Presented by Camerata and Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Camerata’s 2019 subscription series program begun with Sara Macliver in Concert with Camerata, presented at the Empire Theatre, Toowoomba and QPAC’s Concert Hall, Brisbane.
Camerata welcomed much loved and treasured Australian soprano, Sara Macliver who performed two emotional pieces on the evening, Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Frauenleben (A Woman’s Love and Life), Op.42 arranged for Voice and Strings and Vivaldi’sMotet for Soprano and Orchestra, In furore (In fury), RV 626.
In keeping with Camerata tradition, a mystery wild card guest was revealed mid-concert in the form of rising star, dancer Jayden Grogan. Jayden performed a spectacular tap dance with the ensemble to Brisbane audiences, set to Leroy Anderson’s The Typewriter. Jayden and members of Camerata recently performed together at QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre in A Salon of Larrikins; an inter-generational vaudeville performance celebrating emerging, established and senior artists in Camerata’s Extend Your Experience program.
ABC Classic FM captured Sara Macliver in Concert with Camerata live from QPAC’s Concert Hall and broadcast the performance last Saturday evening. If you missed the broadcast, you can listen at your leisure via the ABC Classic website.
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Here’s what the audience and media had to say about the evening:
In classical music circles, it just doesn’t get much better than this. 4 ½ stars ????? Suzannah Conway, ArtsHub
I love the joy with which the musicians play. Francis Mangubhai
The audience clearly appreciated once again hearing that combination of expertise and joyousness, which are the hallmarks of Camerata… John Andrew, Weekend Notes