Festival Events

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

Saturday 21 July, 8:00pm
Mackay Masonic Temple
57 Wood Street, Mackay 

“Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death” - Angela Carter

Life and Death, Light and Dark: these themes have been explored countless times throughout history, and perhaps not more so than in music and art. Come and hear the Festival Artists explore these juxtapositions through exuberant and playful Mozart, the joyous celebration of Franck’s Cello sonata, the mysticism and elusiveness of Gesualdo’s Madrigals, and the unsettling irony and cheerfulness of Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet.

Mozart - Sonata for piano four hands K. 381 (Angela Turner & Stewart Kelly)
Franck (arr. Delsart) - Sonata for Cello  (Edward King & Stewart Kelly)
Gesualdo - Madrigals (arr. for String Quintet) (Caroline Hopson, Glenn Christensen, Tom Higham, Edward King & Simon Cobcroft)
Shostakovich - Quintet (Caroline Hopson, Glenn Christensen, Tom Higham, Simon Cobcroft & Stewart Kelly)