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Sunday July 21 2024

Start Time: 4:00pm    |    Finish Time: 5:00pm

Brisbane’s Zaza Road Quartet formed in early 2023, made up of postgraduate candidates from the Queensland Conservatorium under the tutelage of Michele Walsh, Trish Dean, Paul Dean, and Natasha Vlassenko respectively. After their AFCM 2023 Winterschool appearance, they return to the region as our Fellowship Ensemble, performing Rabl’s Quartet in E-Flat Major and movements from Beethoven, Stravinsky and Mendelssohn.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - NO BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED

Concert Details

WALTER RABL
Quartet in E flat major, Op.1
Mai-Lien Olsson, Nathanael Duffy, Kevin Hsu, Michael Gibson

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Trio in B-flat major for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 11
Nathanael Duffy, Mai-Lien Olsson, Michael Gibson

IGOR STRAVINSKY
L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), Trio Version for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
Kevin Hsu, Mai-Lien Olsson, Nathanael Duffy

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Trio No. 2 in C minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 66
Mai-Lien Olsson, Kevin Hsu, Michael Gibson

Monday July 22 2024

Start Time: 6:00pm    |    Finish Time: 7:00pm

Brisbane’s Zaza Road Quartet formed in early 2023, made up of postgraduate candidates from the Queensland Conservatorium under the tutelage of Michele Walsh, Trish Dean, Paul Dean, and Natasha Vlassenko respectively. After their AFCM 2023 Winterschool appearance, they return to the region as our Fellowship Ensemble, performing Rabl’s Quartet in E-Flat Major and movements from Beethoven, Stravinsky and Mendelssohn.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - NO BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED

Concert Details

WALTER RABL
Quartet in E flat major, Op.1
Nathanael Duffy, Mai-Lien Olsson, Kevin Hsu, Michael Gibson

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Trio in B-flat major for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 11
Mai-Lien Olsson, Nathanael Duffy, Michael Gibson

IGOR STRAVINSKY
L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), Trio Version for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
Kevin Hsu, Mai-Lien Olsson, Nathanael Duffy

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Trio No. 2 in C minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 66
Mai-Lien Olsson, Kevin Hsu, Michael Gibson

Wednesday July 24 2024

Start Time: 1:00pm    |    Finish Time: 2:30pm​

Brisbane’s Zaza Road Quartet formed in early 2023, made up of postgraduate candidates from the Queensland Conservatorium under the tutelage of Michele Walsh, Trish Dean, Paul Dean, and Natasha Vlassenko respectively. After their AFCM 2023 Winterschool appearance, they return to the region as our Fellowship Ensemble, performing Rabl’s Quartet in E-Flat Major and movements from Beethoven, Stravinsky and Mendelssohn.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - NO BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED

Concert Details

WALTER RABL
Quartet in E flat major, Op.1
Nathanael Duffy, Kevin Hsu, Mai-Lien Olsson, Michael Gibson

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Trio in B-flat major for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 11
Nathanael Duffy, Mai-Lien Olsson, Michael Gibson

IGOR STRAVINSKY
L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), Trio Version for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
Mai-Lien Olsson, Kevin Hsu, Nathanael Duffy

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Trio No. 2 in C minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 66
Mai-Lien Olsson, Kevin Hsu, Michael Gibson

Thursday July 25 2024

Start Time: 5:30pm    |    Finish Time: 7:00pm

​Brisbane’s Zaza Road Quartet formed in early 2023, made up of postgraduate candidates from the Queensland Conservatorium under the tutelage of Michele Walsh, Trish Dean, Paul Dean, and Natasha Vlassenko respectively. After their AFCM 2023 Winterschool appearance, they return to the region as our Fellowship Ensemble, performing Rabl’s Quartet in E-Flat Major and movements from Beethoven, Stravinsky and Mendelssohn.

By Invitation Only - registration is required

Concert Details

WALTER RABL
Quartet in E flat major, Op.1
Nathanael Duffy, Kevin Hsu, Mai-Lien Olsson, Michael Gibson

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Trio in B-flat major for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 11
Mai-Lien Olsson, Nathanael Duffy, Michael Gibson

IGOR STRAVINSKY
L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale), Trio Version for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
Mai-Lien Olsson, Kevin Hsu, Nathanael Duffy

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Trio No. 2 in C minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 66
Mai-Lien Olsson, Kevin Hsu, Michael Gibson

Friday July 26 2024

Start Time: 7:30 pm I Finish Time: 9:45 pm I Doors Open: 7:10pm I Interval: 15 Min        

We are thrilled to be back with our beloved AFCM once again and tonight we make the important introductions to our crack team of AFCM musicians! The Goldner String Quartet's AFCM swansong begins with the gorgeous Schumann String Quartet Op.41 No.3. Introducing our three pianists we will hear some Percy Grainger, harking back to the old (or some would say odd) country with an old English Folk Song for three pianists. Gearchange into Hellfire by Mark Holdsworth, which is sure to make our resident winds count for dear life! We finish with an incredible arrangement of Ravel’s String Quartet for all the festival strings making that beautiful work come to life on a symphonic scale.

