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Jul 23rd 2021

8:00 pm - Townsville Civic Theatre

The James Cook University Opening Night - PARADE

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Let the parade begin! For our opening concert, we acknowledge the Wulgurukaba people on whose land we meet with our first Festival commission. Welcome Yorta Yorta composer, Deborah Cheetham. This program combines our beautiful heritage with sheer exuberance, so let 23 amazing musicians guide you through a vibrant 5 country cavalcade - opening night is always special!

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Concert Host
Cheryl Barker, Peter Coleman-Wright

GUILLAUME CONNESSON
Techno-Parade
Virginia Taylor, Lloyd Van't Hoff, Timothy Young

DEBORAH CHEETHAM AO
Nginda Ngarrini Bi Ngya
World Premiere
Deborah Cheetham, David Greco, Goldner String Quartet

LUTOSLAWSKI
Variations on a Theme of Paganini for Two Pianos
James Crabb, Piers Lane

RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT
Saxophone Quartet
Nexas Quartet

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Octet in E-flat major for Strings, Op. 20
Elizabeth Layton, Zoë Black, Grace Clifford, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Christopher Moore, Imants Larsens, Elina Faskhi, Yelian He

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Adult $85

AFCM Friend $77

Conc. $81

Student or Under 30 $30

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Jul 24th 2021

10:00 am - St Patrick's College Auditorium

Concert Conversations 1

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A brand new venue to kick off our first concert conversation this year! St Patrick’s College has a brand new purpose built hall and have graciously sponsored this weekend. Russell Torrance chats with Zoë Black, David Greco, Nexas Quartet, Imants Larsens, Lloyd Van’t Hoff and Deborah Cheetham.

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GERARD BROPHY
Apollogy
Nexas Quartet

MAX BRUCH
Romantic Piece No. 5 for clarinet, viola and piano, Op. 83
Lloyd Van't Hoff, Imants Larsens, Yasmin Rowe

MAX BRUCH
Romantic Piece No. 7 for clarinet, viola and piano, Op. 83
Lloyd Van't Hoff, Imants Larsens, Yasmin Rowe

HUGO WOLF
Fussreise from Morike Lieder “Auf ein altes Bild” (To an Ancient Picture)
David Greco, Yasmin Rowe

HUGO WOLF
Fussreise from Morike Lieder “Gesegnet Sei” (Be Blessed)
David Greco, Yasmin Rowe

HUGO WOLF
Fussreise from Morike Lieder “Verborgenheit” (Seclusion)
David Greco, Yasmin Rowe

PÄRT
Fratres for Violin and Piano
Zoë Black, Yasmin Rowe

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Adult $79

AFCM Friend $71

Conc. $75

Student or Under 30 $30

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5:00 pm - Townsville Civic Theatre

Ray Golding Sunset Series - Concertino

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Our Artistic Director is sure you all know the theme of the Schubert Variations but she believes you are in for an unexpected treat with Dance Music Suite by Sallinen. Tango, Waltz, Flamenco and more!

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ERWIN SCHULHOFF
Concertino for flute, viola and double bass
Virginia Taylor, Christopher Moore, Kirsty McCahon

FRANZ SCHUBERT
“Trockne Blumen” from Die schöne Müllerin, D. 802, Op. 160
Virginia Taylor, Daniel de Borah

AULIS SALLINEN
Dance Music Suite, Op.107
Australian Premiere
James Crabb, Elizabeth Layton, Yelian He, Timothy Young

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Adult $55

AFCM Friend $49

Conc. $52

Student or Under 30 $30

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8:00 pm - Townsville Civic Theatre

Governor's Gala - Ode to Joy

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This Saturday evening concert is packed to the rafters! Ever wondered what would happen if 25 celebrated Australian composers all wrote miniature variations on Beethoven’s iconic theme Ode to Joy? Come and discover for yourself – this will be unique and not to be missed.

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ERNÖ [ERNST VON] DOHNÁNYI
Sextet in C major for Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano, Op. 37
Lloyd Van't Hoff, Nicolas Fleury, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Imants Larsens, Blair Harris, Kristian Chong

GRAHAM FITKIN
Wiring
Australian Premiere
Michael Duke, Timothy Young

CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Fêtes galantes, Series I
Jacqueline Porter, Piers Lane

VARIOUS
Goldner Variations on 'Ode to Joy'
World Premiere
Goldner String Quartet

Prices

Adult $85

AFCM Friend $77

Conc. $81

Student or Under 30 $30

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Jul 25th 2021

11:00 am - St Patrick's College Auditorium

The Cleveland Bay Concert

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This Sunday morning concert has everything to set up your day. Mozart’s Piano Quartet and Weber’s lavish Clarinet Quintet form our classical pillars. Lachrymae by Britten in this rarely heard transcription, provides a moment for reflection. Altogether a magnificent morning medley. This concert is now included in the main Festival program and included in Gold subscriptions. The concert will now be held in the brand new performing arts hall at St Patrick’s College. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no catering or interval at this event.

