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29 July to 07 August 2022
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Festival Program

Friday 29 July 2022

3:30 pm Townsville Grammar School

Winterschool Outreach

8:00 pm Townsville Civic Theatre

The James Cook University Opening Night - New Beginnings

Back with a bang! Finally, we have the chance to come together and celebrate our beautiful art form in Townsville for the first time in three years. Let’s celebrate! 

On opening night, we welcome Festival artists performing music that signifies New Beginnings and all things natural. From the belated world premiere of Deborah Cheetham’s Welcome to the Country - Nginda Ngarrini Bi Ngya, through Berio’s Opus Number Zoo, to Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals we will perform some of the finest music that nature has to offer.

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AFCM FRIENDS $79 

ADULTS $88

CONCESSION $83

DIGITAL TICKET $24


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted. Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.


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Concert Details

DARIUS MILHAUD
La Creation du Monde for Ensemble, Op. 81
Paul Dean, Elizabeth Layton, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Daniel de Borah, Trish Dean

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Grande Sestetto Concertante for String Sextet after the Sinfonia Concertante, K.364
Simon Oswell, Elina Faskhi, Corey Cerovsek, Jack Liebeck, Benjamin Roskams, Julian Smiles

COLE PORTER
Begin the Beguine
Kristian Chong, Lotte Betts-Dean

FRANK LOESSER
Guilty Pleasure - The Inchworm
Kristian Chong, Lotte Betts-Dean

LUCIANO BERIO
Opus Number Zoo
Peter Luff, Alison Mitchell, Emmanuel Cassimatis, David Mitchell, Paul Dean

PETERIS VASKS
String Quartet No. 3
Goldner String Quartet

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Le carnaval des animaux for Ensemble
Elizabeth Layton, Brigid Coleridge, Paul Dean, Alison Mitchell, Jacob Enoka, Phoebe Russell, Daniel Grimwood, Kristian Chong, Simon Oswell, Michael Goldschlager

Saturday 30 July 2022

10:00 am The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Concert Conversations

CONCERT CONVERSATIONS NUMBER ONE

These highly entertaining morning concerts begin with Artistic Director Jack Liebeck chatting to visiting Festival musicians about all sorts of fascinating personal and professional aspects of their lives. This is followed by a 45-minute performance. Includes light refreshments beforehand.

Jack Liebeck and Damien Beaumont interview Lotte Betts Dean, Emmanual Cassimatis, Alice Giles and Paul Dean.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $73 

ADULTS $81

CONCESSION $77 


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted).

Companion cards accepted. Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

INTERVIEW
Interview Guests
Emmanuel Cassimatis, Alice Giles, Paul Dean, Jack Liebeck, Lotte Betts-Dean

MANUEL DE FALLA
Siete canciones populares españolas
Alice Giles, Lotte Betts-Dean

PAUL DEAN
Lockdown Miniatures
Emmanuel Cassimatis, Alice Giles

CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Guilty Pleasure - Prelude for Piano, “La fille aux cheveux de lin,” from Book I, [The Girl with the Flaxen Hair]
Alice Giles

PAUL DEAN
Suite for Clarinet and Cello
Paul Dean, Trish Dean

2:30 pm Townsville Civic Theatre - C2

AFCM Illuminates

AFCM ILLUMINATES I - EINSTEIN'S UNIVERSE

Presented by Brian Foster with Jack Liebeck on violin.

Professor Brian Foster OBE FRS of Oxford University and Jack Liebeck collaborate to highlight Einstein’s science and his love of music, and in particular, the violin. Einstein’s Universe explores his scientific work on quantum mechanics with an introduction to his life and involvement with music and how his ideas have shaped our concepts of space, time, and the evolution of the Universe. Musical accompaniment is from J.S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, some of Einstein’s favourite music and punctuated by other musical interludes.

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AFCM FRIENDS $25

ADULTS $30

CONCESSION $27 


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted. Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

5:00 pm Townsville Civic Theatre

Sunset Series

EINSTEIN'S MUSIC

Named after the founder of the Festival, these one-hour concerts are a terrific starting point for newcomers as well as a chance for those who know their music well to hear favourite works. There are five Sunset Series concerts over the Festival period. 

