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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

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

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, Momentum Ensemble

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

Concert Details

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
Symphony No. 1 in D major
David Berlin, David Elton, Julian Bliss, Shefali Pryor, Umberto Clerici, Kees Boersma, Ben Jacks, Katie Yap, Adam Barnett-Hart, Jackie Newcomb, Timothy Constable, Richard Shirley, Loni Fitzpatrick, Benjamin Roskams, Anna Rabinowicz

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