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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Quartet in G minor for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 478
Grace Clifford, Tobias Breider, Yelian He, Kevin Chow

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Lachrymae Op. 48: Reflections on a Song from Dowland
James Crabb, Christopher Moore

CARL MARIA VON WEBER
Quintet in B-flat major for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 34
Lloyd Van't Hoff, Goldner String Quartet

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Adult $67

AFCM Friend $60

Conc. $64

Student or Under 30 $30

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3:00 pm - Queens Gardens

Queens Gardens Concert

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A wonderful afternoon in the park featuring the 1RAR Band, the Barrier Reef Orchestra and visiting AFCM artists Nicolas Fleury (horn), David Greco (baritone), Nexas Quartet (saxophone) and William Barton (didgeridoo). Works include Mack the Knife, There’ll be Life, Love and Laughter and excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro. Free event.

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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Rondo from Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat, K. 417
Nicolas Fleury, Barrier Reef Orchestra

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Allegro for Horn and Orchestra from Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216
Nicolas Fleury, Barrier Reef Orchestra

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
“Non più andrai” from The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
David Greco, Barrier Reef Orchestra

RICHARD WAGNER
O du mein holder Abendstern from Tannhäuser (Song to the Evening Star)
David Greco, Barrier Reef Orchestra

JEAN RIVIER
Grave et Presto
Nexas Quartet

CHARLES TRENET
La Mer (Arr. Jay Byrnes)
Nexas Quartet

KURT WEILL
The Firebrand of Florence: There'll be Life, Love and Laughter
David Greco, Nexas Quartet

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD
5 Lieder, Op.38 “Glückwunsch” (I wish you Bliss) (Arr. Michael Duke)
Nexas Quartet, David Greco

KURT WEILL
Die Moritat von Mackie Messer (The Ballad of Mack the Knife)
David Greco, Nexas Quartet

WILLIAM BARTON
Improvisations
William Barton

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7:30 pm - The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

White Nights

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Start with dinner at 6pm before the concert begins with a rare 19th century gem by Danish composer Niels Gade and a wonderful opportunity for another Octet. Prokofiev once wrote “Listening to bad music sometimes inspires good ideas”…hear the result of that thought tonight. Following beautiful Vocalise by Rachmaninov, let’s set your toes tapping. Gershwin, whose father was born in St Peterburg, left his Russian ancestry far behind. Time to jazz things up so let’s head for the bright lights of New York and Rhapsody in Blue! Previously included in the main program, this evening concert now has the option of being a special event with catering. Dinner is already included in Gold Plus subscriptions only however all other ticket holders can add catering to their evening.

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NIELS GADE
String Octet in F Major, Op. 17
Zoë Black, Phoebe Gardner, Tobias Breider, Blair Harris, Dene Olding, Dimity Hall, Irina Morozova, Julian Smiles

SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Sonata in C major for Two Violins, Op. 56
Zoë Black, Phoebe Gardner

SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Vocalise for Piano Duet, Op. 34, No. 14
Kevin Chow, Kristian Chong

GEORGE GERSHWIN
Rhapsody in Blue for Saxophone Quartet, Piano (Arr. Nexas Quartet)
Nexas Quartet, Piers Lane

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Adult $150

AFCM Friend $140

Conc. $150

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Jul 26th 2021

10:00 am - The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Concert Conversations 2

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Russell Torrance chats with James Crabb, Blair Harris, Elizabeth Layton, Kirsty McCahon, Diana Doherty and Timothy Young.

