30e Australian Chamber Music Festival invites Australians to vacation in North Queensland this winter and listen to amazing music
Here’s what the perfect vacation looks like: 10 days in the famous North Queensland winter sunshine combined with the best chamber music in the world. Why take a vacation elsewhere?
Organizers of the 30e The Australian Chamber Music Festival (AFCM), which takes place in Townsville from July 23 to August 1, invites Australians to head north this winter and experience a world-class musical event.
A joyous 10-day celebration of music hosted by internationally renowned Artistic Director Kathryn Stott, AFCM has established an astonishing international reputation as one of the best chamber music events in the world. This year’s event features 133 works, 112 composers, four world premieres and five Australian premieres. It features over 40 Australian musicians, 15 when they debuted at AFCM, as well as three ensembles including the Goldner String Quartet in their 25th birthday.e anniversary and three local groups, including the famous Dancenorth.
AFCM has partnered with SeaLink and Brilliant Travels to offer three vacation packages priced at $ 380 per person, each including three nights’ accommodation and three concerts. Additional nights, additional concerts, day tours and more can be added, including the popular Magnetic Island concerts. The four AFCM vacation package hotels are premium properties located in fabulous locations including The Ville Resort – Casino, Rydges Southbank, The Park Regis Anchorage and The Grand Chancellor.
Visitors can choose from an opening weekend, closing weekend or midweek sunset package:
Ø Australian Chamber Music Festival Opening Weekend Extravaganza: July 23-26, 2021
An extremely popular package with three favorite concerts included: the Festival opening night concert on Friday July 23, the Conversations 1 concert on Saturday morning and the Governor’s gala concert with the world premiere and AFCM commission of the Goldner Variations “ Ode to Joy ” July 24. Price starting at $ 456 per person in a double room, less for the friends of the AFCM.
Ø Sunset Spectacular Australian Chamber Music Festival: July 27-30
The perfect package for newcomers or those looking to relax in the winter heat. This package includes three nights of accommodation and three Sunset Series concerts at 5 p.m., including Brilliant Baroque on July 27 and the Australian premiere of Immortal Beloved on July 28. Price from $ 380 per person in a double room, less for the friends of the AFCM.
Ø Australian Chamber Music Festival Closing of the Indulgence weekend: July 30 – August 2
Soak up the exuberance of the festival’s closing weekend with this package that includes the Wild Spirit concert on Friday evening, the final concert conversations on Saturday morning and the very entertaining festival farewell concert on Saturday evening 31 July. Price from $ 440 per person in a double room, less for the friends of the AFCM.
SO STAY A LITTLE LONGER AND SEE MORE OF NORTH QUEENSLAND!
AFCM visitors are also encouraged to stay a little longer and explore more of beautiful North Queensland, visiting the Atherton Plateau, Mission Beach, Magnetic Island and Charters Towers.
“Townsville is surrounded by beautiful countryside and incredible sites like the Atherton Plateau, Paronella Park and the gold mining town of Charters Towers. We want to encourage Festival patrons to add a few extra days to their visit – before or after the Festival – and to further explore this magnificent region, ”said AFCM General Manager Ricardo Peach.
“North Queensland is rich in natural attractions, history and hospitality. AFCM has partnered with Travel Associates Townsville and SeaLink Queensland to provide Festival visitors with wonderful touring opportunities.
BEACH MISSION: 3 NIGHTS SELF-DRIVING – Castaways Beach Resort
The Cassowary Coast just 3 hours north of Townsville is a hidden slice of paradise with tropical rainforests, secluded beaches and the dreamy, laid-back village of Mission Beach at its heart. The package includes 4 days of car rental, 3 nights at the Castaways Resort in Mission Beach, located absolutely beachfront, entry to the majestic Paronella Park and a day trip to the Frankland Islands. Price starting at $ 698 per person, double room
To book, call Travel Associates Townsville at 1300 230 176
MAGNETIC ISLAND: STAYS OF 2 OR 3 NIGHTS – Discovery package of two nights on the island
Escape and relax on secluded palm-fringed beaches, explore rugged hiking trails and spectacular viewpoints, or enjoy a weekend of adventure and water sports – put it all and you have found Magnetic Island. Love animals? The island is a haven for adorable wallabies and is also home to the largest colony of wild koalas in northern Australia. Discover the relaxing paradise of Magnetic Island with your own two-day rental service, enjoying two-night accommodation at the property of your choice and round-trip ferry travel.
Price starting at $ 232 per person in a double room
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