Albert Einstein was, as you may have discovered in the inaugural AFCM Illuminates lecture earlier in the day, a keen amateur violinist and lover of the music of Bach and Mozart. Tonight we hear pieces of music that Einstein undoubtedly played himself (often dragging students in Princeton off the street to play duets) as well as music that is dedicated to or inspired by his physics. Paul Dean’s A Brief History was written for Jack Liebeck to perform with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2019, here specially arranged for AFCM, it is dedicated to perhaps one of Einstein’s only real intellectual peers, Professor Stephen Hawking.

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AFCM FRIENDS $51

ADULTS $56

CONCESSION $54

DIGITAL TICKET: FREE


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted. Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.


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Concert Details

PAUL DEAN
A Brief History
Lloyd Van't Hoff, Elizabeth Layton, Jack Liebeck, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Phoebe Russell, Alice Giles, Elina Faskhi, David Mitchell, Simon Oswell, Emmanuel Cassimatis, Daniel de Borah, Peter Luff, Alison Mitchell, Trish Dean, Jacob Enoka, Benjamin Roskams, Paul Dean, Ann Carew, Amiti String Quartet, Corey Cerovsek

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Sonata in E minor for Violin and Piano, K. 304
Jack Liebeck, Daniel Grimwood

BACH
Sonata in G minor for Violin, BWV 1001
Brigid Coleridge

ERNEST BLOCH
From Jewish Life
Kristian Chong, Michael Goldschlager

BOHUSLAV MARTINU
Five Madrigal Stanzas H.297
Corey Cerovsek, Kristian Chong

6:30 pm Festival Garden Grand Tent

Winterschool Outreach

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8:00 pm Townsville Civic Theatre

Governor's Gala A Joyful Fantasy!

The musical fantasy has always been a way for a composer to have free reign to express themselves without the structure that many other styles of music require. Here we discover six wonderful Fantasies and then finally have the chance to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our resident Goldner String Quartet with their special commission featuring 25 fantastical variations on Ode to Joy, The Goldner Variations.

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AFCM FRIENDS $79 

ADULTS $88

CONCESSION $83 

DIGITAL TiCKET $24


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted. Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.


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Concert Details

MALCOLM ARNOLD
Fantasy for Horn, Op.88
Peter Luff

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Phantasy Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 2
Emmanuel Cassimatis, Simon Oswell, Brigid Coleridge, Michael Goldschlager

VIKTOR ULLMANN
Hölderlin Lieder - 1. Abendphantasie
Daniel de Borah, Lotte Betts-Dean

FRANZ DOPPLER
Hungarian Pastorale Fantasy Op.26
Alison Mitchell, Daniel Grimwood

VERNE REYNOLDS
Fantasy-Etudes for Bassoon and Percussion
David Mitchell, Jacob Enoka, Ian Brunskill

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Fantaisie in A major for Violin and Harp, Op.124
Alice Giles, Jack Liebeck

VARIOUS
Goldner Variations on 'Ode to Joy'
Goldner String Quartet

Sunday 31 July 2022

11:00 am St James' Cathedral

Sunday Morning Concert

Enjoy a blissful morning of musical performances among the wonderful acoustics of St James' Cathedral.

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WAITLIST ONLY AVAILABLE

AFCM FRIENDS $60 

ADULTS $67

CONCESSION $64 


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted. Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
Alison Mitchell, Alice Giles, Benjamin Roskams

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN
Guilty Pleasure - Nocturne in C sharp minor Op.27 No.1
Kristian Chong, Elizabeth Layton

REBECCA CLARKE
Piano Trio
Kristian Chong, Corey Cerovsek, Elina Faskhi

FAURÉ
Guilty Pleasure - Morceau de Concours
Alice Giles, Alison Mitchell

PABLO DE SARASATE
Guilty Pleasure - Introduction and Tarantella, Op.43
Daniel Grimwood, Corey Cerovsek

CÉSAR FRANCK
Quintet in F minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello
Brigid Coleridge, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Daniel de Borah, Trish Dean, Benjamin Roskams

4:00 pm Festival Garden Grand Tent

Festival Garden Concert

This free concert sees visiting musicians perform alongside local groups in our AFCM Festival Garden. Bring your picnic, a rug, or some chairs and enjoy this entertaining concert for all ages. A great selection of food and beverage options will be available in the Festival Garden for purchase.

