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

Festival Program

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

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

LEONARD COHEN
Guilty Pleasure - Hallelujah
Trish Dean

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

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

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.

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FREE EVENT

Concert Details

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
Jamal Aliyev, Daniel Grimwood

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

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, Jamal Aliyev, Elina Faskhi, Phoebe Russell, Advanced Winterschool Strings, Goldner String Quartet, Benjamin Roskams

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

CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Danse sacrée et Danse profane for Harp, Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass
Alice Giles, Corey Cerovsek, Brigid Coleridge, Simon Oswell, Jamal Aliyev

MAURICE RAVEL
Quartet in F major for Strings
Goldner String Quartet