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Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival 2014

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If you love chamber music and are looking for an excuse to get away, then Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival is your chance.

From Friday 25 to Sunday 27 July, expect 6 fantastic concerts and 14 talented artists over 3 massive days at one stunning location - North Stradbroke Island. So mark the dates in your calendar and start your planning.

Ticketing information haven't been released at the time of writing. So you should either check back at the Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival website or follow them on Facebook to receive the latest updates.

In the meantime, see below for what's on.

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Baroque Virtuosi

The Festival begins with a Baroque extravaganza. Soprano singer Sara Macliver and harpsichordist Neal Peres da Costa are welcomed to the island for the first time and will be part of this exciting program. From works with imitative melodic lines between instruments to beautiful arias to Vivaldi's distinctive cello concerto, there is certainly plenty of variety. If you weren't in love with Baroque music before you will be by the end of the concert.

When: Friday 25 July, 7 pm
Where: Point Lookout Community Hall

  • Arcangelo Corelli: Trio sonata in C major, Op. 4/1

  • Handel Vivaldi: Arias

  • Antonio Vivaldi: Cello concerto in C minor, RV 401

  • George Frideric Handel: Largo from Concerto Grosso in B-flat major, Op. 3/2

  • Antonio Vivaldi: Trio sonata in D minor, 'La Follia', Op. 1/12 RV 63

Intimate Decisions

Following on from the Baroque spectacular, Saturday features works by well-known Australian composers Iain Grandage and Brett Dean. In addition, Mozart's wind and string chamber works will also be featured in this concert. With works featuring cello, oboe and viola, Festival goers will be delighted.

When: Saturday 26 July, 10.30 am
Where: Point Lookout Community Hall

  • Iain Grandage: Flying Dream for cello and tape

  • W.A. Mozart: Oboe quartet in F major, K 370

  • Brett Dean: Intimate Decisions for solo viola

  • W.A. Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio for clarinet, viola, piano in E flat major, K 498

Intimate Letters

Concert 3 of the Festival is all about love, life and devotion. Come and enjoy an afternoon of wonderful music by Robert Schumann and Leoš Janáček. Plus, there will be a reading of a selection of intimate letters between Janáček and Stösslová, which was the inspiration for Janáček's second string quartet.

When: Saturday 26 July, 2.30 pm
Where: Point Lookout Community Hall

  • Robert Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42

  • Reading of a selection of letters between Janáček and Kamila Stösslová

  • Leoš Janáček: String quartet no. 2, Listy důvěrné

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Kristin Berardi and James Sherlock

Kristin Berardi, the winner of Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition, is making an appearance at the Festival with an evening concert. She will be accompanied by guitarist James Sherlock.

When: Saturday 26 July, 5.30 pm
Where: Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club

Viva Italia

Begin your Sunday morning with some chamber music by your favourite Italian composers from the Classical and Romantic Periods as well as the 20th Century. This Italian string music extravaganza is not to be missed.

When: Sunday 27 July, 11 am
Where: Dunwich Public Hall

  • Luigi Boccherini: Cello sonata in C major, G 17 classical

  • Luciano Berio: Violin duos

  • Gioachino Rossini: Sonata a quattro no. 6 in D major

  • Ottorino Respighi: Il Tramonto for soprano and string quartet

Florestan's Finale

The final concert of the Festival promises to be exciting and exuberant with impressive works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Robert Schumann. With Beethoven's energetic string trio and Schumann's passionate piano quintet, the Festival promises to finish on a high note.

When: Sunday 27 July, 3 pm
Where: Dunwich Public Hall

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String trio in G major, Op. 9/1

  • Robert Schumann: Piano quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44

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Why? To enjoy a weekend of chamber music.
When: Friday 25 to Sunday 27 July
Where: North Stradbroke Island, QLD
Cost: Check website for details.
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