Concert 1

Friday 25 July, 7 pm, Point Lookout Community Hall

Baroque virtuosi

The festival opens with some musical fireworks this year! We are thrilled to welcome Sara Macliver and Neal Peres da Costa to the island for the first time, where they will help us present an electrifying concert of Baroque virtuosity.


Arcangelo Corelli: Trio sonata in C major, Op. 4/1

Handel, Vivaldi: Arias

Antonio Vivaldi: Cello concerto in C minor, RV 401

George Frideric Handel: Largo from Concerto Grosso in B-flat major, Op. 3/2

Antonio Vivaldi: Trio sonata in D minor, ‘La Follia’, Op. 1/12 RV 63


Sara Macliver, soprano; Neal Peres da Costa, harpsichord; Sophie Rowell, Rachel Smith, violins; Caroline Henbest, viola; Eric de Wit, Louise King, cellos; Chloe Williamson, double bass; Huw Jones, oboe



Concert 2

Saturday 26 July, 10.30 am, Point Lookout Community Hall

Intimate decisions

Two of Australia’s best-known composers are featured in this program, along with two of Mozart’s wind and string chamber works. Iain Grandage and Brett Dean both wrote works focusing on their own instruments: Grandage’s ethereal solo cello piece Flying Dream and Dean’s haunting Intimate Decisions for solo viola.


Iain Grandage: Flying Dream for cello and tape

W.A. Mozart: Oboe quartet in F major, K 370

Brett Dean: Intimate Decisions for solo viola

W.A. Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio for clarinet, viola, piano in E flat major, K 498


Louise King, Eric de Wit, cellos; Caroline Henbest, viola; Huw Jones, oboe; Irit Silver, clarinet; Rachel Smith, violin; Stephen Emmerson, piano



Concert 3

Saturday 26 July, 2.30 pm, Point Lookout Community Hall

Intimate letters

An afternoon of music reflecting love, life and passion. Schumann’s setting of Frauenliebe und -leben (A Woman’s Love and Life) is followed by Janáek’s poetic second string quartet, inspired by some 700 letters written between him and Kamila Stösslová.


Robert Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42

Reading of a selection of letters between Janáek and Kamila Stösslová

Leoš Janáek: String quartet no. 2, Listy dvrné


Sara Macliver, soprano; Stephen Emmerson, piano; Sophie Rowell, Rachel Smith, violins; Caroline Henbest, viola; Eric de Wit, cello; Rob Wills, narrator



Concert 4

Saturday 26 July, 5.30 pm, Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club

Kristin Berardi and James Sherlock

Winner of the Montreux Jazz festival’s international vocal competition, Kristin Berardi sings jazz standards and originals, accompanied by James Sherlock on guitar, at the ever-popular evening concert at the SLSC.



Concert 5

Sunday 27 July, 11 am, Dunwich Public Hall

Viva Italia

A perfect way to spend a Sunday morning! We celebrate Italian string music with this effervescent program. The sublime soprano Sara Macliver closes the concert with Respighi’s beautiful setting of Shelley’s poem ‘The Sunset’.


Luigi Boccherini: Cello sonata in C major, G 17

Luciano Berio: Violin duos

Gioachino Rossini: Sonata a quattro no. 6 in D major

Ottorino Respighi: Il Tramonto for soprano and string quartet


Sara Macliver, soprano; Louise King and Eric de Wit, cellos; Sophie Rowell and Rachel Smith, violins; Caroline Henbest, viola; Chloe Williamson, bass



Concert 6

Sunday 27 July, 3 pm, Dunwich Public Hall

Florestan’s finale

The festival concludes with the energy and exuberance of Beethoven’s brilliant trio and Schumann’s extrovert and passionate piano quintet.


Ludwig van Beethoven: String trio in G major, Op. 9/1

Robert Schumann: Piano quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44


Sophie Rowell, Rachel Smith, violins; Caroline Henbest, viola; Eric de Wit, Louise King, cellos; Stephen Emmerson, piano