TICKETS     FRIEND: $89      ADULT: $98      CONCESSION: $93      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

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Concert Details

WILLIAM MABO
Opening Work

ROBERT SCHUMANN
String Quartet in A major, Op. 41, No. 3
Irina Morozova, Dene Olding AM, Dimity Hall, Julian Smiles

JACQUES BREL
Ne me quitte pas - Guilty Pleasure
Roderick Williams, Brett Dean

PERCY GRAINGER
“Green Bushes”: Passcaglia on an English Folksong
Amandine Savary, Itamar Golan, Piers Lane AO

INTERMISSION
INTERMISSION

MARK HOLDSWORTH
Hellfire
Jackie Newcomb, Anna Rabinowicz, Ben Jacks, Julian Bliss, Shefali Pryor, Mark Holdsworth

MAURICE RAVEL (Rudoph Barshai)
Petite symphonie à cordes (arr. Rudolph Barshai)
Dimity Hall, Julian Smiles, Benjamin Roskams, Kevin Hsu, Dene Olding AM, Umberto Clerici, Irina Morozova, David Berlin, Jack Liebeck, Brett Dean, Kees Boersma, Adam Barnett-Hart, Alexandra Raikhlina, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Katie Yap, Michael Gibson

PERCY GRAINGER
Molly on the Shore
Dimity Hall, Benjamin Roskams, Ben Jacks, Kevin Hsu, Shefali Pryor, Lloyd van't Hoff, David Berlin, Julian Bliss, Irina Morozova, Umberto Clerici, Adam Barnett-Hart, Dene Olding AM, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Timothy Constable, Katie Yap, Brett Dean, Jackie Newcomb, Kees Boersma, Jack Liebeck, Julian Smiles, Anna Rabinowicz, Alexandra Raikhlina, Michael Gibson

Saturday July 27 2024

Start Time: 10:00 am I Finish Time: 12:00pm I Doors Open: 9:45am I Interval: 15 Min I Tea & Coffee: from 9:30am

Join us in raising a glass of bubbly (and no doubt a tissue) in celebrating the Goldner String Quartet, here in conversation with their great friend, collaborator and former AFCM Artistic Director, Piers Lane AO. The musical offering is a selection of the Goldner’s most popular and iconic movements for string quartet, an eclectic and moving mix of utter beauty.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $102     ADULT: $110     CONCESSION:  $106     STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

INTERVIEW
Interview Guests
Jack Liebeck, Dimity Hall, Dene Olding AM, Irina Morozova, Julian Smiles, Piers Lane AO, Goldner String Quartet

FRANZ SCHUBERT
String Quartet in D minor for Strings, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”
Dene Olding AM, Julian Smiles, Irina Morozova, Dimity Hall

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
String Quartet in F major for Strings, Op. 59, No. 1, “Razumovsky”
Dene Olding AM, Irina Morozova, Julian Smiles, Dimity Hall

ALEKSANDR PORFIR'YEVICH BORODIN
String Quartet No. 2 in D major
Dimity Hall, Dene Olding AM, Irina Morozova, Julian Smiles

RICHARD MEALE
Cantilena Pacifica
Irina Morozova, Julian Smiles, Dene Olding AM, Dimity Hall

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
String Quartet in C major for Strings, Op. 59, No. 3, “Razumovsky”
Dene Olding AM, Irina Morozova, Dimity Hall, Julian Smiles

MATTHEW HINDSON
Nothing is Forever - Guilty Pleasure, Goldner String Quartet
Dene Olding AM, Dimity Hall, Irina Morozova, Julian Smiles, Matthew Hindson

Start Time: 3:30pm I Finish Time: 4:30pm

Take the time to enrich your mind with presentations from leading speakers in the fields of music and science. AFCM combines lecture and performance for a deep dive like no other.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $36      ADULT:   $39      CONCESSION: $37      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

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Concert Details

Introduction to Chamber Music with Stephen Johnson
Stephen Johnson

HENRIËTTE BOSMANS
String Quartet (1927)
Alexandra Raikhlina, David Berlin, Benjamin Roskams, Adam Barnett-Hart

Start Time: 5:00 pm I Finish Time: 6:00pm I Doors Open: 4:40pm

Venture to the beautiful nation of Spain, a land with an exotic mixture of European and Arabic influences.  Here we feature the music of Turina, Albeniz, Chick Corea, Montsalvatge and Da Falla! Be sure to hear a performance of passion and sublime harmony.

About the Ray Golding Sunset Series: 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.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $60      ADULT: $65      CONCESSION: $62      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

JOAQUIN TURINA
Quartet in A minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 67
Adam Barnett-Hart, Katie Yap, Piers Lane AO, David Berlin

ISAAC ALBÉNIZ
Iberia: Evocacion, Triana
Alexandra Raikhlina, Julian Bliss, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Itamar Golan

CHICK COREA (Robert Constable)
La Fiesta (arr. Robert Constable)
Timothy Constable, Amandine Savary, Kees Boersma

XAVIER MONTSALVATGE
Cinco Canciones Negras
Amandine Savary, Roderick Williams

MANUEL DE FALLA
Dance Espagnole (arr. Kreisler)
Jack Liebeck, Itamar Golan

Start Time: 7:30 pm I Finish Time: 9:45 pm I      Doors Open: 7:10pm I Interval: 15 Min

Tonight we witness the light and the dark battle for supremacy on the AFCM stage in a wickedly wonderful concert sure to prick the thumbs. Timothy Constable will begin our concert by warning off the evil spirits with his piece, Last Shaman. Following on from that we will hear Tansman's La Danse de la Sorcière and Brett Dean's infamous Voices of Angels. Our incredible baritone, Roderick Williams is known in the business as one of the true gentlemen, but we all know that there is usually a dark side hidden in the depths of even the most beautiful creatures. Here he makes a pact with the devil in a magical selection from Berlioz's Faust. To finish two of our pianists dance TO THE DEATH with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. The audience has a good chance of walking out of this one unscathed, but the musicians on the other hand...

