Mount Isa Celebrates

Mount Isa Celebrates

Symphony of the inland sea

Mount Isa Celebrates brings together a star-studded line-up of performing artists, with an impressive array of instrumental and vocal talent born and bred in the city.

Mount Isa Community Ensembles (MICE) has inspired the creation of one of the world’s most remote symphony orchestras. In their debut performance, the orchestra will share the stage with more than 300 musicians, including the Mount Isa Community Chorus and Combined Schools Choir.

Headlining both performances will be jazz star James Morrison, stunning vocalist Emma Pask, internationally renowned concert pianist Ambre Hammond, violin virtuoso Ian Cooper, and the John Morrison Trio.

The grand finale will be a world premiere performance of Symphony of the Inland Sea by acclaimed Australian composer, Matthew Dewey. This evocative work is inspired by the extraordinary landscape in and around this iconic city.

23 Jul / 24 Jul 7pm 2015



Mount Isa Civic Centre
West St, Mount Isa

Free Event


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James Morrison, Ambre Hammond, Ian Cooper, 
Emma Pask, John Morrison, Paul White, Jake Barden
Sean O’Boyle, Conductor
Warwick Tyrrell, Assistant Conductor
Mount Isa Community Ensembles
Mount Isa Community Chorus 
Combined Schools Choir
Guest vocalists from The Australian Voices
Directed by Gordon Hamilton
Guest musicians from Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Maria Cleary, Designer
Matthew Dewey, Composer – Symphony of the Inland Sea

Mount Isa Celebrates is proudly presented by Queensland Music Festival and Mount Isa City Council.

Major Partner

Gold Partners
Australia Council for the Arts Tim Fairfax Family Foundation

Silver Partners
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Bronze Partners
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Media Partners
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This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through: Arts Queensland’s Playing Queensland Fund; and the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Mount Isa City Council to support local arts and culture.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Regional Arts Fund, which supports sustainable cultural development in regional, remote and very remote Australia. The program is delivered in partnership with Artslink Queensland.

Additional choral skills development supported by the Pavetta Foundation.


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