Camerata - Remastered

We have been very much looking forward to welcoming for you Camerata’s upcoming performance of Compassion Featuring Lior, an evening featuring extraordinary music by classical and contemporary composers. We regret to advise that due to the Victorian lockdown, this performance cannot go ahead on Thursday 3 June 2021 in its current format as special guest artist Lior is impacted by existing travel restrictions and border closures. Although Lior’s performance with Camerata is postponed, we do hope to collaborate with him in the future to bring Compassion to the stage.
Despite this disappointing set-back, Camerata is determined to welcome audiences to a performance on the same day with a revised program that will feature much of the same work originally planned including Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue, Turina’s sensual Bullfighter’s Prayer, Steve Reich’s minimalist Duet, and the world premiere of Beyond the Front Door by Queensland composer, John Rotar.
New in this revised program called Camerata Re-Mastered will be the 2021 composition of Little Corellas by Camerata’s founding leader Cameron Patrick as well as Betty Beath’s Woman’s Song and Samuel Barber’s beautiful Adagio for Strings immortalised in the movie Platoon.
Featuring Camerata’s Ensemble-in-Residence, the Orava Quartet, the concert will close with Edward Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra.
If you would like a refund due to the change or program please phone the Ticket Office on 1300 655 299 between 9am and 4pm to arrange. All refunds need to be arranged before 4pm, Thursday 3rd June.
This performance will now be held in the Empire Church Theatre.

Presented by Camerata and QPAC

Beethoven’s Grand Fugue has been termed “a great artistic testament to the human capacity for meaning” and provides a gripping Season 2021 opening work. You will be transported to a chapel where macho bullfighters pray for their lives ahead of their encounters in the Madrid arena, a scene that inspired Turina to write his sensual The Bullfighter’s Prayer. Steve Reich’s 1994 Duet commemorates the humanity of the great violinist, Yehudi Menuhin and is dedicated to ideals of international understanding which Yehudi practised throughout his life. In a world premiere commissioned during the COVID-19 pandemic, Queensland composer John Rotar’s Beyond the Front Door provides a poignant recollection of isolation in 2020.

Beethoven                           Grosse Fugue (Grand Fugue), Op.133
Turina                                  La oración del torero (The Bullfighter’s Prayer), Op.34
Rotar                                    Beyond the Front Door * (world premiere, 2021)
Reich                                    Duet for Two Violins and String Orchestra
Cameron Patrick                  Little Corellas: Allora 1987 (2021)
Rotar                                    Plains Baked Golden in the Morning Light (on Winton) (2021)
Samuel Barber                     Adagio for Strings
Elgar                                     Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra
Concert Duration: 80min no interval
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Thu, 03 Jun 2021 07:00 PM 03 Jun 07:00PM Ended
Empire Church Theatre

Empire cardholder $45.00

Adult $55.00      

Concession $45.00         

Youth U30yrs $28.00

*a transaction fee of $5 applies per transaction for phone and internet bookings.


Three concert package 

 Adult - $132  ($44 per concert)

Concession/Empire Friends - $108 ($36 per concert)

U30/Student -    $69 ($23 per concert)


Two concert package:

Adult - $97 ($48.50 per concert)

Concession - $76 ($38 per concert)

U03/Student - $47 ($23.50 per concert)

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