FREE EVENT

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FREE EVENT

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JOHN BARRY
Out of Africa: Theme
Peter Luff

JOHN WILLIAMS
Schindler's List
Jack Liebeck

RICHARD RODGERS
Edelweiss
Lotte Betts-Dean

RANDY NEWMAN
You've Got a Friend in me
Lotte Betts-Dean

7:30 pm The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Sunday Night Dinner & Concert - the 22's

THE 22'S

Here we discover four works that straddle as many centuries, all composed in their respective 22nd year. From 1722 we have Albinoni’s much loved Oboe Concerto, 1822 features Mendelssohn’s neglected but delightful Piano Quartet No. 1, 1922 has Peter Warlock’s wonderful song cycle setting poems by W.B. Yeats, and last but not least for 2022 we give the world premiere of composer-in-residence Paul Dean’s specially written Concerto for Small Orchestra. This evening includes dinner and drinks before the concert.​

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AFCM FRIENDS $135

ADULTS $150

DIGITAL TICKET $24


Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.


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Concert Details

TOMASO ALBINONI
Concerto in D minor for Oboe, Strings, and Continuo, Op. 9, No. 2
Emmanuel Cassimatis, Phoebe Russell, Goldner String Quartet, Daniel Grimwood

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Quartet in C minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 1
Corey Cerovsek, Daniel Grimwood, Benjamin Roskams, Michael Goldschlager

PETER WARLOCK
The Curlew for Tenor, Flute, English Horn, and Strings
Simon Oswell, Corey Cerovsek, Emmanuel Cassimatis, Alison Mitchell, Brigid Coleridge, Trish Dean, Lotte Betts-Dean

PAUL DEAN
Concerto for Small Orchestra
Trish Dean, Benjamin Roskams, Brigid Coleridge, Peter Luff, Jacob Enoka, Alison Mitchell, Emmanuel Cassimatis, Jack Liebeck, Daniel Grimwood, Alice Giles, Phoebe Russell, Lloyd Van't Hoff, David Mitchell, Simon Oswell, Corey Cerovsek, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Paul Dean, Michael Goldschlager

Monday 1 August 2022

10:00 am The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Concert Conversations

CONCERT CONVERSATIONS NUMBER TWO

These highly entertaining morning concerts begin with Artistic Director Jack Liebeck chatting to visiting Festival musicians about all sorts of fascinating personal and professional aspects of their lives. This is followed by a 45-minute performance. Includes light refreshments beforehand.

Jack Liebeck and Damien Beaumont chat to Phoebe Russell, Alison Mitchell, Daniel de Borah, Trish Dean and Natsuko Yoshimoto.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $73 

ADULTS $81

CONCESSION $77


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

INTERVIEW
Interview Guests
Alison Mitchell, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Phoebe Russell, Trish Dean, Daniel de Borah

ACKER BILK
Guilty Pleasure - Stranger on the Shore
Paul Dean

MAURICE RAVEL
Guilty Pleasure - Habanera
Phoebe Russell, Daniel de Borah

OSVALDO GOLIJOV
Lullaby and Doina
Phoebe Russell, Paul Dean, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Alison Mitchell, Trish Dean, Benjamin Roskams

LEONARD COHEN
Guilty Pleasure - Hallelujah
Trish Dean

FRANZ SCHREKER
Der Wind
Daniel de Borah, Peter Luff, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Paul Dean, Trish Dean

PERCY GRAINGER
Guilty Pleasure - Irish Tune from County Derry
Daniel de Borah

1:00 pm The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Advanced Winterschool

FREE MASTERCLASS

Watch as acclaimed national and international artists coach emerging young musicians in free hour-long public masterclasses.

3:00 pm Festival Garden

Satellite Events

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5:00 pm Townsville Civic Theatre

Sunset Series

IN MEMORIAM

​This concert is dedicated to Martin Dickson AM​

Named after the founder of the Festival, these one-hour concerts are a terrific starting point for newcomers as well as a chance for those who know their music wel to hear favourite works. Enjoy music by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi and more, including premiere works from composer-in residence Paul Dean.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $51

ADULTS $56

CONCESSION $54


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

JEAN SIBELIUS
Pelléas and Mélisande: The Death of Mélisande
Corey Cerovsek, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Phoebe Russell, Alison Mitchell, Emmanuel Cassimatis, Paul Dean, David Mitchell, Peter Luff, Jacob Enoka, Trish Dean, Benjamin Roskams

ARNOLD BAX
In Memoriam (1916)
Alice Giles, Emmanuel Cassimatis, Simon Oswell, Elina Faskhi, Elizabeth Layton, Corey Cerovsek

PAUL DEAN
Blue Ginger
Jack Liebeck, Paul Dean, Daniel de Borah, Trish Dean, Benjamin Roskams

JOHN WILLIAMS
Elegy
Daniel Grimwood, Trish Dean

BEDRICH SMETANA
Trio in G minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 15
Jack Liebeck, Daniel Grimwood, Michael Goldschlager

6:30 pm Festival Garden Grand Tent

Satellite Events

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WILLIAM BARTON
Improvisations
William Barton

8:00 pm Townsville Civic Theatre

Evening Series

ENTENTE CORDIALE

These full-length evening concerts present a wonderful range of repertoire from classic favourites to lesser-known works and exciting new commissions.

