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Canberra International Music Festival | Opening Gala – The Elements

30 April 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST

This concert is live streamed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

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.


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



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sonata ‘alla turca’ KV 331

William Barton & Veronique Serret

Ludwig 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)