Umbrella Events


  • 2. Erasure – Jacob Neale at the University Gallery

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    Tickets: Entry by donation for musicians 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 Tu...

    Tuesday August 6 @ 7:30 pm at University Gallery
  • 5. Swing Swing Swing – A Compendium of Jazz Greats

      Tickets Adult $35| Concession/student $30| Child $15| Family $80 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’...

    Thursday August 8 @ 7:30 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 6. Animal Tales

      Tickets General admission $8 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.  ...

    Friday August 9 @ 10:00 am at Newcastle City Hall
  • 7. Twilight Musical Dialogues – Musical Kin, Father and Daughter

      Tickets Adult $50| Concession $35 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 ...

    Friday August 9 @ 7:00 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 11. Animal Tales

      Tickets Adult  $25| school student $10| pre-school children $5| family (2 adults and 2 children) $60. Includes afternoon tea. Performers Ian Cook (conductor) and Newcastle Wind Orchestra, Ghillian Sullivan and Carl Caulfield, narrators.     Program The Loaded Dog The Pied Piper ...

    Saturday August 10 @ 2:00 pm at Sacred Places Singleton
  • 16. Fused – Contemporary Art and Music


    Tickets $15 at the door (includes a complimentary glass of wine) 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)    

    Sunday August 11 @ 5:30 pm at Watt Space Gallery
  • 17. Landscape of Music at MRAG

      Tickets Adult $25| MRAG Member $20| Concession, Under 18, Students $10   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 ...

    Sunday August 11 @ 6:30 pm at Maitland Regional Art Gallery
  • 21. Shades of Sax Blue

      Tickets Adults $35| Concession – Seniors, Pensioners, Students $30| Under 12 $15| Family $80| Buy before July 7 for a $5 discount on all tickets.   Performers Sax Blue – Rod Barnes et al Hear the many shades of sound that are possible with a sax quartet. Leader Rod Barnes (barito...

    Monday August 12 @ 9:00 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 25. Compass – “Not all those who wander are lost”

      Tickets Adult $25| Concession $20| Full time student $12 Sales end August 8 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 inte...

    Thursday August 15 @ 7:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral
  • 29. Lo-Fi

      Doors open at 7.00pm for 7.30 start Performers Little Quirks – headline act; India and the Journey to the East; Edda Srey; Jasmine Pearl (solo) – support acts Program Featuring “Little Quirks” and other talented local bands. Sisters Abbey and Mia Toole joined their cousin Jay...

    Friday August 16 @ 7:30 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 30. Music Teachers’ Association of NSW Piano Scholarships Competition

    Tickets: Free admission. No tickets required. 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...

    Saturday August 17 @ 10:00 am at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium
  • 31. You, Me and the Wide Open Sky


      Tickets: Adult $30| Concession – Pensioners or Seniors $25| School or university student $15| Performers Christopher Allan (conductor), Sally Walker (flute), Erin Sweetman (piano) and the Newcastle University Choir.   Newcastle University Choir presents a concert of Australian w...

    Saturday August 17 @ 3:00 pm at Christ Church Cathedral
  • 32. New Constellations

      Tickets: Adult $65| Concession $55| Full time student $25| 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 ...

    Saturday August 17 @ 7:00 pm at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium
  • 33. Festival Finale

      Tickets: Adult $35| Concession $25| Family (2 adults + 2 children) $80| Bookings recommended. 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 L...

    Sunday August 18 @ 2:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral