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  • 1. Death by Opera – Festival Prequel

      Performers Georgia Hall (soprano), Genevieve Dickson (mezzo-soprano), Brad Cooper (tenor), Erin Sweetman (piano)   Soprano Georgia Hall, mezzo Genevieve Dickson and tenor Brad Cooper discover the many ways in which an operatic leading lady can die. A festival prequel! Program   Info...

    Tuesday July 30 @ 7:00 pm at Foghorn Brewhouse
  • 2. Erasure – Jacob Neale at the University Gallery

      Performers Jacob Neale (piano), Jarrod Gibson (bass)     Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the F...

    Tuesday August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm at Newcastle University Art Gallery
  • 3. A Celebration of Abilities

      Performers Perform-Ability; Shake, Rattle and Roll; Under Construction   Perform-Ability: This group was created by Novocastrian Miranda Daisy Hayman to offer dance, drama and music programs for people of all ages with special needs and disabilities. Be prepared for the joy which emanate...

    Wednesday August 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm at Fort Scratchley Function Centre
  • 4. The Poet, the Music & the Muse

      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 Opera...

    Wednesday August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 5. Jazz

      Performers Dungeon Big Band   Bringing together 18 professional Hunter Valley musicians, the Dungeon Big Band was formed in mid-2004, with its premiere concert at Newcastle’s Dungeon Jazz. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket ...

    Thursday August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 6. Animal Tales

      Performers Ghillian Sullivan and Carl Caulfield (narrators), Ian Cook (conductor), Newcastle Wind Orchestra     Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this informatio...

    Friday August 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    at Newcastle City Hall
  • 6. Animal Tales

      Performers Ghillian Sullivan and Carl Caulfield (narrators), Ian Cook (conductor), Newcastle Wind Orchestra     Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this informatio...

    Friday August 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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    at Newcastle City Hall
  • 6. Animal Tales

      Performers Ghillian Sullivan and Carl Caulfield (narrators), Ian Cook (conductor), Newcastle Wind Orchestra     Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this informatio...

    Friday August 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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    at Newcastle City Hall
  • 7. Twilight Musical Dialogues – Musical Kin, Father and Daughter

      Performers Miriam Allan (soprano), Sally Walker (flute), Christopher Allan (piano)   Guest soprano Miriam Allan, flautist Sally Walker and pianist Christopher Allan join forces in an eclectic program. Twilight Musical Dialogues have become an exciting feature of Newcastle music, and this...

    Friday August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 8. Miriam Allan – Vocal Masterclass

      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. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking detail...

    Saturday August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Islington Baptist Church
  • 9. Andrew Blanch – Guitar Masterclass

      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. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (includ...

    Saturday August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at St. John’s Anglican Church
  • 10. Music on a Plate #1 – Italian Soul

      Performers Heather Price   Local performer Heather Price brings her soulful songs complete with Double Bass, to accompany the heartwarming Italian food of The Umbrian. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking de...

    Saturday August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Umbrian Cafe
  • 11. Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi

      Performers Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi   Duo classical guitarists who supported Deborah Humble in 2018 return in a performance of spectacular guitar works. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) w...

    Saturday August 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm at St. John’s Anglican Church
  • 12. Opera Soirée

      Performers Genevieve Dickson, Georgia Lane, and Brad Cooper   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 Qu...

    Saturday August 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 13. Animal Tales

      Performers Ian Cook (conductor) and Newcastle Wind Orchestra     Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication ...

    Saturday August 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm at Sacred Places Singleton
  • 14. Sweeter than Roses

      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 seventeent...

    Saturday August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 15. Festival Choir in Concert

      Performers Miriam Allan, Christopher Allan, Festival Choir, Christ Church Camerata     Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneo...

    Sunday August 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • 16. Contemporary Music

      Performers TBA   The Watt Space Gallery hosts contemporary music performers. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publi...

    Sunday August 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • 17. Heather Price at MRAG

      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 ...

    Sunday August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Maitland Regional Art Gallery
  • 18. Firsts – Cumulus Trio in Concert

      Performers Cumulus Trio – Grace Kim, Lerida Delbridge, and Teija Hylkema   A piano trio combining the huge talents of Lerida Delbridge (Assistant Concertmaster, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and leader of the Tin Alley String Quartet), Teija Hylkema (principal cello, Australian Opera a...

