Music By The Sea Festival 2015
Music By The Sea Festival 2015 is on 9th, 10th and 11th January at the iconic Sandgate Town Hall. This is the 13th annual festival and once again brings international and Australian artists to Sandgate. The program is exciting and diverse, and as always, we believe it will cater to all musical tastes.
Opening on Friday night, the program kicks off with Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything from Canada. Jaron’s fiddle playing is something to behold.
Saturday opens with a morning raga by Sarangan Sriranganathan (sitar) & Bobby Singh (tabla). Highlight of the day’s program is FourPlay String Quartet – an indie rock band that just happens to be a string quartet. Mantratonic with the legendary Sandy Evans is a stellar addition.
Sunday morning opens with the heavenly music of two viola da gambas, a theorbo and a lute by the Ensemble Re-creation. Exquisite Sydney artists – Acacia Quartet are back, followed by our own young Brisbane award winning concert pianist, Alex Raineri. Sunday evening features the Orava String Quartet, now Brisbane based as Quartet in Residence with the Camerata of St John’s Chamber Orchestra. And the festival closes a great weekend in air conditioned comfort with one of Australian finest pianists – Tamara-Anna Cislovska who performs works by Peter Sculthorpe from the recently released album of his complete works for solo piano.
Ticketed performances are at the Sandgate Town Hall. Free performances are on at local venues – Cardigan Bar, 198 Seymour St., Sandgate – Matthew Thomas Cafe, 50 Eagle Ter., Sandgate – EclecTea Cafe, 15 Gladstone St., Brighton.
Tickets sell online from mid November at musicbythesea.com.au. Also, from 3rd December tickets will be available at 2 Knox St., Sandgate, next to the Railway Station. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 7am to 11am.