Umbrella Events

  • 1. Twilight Musical Dialogues: Smoke, Glass and Mirrors – Musical Subterfuge

    Purchase Tickets Twilight Musical Dialogues Musical Luminati series’ third concert, Smoke, Glass and Mirrors, Musical Subterfuge explores messages hidden in music by Shostakovich, Arvo Pårt, Ibert, Philip Glass and Andrew Chubb.

    August 3 @ 7:00 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 2. Painting the Song

    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.

    August 4 @ 2:30 pm at Newcastle University Art Gallery
  • 3. Lo-Fi @ The Dungeon

    Lo-Fi @ Newcastle Music Festival. Featuring “imbi the girl”, the night will also showcase local bands Shrimp, Flight Hawk and Cherry Stain.

    August 4 @ 7:00 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 4. Sharny Russell Jazz Quartet, special guest Andy Firth

    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 supe...

    August 5 @ 2:30 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 5. Secrets – Music & Magic at MRAG

    (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 an...

    August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Maitland Regional Art Gallery
  • 7. Mostly Mozart – Newcastle Youth Orchestra

    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.

    August 7 @ 7:30 pm at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium
  • 8. Lady Be Good

    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 ...

    August 8 @ 7:30 pm at Adamstown Arts – Adamstown Uniting Church
  • 9. Ray Chen and Julien Quentin presented in association with Musica Viva Australia

    ‘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 pianis...

    August 9 @ 7:30 pm at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium
  • 10. Piano Masterclass with Julien Quentin presented in association with Musica Viva

    Observe three talented, local musicians being mentored by pianist, Julien Quentin. Enjoy unique perspectives on interpretation, technique and performance.

    August 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium
  • 12. Music Teachers’ Association of NSW Piano Scholarships (sponsored by Newcastle Branch)

    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...

    August 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium
  • 19. Madame Butterfly

    MADAME BUTTERFLY Puccini 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.

    August 14 @ 7:30 pm at Civic Theatre, Newcastle
  • 21. 468 Live

    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/Newca...

    August 15 @ 7:30 pm at Facebook Live Stream
  • 24. Schubert Songs

    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 ...

    August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium