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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

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, 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, Itamar Golan

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

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

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

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

Featured Artists

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

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

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, Troy Greatz

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

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

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

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

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Fantasy Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 73: 1. Zart und mit Ausdruck
AYO Momentum Ensemble, Christian-Pierre La Marca

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

JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU
Le rappel des oiseaux in E minor for Keyboard
AYO Momentum Ensemble, Christian-Pierre La Marca

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

GEORGE GERSHWIN
Summertime from Porgy and Bess
Christian-Pierre La Marca, AYO Momentum Ensemble

HENRY MANCINI (Johnny Mercer)
Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's
AYO Momentum Ensemble, Christian-Pierre La Marca

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

OLIVIER MESSIAEN
Quartet for the End of Time: Louange à l’éternité de Jésus
Christian-Pierre La Marca, AYO Momentum Ensemble

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

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Le Grand Tango for Cello and Piano
Christian-Pierre La Marca, AYO Momentum Ensemble

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