The Magic of Vienna

At Sir George Kneipp Auditorium (JCU) on 10th June 2023 at 5:30pm

A concert featuring music by Wagner and Strauss with international conductor Theodore Kuchar.


Featuring our guest conductor Theodore Kuchar

Theodore 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...
Click on Theodore Kuchar's photo to see the full biography.

Music Programme

Richard Wagner

  • Rienzi Overture, WWV 49

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 “Jupiter”

Johann Strauss II

  • Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
  • Ritter Pasman: Czardas, Op. 441
  • Persian March, Op. 289
  • Eljen a Magyar!, Op. 332 (Hail to Hungary)
  • The Blue Danube Waltzes, Op. 314

Concert Programme:

Click on the image above to view a PDF of the printed concert programme.

Photo Gallery

Photo Credit: Chrissy Maguire