Festival Events

Browse our programs, and come get involved with chamber music performances and workshops led by some of Australia’s finest musicians.

Saturday 23 July, 8:00pm
Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music
Boundary Road, Ooralea

After an almost two year hiatus due to Covid, the Lyrebird Trio reunites to present this exciting program of masterworks. 

Beethoven’s brooding yet lyrical C minor Piano Trio is one of his earliest and most popular works. With its violent eruptions contrasted with yearning pathos, this is a work that contains the full range of human emotions. Brisbane-based Cathy Likhuta uses her piece “Tangle and Tear” to explore the juxtaposition between these opposing forces in everyday life, and represents any situation which might get out of control.

Schubert’s first Piano Trio is a work of beauty, rich in colour, texture and lyricism. Playful dialogue between the instruments and gorgeous melodies make this a masterpiece of the early romantic period, and the Lyrebird Trio will be sure to give a performance you won’t forget!

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van – Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3

LIKHUTA, Cathy – Tangle and Tear, for Piano Trio


        SCHUBERT, Franz – Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat Major, D. 898

Lyrebird Trio – Glenn Christensen, Simon Cobcroft, Angela Turner


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As part of the Mackay Chamber Music Festival’s commitment to making the arts and music accessible to all, this year’s festival will be streamed online by the Australian Digital Concert Hall. Tickets are available for purchase to each concert individually, as well as a whole weekend package. This enables the ticket purchaser to watch a live stream of the festival’s concerts from anywhere with an internet connection. The concerts will be streamed live, as well as being available for 72 hours after broadcast. If you can’t make it to our live concerts, this is the perfect way to join in the fun of the weekend from the comfort of your own home!