Following on from the success of last year’s collaboration between the University Gallery and the Newcastle Music Festival, art and music come together as Colin Spiers’ new work is premiered.Find out more »
Lo-Fi @ Newcastle Music Festival.
Featuring “imbi the girl”, the night will also showcase local bands Shrimp, Flight Hawk and Cherry Stain.
Purchase tickets Performers Sharny Russell (vocals), Andy Firth (reeds), Brett Hirst (bass), Nic Cecire (drums) Cool jazz concert featuring the stunning chanteuse Sharny Russell. Associate Artists: Andy Firth - reeds, Brett Hirst - bass, Nic Cecire – drums, performed in the superb acoustics of Adamstown Arts at the Adamstown Uniting Church. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYXuEoB01T8&t=2066sFind out more »
(refreshments served from 5.30pm) Purchase tickets Performers Susan Carson (vocals), Terence Koo (piano) The Newcastle Music Festival is very pleased to offer, for the first time, a concert in the wonderful setting of Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Featuring the amazing duo of Susan Carson and Terence Koo, enjoy cabaret and jazz classics, chosen in response to the vibrant exhibition of works by renowned Australian painter Wendy Sharpe. Ticket price includes a complimentary glass of wine from Tyrrells Wines and refreshments on…Find out more »
Purchase tickets Performers Chris Duncan (violin), Catherine Strutt (piano) Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt in concert appearance in the Festival is supported by Waterford Accountants + Financial Services Join this Aria-Award winning duo for a night of Scottish brilliance – Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt have built an impressive international reputation for their outstanding playing and innovative arrangements of Scottish fiddle music.Find out more »
NYO joins international artists Simone Easthope and Benjamin Moser in a program of well-known works by Mozart including Piano Concerto No 23 and his motet Exultate Jubilate. Works by Mendelssohn bookend this wonderful concert of all-time favourites.Find out more »
Purchase tickets Performers Heather Price (vocals). Dungeon Big Band, Rod Barnes (director) 80 years have passed since George Gershwin’s untimely death, and the Dungeon Big Band celebrates his extraordinary musical legacy with Strike Up The Band, Fascinatin’ Rhythm, Our Love is Here to Stay…and many others, including Ella Fitzgerald’s amazing version of Oh, Lady, Be Good!Find out more »
‘Ray Chen can do pretty much anything he wants on the violin’ (Washington Post)
The Newcastle Music Festival is delighted to partner with Musica Viva Australia in presenting one of the greatest violinists of his generation, Ray Chen, joined by his regular recital partner, acclaimed French pianist Julien Quentin.
Observe three talented, local musicians being mentored by pianist, Julien Quentin. Enjoy unique perspectives on interpretation, technique and performance.Find out more »
Purchase tickets Performers Elena Xanthoudakis (soprano), Omega Ensemble members: David Rowden (clarinet), Maria Raspopova (piano) Stunning bel canto soprano Elena Xanthoudakis is joined by David Rowden and Maria Raspopova from the acclaimed Omega Ensemble in a program of works by Spohr, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Bellini including Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock. Program Spohr - 6 German Songs for soprano, clarinet & piano Mendelssohn - Rondo Cappricioso Poulenc - Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Bellini - Ah! non credea -…Find out more »
Free admission 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 the wonderful pianist of the Omega Ensemble, Maria Raspopova.Find out more »
Purchase tickets The Music on a Plate series brings food and music together in iconic Newcastle venues. Extraordinary African singer-songwriter Berias Masseque and a sumptious two-course Italian lunch. (BYO alcohol) (12:00pm for 12:30pm start)Find out more »
This concert is presented by TAFE NSW Purchase tickets Performers Christopher Allan (baritone), soprano TBA, Erin Sweetman (piano) In this unique event popular songs from the time of the Great War mingle with stories of Novocastrian soldiers who gave their lives for their country. Thanks to the research of historian Bronwyn Law, the music comes from a collection of sheet music brought home from the war interspersed with stories of Novocastrians who gave their lives for their country.Find out more »
Purchase tickets Performers Tamara-Anna Cislowska (piano) Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s most successful and best-loved musicians, a one-time winner and seven-time nominee in Australia’s ARIA-Awards, and a recording artist for labels including Deutsche Grammophon, ABC Classics and Naxos. Program UNSENT LOVE LETTERS Bach/Busoni I call to thee Lord Jesus Christ Chopin/Liszt My Darling Brahms Sonata no.3 in F minor op.5 Allegro maestoso Andante espressivo Scherzo. Allegro energico Intermezzo. Andante molto Finale. Allegro moderato ma rubato _________________________________ Satie…Find out more »
This concert is sponsored by Hip Pocket Purchase tickets Performers Elena Xanthoudakis (soprano), Brad Cooper (tenor), Christopher Allan (baritone) Newcastle University Choir, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Hunter Singers, Waratah Girls Choir, Waratah Ensemble, Festival Choir, Echology, Christ Church Camerata, Newcastle Strings. Kim Sutherland and Philip Matthias (conductors) After the success of last year’s inaugural performance, the Festival Choir returns, this year performing two major works from the choral repertoire – Britten’s rich St Nicolas and Fauré’s sublime Requiem.Find out more »
Take a journey back in time and let Brad’s gorgeous voice and dynamic stage presence infuse your senses with the seductive atmosphere of a stunning Berlin ‘Kabarett’ Club.