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GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN
Fantasia No. 3 for Solo Oboe in B Minor
Diana Doherty

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN
Fantasia No. 7 for Solo Oboe in D Major
Diana Doherty

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Prelude No. 10, Op. 34 (Arr. Dmitri Tsyganov)
James Crabb, Elizabeth Layton

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Prelude No. 15, Op. 34 (Arr. Dmitri Tsyganov)
James Crabb, Elizabeth Layton

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Prelude No. 16, Op. 34 (Arr. Dmitri Tsyganov)
James Crabb, Elizabeth Layton

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Prelude No. 24, Op. 34 (Arr. Dmitri Tsyganov)
James Crabb, Elizabeth Layton

KATE MOORE
Icarus Song
Kirsty McCahon

LILI BOULANGER
D’un soir triste
Phoebe Gardner, Yelian He, Timothy Young

ERROLLYN WALLEN
Dervish
Australian Premiere
Blair Harris, Timothy Young

Prices

Adult $79

AFCM Friend $71

Conc. $75

Student or Under 30 $30

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1:00 pm - The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

AFCM Advanced Winterschool - Public Masterclass 1

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An AFCM artist coaches emerging professionals in an hour-long free public masterclass.

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5:00 pm - Townsville Civic Theatre

Ray Golding Sunset Series - B4

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Four composers beginning with B and music spanning 250 years. Two Italians, a passionate Armenian and the quite extraordinary William Barton.

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WILLIAM BARTON
Square Circles Beneath the Red Desert Sand
William Barton, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Phoebe Gardner, Tobias Breider, Blair Harris

LUIGI BOCCHERINI
Quintet in D major for Flute, Two Violins, Viola and Cello, G. 430, Op. 19, No.6
Virginia Taylor, Goldner String Quartet

FERRUCCIO BUSONI
Elegie in B flat major for clarinet and piano, BV286
Lloyd Van't Hoff, Yasmin Rowe

ARNO HARUYUNI BABAJANIAN
Trio in F sharp minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello
Zoë Black, Elina Faskhi, Daniel de Borah

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Adult $55

AFCM Friend $49

Conc. $52

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8:00 pm - Townsville Civic Theatre

Evening Series - Song and Dance

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Monday night just moved up a gear! Pavel Fischer’s Quartets have been a sensation in the past two Festivals so we simply had to include Wild Mountain Thyme. Add to that some Hungarian Gypsy flavour, operatic variations, folk inspired music from Ireland and the divine Auf dem Strom by Schubert. You might also hear a quotation from Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony.

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FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Trio No. 39 in G Major “Gypsy”, Hob. XV:25 (Arr. James Crabb)
James Crabb, Elizabeth Layton, Julian Smiles

FRANZ SCHUBERT
“Auf dem Strom” for Voice, Horn, and Piano, D. 943, Op. 119
Jacqueline Porter, Nicolas Fleury, Kristian Chong

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Twelve Variations on ''Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen'' from 'Die Zauberflöte for Cello and Piano, Op. 66
Elina Faskhi, Kristian Chong

DILYS EDWARDS
Cloths of Heaven
David Greco, Piers Lane

IVOR GURNEY
Sleep (from 5 Elizabethan Songs)
David Greco, Piers Lane

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Folk Song Arrangements
David Greco, Piers Lane

PAVEL FISCHER
Quartet No.2 ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’
Australian Premiere
Natsuko Yoshimoto, Elizabeth Layton, Imants Larsens, Yelian He

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Adult $67

AFCM Friend $60

Conc. $64

Student or Under 30 $30

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Jul 27th 2021

4:30 pm - Magnetic Island - The Esplanade

Magnetic Island Concert

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Join us for a celebratory dinner on Magnetic Island! Sip champagne at sunset whist listening to some of the Festival’s stellar musicians before dining under the stars with an emphasis on local produce. Ticket price includes Ferry tickets, island bus transfers and all food and beverages.

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Jul 28th 2021

10:00 am - The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Concert Conversations 3

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Russell Torrance chats with William Barton, Virginia Taylor, Mark Gaydon, Yelian He, Daniel de Borah and Natsuko Yoshimoto.

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NIKOLAI KAPUSTIN
Burlesque Op. 97
Yelian He, Yasmin Rowe

GAETANO DONIZETTI
Sonata for flute and piano
Virginia Taylor, Daniel de Borah

GORDON KERRY
On summer map of stars
Mark Gaydon, Kristian Chong

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN
Mazurka in A minor for Piano, Op. 17, No. 4
Daniel de Borah

PHILIP GLASS
Pendulum
Natsuko Yoshimoto, Yasmin Rowe

Prices

Adult $79

AFCM Friend $71

Conc. $75

Student or Under 30 $30

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1:00 pm - The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

AFCM Advanced Winterschool - Public Masterclass 2

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An AFCM artist coaches emerging professionals in an hour-long free public masterclass.

