2017 BIFEM heralds the return of our inaugural festival guest Matteo Cesari. Matteo will appear as an Argonaut-featured soloist in Stefano Bulfon’s colourful micro-concerto Fogli d’Iride, conducted by 2014 BIFEM alumnus Elliott Gyger. Each year’s box office is dedicated to commissioning new music for the following edition. This opening night concert’s title work Neon Pig is a world premiere, written for Argonaut by Paris-based Argentinian composer Fernando Garnero. Neon Pig is one of three significant works to be conducted by the exceptional Swiss-Australian Elena Schwarz in her BIFEM début.
When: Friday 1 September - Sunday 3 September
Where: Bendigo VIC
Bookings and information: http://www.bifem.com.au/2017/home#
The inaugural Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival will be a feast of fine classical music, gourmet cuisine and historic homes and gardens. Akin to the mainland’s Huntington, Dunkeld and Margaret River festivals, the Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival will feature chamber music performances by leading Australian musicians in historic homes, churches and wineries in and around the charming Georgian village of Evandale in northern Tasmania. The concerts will be accompanied by the superb food, wine and hospitality for which Tasmania has become renowned.
When: Friday 27 - Sunday 29 October 2017
Where: Evandale Tasmania
Bookings and information: https://www.taschamberfestival.com.au