Camerata promises an exceptional evening out for regional Queenslanders in June with Camerata Live!
Building on our highly successful 2018 tour of Western Queensland, Camerata presents a program where the words contemporary and classic sit side by side, bringing together new Australian music with great classical music heroes.
The concert is designed to provide regional audiences with an enjoyable night out for the whole family, without needing to travel beyond their own communities.
With investment from the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, Camerata has commissioned a new work from emerging composer, Samuel Dickenson (pictured above). This piece will have its world premiere on this tour featuring in the concert program in each community. Mr Dickenson recently travelled to K’gari (Fraser Island) as the source of inspiration for this new work with a focus on the shipwreck of the NZHS Maheno, which lies aground on 75 Mile Beach.
Camerata will also engage school groups and local musicians in a series of workshops and performances while in each community. Camerata’s education officer and principal second violinist Jonny Ng, recently travelled to Caloundra, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg and Gladstone to meet with teachers and discuss how the program can be specially tailored in each location. Local students and musicians will join Camerata onstage as part of the evening concert program.
After great success in 2018 Camerata will again include kindergarten performances as part of our tour itinerary, performing a specially designed concert for 4 and 5 year olds in a fun and interactive performance.
While on the road, the ensemble will also deliver a concert program in aged care and respite care facilities. Over the years we have developed an engaging program for residents who delight in a chamber orchestra performing in their facility.
As part of this tour Camerata is pleased to announce a new collaboration, for the first time performing with critically acclaimed The Australian Voices choir in Gympie.
Performing without a conductor, Camerata’s players have established a reputation for passionate, exciting performances that engage audiences of all ages, whatever their experience.
This tour is made possible with the generous support of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Friday 21 June @ 7:30pm, The Events Centre, Caloundra
Tickets available: www.theeventscentre.com.au or 07 5491 4240
GYMPIE – Featuring The Australian Voices
Saturday 22 June @ 7:30pm, Gympie Civic Centre
Tickets available: www.qtix.com.au or 136 246
Sunday 23 June @ 4:00pm, Fraser Coast Cultural Centre – City Park
Tickets: Free Entry
Register: www.ourfrasercoast.com.au or 07 4197 4206
Wednesday 26 June @ 7:00pm, Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
Tickets available: www.gladstoneentertainment.com or 07 4972 2822
Saturday 29 June @ 7:30pm, Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
Tickets available: www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au or 07 4130 4100