish Clarinet Quintet form our classical pillars. Lachrymae by Britten in this rarely heard transcription, provides a moment for reflection. Altogether a magnificent morning medley. This concert is now included in the main Festival program and…

Australian Festival of Chamber Music: Queens Gardens Concert

Queens Gardens 15 Paxton St, North Wald
A wonderful afternoon in the park featuring the 1RAR Band, the Barrier Reef Orchestra and visiting AFCM artists Nicolas Fleury (horn), David Greco (baritone), Nexas Quartet (saxophone) and William Barton (didgeridoo). Works include Mack the Knife, There’ll be Life, Love and Laughter and excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro. Free event.

Australian Festival of Chamber Music: White Nights

The Ville Resort-Casino 67 Sir Leslie Thiess Dr, Townsville
Start with dinner at 6pm before the concert begins with a rare 19th century gem by Danish composer Niels Gade and a wonderful opportunity for another Octet. Prokofiev once wrote “Listening to bad music sometimes inspires good ideas”…hear the result of that thought tonight. Following beautiful Vocalise by Rachmaninov, let’s set your…

Australian Festival of Chamber Music: Ray Golding Concert Series – Brilliant Baroque

Townsville Civic Theatre 41 Boundary St, South Townsville
For lovers of Baroque music this is for you. Diana Doherty particularly wanted to perform the Duet by W.F. Bach and so begins this journey back in time. Our very own Winterschool strings take to the stage with pianist Kevin Chow but be ready for the Devil to put in an appearance.…