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  • Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government

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    3 ATHERTON SONg tRAILS NORth 29

    4 AURUKUN ASq tOuR fNq 34

    5 BARCALDINE StREtch N thE tRuth 10

    6 BLACKALL RAdIO PLAyS 26

    7 BOWEN bEhINd thE cANE 42

    9 CAIRNS ASq tOuR fNq 34

    8 CALOUNDRA thE quEENSLANd cOuNtRy cOMfORt hOuR 12

    10 CHARTERS TOWERS SONg tRAILS NORth 29

    11 GATTON SONg tRAILS LIVE 31

    GLADSTONE cLASSIc cOuNtRy 22 SONg tRAILS SOuth 29

    GOLD COAST SPIRIt Of INdIA 18 thE quEENSLANd cOuNtRy cOMfORt hOuR 12 EMERgE 51

    14 HUGHENDEN SONg tRAILS NORth 29

    15 INNISFAIL SONg tRAILS LIVE 31

    16 JIMBOUR OPERA At JIMbOuR 46

    17 LONGREACH StREtch N thE tRuth 10

    18 MAPOON ASq tOuR fNq 34

    MARYBOROUGH SONg tRAILS SOuth 29

    24 MILES RAdIO PLAyS 26 MORANBAH

    cLASSIc cOuNtRy 2222 MUNDUBBERA

    SONg tRAILS SOuth 2919 MURGON

    SONg tRAILS SOuth 2920 MUTTABURRA

    StREtch N thE tRuth 1026 THURSDAY ISLAND

    AILAN KORES 1425 TOWNSVILLE

    thE quEENSLANd cOuNtRy cOMfORt hOuR 1227 TULLY

    SONg tRAILS NORth 2928 WEIPA

    ASq tOuR fNq 3429 WINTON

    StREtch N thE tRuth 10

    PAGEREGIONALPAGEBRISBANE

    ONLINEScORE It! SItE LIStENINg quEENSLANd

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    QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL EVENT LOCATIONS

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    The world is an elemental place and Queensland has had a full serve of the elements in 2011 already. From floods to cyclones, Queenslanders have been tested and they have come through, a bit battered but still standing. From all levels of the community, leaders and citizens have faced challenges with grace and courage. We welcome the opportunity to take concerts to numbers of those ravaged communities and show our commitment to rebuilding the spirit through music.

    The ability of music to tell stories in different ways is boundless. In 2011, the Queensland Music Festival will explore a corner of that infinite variety. From contemporary dance to classical concert hall, from psychological cabaret to musical memoirs, from solo performances to entire community involvement; the delivery is broad but the centre of it all is music.

    This July prepare to be delighted with the discovery of a lost Australian classic; to be persuaded that the written word is not always inadequate when discussing music; to be enthralled by incredible musicianship from vastly different musical cultures and disciplines; to be beguiled by the deception of sound, highlighting the extraordinary talents of foley artists and a tour of Queensland through your ears.

    Music comes in all shapes, sizes and colours; the mysterious and the charming, the serious and the playful, the virtuosic and the naive, the confronting and the comfortable, the grandly eloquent and the eloquently simple. In July 2011 the Queensland Music Festival invites you to join us in celebrating all of them equally.

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    AILAN KORESAN IdyLL fOR thE MISbEgOttEN bLAcKduStcOSI fAN tuttEdRAgquEENSLANd EMERgE ILMILIEKKI quARtEtMEEt ME IN thE MIddLE Of thE AIR PIANO LESSONSRANdy NEWMAN R & J SONg tRAILS fINALESPIRIt Of INdIAStREtch N thE tRuththE LIttLE gREEN ROAd tO fAIRyLANdthE quEENSLANd cOuNtRy cOMfORt hOuRVANuAtu WAtER MuSIcVAPORISAtION

    145051488

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    1 ALPHA StREtch N thE tRuth 10

    2 ARAMAC StREtch N thE tRuth 10

    3 ATHERTON SONg tRAILS NORth 29

    4 AURUKUN ASq tOuR fNq 34

    5 BARCALDINE StREtch N thE tRuth 10

    6 BLACKALL RAdIO PLAyS 26

    7 BOWEN bEhINd thE cANE 42

    9 CAIRNS ASq tOuR fNq 34

    8 CALOUNDRA thE quEENSLANd cOuNtRy cOMfORt hOuR 12

    10 CHARTERS TOWERS SONg tRAILS NORth 29

    11 GATTON SONg tRAILS LIVE 31

    GLADSTONE cLASSIc cOuNtRy 22 SONg tRAILS SOuth 29

    GOLD COAST SPIRIt Of INdIA 18 thE quEENSLANd cOuNtRy cOMfORt hOuR 12 EMERgE 51

    14 HUGHENDEN SONg tRAILS NORth 29

    15 INNISFAIL SONg tRAILS LIVE 31

    16 JIMBOUR OPERA At JIMbOuR 46

    17 LONGREACH StREtch N thE tRuth 10

    18 MAPOON ASq tOuR fNq 34

    MARYBOROUGH SONg tRAILS SOuth 29

    24 MILES RAdIO PLAyS 26 MORANBAH

    cLASSIc cOuNtRy 2222 MUNDUBBERA

    SONg tRAILS SOuth 2919 MURGON

    SONg tRAILS SOuth 2920 MUTTABURRA

    StREtch N thE tRuth 1026 THURSDAY ISLAND

    AILAN KORES 1425 TOWNSVILLE

    thE quEENSLANd cOuNtRy cOMfORt hOuR 1227 TULLY

    SONg tRAILS NORth 2928 WEIPA

    ASq tOuR fNq 3429 WINTON

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    The world is an elemental place and Queensland has had a full serve of the elements in 2011 already. From floods to cyclones, Queenslanders have been tested and they have come through, a bit battered but still standing. From all levels of the community, leaders and citizens have faced challenges with grace and courage. We welcome the opportunity to take concerts to numbers of those ravaged communities and show our commitment to rebuilding the spirit through music.

    The ability of music to tell stories in different ways is boundless. In 2011, the Queensland Music Festival will explore a corner of that infinite variety. From contemporary dance to classical concert hall, from psychological cabaret to musical memoirs, from solo performances to entire community involvement; the delivery is broad but the centre of it all is music.

    This July prepare to be delighted with the discovery of a lost Australian classic; to be persuaded that the written word is not always inadequate when discussing music; to be enthralled by incredible musicianship from vastly different musical cultures and disciplines; to be beguiled by the deception of sound, highlighting the extraordinary talents of foley artists and a tour of Queensland through your ears.

    Music comes in all shapes, sizes and colours; the mysterious and the charming, the serious and the playful, the virtuosic and the naive, the confronting and the comfortable, the grandly eloquent and the eloquently simple. In July 2011 the Queensland Music Festival invites you to join us in celebrating all of them equally.

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    With an unparalleled geographic reach and a strong commitment to commissioning new works that weave together the many stories of our State, the Queensland Music Festival brings the best of local, national and international talent to more than 33 regional and remote areas.

    Since 1999, this biennial event has been showcasing outstanding talent to Queenslanders and visitors from all walks of life, from our remote communities to our metropolitan centres.

    Its a signature event for the State, bringing people together to explore and enjoy the arts, as well as celebrate our identity and sense of place.

    The success of this event is well recognised, and many communities and participants have been inspired to continue their musical journey beyond the Festival itself with activities, concerts and workshops happening in the months and years following.

    The Queensland Music Festival takes chances, inviting communities to partner in large-scale events, and in creating and performing new works with internationally-acclaimed artists.

    In 2011, we will see world premiere performances in Bowen and Thursday Island, featuring new works that highlight local culture and great talent.

    I invite you to come along and enjoy Queensland Music Festival 2011!

    THE HONOURABLE RACHEL NOLAN MP

    MINIStER fOR fINANcE ANd thE ARtS

    Since Deborah Conway's first Festival in 2009, Queensland Music Festival has taken a fresh look at our mission and vision, to ensure that our program remains closely aligned to the core values of the organisation. It has been a great opportunity to really examine who we are and what makes the Festival unique.

    Our mission is simple: to produce a biennial festival of music, achieving international excellence in partnership with diverse communities throughout Queensland. The real challenge came in expressing a unified vision, one that encompasses everything from community skills development projects in remote areas of the state, to performances by internationally acclaimed artists in concert halls.

    The answer is that musical excellence is at the heart of everything we do, whether it is a participatory community project or an opportunity for Queensland audiences to experience a virtuosic performance. Each project is unique for QMF, but the primary goal of our program defines our vision: to transform lives through unforgettable musical experiences.

    Those of you who were able to join us in 2009 for events such as Cannot Buy My Soul at Brisbane Riverstage, The Road Were On in Charleville, Hidden Republic on Thursday Island or Earth Machine Music in Winton will recall what that experience meant to you. This year, it is my great pleasure to warmly invite everyone along to a QMF event in your community, and to share an unforgettable musical experience with us.

    KATE FARRAR

    chAIR / quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL

    froM thE MiniStEr for thE ArtS

    froM thE fEStiVAL chAir

    AboUt QUEEnSLAnD MUSic fEStiVALQUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL (QMF) IS A STATE-WIDE CELEBRATION OF MUSICAL ExCELLENCE, A MAJOR CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC SUCCESS STORY WITH A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION, AND AN UNPARALLELED GEOGRAPHIC REACH.

    Our vision is to transform lives through unforgettable musical experiences. Over 17 days in July 2011, the best of local, national and international talent will perform every conceivable style of music to Queenslanders from all walks of life, in Brisbane and in 33 regional and remote centres. The majority of events are free, and many will feature large-scale collaborative community engagement, bringing people together through the universal language of music.

    Our regional program will reach new heights in 2011, with tours and events too numerous to mention. Thursday Island will once again host a spectacular opening weekend event. Ailan Kores features a mass community choir with members drawn from across the Torres Strait in performance with the Queensland Youth Orchestra. The Song Trails project wends its way through North and South Queensland, from Charters Towers to Hughenden and Gladstone to Gatton, and Stretch n The Truth will spin tall tales on a tour of Longreach, Winton and the Barcaldine Region. Gladstone and Moranbah will play host to Classic Country, a unique event featuring Australias leading country artists with the orchestral talents of Camerata of St Johns. The regional program culminates in three nights of compelling music theatre at Bowens Foreshore, in a major community production that explores the history of Australian South Sea Islanders in Behind The Cane.

    In Brisbane, the Festival will open with a stunning new work by composer Elena Kats-Chernin inspired by the Australian childrens classic The Little Green Road to Fairyland. The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts will be

    awash in a different kind of fairy dust, with the world premiere of DragQueensLand, a musical exploration of the underground world of drag in Brisvegas that has flourished over the decades. Other program highlights include Randy Newman in concert with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, while Paul Kelly will return to Riverstage, this time with Paul Grabowsky and members of the Australian Art Orchestra for the first performance in Brisbane of Meet Me in the Middle of the Air.

    QMF continues its commitment to commissioning new works, featuring an extraordinary number of world premieres of works by Australian composers, writers and directors. Anna Goldsworthys award winning memoir Piano Lessons will be brought to life for the first time on stage, replete with live performances by Anna as she takes us through her extraordinary musical journey. For those who are looking for home-grown fun and frivolity, The Queensland Country Comfort Hour will delight with Rockwiz team Brian Nankervis and Julia Zemiro being joined by a host of brilliant musical talent.

    No matter what your musical inclinations or where you will be in the state this July, QMF will engage you with music in its many shapes and forms. Live music is uplifting and inspiring, its language transcends boundaries. QMF is a great time to get out there and take some risks, and to experience live music like you have never heard it before.

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    With an unparalleled geographic reach and a strong commitment to commissioning new works that weave together the many stories of our State, the Queensland Music Festival brings the best of local, national and international talent to more than 33 regional and remote areas.

    Since 1999, this biennial event has been showcasing outstanding talent to Queenslanders and visitors from all walks of life, from our remote communities to our metropolitan centres.

    Its a signature event for the State, bringing people together to explore and enjoy the arts, as well as celebrate our identity and sense of place.

    The success of this event is well recognised, and many communities and participants have been inspired to continue their musical journey beyond the Festival itself with activities, concerts and workshops happening in the months and years following.

    The Queensland Music Festival takes chances, inviting communities to partner in large-scale events, and in creating and performing new works with internationally-acclaimed artists.

    In 2011, we will see world premiere performances in Bowen and Thursday Island, featuring new works that highlight local culture and great talent.

    I invite you to come along and enjoy Queensland Music Festival 2011!

    THE HONOURABLE RACHEL NOLAN MP

    MINIStER fOR fINANcE ANd thE ARtS

    Since Deborah Conway's first Festival in 2009, Queensland Music Festival has taken a fresh look at our mission and vision, to ensure that our program remains closely aligned to the core values of the organisation. It has been a great opportunity to really examine who we are and what makes the Festival unique.

    Our mission is simple: to produce a biennial festival of music, achieving international excellence in partnership with diverse communities throughout Queensland. The real challenge came in expressing a unified vision, one that encompasses everything from community skills development projects in remote areas of the state, to performances by internationally acclaimed artists in concert halls.

    The answer is that musical excellence is at the heart of everything we do, whether it is a participatory community project or an opportunity for Queensland audiences to experience a virtuosic performance. Each project is unique for QMF, but the primary goal of our program defines our vision: to transform lives through unforgettable musical experiences.

    Those of you who were able to join us in 2009 for events such as Cannot Buy My Soul at Brisbane Riverstage, The Road Were On in Charleville, Hidden Republic on Thursday Island or Earth Machine Music in Winton will recall what that experience meant to you. This year, it is my great pleasure to warmly invite everyone along to a QMF event in your community, and to share an unforgettable musical experience with us.

    KATE FARRAR

    chAIR / quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL

    froM thE MiniStEr for thE ArtS

    froM thE fEStiVAL chAir

    AboUt QUEEnSLAnD MUSic fEStiVALQUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL (QMF) IS A STATE-WIDE CELEBRATION OF MUSICAL ExCELLENCE, A MAJOR CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC SUCCESS STORY WITH A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION, AND AN UNPARALLELED GEOGRAPHIC REACH.

    Our vision is to transform lives through unforgettable musical experiences. Over 17 days in July 2011, the best of local, national and international talent will perform every conceivable style of music to Queenslanders from all walks of life, in Brisbane and in 33 regional and remote centres. The majority of events are free, and many will feature large-scale collaborative community engagement, bringing people together through the universal language of music.

    Our regional program will reach new heights in 2011, with tours and events too numerous to mention. Thursday Island will once again host a spectacular opening weekend event. Ailan Kores features a mass community choir with members drawn from across the Torres Strait in performance with the Queensland Youth Orchestra. The Song Trails project wends its way through North and South Queensland, from Charters Towers to Hughenden and Gladstone to Gatton, and Stretch n The Truth will spin tall tales on a tour of Longreach, Winton and the Barcaldine Region. Gladstone and Moranbah will play host to Classic Country, a unique event featuring Australias leading country artists with the orchestral talents of Camerata of St Johns. The regional program culminates in three nights of compelling music theatre at Bowens Foreshore, in a major community production that explores the history of Australian South Sea Islanders in Behind The Cane.

    In Brisbane, the Festival will open with a stunning new work by composer Elena Kats-Chernin inspired by the Australian childrens classic The Little Green Road to Fairyland. The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts will be

    awash in a different kind of fairy dust, with the world premiere of DragQueensLand, a musical exploration of the underground world of drag in Brisvegas that has flourished over the decades. Other program highlights include Randy Newman in concert with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, while Paul Kelly will return to Riverstage, this time with Paul Grabowsky and members of the Australian Art Orchestra for the first performance in Brisbane of Meet Me in the Middle of the Air.

    QMF continues its commitment to commissioning new works, featuring an extraordinary number of world premieres of works by Australian composers, writers and directors. Anna Goldsworthys award winning memoir Piano Lessons will be brought to life for the first time on stage, replete with live performances by Anna as she takes us through her extraordinary musical journey. For those who are looking for home-grown fun and frivolity, The Queensland Country Comfort Hour will delight with Rockwiz team Brian Nankervis and Julia Zemiro being joined by a host of brilliant musical talent.

    No matter what your musical inclinations or where you will be in the state this July, QMF will engage you with music in its many shapes and forms. Live music is uplifting and inspiring, its language transcends boundaries. QMF is a great time to get out there and take some risks, and to experience live music like you have never heard it before.

  • FRI 15 JULY

    THE LITTLE GREEN ROAD TO FAIRYLAND OLD MUSEUM P6

    DRAGQUEENSLAND JWCOCA P8

    R & J QPAC P49

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    SAT 16 JULY

    THE LITTLE GREEN ROAD TO FAIRYLAND OLD MUSEUM P6

    DRAGQUEENSLAND JWCOCA P8

    R & J QPAC P49

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    VANUATU WATER LADIESTHE PARKLANDS SOUTH BANK P17

    SUN 17 JULY

    R & JQPAC P49

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    AILAN KORESGOMA P14

    MON 18 JULY

    R & JQPAC P49

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    TUES 19 JULY

    THE QUEENSLAND COUNTRY COMFORT HOURQPAC P12

    DRAGQUEENSLANDJWCOCA P8

    R & JQPAC P49

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    WED 20 JULY

    THE QUEENSLAND COUNTRY COMFORT HOURQPAC P12

    AN IDYLL FOR THE MISBEGOTTENQLD CONSERVATORIUM P50

    DRAGQUEENSLANDJWCOCA P8

    R & JQPAC P49

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    THURS 21 JULY

    SPIRIT OF INDIAQLD CONSERVATORIUM P18

    R & J QPAC P49

    DRAGQUEENSLAND JWCOCA P8

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    FRI 22 JULY

    RANDY NEWMAN QPAC P20

    DRAGQUEENSLAND JWCOCA P8

    R & J QPAC P49

    EMERGE QACI P51

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    SAT 23 JULY

    DRAGQUEENSLANDJWCOCA P8

    MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AIRRIVERSTAGE P24

    R & JQPAC P49

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    SUN 24 JULY

    STRETCH N THE TRUTHBRISBANE POWERHOUSE P10

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    MON 25 JULY

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    TUES 26 JULY

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    PIANO LESSONSQPAC P38

    WED 27 JULY

    PIANO LESSONSQPAC P38

    BLACKDUSTJWCOCA P51

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    THURS 28 JULY

    PIANO LESSONS QPAC P38

    BLACKDUST JWCOCA P51

    COSI FAN TUTTE QLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    FRI 29 JULY

    PIANO LESSONS QPAC P38

    BLACKDUST JWCOCA P51

    COSI FAN TUTTE QLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    ILMILIEKKI QUARTET BRISBANE JAZZ CLUB P45

    SAT 30 JULY

    PIANO LESSONSQPAC P38

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    SUN 31 JULY

    SONG TRAILS FINALEBRISBANE POWERHOUSE P28

    VAPORISATION OLD MUSEUM P53

    FRI 15 JULY SAT 16 JULY

    THE QUEENSLAND COUNTRY COMFORT HOURTOWNSVILLE Townsville Civic Theatre P12

    STRETCH N THE TRUTHMUTTABURRA P10

    SUN 17 JULY

    AILAN KORESTHURSDAY ISLAND Anzac Park P14

    THE QUEENSLAND COUNTRY COMFORT HOURCALOUNDRA The Events Centre P12

    STRETCH N THE TRUTHALPHA P10

    MON 18 JULY TUES 19 JULY

    STRETCH N THE TRUTHARAMAC P10

    WED 20 JULY

    SPIRIT OF INDIAGOLD COASTThe Arts Centre Gold Coast P18

    STRETCH N THE TRUTHBARCALDINE P10

    THURS 21 JULY

    THE QUEENSLAND COUNTRY COMFORT HOURGOLD COAST P12The Arts Centre Gold Coast

    STRETCH N THE TRUTH WINTON P10

    FRI 22 JULY

    STRETCH N THE TRUTHLONGREACH P10

    CLASSIC COUNTRY MORANBAH Moranbah Town Square P22

    SAT 23 JULY

    RADIO PLAYSMILES Leichhardt Hall P26

    SUN 24 JULY

    CLASSIC COUNTRY GLADSTONE Gladstone Ports Corporation Marina Stage P22

    MON 25 JULY

    SONG TRAILS NORTHHUGHENDEN P29

    SONG TRAILS SOUTHMURGON P29

    TUES 26 JULY

    AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET TOUR FNQAURUKUNAurukun Academy P34

