Announcing the 2024 Festival Program
Artistic Director, Vatche Jambazian
I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome as we embark on an exhilarating journey through the 18th year of the Bowral Autumn Music Festival – a celebration that marks my inaugural year as Artistic Director.
In the tapestry of its history, this festival has woven a vibrant narrative, showcasing the brilliance of Australian composers and spanning the eclectic realms of baroque to contemporary. This year's lineup promises an unforgettable experience, featuring the timeless melodies of Gershwin, the avant-garde compositions of Kurtag, the atmospheric works of Ross Edwards, the enduring classics of Beethoven and Bach, and the innovative creations of Australian composers Holly Harrison and Andrew Howes.
Vatche Jambazian Image © Irena and Jan Live Photography
This year's program is not just about the music; it's a celebration of collaboration. Drawing from my own journey as a pianist, I understand the profound impact of festivals. They are more than performances; they are the genesis of lifelong partnerships and cherished memories.
Join us at the breathtaking St. Jude’s Church for an immersive experience that goes beyond the stage. Observe talented local students engaging in educational workshops with Australia's leading musicians, dive into pre-concert talks with our featured composers, and become part of the festival's rich history.
The heart of this festival beats with the rhythm of community, as we bring together the residents of the Southern Highlands region and beyond. Over four enchanting days in the embrace of Autumn, expect to be swept away by the artistry of some of Australia's most exciting musicians.
I hope the 2024 Festival becomes a beacon of transformative moments for each of you. Let's create memories, forge connections, and make 2024 a milestone in the Bowral Autumn Music Festival's history.
I am honoured to be part of this journey with you.