TICKETS     FRIEND: $89      ADULT: $98      CONCESSION: $93      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

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Concert Details

TIMOTHY CONSTABLE
Last Shaman
Timothy Constable, Timothy Constable

BRETT DEAN
Voices of Angels for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass
Brett Dean, Kees Boersma, Jack Liebeck, Piers Lane AO, Umberto Clerici

ALEXANDRE TANSMAN
La Danse de la Sorcière
Ben Jacks, Jackie Newcomb, Shefali Pryor, Julian Bliss, Piers Lane AO, Anna Rabinowicz

INTERMISSION
INTERMISSION

HECTOR BERLIOZ
The Damnation of Faust - Méphistophélès: Une puce gentille; Voici des roses; Devant la maison
Roderick Williams, Benjamin Roskams, Jack Liebeck, Katie Yap, David Berlin, Kees Boersma, Shefali Pryor, Lloyd van't Hoff, Jackie Newcomb, Anna Rabinowicz, Ben Jacks

IGOR STRAVINSKY (Piano reduction by the composer)
The Rite of Spring, for Piano Four Hands
Amandine Savary, Itamar Golan

Sunday July 28 2024

THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT - PLEASE FOLLOW THE BOOK NOW LINKS TO BE PLACED ON A WAITLIST

Start Time: 11:00 am    I Finish Time: 12:30 pm I Doors Open: 10:45am

Here we will discover the inner beauty contained within two masterworks of the chamber music repertoire, Brahms’ Horn Trio and Ravel’s Piano Trio, expertly brought to life by our resident performers and eruditely explained by Stephen Johnson.

TICKETS    FRIEND:   $89      ADULT: $98      CONCESSION: $93 

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Concert Details

Lecture
Stephen Johnson

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Trio in E-flat major for Horn, Violin, and Piano, Op. 40
Ben Jacks, Itamar Golan, Adam Barnett-Hart

MAURICE RAVEL
Trio in A minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello
Jack Liebeck, Amandine Savary, Julian Smiles

Gates Open: 3:00pm

Featuring AFCM Festival Artists and the Great Barrier Reef Orchestra

Join us on Sunday 28th July at 4:00pm in the Queens Gardens, for a FREE concert on the big stage featuring Festival artists and the Great Barrier Reef Orchestra. Bring a picnic, some chairs or a blanket, and settle in for an afternoon of sunshine and music in the Queens Gardens.

Cafe and bar facilities are located on site as well as light snacks. This event is licensed, no BYO is permitted.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - NO BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED

Concert Details

JOHN WILLIAMS
Star Wars (excerpts)

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Symphonic Dances: IV - Mambo

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
On the Waterfront: Suite

INTERMISSION
INTERMISSION

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Septet in E-flat major for Winds and Strings, Op. 20, Movts 1&6
Umberto Clerici, Julian Bliss, Jack Liebeck, Ben Jacks, Kees Boersma, Jackie Newcomb, Katie Yap

CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK
“Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from Orpheus for Flute and strings

VITTORIO MONTI
Csárdás

ANTONÍN DVORAK
Symphony No. 8 in G major, B. 163, excerpt

GUSTAV HOLST
The Planets: Jupiter

Start Time: 5:00pm I Finish Time: 6:00pm

Life without sound is a challenging life adjustment for music lovers who are affected by hearing loss. This incredible technology can rebuild the hearing in many and will be explained here by experts in its development. 

About AFCM Illuminates: Take the time to enrich your mind with presentations from leading speakers in the fields of music and science. AFCM combines lecture and performance for a deep dive like no other.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $36      ADULT: $39      CONCESSION: $37      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

Lecture
Dr John Parker

Featured Artists

Start Time: 7:00pm I Finish Time: 9:00pm I Interval: 8:00pm 

​Ask any classical music lover who their favourite composer is, and chances are that a large proportion would exclaim Schubert with no delay!  In celebration of this single composer, we will hear a new arrangement made by Roderick Williams of Schubert's tour de force song cycle, Die Schöne Müllerin and perhaps the greatest piece of chamber music ever written, the C major String Quintet.

TICKETS     FRIEND: $89      ADULT: $98      CONCESSION: $93    THIS IS AN AFCM SPECIAL EVENT

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Concert Details

FRANZ SCHUBERT (Roderick Williams)
Die Schöne Müllerin
Christian-Pierre La Marca, Brett Dean, Adam Barnett-Hart, Roderick Williams, Alexandra Raikhlina

INTERMISSION
INTERMISSION

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Quintet in C major for Two Violins, Viola, and Two Cellos, D. 956, Op. 163
Julian Smiles, Dimity Hall, Irina Morozova, Dene Olding AM, Umberto Clerici

Monday July 29 2024

Start Time: 10:00 am I Finish Time: 12:00pm I Doors Open: 9:45am I Interval: 15 Min I Tea & Coffee: from 9:30am

About Concert Conversations: 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 and includes tea & coffee beforehand.

TICKETS        FRIEND: $86      ADULT:   $93      CONCESSION:  $89      STUDENT/UNDER 30:  $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

INTERVIEW
Interview Guests
Jack Liebeck, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Alexandra Raikhlina, Roderick Williams, Umberto Clerici

FANIA CHAPIRO
Four Miniatures
Itamar Golan, Amandine Savary

AL JARREAU
Not Like This - Guilty Pleasure, Roderick Williams
Roderick Williams

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN
Fantasia N0.1 in B flat major for solo violin, TWV40:14 - Guilty Pleasure, Alexandra Raikhlina
Alexandra Raikhlina

JOSEPH ACHRON
Hebrew Melody - Guilty Pleasure, Jack Liebeck
Amandine Savary, Jack Liebeck

ENNIO MORRICONE
Cinema Paradiso - Guilty Pleasure, Christian Pierre la Marca
Christian-Pierre La Marca, Itamar Golan

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 166
Shefali Pryor, Piers Lane AO

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

International Public Masterclass - Julian Bliss

Start Time: 1:00pm    Finish Time: 2:00pm

Watch as acclaimed national and international artists coach emerging new musicians in a free hour-long public masterclass. The masterclasses culminate in a ticketed concert event on Friday 2 August 2024, showcasing all the students have learned in their ten days of coaching.     

