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FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAM BY DAY

FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAM BY DAY

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, Umberto Clerici, Katie Yap, Benjamin Roskams, Julian Bliss

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 D major for Keyboard, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 1053
Timothy Constable, Adam Barnett-Hart, Katie Yap, Kees Boersma, Shefali Pryor, Umberto Clerici

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, 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, Amandine Savary, Itamar Golan