At on 16th March 2019 at 7:30pm
Featuring our guest conductor Theodore KucharTheodore Kuchar hardly needs an introduction to Townsville audiences as he is one of our celebrated sons. He founded the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and was its Artistic Director for 17 years. The Townsville City Council together with AFCM established the annual Theodore Kuchar Music Scholarship in recognition of his contribution to the development and enhanceent of this city's cultural identity. Multiple award-winning conductor Theodore Kuchar is one of the most recorded conductor of his generation and appears on over 130 compact discs for the Naxos, Brilliant Classics, Ondine, Marco Polo and Toccata Classics labels. Having recently accepted the positions as Principal Conductor of the Ukrainian Festival Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Ukrainian National Opera and Ballet in Lviv he has served as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of two of Europe’s leading orchestras, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the Czech Radio Orchestra) while also serving as the Principal Conductor of the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra and Slovak Sinfonietta. In the 2011-12 season he commenced his tenure as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela and prior to that served as the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra in Brisbane, Australia. In addition to his conducting activities he has served as the Artistic Director of two of the world’s most important chamber music festivals, The Australian Festival of Chamber Music (1991-2007) and the Nevada Chamber Music Festival (2003-2018).
- Symphony in E Minor (No. 5, Op. 95) “From The New World”
- Adagio – Allegro molto
- Allegro con fuoco
- Suite from Estancia, dance suite from the ballet, Op. 8a
- Part 1: Los trabajadores agricolas (The land workers)
- Part 4: Danza final (Malabo)
Jose Pablo Moncayo
- Danzón No. 2 for Orchestra
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A review of this concert can be viewed here.
Photo Credit: Cam Leitch