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - SEATS ARE LIMITED, PLEASE ARRIVE BY 12:45PM TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

Concert Details

3:30 pm Townsville Civic Theatre - C2

AFCM Illuminates 3 - AI and Humanity

Start Time: 3:30pm I Finish Time: 4:30pm

Marek Kowalkiewicz is a Professor and Chair in Digital Economy at QUT Business School, listed among the Top 100 Global Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence by thinkers360. He is the author of The Economy of Algorithms: AI and the Rise of the Digital Minions. In this session, he will discuss how AI is already reshaping our daily lives and artistic expressions, highlighting the advanced, yet current, applications of these technologies that might seem very futuristic but are very much a part of our present reality.

About AFCM Illuminates: Take the time to enrich your mind with presentations from leading speakers in the fields of music and science. AFCM combines lecture and performance for a deep dive like no other.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $36      ADULT: $39      CONCESSION: $37      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

Lecture
Marek Kowalkiewicz

Start Time: 5:00 pm I Finish Time: 6:00pm I Doors Open: 4:40pm

Jack Liebeck and friends bring new magic to an old chamber music classic - Beethoven's Septet.

About the Ray Golding Sunset Series: 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.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $60      ADULT: $65      CONCESSION: $62      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN
Nocturne in C sharp minor Op.27 No.1
Piers Lane AO

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN
Nocturne in D-flat major for Piano, Op. 27, No. 2
Piers Lane AO

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Septet in E-flat major for Winds and Strings, Op. 20
Jack Liebeck, Julian Bliss, Ben Jacks, Umberto Clerici, Katie Yap, Jackie Newcomb, Kees Boersma

Start Time: 7:30 pm I Finish Time: 9:45 pm I      Doors Open: 7:10pm I Interval: 15 Min

​An evening of musical joy and intrigue, beginning with the seldom heard Grand Septet by Franz Berwald - undoubtedly influenced by the Beethoven Septet heard earlier in the day, this is a work of great humour and elegance.  Our resident musical expert Stephen Johnson enthralled us last year with his wonderful duo for clarinet and oboe, and once again he has written something specially for us in his slightly unsettling Unquiet Sleepers, an exciting World Premiere performance. Xenakis' Psappha is an exciting solo percussion piece dedicated to the Greek Poet of the same name. Her sensuous writing was famous for its early descriptions in the first person of love and sensuality.  We finish this wide-ranging programme with Franck's Piano Quintet, of which the Goldner Quartet and Piers Lane have delighted in performing together for many years.

About AFCM Evening Concerts: The jewel in the crown each day of the Festival are these full-length concerts presenting a wonderful range of repertoire, from classic favourites to lesser-known works and exciting new commissions.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $74      ADULT: $80      CONCESSION: $77      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

FRANZ BERWALD
Septet for Winds and Strings in B-flat major
Katie Yap, Jackie Newcomb, Ben Jacks, Kees Boersma, Julian Bliss, David Berlin, Jack Liebeck

STEPHEN JOHNSON
Unquiet Sleepers
Benjamin Roskams, Lloyd van't Hoff, Ben Jacks, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Jack Liebeck

INTERMISSION
INTERMISSION

IANNIS XENAKIS
Psappha
Timothy Constable

CÉSAR FRANCK
Piano Quintet in F minor
Dimity Hall, Julian Smiles, Piers Lane AO, Dene Olding AM, Irina Morozova

Tuesday July 30 2024

Departure: 8:00am       Return: from 1:00pm       Meet at the SeaLink Breakwater Terminal at 8:00am for departure.

AFCM’s Island Concert will be on Magnetic Island-Yunbenun in 2024. Board your SeaLink charter from the Breakwater Terminal in Townsville-Gurambilbarra where you will embark on a breathtaking two-hour whale watching cruise in peak migration season. You will disembark at stunning Magnetic Island-Yunbenun around 10:30am for a sumptuous indoor/outdoor brunch at Peppers Blue on Blue Resort followed by a performance by AFCM artists. 

TICKETS    FRIEND: $280    ADULT: $303    CONCESSION: $291   THIS IS AN AFCM SPECIAL EVENT

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold Plus Subscriptions. This concert is not eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

KATIE YAP
Improvisation on Folk Songs - Guilty Pleasure
Katie Yap

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Partita No. 2 in D minor for Violin, BWV 1004 - Chaconne
Jack Liebeck

GILLES SILVESTRINI
'Boulevard des Capucines' - Etude 1, Hôtel des Roches Noires à Trouville; Etude 3, Boulevarde des Capucines
Shefali Pryor

Wednesday July 31 2024

Start Time: 10:00 am I Finish Time: 12:00pm I Doors Open: 9:45am I Interval: 15 Min I Tea & Coffee: from 9:30am

About Concert Conversations: 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 and includes tea & coffee beforehand.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $86      ADULT: $93      CONCESSION: $89      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

INTERVIEW
Interview Guests
Jackie Newcomb, Itamar Golan, Katie Yap, Shefali Pryor, Jack Liebeck

SEAL (Jabra Latham)
Kiss from a Rose, arr. Jabra Latham - Guilty Pleasure, Shefali Pryor
Shefali Pryor, Jabra Latham

CARL VINE
Fantasia for Piano Quintet
Piers Lane AO, Dene Olding AM, Irina Morozova, Julian Smiles, Dimity Hall

CYNDI LAUPER
Time After Time - Guilty Pleasure, Jackie Newcomb
Jackie Newcomb, Itamar Golan

WALTER RABL
Quartet in E flat major Op.1
Mai-Lien Olsson, Kevin Hsu, Nathanael Duffy, Michael Gibson

LEONARD COHEN
Famous Blue Raincoat - Guilty Pleasure, Itamar Golan
Katie Yap, Itamar Golan

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

International Public Masterclass - Piers Lane AO

Start Time: 1:00pm    Finish Time: 2:00pm

Watch as acclaimed national and international artists coach emerging new musicians in a free hour-long public masterclass. The masterclasses culminate in a ticketed concert event on Friday 2 August 2024, showcasing all the students have learned in their ten days of coaching.     

