2019 AFCM Concert in the Park

The AFCM Concert in Queens Gardens was co-presented by the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and the City of Townsville as part of the North Australia Festival of the Arts.

At Queens Gardens on 28th July 2019 at 3:00pm

Featuring our guest conductor Andrew Ryder

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Yanni: Santorini

Jonathon Peh: Pokemon Suite

Piazzolla (arr. Martin Kuuskmann): Oblivion (with Martin Kuuskmann on bassoon)

Jobim (arr. Jovino Santos Neto): Watching you with my heart (with Martin Kuuskmann on bassoon)

Leonard Bernstein: Somewhere (with Lotte Betts-Dean, mezzo-soprano)

Ross Parker & Charlie Hughes: We’ll Meet Again (with Lotte Betts-Dean, mezzo-soprano)

Morricone (arr. James Barclay): Libertango (with Amy Dickson on saxophone)

1RAR Band Showcase

Rossini: William Tell Overture


Guest Artist: Amy Dickson

Named the UK’s Young Australian of the Year 2016 and Grammy™ nominated twice, British-Australian Sony Artist, Amy Dickson, made history…

Guest Artist: Lotte Betts-Dean

Australian mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean’s performance experience encompasses opera, oratorio, contemporary music, art song recital/chamber music, early music and non-classical collaborations…

Guest Artist: Martin Kuuskmann

Grammy nominated Estonian-born bassoon virtuoso, Martin Kuuskmann’s charismatic and commanding performances throughout the world have earned him a reputation as one of the leading solo instrumentalists today…