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Tuesday July 2019

1. Death by Opera – Festival Prequel

Tuesday July 30 @ 7:00 pm
Foghorn Brewhouse, 218 King Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Georgia Hall (soprano), Genevieve Dickson (mezzo-soprano), Brad Cooper (tenor), Erin Sweetman (piano)   Soprano Georgia Hall, mezzo Genevieve Dickson and tenor Brad Cooper discover the many ways in which an operatic leading lady can die. A festival prequel! Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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Tuesday August 2019

2. Erasure – Jacob Neale at the University Gallery

Tuesday August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Newcastle University Art Gallery, The University Gallery, GS Building, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, University Drive
Newcastle , NSW 2308 Australia
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  Performers Jacob Neale (piano), Jarrod Gibson (bass)     Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.          

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3. A Celebration of Abilities

Wednesday August 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Fort Scratchley Function Centre, 5 Fort Drive
Newcastle East, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Perform-Ability; Shake, Rattle and Roll; Under Construction   Perform-Ability: This group was created by Novocastrian Miranda Daisy Hayman to offer dance, drama and music programs for people of all ages with special needs and disabilities. Be prepared for the joy which emanates from these performers. Shake, Rattle and Roll: This choir meets weekly and is for those with Parkinson’s Disease and their carers. As well as social contact, the voice and the brain get a good work out…

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4. The Poet, the Music & the Muse

Wednesday August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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  Performers Genevieve Dickson (mezzo soprano) and Ross Fiddes (piano)   Rising star, mezzo-soprano Genevieve Dickson now calls Newcastle home. She is a member of the Pacific Opera’s Young Artist Program, and has performed with Lyric Opera of Melbourne, Melbourne CitiOpera, and the Operation Quartet. Her recital will include delightful songs by Australian novelist Henry Handel (Ethel Florence) Richardson (famous for The Fortunes of Richard Mahony and The Getting of Wisdom), and compositions by Rachmaninov, Brahms, Elgar, Quilter and Ross…

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5. Jazz

Thursday August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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  Performers Dungeon Big Band   Bringing together 18 professional Hunter Valley musicians, the Dungeon Big Band was formed in mid-2004, with its premiere concert at Newcastle’s Dungeon Jazz. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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6. Animal Tales

Friday August 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Newcastle City Hall, 290 King Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Ghillian Sullivan and Carl Caulfield (narrators), Ian Cook (conductor), Newcastle Wind Orchestra     Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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6. Animal Tales

Friday August 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Newcastle City Hall, 290 King Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Ghillian Sullivan and Carl Caulfield (narrators), Ian Cook (conductor), Newcastle Wind Orchestra     Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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6. Animal Tales

Friday August 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Newcastle City Hall, 290 King Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Ghillian Sullivan and Carl Caulfield (narrators), Ian Cook (conductor), Newcastle Wind Orchestra     Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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7. Twilight Musical Dialogues – Musical Kin, Father and Daughter

Friday August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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  Performers Miriam Allan (soprano), Sally Walker (flute), Christopher Allan (piano)   Guest soprano Miriam Allan, flautist Sally Walker and pianist Christopher Allan join forces in an eclectic program. Twilight Musical Dialogues have become an exciting feature of Newcastle music, and this concert will be no exception. The “sublime singing” (Gramophone, 2017) of Newcastle born soprano Miriam Allan has been enjoyed across the world, from Australia, through Japan and Singapore, as well as at festivals throughout Europe and North America.…

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8. Miriam Allan – Vocal Masterclass

Saturday August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Islington Baptist Church, 180 Maitland Road
Islington, NSW 2296 Australia
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  Performers Miriam Allan (soprano) and Erin Sweetman (piano)   Hear stars of the future as soprano Miriam Allan takes them through their paces in this Masterclass. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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9. Andrew Blanch – Guitar Masterclass

Saturday August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. John’s Anglican Church, 1b Parry Street
Cooks Hill, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Andrew Blanch (guitar)   Join us for a rare chance to dig deeper into the techniques and challenges of the classical guitar, as aspiring guitarists are put through their paces by virtuoso Andrew Blanch. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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10. Music on a Plate #1 – Italian Soul

Saturday August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Umbrian Cafe, 309 Hunter Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300
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  Performers Heather Price   Local performer Heather Price brings her soulful songs complete with Double Bass, to accompany the heartwarming Italian food of The Umbrian. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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11. Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi

Saturday August 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
St. John’s Anglican Church, 1b Parry Street
Cooks Hill, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi   Duo classical guitarists who supported Deborah Humble in 2018 return in a performance of spectacular guitar works. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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12. Opera Soirée

Saturday August 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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  Performers Genevieve Dickson, Georgia Lane, and Brad Cooper   Rising star, mezzo-soprano Genevieve Dickson now calls Newcastle home.  She is a member of the Pacific Opera’s Young Artist Program, and has performed with Lyric Opera of Melbourne, Melbourne CitiOpera, and the Operation Quartet.  Her recital will include delightful songs by Australian novelist Henry Handel (Ethel Florence) Richardson (famous for The Fortunes of Richard Mahony and The Getting of Wisdom). A former Melba Opera Trust Scholar and Pacific Opera Young…

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13. Animal Tales

Saturday August 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sacred Places Singleton, 30 Queen Street
Singleton, NSW 2330 Australia
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  Performers Ian Cook (conductor) and Newcastle Wind Orchestra     Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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14. Sweeter than Roses

