Dreams and Dances

At Townsville Civic Theatre on 8th March 2016 at 7:30pm


Featuring our guest conductor Richard McIntyre OAM

Richard McIntyre, OAM, BMus (University of Sydney) has maintained a long and distinguished career as bassoonist, music educator, conductor and arranger. A Composition graduate from Sydney University, he was appointed Associate Principal Bassoon with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as a 20-year-old in 1968, moving to The Canberra School of Music as a foundation member of the Canberra Wind Soloists in 1978. With this renowned quintet, he recorded and toured internationally during a 30-year period, and gave it a unique repertoire with his virtuoso arrangements of large-scale orchestral works. He was for many years Principal Bassoon with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and appeared on many occasions as guest Principal Bassoon with most of the Symphony Australia Orchestras - also as concerto soloist, and independently as a recitalist.
Click on Richard McIntyre OAM's photo to see the full biography.

Music Programme


  • Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Deliah


  • Pavane in F sharp minor Op. 50


  • L’Apres-midi d’un Faune

Arturo Marquez

  • Danzon No. 2


  • Symphony in D minor

Concert Programme:

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Concert Review:

A review of this concert can be viewed here.