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19th Bangalow Music Festival **POSTPONED**

12 August 2021 @ 11:00 am - 15 August 2021 @ 5:00 pm AEST

The 19th Bangalow Music Festival 2021 (BMF), proudly owned, operated and presented by Southern Cross Soloists (SXS), one of Australia’s most formidable and long-running chamber music ensembles, today unveiled its stellar 19th BMF program under the theme of ‘music’s inexhaustible joie de vivre’.

This year’s thematic is woven into a fascinating program that unfolds August 12-15, 2021 in the picturesque town of Bangalow, in the Byron hinterland, making for an ideal musical winter weekend escape.

Over three days, peerless musicians will explore ‘music’s inexhaustible joie de vivre’ across seven curated concerts in beautiful Bangalow’s A&I Hall. This year’s festival celebrates that music, in its full technicolour glory, has the fundamental ability to unleash a multidimensional mix of emotions that transcend the spoken word.

The 19th BMF will play host to over 25 internationally regarded and young up and coming artists, with seven featured artists across seven curated concerts and includes three new work, world premieres. The festival is also accompanied by three very popular, often sold-out, Pre-Festival events.

Amongst the headline artists for the 19th BMF are renowned Orava Quartet, Australian-British pianist Jayson Gillham, award-winning New Zealand soprano Isabella Moore, SXS Artist in Residence, a descendant of the Wakka Wakka people from Queensland, trumpet and didgeridoo player Chris Williams, Australian cellist Richard Narroway, Eric Avery violinist, dancer and composer from the Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandgalang and Gumbangirr people of northern NSW; and Paula Nazarski, First Nations Aboriginal Quandamooka Ngugi Actor, Playwright & Storyteller.

BMF are thrilled to welcome guest French Horn soloist, Nick Mooney who has recently returned from playing Principal Horn in the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Perth-based guest Concert Pianist, Gladys Chua.

Since 2002, SXS has professionally delivered 18 curated BMFs and this year will star as the opening festival performance at the 19th BMF, bringing their outstanding full line-up of artists, all renowned soloists, to audiences on Friday 13th August at 7pm, with an effervescent all-French program for Concert 1, full of lightness, fluidity and colour – all the characteristics of a glass of fine French Champagne.

See the full  festival program here

Tickets for this vibrant, popular chamber music festival are on sale now.

Be quick – 2019’s 18th award-nominated BMF had seven sell-out performances.




A & I Hall, Bangalow
Station Street
Bangalow, NSW 2479 Australia
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