Horizon Festival – 10 arts-fuelled days // 23 Aug - 1 Sep 2019

Nocturne - Classical Music Under the Stars

Nocturne - Classical Music Under the Stars

Nocturne is a classical music event produced by Louise King (Cello Dreaming) and is a performance opportunity for musicians to perform in the Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra featuring music inspired by the romance of night, the moon and a majestic canopy of stars.  

This performing arts project celebrates excellence in community-led classical music practice in the Sunshine Coast region and features Australian high-profile professional musicians performing ‘side-by-side’ with local talent.  

Leading Australian orchestral musicians, chamber music artists, Sunshine Coast instrumental music teachers and young talented award-winning musicians unite to perform in the Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Artistic Director, Louise King of Cello Dreaming.  

Hear music by Mozart, Borodin, Piazzolla, Boccherini, Dvorak, Fauré, Tchaikovsky with an Australian Premiere of a new work for Cello Ensemble by Estonian composer Tvete Vik with new music for strings by Australian composers Nicholas Buc and Elena Kats-Chernin.


  • Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra featuring guest artists Graeme Jennings senior lecturer in violin at Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Caroline Henbest viola lecturer at Australian National Academy of Music, Melbourne, Members of Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Sunshine Coast string teachers and young musicians from Queensland Youth Orchestra and the Young Conservatorium.  
  • Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra Chamber Strings conducted by Maria Salmon.
  • Louise King, Artistic Director of Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra, Cello Dreaming Youth Excellence Ensemble Director and cello soloist.
  • Cello Dreaming Youth Excellence Ensemble featuring Imogen Ferdinando, Kiara Harvey, Maya Kelly, Grace Risby-Jones and Emma Whitson.

This is a free event for which you do not need a ticket. You can register your interest to receive updates about the event and important information for your attendance.

Images: Ben Vos


Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Allegro & Romance K525 G major SCYO Chamber Strings
Holst – Brooke Green Suite SCYO Chamber Strings
Tvete Vik – Koral & Vocalise Youth Excellence Cello Ensemble
Piazzolla – Oblivion Youth Excellence Cello Ensemble
Kats-Chernin (AUS) – Courting The Dragon Youth Excellence Cello Ensemble


Kats-Chernin (AUS) – Moon Feather Magic Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra
Dvorak – Song To The Moon opera aria ‘Rusalka’ Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra
Boccherini - La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid Op.30 n.6 I. Le campane dell'Ave Maria II. Il tamburo dei Soldati V. Passa Calle (Allegro vivo) Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra
Fauré – Après Un Rêve Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra  & cello soloist Louise King
Tchaikovsky - Nocturne Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra  & cello soloist Louise King
Nicholas Buc (AUS) - A Little Night Music Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra


What to Bring 

Please bring a rug or chair to sit on. 
If you bring a chair, please sit to the back of the audience viewing area.

Click here to find directions to Festival Central.

How to get there


All ages
Venue is wheelchair accessible