AFCM Concert in the Park 2016
At Queens Gardens on 31st July 2016 at 3:00pm
Last year was such a resounding success the AFCM had to repeat this wonderful afternoon of music in the park.
Co-presented by Townsville City Council and in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the municipality of Townsville, the program includes Vivaldi’s Spring from The Four Seasons performed by the effervescent British violinist Tasmin Little and soprano Valda Wilson, appearances by local groups the Barrier Reef Orchestra and 1RAR band, and will finish with the audience ‘firing the cannons’ in Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture!
Featuring our guest conductor Andrew RyderAndrew has conducted the Barrier Reef Orchestra for several concerts, including the Queens Gardens concerts in collaboration with AFCM, BRO goes to the Movies, World Music Concert celebrating Townsville 150 and a BRO children’s concert featuring Peter and the Wolf. Andrew has also been rehearsal conductor for many concerts. When not on the conductors’ podium, Andrew leads the BRO horn section.
Franz von Suppe
- Light Cavalry: Overture
- The Four Seasons, Spring.
Soloist: Tasmin Little (violin)
- Symphony No. 1 Townsville Views II Queens Gardens
- Les files de Cadix.
Soloist: Valda Wilson (soprano)
- Theme from Schindler’s List.
Soloist: Tasmin Little (Violin)
- E strano! Sempre libera from La Traviata.
Soloist: Valda Wilson (violin)
- The Year 1812 – Festival Overture Op 49 (with audience participation instead of cannon fire.)