In the first of our Evening Series concerts, the historic 1904 Entente Cordiale agreement between the British and French ended a long period of antagonism between these two great nations. That cross-border cooperation sent our Artistic Director on a quest to discover music from both sides of The Channel composed in that same year

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $62 

ADULTS $69

CONCESSION $65


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

EDWARD ELGAR
Introduction and Allegro, Op.47
Elizabeth Layton, Brigid Coleridge, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Simon Oswell, Elina Faskhi, Phoebe Russell, Advanced Winterschool Strings, Goldner String Quartet, Benjamin Roskams, Peter Luff, Michael Goldschlager

ADELA MADDISON
Piano Quintet
Jack Liebeck, Elizabeth Layton, Elina Faskhi, Kristian Chong, Benjamin Roskams

CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Danse sacrée et Danse profane
Alice Giles, Corey Cerovsek, Brigid Coleridge, Simon Oswell, Michael Goldschlager, Phoebe Russell

MAURICE RAVEL
Quartet in F major for Strings
Goldner String Quartet

Tuesday 2 August 2022

4:00 pm Orpheus Island

ISLAND CONCERT

ON ORPHEUS ISLAND

A sell-out event every year and for good reason, this unique concert delivers enchanting music on the remote end of Orpheus Island. Enjoy a spectacular day of sunshine and music, with some whale watching along the way! A two-hour fast cat ferry ride gets you there with time to explore the island’s beauty, perhaps swim, before settling down on the beach to enjoy an hour of musical bliss. Our AFCM artists have chosen perfect pieces for you to enjoy in this stunning setting. A sunset cruise back to Townsville follows, with food & wine included.

12:30PM Depart Breakwater Ferry Terminal 

4:00PM Concert6:00PM Depart Orpheus Island

8:00PM Arrive back at Breakwater Ferry Terminal

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WAITLIST ONLY AVAILABLE

AFCM FRIENDS $235

ADULTS $250


Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

WILLIAM BARTON
Improvisations
William Barton

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Divertimento, K. 439b
Peter Luff, Alison Mitchell, Paul Dean

PÄRT
Estländler
Alison Mitchell

ARTHUR BLISS
The Dandelion
Paul Dean, Lotte Betts-Dean

AARON COPLAND
As It Fell Upon A Day
Alison Mitchell, Paul Dean, Lotte Betts-Dean

CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Syrinx for Flute
Alison Mitchell

MARGARET SUTHERLAND
Three Songs for Voice and Clarinet
Paul Dean, Lotte Betts-Dean

VINCENT PLUSH
Bakery Hill Rising
Peter Luff, Peter Luff

6:00 pm Winterschool Outreach

Winterschool Outreach

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DAVID SEQUEIRA
Invisible Realities
Lloyd Van't Hoff, Amiti String Quartet

Wednesday 3 August 2022

10:00 am The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Concert Conversations

CONCERT CONVERSATIONS NUMBER THREE

These highly entertaining morning concerts begin with Artistic Director Jack Liebeck chatting to visiting Festival musicians about all sorts of fascinating personal and professional aspects of their lives. This is followed by a 45-minute performance. Includes light refreshments beforehand.

Jack Liebeck and Damien Beaumont interview Daniel Grimwood, Brigid Coleridge, David Mitchell and Charlotte Bonneton.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $73

ADULTS $81

CONCESSION $77


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

INTERVIEW
Interview Guests
Brigid Coleridge, David Mitchell, Daniel Grimwood, Benjamin Roskams

TRADITIONAL
Guilty Pleasure - The Cat's Scratch Reel
Brigid Coleridge

Ben Roskams Talks about collecting instrument bows
Benjamin Roskams

TIMOTHY CONSTABLE
Fantasy on a Theme by Iannis Xenakis
Timothy Constable, Timothy Constable

MATTHEW HINDSON
Guilty Pleasure - Love Serenade
David Mitchell, Daniel de Borah

HERBERT HOWELLS
Fantasy String Quartet Op.25
Goldner String Quartet

1:00 pm The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Advanced Winterschool

