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Tuesday August 2019

2. Erasure – Jacob Neale at the University Gallery

Tuesday August 6 @ 7:30 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) Exhibition launch and cocktails with Jacob Neale, pianist and bassist Jarrod Gibson play jazz in response to paintings by four women artists, Danielle Nelson, Anne Marie Murland, Katrina Holden and Mazie Turner. Erasure is never simply a matter of making things disappear: there is always a remainder that comes about in the aftermath, some mark on the surface from which a word or image or note has been removed. Whether crossed out,…

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5. Swing Swing Swing – A Compendium of Jazz Greats

Thursday August 8 @ 7:30 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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  Performers Dungeon Big Band Dungeon Big Band presents a Swing Swing Swing – A Compendium of Jazz Giants – focusing on the great big bands of the 20 th Century. Tunes include Sing, Sing, Sing (Benny Goodman), Take the ‘A’ Train (Duke Ellington), Lil’ Darlin’ (Count Basie), String of Pearls (Glenn Miller) and more. Bandleader Rod Barnes leads his merry musicians in an evening of toe-tapping joy.

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6. Animal Tales

Friday August 9 @ 10:00 am
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 The Pied Piper of Hamelin The Loaded Dog Please note: There are 3 performance times for this concert; 10:00am, 11:30am and 1:30pm.  When you click on the "purchase tickets" button (above), you will be able to select which performance time you would like to purchase tickets for.  

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

Friday August 9 @ 7:00 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)   “Sally Walker’s Twilight Musical Dialogues has been a raging success among classical fans”— Newcastle Herald "The series has been an important part of the musical rejuvenation in the city of Newcastle, giving hope to musicians and audience members alike.”— Sounds Like Sydney. The Twilight Musical Dialogues series features collaborations with some of Australia’s finest musicians. "Musical Kin" explores artistic lives of composers with extensive musical family trees performed…

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11. Animal Tales

Saturday August 10 @ 2:00 pm
Sacred Places Singleton, 30 Queen Street
Singleton, NSW 2330 Australia
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  Performers Ian Cook (conductor) and Newcastle Wind Orchestra, Ghillian Sullivan and Carl Caulfield, narrators.     Program The Loaded Dog The Pied Piper of Hamelin.  

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16. Fused – Contemporary Art and Music

Sunday August 11 @ 5:30 pm
Watt Space Gallery, 20 Auckland Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers TBA Artists and musicians work together to co-create and co-curate this multi-disciplinary exhibition of art, film, music and ideas. Tickets: $15 at the door (includes a complimentary glass of wine) Program    

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17. Landscape of Music at MRAG

Sunday August 11 @ 6:30 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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21. Shades of Sax Blue

Monday August 12 @ 9:00 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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  Performers Sax Blue – Rod Barnes et al Hear the many shades of sound that are possible with a sax quartet. Leader Rod Barnes (baritone sax) joins with Craig Parish (Soprano/Alto/Bass saxes), Cameron Harker (Alto) and Shane Landry (tenor) to lead you on a journey through sound. From laughs and chuckles to deep moods, there is so much to experience from these seemingly brash instruments. SAX BLUE enjoy playing a vast range of music styles from classical transcriptions to…

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25. Compass – “Not all those who wander are lost”

Thursday August 15 @ 7:30 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    

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29. Lo-Fi

Friday August 16 @ 7:00 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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  Performers TBA   Program    

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30. Music Teachers’ Association of NSW Piano Scholarships Competition

Saturday August 17 @ 10:00 am
Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium, Cnr Laman Street, Auckland St,
Newcastle, NSW 2300
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Performers Adjudicator: Helen Smith   The Newcastle Music Festival is proud to join the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW in presenting competitions for young pianists to award the Nan Price Memorial Scholarship and the Joyce Blewitt Award. This year’s adjudicator is Helen Smith. The age limit for competitors is now 23 years and under. Entrants in the Joyce Blewitt Award must have achieved Grade 6 - 8 or equivalent standard; entrants for Nan Price Memorial Scholarship must hold a Certificate…

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31. You, Me and the Wide Open Sky

Saturday August 17 @ 3:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Newcastle University Choir   Newcastle University Choir presents a concert of Australian works celebrating the wide open spaces of our beautiful country. Works to be performed include by Grandidge, McCall, Walker and others and featuring the premiere of our commissioned work ‘Magic Voices’ by Elena Kats-Chernin.   Program    

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32. New Constellations

Saturday August 17 @ 7:00 pm
Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium, Cnr Laman Street, Auckland St,
Newcastle, NSW 2300
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  Performers Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, Jakob Lehmann (Guest Director)   Founded under the Artistic Direction of the late renowned musician and educator Richard Gill AO, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is a world-class orchestra of leading Australian musicians who are dedicated to the performance of Classical and Romantic orchestral and chamber music repertoire in historically informed style on period instruments. Program Felix Mendelssohn Octet for Strings in E-flat Major Johannes Brahms Serenade No.1 in D Major for Nonet…

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33. Festival Finale

Sunday August 18 @ 2:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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  Performers Festival Strings Christ Church Camerata Newcastle Strings Deborah Humble     Program Henry PURCELL Overture and Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas   Georg Frederic HÄNDEL Lascia ch’io pianga from Rinaldo   Manuel de FALLA (orchestrated by David Banney) Popular Spanish Folksongs Suite   David BANNEY Suite for Strings (world premiere)   Edward ELGAR Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47    

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