Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra promises its trademark energy as it takes to The Edge at State Library of Queensland in its intimate concert Up Close concert on Friday 3 June.
This is your chance to be up close and personal with Camerata’s players. ‘Small is beautiful’ in this selection of music, including the charm of Glière’s Suite for Violin and Double Bass, and the fusing of sensual jazz and contemporary classical music in Frank Proto’s 1974 Trio for Violin, Viola and Double Bass.
Be mesmerised as six Camerata players shed new light on Brahms’ youthful and radiant Sextet in B Flat.
You’ll hear the individual players, see how they draw their sound, witness their interactions, and experience their passion. Up Close offers you a deeper connection with our players and their joyous music making.
Camerata continues to stun audiences with their ground-breaking performances, which in 2016 culminated in a nomination for a coveted Helpmann Award for Best Chamber and/or Instrumental Ensemble Concert. Performing without a conductor, Camerata’s players have established a reputation for passionate, exciting performances that engage audiences of all ages, whatever their experience.
Founded in 1987 by acclaimed string educator Elizabeth Morgan AM, Camerata has gone on to amass a reputation for innovation and adventurous programming and firmly established itself as a chamber orchestra of national significance with an outstanding track record of artistic achievement. Camerata performs a variety of styles of music in traditional and non-traditional spaces throughout the state and delivers workshops, school talks and concerts to support the education of young string players.
Dates: Friday 1 June (Toowoomba) & Sunday 3 June (Brisbane)
Venues: Empire Church Theatre, Empire Theatre Toowoomba & The Edge, State Library of Queensland
Tickets: Adult $85; Conc. $75, Student $33
Bookings: Toowoomba: 1300 655 299 or www.empiretheatre.com.au
Brisbane: QTIX 136 246
Program: Reinhold Glière Suite for Violin and Double Bass; Frank Proto Trio for Violin, Viola and Double Bass
Johannes Brahms Sextet in B Flat Major, Op.18
Featuring: Brendan Joyce – violin, Jonny Ng – violin, Elizabeth Lawrence – viola,
Anna Colville – viola, Nathan Smith – cello, Shannon Tobin – cello, Marian Heckenberg – double bass