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - SEATS ARE LIMITED, PLEASE ARRIVE BY 12:45PM TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

Concert Details

Start Time: 3:30pm I Finish Time: 4:30pm

As Townsville pushes forward with its plan for a new purpose built concert hall for the city, here we discuss what makes a great concert hall, how acoustics and architecture are joined together to create truly harmonious instruments in their own right.

About AFCM Illuminates: Take the time to enrich your mind with presentations from leading speakers in the fields of music and science. AFCM combines lecture and performance for a deep dive like no other.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $36      ADULT: $39      CONCESSION: $37      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

Lecture
Andrew Andersons AO

Start Time: 5:00 pm I Finish Time: 6:00pm I Doors Open: 4:40pm

Here we experience the second piece in the Lost But Not Forgotten thread that weaves its way through this year's program. Natalie Klouda's moving musical description, in piano quintet form, of the life of solo violinist and Holocaust victim Alma Rosé, begins this concert, followed by a dramatic realisation of Shostakovich Symphony No 15 for piano trio and percussion.  

About the Ray Golding Sunset Series: 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.

TICKETS   FRIEND: $60      ADULT: $65      CONCESSION: $62      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

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Concert Details

NATALIE KLOUDA
Piano Quintet
Jack Liebeck, Alexandra Raikhlina, Amandine Savary, Brett Dean, David Berlin

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (Viktor Derevianko)
Symphony No.15 in A major for Piano Trio and Percussion
Itamar Golan, Adam Barnett-Hart, Umberto Clerici, Timothy Constable, Ian Brunskill, Peter Neville

Start Time: 7:30 pm I Finish Time: 9:45 pm I Doors Open: 7:10pm I Interval: 15 Min        

In this humanistic ode to nature, French cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca presents a packed programme on the theme of saving the planet. Wonderful World is a project of multiple inputs, all converging on La Marca’s awareness of the need to save our planet. As he explains, “music has the ability to awaken consciences, to make people more sensitive, without trying to convince or mobilize them. Music is a short circuit that goes straight to the heart”. He is joined by AYO’s elite graduate string ensemble Momentum and it features incredible imagery from Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

About AFCM Evening Concerts: The jewel in the crown each day of the Festival are these full-length concerts presenting a wonderful range of repertoire, from classic favourites to lesser-known works and exciting new commissions.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $74      ADULT: $80      CONCESSION: $77      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

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Concert Details

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Suite No. 1 in G major for Cello, BWV 1007: Prelude
Christian-Pierre La Marca, AYO Momentum Ensemble, Itamar Golan

GABRIEL FAURE
“Après un Rêve” for Cello and Piano, Op. 7, No. 1
AYO Momentum Ensemble, Christian-Pierre La Marca

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Sonata for cello and piano, Op.102 No.4: Andante-Allegro

FAZIL SAY
Sonata for cello and piano (Four Cities) - Sivas, Hopa
AYO Momentum Ensemble, Christian-Pierre La Marca

ANTONÍN DVORAK
From the Bohemian Forest: Silent Woods
Christian-Pierre La Marca, AYO Momentum Ensemble

ARIEL RAMIREZ
Alfonsina y el Mar
Christian-Pierre La Marca, AYO Momentum Ensemble

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
“The Swan” from Carnival of the Animals
Christian-Pierre La Marca, AYO Momentum Ensemble

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Flight of the Bumblebee from The Legend of Tsar Saltan
Christian-Pierre La Marca, AYO Momentum Ensemble

PHILIP GLASS
The Hours - The Poet Acts

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525

HENRY MANCINI (Johnny Mercer)
Moon River fr. Breakfast at Tiffany's

LUDOVICO EINAUDI
I giorni
AYO Momentum Ensemble, Christian-Pierre La Marca

NILS FRAHM
Ambre fr. Wintermusik
Christian-Pierre La Marca, AYO Momentum Ensemble

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Valse Sentimentale for Cello and Piano, Op. 51, No. 6
Christian-Pierre La Marca, AYO Momentum Ensemble

ERNEST BLOCH
From Jewish Life: Prayer
AYO Momentum Ensemble, Christian-Pierre La Marca

HAROLD ARLEN
The Wizard of Oz: Somewhere over the Rainbow
AYO Momentum Ensemble, Christian-Pierre La Marca

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Libertango

BOB THIELE (George David Weiss)
What a Wonderful World
AYO Momentum Ensemble, Christian-Pierre La Marca

Thursday August 1 2024

Start Time: 10:00 am I Finish Time: 12:00pm I Doors Open: 9:45am I Interval: 15 Min I Tea & Coffee: from 9:30am

About Concert Conversations: 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 and includes tea & coffee beforehand.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $86      ADULT: $93      CONCESSION: $89      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

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Concert Details

INTERVIEW
Interview Guests
Piers Lane AO, Julian Bliss, Timothy Constable, David Berlin, Jack Liebeck

