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Townsville, Queensland.
29 July to 07 August 2022
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Festival Program

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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Prices

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

DEBORAH CHEETHAM AO
Nginda Ngarrini Bi Ngya
Deborah Cheetham, Goldner String Quartet

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, Julian Smiles, Jack Liebeck, Benjamin Roskams

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, Jamal Aliyev, Brigid Coleridge, Paul Dean, Alison Mitchell, Jacob Enoka, Phoebe Russell, Daniel Grimwood, Kristian Chong, Simon Oswell