Camerata - The Conference of the Birds

As part of this year’s Brisbane Festival, experience Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra as they bring to life the epic poem of the same name in The Conference of the Birds.

Written by twelfth century Persian mystic and poet, Attar of Nishapur, this allegorical story of love, faith, and humanity’s search for courage is told through an incredible musical setting by Lembit Beecher. Augmented by sumptuous illustrations from The New York Times’ multi award-winning illustrator and author, Peter Sis, and with words spoken by Matilda award-winning actor Liz Buchanan, this will be a poignant and thought-provoking performance.

Complemented by Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia in B Minor and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, featuring Artistic Director Brendan Joyce, this will be another unmissable chamber music concert from the twice-Helpmann nominated ensemble.


Mendelssohn Sinfonia in B Minor
Lembit Beecher The Conference of the Birds for 18 solo strings
Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending


Brendan Joyce violin
Peter Sis author/illustrator
Liz Buchanan actor

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Sat, 18 Sep 2021 07:00 PM 18 Sep 07:00PM Ended
Armitage Centre

Empire Cardholder $38.00

Adult $55.00        

Concession $45.00         

Youth U30yrs $38.00

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Running Time

Show runs for 75 minutes, no interval

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