    SONG TRAILS NORTHCHARTERS TOWERS P29

    SONG TRAILS SOUTHMUNDUBBERA P29

    WED 27 JULY

    AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET TOUR FNQWEIPAPerforming Arts CentreWestern Cape College P34

    SONG TRAILS NORTHTULLY P29

    SONG TRAILS SOUTHGLADSTONE P29

    THURS 28 JULY

    AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET TOUR FNQMAPOONMapoon Primary HealthCare Centre P34

    SONG TRAILS LIVEINNISFAIL Johnston Shire Hall P31

    SONG TRAILS SOUTHMARYBOROUGH P29

    BEHIND THE CANEBOWEN Bowen Soundshell P42

    FRI 29 JULY

    RADIO PLAYSBLACKALLBlackall Cultural Centre P26

    SONG TRAILS NORTHATHERTON P29

    BEHIND THE CANEBOWENBowen Soundshell P42

    SONG TRAILS LIVEGATTONLockyer Valley Cultural Centre P31

    SAT 30 JULY

    AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET TOUR FNQCAIRNSCairns Centre of Contemporary Arts P34

    OPERA AT JIMBOURJIMBOURJimbour Station Amphitheatre P46

    RADIO PLAYSBLACKALLBlackall Cultural Centre P26

    BEHIND THE CANEBOWENBowen Soundshell P42

    EMERGEKIRRAKirra Hill Community & Cultural Centre P51

    SUN 31 JULY

    REGIONAL EVENTS

    BRISBANE EVENTS

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  • FRI 15 JULY

    THE LITTLE GREEN ROAD TO FAIRYLAND OLD MUSEUM P6

    DRAGQUEENSLAND JWCOCA P8

    R & J QPAC P49

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    SAT 16 JULY

    THE LITTLE GREEN ROAD TO FAIRYLAND OLD MUSEUM P6

    DRAGQUEENSLAND JWCOCA P8

    R & J QPAC P49

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    VANUATU WATER LADIESTHE PARKLANDS SOUTH BANK P17

    SUN 17 JULY

    R & JQPAC P49

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    AILAN KORESGOMA P14

    MON 18 JULY

    R & JQPAC P49

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    TUES 19 JULY

    THE QUEENSLAND COUNTRY COMFORT HOURQPAC P12

    DRAGQUEENSLANDJWCOCA P8

    R & JQPAC P49

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    WED 20 JULY

    THE QUEENSLAND COUNTRY COMFORT HOURQPAC P12

    AN IDYLL FOR THE MISBEGOTTENQLD CONSERVATORIUM P50

    DRAGQUEENSLANDJWCOCA P8

    R & JQPAC P49

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    THURS 21 JULY

    SPIRIT OF INDIAQLD CONSERVATORIUM P18

    R & J QPAC P49

    DRAGQUEENSLAND JWCOCA P8

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    FRI 22 JULY

    RANDY NEWMAN QPAC P20

    DRAGQUEENSLAND JWCOCA P8

    R & J QPAC P49

    EMERGE QACI P51

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    SAT 23 JULY

    DRAGQUEENSLANDJWCOCA P8

    MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AIRRIVERSTAGE P24

    R & JQPAC P49

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    SUN 24 JULY

    STRETCH N THE TRUTHBRISBANE POWERHOUSE P10

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    MON 25 JULY

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    TUES 26 JULY

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    PIANO LESSONSQPAC P38

    WED 27 JULY

    PIANO LESSONSQPAC P38

    BLACKDUSTJWCOCA P51

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    THURS 28 JULY

    PIANO LESSONS QPAC P38

    BLACKDUST JWCOCA P51

    COSI FAN TUTTE QLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    FRI 29 JULY

    PIANO LESSONS QPAC P38

    BLACKDUST JWCOCA P51

    COSI FAN TUTTE QLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    ILMILIEKKI QUARTET BRISBANE JAZZ CLUB P45

    SAT 30 JULY

    PIANO LESSONSQPAC P38

    COSI FAN TUTTEQLD CONSERVATORIUM P48

    SUN 31 JULY

    SONG TRAILS FINALEBRISBANE POWERHOUSE P28

    VAPORISATION OLD MUSEUM P53

    FRI 15 JULY SAT 16 JULY

    THE QUEENSLAND COUNTRY COMFORT HOURTOWNSVILLE Townsville Civic Theatre P12

    STRETCH N THE TRUTHMUTTABURRA P10

    SUN 17 JULY

    AILAN KORESTHURSDAY ISLAND Anzac Park P14

    THE QUEENSLAND COUNTRY COMFORT HOURCALOUNDRA The Events Centre P12

    STRETCH N THE TRUTHALPHA P10

    MON 18 JULY TUES 19 JULY

    STRETCH N THE TRUTHARAMAC P10

    WED 20 JULY

    SPIRIT OF INDIAGOLD COASTThe Arts Centre Gold Coast P18

    STRETCH N THE TRUTHBARCALDINE P10

    THURS 21 JULY

    THE QUEENSLAND COUNTRY COMFORT HOURGOLD COAST P12The Arts Centre Gold Coast

    STRETCH N THE TRUTH WINTON P10

    FRI 22 JULY

    STRETCH N THE TRUTHLONGREACH P10

    CLASSIC COUNTRY MORANBAH Moranbah Town Square P22

    SAT 23 JULY

    RADIO PLAYSMILES Leichhardt Hall P26

    SUN 24 JULY

    CLASSIC COUNTRY GLADSTONE Gladstone Ports Corporation Marina Stage P22

    MON 25 JULY

    SONG TRAILS NORTHHUGHENDEN P29

    SONG TRAILS SOUTHMURGON P29

    TUES 26 JULY

    AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET TOUR FNQAURUKUNAurukun Academy P34

    SONG TRAILS NORTHCHARTERS TOWERS P29

    SONG TRAILS SOUTHMUNDUBBERA P29

    WED 27 JULY

    AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET TOUR FNQWEIPAPerforming Arts CentreWestern Cape College P34

    SONG TRAILS NORTHTULLY P29

    SONG TRAILS SOUTHGLADSTONE P29

    THURS 28 JULY

    AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET TOUR FNQMAPOONMapoon Primary HealthCare Centre P34

    SONG TRAILS LIVEINNISFAIL Johnston Shire Hall P31

    SONG TRAILS SOUTHMARYBOROUGH P29

    BEHIND THE CANEBOWEN Bowen Soundshell P42

    FRI 29 JULY

    RADIO PLAYSBLACKALLBlackall Cultural Centre P26

    SONG TRAILS NORTHATHERTON P29

    BEHIND THE CANEBOWENBowen Soundshell P42

    SONG TRAILS LIVEGATTONLockyer Valley Cultural Centre P31

    SAT 30 JULY

    AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET TOUR FNQCAIRNSCairns Centre of Contemporary Arts P34

    OPERA AT JIMBOURJIMBOURJimbour Station Amphitheatre P46

    RADIO PLAYSBLACKALLBlackall Cultural Centre P26

    BEHIND THE CANEBOWENBowen Soundshell P42

    EMERGEKIRRAKirra Hill Community & Cultural Centre P51

    SUN 31 JULY

    REGIONAL EVENTS

    BRISBANE EVENTS

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    thE LittLE GrEEn roAD to fAiryLAnD

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL ANd PhILIP bAcON gALLERIES PRESENt

    BRISBANEFRIDAY 15 JULY 7PMSATURDAY 16 JULY 6PM

    Adult $42* Concession $32* Child $25* Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $112* *Transaction fees may apply. BOOK NOW 136 246 Old Museum Building, Cnr Gregory Tce& Bowen Bridge Road, Bowen HillsParking available on street or paid parking at Royal Brisbane Hospital.WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Performances of The Little Green Road to Fairyland score written by Elena Kats-Chernin are given with permission by Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, exclusive agents for Boosey & Hawkes of Germany.

    The book, The Little Green Road to Fairyland was originally written by Annie R. Rentoul and illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

    dIREctOR/chOREOgRAPhER ROSETTA COOK /cOMPOSER ELENA KATS-CHERNIN /dRAMAtuRg/WRItER JOHN HAAG /dESIgNER JONATHON OxLADE /dESIgN INtERPREtAtION MARIA CLEARY DESIGN PTY LTD /cuttER/cOStuME MAKER GAYLE MACGREGOR /LIghtINg dESIgNER DAN BLACK NARRAtOR CHRISTINE JOHNSTON /SOPRANO KATIE NOONAN

    dANcERS MEGAN FUTCHER / CLINT BOLSTER /DAN CRESTANI / CHELSEA GILDEA /ANNASTACIA MCCALLUM / KIMBERLEY SEMPLE /NERIDAH WATERS / SHANE WEATHERBY

    qLd MuSIc fEStIVAL chAMbER ENSEMbLESuPPLIEd by SOuthERN cROSS SOLOIStScONductOR SARAH-GRACE WILLIAMS /ObOE TANIA FRAZER /cLARINEt LLOYD VANT HOFF / bASSOON SARAH WAGNER /PIANO KEVIN POWER / fLutE PATRICK NOLAN /PERcuSSION BRENT MILLER / VIOLIN RACHEL SMITH /cELLO LOUISE KING / dOubLE bASS GERARD MCFADDEN

    A vintage Australian childrens book, long out of print, has been brought back to life through a magical new composition and dance theatre work for this centrepiece event of QMF 2011. Two of Australias top-tier creative practitioners composer Elena Kats-Chernin and director/choreographer Rosetta Cook have together crafted a new interpretation of the 1922

    whimsy, The Little Green Road to Fairyland.

    This world premiere work comprises a superb musical score enhanced for live performance by dance, movement, physical theatre, song and narration.

    Featuring the stunning vocals of Katie Noonan and narrated by Christine Johnston, this QMF commission blurs conventional boundaries

    of family entertainment with its simultaneous embrace of make-believe storytelling, contemporary music and dance.

    The tale is set against an Australian bush backdrop and tells of a fairy questing to return from the mortal world to Fairyland after relinquishing fairyhood for human form.

    Live on stage, the QMF Chamber Ensemble conducted by Sarah-

    Grace Williams, performs Kats-Chernins exquisite score while Brisbanes leading dancer/performers help tell the story through Cooks enchanting choreography. Inspired by its delicately water-coloured source material, the performance will be presented with a charmingly lo-fi 1920s theatrical feel evoked by footlights, shadow play and period costuming.

    This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    Image: Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

  • 6 776

    thE LittLE GrEEn roAD to fAiryLAnD

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL ANd PhILIP bAcON gALLERIES PRESENt

    BRISBANEFRIDAY 15 JULY 7PMSATURDAY 16 JULY 6PM

    Adult $42* Concession $32* Child $25* Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $112* *Transaction fees may apply. BOOK NOW 136 246 Old Museum Building, Cnr Gregory Tce& Bowen Bridge Road, Bowen HillsParking available on street or paid parking at Royal Brisbane Hospital.WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Performances of The Little Green Road to Fairyland score written by Elena Kats-Chernin are given with permission by Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, exclusive agents for Boosey & Hawkes of Germany.

    The book, The Little Green Road to Fairyland was originally written by Annie R. Rentoul and illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

    dIREctOR/chOREOgRAPhER ROSETTA COOK /cOMPOSER ELENA KATS-CHERNIN /dRAMAtuRg/WRItER JOHN HAAG /dESIgNER JONATHON OxLADE /dESIgN INtERPREtAtION MARIA CLEARY DESIGN PTY LTD /cuttER/cOStuME MAKER GAYLE MACGREGOR /LIghtINg dESIgNER DAN BLACK NARRAtOR CHRISTINE JOHNSTON /SOPRANO KATIE NOONAN

    dANcERS MEGAN FUTCHER / CLINT BOLSTER /DAN CRESTANI / CHELSEA GILDEA /ANNASTACIA MCCALLUM / KIMBERLEY SEMPLE /NERIDAH WATERS / SHANE WEATHERBY

    qLd MuSIc fEStIVAL chAMbER ENSEMbLESuPPLIEd by SOuthERN cROSS SOLOIStScONductOR SARAH-GRACE WILLIAMS /ObOE TANIA FRAZER /cLARINEt LLOYD VANT HOFF / bASSOON SARAH WAGNER /PIANO KEVIN POWER / fLutE PATRICK NOLAN /PERcuSSION BRENT MILLER / VIOLIN RACHEL SMITH /cELLO LOUISE KING / dOubLE bASS GERARD MCFADDEN

    A vintage Australian childrens book, long out of print, has been brought back to life through a magical new composition and dance theatre work for this centrepiece event of QMF 2011. Two of Australias top-tier creative practitioners composer Elena Kats-Chernin and director/choreographer Rosetta Cook have together crafted a new interpretation of the 1922

    whimsy, The Little Green Road to Fairyland.

    This world premiere work comprises a superb musical score enhanced for live performance by dance, movement, physical theatre, song and narration.

    Featuring the stunning vocals of Katie Noonan and narrated by Christine Johnston, this QMF commission blurs conventional boundaries

    of family entertainment with its simultaneous embrace of make-believe storytelling, contemporary music and dance.

    The tale is set against an Australian bush backdrop and tells of a fairy questing to return from the mortal world to Fairyland after relinquishing fairyhood for human form.

    Live on stage, the QMF Chamber Ensemble conducted by Sarah-

    Grace Williams, performs Kats-Chernins exquisite score while Brisbanes leading dancer/performers help tell the story through Cooks enchanting choreography. Inspired by its delicately water-coloured source material, the performance will be presented with a charmingly lo-fi 1920s theatrical feel evoked by footlights, shadow play and period costuming.

    This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    Image: Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

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    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, JudIth WRIght cENtRE Of cONtEMPORARy ARtS ANd bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL PRESENt

    DragQueensLand is a psychological burlesque, a series of mysterious, penetrating and mischievous snap shots about what its like to be a drag queen in the Queens only state. This darkly glamorous work is a fusion of music, drama and dance, based on interviews and research across three generations of Queensland drag artists.

    Melding electronica, cinematic orchestration and glam rock, the original score creates a contemporary aural environment in which the stories of these flamboyant counter-culturalists are explored. DragQueensLand is a de-mystification, a peek under the make-up to explore the humanity of drag.

    fEAtuRINg SANDRO COLARELLI / BRIAN LUCAS / LUCAS STIBBARD /WRItERS CHRISTOPHER GIST / PAUL KOOPERMAN /cOMPOSERS ANd MuSIcIANS WILLY ZYGIER / PHILIP JACKSON /dIREctOR ANd dRAMAtuRg DAVID FENTON / chOREOgRAPhER BRIAN LUCAS /cOStuME dESIgN LEON KRASENSTEIN / LIghtINg dESIgN JASON GLENWRIGHT

    THIS SHOW REFUSES TO BE PUT IN A BOxTHIS IS NOT A DRAG SHOW, ITS A SHOW ABOUT DRAG. Director & Dramaturg David Fenton (former Festival Director of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras)

    BRISBANEFRIDAY 15 JULY 10PMSATURDAY 16 JULY 7.30PMTUESDAY 19 SATURDAY 23 JULY 7.30PM

    Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts Cabaret Tables (four people) $150 Cabaret $42 Theatre Seating Full $35 Conc $30 Cheap Tuesday $25 (all tickets) Visit www.qmf.org.au before until 30 June for Early Bird prices. BOOK NOW 07 3872 9000This is an 18+ only event This show contains nudity and explicit contentWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    DRAGQUEENSLAND ExHIBITIONFRIDAY 15 SATURDAY 23 JULY

    A boutique exhibition celebrating the drag queens of Queensland.Shopfront Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary ArtsThe exhibition will open 60 minutes before each performance. FREE EVENT

    The DragQueensLand Exhibition is proudly supported by the Museum of Brisbane. Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, JudIth WRIght cENtRE Of cONtEMPORARy ARtS ANd bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL PRESENt

    DragQueensLand is a psychological burlesque, a series of mysterious, penetrating and mischievous snap shots about what its like to be a drag queen in the Queens only state. This darkly glamorous work is a fusion of music, drama and dance, based on interviews and research across three generations of Queensland drag artists.

    Melding electronica, cinematic orchestration and glam rock, the original score creates a contemporary aural environment in which the stories of these flamboyant counter-culturalists are explored. DragQueensLand is a de-mystification, a peek under the make-up to explore the humanity of drag.

    fEAtuRINg SANDRO COLARELLI / BRIAN LUCAS / LUCAS STIBBARD /WRItERS CHRISTOPHER GIST / PAUL KOOPERMAN /cOMPOSERS ANd MuSIcIANS WILLY ZYGIER / PHILIP JACKSON /dIREctOR ANd dRAMAtuRg DAVID FENTON / chOREOgRAPhER BRIAN LUCAS /cOStuME dESIgN LEON KRASENSTEIN / LIghtINg dESIgN JASON GLENWRIGHT

    THIS SHOW REFUSES TO BE PUT IN A BOxTHIS IS NOT A DRAG SHOW, ITS A SHOW ABOUT DRAG. Director & Dramaturg David Fenton (former Festival Director of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras)

    BRISBANEFRIDAY 15 JULY 10PMSATURDAY 16 JULY 7.30PMTUESDAY 19 SATURDAY 23 JULY 7.30PM

    Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts Cabaret Tables (four people) $150 Cabaret $42 Theatre Seating Full $35 Conc $30 Cheap Tuesday $25 (all tickets) Visit www.qmf.org.au before until 30 June for Early Bird prices. BOOK NOW 07 3872 9000This is an 18+ only event This show contains nudity and explicit contentWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    DRAGQUEENSLAND ExHIBITIONFRIDAY 15 SATURDAY 23 JULY

    A boutique exhibition celebrating the drag queens of Queensland.Shopfront Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary ArtsThe exhibition will open 60 minutes before each performance. FREE EVENT

    The DragQueensLand Exhibition is proudly supported by the Museum of Brisbane. Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    StrEtch n thE trUth

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, bARcALdINE REgIONAL cOuNcIL, LONgREAch REgIONAL cOuNcIL, WINtON ShIRE cOuNcIL, LOcAL gOVERNMENt ASSOcIAtION Of quEENSLANd ANd bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL PRESENt

    nEVEr LEt thE trUth GEt in thE wAy of A GooD Story

    Stretch and his sidemen will debut original songs and stories based on 'local truths' from the region, dug up during previous fiction-finding fact missions.

    In May, Stretch hit each town, harassing citizens, unearthing historical tales, urban myths, living

    legends and dragging skeletons from the closets.

    The embellishments of unique oral histories gathered form the basis of the Stretch n The Truth performances, with the odd name changed to protect the innocent (or guilty!).

    Stretch n The Truth debuted at QMF 2009, before playing last years Adelaide Festival. The bands combined credits include everything from the ABCs Spicks and Specks, ARIA Award wins and The Australian Art Orchestra.

    Before Stretch hits the stage, the evenings will kick off with a barbecue or picnic to set the scene.

    Toes will tap, tunes will be hummed and unwritten histories will finally get the airing they deserve. Stretch n The Truth indeed.

    thE rippinG yArnS AnD tALL tALES of thE QUEEnSLAnD oUtbAck ArE broUGht cEntrE StAGE in StrEtch n thE trUth, An AUStrALiAn rootS roADShow toUrinG Six of QUEEnSLAnDS MoSt coLoUrfUL coUntry townS.

    MUTTABURRASATURDAY 16 JULY*

    FREE EVENT

    WINTONTHURSDAY 21 JULY*

    FREE EVENT

    ARAMACTUESDAY 19 JULY*

    FREE EVENT

    BRISBANESUNDAY 24 JULY 3.30PM

    Turbine Platform Brisbane Powerhouse Stretch and his team will present a special 'show and tell' finale performance of songs and stories at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of Live Spark.FREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    ALPHASUNDAY 17 JULY*

    FREE EVENT

    LONGREACHFRIDAY 22 JULY* FREE EVENT

    BARCALDINEWEDNESDAY 20 JULY*

    FREE EVENT fEAtuRINg STEPHEN TEAKLE cOMPOSER / WRItER / MuSIcAL dIREctOR /MuSIcIAN BRIAN KNEIPP dIREctOR / dRAMAtuRg MuSIcIANS GARY CARRUTHERS / JOHN WATSON / CHRIS BEKKER / NIGEL MACLEAN / BEN EDGAR

    *Visit www.qmf.org.au for time and venue informationQueensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    StrEtch n thE trUth

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, bARcALdINE REgIONAL cOuNcIL, LONgREAch REgIONAL cOuNcIL, WINtON ShIRE cOuNcIL, LOcAL gOVERNMENt ASSOcIAtION Of quEENSLANd ANd bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL PRESENt

    nEVEr LEt thE trUth GEt in thE wAy of A GooD Story

    Stretch and his sidemen will debut original songs and stories based on 'local truths' from the region, dug up during previous fiction-finding fact missions.