    Sunday August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Newcastle Art Gallery
  • 19. (a and b) Sensory Concerts

      Performers Grace Kim (piano), Lerida Delbridge (violin) and Teija Hylkema (cello)   These concerts are an innovation in the Festival and are tailored for those with sensory issues, and include objects and seating suitable for the comfort of those with auditory and attention problems.  T...

    Monday August 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    at Fort Scratchley Function Centre
  • 19. (a and b) Sensory Concerts

      Performers Grace Kim (piano), Lerida Delbridge (violin) and Teija Hylkema (cello)   These concerts are an innovation in the Festival and are tailored for those with sensory issues, and include objects and seating suitable for the comfort of those with auditory and attention problems.  T...

    Monday August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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    at Fort Scratchley Function Centre
  • 20. Nocturna – Tangos and More

      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 num...

    Monday August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 21. Jazz Up Late

      Performers Sax Blue – Rod Barnes et al   Sax Blue is a Newcastle based saxophone quartet led by jazz legend Rod Barnes with an emphasis on jazz and blues. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will...

    Monday August 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 22. Flamenco!

      Performers Damian Wright and Bandaluzia   Flamenco! Fabulous guitarist Damian Wright in performance with dancers and percussion in a program to set feet and hearts racing. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & bookin...

    Tuesday August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Newcastle University Art Gallery
  • 23. Music on a plate #2 – Viva La France

      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. Program   Information believe...

    Wednesday August 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral
  • 24. Raspopova plays Chopin

      Performers Maria Raspopova   “Raspopova played with confidence and zest. She shone like gold…” Maria Raspopova is Co-Artistic Director of the brilliant Omega Ensemble, and joins the Christ Church Camerata Quartet in a concert featuring solo piano works of Chopin, as well his fi...

    Wednesday August 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Newcastle Art Gallery
  • 25. Waratah Girls Choir and Strings

      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 ...

    Thursday August 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Christ Church Cathedral
  • 26a, b, c. Tigers and Teapots

      Performers Hobart Friends, Newcastle Strings, David Banney (conductor)   Newcastle Strings and the Hobart Friends Strings join forces to present these half hour concerts for lower schools, comprising nursery rhymes arranged by David Banney for string orchestra. Program   Informatio...

    Friday August 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    at Fort Scratchley Function Centre
  • 26a, b, c. Tigers and Teapots

      Performers Hobart Friends, Newcastle Strings, David Banney (conductor)   Newcastle Strings and the Hobart Friends Strings join forces to present these half hour concerts for lower schools, comprising nursery rhymes arranged by David Banney for string orchestra. Program   Informatio...

    Friday August 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    at Fort Scratchley Function Centre
  • 26a, b, c. Tigers and Teapots

      Performers Hobart Friends, Newcastle Strings, David Banney (conductor)   Newcastle Strings and the Hobart Friends Strings join forces to present these half hour concerts for lower schools, comprising nursery rhymes arranged by David Banney for string orchestra. Program   Informatio...

    Friday August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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    at Fort Scratchley Function Centre
  • 27. Music on a Plate #3 – Gypsy Dreaming

      Performers Baltic Bar Mitzvah   The amazing klezma sounds of Baltic Bar Mitzvah (featuring accordion, clarinet and horn) meet a vibrant, gypsy themed menu! b Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) wil...

    Friday August 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm at Momo Wholefood
  • 28. Opera Cocktails

      Performers Georgia Lane (soprano), Genevieve Dickson (mezzo soprano), Brad Cooper (tenor)   Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and favourite excerpts from opera. Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking detai...

    Friday August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Newcastle Art Gallery
  • 29. Lo-Fi

      Performers TBA   Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide in June 2019.    

    Friday August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 30. Music Teachers’ Association of NSW Piano Scholarships Competition

      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. Th...

    Saturday August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 31. Newcastle University Choir

      Performers Newcastle University Choir     Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated contemporaneously with publication of the Festival Guide i...

    Saturday August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Christ Church Cathedral
  • 32. New Constellations

      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 ...

    Saturday August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium
  • 33. Festival Finale

      Performers Festival Strings Christ Church Camerata Newcastle Strings Miriam Allan Deborah Humble     Program   Information believed correct, but final information (including some venue, ticket prices & booking details) will not be available until this information is updated...

    Sunday August 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral