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Townsville-Gurambilbarra, QLD
26 July to 04 August 2024
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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 for Strings
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
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

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

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
Spain
Amandine Savary, Timothy Constable

XAVIER MONTSALVAGE
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

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

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, David Berlin

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 (excerpts)
Roderick Williams, Benjamin Roskams, Jack Liebeck, Katie Yap, David Berlin, Kees Boersma, Shefali Pryor, Lloyd van't Hoff, Jackie Newcomb, Anna Rabinowicz

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