    In May, Stretch hit each town, harassing citizens, unearthing historical tales, urban myths, living

    legends and dragging skeletons from the closets.

    The embellishments of unique oral histories gathered form the basis of the Stretch n The Truth performances, with the odd name changed to protect the innocent (or guilty!).

    Stretch n The Truth debuted at QMF 2009, before playing last years Adelaide Festival. The bands combined credits include everything from the ABCs Spicks and Specks, ARIA Award wins and The Australian Art Orchestra.

    Before Stretch hits the stage, the evenings will kick off with a barbecue or picnic to set the scene.

    Toes will tap, tunes will be hummed and unwritten histories will finally get the airing they deserve. Stretch n The Truth indeed.

    thE rippinG yArnS AnD tALL tALES of thE QUEEnSLAnD oUtbAck ArE broUGht cEntrE StAGE in StrEtch n thE trUth, An AUStrALiAn rootS roADShow toUrinG Six of QUEEnSLAnDS MoSt coLoUrfUL coUntry townS.

    MUTTABURRASATURDAY 16 JULY*

    FREE EVENT

    WINTONTHURSDAY 21 JULY*

    FREE EVENT

    ARAMACTUESDAY 19 JULY*

    FREE EVENT

    BRISBANESUNDAY 24 JULY 3.30PM

    Turbine Platform Brisbane Powerhouse Stretch and his team will present a special 'show and tell' finale performance of songs and stories at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of Live Spark.FREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    ALPHASUNDAY 17 JULY*

    FREE EVENT

    LONGREACHFRIDAY 22 JULY* FREE EVENT

    BARCALDINEWEDNESDAY 20 JULY*

    FREE EVENT fEAtuRINg STEPHEN TEAKLE cOMPOSER / WRItER / MuSIcAL dIREctOR /MuSIcIAN BRIAN KNEIPP dIREctOR / dRAMAtuRg MuSIcIANS GARY CARRUTHERS / JOHN WATSON / CHRIS BEKKER / NIGEL MACLEAN / BEN EDGAR

    *Visit www.qmf.org.au for time and venue informationQueensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

  • ENTER THE QUEENSLAND COUNTRY COMFORT HOUR POETRY COMPETITION FOR YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR POEM READ LIVE ON STAGE BY BRIAN NANKERVIS AND BROADCAST ON ABC LOCAL RADIO. VISIT QMF.ORG.AU FOR COMPETITION DETAILS.

    Each show on the tour is presented in the format of an old-style variety radio show, complete with musical guests, phone-in segments, storytelling, neo-vintage radio jinglesand what radio show would be complete without a serialised cliff-hanger radio play written by Queensland son, Hugh Lunn?

    Celebrity artists will drop in for a song and a chat along with local personalities and musicians.

    No stranger to the dynamics of variety entertainment, Brian Nankervis will host the shows, backed by the polished Country Comfort Orkestra of James Black, Peter Luscombe and Mark Ferrie. The fabulous Julia Zemiro joins us nightly for a star turn in the radio play.

    Be part of the live audience as The Queensland Country Comfort Hour travels around the state. Dont dare miss this hilarious, retro chic, heartwarming, live radio show.

    Queensland Music Festival, BrisBane city council, Gold coast city council, townsville city council, the courier-Mail and aBc local radio present

    thE QUEEnSLAnD coUntry coMfort hoUr

    CALOUNDRASUNDAY 17 JULY 7.30PM

    The Events Centre Adult $59*Concession $49* BOOK NOW 5491 4240 Tune in to ABC Local Radio on Tuesday 19 July at 9pm to listen to the broadcast on Evenings with Steve Austin.

    TOWNSVILLESATURDAY 16 JULY 8PM

    Townsville Civic Theatre Adult $59*Concession $49* BOOK NOW 4727 9797 Tune in to ABC Local Radio on Monday 18 July at 9pm to listen to the broadcast on Evenings with Steve Austin.

    BRISBANETUESDAY 19 JULY 8PM WEDNESDAY 20 JULY 8PM

    Concert Hall QPAC Adult $65*Concession $55*BOOK NOW 136 246 Tune in to ABC Local Radio on Wednesday 20 July and Thursday 21 July at 9pm to listen to the broadcast on Evenings with Steve Austin.

    GOLD COASTTHURSDAY 21 JULY 7.30PM

    The Arts Centre Gold Coast Adult $59Concession $49 BOOK NOW 5588 4000 Tune in to ABC Local Radio on Monday 25 July at 9pm to listen to the broadcast on Evenings with Steve Austin.

    WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    thE rockwiz tEAM in conjUnction with QMf iS thriLLED to brinG yoU thEir LAtESt crEAtion in A worLD prEMiErE pErforMAncE. fiVE ShowS, fiVE broADcAStS on Abc LocAL rADio, foUr LocAtionS AroUnD thE StAtE.

    *Booking, transaction or Dial N Charge fees may apply.The Queensland Country Comfort Hour is a co-production with Renegade Films.Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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  • ENTER THE QUEENSLAND COUNTRY COMFORT HOUR POETRY COMPETITION FOR YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR POEM READ LIVE ON STAGE BY BRIAN NANKERVIS AND BROADCAST ON ABC LOCAL RADIO. VISIT QMF.ORG.AU FOR COMPETITION DETAILS.

    Each show on the tour is presented in the format of an old-style variety radio show, complete with musical guests, phone-in segments, storytelling, neo-vintage radio jinglesand what radio show would be complete without a serialised cliff-hanger radio play written by Queensland son, Hugh Lunn?

    Celebrity artists will drop in for a song and a chat along with local personalities and musicians.

    No stranger to the dynamics of variety entertainment, Brian Nankervis will host the shows, backed by the polished Country Comfort Orkestra of James Black, Peter Luscombe and Mark Ferrie. The fabulous Julia Zemiro joins us nightly for a star turn in the radio play.

    Be part of the live audience as The Queensland Country Comfort Hour travels around the state. Dont dare miss this hilarious, retro chic, heartwarming, live radio show.

    Queensland Music Festival, BrisBane city council, Gold coast city council, townsville city council, the courier-Mail and aBc local radio present

    thE QUEEnSLAnD coUntry coMfort hoUr

    CALOUNDRASUNDAY 17 JULY 7.30PM

    The Events Centre Adult $59*Concession $49* BOOK NOW 5491 4240 Tune in to ABC Local Radio on Tuesday 19 July at 9pm to listen to the broadcast on Evenings with Steve Austin.

    TOWNSVILLESATURDAY 16 JULY 8PM

    Townsville Civic Theatre Adult $59*Concession $49* BOOK NOW 4727 9797 Tune in to ABC Local Radio on Monday 18 July at 9pm to listen to the broadcast on Evenings with Steve Austin.

    BRISBANETUESDAY 19 JULY 8PM WEDNESDAY 20 JULY 8PM

    Concert Hall QPAC Adult $65*Concession $55*BOOK NOW 136 246 Tune in to ABC Local Radio on Wednesday 20 July and Thursday 21 July at 9pm to listen to the broadcast on Evenings with Steve Austin.

    GOLD COASTTHURSDAY 21 JULY 7.30PM

    The Arts Centre Gold Coast Adult $59Concession $49 BOOK NOW 5588 4000 Tune in to ABC Local Radio on Monday 25 July at 9pm to listen to the broadcast on Evenings with Steve Austin.

    WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    thE rockwiz tEAM in conjUnction with QMf iS thriLLED to brinG yoU thEir LAtESt crEAtion in A worLD prEMiErE pErforMAncE. fiVE ShowS, fiVE broADcAStS on Abc LocAL rADio, foUr LocAtionS AroUnD thE StAtE.

    *Booking, transaction or Dial N Charge fees may apply.The Queensland Country Comfort Hour is a co-production with Renegade Films.Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    Voices separated by sea will sing as one for Ailan Kores, a free choral spectacular celebrating at once the unity and diversity of Torres Strait Islander culture.

    Singers from six islands of the Torres Strait will come together for this premiere production, over one year in the making.

    Accompanied by five operatic soloists and the Queensland Youth Orchestra, the combined choir of more than 40 voices will perform a program of local hymns mixed with iconic devotional pieces from European composers, startlingly transformed to express the Torres Straits tradition of exuberant music worship.

    In addition to classics such as the Hallelujah Chorus by Handel and excerpts from Bachs St John Passion, audiences will enjoy a world premiere choral work by renowned contemporary Australian composer Damian Barbeler.

    To reflect the regions diverse cultural and linguistic past, many of these works will be translated into Western, Central and Eastern language groups, as well as Yumplatok.

    The evening will open at twilight with a performance from the Torres Strait Youth Choir performing traditional songs to set the mood for this magnificent celebration of Torres Strait music.

    Queensland Music Festival, torres shire council, torres strait reGional authority, torres strait island reGional council and BrisBane city council present

    THURSDAY ISLANDSUNDAY 17 JULY 5.30PM

    Anzac ParkFREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    fEAtuRINg GREGORY MOORE / LUKE CAPTAIN / SHELLI HULCOMBE / BRETT HOLLAND / KATHLEEN LAMONT / QUEENSLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA / THE CHOIR OF THE TORRES STRAIT AND NORTHERN PENINSULA / TORRES STRAIT YOUTH CHOIR / PETER MORRIS cONductOR / ALISON ROGERS chORAL dIREctOR / DAMIAN BARBELER MuSIc dIREctOR

    AiLAn korES

    Ailan Kores has received financial assistance from:

    the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Building Rural Communities Fund through Blueprint for the Bush; Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government. Window, All Saints Anglican Church, Erub Island. Photography by Erica Hart.

    Funded by The E Robert Hayles & Alison L Hayles Charitable Trust, managed by Perpetual

    BRISBANESUNDAY 17 JULY 5.30PM

    Simultaneous Live Webcast Cinema A Gallery of Modern Art South BankFREE EVENT

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    Voices separated by sea will sing as one for Ailan Kores, a free choral spectacular celebrating at once the unity and diversity of Torres Strait Islander culture.

    Singers from six islands of the Torres Strait will come together for this premiere production, over one year in the making.

    Accompanied by five operatic soloists and the Queensland Youth Orchestra, the combined choir of more than 40 voices will perform a program of local hymns mixed with iconic devotional pieces from European composers, startlingly transformed to express the Torres Straits tradition of exuberant music worship.

    In addition to classics such as the Hallelujah Chorus by Handel and excerpts from Bachs St John Passion, audiences will enjoy a world premiere choral work by renowned contemporary Australian composer Damian Barbeler.

    To reflect the regions diverse cultural and linguistic past, many of these works will be translated into Western, Central and Eastern language groups, as well as Yumplatok.

    The evening will open at twilight with a performance from the Torres Strait Youth Choir performing traditional songs to set the mood for this magnificent celebration of Torres Strait music.

    Queensland Music Festival, torres shire council, torres strait reGional authority, torres strait island reGional council and BrisBane city council present

    THURSDAY ISLANDSUNDAY 17 JULY 5.30PM

    Anzac ParkFREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    fEAtuRINg GREGORY MOORE / LUKE CAPTAIN / SHELLI HULCOMBE / BRETT HOLLAND / KATHLEEN LAMONT / QUEENSLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA / THE CHOIR OF THE TORRES STRAIT AND NORTHERN PENINSULA / TORRES STRAIT YOUTH CHOIR / PETER MORRIS cONductOR / ALISON ROGERS chORAL dIREctOR / DAMIAN BARBELER MuSIc dIREctOR

    AiLAn korES

    Ailan Kores has received financial assistance from:

    the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Building Rural Communities Fund through Blueprint for the Bush; Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government. Window, All Saints Anglican Church, Erub Island. Photography by Erica Hart.

    Funded by The E Robert Hayles & Alison L Hayles Charitable Trust, managed by Perpetual

    BRISBANESUNDAY 17 JULY 5.30PM

    Simultaneous Live Webcast Cinema A Gallery of Modern Art South BankFREE EVENT

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    BRISBANESATURDAY 16 JULY THREE 20 MIN. PERFORMANCES. 12.30PM, 1.10PM, 1.50PM

    Boat Pool, the Parklands South BankFREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    VAnUAtU wAtEr MUSic

    Queensland Music Festival, BrisBane city council and south Bank corporation present

    Mesmerising, stirring, unforgettable Vanuatu Water Music will add a truly unique performance element to the Brisbane French Festival at the reinvigorated South Bank precinct.

    For this spellbinding cultural display, women from Vanuatus remote northern islands stand waist-deep in water while swirling and slapping the surface to create a beautiful rhythmic tapestry and hypnotic visual display.

    The waters of South Banks Boat Pool will, in the hands of Vanuatus Leweton Water Music troupe, become a fluid instrument that produces music to delight families and audiences of all ages.

    The Water Music of Vanuatu traditionally practiced by women as they collected food on the shore is a once-in-a-lifetime performance that needs to be seen and heard to be believed.

    fEAtuRINg LEWETON WOMENS WATER MUSIC TROUPE/ AIRI INGRAM dRuMS

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    BRISBANESATURDAY 16 JULY THREE 20 MIN. PERFORMANCES. 12.30PM, 1.10PM, 1.50PM

    Boat Pool, the Parklands South BankFREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    VAnUAtU wAtEr MUSic

    Queensland Music Festival, BrisBane city council and south Bank corporation present

    Mesmerising, stirring, unforgettable Vanuatu Water Music will add a truly unique performance element to the Brisbane French Festival at the reinvigorated South Bank precinct.

    For this spellbinding cultural display, women from Vanuatus remote northern islands stand waist-deep in water while swirling and slapping the surface to create a beautiful rhythmic tapestry and hypnotic visual display.

    The waters of South Banks Boat Pool will, in the hands of Vanuatus Leweton Water Music troupe, become a fluid instrument that produces music to delight families and audiences of all ages.

    The Water Music of Vanuatu traditionally practiced by women as they collected food on the shore is a once-in-a-lifetime performance that needs to be seen and heard to be believed.

    fEAtuRINg LEWETON WOMENS WATER MUSIC TROUPE/ AIRI INGRAM dRuMS

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    GOLD COASTWEDNESDAY 20 JULY 7.30PM

    Paradise Showroom The Arts Centre Gold Coast Adults $32 Concession $16.50 BOOK NOW 07 5588 4000 BRISBANETHURSDAY 21 JULY 7.30PM

    Ian Hanger Recital Hall Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University South Bank Adults $32 Concession $16.50 BOOK NOW 136 246WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Queensland Music Festival, BrisBane city council and Gold coast city council present

    Spirit of inDiATwo of the worlds foremost practitioners of traditional Indian music will share their gifts at this exquisitely textured Queensland Music Festival event.

    The double bill features Dr. Lakshminarayan Subramaniam, a virtuoso of traditional Indian violin, and distinguished Hindustani vocalist Kalapini Komkali.Deeply spiritual, effortlessly transcendent the music of India will, through these major world music figures, broaden horizons and touch souls.

    Dr. Subramaniam whose dual mastery of western classical styles and Indian violin has earned him the

    title Emperor of Violinists performs alongside his son Ambi, a child violin prodigy, and two percussionists.

    Backed by tabla and harmonium players, Kalapini Komkali maintains the musical legacy of her renowned parents classical singer Vasundhra Komkali and the hugely influential vocal innovator Kumar Gandharva.

    BEING IN THE AUDIENCE OF A DR SUBRAMANIAM CONCERT WAS SIMPLY ONE OF THE MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF MY LIFE. QMF Artistic Director Deborah Conway

    I FIND NOTHING MORE INSPIRING THAN THE MUSIC-MAKING OF MY VERY GREAT COLLEAGUE DR LAKSHMINARAYAN SUBRAMANIAM. Sir Yehudi Menuhin

    fEAtuRINg DR LAKSHMINARAYAN SUBRAMANIAM / VIOLINMR AMBI SUBRAMANIAM / VIOLINMR TRICHUR MOHAN / MRIdANgAMMR GHANTASALA SATYA SAI / MORSINgMS KALAPINI KOMKALI / cLASSIcAL INdIAN SINgERMR SUYOG KUNDALKAR / hARMONIuMMR SANJAY DESHPANDE / tAbLA

    MASTERCLASSDr Lakshminarayan Subramaniam and Kalapini Komkali will be conducting masterclasses on Friday 22 July at the Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium. Tickets available at the door. Visit www.qmf.org.au for more information. Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    GOLD COASTWEDNESDAY 20 JULY 7.30PM

    Paradise Showroom The Arts Centre Gold Coast Adults $32 Concession $16.50 BOOK NOW 07 5588 4000 BRISBANETHURSDAY 21 JULY 7.30PM

    Ian Hanger Recital Hall Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University South Bank Adults $32 Concession $16.50 BOOK NOW 136 246WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Queensland Music Festival, BrisBane city council and Gold coast city council present

    Spirit of inDiATwo of the worlds foremost practitioners of traditional Indian music will share their gifts at this exquisitely textured Queensland Music Festival event.

    The double bill features Dr. Lakshminarayan Subramaniam, a virtuoso of traditional Indian violin, and distinguished Hindustani vocalist Kalapini Komkali.Deeply spiritual, effortlessly transcendent the music of India will, through these major world music figures, broaden horizons and touch souls.

    Dr. Subramaniam whose dual mastery of western classical styles and Indian violin has earned him the

    title Emperor of Violinists performs alongside his son Ambi, a child violin prodigy, and two percussionists.

    Backed by tabla and harmonium players, Kalapini Komkali maintains the musical legacy of her renowned parents classical singer Vasundhra Komkali and the hugely influential vocal innovator Kumar Gandharva.

    BEING IN THE AUDIENCE OF A DR SUBRAMANIAM CONCERT WAS SIMPLY ONE OF THE MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF MY LIFE. QMF Artistic Director Deborah Conway

    I FIND NOTHING MORE INSPIRING THAN THE MUSIC-MAKING OF MY VERY GREAT COLLEAGUE DR LAKSHMINARAYAN SUBRAMANIAM. Sir Yehudi Menuhin

    fEAtuRINg DR LAKSHMINARAYAN SUBRAMANIAM / VIOLINMR AMBI SUBRAMANIAM / VIOLINMR TRICHUR MOHAN / MRIdANgAMMR GHANTASALA SATYA SAI / MORSINgMS KALAPINI KOMKALI / cLASSIcAL INdIAN SINgERMR SUYOG KUNDALKAR / hARMONIuMMR SANJAY DESHPANDE / tAbLA

    MASTERCLASSDr Lakshminarayan Subramaniam and Kalapini Komkali will be conducting masterclasses on Friday 22 July at the Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium. Tickets available at the door. Visit www.qmf.org.au for more information. Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    Randy Newman is one of the great American songwriters; colleagues freely compare him to Cole Porter and George Gershwin, while audiences marvel at his deft wit, cheeky charisma and catchy melodies. The living legends dual careers as a singer-songwriter and film composer span five decades, two Oscars

    (from an amazing 20 nominations), six Grammys and a place in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

    Newmans diverse songbook includes some of the 20th centurys best-loved tunes: Mama Told Me Not to Come, Short People, the Toy Story standard Youve Got a Friend in Me, Sail Away, You Can Leave Your Hat On and many more.

    In his first ever Queensland engagement, Newman will perform with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, a program ranging across his sharp satirical songs, heartfelt ballads and timeless film scores.

    BRISBANEFRIDAY 22 JULY 8PM

    Concert Hall QPAC Premium Res $109* A Res $89* B Res $79* C Res $59* *Transaction fees may apply. BOOK NOW 136 246WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, quEENSLANd SyMPhONy ORchEStRA, bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL, gRIffIth uNIVERSIty ANd ERM POWER REtAIL PRESENt

    rAnDy nEwMAn

    THERES NOT THAT MANY PEOPLE IN RANDYS CLASS Louisiana 1927 OR saiL away - IT DOESNT GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT. Bob Dylan

    ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULARLY IRREVERENT SONGWRITERS OF THE LAST HALF-CENTURY. Chicago Tribune

    in concErt with thE QUEEnSLAnD SyMphony orchEStrA

    THIS IS AN ExTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY TO SEE A LEGENDARY COMPOSER AND PERFORMER.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    Randy Newman is one of the great American songwriters; colleagues freely compare him to Cole Porter and George Gershwin, while audiences marvel at his deft wit, cheeky charisma and catchy melodies. The living legends dual careers as a singer-songwriter and film composer span five decades, two Oscars

    (from an amazing 20 nominations), six Grammys and a place in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

    Newmans diverse songbook includes some of the 20th centurys best-loved tunes: Mama Told Me Not to Come, Short People, the Toy Story standard Youve Got a Friend in Me, Sail Away, You Can Leave Your Hat On and many more.

