Sunday 31 July 2016
Queens Gardens
A FREE Event
Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy a truly delightful afternoon in the park.

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!

Conductor:                       Andrew Ryder:


Franz von Suppe:  Light Cavalry: Overture
Antonio Vivaldi:  the Four Seasons, Spring.  Soloist Tasmin Little (violin)
David Salisbury:  Symphony No. 1 Townsville Views II Queens Gardens
Leo Delibes:  Les files de Cadix. Soloist: Valda Wilson (soprano)
John Williams:  Theme from Schindler’s List.   Soloist, Tasmin Little (Violin)
Giuseppe Verdi:  E strano! Sempre libera from La Traviata.  Solist Valda Wilson (violin)
Peter Tchaikovsky:  The Year 1812 – Festival Overture Op 49

Audience participation instead of cannon fire.

Violin I:  Stephen Frewen-Lord, Elena James, Julia Ramsbotham, Florence Cappler-Shillington, Tracey Cook (Mackay) Gabrielle Sherrer (Adelaide)
Violin II:  Alexandra Gorton, Sam Smith, Melanie Laird, Vicky Hultgren
Viola:  Bianca Parison, Emily Matthews, Beth Wilkinson, Lily Conrad
Cello:  Ivy Wu, Rebecca Marki, Margaret Loftus, Una Glavin, Michael Carroll, Michelle Heijneman
Double Bass:  Steven Kluver, Emma Wootton, Maureen Wallace
Piccolo:  James Hultgren
Flute:  Lyndall Penaluna, Emily Chambers
Oboe:  Eddy Chen (Melbourne) Georgina Kanowski
Clarinet:  Monika Ward, Rianta Belford
Bassoon:  Sarah Hill, Helen Land
Horn:  Sue Darrigan, Annie Doherty, Kimberley Murray, Daniel Harley
Trumpet:  Arthur Florence, Ben Fixter
Trombone:  Emi Myosi, Mark Land, Julie Bingley
Tuba:  Andrew Hodgson.
Harp:  Leah Li
Harpsichord:  Sally Frewen-Lord
Timpani:  Ruby Ansic