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Townsville/Gurambilbarra

Wednesday 31 July. 7:30 pm

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

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Townsville/Gurambilbarra

Friday 2 August, 5pm

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

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Flights of Fancy
Cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca and Pianist Itamar Golan

Group of musicians smiling and looking at the camera on a industrial site as background
Photo by Alastair Bett

Australia’s best young musicians combine forces with international music superstars at the nation’s premier chamber music festival. Momentum Ensemble brings two jam-packed programs to AFCM, with music for everyone!

Concert Dates

Wednesday 31 July, 7:30pm

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music
Townsville/Gurambilbarra

Friday 2 August, 5pm

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music
Townsville/Gurambilbarra

Wonderful World is led by masterful cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca, who alongside Momentum Ensemble paint a tranquil portrait of our beautiful planet. Reverence and the sublime resonate in a program that sweeps from classical brilliance to modern musical magic, an expansive ode to the breathtaking wonder of nature itself.

Elegance and energy abound in the second program, which features the enchanting allure of Purcell’s long undiscovered opera, The Fairy Queen. Mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and harpsichordist Donald Nicolson are at the helm of this baroque extravaganza, which loosely draws its inspiration from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Paired with the electricity of Corelli’s eternally vibrant Concerto Grosso, this is a performance not to be missed.

Make your winter escape a musical one and join AYO in Townsville’s tropical paradise

Program I

AYO Momentum Ensemble featuring Cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca and Pianist Itamar Golan.

Program II

AYO Momentum Ensemble featuring Harpsichordist Donald Nicholson, Mezzo-Soprano Lotte Betts-Dean, Trumpeter Dave Elton, Trumpeter Mark Smith and Percussionist Timothy Constable

Artists:

Christian-Pierre La Marca

Christian-Pierre La Marca

Cello

Donald Nicolson

Donald Nicolson

Harpsichordist, Organist and Pianist

Jack Liebeck

Jack Liebeck

Violin

Itamar Golan

Itamar Golan

Soloist

Piano

Lotte Betts-Dean

Lotte Betts-Dean

Mezzo soprano

David Elton

David Elton

Trumpet

Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Trumpet

Timothy Constable

Timothy Constable

Percussion