Brisbane Festival, Camerata and QPAC present

The Conference of the Birds

Fri 10 Sept

The Conference of the Birds

Attar of Nishapur's epic twelfth century poem is brought to life by evocative music, illustrations and spoken word

World premiere

The Conference of the Birds brings to life the epic poem of the same name by twelfth century Persian mystic and poet, Attar of Nishapur, in a melding of evocative music, illustrations and spoken word. This allegorical story of love, faith and humanity’s search for the courage within is as relevant today as it was nine centuries ago. Lembit Beecher’s musical setting of the words will be augmented by sumptuous illustrations by New York Times’ multi award-winning illustrator and author, Peter Sis. A poignant and thought-provoking presentation.

Violin Brendan Joyce
Author/illustrator Peter Sis

Lembit Beecher The Conference of the Birds for 18 solo strings
Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending

Price

Adult $85. Concession $75. Student $33. A fee of $7.20 applies per transaction.

Times

7pm

Duration

75 mins, no internal

Where

Concert Hall, QPAC
Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

Assistive listening systems available

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#Artist

Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra

Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra

Performing without a conductor, Camerata’s Artistic Associates and their guests proudly take full ownership of their music-making in the spirit of chamber music.

Where

Concert Hall, QPAC
Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101


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