Saturday August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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  Performers Miriam Allan (soprano), The Muffat Collective – Matt Greco, Anton Baba, Rafael Font-Viera, Anthony Abouhamad   The Muffat Collective is an ensemble of four period instrument specialists, united by their love and commitment to the historically informed practises of seventeenth and eighteenth century chamber music. Having studied and performed together in The Netherlands, the Muffat Collective bring to Australian audiences leading practices and professional expertise from the most dynamic baroque ensembles of Europe. The ensemble is named after…

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15. Festival Choir in Concert

Sunday August 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  Performers Miriam Allan, Christopher Allan, Festival Choir, Christ Church Camerata     Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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16. Contemporary Music

Sunday August 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  Performers TBA   The Watt Space Gallery hosts contemporary music performers. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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17. Heather Price at MRAG

Sunday August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, 230 High Street
Maitland, NSW 2320 Australia
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  Performers Heather Price (vocals), Terence Koo (piano)   Terence Koo is described by singers as a great pianist, and a sensitive accompanist, whose knowledge and feel complement different styles of singing and entertaining. He is inventive and exciting but most of all, (according to the late great Su Cruikshank), “…he really SWINGS”! Heather combines the clarity and accuracy of classical music with the intricacies of jazz, tipping her hat to the great Ella Fitzgerald, and to Heather’s musical parents,…

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18. Firsts – Cumulus Trio in Concert

Sunday August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Newcastle Art Gallery, 1 Laman Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Cumulus Trio - Grace Kim, Lerida Delbridge, and Teija Hylkema   A piano trio combining the huge talents of Lerida Delbridge (Assistant Concertmaster, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and leader of the Tin Alley String Quartet), Teija Hylkema (principal cello, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra), and Grace Kim (concert pianist). This trio also host the Sensory Concerts in Festival. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until…

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19. (a and b) Sensory Concerts

Monday August 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Fort Scratchley Function Centre, 5 Fort Drive
Newcastle East, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Grace Kim (piano), Lerida Delbridge (violin) and Teija Hylkema (cello)   These concerts are an innovation in the Festival and are tailored for those with sensory issues, and include objects and seating suitable for the comfort of those with auditory and attention problems.  The artists are first rate, comprising Lerida Delbridge (Assistant Concertmaster, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and leader of the Tin Alley String Quartet),  Teija Hylkema (principal cello, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra), and Grace Kim (concert pianist).…

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19. (a and b) Sensory Concerts

Monday August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Fort Scratchley Function Centre, 5 Fort Drive
Newcastle East, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Grace Kim (piano), Lerida Delbridge (violin) and Teija Hylkema (cello)   These concerts are an innovation in the Festival and are tailored for those with sensory issues, and include objects and seating suitable for the comfort of those with auditory and attention problems.  The artists are first rate, comprising Lerida Delbridge (Assistant Concertmaster, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and leader of the Tin Alley String Quartet),  Teija Hylkema (principal cello, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra), and Grace Kim (concert pianist).…

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20. Nocturna – Tangos and More

Monday August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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  Performers Daniel Rojas and friends   Daniel Rojas is a Chilean-born Australian concert pianist and highly acclaimed composer specialising in the rich and vibrant Latin American musical aesthetic. Proclaimed as “a master of his instrument” (The AU Review) Rojas has performed with numerous classical and world music ensembles (such as Jacana, Tigramuna and the Great Bowing Company) in Australia, Asia, and South America. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details)…

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21. Jazz Up Late

Monday August 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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  Performers Sax Blue – Rod Barnes et al   Sax Blue is a Newcastle based saxophone quartet led by jazz legend Rod Barnes with an emphasis on jazz and blues. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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22. Flamenco!

Tuesday August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newcastle University Art Gallery, The University Gallery, GS Building, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, University Drive
Newcastle , NSW 2308 Australia
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  Performers Damian Wright and Bandaluzia   Flamenco! Fabulous guitarist Damian Wright in performance with dancers and percussion in a program to set feet and hearts racing. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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23. Music on a plate #2 – Viva La France

Wednesday August 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Peter Guy (organ)   Peter Guy, resident organist of Christ Church Cathedral, performs a lunch-time concert, this time with French organ works, including the Widor “Fifth Symphony”, one movement of which is the famous and fabulous Toccata. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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24. Raspopova plays Chopin

Wednesday August 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newcastle Art Gallery, 1 Laman Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Maria Raspopova   “Raspopova played with confidence and zest. She shone like gold...” Maria Raspopova is Co-Artistic Director of the brilliant Omega Ensemble, and joins the Christ Church Camerata Quartet in a concert featuring solo piano works of Chopin, as well his first piano concerto, arranged for piano and string quartet. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with…

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25. Waratah Girls Choir and Strings

Thursday August 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Waratah Girls Choir, Christ Church Camerata   Now in its fourth decade, the Waratah Girls’ Choir is recognised as one of Australia’s leading female choirs, having achieved local, national and international acclaim. From humble beginnings, the choir has cemented itself as one of the most renowned choral groups Australia has to offer. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with…

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26a, b, c. Tigers and Teapots

Friday August 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Fort Scratchley Function Centre, 5 Fort Drive
Newcastle East, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Hobart Friends, Newcastle Strings, David Banney (conductor)   Newcastle Strings and the Hobart Friends Strings join forces to present these half hour concerts for lower schools, comprising nursery rhymes arranged by David Banney for string orchestra. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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26a, b, c. Tigers and Teapots

Friday August 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Fort Scratchley Function Centre, 5 Fort Drive
Newcastle East, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Hobart Friends, Newcastle Strings, David Banney (conductor)   Newcastle Strings and the Hobart Friends Strings join forces to present these half hour concerts for lower schools, comprising nursery rhymes arranged by David Banney for string orchestra. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

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