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

Thursday 13 July 2017, 7pm

Concert Hall, QPAC


Diana Doherty – oboe
Alexandre Oguey – cor anglais
Plus wild card mystery guest


Sanctuary is presented by Queensland Music Festival, Camerata and QPAC in association with Brisbane City Council.

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