    In his first ever Queensland engagement, Newman will perform with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, a program ranging across his sharp satirical songs, heartfelt ballads and timeless film scores.

    BRISBANEFRIDAY 22 JULY 8PM

    Concert Hall QPAC Premium Res $109* A Res $89* B Res $79* C Res $59* *Transaction fees may apply. BOOK NOW 136 246WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, quEENSLANd SyMPhONy ORchEStRA, bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL, gRIffIth uNIVERSIty ANd ERM POWER REtAIL PRESENt

    rAnDy nEwMAn

    THERES NOT THAT MANY PEOPLE IN RANDYS CLASS Louisiana 1927 OR saiL away - IT DOESNT GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT. Bob Dylan

    ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULARLY IRREVERENT SONGWRITERS OF THE LAST HALF-CENTURY. Chicago Tribune

    in concErt with thE QUEEnSLAnD SyMphony orchEStrA

    THIS IS AN ExTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY TO SEE A LEGENDARY COMPOSER AND PERFORMER.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    CLASSIC COUNTRY UNITES FOUR ENORMOUS TALENTS FROM AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY MUSIC WITH QUEENSLANDS LEADING CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, FOR TWO FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS IN CENTRAL QUEENSLAND

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, ISAAc REgIONAL cOuNcIL ANd gLAdStONE REgIONAL cOuNcIL PRESENt

    cLASSic coUntry

    THERE IS A YOUTHFUL ExUBERANCE AND VITALITY, AN AUSTRALIAN DYNAMISM IN THEIR PLAYING The Courier-Mail (Camerata of St Johns)

    Under the starry canopy of a Queensland evening sky, the all-star line-up Melinda Schneider, Graeme Connors, Catherine Britt and Adam Harvey will perform a stunning collection of world premiere arrangements of country music hits with the innovative Camerata of St Johns.

    Leading light of the Australian country music scene, Melinda Schneider will be joined by the undisputed legend and multi award-winning Graeme Connors.

    MORANBAHFRIDAY 22 JULY 5.30PM LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT 7PM CLASSIC COUNTRY CONCERT

    Moranbah Town Square FREE EVENT WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    GLADSTONESUNDAY 24 JULY 4PM LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT 6PM CLASSIC COUNTRY CONCERT

    Gladstone Ports Corporation Marina Stage FREE EVENT WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Catherine Britt is at the top of the pack of a new generation of up-and-coming country stars, and Adam Harvey is a Nashville Global Artist Award winner. Led by violinist Brendan Joyce, Camerata is known for adventurous programming and a fresh and youthful performing style. Their national profile has lead to collaborations with leading festivals across Queensland and New South Wales.

    Bring the family, a picnic rug, and enjoy a star-studded night with some of Australias finest musicians. Each event will feature pre-concert entertainment with a line-up of local performers.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    CLASSIC COUNTRY UNITES FOUR ENORMOUS TALENTS FROM AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY MUSIC WITH QUEENSLANDS LEADING CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, FOR TWO FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS IN CENTRAL QUEENSLAND

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, ISAAc REgIONAL cOuNcIL ANd gLAdStONE REgIONAL cOuNcIL PRESENt

    cLASSic coUntry

    THERE IS A YOUTHFUL ExUBERANCE AND VITALITY, AN AUSTRALIAN DYNAMISM IN THEIR PLAYING The Courier-Mail (Camerata of St Johns)

    Under the starry canopy of a Queensland evening sky, the all-star line-up Melinda Schneider, Graeme Connors, Catherine Britt and Adam Harvey will perform a stunning collection of world premiere arrangements of country music hits with the innovative Camerata of St Johns.

    Leading light of the Australian country music scene, Melinda Schneider will be joined by the undisputed legend and multi award-winning Graeme Connors.

    MORANBAHFRIDAY 22 JULY 5.30PM LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT 7PM CLASSIC COUNTRY CONCERT

    Moranbah Town Square FREE EVENT WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    GLADSTONESUNDAY 24 JULY 4PM LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT 6PM CLASSIC COUNTRY CONCERT

    Gladstone Ports Corporation Marina Stage FREE EVENT WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Catherine Britt is at the top of the pack of a new generation of up-and-coming country stars, and Adam Harvey is a Nashville Global Artist Award winner. Led by violinist Brendan Joyce, Camerata is known for adventurous programming and a fresh and youthful performing style. Their national profile has lead to collaborations with leading festivals across Queensland and New South Wales.

    Bring the family, a picnic rug, and enjoy a star-studded night with some of Australias finest musicians. Each event will feature pre-concert entertainment with a line-up of local performers.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    BRISBANESATURDAY 23 JULY 5.30PM (GATES OPEN 4.30PM)

    Riverstage Premium Full $99 Conc $89 Gold Full $89 Conc $79 Silver Full $79 Conc $69 GA Full $59 Conc $49 U 18 children prices available. BOOK NOW 136 100WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Queensland Music Festival, BrisBane city council, erM power retail, the courier-Mail and aBc local radio present MEEt ME

    in thE MiDDLE of thE Air

    This singular Brisbane Riverstage concert features spiritually themed excerpts from across the breadth of Kellys songbook, reimagined by jazz great Paul Grabowsky for the Australian Art Orchestra.

    Grabowsky turns songs including Be Careful What you Pray For, Gods Hotel (co-written with Nick Cave), Gathering Storm and the shows title track into sweeping rhapsodies, lacing Kellys clear-eyed delivery with Cuban and Latin rhythms, as well as shades of gypsy, ragtime and gospel.

    Variously dubbed a national treasure, a living legend and Australias unofficial

    poet laureate, Kelly will hold centre stage alongside the soulful and soaring voices of Vika and Linda Bull, with Grabowsky leading members of the Australian Art Orchestra.

    The production stands as the conceptual sequel to Kev Carmodys Cannot Buy My Soul, the storied concert performance which amazed and moved a sold-out Riverstage at the 2009 QMF.

    A rapturous meeting of artist, repertoire and arranger, Meet Me in the Middle of the Air stakes a serious claim as the levitational, had-to-be-there event of the 2011 Queensland Music Festival.

    A GLorioUS briSbAnE niGht, two GiAntS of AUStrALiAn MUSic, An orchEStrA UnDEr thE StArS MEEt ME in thE MiDDLE of thE Air iS pAUL kELLyS MUSic AS yoUVE nEVEr hEArD it bEforE.

    thE oVErriDinG iMprESSion wAS thE briLLiAncE of GrAbowSkyS SoUL-firED ArrAnGEMEntAn oUtStAnDinG proDUction with So MUch tALEnt ASSEMbLED on StAGE The Australian

    fEAtuRINg PAUL KELLY / PAUL GRABOWSKY / VIKA AND LINDA BULL / MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN ART ORCHESTRA / CHOIR WITH NO NAME

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    BRISBANESATURDAY 23 JULY 5.30PM (GATES OPEN 4.30PM)

    Riverstage Premium Full $99 Conc $89 Gold Full $89 Conc $79 Silver Full $79 Conc $69 GA Full $59 Conc $49 U 18 children prices available. BOOK NOW 136 100WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Queensland Music Festival, BrisBane city council, erM power retail, the courier-Mail and aBc local radio present MEEt ME

    in thE MiDDLE of thE Air

    This singular Brisbane Riverstage concert features spiritually themed excerpts from across the breadth of Kellys songbook, reimagined by jazz great Paul Grabowsky for the Australian Art Orchestra.

    Grabowsky turns songs including Be Careful What you Pray For, Gods Hotel (co-written with Nick Cave), Gathering Storm and the shows title track into sweeping rhapsodies, lacing Kellys clear-eyed delivery with Cuban and Latin rhythms, as well as shades of gypsy, ragtime and gospel.

    Variously dubbed a national treasure, a living legend and Australias unofficial

    poet laureate, Kelly will hold centre stage alongside the soulful and soaring voices of Vika and Linda Bull, with Grabowsky leading members of the Australian Art Orchestra.

    The production stands as the conceptual sequel to Kev Carmodys Cannot Buy My Soul, the storied concert performance which amazed and moved a sold-out Riverstage at the 2009 QMF.

    A rapturous meeting of artist, repertoire and arranger, Meet Me in the Middle of the Air stakes a serious claim as the levitational, had-to-be-there event of the 2011 Queensland Music Festival.

    A GLorioUS briSbAnE niGht, two GiAntS of AUStrALiAn MUSic, An orchEStrA UnDEr thE StArS MEEt ME in thE MiDDLE of thE Air iS pAUL kELLyS MUSic AS yoUVE nEVEr hEArD it bEforE.

    thE oVErriDinG iMprESSion wAS thE briLLiAncE of GrAbowSkyS SoUL-firED ArrAnGEMEntAn oUtStAnDinG proDUction with So MUch tALEnt ASSEMbLED on StAGE The Australian

    fEAtuRINg PAUL KELLY / PAUL GRABOWSKY / VIKA AND LINDA BULL / MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN ART ORCHESTRA / CHOIR WITH NO NAME

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    The current global revival of the audio drama reaches new heights with Radio Plays, a theatrical showcase of prize-winning Australian radio dramas.

    Each performance features top scripts from the long-running Miles National Radio Play Competition

    brought to vivid life by Brisbanes innovative Clocked Out band and a cast of voice actors from the Blackall, Tambo and Miles communities.

    These quirky, exciting, intriguing tales of life in the Sunshine State will be professionally staged with

    original music composed by Clocked Outs creative engine room of Vanessa Tomlinson and Erik Griswold and live sound effects from foley artist Catherine Oates.

    MILESSATURDAY 23 JULY 7.30PM (DOORS OPEN 6.30PM)

    Leichhardt Hall (Bookings are necessary. Reserve your table by phoning Dogwood Crossing on 07 4627 2455)FREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Queensland Music Festival, Blackall-taMBo reGional council, western downs reGional council and clocked out in association with M.a.i.d.2 play present

    rADio pLAyS

    This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section.

    M.A.I.D.2 PLAY is an initiative of the Miles Regional Arts Council.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    BLACKALLFRIDAY 29 JULY 7.30PM SATURDAY 30 JULY 7.30PM (DOORS OPEN 6.30PM)

    Blackall Cultural Centre (Bookings are necessary. Reserve your table by phoning Blackall-Tambo Regional Council on 07 4621 6600)FREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    fEAtuRINg VOICE ACTORS FROM THE BLACKALL, TAMBO AND MILES COMMUNITIES /CATHERINE OATES fOLEy ARtISt /CLOCKED OUT BANDADAM SIMMONS SAxOPhONE ANd cLARINEt /PETER KNIGHT tRuMPEt /ERIK GRISWOLD KEybOARd /SAM PANKHURST bASS /VANESSA TOMLINSON PERcuSSION /IAN LAWSON dIREctOR

    PRESENTED IN A CASUAL CABARET FORMAT, RADIO PLAYS OFFERS A RARE TASTE OF VINTAGE RADIO THEATRE, RE-IMAGINED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY AS A CAPTIVATING VISUAL AND MUSICAL ExPERIENCE.

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    The current global revival of the audio drama reaches new heights with Radio Plays, a theatrical showcase of prize-winning Australian radio dramas.

    Each performance features top scripts from the long-running Miles National Radio Play Competition

    brought to vivid life by Brisbanes innovative Clocked Out band and a cast of voice actors from the Blackall, Tambo and Miles communities.

    These quirky, exciting, intriguing tales of life in the Sunshine State will be professionally staged with

    original music composed by Clocked Outs creative engine room of Vanessa Tomlinson and Erik Griswold and live sound effects from foley artist Catherine Oates.

    MILESSATURDAY 23 JULY 7.30PM (DOORS OPEN 6.30PM)

    Leichhardt Hall (Bookings are necessary. Reserve your table by phoning Dogwood Crossing on 07 4627 2455)FREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Queensland Music Festival, Blackall-taMBo reGional council, western downs reGional council and clocked out in association with M.a.i.d.2 play present

    rADio pLAyS

    This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section.

    M.A.I.D.2 PLAY is an initiative of the Miles Regional Arts Council.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    BLACKALLFRIDAY 29 JULY 7.30PM SATURDAY 30 JULY 7.30PM (DOORS OPEN 6.30PM)

    Blackall Cultural Centre (Bookings are necessary. Reserve your table by phoning Blackall-Tambo Regional Council on 07 4621 6600)FREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    fEAtuRINg VOICE ACTORS FROM THE BLACKALL, TAMBO AND MILES COMMUNITIES /CATHERINE OATES fOLEy ARtISt /CLOCKED OUT BANDADAM SIMMONS SAxOPhONE ANd cLARINEt /PETER KNIGHT tRuMPEt /ERIK GRISWOLD KEybOARd /SAM PANKHURST bASS /VANESSA TOMLINSON PERcuSSION /IAN LAWSON dIREctOR

    PRESENTED IN A CASUAL CABARET FORMAT, RADIO PLAYS OFFERS A RARE TASTE OF VINTAGE RADIO THEATRE, RE-IMAGINED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY AS A CAPTIVATING VISUAL AND MUSICAL ExPERIENCE.

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    SONG TRAILS

    Queensland Music Festival in association with taronG enerGy, apra, Queensland rail and enerGex presents

    Song Trails is a series of free songwriting workshops open to everyone from high school prodigies to old time storytellers. In a relaxed and informal setting, participants are invited to tap into the wealth of skill and experience of specially selected workshop leaders, learning from them the artistry and techniques required to finally complete that self-penned masterpiece.

    The Song Trails project has been a highly successful part of both the 2007 and 2009 festivals. These workshops have limited capacity so we recommend booking your place early.

    While travelling between locations, the Song Trailers will be writing songs together about the places they visit and the people they meet to present in a show-and-tell Song

    Trails Finale concert at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

    The Festival will also be presenting free Song Trails LIVE concerts in two of the states regions hardest hit by this year's natural disasters. See page 30 for details.

    Does contemplating writing a song bring about immeDiate writers block anD flooDs of frustration? then let the superlative skills of some great australian singer-songwriters help Demystify the elusive songwriting process for you.

    SONG TRAILSFINALEBRISBANESUNDAY 31 JULY 3.30PM

    Turbine PlatformBrisbane PowerhousePresented in association with Brisbane Powerhouse as part of Live Spark.

    FREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    SONG TRAILS SOUTH

    ARtIStSREBECCA BARNARD / PETER FARNAN / LEAH FLANAGAN / ROBERT FORSTER

    ARtIStSCLARE BOWDITCH / KEV CARMODY / STEPHEN CUMMINGS / DAVE FAULKNER

    WORKSHOPSAll workshops 5.30pm 9.30pmAttendance is free of charge. Pre-registration by Friday 8 July is essential. Participants must be 16 years and above. Register online at www.qmf.org.au. Enquires 07 3010 6600.

    HUGHENDENMONDAY 25 JULY

    CHARTERS TOWERSTUESDAY 26 JULY

    TULLYWEDNESDAY 27 JULY

    ATHERTONFRIDAY 29 JULY

    SONG TRAILS NORTH

    MURGONMONDAY 25 JULY

    MUNDUBBERA TUESDAY 26 JULY

    GLADSTONEWEDNESDAY 27 JULY

    MARYBOROUGHTHURSDAY 28 JULY

    This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    SONG TRAILS

    Queensland Music Festival in association with taronG enerGy, apra, Queensland rail and enerGex presents

    Song Trails is a series of free songwriting workshops open to everyone from high school prodigies to old time storytellers. In a relaxed and informal setting, participants are invited to tap into the wealth of skill and experience of specially selected workshop leaders, learning from them the artistry and techniques required to finally complete that self-penned masterpiece.

    The Song Trails project has been a highly successful part of both the 2007 and 2009 festivals. These workshops have limited capacity so we recommend booking your place early.

    While travelling between locations, the Song Trailers will be writing songs together about the places they visit and the people they meet to present in a show-and-tell Song

    Trails Finale concert at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

    The Festival will also be presenting free Song Trails LIVE concerts in two of the states regions hardest hit by this year's natural disasters. See page 30 for details.

    Does contemplating writing a song bring about immeDiate writers block anD flooDs of frustration? then let the superlative skills of some great australian singer-songwriters help Demystify the elusive songwriting process for you.

    SONG TRAILSFINALEBRISBANESUNDAY 31 JULY 3.30PM

    Turbine PlatformBrisbane PowerhousePresented in association with Brisbane Powerhouse as part of Live Spark.

    FREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    SONG TRAILS SOUTH

    ARtIStSREBECCA BARNARD / PETER FARNAN / LEAH FLANAGAN / ROBERT FORSTER

    ARtIStSCLARE BOWDITCH / KEV CARMODY / STEPHEN CUMMINGS / DAVE FAULKNER

    WORKSHOPSAll workshops 5.30pm 9.30pmAttendance is free of charge. Pre-registration by Friday 8 July is essential. Participants must be 16 years and above. Register online at www.qmf.org.au. Enquires 07 3010 6600.

    HUGHENDENMONDAY 25 JULY

    CHARTERS TOWERSTUESDAY 26 JULY

    TULLYWEDNESDAY 27 JULY

    ATHERTONFRIDAY 29 JULY

    SONG TRAILS NORTH

    MURGONMONDAY 25 JULY

    MUNDUBBERA TUESDAY 26 JULY

    GLADSTONEWEDNESDAY 27 JULY

    MARYBOROUGHTHURSDAY 28 JULY

    This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, cASSOWARy cOASt REgIONAL cOuNcIL, LOcKyER VALLEy REgIONAL cOuNcIL, quEENSLANd RAIL ANd ENERgEx PRESENt

    INNISFAILTHURSDAY 28 JULY 7.30PM

    Johnstone Shire Hall Free ticketed event. To secure tickets call CCRC Innisfail on 07 4030 2285 or visit CCRC Innisfail and Tully offices or regional libraries.FREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AUThis free concert is a disaster relief benefit. Donations to the Cassowary Coast Youth Network will be collected on the night.

    GATTONFRIDAY 29 JULY 7.30PM

    Lockyer Valley Cultural Ctr Free ticketed event. To secure tickets visit the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre or www.visitlockyer.com.au

    FREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AUThis free concert is a disaster relief benefit. Donations to the Lockyer Valley Flood Appeal Fund will be collected on the night.

    After a merciless season of cyclones and flooding, we are embracing the spirit of rebuilding Queensland the way we know how, with beautiful live music. Nothing binds people like the experience of enjoying live music together.

    Featuring some of the countrys best performers, Song Trails Live will inspire and entertain Queenslanders in the states hardest-hit regions. The two singer-songwriter teams on the road for QMFs Song Trails project (see page 28) will make their respective ways to Innisfail on the Cassowary Coast and Gatton in the Lockyer Valley to perform a free concert for each community.

    The Song Trails North group of Rebecca Barnard (Rebeccas Empire), Peter Farnan (Boom Crash Opera), Leah Flanagan (The Leah Flanagan Band) and Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens) is headed for Innisfail, while the Song Trails South crew of Clare Bowditch, Kev Carmody, Stephen Cummings (The Sports) and Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus) make their way to Gatton.

    These master musicians will raise spirits, fill hearts and unite their audiences through the power of song. Local artists will feature as special guests in each concert.

    SonG trAiLS LiVEREBUILDING SPIRITS IN INNISFAIL AND GATTON

    These community concerts have been made possible through the generous contributions of Queensland Rail and Energex (Gatton concert).

    This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section.

    Rebecca Barnard

    Clare Bowditch

    Peter Farnan

    Kev Carmody

    Leah Flanagan

    Stephen Cummings

    Robert Forster

    Dave Faulkner

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, cASSOWARy cOASt REgIONAL cOuNcIL, LOcKyER VALLEy REgIONAL cOuNcIL, quEENSLANd RAIL ANd ENERgEx PRESENt

    INNISFAILTHURSDAY 28 JULY 7.30PM

    Johnstone Shire Hall Free ticketed event. To secure tickets call CCRC Innisfail on 07 4030 2285 or visit CCRC Innisfail and Tully offices or regional libraries.FREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AUThis free concert is a disaster relief benefit. Donations to the Cassowary Coast Youth Network will be collected on the night.

