Festival Events

Browse our programs, and come get involved with chamber music performances and workshops led by some of Australia’s finest musicians.

Friday 19 July, 7:00pm
Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music
Boundary Road, Ooralea

The opening night of the 2024 Mackay Chamber Music Festival features ensemble-in-residence and audience favourite, the Lyrebird Trio. 

In this fiery program, Czech composer Josef Suk's “Elegy” draws upon the richness of Bohemian legends; compatriot Smetana's passionate Trio explores the full gamut of emotions following family tragedy. Exiled Ukrainian master Valentin Silvestrov explores a poignant yearning for a time and music that may never have been, in his “Fugitive Visions of Mozart”.

This performance will move and transport you to the depths of human emotion and back towards hope and light. Prepare to be captivated and carried away on a journey through the profound beauty of these masterpieces.

Please join the Lyrebird Trio in the foyer after the concert for a drink to celebrate the return of the Mackay Chamber Music Festival!

SUK, Josef - Elegy, Op. 23

SILVESTROV, Valentin - Fugitive Visions of Mozart


        SMETANA, Bedřich - Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15

Lyrebird Trio – Glenn Christensen, Simon Cobcroft, Angela Turner


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As part of the Mackay Chamber Music Festival’s commitment to making the arts and music accessible to all, this year’s festival will be streamed online by the Australian Digital Concert Hall. Tickets are available for purchase to each concert individually as well as a weekend package, enabling the purchaser to watch a live stream of the festival’s concerts from anywhere with an internet connection. The concerts will be streamed live, as well as being available for 72 hours after broadcast. If you can’t make it to our live concerts, this is the perfect way to join in the fun of the weekend from the comfort of your own home!

Single Tickets are $25, and a weekend package is $88.