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QMF 2017: Sanctuary


QMF 2017: Sanctuary

  • Date: Thursday, 13 July 2017, 7pm
  • Venue: QPAC Concert Hall — Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Grey St and Melbourne St, Southbank, QLD
  • Series: This event is part of the Queensland Music Festival 2017 series
  • Tickets: Adult: $80 | Concession: $70 | Student: $30 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 136246

Event Details

Sanctuary is calm, solitude, contemplation, refuge, asylum, contentedness, our loved ones … perhaps even a sense of permanence. Music can evoke our places of refuge, of meditation, or create an unguarded place away from the rest of life for song, dance and laughter — a sanctuary of happiness.

Devised in collaboration with Katie Noonan and Brendan Joyce, and presented with Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, this emotional concert’s highlight is a world premiere by Australian composer Joe Chindamo (commissioned by Andrew and Renata Kaldor) featuring musicians Diana Doherty and Alexandre Oguey.

A signature event in the 2017 Festival, Sanctuary also includes Beethoven’s Song of Thanksgiving from Quartet Op.132, Brooke Green’s heart-wrenching Reza Barati, Telemann’s humorous concerto about frogs, and music by Queenslander Connor D’Netto.


Diana Doherty Oboe
Alexandre Oguey Cor anglais
Plus wild card mystery guest


Peter Sculthorpe | Alone for solo violin
Connor D’Netto | air & fantasy for String Orchestra
Elvis Costello | Favourite Hour (world premiere arrangement by Paul Cassidy)
Ludwig van Beethoven | Heiliger Dankgesang from Quartet Op.132
Georg Philipp Telemann | Concerto, TWV 51:A4, The Frogs
Brooke Green | Reza Barati
George Dreyfus | Lighthouse for String Orchestra (music in honour of Sir Edward Weary Dunlop)
Joe Chindamo | Sanctuary for Oboe, Cor Anglais, and String Orchestra (world premiere)
J.S. Bach | Suite in C Major, BWV 1009, Sarabande

Sanctuary is presented by Queensland Music Festival, Camerata and QPAC in association with Brisbane City Council. The new work by Joe Chindamo has been generously supported by Andrew and Renata Kaldor.

Featured non-Australian music: Elvis Costello, Beethoven, Telemann, JS Bach

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (07) 3010 6600 or by email to info@qmf.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Air & fantasy : for string orchestra (2016) by Connor D'Netto
— performed by Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra
Alone : violin solo (1976) by Peter Sculthorpe
— performed by Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra
Lighthouse : string orchestra by George Dreyfus
— performed by Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra
Sanctuary (string orchestra with solo instrument(s)) by Joe Chindamo — World premiere
— performed by Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra, Alexandre Oguey and Diana Doherty
 Reza Barati by Brooke Green

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User reviews & comments


Posted by Brendan Joyce [] on 1 August, 2017

This concert was repeated in Toowoomba on July 14 at the Empire Church Theatre.  Other performers in addition to those listed were:  Brisbane -- Katie Noonan (singer), Toowoomba -- Emma Dean (singer)

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