QMF and Murweh Shire Council present
MUSIC FOR STARGAZING
A concert under the stars featuring Kate Miller-Heidke and William Barton
MUSIC FOR STARGAZING PROCEEDING AS PLANNED
GATES OPEN 4:30PM
PRE-CONCERT ENTERTAINMENT from 4:30PM
CONCERT STARTS 6PM
Take your seat under the stars and celebrate the beauty of the open outback sky with Music for Stargazing.
Inspired by the vast magnitude of the open outback night sky, and the traditional stories of the Bidjara people, this bespoke chamber music concert explores humankind’s long-held fascination with the cosmos.
Join Kate Miller-Heidke and William Barton, as well as renowned soloists Aunty Delmae Barton, Jess Hitchcock, Keir Nuttall, Samuel Pankhurst, Véronique Serret and Vanessa Tomlinson, at the Charleville Cosmos Centre for a program inspired by landscape, stargazing, cosmology and cultural heritage.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been acknowledged as the world’s first astronomers, their ancient cultural knowledge of the sky embodied within the dreamtime stories, shared orally, ceremonially and through visual artworks. Inspired by Charleville’s unique astrological permutations, and dreamtime stories of the Bidjara people, Music for Stargazing will also feature the world-premiere of a new composition by William Barton.
Grab your tickets, and your own chair/picnic blanket or rug for a night of unparalleled stargazing, and world-class chamber music under the evening glow of the milky way.
Concessions apply to Seniors (Blue Government Card or White Senior Card, Pension Card, Repatriation Health Card, Proof of Age Cards or Passport showing age as +65 years old), Students (any current Australian student card) and Children +5 (children under 5 are free). For more information please visit our FAQs.
Music for Stargazing is a Queensland Music Trails event presented by QMF and Murweh Shire Council and supported by the Australian Government through the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland's Spaces and Places Activation fund.