A WELCOMING SAFE HAVEN BROUGHT TO LIFE THROUGH MUSIC
Music can evoke a sense of sanctuary, calm and belonging. As millions of people worldwide searched for refuge, Sanctuary was a timely musical event.
Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra performed a beautifully curated program that explored the themes of sanctuary: our universal need for a safe haven in a troubled world.
In a world premiere event, the program featured a concerto by revered pianist and unique composer – and second generation Australian immigrant – Joe Chindamo, commissioned for the wife and husband team of oboist Diana Doherty and cor-anglais player Alexandre Oguey.
The concert also included a world premiere arrangement of Elvis Costello’s haunting war song Favourite Hour by the Brodsky Quartet’s Paul Cassidy.
Diana Doherty – oboe
Alexandre Oguey – cor anglais
Plus wild card mystery guest
Peter Sculthorpe | Alone for solo violin
Connor D’Netto | air & fantasy for String Orchestra
Elvis Costello | Favourite Hour (world premiere arrangement by Paul Cassidy)
Ludwig van Beethoven | Heiliger Dankgesang from Quartet Op.132
Georg Philipp Telemann | Concerto, TWV 51:A4, The Frogs
Brooke Green | Reza Barati
George Dreyfus | Lighthouse for String Orchestra (music in honour of Sir Edward Weary Dunlop)
Joe Chindamo | Sanctuary for Oboe, Cor Anglais, and String Orchestra (world premiere)
J.S. Bach | Suite in C Major, BWV 1009, Sarabande
Sanctuary was presented by Queensland Music Festival, Camerata and QPAC in association with Brisbane City Council. The new work by Joe Chindamo has been generously supported by Andrew and Renata Kaldor.