Sanctuary is calm, solitude, contemplation, refuge, asylum, contentedness, our loved ones … perhaps even a sense of permanence. Music can evoke our places of refuge, of meditation, or create an unguarded place away from the rest of life for song, dance and laughter — a sanctuary of happiness.
Devised in collaboration with Katie Noonan and Brendan Joyce, and presented with Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, this emotional concert’s highlight is a world premiere by Australian composer Joe Chindamo (commissioned by Andrew and Renata Kaldor) featuring musicians Diana Doherty and Alexandre Oguey.
A signature event in the 2017 Festival, Sanctuary also includes Beethoven’s Song of Thanksgiving from Quartet Op.132, Brooke Green’s heart-wrenching Reza Barati, Telemann’s humorous concerto about frogs, and music by Queenslander Connor D’Netto
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