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Camerata: From My Homeland

Posted by Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra | Mar 30, 2023

Camerata- Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra presents From My Homeland.

Evocative and profound Australian music that explores individual stories and our connection to place, featuring ARIA Award-nominated artists didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton and captivating violinist Véronique Serret.

Camerata will intertwine works from esteemed Australian composers Margaret SutherlandFrederick Septimus KellyBrenda GiffordCameron Patrick, and William Barton and Véronique Serret, in an expressive and heartfelt performance for chamber orchestra. These evocative works conjure vivid Australian soundscapes and the universal stories and experiences that we tie to our homeland.

From the sorrowful melodies in Kelly’s Elegy in Memoriam Rupert Brook, the syncopated, step-like rhythms of Gifford’s Bardju (Footprints) to the colourful yet brooding Lines of the Southern Cross (Patrick), this performance explores the full breadth of emotion.

Featuring special guests William Barton, leading Australian didgeridoo virtuoso and composer, and the dynamic and versatile violinist, Véronique Serret, for their work Bushfire Requiem in a brand-new version for chamber orchestra, this will be an exciting all-Australian music program that celebrates our talent, stories, and unique experiences.

From My Homeland

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 7pm

Concert Hall, QPAC

Friday, 26 May 2023, 7pm

Empire Theatres, Toowoomba

Buy Tickets HERE


Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra

Camerata’s primary aim is to empower artists, inspire audiences, and enrich communities through music. 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.

Camerata has a reputation for innovation and interesting and adventurous programming. The ensemble is extremely flexible in its repertoire and in the way it combines works in programs, playing the core “classics” as well as new and recent music, and Australian music. Camerata regularly works with performers outside the ‘classical’ sector.

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