Friday, 30 April 2010

Fine music festival will be back on the island soon!

After its first successful seasons in 2007 and 2008, the Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival is back this year, bigger and better than ever! 

For three days in June (18th-20th) audiences will be treated to an exciting program of fine music performed by outstanding Australian musicians. And of course there's no better venue for great music than North Stradbroke Island - "Straddie" - with its stunning bushland serenity, beautiful beaches, and "away from it all" atmosphere.

Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival, 18-20 June 2010.
As established in the first seasons, the informality and warmth of these concerts blend perfectly with Straddie's beach-side charm. You can join the performers after the concerts for a chat and a glass of wine, or listen to them prepare at the open rehearsals. And there'll be classes, workshops and special events as well.

The exciting line-up of performers includes talented young musicians from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the iconic, intriguing Freshwater Trio from Melbourne.Point Lookout will again be the main venue, but a special feature this year will be a family-focused Saturday afternoon concert at Dunwich Hall where the audience will experience the fun of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf". This concert will also showcase a series of pieces for didjeridu played by virtuoso Harry Wilson.

The Festival's varied music program ranges from rich, much-loved favourites of the classical repertoire to new music at the cutting edge of current composition. In just three days we'll hear the delights of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Chopin, as well as 20th century moderns like Austria's Arnold Schoenberg and Australia's Peter Sculthorpe, right through into the new millennium with Gordon Kerry's piano trio and the tuneful delights of Elena Kats Chernin. And these are only some of the musical treasures on offer! Come for an unforgettable weekend of fine music in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty.
  • See the latest updates on the website www.stradmusic.org 
  • Musical & performer enquiries: Festival Director Rachel Smith, 3892 1575 
  • Sponsorship: Please call Rachel if you can offer financial support.
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Tickets: radio station 4MBS Classic FM, 3847 1717 (9am-5pm, 7 days a week), 4mbs.com.au and Point Lookout News. 

Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival 2010 18-20 June!