FREE MASTERCLASS

Watch as acclaimed national and international artists coach emerging young musicians in free hour-long public masterclasses

5:00 pm Townsville Civic Theatre

Sunset Series

LOVING DEDICATIONS

Named after the founder of the Festival, these one-hour concerts are a terrific starting point for newcomers as well as a chance for those who know their music well to hear favourite works. Enjoy music by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi and more, including premiere works from composer-in residence Paul Dean.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $51

ADULTS $56

CONCESSION $54


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

LUCIANO BERIO
Folk Songs arranged for Mezzo-soprano, Winds, Strings, Harp and Percussion
Paul Dean, Alice Giles, Alison Mitchell, Trish Dean, Jacob Enoka, Timothy Constable, Benjamin Roskams, Lotte Betts-Dean

PAUL DEAN
Concerto for Cello and Wind Quintet
David Mitchell, Paul Dean, Emmanuel Cassimatis, Alison Mitchell, Peter Luff, Trish Dean

8:00 pm Townsville Civic Theatre

Evening Series

SEASONS WITH A TWIST

These full-length evening concerts present a wonderful range of repertoire from classic favourites to lesser known works and exciting new commissions. Immerse yourself in the sound of music almost each night of the Festival.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $62

ADULTS $69

CONCESSION $65 


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

BACH
Concerto in D minor for Keyboard, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 1052
Kirsty McCahon, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Corey Cerovsek, Donald Nicolson, Benjamin Roskams, Michael Goldschlager

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Concerto Grosso in G major, Op.6 No.1
Simon Oswell, Elina Faskhi, Elizabeth Layton, Phoebe Russell, Brigid Coleridge, Dene Olding, Dimity Hall, Julian Smiles, Donald Nicolson

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Lascia ch'io pianga fr. Rinaldo
Simon Oswell, Phoebe Russell, Elizabeth Layton, Elina Faskhi, Brigid Coleridge, Donald Nicolson, Lotte Betts-Dean

ANTONIO VIVALDI
Concerto in E major for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, RV 269, Op. 8, No. 1, “Spring” from The Four Seasons
Jack Liebeck, Brigid Coleridge, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Imants Larsens, Kirsty McCahon, Donald Nicolson, Trish Dean

WILLIAM BARTON
Improvisation
William Barton

ANTONIO VIVALDI
Concerto in G minor for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, RV 315, Op. 8, No. 2, “Summer” from The Four Seasons
Jack Liebeck, Brigid Coleridge, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Imants Larsens, Kirsty McCahon, Donald Nicolson, Trish Dean

WILLIAM BARTON
Improvisation
William Barton

ANTONIO VIVALDI
Concerto in F major for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, RV 293, Op. 8, No. 3, “Autumn” from The Four Seasons
Jack Liebeck, Brigid Coleridge, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Imants Larsens, Kirsty McCahon, Donald Nicolson, Trish Dean

WILLIAM BARTON
Improvisation
William Barton

ANTONIO VIVALDI
Concerto in F minor for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, RV 297, Op. 8, No. 4, “Winter” from The Four Seasons
Jack Liebeck, Brigid Coleridge, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Imants Larsens, Kirsty McCahon, Donald Nicolson, Trish Dean

WILLIAM BARTON
Improvisation
William Barton

Thursday 4 August 2022

10:00 am The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Concert Conversations

CONCERT CONVERSATIONS NUMBER FOUR

These highly entertaining morning concerts begin with Artistic Director Jack Liebeck chatting to visiting Festival musicians about all sorts of fascinating personal and professional aspects of their lives. This is followed by a 45-minute performance. Includes light refreshments beforehand.

Jack Liebeck and Damien Beaumont interview William Barton, Donald Nicolson, Corey Cerovsek and Elizabeth Layton.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $73 

ADULTS $81

CONCESSION $77


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

INTERVIEW
Interview Guests
Donald Nicolson, Corey Cerovsek, William Barton, Elizabeth Layton

MAURICE RAVEL
Guilty Pleasure - Pavane pour une infante dèfunte
Natsuko Yoshimoto, Alice Giles

WILLIAM BARTON
Square Circles Beneath the Red Desert Sand
Corey Cerovsek, Elizabeth Layton, Imants Larsens, William Barton, Michael Goldschlager

AULIS SALLINEN
Dance Music Suite, Op.107
Elizabeth Layton, James Crabb, Kristian Chong, Elina Faskhi

1:00 pm The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Advanced Winterschool

FREE MASTERCLASS

Watch as acclaimed national and international artists coach emerging young musicians in free hour-long public masterclasses.

