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Townsville-Gurambilbarra, QLD
26 July to 04 August 2024
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Saturday July 27 2024
7:30 pm Townsville Civic Theatre

AFCM Governor's Gala - Angels, Demons and other Nasties...

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

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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