Mendelssohn Sinfonia in B Minor
Lembit Beecher The Conference of the Birds for 18 solo strings
Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending


Brendan Joyce violin
Peter Sis author/illustrator
Liz Buchanan actor


As part of this year’s Brisbane Festival, experience Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra as they bring to life the epic poem of the same name in The Conference of the Birds.

Written by twelfth century Persian mystic and poet, Attar of Nishapur, this allegorical story of love, faith, and humanity’s search for courage is told through an incredible musical setting by Lembit Beecher. Augmented by sumptuous illustrations from The New York Times’ multi award-winning illustrator and author, Peter Sis, and through spoken word from Matilda award-winning actor Liz Buchanan, this will be a poignant and thought-provoking performance.

Complemented by Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia in B Minor and Vaughan WilliamsThe Lark Ascending, featuring Artistic Director Brendan Joyce, this will be another unmissable chamber music concert from QPAC’s Company-in-Residence.

View the full The Conference of the Birds program here.

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Presented by Camerata, QPAC & Brisbane Festival

Pricing Guide

Admission Adult $85 Concession^ $75 Student^^ $33
schools i admission $25 1 TEACHER FREE PER 10 STUDENTS

^Concession: pension and seniors cards holders

^^Full-time students

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