FRANCIS POULENC
Flute Sonata
Amandine Savary, Anna Rabinowicz

ANNE BOYD
Goldfish through Summer Rain
Piers Lane AO, Anna Rabinowicz

ROBERT CONSTABLE
Slinky Foxtrot Nocturne - Guilty Pleasure, Piers Lane
Piers Lane AO

TIMOTHY CONSTABLE
Vanish in the Air - Two Songs
Alexandra Raikhlina, Benjamin Roskams, David Berlin, Shefali Pryor, Kees Boersma

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Valse Sentimentale for Cello and Piano, Op. 51, No. 6 - Guilty Pleasure, David Berlin
Amandine Savary, David Berlin

SIDNEY BECHET
Si Tu Vois Ma Mère - Guilty Pleasure, Julian Bliss
Julian Bliss

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

International Public Masterclass - Peter Neville

Start Time: 1:00pm    Finish Time: 2:00pm

Watch as acclaimed national and international artists coach emerging new musicians in a free hour-long public masterclass. The masterclasses culminate in a ticketed concert event on Friday 2 August 2024, showcasing all the students have learned in their ten days of coaching.     

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - SEATS ARE LIMITED, PLEASE ARRIVE BY 12:45PM TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

Concert Details

Start Time: 3:30pm I Finish Time: 4:30pm

About AFCM Illuminates: Take the time to enrich your mind with presentations from leading speakers in the fields of music and science. AFCM combines lecture and performance for a deep dive like no other.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $36      ADULT: $39      CONCESSION: $37      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

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Concert Details

Sea Lecture
Jan Strugnell, Ira Cooke

Start Time: 5:00 pm I Finish Time: 6:00pm I Doors Open: 4:40pm

About the Ray Golding Sunset Series: 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.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $60      ADULT: $65      CONCESSION: $62      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Widmung from Myrten, Op. 25: No. 1
Roderick Williams, Amandine Savary

C. SCHUMANN
Liebst du um Schönheit
Amandine Savary, Roderick Williams

ROBERT SCHUMANN
“Waldesgespräch” from Liederkreis, Op. 39: No. 3
Amandine Savary, Roderick Williams

C. SCHUMANN
Lorelei
Roderick Williams, Amandine Savary

ROBERT SCHUMANN
“Mondnacht” from Liederkreis, Op. 39, No. 5
Roderick Williams, Amandine Savary

C. SCHUMANN
Mein Stern
Amandine Savary, Roderick Williams

ROBERT SCHUMANN
“Er, der Herrlichste von allen” from Frauenliebe und leben, Op. 42: No. 2
Roderick Williams, Amandine Savary

ROBERT SCHUMANN
“Du bist wie eine Blume” from Myrten Op. 25: no. 24
Amandine Savary, Roderick Williams

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Clarinet Quintet Op. 115
Julian Bliss, Dene Olding AM, Dimity Hall, Irina Morozova, Julian Smiles

Start Time: 7:30 pm I Finish Time: 9:45 pm I Doors Open: 7:10pm I Interval: 15 Min         ​

Our AFCM baroque concerts are always among the most coveted of events and this evening will no different.  Here we will explore the music of W.F. Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and J.S. Bach. Donald Nicolson will be joined by Roderick Williams and other Festival musicians.

About AFCM Evening Concerts: The jewel in the crown each day of the Festival are these full-length concerts presenting a wonderful range of repertoire, from classic favourites to lesser-known works and exciting new commissions.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $74      ADULT: $80      CONCESSION: $77      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

WILHELM FRIEDEMANN BACH
Harpsichord Concerto in D major, F41
Adam Barnett-Hart, Benjamin Roskams, Brett Dean, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Kees Boersma, Jackie Newcomb, Donald Nicolson, Kevin Hsu, Dene Olding AM, Irina Morozova, Dimity Hall, Julian Smiles, Michael Gibson

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Partita No. 2 in D minor for Violin, BWV 1004
Jack Liebeck

HENRY PURCELL
Don Quixote, Z578: Let the dreadful engines of eternal will...
Julian Smiles, Roderick Williams, Donald Nicolson

INTERMISSION
INTERMISSION

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Suite No. 3 in C major for Cello, BWV 1009
Umberto Clerici

ANTONIO VIVALDI
L'Estro armonico, Op. 3: 10
Benjamin Roskams, David Berlin, Dene Olding AM, Donald Nicolson, Adam Barnett-Hart, Jackie Newcomb, Jack Liebeck, Kees Boersma, Alexandra Raikhlina

Friday August 2 2024

Start Time: 10:00 am I Finish Time: 12:00pm I Doors Open: 9:45am I Interval: 15 Min I Tea & Coffee: from 9:30am

About Concert Conversations: 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 and includes tea & coffee beforehand.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $86      ADULT: $93      CONCESSION: $89      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

INTERVIEW
Interview Guests
Julian Smiles, Dimity Hall, Adam Barnett-Hart, Anna Rabinowicz, Jack Liebeck, Kees Boersma

ERWIN SCHULHOFF
Concertino for flute, viola and double bass
Katie Yap, Kees Boersma, Anna Rabinowicz

HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS
Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 for Flute and Piano - Guilty Pleasure, Anna Rabinowicz
Anna Rabinowicz, Piers Lane AO

HEINZ PROVOST
Intermezzo - Guilty Pleasure, Adam Barnett-Hart
Adam Barnett-Hart, Itamar Golan

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Mondnacht from Liederkreis - Guilty Pleasure, Julian Smiles
Julian Smiles, Piers Lane AO

OLIVIER MESSIAEN
Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus - Guilty Pleasure, Dimity Hall
Dimity Hall, Piers Lane AO

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Danse Macabre for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano
Julian Bliss, Piers Lane AO, Alexandra Raikhlina, Christian-Pierre La Marca

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

AFCM International Masterclasses Concert

Start Time: 1:00pm I Finish Time: 2:00pm         

Be entertained by Australia's finest young talent. This afternoon the AFCM Winterschool International Masterclasses students will showcase all they’ve learned from their 10 days of coaching.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $36      ADULT: $39      CONCESSION: $37      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

Start Time: 3:30pm I Finish Time: 4:30pm

Stephen Johnson will talk about Schoenberg's tone poem, Verklarte Nachte (Transfigured Night). This was Schoenberg's first masterpiece and is an early, still-tonal, work of his, steeped in opulent Wagnerian late romanticism. The term tonal is however stretched to the limit, so much so that at the time, one of its chords was deemed "non existent" by the Vienna Music Society leading to its rejection by them. Little did they know what they were missing!