5:00 pm Townsville Civic Theatre

Sunset Series

BAROQUE MAGNIFICO

Named after the founder of the Festival, these one-hour concerts are a terrific starting point for newcomers as well as a chance for those who know their music wel to hear favourite works. Enjoy music by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi and more, including premiere works from composer-in residence Paul Dean.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $51 

ADULTS $56 

CONCESSION $54


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

ANTONIO VIVALDI
Concerto in G minor for Strings and Continuo, RV 153
Elizabeth Layton, Brigid Coleridge, Imants Larsens, Kirsty McCahon, David Mitchell, Donald Nicolson, Michael Goldschlager

EVARISTO DALL'ABACO
Oboe Concerto in C Major, Op.5 No.5
Emmanuel Cassimatis, David Mitchell, Brigid Coleridge, Kirsty McCahon, Imants Larsens, Elizabeth Layton, Donald Nicolson, Michael Goldschlager

ANTONIO VIVALDI
Concerto in F major for Violin, Accordion, Strings, and Continuo, RV 542
Jack Liebeck, James Crabb, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Simon Oswell, Trish Dean, Kirsty McCahon, Benjamin Roskams

EVARISTO DALL'ABACO
Concerto a quattro da chiesa in D Minor, Op.2 No.1
David Mitchell, Trish Dean, Kirsty McCahon, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Donald Nicolson, Benjamin Roskams

JOHANN DAVID HEINICHEN
Oboe Concerto in G Minor, S.237
Emmanuel Cassimatis, David Mitchell, Corey Cerovsek, Elina Faskhi, Kirsty McCahon, Irina Morozova, Imants Larsens, Elizabeth Layton, Donald Nicolson

ARCANGELO CORELLI
Concerto Grosso in D major for Strings and Continuo, Op. 6, No. 4
David Mitchell, Elina Faskhi, Kirsty McCahon, Irina Morozova, Imants Larsens, Donald Nicolson, Brigid Coleridge, Jack Liebeck

6:30 pm Townsville Civic Theatre - C2

AFCM Illuminates

AFCM ILLUMINATES III - SEA CONSERVATION

Dr Naomi Gardiner from James Cook University takes a deep dive into the wonders of life on coral reefs and the connections we all have. Wonder at the extraordinary navigation skills and social lives of tiny fish, the inquisitive whale visitors, and the work of fishing communities in Asia to restore ocean health.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $25

ADULTS $30

CONCESSION $27


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

8:00 pm Townsville Civic Theatre

Evening Series

OCEANS 13 - MUSIC OUT OF THE BLUE

These full-length evening concerts present a wonderful range of repertoire from classic favourites to lesser known works and exciting new commissions. Immerse yourself in the sound of music almost each night of the Festival.

The power and scale of the ocean, immense, dangerous and beautiful as it is, has been an inspiration to so many artists and composers. Here we discover all this from the comfort of the Townsville Civic Theatre, luckily without the need for a life vest!

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $62 

ADULTS $69

CONCESSION $65


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

ERNEST CHAUSSON
Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op.19
Goldner String Quartet, Daniel de Borah, Lotte Betts-Dean

TORU TAKEMITSU
Toward the Sea, for Alto Flute and Harp
Alison Mitchell, Alice Giles

PAUL DEAN
The Sea Meets Infinity
Paul Dean, Timothy Constable

MAURICE RAVEL
Selections from Miroirs for Piano: Une barque sur l'Ocean
Daniel Grimwood

BEDRICH SMETANA
Concert Etude Op.17 “On the Seashore - Reminiscence”
Kristian Chong

CLAUDE DEBUSSY
La Mer
Corey Cerovsek, Elina Faskhi, Daniel Grimwood

Friday 5 August 2022

10:00 am The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Concert Conversations

CONCERT CONVERSATIONS NUMBER FIVE

These highly entertaining morning concerts begin with Artistic Director Jack Liebeck chatting to visiting Festival musicians about all sorts of fascinating personal and professional aspects of their lives. This is followed by a 45-minute performance. Includes light refreshments beforehand.

Jack Liebeck and Damien Beaumont interview Jamal Aliyev, James Crabb, Kristy McCahon and Simon Oswell.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $73 

ADULTS $81

CONCESSION $77


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted).

