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Museum of Brisbane welcomes Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra as Artist in Residence from 14 July – 21 August. Through musical play and composition, the eight musicians will respond to and activate City in the Sun. The exhibition explores Brisbane’s history of migration, tourism, climate, environment and geographic location, resulting in an identity promoted as a subtropical oasis of leisure and abundance. Sharing their time between The Studio and the exhibition, Camerata will put artistic process and collaboration on display as they create unique immersive experiences for Museum visitors in solo and paired responses to the exhibition content in City in the Sun.
The musical adventure will culminate in a series of performances at Museum of Brisbane, including Camerata Live, a ticketed premiere of their original scores followed by an in-conversation with City in the Sun curator, Miranda Hine and Camerata’s Artistic Director Brendan Joyce. In addition, a series of free pop-up performances by Camerata will take place in the Museum on Saturday 28 August at 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm .
Responding to the upcoming residency at Museum of Brisbane, Camerata says, “These stories offer unique moments to reflect on our city and identity.”
MoB’s Artist in Residence program is supported by Tim Fairfax AC.
Performing without a conductor, Camerata proudly takes full ownership of their music-making in the spirit of chamber music to form a thriving, refreshing and acclaimed voice to empower artists, inspire audiences and enrich communities through music. With a reputation for innovation and interesting and adventurous programming, the ensemble, guided by Artistic Director Brendan Joyce, is flexible in its repertoire and thrives in collaborations with artists from all art forms.
Camerata employs over 130 artists across 50 concerts each year. The group of Artistic Associates is committed to providing performance and training opportunities for the next generation of Queensland artists as well as enriching communities across Queensland. This includes the commissioning of a new Australian work, free public performances, education engagements and workshops with local schools and students and visits to residents in aged care facilities.