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AFCM18: Festival Finale - Magical Connections


AFCM18: Festival Finale - Magical Connections

  • Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Townsville Civic Theatre — 41 Boundary Street , South Townsville, QLD
  • Series: This event is part of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music 2018 series
  • Tickets: Adult: $81 | Member: $73 | Concession: $77 | Under 30: $30 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1800 449 977

Event Details

In a break from tradition, tonight’s Grande Finale will be in 3 parts. We bring all our connections full circle in a glorious and exhilarating journey around the globe. Seatbelts are optional, but we suggest you buckle up - this is going to be epic!

Hosted by Mairi Nicholson.

String Quartet No.3
Goldner String Quartet

Sonatine: Allegro - Andante - Animé
Prudence Davis (flute), Katya Apekisheva (piano)

Porgy and Bess (arr. Percy GRAINGER)
Kathryn Stott (piano) Daniel de Borah (piano)


Julian YU
The Lamentation of Micius
Julian Bliss (clarinet), Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Paul Wright (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Guy Johnston (cello)

Maurice RAVEL
Piano Trio in A minor: Modéré - Pantoum (Assez vif) - Passacaille (Très large) - Final (Animé).
Katya Apekisheva (piano), Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), István Várdai (cello)


Faraway Mountain (Australian premiere)
Wu Tong (sheng), Kathryn Stott (piano)

Paquito D’RIVERA
Cape Cod Files ‘Benny @100’ (Australian premiere)
Julian Bliss (clarinet), Timothy Young (piano)

Como El Agua (Australian premiere)
JP Jofre (bandoneon), Tine Thing Helseth (trumpet)

Arrangements of:
Danny Boy (Irish Traditional)
My Bonnie Flies Over the Ocean (Traditional)
La Cucaracha (Traditional)
Auld Lang Syne (Scottish Traditional)

Violinists: Paul Wright, Pavel Fischer, Dimity Hall, Karen Gomyo, Grace Clifford
Violists: Lars Anders Tomter and Tobias Breider

007 arranged for Cello Octet by Richard Birchall
Cello octet: István Várdai, Guy Johnston, Caleb Wong, Eliza Sdraulig, Howard Penny, Vicky Zhang, Liam Meany, Julian Smiles

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART
Magic Flute Medley (arr. Roderick Williams)
Siobhan Stagg (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone), AFCM Festival Orchestra

‘Going Home’ (arr. Roderick Williams)
All Festival Artists

Featured non-Australian music: Dutilleux, Gershwin, Ravel, Wu Tong, Paquito D'Rivera, JP Jofre, Aleksey Igudesman, Monty Norman, Mozart, Dvorak

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (07) 4771 4144 or by email to info@afcm.com.au

Featured Australian Works

String quartet No. 3 : string quartet (1994) by Carl Vine
— performed by Goldner String Quartet
The lamentation of Micius : for clarinet quintet (1998) by Julian Yu
— performed by Guy Johnston, Lars Anders Tomter, Paul Wright, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Julian Bliss

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