Spooky surreal cinema string sounds with bespoke short films by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Anthony Lucas.
Concert Hall, QPAC
Friday, 15 September 2023, 7pm
Empire Theatres, Toowoomba
Friday, 22 September 2023, 7pm
Building on Camerata’s hugely successful 2015 series Things that Go Bump in the Night, this spooky and surreal family-friendly concert features specially commissioned short films by the Oscar-nominated and Brisbane-born filmmaker, Anthony Lucas, with a live orchestra score performed by Camerata.
These specially commissioned bespoke films by Anthony Lucas traverse the impossible to the surreal, with lots of humour and a hint of the fantastic. Accompanied by a soundtrack of the suspenseful and dramatic, from works such as Bernard Hermann’s Psycho and Camille Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre, this spooky and mysterious evening will keep you on the edge of your seat.
From gripping moments to laugh-out-loud comedy, Camerata perfectly complements the on-screen elements through music that will spook and delight. This will be a riveting cross-genre performance that is sure to become a Camerata cult classic.
Please join Camerata in the foyer after the show to meet the musicians and have a chat.
If your family is comfortable with the spooks, jumps, and surrealism, then this is the show for you. If you’re not sure, we’d generally recommend this performance for children aged 10 years and older at your discretion.
Performing without a conductor, Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra proudly takes full ownership over their music-making in the spirit of chamber music, resulting in engaging, passionate, and exciting performances. A two-time Helpmann Award nominated ensemble, and recently a finalist in the Art Music Awards for Excellence in a Regional Area (2022), Camerata is known for innovative and adventurous programming, thriving on collaborations with artists across a range of artforms.