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Saturday 20 July, 7:00pm
Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music
Boundary Road, Ooralea

For the first time in the festival's history, we welcome an entire chamber orchestra! And not just any chamber orchestra, but the amazing Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra. 
The Four Seasons has captivated audiences and music-makers the world over, and Camerata's performance will be no exception. 

Presented by Mackay Chamber Music Festival and Camerata 

Vivaldi’s evocative masterpiece interwoven with works from some of the world’s foremost contemporary composers 

“Camerata bursts with musical colour.” Limelight 

“...this was a most delectable concert by Camerata, rich and luscious with superb playing...” Sydney Arts Guide 

The Four Seasons has captivated audiences and music-makers the world over, and Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra is no exception. 

In this performance, in Camerata embarks on a visionary reimagining of The Four Seasons, intertwining Vivaldi, Max Richter (from his hit post-minimalist album, Recomposed by Max Richter), Astor Piazzolla (with a Buenos Aires tango version of “Spring”), a “Tibetan Winter” by Roxanna Panufnik and more. 

Camerata will also be joined by special guest, esteemed Australian Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo virtuoso Joel Woods for Mark O’Connor's spritely “Summer”. 

Four Seasons Reimagined will uplift, delight, and celebrate the talent of Camerata’s Artistic Associates in solo roles. 


VIVALDI, Antonio - The Four Seasons, “Spring”

RICHTER, Max - Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons, “Autumn”

PANUFNIK, Roxanna - Four World Seasons, “Tibetan Winter”

O’CONNOR, Mark - The American Seasons, “Summer”

PIAZZOLLA, Astor - The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, “Spring”

Wild Card Mystery Segment 


Please note: This performance will take approximately 75 minutes, with no interval



Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra

Australian Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo virtuoso Joel Woods

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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 weekend package, enabling the 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!

Single Tickets are $25, and a weekend package is $88.