About AFCM Illuminates: Take the time to enrich your mind with presentations from leading speakers in the fields of music and science. AFCM combines lecture and performance for a deep dive like no other.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $36      ADULT: $39      CONCESSION: $37      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG
Verklärte Nacht [Transfigured Night] for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 4

Start Time: 5:00 pm I Finish Time: 6:00pm I Doors Open: 4:40pm

Purcell's The Fairy Queen is loosely based on Shakespeare Midsummer Night's Dream and was composed three years before the composer's early death at only 35 years old. The score was only rediscovered early in the 20th century and will be championed here by Donald Nicolson, Lotte Betts-Dean, and the young virtuosos from AYO Momentum.

About the Ray Golding Sunset Series: 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.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $60      ADULT: $65      CONCESSION: $62      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

ARCANGELO CORELLI
Concerto Grosso in D major for Strings and Continuo, Op. 6, No. 4
Donald Nicolson, AYO Momentum Ensemble

HENRY PURCELL
The Fairy Queen (excerpts)
Lotte Betts-Dean, Momentum Ensemble, Donald Nicolson, Timothy Constable, David Elton, Mark Smith

Start Time: 7:30 pm I Finish Time: 9:45 pm I Doors Open: 7:10pm I Interval: 15 Min         ​

Following last year’s triumphant performance of Mahler’s 4th Symphony, we will this time experience Mahler's epic First Symphony Titan, referred to at its conception as a "tone poem in symphonic form", here performed with 15 instruments!  This evening’s performance will be concluded by a very special performance of Schoenberg's incredible tone poem Verklärte Nacht or Transfigured Night, here performed in the near dark. This should be magical!

About AFCM Evening Concerts: The jewel in the crown each day of the Festival are these full-length concerts presenting a wonderful range of repertoire, from classic favourites to lesser-known works and exciting new commissions.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $74      ADULT:  $80      CONCESSION:  $77      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

GUSTAV MAHLER (arranged Iain Farrington)
Symphony No. 1 in D major, arr. Iain Farrington
David Berlin, Ian Brunskill, Richard Shirley, David Elton, Benjamin Roskams, Adam Barnett-Hart, Jackie Newcomb, Timothy Constable, Loni Fitzpatrick, Kees Boersma, Katie Yap, Peter Neville, Anna Rabinowicz, Ben Jacks, Umberto Clerici, Shefali Pryor, Julian Bliss

INTERMISSION
INTERMISSION

GYÖRGY LIGETI
Etude for Piano, No. 4, “Fanfares”
Timothy Constable

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG
Verklärte Nacht [Transfigured Night] for String Sextet, Op. 4
Christian-Pierre La Marca, Benjamin Roskams, Katie Yap, Brett Dean, Umberto Clerici, Jack Liebeck

Saturday August 3 2024

Start Time: 10:00 am I Finish Time: 12:00pm I Doors Open: 9:45am I Interval: 15 Min I Tea & Coffee: from 9:30am

About Concert Conversations: 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 and includes tea & coffee beforehand.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $86      ADULT: $93      CONCESSION: $89      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

INTERVIEW
Interview Guests
Ben Jacks, Brett Dean, Amandine Savary, Lotte Betts-Dean, Jack Liebeck, Benjamin Roskams

ROSY WERTHEIM
String Quartet
Jack Liebeck, Alexandra Raikhlina, Brett Dean, David Berlin

SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19 (III mvt), arr, viola - Guilty Pleasure, Benjamin Roskams
Benjamin Roskams, Amandine Savary

THOMAS ADÈS
Alchymia - III: Lachrymae
Alexandra Raikhlina, Julian Bliss, Umberto Clerici, Katie Yap, Benjamin Roskams

JAMES HORNER
Titanic: My Heart will go on - Guilty Pleasure, Ben Jacks
Ben Jacks

EDMUND RUBBRA
2 Sonnets Op. 87
Brett Dean, Lotte Betts-Dean, Piers Lane AO

BRETT DEAN
I Starred Last Night, I Shone
Brett Dean, Lotte Betts-Dean

KEITH JARRETT
My Wild Irish Rose - Guilty Pleasure, Amandine Savary
Amandine Savary

Start Time: 2:00pm I Finish Time: 3:00pm

​Bring your children AND your grandchildren! Join us for the perfect afternoon out for the whole family, as Artistic Director Jack Liebeck and Festival artists perform in an accessible and family-friendly event suitable for all ages.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $35      ADULT: $39      CONCESSION: $37      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30    CHILDREN UNDER 16: $10

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

PAUL RISSMANN
Stan and Mabel
Ben Jacks, Alexandra Raikhlina, Kees Boersma, Amandine Savary, Benjamin Roskams, Jackie Newcomb, Katie Yap, David Berlin, Shefali Pryor, Lloyd van't Hoff, Anna Rabinowicz, Choir of The Cathedral Schol of St Anne and St James

PAUL RISSMANN
A Cat called Scratch
Amandine Savary, Katie Yap, Alexandra Raikhlina, David Berlin, Benjamin Roskams

Start Time: 3:30pm I Finish Time: 4:30pm

It's the melody that moves us in music, isn’t it? Form is surely more abstract. But what if the way music is shaped and contained is vital too? Stephen Johnson thinks it is, and he’ll try to show how it works on us in this illustrated talk.

