Song of Sky, Bush and Moon
VENUE: The Events Centre

Saturday 19 June 2021 @ 7.30pm

$95.00 – Premiem Seating
$85.00 – Adult
$75.00 – Student

Please contact the Box Office on 5491 4240 for large GROUP BOOKINGS and ACCESSIBILITY SEATING.


  • LOCK OUT PERIOD: Please arrive early. This performance has a lock out period



In a spectacular night to remember, this Gala concert is inspired by the beauty of the natural landscape and splendour of the sky, bush and moon.

Eleven stellar Australian artists will perform a lovingly curated program of famous works interspersed with sparkling unknown gems by living Australian composers.

A musical journey through time and place, Headline Artist Eric Avery a Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr man performs ancient chants and songs. Opera Queensland soprano, Sofia Troncoso continues the journey with famous works by Mozart, Puccini, Villa-Lobos and Piazzolla. Internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Karin Schaupp, will perform works by Piazzolla and Maximo Diego Pujol and Solitude an evocative work by Nava Ryan – an emerging Queensland composer.

Australian composer Ian Munro’s Clarinet Quintet, Songs from the Bush will receive its Queensland premier, performed by Irit Silver, Principal Clarinet, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Festival String Quartet, whose members perform with the Australian World Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and prestigious chamber music festivals around Australia.

The Gala closes with the rousing Tarantelleperformed by Irit Silver, clarinet, Alison Mitchell, Principal Flute, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and pianist Alex Raineri, Artistic Director, Brisbane Music Festival.

Headline Artists
Eric Avery, Violin, Voice
Karin Schaupp, Classical Guitar
Sofia Troncoso, Soprano

Other Artists
Alex Raineri, Piano
Zoe Black, Violin
Sarah Curro, Violin
Raquel Bastos, Viola
Louise King, Cello
Alison Mitchell, Flute
Irit Silver, Clarinet
Caleb Colledge, Percussion

Eric AVERY – Ancient First Nations chants and songs and original compositions
Max RICHTER – Mercy, Violin and Piano
Natalie NICOLAS – We Won’t Let You Down, String Quartet
Brenda GIFFORD – Miriwa (Sky), Piano, Soprano, Violin and Clarinet
Brenda GIFFORD (arr Wells) – Bardju (Footprints), Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piano, Violin and Percussion
Astor PIAZZOLLA/Lorenzo TURCHI-FLORAS – Ave Maria, Guitar and String Quartet
Nava RYAN – Solitude, String Quartet and Guitar
Maximo Diego PUJOL – Tangata de Agosto, Allegro ‘Fandango’

Interval 20 mins

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART – Laudate Dominum, from Vesperae solenne de confessore, K.399, Soprano and String Quartet
Antonio DVORAK – Song to the Moon from Rusalka, Soprano and String Quartet
Giacomo PUCCINI – O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi , Soprano and String Quartet
Heitor VILLA-LOBOS – Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 inspired by a Brazilian poem Ode to the Moon, Soprano, Guitar and String Quartet
Ian MUNRO – Songs from the Bush for Clarinet Quintet:
Country Dance, Campfire, Night Sky and Drover’s Lament
Sally WHITWELL – Road Trip, Flute and Piano
Camille SAINT-SAËN – Tarantelle Op. 6 for Flute, Clarinet and Piano Trio

Warning: Please arrive early. This performance has a lock out period.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute interval. (Subject to change without notice)

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Event Details

Date: Saturday 19 June 2021

Start time: 19:30

End time: 21:30

Venue: The Events Centre, Caloundra

Directions: 20 Minchinton St, Caloundra QLD 4551

Phone: (07) 5491 4240