2018 Festival Program

Friday, July 27th

19:30 - Townsville Civic Theatre - Townsville

Opening Night - Lift Off

Hosted by Mairi Nicolson
Our opening concert features 24 festival artists and promises high drama, beauty and sparkle. Tonight, you will experience 2 world premieres with instruments from Argentina and China, plus hear Chausson’s magnificent and passionate ‘Concert’, a chamber piece much loved by our Artistic Director.

Camille SAINT-SAЁNS
Septet Op.65
Preambule
Menuét
Interméde
Gavotte et Final

Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet), Katya Apekisheva (piano), Karen Gomyo (violin), Grace Clifford (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), István Várdai (cello), Kees Boersma (double bass)

Heitor VILLA-LOBOS
Bachianas Brasileira No.5
Aria (Cantilena)

Siobhan Stagg (soprano), cello octet: Julian Smiles, István Várdai, Guy Johnston, Harry Bennet, Eliza Sdraulig, Caleb Wong, Vicky Zhang, Liam Meany

Paul STANHOPE
Raqad (world premiere)
Claire Edwardes (marimba)

Wu TONG
Harmonium Mountain (Australian premiere)
Wu Tong (sheng)

Leopoldo FEDERICO
Capricho Otõnal
JP Jofre (bandoneon)

JP JOFRE
El Abralo (world premiere)
JP Jofre (bandoneon), Claire Edwardes (marimba), Wu Tong (sheng)

INTERVAL

Ernest CHAUSSON
Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet Op.21
Décidé
Sicilienne
Grave
Très animé

Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Kathryn Stott (piano), Goldner String Quartet

Prices

Adult $81

Member $73

Concession $77

Under 30 $30

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