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Welcome to Festival Overture - our three-day digital festival running from 16 – 18 April.


Each day offers a stellar program of music and visual delights, culminating in a nightly concert streamed from London. Our three evening concerts feature international artists that were to appear at AFCM 2021. Instead, they will delight us with stunning performances all the way from the Voces8 Centre in the UK.

Our three feature concerts are:

  • Friday 16 April, 7pm – The Beating Heart
    Performed by Jack Liebeck (violin) and Katya Apekisheva (piano)
  • Saturday 17 April, 7pm - Elysium
    Performed by Carolyn Sampson (soprano) and Joseph Middleton (piano)
  • Sunday 18 April, 5pm – Romantic Dedications
    Performed by Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin) and Wu Qian (piano)

Morning Melodies

Each morning at 10am enjoy a short performance by some of the artists joining us at AFCM in Townsville this July. They include Yelian He and Yasmin Rowe; Natsuko Yoshimoto and Imants Larsen and a special performance by our Artistic Director Kathryn Stott with Timothy Young.

  • Friday 16 April, 10am – Yelian He (violin) and Yasmin Rowe (piano)
    Debussy - Cello and Piano Sonata
  • Saturday 17 April, 10am – Natusko Yoshimoto (violin) and Imants Larsen (viola)
    Martinů - 3 madrigals for violin and viola
  • Sunday 18 April, 10am – Kathryn Stott (piano) and Timothy Young (piano)
    Poulenc - Elégie (en accords altérnes) for 2 Pianos

Lunch time concerts

You can also enjoy a free half hour lunchtime concert each day, again featuring artists coming to Townsville in July.

  • Friday 16 April, 12pm - The Goldner String Quartet
    Edwards - White Cockatoo Spirit Dance                  
    Borodin - ‘Nocturne’ from String Quartet No.2   
    Piazzolla - Libertango                                                     
    Beethoven - Op. 18 No.1, 1. Allegro con brio
  • Saturday 17 April, 12pm – David Greco (baritone) and Vatche Jambazian (piano)
    Britten - Folk song arrangements
    Howes - New Australian Art song composition from song cycle ‘April Songs’
    Vaughan Williams - Songs of Travel
  • Sunday 18 April, 12pm – Elina Faskhi (cello) and Kristian Chong (piano)
    Beethoven - Twelve Variations on the theme 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen
    Mendelssohn – Sonata for Cello and Piano Op.45 in B flat major

These lunchtime concerts will be available to view at 12 noon daily – watch on your phones, tablets or computers - all you need is internet access!

Start each day with a welcome message from Kathyrn Stott and Jack Liebeck. There’s also more digital content in the form of Musical Memories videos– one for each decade the Festival has been running; and Destination Dreams videos showcasing some of the beautiful regions of North Queensland that we recommend you visit when you come to Townsville for the Festival in July. They include Mission Beach, the Atherton Tablelands and Magnetic Island. 

View the 3-day program   View Concert Programs 

The daily content is free for you to enjoy. The evening concerts require you to purchase a ticket. All ticket income goes back to the artists performing (less GST and a small admin fee). Ticket holders simply need internet access to view these concerts.

Single concert tickets - $24 (includes $4 admin fee)
Three Concert Pass - $65 (includes $8 admin fee)

We have partnered with Melbourne Digital Concert Hall to deliver the evening concerts. Purchase online  or call MDCH on 1300 994 208.


 Don’t forget to invite your friends around to watch the concerts with you and enjoy some beautiful chamber music from the comfort of your own home!