When The World Was Wide

Concert or Performance

28 Nov 2019

Presented by Camerata and QPAC

Not quite a concert, not quite a play, When The World Was Wide is a melding of narrative, acting and concert music. It digs deep into the life and sparring friendship of two of Australia’s most iconic poets and writers, Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson, drawing on atmospheric and evocative music to set the scene. When the World Was Wide is the fifth collaboration between Camerata and Tama Matheson. Audiences and critics continue to praise these adventurous artistic collaborations.

This was engaging and significant … such success in the vexed terrain of interdisciplinary venture is rare. Gillian Wills, Limelight Magazine (2017) on The White Mouse.

Excerpts from:

May Brahe/Helen Taylor Bless This House
John Thorn/Henry Lawson The Shame of Going Back
John Thorn/Henry Lawson Faces in the Street
Peter Sculthorpe Port Essington
John Tavener Eternal Memory for Cello and Strings
Miriam Hyde Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda (arranged for Strings)
Cameron Patrick Impressions of Erin for String Orchestra

And selections of poetry and writings by Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson


Bar Carpark Disabled access available Non Smoking Restaurant


From AU$33.00

Event Times

28 Nov 2019

Once Only Event


Concert Hall, QPAC

South Brisbane, 4101

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