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August 2017

Baroque and Beyond #1

August 9 @ 6:30 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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The Festival opens with a collaboration between outstanding visual artist Brett McMahon, the University of Newcastle and the Christ Church Camerata.

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1233 ABC Newcastle presents The Banter in Concert

August 10 @ 7:30 pm
Link Gallery, Newcastle Museum, 6 Workshop Way
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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David Banney and Paul Bevan (presenters), Anna da Silva Chen (violin), Quintus, members of the Dungeon Big Band

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Baroque and Beyond #2

August 11 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 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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Flautist Sally Walker explores the Baroque period in music of Bach and Telemann, and takes us beyond to the Renaissance in music by recorder ensemble the Nova Praetorians.

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Four Seasons with Spice

August 11 @ 7:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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Sponsored by Port Waratah Coal Services, Anna da Silva Chen in a concert that celebrates the Seasons.

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Nan Price Memorial Scholarship 2017

August 12 @ 10:00 am
Newcastle Grammar School Performance Space (Hill Campus), Gate 2 - 60 Newcomen St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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The Newcastle Music Festival is proud to join the Music Teachers Association in presenting the Nan Price Scholarship – a competition for young pianists.

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Mahler and More

August 12 @ 2:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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Contralto Sylvia Clark joins Ross Fiddes in a program that includes Mahler’s Rückert Lieder, French cabaret songs, and song by Dorian le Gallienne and Ross Fiddes

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1,000 Years of Music

August 12 @ 7:30 pm
Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium, Cnr Laman Street, Auckland St,
Newcastle , NSW 2300
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A millennium of music from around the globe in 60 minutes, including African drumming, Bach, Aboriginal songs and jazz.

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Festival Choir in Concert

August 13 @ 2:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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The inaugural Festival Chorus joins internationally-acclaimed soprano Hyeseoung Kwon and some of Newcastle’s best-loved choirs in a performance that includes John Rutter’s beautiful Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer.

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Wind and Brass

August 14 @ 7:30 pm
Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium, Cnr Laman Street, Auckland St,
Newcastle , NSW 2300
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Wind and brass are in the spotlight in this concert that will include colourful and vibrant music of Holst, Turina and Prokoffiev, and features Newcastle’s new brass quintet, Festival Brass

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Romantic Song

August 15 @ 7:30 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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Robert Schumann epitomises the Romantic spirit in music, and this concert will feature his masterpiece Dichterliebe, celebrating the woes and aspirations of the creative soul.

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Bach up Late

August 15 @ 9:30 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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Anthony Albrecht in a late night performance of mystical and evocative music for solo cello, from JS Bach to Australia’s Sarah Hopkins.

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Baroque and Beyond #3

August 16 @ 12:30 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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Brett McMahon and David Banney in conversation with the Director of the University Gallery, Gillean Shaw, discussing the concept of the Baroque in art and music of the 21st century.

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Ella – Centenary of a Jazz Goddess

August 16 @ 7:30 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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Join Newcastle’s premiere big band in this celebration of the life and the work of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald, including Too Darn Hot, Caravan, and Fascinatin’ Rhythm.

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Sea Pictures

August 17 @ 7:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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Deborah Humble returns in a concert of English songs, including Elgar’s evocative Sea Pictures, in which she is joined by the Orava Quartet, Claire Howard Race and Glen Scribner for the first of their two appearances in this year’s festival.

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SCHUBERT AND SHOSTAKOVITCH – ROMANCE AND REVOLUTION

August 18 @ 7:30 pm
Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium, Cnr Laman Street, Auckland St,
Newcastle , NSW 2300
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Schubert’s sublime String Quintet is the platform for a homecoming performance of Novocastrians Anthony Albrecht and Thomas Chawner.

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Deborah Humble in Conversation and Masterclass

August 19 @ 10:30 am
Newcastle Grammar School Performance Space (Hill Campus), Gate 2 - 60 Newcomen St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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Emerging singers work with acclaimed mezzo-soprano Deborah Humble – what does it take to make a career in opera?

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Puccini and More – Hyeseoung Kwon in Recital

August 19 @ 2:30 pm
Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium, Cnr Laman Street, Auckland St,
Newcastle , NSW 2300
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In her second appearance at this year’s Festival, Hyeseoung Kwon sings music of Puccini, Verdi and Strauss, and joins violinist Peta Dries in Eric Whitacre’s brilliant and evocative Five Hebrew Love Songs.

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John Paul Young in Concert

August 19 @ 7:30 pm
Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia
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An icon of the Australian music scene, performs with the Christ Church Camerata Quartet.

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Festival Finale

August 20 @ 2:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church St
Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia
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The Christ Church Camerata joins cellist Anthony Albrecht in concertos by Vivaldi and Haydn in a concert that features the Festival String Orchestra before concluding in grand style with Respighi’s Suite for Organ and Strings.

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