An extraordinary moment in this morning's photo shoot in Ingham when the ensemble spontaneously decided to play an excerpt from Michael Patterson's Paronella Park commission! Enjoy!
That day between Australia Day and the weekend... :)

MONDAY RECOMMEND: Lovers of piano and chamber music, our friends at QPAC are presenting a beautiful chamber music series called Twilight Notes. The first first -- 'Handwork' -- features two marvelous pianists, Sonya Lifschitz and Lisa Moore in a strikingly good program that includes music by John Adams, Martin Bresnick and an arrangement of Bach's Golberg Variations. Check it out! June 4, 6:30pm QPAC Concert Hall (intimate reverse mode).

Virtuosi pianists Lisa Moore & Sonya Lifschitz join forces to present a powerhouse journey on two grand pianos at QPAC in June, 2018.

Are y'all coming out to #Coupling at #MELT2018 at @bris_powerhouse ? Saturday night gold lotto night! #rainbow

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A stunning launch at @museumofbrisbane this morning for Life in Irons for which we are thrilled to be Artists-in-residence. Keep your eyes peeled for Cameratians at MoB June to Aug, and then concerts in September in which we respond musically to artefacts in this magnificent exhibition! #lifeinirons #MoB #museuemofbrisbane #thisisbrisbane #mustdobrisbane #earlybrisbane @ Brisbane City Hall

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Congratulations to the wonderful Iain Grandage on his appointment as the new Artistic Director of the Perth Festival @perthfest from 2020. Iain composed the music that we played and recorded in collaboration with Expressions Dance Co @edcaus for Natalie Weir's "When Time Stops" at QPAC in 2013 and 2016. Congratulations Iggy! (Photo repost from Perth Festival Instagram).

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Up Close! A chamber music concert that includes fusing of sensual Jazz sounds with Classical in Frank Proto's Trio for Violin, Viola and Bass, Gliere's Suite for Violin and Bass, and Brahms's sunny B-flat sextet. June 1-3! Have you got your tickets yet? Great to see you all recently!

UP CLOSE October 19, 2017 by Fusing of sensual jazz and contemporary classical music Program Reinhold Glière Suite for Violin and Double Bass Frank Proto Trio for Violin, Viola and Double Bass Johannes Brahms Sextet in B Flat Major, Op.18 Featuring Brendan Joyce – violin Jonny Ng – violin Eliza...

Heads Up! Camerata plays "Coupling--a Queer Mix Tape" for Melt Festival at BRISBANE POWERHOUSE on May 19. Then June 1-3 is our next subscription series, "Up Close" at The Edge, SLQ and The EMPIRE Theatre Toowoomba!

Coupling takes the great love duets of the 70s, 80s and 90s and completely reclaims them for same sex couples at MELT 2018.

We've commissioned Isabella Gerometta to write a new piece for our forthcoming tour. Here she is gaining some inspiration at Lara Station Wetlands in our glorious state! #CAM2018 #camerata2018 #cameratatourlyf #composer #commission #thisisqueensland #queensland #queenslandconservatoriumofmusic

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We are lifelong learners at Camerata. To improve your knowledge, Education Officer Jonny Ng recommends taking a selfie with the Tree Of Knowledge in Barcaldine #fakenews #poorlifetips #treeofknowledge #barcaldine #camerata2018 etc etc #CAM2018 #camerata #goweeeeeeesssst #barcaldine #barcy #treeofknowledge #australia #thisisqueensland #tree #camerata2018 #jonnyng

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"White knuckle rides aplenty as crowd goes nuts!" "Camerata playing at its best, devoid of ego or affectations but filled with integrity, adventurism and joy." (Martin Buzacott, The Australian, re "Souvenir" May 3, 2018). We've received a very favourable review in The Australian! #CAM2018 #souvenir #camerata #queenslandschamberorchestra…/9bdbcb130ff77b389de12c66…

So there they were, the Camerata bass section, centrestage all night like a rock drummer, boring it right up the guts.

"Go Weeeeeeesssttt!!" Camerata's Education Officer/Principal Second Violin, Jonny Ng and Executive Director, Adam Tucker (a.k.a. Camerata's own "Pet Shop Boys") heading to the wild wild west today in preparation for our 2018 regional tour in June. Looking forward to seeing our friends out in Longreach and Barcaldine (and Biloela, Moura, Gladstone). #petshopboys #gowest #junket #notajunket #wildwest #regional #queensland #musicianslife

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In case you are scratching your head trying to remember his name, our wild card mystery guest last weekend was the brilliant Anthony Garcia! (He stole the show for some!). You can check out his playing, music and gigs here:

About last night...Souvenir, in our QPAC home and with beautiful lighting by Dan Black! Were you there?

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It’s a spectacular day outside and we know the perfect remedy to help you beat the Monday blues...treat yourself to a ticket to our gala season opener, Souvenir!! 7pm tonight QPAC Concert Hall!

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Season 2018 is live at the Empire Theatre! The ensemble are stretched across the stage in Roger Smalley’s Strung-out. See you in Brisbane on Monday!

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