CIMF – Opening Gala – The Elements (6:30pm concert)

From the heart of Vienna to the core of Canberra’s music festival: a celebration of elements that connect us to the people of the world and to the elders in our midst. Brenda Gifford’s long awaited new work is revealed in the hands of the Australian Art Orchestra alongside Mozart’s Turkish credentials and the annual Beaver Blaze.

Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions this performance will be run twice. Concert duration 60min.

Friday April 30, 6:30pm
Friday April 30, 8:30pm


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata ‘alla turca’ KV 331

William Barton & Veronique Serret, work tbc

L. van Beethoven, Three Equals

Kate Neal, Fanfare (Beaver Blaze 2020)

Brenda Gifford, Djiribawal (commissioned through A Major Lift fund in 2020) – Bagan (earth), Miriwa (sky), Ngadjung (water) and Ganji (fire)


Australian Art Orchestra with festival strings

Golden Gate Brass Quintet – Fletcher Cox, Joel Walmsley, Aidan Gabriels, Jackson Bankovic, Jason Catchpowle

Trombonists from Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

Edward Neeman, piano

This concert is supported by a generous donation from John and Margaret Saboisky

Banner photo by Anthony Browell

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Fri Apr 30
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fitters Workshop

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