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

Festival Program

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

MANUEL DE FALLA
Siete canciones populares españolas for Voice and Piano
Lotte Betts-Dean, Alice Giles

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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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

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 Hawkings.

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Prices

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.


Watch online with the Australian Digital Concert Hall here.

Concert Details

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

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

ERNEST BLOCH
From Jewish Life
Jamal Aliyev, Kristian Chong

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

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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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.


Purchase Digital Tickets through the Australian Digital Concert Hall here.

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, Jamal Aliyev, Simon Oswell, Brigid Coleridge

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

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

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

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

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