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Townsville-Gurambilbarra, QLD
26 July to 04 August 2024
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Saturday August 3 2024
7:30 pm Townsville Civic Theatre

AFCM 2024 Closing Concert - Festival Farewell

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

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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 flew over Jerusalem
Itamar Golan, Anna Rabinowicz

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, Mya Whatson, Jack Liebeck, Katie Yap

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, Mai-Lien Olsson, 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, Troy Greatz, Shefali Pryor, David Elton, Irina Morozova, Umberto Clerici, Kevin Hsu, David Berlin, Mya Whatson, Nathanael Duffy, Anna Rabinowicz