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Sunday 21 July, 4:00pm
Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music
Boundary Road, Ooralea

In the final concert of the 2024 festival, the Festival Artists, alongside members of Camerata will perform some of the most exciting, and largest works ever to be performed at the MCMF!

Join us for an evening of collaboration, where our Festival Artists and members of Camerata unite to present three iconic masterpieces.

The concert kicks off with an electrifying performance of Neruda's Concerto for Trumpet and Strings, featuring the brilliant virtuosity of Timothy Francis on trumpet.

Bach's renowned Concerto for Two Violins is a highlight of the Baroque era. With rich themes and captivating melodies, performed by the newly married duo, Glenn Christensen and Doretta Balkizas, this piece promises to leave you spellbound.

Written at the remarkable age of 16, Mendelssohn's Octet is renowned for its symphonic qualities, with each of the eight instruments contributing to the exuberant energy of one of the true gems of chamber music. From the joyous opening movement to the lyrical beauty of the slow movement and the spirited finale, the Octet promises to finish the 6th Mackay Chamber Music Festival on a high! 

NERUDA, Johann Baptist Georg -
 Concerto in E-flat for Trumpet and Strings  (Timothy Francis, accompanied by Festival Artists and Members of Camerata) 
BACH, Johann Sebastian – Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 (Doretta Balkizas, Glenn Christensen, accompanied by Festival Artists and Members of Camerata)


MENDELSSOHN, Felix – Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20 (Glenn Christensen, Doretta Balkizas, Henry Justo, Simon Cobcroft, Members of Camerata)

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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.