    GATTONFRIDAY 29 JULY 7.30PM

    Lockyer Valley Cultural Ctr Free ticketed event. To secure tickets visit the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre or www.visitlockyer.com.au

    FREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AUThis free concert is a disaster relief benefit. Donations to the Lockyer Valley Flood Appeal Fund will be collected on the night.

    After a merciless season of cyclones and flooding, we are embracing the spirit of rebuilding Queensland the way we know how, with beautiful live music. Nothing binds people like the experience of enjoying live music together.

    Featuring some of the countrys best performers, Song Trails Live will inspire and entertain Queenslanders in the states hardest-hit regions. The two singer-songwriter teams on the road for QMFs Song Trails project (see page 28) will make their respective ways to Innisfail on the Cassowary Coast and Gatton in the Lockyer Valley to perform a free concert for each community.

    The Song Trails North group of Rebecca Barnard (Rebeccas Empire), Peter Farnan (Boom Crash Opera), Leah Flanagan (The Leah Flanagan Band) and Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens) is headed for Innisfail, while the Song Trails South crew of Clare Bowditch, Kev Carmody, Stephen Cummings (The Sports) and Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus) make their way to Gatton.

    These master musicians will raise spirits, fill hearts and unite their audiences through the power of song. Local artists will feature as special guests in each concert.

    SonG trAiLS LiVEREBUILDING SPIRITS IN INNISFAIL AND GATTON

    These community concerts have been made possible through the generous contributions of Queensland Rail and Energex (Gatton concert).

    This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section.

    Rebecca Barnard

    Clare Bowditch

    Peter Farnan

    Kev Carmody

    Leah Flanagan

    Stephen Cummings

    Robert Forster

    Dave Faulkner

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    Joined by mezzo-soprano Fiona Campbell, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) will perform in Weipa, Mapoon, Cairns and Aurukun as part of the Cape York Instrumental Project (see page 61) bringing orchestral and chamber music to remote Queensland.

    Each show will feature a selection of classical favourites as well as popular contemporary songs arranged for string quartet and voice by acclaimed Australian composer Iain Grandage.

    During the tour, members of the ASQ and Campbell will conduct school workshops tailored to showcase live instrumental music to students in communities where such opportunities are rare.

    This very special QMF event delivers one of Australias finest chamber music ensembles to one of Queenslands most remote tropical settings.

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, AuRuKuN ShIRE cOuNcIL, MAPOON AbORIgINAL ShIRE cOuNcIL, WEIPA tOWN AuthORIty ANd cENtRE Of cONtEMPORARy ARtS cAIRNS PRESENt

    AUStrALiAn StrinG QUArtEt toUr fnQ

    This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section.

    This project has received financial assistance through Arts Queensland's Flexible Touring Fund.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    with MEzzo-SoprAno fionA cAMpbELL

    The first part of the program will feature excerpts from Dvok Cypresses, Schubert String Quartet No.10 in E flat and Dvok String Quartet No.12 in F (American). The second half will feature a selection of popular contemporary songs from artists such as The Whitlams, Radiohead, Eskimo Joe and Kate Miller-Heidke, arranged by Iain Grandage for string quartet and mezzo-soprano.

    THE GLOBALLY ACCLAIMED AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET IS BRINGING BEAUTIFUL MUSIC AND A PROGRAM OF INTIMATE CONCERTS TO FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND.

    AURUKUNTUESDAY 26 JULY* TIME 6.30PM

    Aurukun AcademyFREE EVENT

    WEIPAWEDNESDAY 27 JULY* TIME 6.30PM

    Performing Arts Centre, Western Cape CollegeFREE EVENT

    MAPOONTHURSDAY 28 JULY* TIME 6.30PM

    Mapoon Primary Health Care Centre DeckFREE EVENT

    CAIRNSSATURDAY 30 JULY TIME 6.30PM

    Cairns Centre of Contemporary Arts Adult $29 Concession $24 BOOK NOW 1300 855 835WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    *To secure your seat for Aurukun, Weipa and Mapoon email asqbookings@qmf.org.au or phone 07 3010 6600.

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    Joined by mezzo-soprano Fiona Campbell, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) will perform in Weipa, Mapoon, Cairns and Aurukun as part of the Cape York Instrumental Project (see page 61) bringing orchestral and chamber music to remote Queensland.

    Each show will feature a selection of classical favourites as well as popular contemporary songs arranged for string quartet and voice by acclaimed Australian composer Iain Grandage.

    During the tour, members of the ASQ and Campbell will conduct school workshops tailored to showcase live instrumental music to students in communities where such opportunities are rare.

    This very special QMF event delivers one of Australias finest chamber music ensembles to one of Queenslands most remote tropical settings.

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, AuRuKuN ShIRE cOuNcIL, MAPOON AbORIgINAL ShIRE cOuNcIL, WEIPA tOWN AuthORIty ANd cENtRE Of cONtEMPORARy ARtS cAIRNS PRESENt

    AUStrALiAn StrinG QUArtEt toUr fnQ

    This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section.

    This project has received financial assistance through Arts Queensland's Flexible Touring Fund.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    with MEzzo-SoprAno fionA cAMpbELL

    The first part of the program will feature excerpts from Dvok Cypresses, Schubert String Quartet No.10 in E flat and Dvok String Quartet No.12 in F (American). The second half will feature a selection of popular contemporary songs from artists such as The Whitlams, Radiohead, Eskimo Joe and Kate Miller-Heidke, arranged by Iain Grandage for string quartet and mezzo-soprano.

    THE GLOBALLY ACCLAIMED AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET IS BRINGING BEAUTIFUL MUSIC AND A PROGRAM OF INTIMATE CONCERTS TO FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND.

    AURUKUNTUESDAY 26 JULY* TIME 6.30PM

    Aurukun AcademyFREE EVENT

    WEIPAWEDNESDAY 27 JULY* TIME 6.30PM

    Performing Arts Centre, Western Cape CollegeFREE EVENT

    MAPOONTHURSDAY 28 JULY* TIME 6.30PM

    Mapoon Primary Health Care Centre DeckFREE EVENT

    CAIRNSSATURDAY 30 JULY TIME 6.30PM

    Cairns Centre of Contemporary Arts Adult $29 Concession $24 BOOK NOW 1300 855 835WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    *To secure your seat for Aurukun, Weipa and Mapoon email asqbookings@qmf.org.au or phone 07 3010 6600.

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    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, quEENSLANd PERfORMINg ARtS cENtRE ANd bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL PRESENt

    piAno LESSonS

    Concert pianist Anna Goldsworthys deeply-felt memoir Piano Lessons comes to glorious musical life in this Queensland Music Festival world premiere.

    Goldsworthys award-winning book, which recounts her musical awakening as a young girl, struck a deep chord with critics, readers and music lovers on its 2009 release.

    Goldsworthy herself stars in the stage adaptation,

    A WONDERFUL AND UTTERLY ENGAGING MEMOIR The Canberra Times (on the book Piano Lessons)

    ...STORMING THE PIANISTIC RAMPARTS WITH TALENT AND DETERMINATION.The Australian (Anna Goldsworthy)

    PIANO LESSONS WILL TAKE THE AUDIENCE INSIDE A MUSICIAN'S JOURNEY THROUGH A UNIQUE REAL-LIFE PERFORMANCE

    BRISBANE TUESDAY 26 JULY 7.30PM (PREVIEW) WEDNESDAY 27 FRIDAY 29 JULY 7.30PM SATURDAY 30 JULY 2PM & 7.30PM

    Cremorne Theatre QPAC Adult $40 - $45* Concession $30 - $35* *Transaction fees may apply BOOK NOW 136 246WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Photography by Steve Snider.

    fEAtuRINg ANNA GOLDSWORTHY / CAROLINE KENNISONWRIttEN by ANNA GOLDSWORTHYdIREctOR & dRAMAtuRg MICHAEL FUTCHER

    which, like the book, elegantly illustrates the intriguing relationship between the young pianist and her Russian teacher.

    This charismatic enigma inspires and challenges her young charge in equal measure as they work through a program of sublime piano pieces, including selections from Mozart, Liszt and Chopin.

    Part theatrical production and part concert, Piano Lessons will provide insight

    into the lives and inspirations of the great masters to expose the process of learning, interpreting and creating music.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, quEENSLANd PERfORMINg ARtS cENtRE ANd bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL PRESENt

    piAno LESSonS

    Concert pianist Anna Goldsworthys deeply-felt memoir Piano Lessons comes to glorious musical life in this Queensland Music Festival world premiere.

    Goldsworthys award-winning book, which recounts her musical awakening as a young girl, struck a deep chord with critics, readers and music lovers on its 2009 release.

    Goldsworthy herself stars in the stage adaptation,

    A WONDERFUL AND UTTERLY ENGAGING MEMOIR The Canberra Times (on the book Piano Lessons)

    ...STORMING THE PIANISTIC RAMPARTS WITH TALENT AND DETERMINATION.The Australian (Anna Goldsworthy)

    PIANO LESSONS WILL TAKE THE AUDIENCE INSIDE A MUSICIAN'S JOURNEY THROUGH A UNIQUE REAL-LIFE PERFORMANCE

    BRISBANE TUESDAY 26 JULY 7.30PM (PREVIEW) WEDNESDAY 27 FRIDAY 29 JULY 7.30PM SATURDAY 30 JULY 2PM & 7.30PM

    Cremorne Theatre QPAC Adult $40 - $45* Concession $30 - $35* *Transaction fees may apply BOOK NOW 136 246WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Photography by Steve Snider.

    fEAtuRINg ANNA GOLDSWORTHY / CAROLINE KENNISONWRIttEN by ANNA GOLDSWORTHYdIREctOR & dRAMAtuRg MICHAEL FUTCHER

    which, like the book, elegantly illustrates the intriguing relationship between the young pianist and her Russian teacher.

    This charismatic enigma inspires and challenges her young charge in equal measure as they work through a program of sublime piano pieces, including selections from Mozart, Liszt and Chopin.

    Part theatrical production and part concert, Piano Lessons will provide insight

    into the lives and inspirations of the great masters to expose the process of learning, interpreting and creating music.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    bEhinD thE cAnE

    QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL AND WHITSUNDAY REGIONAL COUNCIL IN ASSOCIATION WITH QUT CREATIVE INDUSTRIES PRESENT

    Written with and performed by the people of the Whitsunday Coast, Behind The Cane will be an unmissable musical event set beneath a magnificent North Queensland night sky.

    This emotive new piece of musical theatre chronicles in song, dance and story the triumph and joy of the Islander spirit against immense social and geographical hardship.

    The original score blends western, gospel and Melanesian music and is brought to life by

    a stunning local cast of 120 including choirs and ensembles from across the region.

    Directed and produced by some of Australias finest creatives, these soul-stirring live performances are the centrepiece of the 3rd Annual Bowen Cultural and Food Festival.

    Join us on the Bowen foreshore for a night of music, movement and celebration.

    dIREctOR SEAN MEE /cO-cOMPOSERS ANDREE GREENWELL & DAVID BRIDIE /cO-WRItERS MARGERY FORDE & MICHAEL FORDE /PROductION dESIgNER JOSH MCINTOSH /LIghtINg dESIgNER GEORGE MEIJER /PROducER MARGUERITE PEPPER /IN cOLLAbORAtION WIth THE COMMUNITY OF WHITSUNDAY REGIONAL COUNCIL

    bEhinD thE cAnE tELLS thE LittLE known Story of thE oriGinS of thE AUStrALiAn SoUth SEA iSLAnDEr coMMUnity.

    BOWENTHURSDAY 28 JULY 6.30PM FRIDAY 29 JULY 6.30PM SATURDAY 30 JULY 6.30PM

    Bowen SoundshellFREE EVENT WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through:o Arts Queensland;o the Building Rural Communities Fund through Blueprint for the Bush; ando the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between Arts Queensland and the Whitsunday Regional Council to support local arts and culture.

    The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative delivered in partnership with the Queensland Arts Council.

    Artist Aicey Zaro

    This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    bEhinD thE cAnE

    QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL AND WHITSUNDAY REGIONAL COUNCIL IN ASSOCIATION WITH QUT CREATIVE INDUSTRIES PRESENT

    Written with and performed by the people of the Whitsunday Coast, Behind The Cane will be an unmissable musical event set beneath a magnificent North Queensland night sky.

    This emotive new piece of musical theatre chronicles in song, dance and story the triumph and joy of the Islander spirit against immense social and geographical hardship.

    The original score blends western, gospel and Melanesian music and is brought to life by

    a stunning local cast of 120 including choirs and ensembles from across the region.

    Directed and produced by some of Australias finest creatives, these soul-stirring live performances are the centrepiece of the 3rd Annual Bowen Cultural and Food Festival.

    Join us on the Bowen foreshore for a night of music, movement and celebration.

    dIREctOR SEAN MEE /cO-cOMPOSERS ANDREE GREENWELL & DAVID BRIDIE /cO-WRItERS MARGERY FORDE & MICHAEL FORDE /PROductION dESIgNER JOSH MCINTOSH /LIghtINg dESIgNER GEORGE MEIJER /PROducER MARGUERITE PEPPER /IN cOLLAbORAtION WIth THE COMMUNITY OF WHITSUNDAY REGIONAL COUNCIL

    bEhinD thE cAnE tELLS thE LittLE known Story of thE oriGinS of thE AUStrALiAn SoUth SEA iSLAnDEr coMMUnity.

    BOWENTHURSDAY 28 JULY 6.30PM FRIDAY 29 JULY 6.30PM SATURDAY 30 JULY 6.30PM

    Bowen SoundshellFREE EVENT WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through:o Arts Queensland;o the Building Rural Communities Fund through Blueprint for the Bush; ando the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between Arts Queensland and the Whitsunday Regional Council to support local arts and culture.

    The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative delivered in partnership with the Queensland Arts Council.

    Artist Aicey Zaro

    This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    iLMiLiEkki QUArtEtThis superb Finnish combo has, since 2002, impressed all the right crowds and all the right critics while producing some of Europes best new jazz.

    Since their debut album March of the Alpha Males in 2003, the Ilmiliekki have won several highly coveted awards and their 2007 album, Take It With Me, made The Observers list of the years best albums.

    The Ilmiliekki Quartet flirt with pop without losing their urban edge, while drawing on inspiration from the many side-projects and solo gigs each member maintains.

    With his award winning project Aurora in 2009, leader/trumpeter Verneri Pohjola won the Emma Ward (the Finnish jazz Grammy) for Best Jazz Musician of the Year.

    BRISBANEFRIDAY 29 JULY 8.00PM (DOORS OPEN 6.30PM

    Brisbane Jazz Club Non-members $30 Members $25 Concession $20WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    fEAtuRINg VERNERI POHJOLA tRuMPEt / TUOMO PRTTL PIANO / ANTTI LTJNEN bASS / OLAVI LOUHIVUORI dRuMS

    BACK IN BRISBANE FOR A ONE-OFF QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL STAND, THE ILMILIEKKI QUARTET IS A NOT-TO-BE-MISSED PROPOSITION FOR SERIOUS AND CASUAL JAZZ AUDIENCES ALIKE.

    The travel of the Ilmiliekki tour to Australia is supported by the Finnish Performing Music Promotion Centre, the Finnish Composers Society, MusicExport Finland and the Finnish Arts Council.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL ANd bRISbANE JAzz cLub PRESENt

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    iLMiLiEkki QUArtEtThis superb Finnish combo has, since 2002, impressed all the right crowds and all the right critics while producing some of Europes best new jazz.

    Since their debut album March of the Alpha Males in 2003, the Ilmiliekki have won several highly coveted awards and their 2007 album, Take It With Me, made The Observers list of the years best albums.

    The Ilmiliekki Quartet flirt with pop without losing their urban edge, while drawing on inspiration from the many side-projects and solo gigs each member maintains.

    With his award winning project Aurora in 2009, leader/trumpeter Verneri Pohjola won the Emma Ward (the Finnish jazz Grammy) for Best Jazz Musician of the Year.

    BRISBANEFRIDAY 29 JULY 8.00PM (DOORS OPEN 6.30PM

    Brisbane Jazz Club Non-members $30 Members $25 Concession $20WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    fEAtuRINg VERNERI POHJOLA tRuMPEt / TUOMO PRTTL PIANO / ANTTI LTJNEN bASS / OLAVI LOUHIVUORI dRuMS

    BACK IN BRISBANE FOR A ONE-OFF QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL STAND, THE ILMILIEKKI QUARTET IS A NOT-TO-BE-MISSED PROPOSITION FOR SERIOUS AND CASUAL JAZZ AUDIENCES ALIKE.

    The travel of the Ilmiliekki tour to Australia is supported by the Finnish Performing Music Promotion Centre, the Finnish Composers Society, MusicExport Finland and the Finnish Arts Council.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL ANd bRISbANE JAzz cLub PRESENt

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    BRISBANEPHILHARMONICORCHESTRA.

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, WEStERN dOWNS REgIONAL cOuNcIL, JIMbOuR StAtION ANd ERM POWER PRESENt

    opErA At jiMboUr

    Sara Macliver Tobias Cole James Clayton

    This performance of Carmina Burana (Cantiones profanae) Orff is given by permission of Hal Leonard Australia Pty. Ltd. exclusive agent for Schott Music Ltd of Mainz.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    An AftErnoon of StUnninG EntErtAinMEnt, boUnD to DELiGht SErioUS opErA AficionADoS AnDfirSt-tiME AUDiEncE MEMbErS ALikE.

    Enjoy an afternoon of song, sunset and fine food at the triumphant return of Opera at Jimbour.

    Featuring a trio of opera stars singing the world's best-loved arias and Carl Orff's masterpiece Carmina Burana, it's not hard to see why Opera at Jimbour is an iconic event of QMF's program.

    Since 2003, these outdoor performances have drawn huge audiences to heritage-listed Jimbour House on the Darling Downs. A record crowd of 8,500 turned out for the 2009 staging. More are expected in 2011.

    This years program returns to the true essence of the Jimbour experience classic opera and

    musical indulgence and will be given full flight by the 180 piece combined Queensland Choir and Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of renowned conductor Warwick Potter.

    The concerts first act will feature Australian opera greats leading soprano Sara Macliver, outstanding bass baritone James

    Clayton and award-winning counter tenor Tobias Cole performing a popular selection of arias chosen by the public.

    The afternoon culminates in a spine-tingling rendition of Carl Orffs Carmina Burana, the most popular choral work of the 20th century, famed for its rousing chorus, O Fortuna.

    Bring a blanket, chair or cushion. Local market stalls will be open 9am-4pm. Patrons may bring their own picnic. Food and wine can be purchased on site on the day or pre-order picnic hampers through Etiquette 24/7 by phoning 07 4638 4738. BYO alcohol and glass not permitted. Onsite parking available - cars $5, buses $20.

    Jimbour Stations beautifully appointed gardens will be open to the public on the day. Admission $5.

    JIMBOURSATURDAY 30 JULY 2PM 4.30PM GATES OPEN 9AM

    Jimbour Station Amphitheatre (From Warrego Highway north out of Dalby, take Jandowae turn-off and follow signs to Jimbour Station)FREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Image Rhydian Lewis

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    BRISBANEPHILHARMONICORCHESTRA.

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, WEStERN dOWNS REgIONAL cOuNcIL, JIMbOuR StAtION ANd ERM POWER PRESENt

    opErA At jiMboUr

    Sara Macliver Tobias Cole James Clayton

    This performance of Carmina Burana (Cantiones profanae) Orff is given by permission of Hal Leonard Australia Pty. Ltd. exclusive agent for Schott Music Ltd of Mainz.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    An AftErnoon of StUnninG EntErtAinMEnt, boUnD to DELiGht SErioUS opErA AficionADoS AnDfirSt-tiME AUDiEncE MEMbErS ALikE.

    Enjoy an afternoon of song, sunset and fine food at the triumphant return of Opera at Jimbour.

    Featuring a trio of opera stars singing the world's best-loved arias and Carl Orff's masterpiece Carmina Burana, it's not hard to see why Opera at Jimbour is an iconic event of QMF's program.

    Since 2003, these outdoor performances have drawn huge audiences to heritage-listed Jimbour House on the Darling Downs. A record crowd of 8,500 turned out for the 2009 staging. More are expected in 2011.