About AFCM Illuminates: Take the time to enrich your mind with presentations from leading speakers in the fields of music and science. AFCM combines lecture and performance for a deep dive like no other.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $36      ADULT: $39      CONCESSION: $37      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

Lecture
Stephen Johnson

Start Time: 5:00 pm I Finish Time: 6:00pm I Doors Open: 4:40pm

The concert begins with Beethoven’s only song cycle, A die ferne Geliebte (To the far away beloved) [sung in Jeremy Sams’ expert English translation]. Roderick then provides the music for the beloved’s response, set to words by poet Rommi Smith. At last, Beethoven’s title character finally has the chance to give her side of the story in this world premiere of Roderick’s song cycle.

About the Ray Golding Sunset Series: 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.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $60      ADULT: $65      CONCESSION: $62      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
An die ferne Geliebte for Voice and Piano, Op. 98
Roderick Williams, Amandine Savary

RODERICK WILLIAMS
Not Yet Here
Lotte Betts-Dean, Itamar Golan

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Concerto in E major for Keyboard, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 1053
Timothy Constable, Adam Barnett-Hart, Benjamin Roskams, Shefali Pryor

Start Time: 7:30pm I Finish Time: 9:45pm I Doors Open: 7:10pm I Interval: 15 Min

​Here, not only do we bid farewell to our Festival for another year, but we also to the Goldner String Quartet for their final time at AFCM.  We begin the concert with a very special arrangement of Bach Concerto BWV 1053r for vibraphone and strings. This is followed, rather fittingly at this troubling time, by Ruth Schonthal's A Bird Flew Over Jerusalem in which she imagines a humanized bird flying over the city, listening aghast to the sound of the incomprehensible suffering humans inflict on each other down below.  To liven things up, this will be followed by a joyous Mendelssohn String Sinfonia, some beautiful Ibert for winds and to fittingly celebrate the Goldners, they will finish the festival with Tchaikovsky's truly breath-taking String Quartet No.1. 

TICKETS    FRIEND: $89      ADULT: $98      CONCESSION: $93      STUDENT/UNDER 30: $30

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold and Gold Plus Subscriptions and is eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

WILLIAM BARTON
Memories of Green upon the Blue Fields of the Ocean
William Barton, Adam Barnett-Hart, Benjamin Roskams, Katie Yap, Umberto Clerici, Anna Rabinowicz

RUTH SCHONTHAL
A Bird over Jerusalem, for flute, piano and electronics
Anna Rabinowicz, Itamar Golan

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
String Symphony No. 1 in C major
Kevin Hsu, Umberto Clerici, David Berlin, Alexandra Raikhlina, Benjamin Roskams, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Kees Boersma, Adam Barnett-Hart, Brett Dean, Jack Liebeck, Katie Yap, Michael Gibson

INTERMISSION
INTERMISSION

JACQUES IBERT
Trois pièces brèves for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn
Julian Bliss, Shefali Pryor, Ben Jacks, Jackie Newcomb, Anna Rabinowicz

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
Dimity Hall, Julian Smiles, Dene Olding AM, Irina Morozova

COLE PORTER
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Lloyd van't Hoff, Alexandra Raikhlina, Mai-Lien Olsson, Julian Smiles, Jack Liebeck, Dimity Hall, Julian Bliss, Roderick Williams, Katie Yap, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Kees Boersma, Ben Jacks, Jackie Newcomb, Dene Olding AM, Timothy Constable, Mark Smith, Adam Barnett-Hart, Benjamin Roskams, Brett Dean, Shefali Pryor, Irina Morozova, Umberto Clerici, Kevin Hsu, David Berlin, Nathanael Duffy, Anna Rabinowicz, Michael Gibson

Sunday August 4 2024

Start Time: 3:00pm I Finish Time: 5:00pm

At the end of 10 days of beautiful music and friends, it’s time to kick back in style and celebrate at the AFCM 2024 After Party.

TICKETS    FRIEND: $132    ADULT: $143    CONCESSION: $138    THIS IS AN AFCM SPECIAL EVENT

Subscription Information: This concert is included in Gold Plus Subscriptions. It is not eligible for selection as part of a Silver or Silver Plus Subscription.

Concert Details

GEORGE GERSHWIN (Ira Gershwin)
Someone to watch over Me fr. Oh, Kay!
Julian Bliss, Itamar Golan

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Folk Songs, Book 5: Sussex - Captain Grant
Dene Olding AM, Irina Morozova, Julian Smiles, Roderick Williams, Dimity Hall

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Folk Songs, Volume 4: Newfoundland - She's like the Swallow
Dene Olding AM, Irina Morozova, Julian Smiles, Roderick Williams, Dimity Hall

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Folk Songs, Volume 4: Newfoundland - Proud Nancy
Roderick Williams, Dimity Hall, Julian Smiles, Dene Olding AM, Irina Morozova

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Folk Songs, Book 5: Who is that, that raps at my Window
Irina Morozova, Dene Olding AM, Dimity Hall, Julian Smiles, Roderick Williams

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Folk Songs, Volume 3: 15 Folk Songs from the Eastern Counties - Harry the Tailor
Dimity Hall, Julian Smiles, Roderick Williams, Irina Morozova, Dene Olding AM