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5:00 pm - Townsville Civic Theatre

Ray Golding Sunset Series - Brilliant Baroque

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For lovers of Baroque music this is for you. Diana Doherty particularly wanted to perform the Duet by W.F. Bach and so begins this journey back in time. Our very own Winterschool strings take to the stage with pianist Kevin Chow but be ready for the Devil to put in an appearance. Italian magic at its best!

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W.F. BACH
Duet No. 1 in E minor for Flute & Oboe
Virginia Taylor, Diana Doherty

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Trio Sonata in G minor for two violins, and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 8
Yelian He, Elina Faskhi, Kevin Chow

GIUSEPPE TARTINI
Sonata in G minor for Violin and Continuo, “Devil's Trill”
Zoë Black, Timothy Young

BACH
Concerto in F minor for Keyboard, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 1056
Kevin Chow, Winterschool String Orchestra, Kirsty McCahon, Tobias Breider, Zoë Black

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Adult $55

AFCM Friend $49

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8:00 pm - Townsville Civic Theatre

Evening Series - Metamorphosen

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The culmination of this program is the great Metamorphosen by Strauss. Our Artistic Director believes this to be one of the most moving chamber works in the repertoire and its Beethoven quotes so poignant. The transparency of Anne Boyd’s work and the sparkle of Ligeti miniatures provide fabulous musical texture. Add in sumptuous music by Puccini and Korngold, not to mention Poulenc’s reference to Mozart, and you have a musical rollercoaster.

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FRANCIS POULENC
Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano
Diana Doherty, Mark Gaydon, Daniel de Borah

ANNE BOYD
Goldfish through summer rain
Virginia Taylor, Kristian Chong

GIACOMO PUCCINI
Crisantemi for String Quartet
Flinders Quartet

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD
“Mariettas Song” from Die tote Stade, Op. 12
Jacqueline Porter, Flinders Quartet, Yasmin Rowe

GYÖRGY LIGETI
Six Bagatelles for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn
Virginia Taylor, Diana Doherty, Lloyd Van't Hoff, Nicolas Fleury, Mark Gaydon

RICHARD STRAUSS
Metamorphosen for Two Violins, Two Violas, Two Cellos, and Bass
Elizabeth Layton, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Tobias Breider, Imants Larsens, Elina Faskhi, Blair Harris, Kirsty McCahon

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Adult $67

AFCM Friend $60

Conc. $64

Student or Under 30 $30

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Jul 29th 2021

10:00 am - The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Concert Conversations 4

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The first of three concerts today all paying homage to Ludwig Van Beethoven. In the first performance of the Horn Sonata, Beethoven himself was at the keyboard. At his funeral, Schubert was a torchbearer. Hear their masterpieces in our first tribute of the day. Russell Torrance chats with Nicolas Fleury, Christopher Moore, Yasmin Rowe, Kevin Chow and Kristian Chong.

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Sonata in F major for Horn and Piano, Op. 17
Nicolas Fleury, Kristian Chong

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor for solo piano “Für Elise”
Yasmin Rowe

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano, D. 821, “Arpeggione”
Christopher Moore, Piers Lane

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Adult $79

AFCM Friend $71

Conc. $75

Student or Under 30 $30

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1:00 pm - The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

AFCM Advanced Winterschool - Public Masterclass 3

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An AFCM artist coaches emerging professionals in an hour-long free public masterclass.

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2:30 pm - The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Gold & Gold Plus Subscriber Event

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Gold and Gold Subscribers will enjoy this special event featuring the Festival's three guest concert hosts for 2021. Russell Torrance in conversation with Cheryl Barker and Peter Coleman-Wright, looking back at fond memories, career highlights and the music that inspired them.

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5:00 pm - Townsville Civic Theatre

Immortal Beloved

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After the triumph of Being Mrs Bach 3 years ago, Jessica Duchen has recently turned her attention to Beethoven. This chamber version has been specially created for AFCM and promises to be equally special. We can look forward to music and words illuminating the very essence of this romantic story.

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
‘Immortal Beloved’
Australian Premiere
Cheryl Barker, David Greco, Timothy Young, Flinders Quartet

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Adult $55

AFCM Friend $49

Conc. $52

Student or Under 30 $30

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8:00 pm - Townsville Civic Theatre

Evening Series - Kreutzer

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Featuring one of the greatest of all Sonatas for Violin and Piano, known as the Kreutzer, Beethoven not only gave us this masterpiece, but it proved the inspiration for Janáček and Leo Tolstoy. Tonight our tribute comes to an exciting close with a highly anticipated appearance by Dancenorth and a stunning set of songs composed by Festival favourite, Roderick Williams. Not to be missed!

