Following an extraordinary year where Camerata adapted to new ways of producing music, reaching an online audience of over 1,000,000 through 5@5 with Camerata and other digital initiatives, Camerata is excited to return to live performances in 2021.
This year Camerata commences the season with Compassion welcoming Lior, an award-winning Australian singer/songwriter, who will sing of the connectedness of the human experience, regardless of race or religion, in a work set to ancient texts in both Hebrew and Arabic. This Helpmann Award-winning work provides a timely reminder of the importance of kindness and the values shared across religions.
First Nations violinist, singer and dancer, Eric Avery, joins the ensemble in a not-to-be-missed world premiere work, Landscapes.
With the support of Brisbane Festival, Camerata’s season concludes with Lembit Beecher’s score of the epic 13th century Persian poem, The Conference of the Birds. The concert features New York Times’ multi award-winning illustrator Peter Sis’s sumptuous images in a story of love.
Providing access to music for all Queenslanders continues as a priority for Camerata with program Partner, West Village providing an ideal space for an exciting program of kindergarten and education workshops, together with celebrating the launch of an exciting new range of retailers in the precinct.
Across the state, the ensemble will tour with the support of Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. For many who live in regional Queensland, Camerata provides their first live classical music experience, shared together with their family.
For Something Extra, following the success of their 2020 In Recital performance, Artistic Director, Brendan Joyce and Australian pianist Alex Raineri join forces again for three intimate and classic style concerts in which you’ll hear them perform all ten of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Piano and Violin. Performances of these works in a cycle are rare in Australia, presenting audiences with a “bucket list” opportunity.
In a new partnership with Metro Arts, Katherine Philp, Principal Cellist performs a solo recital of stunning, recently written music, where electroacoustic and amplified sound effortlessly melds with film and animation in When We Speak.
In July, Camerata invites audiences into the elegant surrounds of the Museum of Brisbane, shining a light on violinist, Anne Horton who joined Camerata after many years as founding member of the award-winning Tankstream Quartet, a group later installed as the Australian String Quartet. In this recital, featuring Alex Raineri Baroque meets charm meets sheer passion.
In a major new collaboration, Camerata will be joined by The Australian Voices and Rafael Karlen for Sinking Cities – a new 60-minute work for string orchestra, saxophone, and voice composed by Rafael Karlen with lyrics by Pearly Black. This digital and live world premiere is supported by Arts Queensland First Night Showcase Judith Wright Arts Centre fund, Australia Council, and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia.
Camerata is thrilled to be Ensemble-in-Residence at Museum of Brisbane celebrating the opening of the new exhibition, City in the Sun: Journey into Sub-Tropicana.
Hailed by The Australian as “the future of Australian Chamber Music”, Camerata proudly welcomes back Orava Quartet as Artist-in-Residence for 2021, now in their seventh year.
Performing without a conductor, Camerata’s string players have established a reputation for passionate, exciting performances which engage audiences of all ages, whatever their experience.
To view the complete season download our Season 2021 Brochure.