Chamber music festival to play on

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Marshall McGuire preparing to perform at the 2017 Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival in the Harland Rise Barn, Evandale.

The Tasmanian Government has today announced $100,000 in funding over the next three years for the Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival, showing their commitment to the sustainable growth of the state’s tourism industry across every region.

Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival director Allanah Dopson said the funding would allow the festival to increase the number of people attending from interstate and increase the length of stay of visitors by increasing their capacity to collaborate with other tourism organisations, as well as helping the festival to attract international performers to Tasmania.

“I am extremely grateful to the Tasmanian Government and Events Tasmania for believing in the value of the Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival and for their confidence in the state’s artistic sector,” Ms Dopson said.

“We are blessed to have such wonderful scenery and historic buildings as well as thriving arts, food and wine scenes in Tasmania.

“Showcasing the magnificence of the northern Tasmanian midlands to visitors from across the strait and around the world through the joy of chamber music has been a long-held dream of mine and it is an honour to be able to continue doing so with the support of the Government and Events Tasmania.

Ms Dopson said while the funding from the Tasmanian Government would help the festival grow in size and reputation, the weekend of music, food and wine would remain a boutique event.

The festival, which sees the beautiful historic buildings of the Tasmanian northern midlands transformed into magnificent backdrops for visitors to revel in world class chamber music and the state’s finest food and wine began in 2017 and was met with enthusiastic praise from attendees, artists and critics alike.

After the resounding success of the inaugural festival, the boutique event is expanding its weekend of intimate performances to introduce visitors to more of the unique experiences, exquisite scenery and historical architecture across the northern midlands region from 26-28 October 2018.

Limited tickets are still available for single concerts at the 2018 Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival.

For more information or to purchase tickets head to taschamberfestival.com.au/concerts, phone (03) 6323 3666 or visit the Princess Theatre at 57 Brisbane Street, Launceston.

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