From My Homeland
Evocative Australian music takes centre stage featuring didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton and captivating violinist Véronique Serret.
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Concert Hall, QPAC
Thursday, 25 May 2023, 7pm
Empire Theatres, Toowoomba
Friday, 26 May 2023, 7pm
Evocative and profound Australian music that explores individual stories and our connection to place, featuring ARIA Award-nominated artists didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton and captivating violinist Véronique Serret.
Camerata will intertwine works from esteemed Australian composers Margaret Sutherland, Frederick Septimus Kelly, Brenda Gifford, Cameron Patrick, and William Barton and Véronique Serret, in an expressive and heartfelt performance for chamber orchestra. These evocative works conjure vivid Australian soundscapes and the universal stories and experiences that we tie to our homeland.
From the sorrowful melodies in Kelly’s Elegy in Memoriam Rupert Brook, the syncopated, step-like rhythms of Gifford’s Bardju (Footprints) to the colourful yet brooding Lines of the Southern Cross (Patrick), this performance explores the full breadth of emotion.
Featuring special guests William Barton, leading Australian didgeridoo virtuoso and composer, and the dynamic and versatile violinist, Véronique Serret, for their work Bushfire Requiem in a brand-new version for chamber orchestra, this will be an exciting all-Australian music program that celebrates our talent, stories, and unique experiences.
Please join Camerata in the foyer after the show to meet the musicians and have a chat.
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.