    This years program returns to the true essence of the Jimbour experience classic opera and

    musical indulgence and will be given full flight by the 180 piece combined Queensland Choir and Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of renowned conductor Warwick Potter.

    The concerts first act will feature Australian opera greats leading soprano Sara Macliver, outstanding bass baritone James

    Clayton and award-winning counter tenor Tobias Cole performing a popular selection of arias chosen by the public.

    The afternoon culminates in a spine-tingling rendition of Carl Orffs Carmina Burana, the most popular choral work of the 20th century, famed for its rousing chorus, O Fortuna.

    Bring a blanket, chair or cushion. Local market stalls will be open 9am-4pm. Patrons may bring their own picnic. Food and wine can be purchased on site on the day or pre-order picnic hampers through Etiquette 24/7 by phoning 07 4638 4738. BYO alcohol and glass not permitted. Onsite parking available - cars $5, buses $20.

    Jimbour Stations beautifully appointed gardens will be open to the public on the day. Admission $5.

    JIMBOURSATURDAY 30 JULY 2PM 4.30PM GATES OPEN 9AM

    Jimbour Station Amphitheatre (From Warrego Highway north out of Dalby, take Jandowae turn-off and follow signs to Jimbour Station)FREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Image Rhydian Lewis

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    Natalie Weirs R&J, inspired by the classic story of Romeo and Juliet, presents three poignant love stories. One story, set in modern day Brisbane, is brutal and contemporary; another story, set in domestic bliss in suburbia in the 50s, is touching in its realism; the third story, set in more ancient times, captures the romance of young love escalating towards a tragic end.

    This new work reinforces the notion that love - no matter what age you are, or what age you are in - is eternal and its power, everlasting.One of these stories could

    be your story. Fate plays a part in all our lives. But, as Shakespeare knew well, love - the most powerful of all human emotions - does not always guarantee a fairytale ending.

    With music composed by John Babbage and performed live on stage by prolific music ensemble Topology, R&J celebrates contemporary performance at its most bold and powerful.

    BRISBANEFRIDAY 15 JULY SATURDAY 23 JULY

    Playhouse QPAC Adult $38 - $52* Concession $35* Tertiary Student $25* BOOK NOW 136 246 *Transaction fee may apply.WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    ExPRESSIONS dANcE cOMPANy ANd quEENSLANd PERfORMINg ARtS cENtRE IN ASSOcIAtION WIth quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL PRESENt

    r&jchorEoGrAphED by nAtALiE wEirR&J TURNS THE CLASSIC STORY OF ROMEO AND JULIET ON ITS HEAD - CUTTING TO THE ESSENCE OF WHAT IS REAL, HUMAN AND INEVITABLE.

    cOMPOSEd by JOHN BABBAGE /dESIgNEd by BRUCE MCKINVEN /LIghtINg by DAVID WALTERS /MuSIc PERfORMEd by TOPOLOGY /dANcERS RIANNON MCLEAN / RICHARD CAUSER / ELISE MAY / SAMANTHA MITCHELL / JACK ZIESING / DAVID WILLIAMS

    EDC dancers Richard Causer and Riannon McLean. Photo by Justin Nicholas, Atmosphere Photography

    cAStfIORdILIgI LEANNE KENNEALLY /fERRANdO VIRGILIO MARINO /dORAbELLA ZOE TAYLOR /dESPINA EMILY BURKE /gugLIELMO SHAUN BROWN /dON ALfONSO STEPHEN BENNETT

    cREAtIVEScONductOR STEPHEN MOULD /RE-Study dIREctOR DAVID BERTHOLD /dESIgNER CHRISTOPHER SMITH

    BRISBANESATURDAY 9 30 JULY

    Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, South Bank Single tickets from $48.25* to $82.25**prices include booking fee, additional transaction fee applies. BOOK NOW 136 246WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    opera Queensland, Queensland Music Festival and BrisBane city council present

    coS fAn tUttE

    This popular romantic comedy has been reworked by David Berthold (Artistic Director of La Boite Theatre Company), from an original concept by Sue Rider, and set in the era of Pride and Prejudice. Mozarts beautiful score aptly portrays the sentiments of this story about real people with genuine emotions.

    All bets are on. Two sisters, two soldiers and one holiday villa by the sea set the scene for the ultimate test in love and loyalty. In a single day, the four lovers and their two confidants will have questioned the very nature of love itself all due to a plot devised by Don Alfonso.

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    Natalie Weirs R&J, inspired by the classic story of Romeo and Juliet, presents three poignant love stories. One story, set in modern day Brisbane, is brutal and contemporary; another story, set in domestic bliss in suburbia in the 50s, is touching in its realism; the third story, set in more ancient times, captures the romance of young love escalating towards a tragic end.

    This new work reinforces the notion that love - no matter what age you are, or what age you are in - is eternal and its power, everlasting.One of these stories could

    be your story. Fate plays a part in all our lives. But, as Shakespeare knew well, love - the most powerful of all human emotions - does not always guarantee a fairytale ending.

    With music composed by John Babbage and performed live on stage by prolific music ensemble Topology, R&J celebrates contemporary performance at its most bold and powerful.

    BRISBANEFRIDAY 15 JULY SATURDAY 23 JULY

    Playhouse QPAC Adult $38 - $52* Concession $35* Tertiary Student $25* BOOK NOW 136 246 *Transaction fee may apply.WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    ExPRESSIONS dANcE cOMPANy ANd quEENSLANd PERfORMINg ARtS cENtRE IN ASSOcIAtION WIth quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL PRESENt

    r&jchorEoGrAphED by nAtALiE wEirR&J TURNS THE CLASSIC STORY OF ROMEO AND JULIET ON ITS HEAD - CUTTING TO THE ESSENCE OF WHAT IS REAL, HUMAN AND INEVITABLE.

    cOMPOSEd by JOHN BABBAGE /dESIgNEd by BRUCE MCKINVEN /LIghtINg by DAVID WALTERS /MuSIc PERfORMEd by TOPOLOGY /dANcERS RIANNON MCLEAN / RICHARD CAUSER / ELISE MAY / SAMANTHA MITCHELL / JACK ZIESING / DAVID WILLIAMS

    EDC dancers Richard Causer and Riannon McLean. Photo by Justin Nicholas, Atmosphere Photography

    cAStfIORdILIgI LEANNE KENNEALLY /fERRANdO VIRGILIO MARINO /dORAbELLA ZOE TAYLOR /dESPINA EMILY BURKE /gugLIELMO SHAUN BROWN /dON ALfONSO STEPHEN BENNETT

    cREAtIVEScONductOR STEPHEN MOULD /RE-Study dIREctOR DAVID BERTHOLD /dESIgNER CHRISTOPHER SMITH

    BRISBANESATURDAY 9 30 JULY

    Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, South Bank Single tickets from $48.25* to $82.25**prices include booking fee, additional transaction fee applies. BOOK NOW 136 246WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    opera Queensland, Queensland Music Festival and BrisBane city council present

    coS fAn tUttE

    This popular romantic comedy has been reworked by David Berthold (Artistic Director of La Boite Theatre Company), from an original concept by Sue Rider, and set in the era of Pride and Prejudice. Mozarts beautiful score aptly portrays the sentiments of this story about real people with genuine emotions.

    All bets are on. Two sisters, two soldiers and one holiday villa by the sea set the scene for the ultimate test in love and loyalty. In a single day, the four lovers and their two confidants will have questioned the very nature of love itself all due to a plot devised by Don Alfonso.

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    Brisbanes magical sound-making team Clocked Out are joined by virtuoso flutist Tim Munro for Bells and whistles, a concert of dramatic, surprising music by a rag-tag band of musical mavericks.

    Tim is the flutist in Chicago-based, Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird, and makes a

    rare appearance in his home town for this concert.

    A distant flute is challenged by gunfire-like drums in George Crumbs elegy for a dying world, An Idyll for the Misbegotten. John Fonvilles Music for Sarah pulls the flute into pieces and completely reinvents its sound to evoke the music of Japan, Central

    Africa, Italy and Hawaii. The King of Denmark is a delicate dance for solo percussionist, while Globokars Kvadrat asks the question is every object musical? Erik Griswolds new trio continues his kaleidoscopic colours of the very-prepared piano with the addition of flutes and found objects.

    The concert culminates with an important world premiere. Australian composer Anthony Pateras is a pianist, improviser and rugged individualist, and his dramatic new work will test the limits of these exceptional musicians.

    BRISBANEWEDNESDAY 20 JULY 6:30PM

    Ian Hanger Recital Hall Queensland Conservatorium $15/$10 at the door BOOK NOW 07 3735 6241 concerts@griffith.edu.au

    WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL, cLOcKEd Out ANd gRIffIth uNIVERSIty PRESENt

    fEAtuRINg TIMOTHY MUNRO / VANESSA TOMLINSON / NOZOMI OMOTE / MICHAEL ASKILL / CAMERON KENNEDY / ERIK GRISWOLD

    GEORGE CRUMB AN IdyLL fOR thE MISbEgOttEN fOR fLutE ANd PERcuSSION tRIO (1986) 10 /JOHN FONVILLE MuSIc fOR SARAh fOR SOLO fLutE (1981) 10 /MORTON FELDMAN KINg Of dENMARK fOR PERcuSSION SOLO (1964) 8 /VINKO GLOBOKAR KVAdRAt fOR PERcuSSION quARtEt (1989) 12 /ERIK GRISWOLD tRIO fOR fLutE, PREPAREd PIANO ANd PERcuSSION SOLO (2011) 15 / ANTHONY PATERAS NEW WORK fOR fLutE ANd PERcuSSION quARtEt (2011) 10-12

    An iDyLL for thE MiSbEGottEn

    Emerge events provide opportunities for up-and-coming bands from the local area to perform on a professional stage in front of a real live audience. These events are creative and innovative approaches to developing a fan base for the 21st century.

    Emerge events turn schools and institutions into stages and venues, galleries into gigs, and hilltops into hoods. The line-up is so fresh we dont even know who is performing yet!

    Dont let the bright young things of tomorrow be too early seen unknown and known too late - come and check it out.

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL, SOuthERN gOLd cOASt MuSIc hub IN cONJuNctION WIth yOuth MuSIc INduStRIES ANd thE quEENSLANd AcAdEMy fOR cREAtIVE INduStRIES PRESENt

    BRISBANEFRIDAY 22 JULY 6PM

    Main Theatre Queensland Academy for Creative Industries Level 1/61 Musk Ave Kelvin Grove Tickets $5 at the door only KIRRASATURDAY 30 JULY 12PM

    Kirra Hill Community & Cultural CentreFREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Devised and directed by ACPAs Associate Artistic Director Marcus Hughes, Blackdust is a cabaret-burlesque from the other side of the tracks.

    Blackdust features the lyrics and music of Tom Waits with musical direction by Laine Loxlea Dannan and choreography by Penny Mullen.

    Its not dirtyjust very, very dusty.

    BRISBANEWEDNESDAY 27 FRIDAY 29 JULY 7.30PM

    Shopfront Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts Full $15 Concession $10 BOOK NOW 07 3872 9000WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Queensland Music Festival, BrisBane city council, the aBoriGinal centre For the perForMinG arts and the Judith wriGht centre oF conteMporary arts present

    bLAckDUSt

    Image - Barbara Lowing

    This project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

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    Brisbanes magical sound-making team Clocked Out are joined by virtuoso flutist Tim Munro for Bells and whistles, a concert of dramatic, surprising music by a rag-tag band of musical mavericks.

    Tim is the flutist in Chicago-based, Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird, and makes a

    rare appearance in his home town for this concert.

    A distant flute is challenged by gunfire-like drums in George Crumbs elegy for a dying world, An Idyll for the Misbegotten. John Fonvilles Music for Sarah pulls the flute into pieces and completely reinvents its sound to evoke the music of Japan, Central

    Africa, Italy and Hawaii. The King of Denmark is a delicate dance for solo percussionist, while Globokars Kvadrat asks the question is every object musical? Erik Griswolds new trio continues his kaleidoscopic colours of the very-prepared piano with the addition of flutes and found objects.

    The concert culminates with an important world premiere. Australian composer Anthony Pateras is a pianist, improviser and rugged individualist, and his dramatic new work will test the limits of these exceptional musicians.

    BRISBANEWEDNESDAY 20 JULY 6:30PM

    Ian Hanger Recital Hall Queensland Conservatorium $15/$10 at the door BOOK NOW 07 3735 6241 concerts@griffith.edu.au

    WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL, cLOcKEd Out ANd gRIffIth uNIVERSIty PRESENt

    fEAtuRINg TIMOTHY MUNRO / VANESSA TOMLINSON / NOZOMI OMOTE / MICHAEL ASKILL / CAMERON KENNEDY / ERIK GRISWOLD

    GEORGE CRUMB AN IdyLL fOR thE MISbEgOttEN fOR fLutE ANd PERcuSSION tRIO (1986) 10 /JOHN FONVILLE MuSIc fOR SARAh fOR SOLO fLutE (1981) 10 /MORTON FELDMAN KINg Of dENMARK fOR PERcuSSION SOLO (1964) 8 /VINKO GLOBOKAR KVAdRAt fOR PERcuSSION quARtEt (1989) 12 /ERIK GRISWOLD tRIO fOR fLutE, PREPAREd PIANO ANd PERcuSSION SOLO (2011) 15 / ANTHONY PATERAS NEW WORK fOR fLutE ANd PERcuSSION quARtEt (2011) 10-12

    An iDyLL for thE MiSbEGottEn

    Emerge events provide opportunities for up-and-coming bands from the local area to perform on a professional stage in front of a real live audience. These events are creative and innovative approaches to developing a fan base for the 21st century.

    Emerge events turn schools and institutions into stages and venues, galleries into gigs, and hilltops into hoods. The line-up is so fresh we dont even know who is performing yet!

    Dont let the bright young things of tomorrow be too early seen unknown and known too late - come and check it out.

    quEENSLANd MuSIc fEStIVAL, bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL, SOuthERN gOLd cOASt MuSIc hub IN cONJuNctION WIth yOuth MuSIc INduStRIES ANd thE quEENSLANd AcAdEMy fOR cREAtIVE INduStRIES PRESENt

    BRISBANEFRIDAY 22 JULY 6PM

    Main Theatre Queensland Academy for Creative Industries Level 1/61 Musk Ave Kelvin Grove Tickets $5 at the door only KIRRASATURDAY 30 JULY 12PM

    Kirra Hill Community & Cultural CentreFREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Devised and directed by ACPAs Associate Artistic Director Marcus Hughes, Blackdust is a cabaret-burlesque from the other side of the tracks.

    Blackdust features the lyrics and music of Tom Waits with musical direction by Laine Loxlea Dannan and choreography by Penny Mullen.

    Its not dirtyjust very, very dusty.

    BRISBANEWEDNESDAY 27 FRIDAY 29 JULY 7.30PM

    Shopfront Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts Full $15 Concession $10 BOOK NOW 07 3872 9000WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    Queensland Music Festival, BrisBane city council, the aBoriGinal centre For the perForMinG arts and the Judith wriGht centre oF conteMporary arts present

    bLAckDUSt

    Image - Barbara Lowing

    This project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

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    Ethereal, earthy, edgy.Vaporisation is the latest instalment in the Super Critical Mass project, which brings together masses of identical instruments set loose in public spaces.

    Previous activities have drawn on woodwinds, brass and chromatic chimes across Australia, The Hague and New York.

    This event has been supported through a creative development grant through the Creative Sparks program, a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

    BRISBANESUNDAY 31 JULY 6PM

    Studio 1 Old MuseumFREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND SUPER CRITICAL MASS PRESENT

    VAporiSAtionFor this event, a cloud of saxophones will reverberate within the Old Museum, a grand remnant of Brisbanes nineteenth-century architecture. This is no ordinary concert. Instead, you are invited to encounter the space alongside the performers as they create an evolving,

    immersive soundscape through a process merging improvisation, composition and generative patterns. Directed by Julian Day, Luke Jaaniste and Janet McKay, Vaporisation features the Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra led by Diana Tolmie alongside other local saxophonists.

    AN IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE-INSTALLATION OF MASSED SAxOPHONES WITHIN THE ACOUSTIC GRANDEUR OF BRISBANES OLD MUSEUM.

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    Ethereal, earthy, edgy.Vaporisation is the latest instalment in the Super Critical Mass project, which brings together masses of identical instruments set loose in public spaces.

    Previous activities have drawn on woodwinds, brass and chromatic chimes across Australia, The Hague and New York.

    This event has been supported through a creative development grant through the Creative Sparks program, a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

    BRISBANESUNDAY 31 JULY 6PM

    Studio 1 Old MuseumFREE EVENTWWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AND SUPER CRITICAL MASS PRESENT

    VAporiSAtionFor this event, a cloud of saxophones will reverberate within the Old Museum, a grand remnant of Brisbanes nineteenth-century architecture. This is no ordinary concert. Instead, you are invited to encounter the space alongside the performers as they create an evolving,

    immersive soundscape through a process merging improvisation, composition and generative patterns. Directed by Julian Day, Luke Jaaniste and Janet McKay, Vaporisation features the Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra led by Diana Tolmie alongside other local saxophonists.

    AN IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE-INSTALLATION OF MASSED SAxOPHONES WITHIN THE ACOUSTIC GRANDEUR OF BRISBANES OLD MUSEUM.

  • QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY QANTASLINK.

  • QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY QANTASLINK.

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    For Site Listening Queensland, respected sound artist Lawrence English trekked across Queensland in search of unique soundscapes in unexpected places.

    On several road trips crisscrossing the state, stretching from Camooweal to Cooktown and Eulo to South

    Kooroongara, no sonic stone was left unturned in a search for truly evocative sounds.

    English put his ear to everything from the clicks and pops of Mangrove muds at Cape Hillsborough through to the droning smelting towers in languishing ghost towns.

    Guided by residents, he revealed fresh sonic perspectives on the everyday sounds of Queensland that, to an outsider, may well sound otherworldly.Englishs collection of Site Listening Queensland discoveries is listed on sitelistening.com and the QMF website, along with photographs, text,

    GPS co-ordinates and suggested listening times for each location.

    QUEEnSLAnD itSELf bEcoMES coMpoSEr, pErforMEr AnD inStrUMEnt for SitE LiStEninG, A StAtEwiDE projEct thAt cELEbrAtES thE ExtrAorDinAry nAtUrE of EVEryDAy SoUnDS.

    SitE LiStEninG QUEEnSLAnD

    WWW.SITELISTENING.COM

    QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL AND BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL PRESENT

    Photography by R English

    SO PACK UP THE CAR, PRICK UP YOUR EARS AND ExPERIENCE SITE LISTENING QUEENSLAND. ITS QUEENSLAND AS YOUVE NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE.

    Festivals Australia Regional and remote Australia unplugged Festivals Australia encourages cultural activity in regional and remote communities. Find out more about applying for

    Festivals Australia funding and the program from www.arts.gov.au/arts or Freecall 1800 819 461.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    For Site Listening Queensland, respected sound artist Lawrence English trekked across Queensland in search of unique soundscapes in unexpected places.

    On several road trips crisscrossing the state, stretching from Camooweal to Cooktown and Eulo to South

    Kooroongara, no sonic stone was left unturned in a search for truly evocative sounds.

    English put his ear to everything from the clicks and pops of Mangrove muds at Cape Hillsborough through to the droning smelting towers in languishing ghost towns.

    Guided by residents, he revealed fresh sonic perspectives on the everyday sounds of Queensland that, to an outsider, may well sound otherworldly.Englishs collection of Site Listening Queensland discoveries is listed on sitelistening.com and the QMF website, along with photographs, text,

    GPS co-ordinates and suggested listening times for each location.

    QUEEnSLAnD itSELf bEcoMES coMpoSEr, pErforMEr AnD inStrUMEnt for SitE LiStEninG, A StAtEwiDE projEct thAt cELEbrAtES thE ExtrAorDinAry nAtUrE of EVEryDAy SoUnDS.

    SitE LiStEninG QUEEnSLAnD

    WWW.SITELISTENING.COM

    QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL AND BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL PRESENT

    Photography by R English

    SO PACK UP THE CAR, PRICK UP YOUR EARS AND ExPERIENCE SITE LISTENING QUEENSLAND. ITS QUEENSLAND AS YOUVE NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE.