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RODERICK WILLIAMS
Not Yet Here
World Premiere
Jacqueline Porter, Kristian Chong

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano, Op. 47, “Kreutzer”
Grace Clifford, Daniel de Borah

JANÁCEK
Quartet No. 1 for Strings, “The Kreutzer Sonata”
Goldner String Quartet

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Allegretto from Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 (arr. Franz Liszt) Control (World Premiere)
Australian Premiere
Piers Lane, Marlo Benjamin, Felix Sampson, Dancenorth

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Adult $67

AFCM Friend $60

Conc. $64

Student or Under 30 $30

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Jul 30th 2021

10:00 am - The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Concert Conversations 5

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Russell Torrance chats with Ian Brunskill, Jacqueline Porter, Grace Clifford, Flinders Quartet, Elina Faskhi and Piers Lane.

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IAN BRUNSKILL
Improvisations
Ian Brunskill

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Two Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 36a “Elegy & Polka”
Flinders Quartet

FAURÉ
Cinq mélodies ‘de Venise’ for Voice and Piano, Op. 58
Jacqueline Porter, Piers Lane

OLIVIER MESSIAEN
Thème et Variations
Grace Clifford, Piers Lane

Prices

Adult $79

AFCM Friend $71

Conc. $75

Student or Under 30 $30

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1:00 pm - The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

AFCM Advanced Winterschool Concert

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Experience Australia’s finest emerging talent in concert.

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Adult $25

AFCM Friend $20

Conc. $22

Student or Under 30 $10

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5:00 pm - Townsville Civic Theatre

Ray Golding Sunset Series - Magical Stories

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A concert with storytelling at its heart. Be transported by fairy tales and the magical music which appeared in the Disney classic Fantasia.

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IMOGEN HOLST
Phantasy Quartet
Flinders Quartet

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN
From Anna Magdalena’s notebook
Flinders Quartet

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 132
Lloyd Van't Hoff, Imants Larsens, Daniel de Borah

PAUL DUKAS
L'apprenti sorcier “The Sorcerer's Apprentice” (Arr. Iain Farrington)
Virginia Taylor, Diana Doherty, Lloyd Van't Hoff, Nicolas Fleury, Mark Gaydon, Yasmin Rowe

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Adult $55

AFCM Friend $49

Conc. $52

Student or Under 30 $30

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8:00 pm - Townsville Civic Theatre

Evening Series - Wild Spirit

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Spirits will be well and truly lifted in this imaginative program. When our Artistic Director first heard Spirit of the Wild – she thought it was one of the most exciting pieces she had ever heard. Everyone knows Boléro but on four cellos? Prepare to be amazed! A high energy opening with Dvořák’s glorious spirit soaring throughout the Piano Quartet.

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DVORÁK
Quartet in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 87
Grace Clifford, Christopher Moore, Yelian He, Piers Lane

MAURICE RAVEL
Boléro (Arr. James Barralet)
Julian Smiles, Yelian He, Blair Harris, Elina Faskhi

NIGEL WESTLAKE
Spirit of the Wild
Diana Doherty, Goldner String Quartet, Kirsty McCahon, Timothy Young

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Adult $67

AFCM Friend $60

Conc. $64

Student or Under 30 $30

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Jul 31st 2021

10:00 am - The Pavilion, The Ville Resort-Casino

Concert Conversations 6 Goldner

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This Saturday morning conversation concert will be devoted entirely to the Goldner String Quartet in celebration of their 25th anniversary. It will be a different format to the regular Concert conversations, with the Goldners alternating between conversation and performance throughout the morning. They will perform in various formations and chat about their life in music. 

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PETER SCULTHORPE
Quartet No.11 “Jabiru Dreaming”
Goldner String Quartet

DOMENICO SCARLATTI
Sonata in G major for Quartet, K. 427 (Arr. ???)
Goldner String Quartet

GASPAR CASSADÓ
Suite for Cello
Julian Smiles

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN
Slicked Back Tango for two violins
Dene Olding, Dimity Hall

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN
Peggy’s Minute Rag for two violins
Dene Olding, Dimity Hall

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Duo No. 2 in B-flat major for Violin and Viola, K. 424
Dene Olding, Irina Morozova

MATTHEW HINDSON
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Duo for violin and cello
Dimity Hall, Julian Smiles

ERNÖ [ERNST VON] DOHNÁNYI
Serenade in C major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 10
Dene Olding, Irina Morozova, Julian Smiles

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Quartet in F minor for Strings, Op. 95, “Serioso”
Goldner String Quartet

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Adult $79

AFCM Friend $71

Conc $75

Student or Under 30 $30

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1:00 pm - Townsville Civic Theatre

Families' Concert - Stan and Mabel

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Paul Rissmann is one of the world’s great composers of children’s music and his fantastic setting of such a brilliant adventure story will have children mesmerised. We can’t wait to hear the story of Stan and Mabel. Dressing up as dogs and cats is optional!

