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23 July - 1 August 2021

Artistic Director Kathryn Stott

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Online Festival

Re-visit any or all of the daily content shared over the three days of the festival. Simply choose the day below.  

FESTIVAL PRELUDE,  7 - 9 AUGUST 2020 - IT'S A WRAP!

Thanky ou for joining our first ever Online Festival! We were thrilled to be able to bring you beautiful chamber music...in the comfort and safety of your own homes. 

Over three days in August we presented a packed schedule of beautiful music, visual delights and fun segments including live concerts, food and wine, musical memories, a daily chamber music quiz and a celebration of Townsville and North Queensland! 

Festival Prelude was headlined by three feature concerts live-streamed to audiences, with thanks to a partnership with the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall. The feature concerts offered performances by some of the incredible musicians joining us at next year’s AFCM. What’s more, each concert included a warm and engaging Q&A with the musicians…a little like our wonderfully entertaining Concert Conversations!

Our three feature concerts were:

Friday 7 August, 7.00pm AEST - Spring Sonata - Lloyd Van't Hoff (clarinet) and Kristian Chong (piano). 

Saturday 8 August, 7.00pm AEST - Dream a little Dream - Ensemble Liaison. 

Sunday 9 August, 4.00pm AEST - An American in Paris - Nexas Quartet. 

Please note that due to increased COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria, the first two performances were captured at The Athenaeum on Tuesday 4 August 2020.

Each concert music program is presented below, and can also be downloaded here. Please note, tickets are purchased through the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall (MDCH). You will need to register with MDCH as part of the purchase process.

Buy a single concert pass for just $20 plus a $4 admin fee, or a three-day Subscription for $57 plus an $8 admin fee. Ticket holders simply need internet access to be able to view their purchased concert at the advised start time.

The three concerts were supported by a program of digital content and specially-recorded performances that include Kathryn Stott playing with some of the biggest names in chamber music including violinist Jack Liebeck (incoming AFCM Artistic Director) and baritone Roderick Williams.  

DOWNLOAD THE 3-DAY PROGRAM

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WINES MATCHED TO EACH CONCERT

Each of the artists performing in the concerts has matched one or two specifically to their music program. Our valued sponsor, Crittenden Wines, has then bundled up the six bottles into a very special Festival Prelude Wine Pack. Crittenden Wines are still taking orders, so if you would like to order the six pack of wines - now that you've heard from the musicians how good they are! - please do so here.

Andrew Smith, Nexas Quartet - Alto Saxophone & Qualifed Sommelier! "Our concert is An American in Paris. Here we have an Australian ensemble presenting some traditional French repertoire interjected with some lively works from the new world. So logically I can't go past a varietal of French origin in it's natural Australian home - the Mornington Peninsula. Hence the Crittenden Estate Kangerong Pinot Noir is a wonderful match. This pinot noir is produced from a variety of pinot clones and demonstrates that the whole is greater than just the sum of its parts. This is also a great reflection of the saxophone quartet, as while the ensemble has 4 distinct voices, they are able to combine together to produce a superior product. Both the pinot clones and the individual quartet members provide unique attributes that make for both a wine and ensemble of personality. I love sitting in the bistros of Paris with their cacophony of sound sipping on pinot. Grab this beautifully structured wine and we can both give you a bit of old world charm with an Australian twist."

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about the online festival - how to watch the concerts, view the daily digital content or join in the quiz, please view the FAQs here. Alternatively, feel free to call us anytime on 07 4771 4144. We will have someone answering phone calls all weekend.


Concert 1: Spring Sonata

Friday 7 August, 7.00PM AEST

Performed by Lloyd Van't Hoff (clarinet) and Kristian Chong (piano)

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN
Sonata for Piano and Violin Op.24 "Spring Sonata" (arr. for clarinet) 

1. Allegro
2. Adagio molto espressivo
3. Scherzo: Allegro molto
4. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

INTERVAL – ARTIST Q&A HOSTED BY CHRIS HOWLETT

Johannes BRAHMS
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F minor, op. 120 no. 1

1. Allegro appassionato
2. Andante un poco adagio
3. Allegretto grazioso
4. Vivace

Johannes BRAHMS
Three Intermezzi Op. 117, no. 1 (arr. for clarinet and piano, Paolo Gorini)

Andante Moderato

Concert 2: Dream a little Dream

Saturday 8 August, 7.00PM AEST

Performed by Ensemble Liaison - David Griffiths (clarinet), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello) and Timothy Young (piano)

Timothy YOUNG
Fantasy Trio 'Für Elise'

Johannes BRAHMS
Trio for Clarinet Cello and Piano in A minor, Op 114

1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Andantino Grazioso
4. Allegro

INTERVAL – ARTIST Q&A HOSTED BY CHRIS HOWLETT

Earl WILDE
Concert Etude n.3 'The Man I Love'

Igor FROLOV
Concert Fantasy on themes from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (arr. Ensemble Liaison)

Concert 3: An American in Paris

Sunday 9 August, 4.00PM AEST

Performed by Nexas Quartet - Michael Duke (soprano saxophone), Andrew Smith (alto saxophone), Nathan Henshaw (tenor saxophone) and Jay Byrnes (baritone saxophone)

Astor PIAZZOLLA
La Muerte del Ángel ( arr. Byrnes)

George GERSHWIN
An American in Paris (arr Byrnes)

Claude DEBUSSY
Clair de lune, arr Byrnes

Graciano DE LEONE
Reliquias portenas (arr. Gustavo Hunt)

INTERVAL – ARTIST Q&A HOSTED BY MARY JO CAPPS

Pierre-Max DUBOIS
Quatuor pour Saxophones 

Jean RIVIER
Grave et Presto 

Michael DUKE
Los Zapatos de Roberto

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