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

INTERVIEW
Interview Guests
James Crabb, Kirsty McCahon, Simon Oswell, Michael Goldschlager

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano, Op. 113
Daniel de Borah, Simon Oswell

KATE MOORE
Icarus Song
Kirsty McCahon

KIRSTY MCCAHON
Flying with Francesca
Kirsty McCahon

MARK SUMMER
Julie-O
Michael Goldschlager

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Guilty Pleasure - The Magic Flute: Ach, ich fühl's
Imants Larsens, Daniel de Borah

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
The Lark Ascending
Jack Liebeck, James Crabb

1:00 pm The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Advanced Winterschool

CONCERT

Be entertained by Australia’s finest young talent showcasing all they’ve learned from their 10 days of coaching.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $25 

ADULTS $30

CONCESSION $27



Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

2:30 pm The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Satellite Events

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Interview
Jack Liebeck, Damien Beaumont

5:00 pm Townsville Civic Theatre

Sunset Series

POEMS & PRAYERS

Named after the founder of the Festival, these one-hour concerts are a terrific starting point for newcomers as well as a chance for those who know their music wel to hear favourite works. Enjoy music by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi and more, including premiere works from composer-in residence Paul Dean.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $51

ADULTS $56

CONCESSION $54 



Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

BRETT DEAN
Poems and Prayers: Literature & A Child is a Grub
Daniel Grimwood, Lotte Betts-Dean

SOFIA GUBAIDULINA
De Profundis
James Crabb

BERNARD ANDRÈS
Chants d'arrière-saison
Alice Giles, Peter Luff

FLORENCE PRICE
Piano Quintet in A minor
Corey Cerovsek, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Imants Larsens, Elina Faskhi, Kristian Chong

MARK SUMMER
Julie-O

8:00 pm Townsville Civic Theatre

Evening Series

THE SILVER SCREEN

These full-length evening concerts present a wonderful range of repertoire from classic favourites to lesser known works and exciting new commissions. Immerse yourself in the sound of music almost each night of the Festival.

What would the movie experience be like without the musical soundtrack that provides so much of the emotion and unspoken narrative of a film?  We will hear music from the Silver Screen, from the earliest exponents of the art form to the present-day giants. This will be a program filled with emotion and joy and will no doubt get the spine tingling.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $62

ADULTS $69

CONCESSION $65


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

DARIO MARIANELLI
Jane Eyre: Suite
Jack Liebeck, Daniel de Borah

ENNIO MORRICONE
Guilty Pleasure - Gabriel's Oboe, fr. The Mission
Simon Oswell, Daniel de Borah

ROBERT CONSTABLE
Silent Film Music
Timothy Constable, Daniel de Borah

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Tanti anni prima
James Crabb

FREDERICK LOEWE
My Fair Lady: I could have danced all night
James Crabb, Lotte Betts-Dean

CHARLIE CHAPLIN
Modern Times: Smile
James Crabb, Lotte Betts-Dean

HENRY MANCINI
Moon River fr. Breakfast at Tiffany's
James Crabb, Lotte Betts-Dean

JOHN BARRY
Guilty Pleasure - Out of Africa: Theme
Peter Luff, Goldner String Quartet

SAMUEL BARBER
String Quartet, Op.11: Adagio
Jack Liebeck, Corey Cerovsek, Imants Larsens, Julian Smiles

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD
Quintet in E major for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 15
Goldner String Quartet, Daniel Grimwood

Saturday 6 August 2022

10:00 am The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Concert Conversations

CONCERT CONVERSATIONS NUMBER SIX

These highly entertaining morning concerts begin with Artistic Director Jack Liebeck chatting to visiting Festival musicians about all sorts of fascinating personal and professional aspects of their lives. This is followed by a 45-minute performance. Includes light refreshments beforehand.