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PAUL RISSMANN
Stan and Mabel
Virginia Taylor, Diana Doherty, Nicolas Fleury, Mark Gaydon, Kirsty McCahon, Kristian Chong, Amadeus Singers, Flinders Quartet, Emily Gann, Lloyd Van't Hoff

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Adult $25

AFCM Friend $20

Conc. $22

Student or Under 30 $10

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8:00 pm - Townsville Civic Theatre

Closing Night - CELEBRATION!

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…and the parade comes full circle. Lighter entertainment awaits in this glittering finale. Tango, Noel Coward, an amuse-bouche on Townsville, fun with Beethoven and much more! Lovers of West Side Story won’t be disappointed and klaxons might even come in to play during the Hornpipe. Come and join the party – it won’t be the same without you!

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COLIN JACOBSEN
Ascending Bird (Aghaei & Jacobsen)
Zoë Black, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Imants Larsens, Blair Harris, Kirsty McCahon, Ian Brunskill

JULIAN MILONE
Fantasy on Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ for four violins and double bass
Dene Olding, Dimity Hall, Grace Clifford, Kirsty McCahon, Christian Li

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Hungarian Dance No. 5 for Viola Trio (Arr. Karey Sitzler)
Irina Morozova, Imants Larsens, Christopher Moore

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No.5 for Cello Duo (Arr. Werner Thomas-Mifune)
Elina Faskhi, Yelian He

NOEL COWARD
Nina
Jacqueline Porter, Yasmin Rowe

FRITZ KREISLER
Liebesleid for Violin and Piano
Christian Li, Timothy Young

FRITZ KREISLER
Schon Rosmarin for Violin and Piano
Christian Li, Timothy Young

FRITZ KREISLER
Tambourin Chinois for Violin and Piano, Op. 3
Christian Li, Timothy Young

FRITZ KREISLER
Marche Miniature Viennoise for Violin and Piano
Christian Li, Timothy Young

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Libertango for four cellos and two pianos (Arr. Kathryn Stott)
Elina Faskhi, Blair Harris, Yelian He, Julian Smiles, Kristian Chong

RODERICK WILLIAMS
Townsville in the Winter
Cheryl Barker, Peter Coleman-Wright, Virginia Taylor, Diana Doherty, Lloyd Van't Hoff, Nicolas Fleury, Mark Gaydon, Daniel de Borah, Piers Lane, Elizabeth Layton, Kirsty McCahon, Ian Brunskill

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Symphonic Dances for two pianos (West Side Story), (Arr. John Musto)
Timothy Young, Piers Lane

ARRANGED RODERICK WILLIAMS TRADITIONAL
Jack’s the Lad; Hornpipe
Dene Olding, Timothy Young, Kristian Chong, Zoë Black, Grace Clifford, Dimity Hall, Elizabeth Layton, Christian Li, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Imants Larsens, Christopher Moore, Irina Morozova, Elina Faskhi, Blair Harris, Yelian He, Julian Smiles, Kirsty McCahon, Virginia Taylor, Diana Doherty, Lloyd Van't Hoff, Mark Gaydon, Cheryl Barker, Peter Coleman-Wright, Flinders Quartet, Russell Torrance, Daniel de Borah, Yasmin Rowe, Piers Lane, Nicolas Fleury, Ian Brunskill

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Adult $85

AFCM Friends $77

Conc. $81

Student or Under 30 $30

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Aug 1st 2021

2:45 pm - Peppers Blue on Blue (Magnetic Island)

After Party on Magnetic Island

About this event:

A perfect way to close out your time in Townsville is with a delightful concert on Magnetic Island. Soak up the sunshine on the seaside deck at Peppers Blue on Blue, enjoy a drink or two and mix with other guests whilst listening to some beautiful music played by Festival artists and a 30th Anniversary Quiz!

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Adult $85

AFCM Friend $77

Conc. $85

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