    Festivals Australia Regional and remote Australia unplugged Festivals Australia encourages cultural activity in regional and remote communities. Find out more about applying for

    Festivals Australia funding and the program from www.arts.gov.au/arts or Freecall 1800 819 461.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

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    Queensland Music Festival and BrisBane city council present

    This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section and by the Queensland Government through Education Queensland.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    SCORE IT! THROWS DOWN THE GAUNTLET TO YOUNG COMPOSERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12 18 TO CREATE A UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL COMPOSITION TO ACCOMPANY A SCORELESS SHORT FILM.

    WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    The growth of creative industries and new technologies has expanded career opportunities for young composers.

    Score IT! encourages that growth by linking the most promising entrants with established composers and work experience at Brisbane post-production house Cutting Edge.

    The statewide competition also supports and stimulates young musicians through a series of Composing for Film workshops, conducted this year at schools at Weipa, Bamaga and Thursday Island by Australian screen composer Peter Kaldor.

    The Score IT! 2011 competition winners will be announced online on Friday 22 July, 2011.

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    Queensland Music Festival and BrisBane city council present

    This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section and by the Queensland Government through Education Queensland.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    SCORE IT! THROWS DOWN THE GAUNTLET TO YOUNG COMPOSERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12 18 TO CREATE A UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL COMPOSITION TO ACCOMPANY A SCORELESS SHORT FILM.

    WWW.QMF.ORG.AU

    The growth of creative industries and new technologies has expanded career opportunities for young composers.

    Score IT! encourages that growth by linking the most promising entrants with established composers and work experience at Brisbane post-production house Cutting Edge.

    The statewide competition also supports and stimulates young musicians through a series of Composing for Film workshops, conducted this year at schools at Weipa, Bamaga and Thursday Island by Australian screen composer Peter Kaldor.

    The Score IT! 2011 competition winners will be announced online on Friday 22 July, 2011.

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    OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPSOur Community Partnerships projects take place in regional towns that are built around agriculture and industry to remote islands in the Torres Strait and Aboriginal Shires in Cape York; they include flood and cyclone affected regions from the Cassowary Coast to the Western Downs and Lockyer Valley. The connective thread between these diverse community partnership projects is that music is providing a vehicle for cultivating positive change.

    It begins with an aspiration, and a community that wants to work with QMF, recognising that music is a powerful vehicle for achieving goals that are important to them. The arts provide an opportunity to take pause, to look at ourselves through a different lens. Seemingly small acts like exploring and sharing stories, or gaining the confidence to get up in front of a crowd and sing, can lead to something much greater over time.

    For example, when we started working with the Australian South Sea Islander (ASSI) community in Bowen in late 2009, it began with a celebration of their rich musical heritage through Bowen Sing Sing. The event had a ripple effect in the community. It highlighted the wealth of musical talent in the Bowen region. It got people talking. The broader community realised that Australian South Sea Islanders had a significant history in the region, while members of the ASSI community began sharing stories amongst themselves, some that had not been told for generations. Ultimately, it paved the way for Behind The Cane, a major community theatre production that reaches across generations and cultures, approaching a controversial and painful period of our shared history through the universal lens of family and relationships.

    Young people from Charleville and Thursday Island who were involved with QMF in 2009 have gone on to win places in highly competitive performing arts programs. The long-term impact of having a young person gain the confidence and skills to pursue further education and training goes far beyond the individual achievement. In small communities, individual achievements help to open up opportunities for generations to come, ranging from access to greater options within local schools, to broadening horizons about what is possible in terms of career options.

    Opportunities for skill development are important for community members of all ages, who continue to benefit both through workshops and major productions. Song Trails is a great example of how bringing people together with a shared interest within a community can help to reduce feelings of social isolation, and at the same time help to set the stage for more community-driven musical events. Many Song Trails participants have reported that they had no idea there were so many kindred spirits in their own communities who shared their passion for music, and that they have continued to meet with other participants. In Charleville and

    Cooktown, community choirs created through QMF productions have provided a creative and social outlet for people from all walks of life, with workshops with professional musicians, rehearsals and performances continuing to take place over 2010 2011.

    Ailan Kores began with a little community involvement in the massive Hidden Republic event on Thursday Island in 2009, and has grown into a major project that crosses geographical, cultural, musical and linguistic boundaries. Ailan Kores brings together community representatives from six islands, performing a program in traditional Torres Strait languages of the region that includes some of the most challenging works of the Western choral repertoire, such as Bachs St. John Passion, plus the world premiere of a new work by Damian Barbeler commissioned for the project. This project has grown out of the communitys desire to learn new skills for performance of different styles of music with orchestra, to use music and language as a means of bringing people together across geographic and cultural boundaries, and to participate in the creation of something truly unique. Ailan Kores stands equally as an important artistic achievement and community cultural development project.

    Queensland Music Festival is proud to work with communities throughout the state, creating musical experiences that grow into a cornucopia of big things that are as unique and diverse as Queensland itself. Our Community Partnerships projects in 2011 are: Ailan Kores (Torres Strait Islands and Northern Peninsula Area Region), Cape York Instrumental Project (Mapoon, Aurukun, Yarrabah, Weipa, Cairns, Mossman), Behind The Cane (Whitsunday region), Radio Plays (Miles, Blackall and Tambo), Song Trails (communities from the Cassowary Coast to Lockyer Valley), and the Score IT! workshops (Bamaga, Thursday Island, Weipa). We are grateful to our funding, corporate and philanthropic partners who have made these projects possible: The Australia Council through its Community Partnerships Section, Arts Queensland through the Artist in Residence, Flexible Touring Fund and Creative Communities programs, Festivals Australia, Queensland Governments Building Rural Communities Fund, Ergon Energy, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, the John Villiers Trust, the Perpetual Foundation, the Ian Potter Foundation, Queensland Rail, Energex, Tarong Energy, Resolute IT, Rio Tinto Alcan, Cutting Edge, Griffith Film School and individual donors Ricci Swart and Kate Farrar.

    FROM LITTLE THINGS BIG THINGS GROW

    CAPE YORK INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT

    It was the first time a symphony orchestra had visited the island since World War II. Cape York communities also miss out on orchestral tours, due to small populations, the tyranny of distance and isolation and a perceived lack of interest in formal instrumental music. In talking with community members and Indigenous cultural representatives around the country, we found that there is indeed a very strong interest in other musical genres, and a desire for Indigenous youth in remote communities to have access to the same benefits of formal musical study that is readily available to young people in major centres.

    Cape York Instrumental Project is about levelling the playing field between young people in remote communities and their peers in urban areas. As funding for specialist music teachers, in schools is based on registered interest in a subject, young people need to be made aware of the options and opportunities for formal instrumental music. And while part-time positions are common for specialist teachers in urban areas, the cost of bringing a teacher to a remote area, and the distance between communities negates this option for regions such as Cape York. There have been great outcomes from sport, dance and visual arts programs in remote communities, and response to

    informal music initiatives such as hip hop has been very strong. As Nathan Carter, a Canberra-based musician who runs music therapy workshops for at-risk Indigenous youth in collaboration with a lecturer in Emotional Literacy, has pointed out, It is unfair that, just because kids are young and black, they are only exposed to hip hop.

    Cape York Instrumental Project is a three year initiative aimed at providing exposure to a range of music, from small ensembles such as the Australian String Quartet and University of Queenslands Zelman Cowen Quartet to the Queensland Youth Orchestra. In the first year, performances and workshops will take place in several Cape York Communities including Mapoon, Weipa, Mossman, Aurukun, Yarrabah and Cairns. Over 2012 2013, students will gain hands-on experience and ongoing exposure to a range of performances through music camps, mini-tours and workshops, working towards a goal of involvement with a major QMF 2013 event in Far North Queensland.

    For further details on the Australian String Quartet tour of Cape York, please see page 34.

    This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australians Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section and by the Queensland Government through Education Queensland.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    THE IDEA FOR CAPE YORK INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT SPRANG FROM THE ENTHUSIASM FOR ORCHESTRAL MUSIC SPARKED BY QUEENSLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRAS APPEARANCE ON THURSDAY ISLAND AS PART OF QMF 2009.

    TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT OUT COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS PROJECTS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.QMF.ORG.AU.

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    OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPSOur Community Partnerships projects take place in regional towns that are built around agriculture and industry to remote islands in the Torres Strait and Aboriginal Shires in Cape York; they include flood and cyclone affected regions from the Cassowary Coast to the Western Downs and Lockyer Valley. The connective thread between these diverse community partnership projects is that music is providing a vehicle for cultivating positive change.

    It begins with an aspiration, and a community that wants to work with QMF, recognising that music is a powerful vehicle for achieving goals that are important to them. The arts provide an opportunity to take pause, to look at ourselves through a different lens. Seemingly small acts like exploring and sharing stories, or gaining the confidence to get up in front of a crowd and sing, can lead to something much greater over time.

    For example, when we started working with the Australian South Sea Islander (ASSI) community in Bowen in late 2009, it began with a celebration of their rich musical heritage through Bowen Sing Sing. The event had a ripple effect in the community. It highlighted the wealth of musical talent in the Bowen region. It got people talking. The broader community realised that Australian South Sea Islanders had a significant history in the region, while members of the ASSI community began sharing stories amongst themselves, some that had not been told for generations. Ultimately, it paved the way for Behind The Cane, a major community theatre production that reaches across generations and cultures, approaching a controversial and painful period of our shared history through the universal lens of family and relationships.

    Young people from Charleville and Thursday Island who were involved with QMF in 2009 have gone on to win places in highly competitive performing arts programs. The long-term impact of having a young person gain the confidence and skills to pursue further education and training goes far beyond the individual achievement. In small communities, individual achievements help to open up opportunities for generations to come, ranging from access to greater options within local schools, to broadening horizons about what is possible in terms of career options.

    Opportunities for skill development are important for community members of all ages, who continue to benefit both through workshops and major productions. Song Trails is a great example of how bringing people together with a shared interest within a community can help to reduce feelings of social isolation, and at the same time help to set the stage for more community-driven musical events. Many Song Trails participants have reported that they had no idea there were so many kindred spirits in their own communities who shared their passion for music, and that they have continued to meet with other participants. In Charleville and

    Cooktown, community choirs created through QMF productions have provided a creative and social outlet for people from all walks of life, with workshops with professional musicians, rehearsals and performances continuing to take place over 2010 2011.

    Ailan Kores began with a little community involvement in the massive Hidden Republic event on Thursday Island in 2009, and has grown into a major project that crosses geographical, cultural, musical and linguistic boundaries. Ailan Kores brings together community representatives from six islands, performing a program in traditional Torres Strait languages of the region that includes some of the most challenging works of the Western choral repertoire, such as Bachs St. John Passion, plus the world premiere of a new work by Damian Barbeler commissioned for the project. This project has grown out of the communitys desire to learn new skills for performance of different styles of music with orchestra, to use music and language as a means of bringing people together across geographic and cultural boundaries, and to participate in the creation of something truly unique. Ailan Kores stands equally as an important artistic achievement and community cultural development project.

    Queensland Music Festival is proud to work with communities throughout the state, creating musical experiences that grow into a cornucopia of big things that are as unique and diverse as Queensland itself. Our Community Partnerships projects in 2011 are: Ailan Kores (Torres Strait Islands and Northern Peninsula Area Region), Cape York Instrumental Project (Mapoon, Aurukun, Yarrabah, Weipa, Cairns, Mossman), Behind The Cane (Whitsunday region), Radio Plays (Miles, Blackall and Tambo), Song Trails (communities from the Cassowary Coast to Lockyer Valley), and the Score IT! workshops (Bamaga, Thursday Island, Weipa). We are grateful to our funding, corporate and philanthropic partners who have made these projects possible: The Australia Council through its Community Partnerships Section, Arts Queensland through the Artist in Residence, Flexible Touring Fund and Creative Communities programs, Festivals Australia, Queensland Governments Building Rural Communities Fund, Ergon Energy, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, the John Villiers Trust, the Perpetual Foundation, the Ian Potter Foundation, Queensland Rail, Energex, Tarong Energy, Resolute IT, Rio Tinto Alcan, Cutting Edge, Griffith Film School and individual donors Ricci Swart and Kate Farrar.

    FROM LITTLE THINGS BIG THINGS GROW

    CAPE YORK INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT

    It was the first time a symphony orchestra had visited the island since World War II. Cape York communities also miss out on orchestral tours, due to small populations, the tyranny of distance and isolation and a perceived lack of interest in formal instrumental music. In talking with community members and Indigenous cultural representatives around the country, we found that there is indeed a very strong interest in other musical genres, and a desire for Indigenous youth in remote communities to have access to the same benefits of formal musical study that is readily available to young people in major centres.

    Cape York Instrumental Project is about levelling the playing field between young people in remote communities and their peers in urban areas. As funding for specialist music teachers, in schools is based on registered interest in a subject, young people need to be made aware of the options and opportunities for formal instrumental music. And while part-time positions are common for specialist teachers in urban areas, the cost of bringing a teacher to a remote area, and the distance between communities negates this option for regions such as Cape York. There have been great outcomes from sport, dance and visual arts programs in remote communities, and response to

    informal music initiatives such as hip hop has been very strong. As Nathan Carter, a Canberra-based musician who runs music therapy workshops for at-risk Indigenous youth in collaboration with a lecturer in Emotional Literacy, has pointed out, It is unfair that, just because kids are young and black, they are only exposed to hip hop.

    Cape York Instrumental Project is a three year initiative aimed at providing exposure to a range of music, from small ensembles such as the Australian String Quartet and University of Queenslands Zelman Cowen Quartet to the Queensland Youth Orchestra. In the first year, performances and workshops will take place in several Cape York Communities including Mapoon, Weipa, Mossman, Aurukun, Yarrabah and Cairns. Over 2012 2013, students will gain hands-on experience and ongoing exposure to a range of performances through music camps, mini-tours and workshops, working towards a goal of involvement with a major QMF 2013 event in Far North Queensland.

    For further details on the Australian String Quartet tour of Cape York, please see page 34.

    This project is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Australians Governments arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section and by the Queensland Government through Education Queensland.

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    THE IDEA FOR CAPE YORK INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT SPRANG FROM THE ENTHUSIASM FOR ORCHESTRAL MUSIC SPARKED BY QUEENSLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRAS APPEARANCE ON THURSDAY ISLAND AS PART OF QMF 2009.

    TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT OUT COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS PROJECTS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.QMF.ORG.AU.

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    1 CR NEVILLE POOTCHEMUNKA AuRuKuN ShIRE cOuNcIL

    The Aurukun Shire covers an area of 7500sq. km and has a population of around 1300. With the traditional homelands of the Wik, Wik Way and Kugu people in and around the Shire, the community is rich in traditional cultural practices and the local residents are the creators of stunning arts and crafts.

    2 CR ROBERT CHANDLER bARcALdINE REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    Barcaldine Regional Council celebrates its prime positioning as the gateway to Central Western Queensland. With open forest, desert uplands and Mitchell grass plains the region offers contrasting landscapes, while the five communities of Alpha, Jericho, Barcaldine, Aramac and Muttaburra offer unique characters, trademark events and exceptional country hospitality.

    3 CR JAN ROSS bLAcKALL-tAMbO REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The Blackall-Tambo Region is located in the heart of the Queensland Outback, approximately 900km west of Brisbane. The region comprises two uniquely attractive towns; Blackall and Tambo, both of which lie along the historic Barcoo River. The communities have distinct identities and work along parallel cultural plains to enhance the appealing rural lifestyle of the Region; the people are warm and welcoming reflecting their strong community spirit.

    4 THE RIGHT HON THE LORD MAYOR OF BRISBANE CR GRAHAM QUIRK bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL

    Brisbane is the fastest growing city in Australia. We are an exciting city that thrives on culture and creativity. The Queensland Music Festival is about showcasing Brisbanes talent, celebrating rhythm, and enjoying world class performance.

    5 CR BILL SHANNON cASSOWARy cOASt REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The Cassowary Coast Regional Council encompasses the former Cardwell Shire Council and Johnstone Shire Council. Situated in Far North Queensland, the region enjoys a unique tropical lifestyle. National parks and world heritage conservation areas make up 70% of the region which is bordered by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

    6 CR BEN CALLCOTT chARtERS tOWERS REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The Charters Towers Region is predominantly rural, covering about 70,000 square kilometres. Its economy is based on the mining and pastoral industries. The Region borders the tropical north's best attractions and is comprised of rugged, mountainous rainforest areas in the north east and basalt strewn grasslands, to sandy desert plains in the south west.

    7 CR BRENDAN MCNAMARA fLINdERS ShIRE cOuNcIL

    The Flinders Shire covers an area of 41,632km2. Hughenden is the main business centre for the shire which also encompasses the smaller communities of Prairie, Torrens Creek and Stamford. Situated on the banks of the Flinders River, Hughenden has direct road access to a number of major centres and tourist attractions within the region.

    coLLEctiVE ViSionOUR PARTNERS ARE UNITED BY A COLLECTIVE VISION TO TRANSFORM LIVES THROUGH UNFORGETTABLE MUSICAL ExPERIENCES.

    PRINCIPAL PARTNERS

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    LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    This project is supported by the Australian Council, the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section.

    Brisbane City Council proudly supports the Queensland Music Festival.

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    1 CR NEVILLE POOTCHEMUNKA AuRuKuN ShIRE cOuNcIL

    The Aurukun Shire covers an area of 7500sq. km and has a population of around 1300. With the traditional homelands of the Wik, Wik Way and Kugu people in and around the Shire, the community is rich in traditional cultural practices and the local residents are the creators of stunning arts and crafts.

    2 CR ROBERT CHANDLER bARcALdINE REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    Barcaldine Regional Council celebrates its prime positioning as the gateway to Central Western Queensland. With open forest, desert uplands and Mitchell grass plains the region offers contrasting landscapes, while the five communities of Alpha, Jericho, Barcaldine, Aramac and Muttaburra offer unique characters, trademark events and exceptional country hospitality.

    3 CR JAN ROSS bLAcKALL-tAMbO REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The Blackall-Tambo Region is located in the heart of the Queensland Outback, approximately 900km west of Brisbane. The region comprises two uniquely attractive towns; Blackall and Tambo, both of which lie along the historic Barcoo River. The communities have distinct identities and work along parallel cultural plains to enhance the appealing rural lifestyle of the Region; the people are warm and welcoming reflecting their strong community spirit.

    4 THE RIGHT HON THE LORD MAYOR OF BRISBANE CR GRAHAM QUIRK bRISbANE cIty cOuNcIL

    Brisbane is the fastest growing city in Australia. We are an exciting city that thrives on culture and creativity. The Queensland Music Festival is about showcasing Brisbanes talent, celebrating rhythm, and enjoying world class performance.

    5 CR BILL SHANNON cASSOWARy cOASt REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The Cassowary Coast Regional Council encompasses the former Cardwell Shire Council and Johnstone Shire Council. Situated in Far North Queensland, the region enjoys a unique tropical lifestyle. National parks and world heritage conservation areas make up 70% of the region which is bordered by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

    6 CR BEN CALLCOTT chARtERS tOWERS REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The Charters Towers Region is predominantly rural, covering about 70,000 square kilometres. Its economy is based on the mining and pastoral industries. The Region borders the tropical north's best attractions and is comprised of rugged, mountainous rainforest areas in the north east and basalt strewn grasslands, to sandy desert plains in the south west.

    7 CR BRENDAN MCNAMARA fLINdERS ShIRE cOuNcIL

    The Flinders Shire covers an area of 41,632km2. Hughenden is the main business centre for the shire which also encompasses the smaller communities of Prairie, Torrens Creek and Stamford. Situated on the banks of the Flinders River, Hughenden has direct road access to a number of major centres and tourist attractions within the region.

    coLLEctiVE ViSionOUR PARTNERS ARE UNITED BY A COLLECTIVE VISION TO TRANSFORM LIVES THROUGH UNFORGETTABLE MUSICAL ExPERIENCES.

    PRINCIPAL PARTNERS

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

    Queensland Music Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government.

    This project is supported by the Australian Council, the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnerships Section.

    Brisbane City Council proudly supports the Queensland Music Festival.

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    15 CR JOY JENSEN NORth buRNEtt REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The North Burnett Regional Council area is located approximately four hours drive north of Brisbane. The main towns of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mt Perry and Mundubbera service surrounding villages and farming catchments. The region has an abundance of natural resources including water, farmland, mineral deposits, forests and national parkland.

