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Chamber Music Festival – Gala Concert
19 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
In a spectacular night to remember, this Gala concert is inspired by the beauty of the natural landscape and splendour of the sky, bush and moon.
Eleven stellar Australian artists will perform a lovingly curated program of famous works interspersed with sparkling unknown gems by living Australian composers.
A musical journey through time and place, Headline Artist Eric Avery a Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr man performs ancient chants and songs. Opera Queensland soprano, Sofia Troncoso continues the journey with famous works by Mozart, Puccini, Villa-Lobos and Piazzolla. Internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Karin Schaupp, will perform works by Piazzolla and Maximo Diego Pujol and Solitude an evocative work by Nava Ryan – an emerging Queensland composer.
Australian composer Ian Munro’s Clarinet Quintet, Songs from the Bush will receive its Queensland premier, performed by Irit Silver, Principal Clarinet, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Festival String Quartet, whose members perform with the Australian World Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and prestigious chamber music festivals around Australia.
The Gala closes with the rousing Tarantelle performed by Irit Silver, clarinet, Alison Mitchell, Principal Flute, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and pianist Alex Raineri, Artistic Director, Brisbane Music Festival.