Open Air Ticketed

Song of the Black Swan

Date & Time

Friday 18 June 2021
5:00pm – 6:30pm


Cotton Tree Park,
The Esplanade,
Cotton Tree QLD 4558

Ticket Prices

Premier Adult: $55 (Chair provided)
Adult: $45 (BYO seat/picnic blanket)

Experience the evocative sounds of dusk, echoed and shaped by ancient and contemporary songs featuring Chris Williams, Wakka Wakka man on Didgeridoo, Headline Artist Eric Avery, a Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr artist, with First Nations singer, Lydia Fairhall, singer-songwriter and Worimi/British/Punjabi/Swiss woman in support. Soraya Fewquandie-Scott, a Gubbi Gubbi/Ugarapul woman will dance a stunning new work to accompany Elena Kats-Chernin’s Butterflying.

Hear moving ambient Australian works for string quartet and vocalist, Lizzie O’Keefe, by living composers celebrating the natural world, inspired by landscape and the horizon line where the sand meets the sea.

Please note: The wet weather venue is The Playhouse at The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra.

Lydia Fairhall
Eric Avery
Chris Williams
Lizzie O'Keefe
Soraya Fewquandie-Scott
Sonia Wilson
Courtenay Cleary
Raquel Bastos
Louise King

Lydia FAIRHALL – Selections from her recent album

Eric AVERY – Ancient First Nations Chants and Songs

Ross EDWARDS – Water Spirit Song, Cello

Ross EDWARDS – Ecstatic Dance, String Quartet

Paul STANHOPE – Dancing with Strangers, String Quartet

Ross EDWARDS – White Cockatoo Spirit Dance, Violin

Elena KATS-CHERNIN – Butterflying, String Quartet

Luke HOWARD – A selection from The Sand That Ate The Sea:

Dream (Light), Andamooka Station, Rain, Spare, Salt Flats


Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program.

Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.