Festival Events

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

Saturday 20 July, 3:00pm
Mackay Masonic Temple
57 Wood Street, Mackay

What happens when you combine music written centuries ago with the music of composers who are still alive and kicking? With all pieces under 15 minutes, this concert juxtaposes well-loved works by Haydn and Mozart with new works by Caroline Shaw and Sufjan Stevens. Mozart’s elegant “Kegelstatt” Trio is sure to please the ears, while Stevens’ suite from ‘Run Rabbit Run’ experiments with the huge range of sounds that string instruments can achieve, and imitates the funk and groove of electronic music. As an extra treat, we have the world premier of a piece by Australian composer, Calvin Bowman. Come along and be moved, surprised, and never bored!

Q&A Session - Hosted by Brett Sturdy
Ever been interested in the lives of musicians? How they got to be where they are? Or why they love chamber music, and what it means to them? Do you want to know about the rehearsal processes involved in music, or even what musicians do in their down time? This is your chance to ask! Join us in a Q&A session with the festival musicians after the concert to have all your questions answered...

SUFJAN STEVENS (arr. Michael Atkinson) - Suite from Run Rabbit Run (Caroline Hopson, Doretta Balkizas, Stefanie Farrands & Alexandra Partridge)
HAYDN - Piano Trio in D major, Hob.XV:24 (Lyrebird Trio)
GERARD BROPHY - Sheer Nylon Dances (Lyrebird Trio)


BRUCH - Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op.83 (Justin Beere, Tom Higham & Stewart Kelly)
CAROLINE SHAW - Entr’acte (Caroline Hopson, Doretta Balkizas, Stefanie Farrands & Alexandra Partridge)
CALVIN BOWMAN - Elegy in the French Style (Stefanie Farrands & Stewart Kelly) (world premiere)
MOZART - Kegelstatt Trio, K.498 (Justin Beere, Tom Higham & Stewart Kelly)