Townsville in lush North Queensland is not necessarily known as a hub of classical music from around the world, but it will soon be transformed. This is Artistic Director Kathryn Stott’s second Australian Festival of Chamber Music, and she tells me on this episode of Streets of Your Town how this time she’s scored a number of coups. This includes five world premieres, five Australian premieres and 40 of the best chamber musicians on the planet playing compositions from the 13th century to the present day, over ten days of a balmy North Queensland winter, in July and August. And proving her commitment to emerging artists of the genre, one of those world premieres is from Brisbane born and now London based composer Connor D’Netto, who has also been chosen as the Composer-in-Residence.
In this episode of 'A Middle Ground', Griffith University's Nance Haxton speaks with Professor Anne Tiernan about the federal election result, Queensland voters and Australia's 46th parliament.