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2017 Festival Program

Saturday, July 28th

19:30 - Townsville Civic Theatre - Townsville

Governor's Gala - Exotic Excursions

Hosted by Mairi Nicolson
Let us transport you thousands of miles through the imaginative music and words featured in tonight’s program. We get off to a flying start with our festival composer’s absolutely brilliant Passacaglia after Biber. For those of you still new to the music of Julian Yu, this is not to be missed.

Julian YU
Passacaglia after Biber
Grace Clifford (violin)

Maurice RAVEL
Rhapsodie Espagnole for piano four hands
Prélude à la nuit. Très modéré
Malagueña. Assez vif
Habanera. Assez lent et d’un rythme las
Feria. Assez animé

Timothy Young (piano), Katya Apekisheva (piano)

Songs of Travel
The vagabond
Let Beauty awake
The roadside fire
Youth and love
In dreams
The infinite shining heavens
Whither must I wander?
Bright is the ring of words
I have trod the upward and the downward path

Roderick Williams (baritone), Daniel de Borah (piano)


Souvenir de Florence Op.70
Allegro con spirito
Adagio cantabile e con moto
Allegro moderato
Allegro vivace

Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Karen Gomyo (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Tobias Breider (viola), István Várdai (cello), Guy Johnston (cello)


Adult $81

Member $73

Concession $77

Under 30 $30

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