From the Wartime hits of Coward & Novello, the hilarity of the Comedian Harmonists, via the tumult of Berlin, through Vienna’s Golden Age, to the irreverence of today, KABARETT! is a celebration of wild electric decadence and dangerously dark humour.Find out more »
This concert is sponsored by Lexus of Newcastle Purchase tickets Performers Elena Andrews (vocals), Terence Koo Trio With a flair for jazz standards and colourful, expressive and versatile vocals, Elena Andrews is making a name for herself in the UK. She joins the fabulous Terence Koo Trio in this late night performance of standards and jazz classics.Find out more »
A man enchanted by the beauty of the East.
A woman in love with the promise of the West.
Separated by a vast ocean and many years, what will become of their love?
Madame Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time.
The colours of Christ Church Cathedral’s organ come to life in this program that includes the music of Bach and Vivaldi, and closes with Liszt’s full-throttle extravaganza in homage to Bach. Along the way, we come near to the end of our journey through Bach’s Art of Fugue.Find out more »
Watch online Performers Civic String Quartet The Conservatorium Civic String Quartet will collaborate with one of Australia’s finest DJs in an innovative live-stream performance. For more information – please visit the Newcastle Conservatorium Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NewcastleConservatoriumOfMusic/Find out more »
This concert is sponsored by Lexus of Newcastle Purchase tickets Performers Omega Ensemble: Véronique Serret (violin), David Rowden (clarinet), Paul Stender (clarinet), Maria Raspopova (piano) Composed in 1941 while Messiaen was in a prisoner-of-war camp, the Quartet for the End of Time is a musical expression of hope and mysticism. Evocative music of JS Bach and David Banney set the mood in this concert by Festival Artists-in-Residence, the highly acclaimed Omega Ensemble. Program JS BACH Suite…Find out more »
Purchase tickets The Music on a Plate series brings food and music together in iconic Newcastle venues. In this concert, innovative folk music from one of Newcastle’s most popular bands is fused with an Indian vegetarian feast including a thali plate and dessert. Alcohol available for purchase. (12:00pm for 12:30pm start)Find out more »
Purchase tickets Performers David Greco (baritone) Australian Haydn Ensemble Australia Haydn Ensemble presents this concert in association with Newcastle Music Festival. Schubert’s lieder are powerful and sublime. Joined by brilliant baritone David Greco, the Ensemble brings you a stunning selection of Schubert’s most-loved songs in newly commissioned chamber arrangements for string quintet and baritone, interwoven with a selection of Soiree movements from French composer Felicien David’s Les Quatre Saisons, a series of moving yet almost entirely unknown pieces for string quintet…Find out more »
Deborah Humble makes a welcome return to the Festival as she works with aspiring young singers in a masterclass. The appearance of Deborah Humble in the Festival is supported by Dr Bruce Caldwell Purchase tickets Performers Singers wishing to participate in the masterclass should apply by email to either email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered (to sing in the masterclass). Singers should state age, experience, voice type and aria repertoire. Accompanist: Peter GuyFind out more »
Purchase tickets Performers Michael Lampard (baritone), Ross Fiddes (piano) When two composers join forces on stage, anything is possible! Baritone Michael Lampard and pianist Ross Fiddes perform each other’s song cycles, along with music of Bach, Beethoven, Verdi and Cole Porter. Program JS BACH Contrapunctus IV (from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080) BEETHOVEN “An die ferne Geliebte” (“To the Distant Beloved”, Op. 98) VERDI Arias – “Di Provenza” (La Traviata), Alzati! Eritu (Un Ballo in Maschera)…Find out more »
Festival favourite Deborah Humble is one of Australia’s most successful musicians, appearing in opera houses and concert halls throughout the world. Deborah is joined by guitarists Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi, and pianist Amanda Neale, in a concert centred on the exotic colours and rhythms of Spanish songs.Find out more »
This concert is sponsored by Prime 7 Purchase tickets Performers David Rowden (clarinet) Christ Church Camerata, Newcastle Strings, Festival Strings David Banney (conductor) The Festival comes to a stunning conclusion with a performance by the Christ Church Camerata and the Festival Strings, with clarinettist David Rowden (Omega Ensemble), conducted by David Banney, in music that includes the slow movement from Mozart’s much-loved Clarinet Concerto, and Tchaikowsky’s sumptuous Serenade for Strings. Program GRIEG Prelude (from Holberg…Find out more »