The Sunshine Coast prepares to be serenaded once again as the Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival (SCCMF) announces its 2024 program. From June 6th to 9th, music lovers can expect three days filled with innovative and immersive experiences that celebrate the art of storytelling.

This year's SCCMF takes a fresh approach to chamber music, pushing boundaries and fostering a open atmosphere. Co-directors Lynne Bradley and James Lees aim to break down traditional barriers by weaving music with spoken word and exploring new performance spaces. Audiences can expect a vibrant program that features classical, First Nations, jazz, and world music, all brought together by the power of narrative.

The festival boasts a stellar line-up of Australian talent, including renowned artists like Elena Kats-Chernin, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Simon Tedeschi, Alex Raineri, and the Orava Quartet. Audiences can look forward to several Queensland and Sunshine Coast premieres, including:

  • With love, Amadeus: A captivating collaboration between thespian John Bell and pianist Simon Tedeschi. This performance promises to bring Mozart to life through readings from his letters and key moments from his life.
  • Meditate // Anytime, Anywhere: A unique odyssey led by Grammy-nominated artist Tenzin Choegyal. This immersive experience blends classical and chamber music with world music textures, transporting audiences on a sonic journey through the Maroochy Botanical Gardens.
  • 4 Hands, 1 Piano: ARIA-winning pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska joins forces with acclaimed composer Elena Kats-Chernin for a program inspired by family, fantasy, and diverse musical traditions.
  • A Night of Romance with the Orava Quartet: The rising stars of the chamber music scene take the stage for a Queensland premiere of Swoop, a captivating work by composer Holly Harrison.

The SCCMF promises an invigorating and accessible program, perfect for both seasoned music lovers and curious newcomers. For those seeking a unique and captivating musical adventure, the Sunshine Coast awaits.

Tickets are now on sale via the SCCMF website.