Jack Liebeck and Damien Beaumont Interview Timothy Constable, Kristian Chong, Peter Luff and Elina Faskhi.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $73

ADULTS $81

CONCESSION $77


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

INTERVIEW
Interview Guests
Elina Faskhi, Peter Luff, Timothy Constable, Kristian Chong

BACH
Guilty Pleasure - Sonata for unaccompanied Violin in A minor, BWV 1003, Fuga
Kristian Chong

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Guilty Pleasure - Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for Solo Oboe, Op. 49
Emmanuel Cassimatis

BACH
Sonata for Flute and Piano (or Harpsichord) in E-flat major, BWV 1031
Timothy Constable, Alison Mitchell, Elina Faskhi

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Guilty Pleasure - Oblivion
James Crabb, Elina Faskhi

BON JOVI
Livin' on a Prayer
James Crabb

PICFORTH
In nomine
Daniel Grimwood

1:30 pm Townsville Civic Theatre - C2

Sunday Night Dinner & Concert - the 22's

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ROBERT CONSTABLE
Sunshine
Anne Milanovic, Anne Milanovic, Anne Milanovic, Timothy Constable

4:00 pm Festival Garden Grand Tent

Families Concert

THE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

The Carnival of the Animals (Le Carnaval des animaux) is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The work, about 25 minutes in duration, was written for two pianos and a chamber ensemble made up of two violins, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, harmonica and xylophone. Each of the 14 movements represents a different animal or animals including lions, roosters, tortoises, elephants, birds and even kangaroos! It’s lively, fun and wonderfully entertaining for all ages

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $25

ADULTS $30

CONCESSION $27

CHILDREN $10


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Carnival of the Animals
Paul Dean, Brigid Coleridge, Elizabeth Layton, Alison Mitchell, Damien Beaumont, Timothy Constable, Kristian Chong, Daniel Grimwood, Simon Oswell, Phoebe Russell, Michael Goldschlager

VARIOUS
Composer in the Classroom

8:00 pm Townsville Civic Theatre

Festival Finale Fond Farewells

The Festival is not over until we have heard the last note of Wolf-Ferrari’s ebullient and joyous Chamber Symphony. Before this swan song we will sample Ravel’s delicious Introduction and Allegro, Brett Dean’s (veritable public service announcement)  All Men Are Bastards and other goodies that will send AFCM 2022 into the sunset ready to rise again in 2023.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $79

ADULTS $88

CONCESSION $83


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted).

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

PAUL DEAN
Dance Suite
James Crabb, Paul Dean, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Phoebe Russell, Trish Dean, Benjamin Roskams, Peter Luff

TIMOTHY CONSTABLE
House on Hill
Timothy Constable, Phoebe Russell, Trish Dean, Benjamin Roskams, Jack Liebeck, Natsuko Yoshimoto

MAURICE RAVEL
Introduction et allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet, and String Quartet
Alice Giles, Alison Mitchell, Goldner String Quartet, Paul Dean

MARGARET SUTHERLAND
The Orange Tree
Lotte Betts-Dean, Paul Dean, Daniel de Borah

JAY LIVINGSTON
Que sera, Sera
Kristian Chong, Lotte Betts-Dean

PAUL WALTER FÜRST
Bratschen-Trio Op.67
Simon Oswell, Imants Larsens, Benjamin Roskams

GUILLAUME PAQUE
Souvenir de Curis
Elina Faskhi, Julian Smiles, Trish Dean, Michael Goldschlager

GRAHAM HAIR
Guilty Pleasure - Gershwin Paraphrase No.4
Goldner String Quartet

MANUEL PONCE
Estrellita
Goldner String Quartet, Jack Liebeck

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Guilty Pleasure - Libertango
James Crabb, Brigid Coleridge, Phoebe Russell

ERMANNO WOLF-FERRARI
Kammersymphonie, Op.8
Elizabeth Layton, Phoebe Russell, David Mitchell, Daniel Grimwood, Simon Oswell, Elina Faskhi, Corey Cerovsek, Paul Dean, Peter Luff, Emmanuel Cassimatis, Alison Mitchell

Sunday 7 August 2022

3:00 pm Peppers Blue on Blue (Magnetic Island)

AFCM After Party

PEPPERS BLUE ON BLUE RESORT, MAGNETIC ISLAND

Head over early so you can explore the stunning bays and beaches, take a hike, cuddle a koala or simply sit in a Horseshoe Bay café for a relaxing lunch. Arrive at Peppers Blue on Blue resort by 2:45 pm, find your spot on their seaside deck, soak up the sunshine and mix with other guests and musicians before enjoying performances from AFCM artists throughout the afternoon. Your ticket includes return ferry transfers, two complimentary drinks at Peppers Blue on Blue, canapes, and the performance.

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Prices

AFCM FRIENDS $79

ADULTS $88

CONCESSION $83

WITHOUT FERRY $65


Concessions valid for aged or disability pension card holders (seniors card not accepted). 

Companion cards accepted.  Call 1800 44 99 77 for assistance.

Concert Details

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Unknown Work
Jack Liebeck, James Crabb