    16 CR JOSEPH ELU NORthERN PENINSuLA AREA REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    Bamaga is the business centre of the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA), with a population of approximately 1000 people. Located just 40km from the northernmost tip of Cape York, the NPA includes Seisia, Umagico, New Mapoon, Injinoo and Bamaga and has a rich cultural diversity with pristine beaches and unique fauna and flora in the surrounding area.

    17 CR DAVID CARTER SOuth buRNEtt REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The South Burnett Regional Council administers a diverse regional area just two hours drive from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane or Fraser Coast. Rich in history, agriculture, wineries and industry, the South Burnett offers a welcoming country atmosphere for visitors and great lifestyle alternatives for residents.

    18 CR TOM GILMORE tAbLELANdS REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    Tablelands Regional Council covers an area of more than 64,000 sq km. The Atherton Tablelands are a combination of nature and lifestyle at its finest. Only an hour from Cairns, the region features stunning landscapes, tropical rainforests, lush farmlands, savannah country and the outback, and features a host of exciting events within a local community setting.

    19 CR PEDRO STEPHEN tORRES ShIRE cOuNcIL Torres Shire Council area covers Thursday, Horn, Prince of Wales and Friday Islands and all of the uninhabited islands of the Torres Strait plus the Northern tip of Cape York. Torres Strait is a culturally unique region of Australia. It is a rich multicultural region where people of many races and nationalities live and work harmoniously.

    20 CR FREDRICK GELA tORRES StRAIt ISLANd REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The Islands of the Torres Strait in Far North Queensland are home to one of Australias most unique and oldest cultures. The culture or Ailan Kastom is still practiced and promoted through song, dance, art, and stories lived and celebrated throughout the region. The islands and surrounding reefs are some of the most pristine in Australia and are home to significant populations of turtles and dugongs.

    12 CR STEVE JONES LOcKyER VALLEy REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The Lockyer Valley Regional Council comprises the former Gatton and Laidley Shire Councils, straddling the Warrego Highway covering an area of just over 2,000sq km. Situated less than an hours drive from Brisbane, the Lockyer Valleys natural environment and high quality rural experience attracts a range of visitors.

    13 CR JOHN PALMER LONgREAch REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    Longreach is the capital of the outback and the region also includes the towns of Ilfracombe, Isisford and Yaraka. Our communities are built on a proud history, our unique lifestyles and pride in where we live and who we are. With our strong agricultural and tourism industries, Longreach Regional Council, in partnership with our communities, strives to build a vibrant sustainable future.

    14 PETER GUIVARRA MAPOON AbORIgINAL ShIRE cOuNcIL

    Mapoon community is in Western Cape York at the mouth of the Wenlock River. It is home to five traditional owner groups, in addition to descendants of Queenslands first Aboriginal Mission. The Council works toward a happy, safe, healthy community which maintains our diverse cultural heritage.

    8 CR MICK KRUGER fRASER cOASt REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    Fraser Coast Regional Council administers a diverse subtropical coastal region that includes world heritage listed Fraser Island, historic Maryborough city, Hervey Bay the whale watching capital of Australia and a picturesque hinterland. The region prospers from tourism, forestry and engineering led by the manufacture of trains.

    9 CR GAIL SELLERS gLAdStONE REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    Gladstone Region covers some 10,500 sq. km of Central Queensland coast between Bundaberg and Rockhampton and over 60,000 people call the area home. Gladstone Region boasts large industry and Queenslands largest multi-commodity port alongisde idyllic seaside locations such as Tannum Sands, Agnes Water and Heron Island.

    10 CR RON CLARKE MBE gOLd cOASt REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The Gold Coast is a young, vibrant and ever-evolving city renowned for incorporating the traditional while embracing the new to create a unique and eclectic ambience. From our diverse blend of architecture to the wonderfully relaxed lifestyle we enjoy here all year round, the Gold Coast showcases the best of everything, while always welcoming new ideas and events to further enrich our enviable way of life.

    11 CR CEDRIC MARSHALL ISAAc REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    Isaac Regional Council celebrates its coast to coast formation through the amalgamation of three former shires: Belyando, Broadsound and Nebo. This region of first choice has traditional grazing, agriculture, aquaculture and mining links. Isaacs mission is to promote and enhance the diversity of lifestyle and opportunity.

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    LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

    TRCTABLELANDS REGIONAL COUNCIL

    PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDE A VITAL POINT OF CONNECTION TO COMMUNITIES. THROUGH WORKING TOGETHER WE ARE ABLE TO CREATE EVENTS THAT RESONATE PROFOUNDLY WITH EVERYONEDeborah Conway, QMF Artistic Director

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    15 CR JOY JENSEN NORth buRNEtt REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The North Burnett Regional Council area is located approximately four hours drive north of Brisbane. The main towns of Biggenden, Eidsvold, Gayndah, Monto, Mt Perry and Mundubbera service surrounding villages and farming catchments. The region has an abundance of natural resources including water, farmland, mineral deposits, forests and national parkland.

    16 CR JOSEPH ELU NORthERN PENINSuLA AREA REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    Bamaga is the business centre of the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA), with a population of approximately 1000 people. Located just 40km from the northernmost tip of Cape York, the NPA includes Seisia, Umagico, New Mapoon, Injinoo and Bamaga and has a rich cultural diversity with pristine beaches and unique fauna and flora in the surrounding area.

    17 CR DAVID CARTER SOuth buRNEtt REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The South Burnett Regional Council administers a diverse regional area just two hours drive from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane or Fraser Coast. Rich in history, agriculture, wineries and industry, the South Burnett offers a welcoming country atmosphere for visitors and great lifestyle alternatives for residents.

    18 CR TOM GILMORE tAbLELANdS REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    Tablelands Regional Council covers an area of more than 64,000 sq km. The Atherton Tablelands are a combination of nature and lifestyle at its finest. Only an hour from Cairns, the region features stunning landscapes, tropical rainforests, lush farmlands, savannah country and the outback, and features a host of exciting events within a local community setting.

    19 CR PEDRO STEPHEN tORRES ShIRE cOuNcIL Torres Shire Council area covers Thursday, Horn, Prince of Wales and Friday Islands and all of the uninhabited islands of the Torres Strait plus the Northern tip of Cape York. Torres Strait is a culturally unique region of Australia. It is a rich multicultural region where people of many races and nationalities live and work harmoniously.

    20 CR FREDRICK GELA tORRES StRAIt ISLANd REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The Islands of the Torres Strait in Far North Queensland are home to one of Australias most unique and oldest cultures. The culture or Ailan Kastom is still practiced and promoted through song, dance, art, and stories lived and celebrated throughout the region. The islands and surrounding reefs are some of the most pristine in Australia and are home to significant populations of turtles and dugongs.

    12 CR STEVE JONES LOcKyER VALLEy REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The Lockyer Valley Regional Council comprises the former Gatton and Laidley Shire Councils, straddling the Warrego Highway covering an area of just over 2,000sq km. Situated less than an hours drive from Brisbane, the Lockyer Valleys natural environment and high quality rural experience attracts a range of visitors.

    13 CR JOHN PALMER LONgREAch REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    Longreach is the capital of the outback and the region also includes the towns of Ilfracombe, Isisford and Yaraka. Our communities are built on a proud history, our unique lifestyles and pride in where we live and who we are. With our strong agricultural and tourism industries, Longreach Regional Council, in partnership with our communities, strives to build a vibrant sustainable future.

    14 PETER GUIVARRA MAPOON AbORIgINAL ShIRE cOuNcIL

    Mapoon community is in Western Cape York at the mouth of the Wenlock River. It is home to five traditional owner groups, in addition to descendants of Queenslands first Aboriginal Mission. The Council works toward a happy, safe, healthy community which maintains our diverse cultural heritage.

    8 CR MICK KRUGER fRASER cOASt REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    Fraser Coast Regional Council administers a diverse subtropical coastal region that includes world heritage listed Fraser Island, historic Maryborough city, Hervey Bay the whale watching capital of Australia and a picturesque hinterland. The region prospers from tourism, forestry and engineering led by the manufacture of trains.

    9 CR GAIL SELLERS gLAdStONE REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    Gladstone Region covers some 10,500 sq. km of Central Queensland coast between Bundaberg and Rockhampton and over 60,000 people call the area home. Gladstone Region boasts large industry and Queenslands largest multi-commodity port alongisde idyllic seaside locations such as Tannum Sands, Agnes Water and Heron Island.

    10 CR RON CLARKE MBE gOLd cOASt REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The Gold Coast is a young, vibrant and ever-evolving city renowned for incorporating the traditional while embracing the new to create a unique and eclectic ambience. From our diverse blend of architecture to the wonderfully relaxed lifestyle we enjoy here all year round, the Gold Coast showcases the best of everything, while always welcoming new ideas and events to further enrich our enviable way of life.

    11 CR CEDRIC MARSHALL ISAAc REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    Isaac Regional Council celebrates its coast to coast formation through the amalgamation of three former shires: Belyando, Broadsound and Nebo. This region of first choice has traditional grazing, agriculture, aquaculture and mining links. Isaacs mission is to promote and enhance the diversity of lifestyle and opportunity.

    15 16 17 18 19 2010 11 12 13 148 9

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

    TRCTABLELANDS REGIONAL COUNCIL

    PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDE A VITAL POINT OF CONNECTION TO COMMUNITIES. THROUGH WORKING TOGETHER WE ARE ABLE TO CREATE EVENTS THAT RESONATE PROFOUNDLY WITH EVERYONEDeborah Conway, QMF Artistic Director

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    21 CR LES TYRELL tOWNSVILLE cIty cOuNcIL

    Townsville is the largest city in North Queensland and is one of the fastest -growing cities in the state with a population exceeding 180,000. Townsville stretches across 3,736 square kilometres and is nestled on the shores of Cleveland Bay. The Townsville region is renowned for its easygoing lifestyle, tropical weather and natural surroundings - from arid landscapes to rainforests to the Great Barrier Reef.

    22 CARRIE GAY WEIPA tOWN AuthORIty

    Weipa is a town which is known as the 'Hub' of the Cape. Formerly a closed mining town it is now an open town with over 80% of residents owning their own homes. Many government agencies have their offices in Weipa.It is adjacent to the Napranum Aboriginal Council and the Mapoon Aboriginal Council. We are a multicultural town with the average age being 35.

    23 CR RAY BROWN WEStERN dOWNS REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The majestic, heritage-listed Jimbour House, is just one of many delightful attractions that can be found in the Western Downs. Located only 2 hours west of Brisbane and linked to several national highways, Western Downs is a vibrant region, offering visitors a truly unique holiday experience.

    24 CR MICHAEL BRUNKER WhItSuNdAy REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The Whitsunday Regional Council area is a diverse region that encompasses the Whitsunday Coast with 74 tropical islands bordered by the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and the future economic powerhouses of Bowen and Collinsville. Other industries in the region include the salt industry, power, horticulture, agriculture, aquaculture, sugar, grazing and fishing.

    25 CR EDWARD WARREN WINtON ShIRE cOuNcIL

    Located 173km northwest of Longreach, Winton is the birth place of Qantas, the home of Waltzing Matilda and of late the source of major dinosaur fossils finds. Offering great hospitality and a real bush experience, the undulating landscape is broken by colourful mesas or jump-ups. Mitchell Grass plains to the east are interspersed with Gidgee and Prickly Acacia.

    26 CR PERCY NEAL yARRAbAh AbORIgINAL ShIRE cOuNcIL

    Yarrabah, a former Aboriginal mission settlement, is governed as a Shire Council. It is located 15km east of Cairns at Cape Grafton. As the Local Authority and Trustee of the land, the council is responsible for major projects, housing, community buildings, roads, training, licenses and permits for a population of approximately 2,600 people. They also run aged, youth and day-care facilities, community hall, library and museum.

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

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    21 CR LES TYRELL tOWNSVILLE cIty cOuNcIL

    Townsville is the largest city in North Queensland and is one of the fastest -growing cities in the state with a population exceeding 180,000. Townsville stretches across 3,736 square kilometres and is nestled on the shores of Cleveland Bay. The Townsville region is renowned for its easygoing lifestyle, tropical weather and natural surroundings - from arid landscapes to rainforests to the Great Barrier Reef.

    22 CARRIE GAY WEIPA tOWN AuthORIty

    Weipa is a town which is known as the 'Hub' of the Cape. Formerly a closed mining town it is now an open town with over 80% of residents owning their own homes. Many government agencies have their offices in Weipa.It is adjacent to the Napranum Aboriginal Council and the Mapoon Aboriginal Council. We are a multicultural town with the average age being 35.

    23 CR RAY BROWN WEStERN dOWNS REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The majestic, heritage-listed Jimbour House, is just one of many delightful attractions that can be found in the Western Downs. Located only 2 hours west of Brisbane and linked to several national highways, Western Downs is a vibrant region, offering visitors a truly unique holiday experience.

    24 CR MICHAEL BRUNKER WhItSuNdAy REgIONAL cOuNcIL

    The Whitsunday Regional Council area is a diverse region that encompasses the Whitsunday Coast with 74 tropical islands bordered by the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and the future economic powerhouses of Bowen and Collinsville. Other industries in the region include the salt industry, power, horticulture, agriculture, aquaculture, sugar, grazing and fishing.

    25 CR EDWARD WARREN WINtON ShIRE cOuNcIL

    Located 173km northwest of Longreach, Winton is the birth place of Qantas, the home of Waltzing Matilda and of late the source of major dinosaur fossils finds. Offering great hospitality and a real bush experience, the undulating landscape is broken by colourful mesas or jump-ups. Mitchell Grass plains to the east are interspersed with Gidgee and Prickly Acacia.

    26 CR PERCY NEAL yARRAbAh AbORIgINAL ShIRE cOuNcIL

    Yarrabah, a former Aboriginal mission settlement, is governed as a Shire Council. It is located 15km east of Cairns at Cape Grafton. As the Local Authority and Trustee of the land, the council is responsible for major projects, housing, community buildings, roads, training, licenses and permits for a population of approximately 2,600 people. They also run aged, youth and day-care facilities, community hall, library and museum.

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

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    SIMON BUCHANAN dEVELOPMENt & MARKEtINg dIREctOR /WENDY MANSELL dEVELOPMENt ExEcutIVE /GIULIANA BONEL SENIOR MARKEtINg cOORdINAtOR /KATIE LOVEDAY MARKEtINg & PubLIcIty cOORdINAtOR /DEIRDREE WALLACE tIcKEtINg & EVENtS cOORdINAtOR /HANNAH SUAREZ SOcIAL MEdIA cONSuLtANt /

    ERICA HART PROgRAM dIREctOR /MARGUERITE PEPPER MANAgINg PROducER /KATRINA TORENBEEK MANAgINg PROducER /GIANNINA PERIZ MANAgINg PROducER /KATE WILSON MANAgINg PROducER /LOUISA GORDON ASSOcIAtE PROducER /TARA HOBBS ASSOcIAtE PROducER /HILARY PERRETT PROgRAM cOORdINAtOR /ASHLEIGH WHEELER PROgRAM cOORdINAtOR /

    KEN FRANCEY tEchNIcAL dIREctOR / BERND NEUMANN tEchNIcAL MANAgER /PAUL BARDINI tEchNIcAL MANAgER /SHANNON GOBELL tEchNIcAL MANAgER /JEFF WARNICK tEchNIcAL & LOgIStIcS cOORdINAtOR /

    PubLIcIty by THE SHOCK FACTOR PTY LTDdESIgNEd by ONION CREATIVE

    tRAVEL SERVIcES PROVIdEd by STAGE AND SCREENAccOuNtINg SERVIcES PROVIdEd by SOTHERTONS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

    QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL

    BRONZE PARTNERS

    CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS

    dIScLAIMERProgram details are correct at time of printing but are subject to change where necessary and without notice. QMF has the right to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and/or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, seating arrangements and audience capacity. In the event of a change in cast, QMF will only refund the cost of the ticket when the cancelled performer was billed by QMF as the main attraction/star performer.

    Funded by The E Robert Hayles & Alison L Hayles Charitable Trust, managed by Perpetual

    BRISBANE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA / CAIRNS CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS / CAMERATA OF ST JOHNS / DIGITAL SYNERGY / DOGWOOD THEATRE COMPANY / GLADSTONE ARTS COUNCIL / GLADSTONE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE / MILES REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL / QUEENSLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA / TANGLEWOOD GUITARS / THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST / THE EVENTS CENTRE CALOUNDRA /THE QUEENSLAND CHOIR / TOWNSVILLE CIVIC THEATRE

    WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE GENEROUS DONATIONS OF RICCI SWART AND KATE FARRAR.

    LEVEL 1, 381 bRuNSWIcK StREEt fORtItudE VALLEy qLd 4006 PO bOx 1060 fORtItudE VALLEy qLd 4006AbN 67 084 526 876

    Phone 07 3010 6600Fax 07 3010 6666Email info@qmf.org.au

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    GOLD PARTNERS

    SILVER PARTNERS

    bOARd Of dIREctORS

    KATE FARRAR / chAIR PAUL CAMPBELL-RYDER / dEPuty chAIR DARREN BUSINE /JOHN EVENHUIS /GREG HALLAM /SIMON LOCKYER /ANNA SHARPE /LEIGH CLEAVE /

    fEStIVAL tEAM

    DEBORAH CONWAY ARtIStIc dIREctOR /NIGEL LAVENDER ExEcutIVE dIREctOR /CHRISTOPHER SMEED fINANcE & OPERAtIONS MANAgER /DEE MORRIS REcEPtIONISt /

    SIMON BUCHANAN dEVELOPMENt & MARKEtINg dIREctOR /WENDY MANSELL dEVELOPMENt ExEcutIVE /GIULIANA BONEL SENIOR MARKEtINg cOORdINAtOR /KATIE LOVEDAY MARKEtINg & PubLIcIty cOORdINAtOR /DEIRDREE WALLACE tIcKEtINg & EVENtS cOORdINAtOR /HANNAH SUAREZ SOcIAL MEdIA cONSuLtANt /

    ERICA HART PROgRAM dIREctOR /MARGUERITE PEPPER MANAgINg PROducER /KATRINA TORENBEEK MANAgINg PROducER /GIANNINA PERIZ MANAgINg PROducER /KATE WILSON MANAgINg PROducER /LOUISA GORDON ASSOcIAtE PROducER /TARA HOBBS ASSOcIAtE PROducER /HILARY PERRETT PROgRAM cOORdINAtOR /ASHLEIGH WHEELER PROgRAM cOORdINAtOR /

    KEN FRANCEY tEchNIcAL dIREctOR / BERND NEUMANN tEchNIcAL MANAgER /PAUL BARDINI tEchNIcAL MANAgER /SHANNON GOBELL tEchNIcAL MANAgER /JEFF WARNICK tEchNIcAL & LOgIStIcS cOORdINAtOR /

    PubLIcIty by THE SHOCK FACTOR PTY LTDdESIgNEd by ONION CREATIVE

    tRAVEL SERVIcES PROVIdEd by STAGE AND SCREENAccOuNtINg SERVIcES PROVIdEd by SOTHERTONS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

    QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL

    BRONZE PARTNERS

    CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS

    dIScLAIMERProgram details are correct at time of printing but are subject to change where necessary and without notice. QMF has the right to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and/or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, seating arrangements and audience capacity. In the event of a change in cast, QMF will only refund the cost of the ticket when the cancelled performer was billed by QMF as the main attraction/star performer.

    Funded by The E Robert Hayles & Alison L Hayles Charitable Trust, managed by Perpetual

    BRISBANE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA / CAIRNS CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS / CAMERATA OF ST JOHNS / DIGITAL SYNERGY / DOGWOOD THEATRE COMPANY / GLADSTONE ARTS COUNCIL / GLADSTONE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE / MILES REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL / QUEENSLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA / TANGLEWOOD GUITARS / THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST / THE EVENTS CENTRE CALOUNDRA /THE QUEENSLAND CHOIR / TOWNSVILLE CIVIC THEATRE

    WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE GENEROUS DONATIONS OF RICCI SWART AND KATE FARRAR.

    LEVEL 1, 381 bRuNSWIcK StREEt fORtItudE VALLEy qLd 4006 PO bOx 1060 fORtItudE VALLEy qLd 4006AbN 67 084 526 876

    Phone 07 3010 6600Fax 07 3010 6666Email info@qmf.org.au

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