• Empire Theatre (map)
  • 54 Neil Street
  • Toowoomba City, QLD, 4350
  • Australia

Sanctuary is calm, solitude, contemplation, refuge, asylum, contentedness, our loved ones … perhaps even a sense of permanence.

Music can evoke our places of refuge, of meditation, or create an unguarded place away from the rest of life for song, dance and laughter – a sanctuary of happiness.

Music can evoke our places of refuge, of meditation, or create an unguarded place away from the rest of life for song, dance and laughter — a sanctuary of happiness.

Devised in collaboration with Artistic Director Katie Noonan and presented with Queensland Music Festival, this emotional concert’s highlight is a world premiere by Australian composer Joe Chindamo (commissioned by Andrew and Renata Kaldor) featuring musicians Diana Doherty and Alexandre Oguey.

A signature event in Queensland Music Festival, Sanctuary also includes Beethoven’s Song of Thanksgiving from Quartet Op.132, Brooke Green’s heart-wrenching Reza Barati, Telemann’s humorous concerto about frogs, and music by Queenslander Connor D’Netto.

PROGRAM

Peter Sculthorpe Alone for solo violin
Connor D’Netto air & fantasy for String Orchestra
Elvis Costello Favourite Hour (world premiere arrangement by Paul Cassidy)
Ludwig van Beethoven Heiliger Dankgesang from Quartet Op.132
Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto, TWV 51:A4, The Frogs
Brooke Green Reza Barati
George Dreyfus Lighthouse for String Orchestra (music in honour of Sir Edward Weary Dunlop)
Joe Chindamo Sanctuary for Oboe, Cor Anglais, and String Orchestra (world premiere)
J.S. Bach Suite in C Major, BWV 1009, Sarabande

FEATURING

Diana Doherty – oboe
Alexandre Oguey – cor anglais
Plus wild card mystery guest