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Wednesday August 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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26a, b, c. Tigers and Teapots

Friday August 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on August 16, 2019 at 12:00pm

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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One event on August 16, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on August 16, 2019 at 12:00pm

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 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on August 16, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on August 16, 2019 at 12:00pm

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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28. Opera Cocktails

Friday August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newcastle Art Gallery, 1 Laman Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Georgia Lane (soprano), Genevieve Dickson (mezzo soprano), Brad Cooper (tenor)   Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and favourite excerpts from opera. 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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