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August 2019

4. The Poet, the Music & the Muse

Wednesday August 7 @ 7:30 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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  Tickets: Adults $35| Concession $25| Family of 4 $80| This is a Festival Pass event. 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…

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8. Miriam Allan – Vocal Masterclass

Saturday August 10 @ 10:00 am
Islington Baptist Church, 180 Maitland Road
Islington, NSW 2296 Australia
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  Tickets Adult $20| Concession $10| Family of 4 $40 Free to Festival Pass Holders 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.  Singers applying from the community will sing for and receive assistance from master teacher Miriam Allan.  You will be fascinated and inspired by what can happen in an instant! If you are interested in taking part in this rare opportunity…

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9. Andrew Blanch – Guitar Masterclass

Saturday August 10 @ 10:00 am
St. John’s Anglican Church, 1b Parry Street
Cooks Hill, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Tickets Adult $20| Concession $10| Family of 4 $40 Free to Festival Pass Holders 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. If you are interested in taking part in this rare opportunity please download and complete the Masterclass Application below.    

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12. Alchemy

Saturday August 10 @ 2:30 pm
St. John’s Anglican Church, 1b Parry Street
Cooks Hill, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Tickets: Adults $35| Concession $25| Family of 4 $80| This is a Festival Pass event.  Performers Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi Duo classical guitarists who supported Deborah Humble in 2018 return in a performance of spectacular guitar works. Photo credit: Keith Saunders Program    

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14. Sweeter than Roses

Saturday August 10 @ 7:30 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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  Tickets: Adults $35| Concession $25| Family of 4 (2+2) $80| This is a Festival Pass event. 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…

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15. Festival Choir in Concert

Sunday August 11 @ 2:30 pm

  Tickets: Adults $35| Concession $25| Family of 4 (2+2) $80| This is a Festival Pass event. Performers Miriam Allan, Christopher Allan, Festival Choir, Christ Church Camerata The Festival Choir joins forces to present a varied programme with Mass in G major by Romantic master, Franz Schubert, at its heart. Morten Lauridsen’s sumptuous O Magnum Mysterium perfectly complements this, and the Festival Choir’s contribution is rounded out by Australian composer Michael Leighton Jones’ setting of Atatürk's haunting poem, Gallipoli. Peter Guy, Musical Director, Festival…

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18. Firsts – Cumulus Trio in Concert

Sunday August 11 @ 7:30 pm
Newcastle Art Gallery, 1 Laman Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Tickets: Adults $35| Concession $25| Family of 4 (2+2) $80| This is a Festival Pass event. Performers Cumulus Trio - Grace Kim, Lerida Delbridge, and Teije Hylkema   A piano trio combining the huge talents of Lerida Delbridge (Assistant Concertmaster, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and founding violinist of the Tinalley String Quartet),  Teije Hylkema (principal cello, Opera Australia Orchestra), and Grace Kim (concert pianist). This trio also hosts Sensory Concerts® in the Festival. Program Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in E flat…

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20. Nocturna – Tangos and More

Monday August 12 @ 7:00 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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  Tickets: Adults $35| Concession $25| Family of 4 (2+2) $80| This is a Festival Pass event. 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.…

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

Wednesday August 14 @ 12:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Tickets: Adults $35| Concession $25| Teacher(s) $15| Family of 4 (2+2) $80| Student Special: $10 This is a Festival Pass event. Themed food available for purchase from 12 noon. 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.  

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24. The Poet of the Piano – Andrea Lam plays Chopin

Wednesday August 14 @ 7:30 pm
Newcastle Art Gallery, 1 Laman Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Tickets: Adults $35| Concession $25| Family of 4 (2+2) $80| SOLD OUT This is a Festival Pass event. Performers Andrea Lam   Due to the indisposition of the advertised artist, Maria Raspopova, Newcastle Music Festival is proud to announce that the concert will be performed by New York based Australian pianist, Andrea Lam. Making her orchestral debut at age 13 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, since then Andrea has given over seventy performances with orchestras in Australia, New Zealand,…

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