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Townsville-Gurambilbarra, QLD
26 July to 04 August 2024
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FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAM BY DAY

FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAM BY DAY

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

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

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

ENNIO MORRICONE
Cinema Paradiso - Guilty Pleasure
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

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, Alexandra Raikhlina

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