Umbrella Events


  • 2. Erasure – Jacob Neale at the University Gallery

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      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 Turner. Erasure is never simply a ma...

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

      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’ Train (Duke Ellington), Lil’ Darlin’ (Count Basie), String o...

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

      Performers Ghillian Sullivan and Carl Caulfield (narrators), Ian Cook (conductor), Newcastle Wind Orchestra     Program 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.  When you click on the “...

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

      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 musical rejuvenation in the city o...

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

      Performers Ian Cook (conductor) and Newcastle Wind Orchestra, Ghillian Sullivan and Carl Caulfield, narrators.     Program The Loaded Dog The Pied Piper of Hamelin.  

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


      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) Program    

    Sunday August 11 @ 5:30 pm at Watt Space Gallery
  • 17. Landscape of Music 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 at Maitland Regional Art Gallery
  • 21. Shades of Sax Blue

      Performers Sax Blue – Rod Barnes et al Hear the many shades of sound that are possible with a sax quartet. Leader Rod Barnes (baritone sax) joins with Craig Parish (Soprano/Alto/Bass saxes), Cameron Harker (Alto) and Shane Landry (tenor) to lead you on a journey through sound. From laughs a...

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

      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 at Christ Church Cathedral
  • 29. Lo-Fi

      Performers TBA   Program    

    Friday August 16 @ 7:00 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. The age l...

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

      Performers Newcastle University Choir   Newcastle University Choir presents a concert of Australian works celebrating the wide open spaces of our beautiful country. Works to be performed include by Grandidge, McCall, Walker and others and featuring the premiere of our commissioned work ...

    Saturday August 17 @ 3:00 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 at Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium
  • 33. Festival Finale

      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 Lascia ch’io pianga from Rinaldo   Manuel de FALLA (orchestrated by David Banney) Popular S...

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