Wednesday 3 May @ 7.30pm, Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns
Tickets available: www.artscairns.com.au or 07 4088 1010
Thursday 4 May @ 7pm, Mossman Town Hall, Mossman
Tickets available: https://www.trybooking.com/PJID or 07 3846 3613
Saturday 6 May @ 7pm, Destiny Hall, Atherton
Tickets available: https://www.trybooking.com/PEZH or Chameleon’s Treasure, 30 Main St Atherton, 07 4091 1818
Sunday 7 May @ 2.30pm for 3pm, Paronella Park, Mena Creek
Tickets included in park entry fee: http://www.paronellapark.com.au/ or 07 4065 0000
Tuesday 9 May @ 5pm, The Paper Grove TYTO, Ingham
Tickets: FREE CONCERT
Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, promises an exceptional evening out for regional Queenslanders across the North this May.
Known for its adventurous programming, and building on the success of its sold out 2016 tour through south-west Queensland, Camerata will take to the North to present a program 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.
Camerata’s Greatest (String) Hits tour will feature music from their CD recording of Iain Grandage’s When Time Stops and also include music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No.5.
With investment from the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, Camerata has commissioned a new work from Brisbane composer Michael Patterson. Mr Patterson will travel to Queensland’s iconic Paronella Park in Mena Creek for inspiration to compose this new piece. The work will have its world premiere at the Cairns Centre of Contemporary Arts and will then feature in the concert program in each community.
For the first time, Camerata will partner with Mark and Judy Evans, owners of Paronella Park, to devise a special outdoor performance at their multi-awarded tourist destination. This will certainly be a highlight of the tour where Patterson’s new piece composed in response to this natural wonder will be played amongst the trees with audience encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic and take in this truly special experience.
Camerata’s fine musicians will also engage local school groups in a series of workshops and performances while in each community. Camerata’s cellist Eleanor Streatfeild, has been travelling to each regional community during March to meet with teachers and discuss how we can specially tailor our programs for each location.
Unique to Camerata, the ensemble also will deliver a concert program in aged care facilities. Over the years, Camerata has developed an engaging program for residents who delight in a chamber orchestra performing in their facility.
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.
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