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

Festival Program

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, Jamal Aliyev, William Barton

AULIS SALLINEN
Dance Music Suite, Op.107
Elizabeth Layton, Imants Larsens, Jamal Aliyev, James Crabb, Kristian Chong

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

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, Jamal Aliyev, Kirsty McCahon, David Mitchell, Donald Nicolson

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

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
Lotte Betts-Dean, Goldner String Quartet, Daniel de Borah

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