Bangalow Music Festival 2022
11 August 2022 @ 11:00 am - 14 August 2022 @ 8:00 pm AEST
The 19th Bangalow Music Festival 2022 (BMF), proudly owned, operated, and presented annually by Southern Cross Soloists (SXS), one of Australia’s most formidable and long-running chamber music ensembles, presents a sensational
14 event lineup across four days 11 – 14 August 2022.
Included are Bite Size side events taking place in venues around the Bangalow township, a Local’s Night highlighting local talent, School Concerts, and benefit activities to support the Northern Rivers Conservatorium Student Fee Relief Program including sponsored participation for flood affected schools to attend the School Concerts for free in the wake of two devastating floods that has hit the broader community recently.
The 19th BMF program under the theme of ‘music’s inexhaustible joie de vivre’ will unfold in the picturesque Byron hinterland town of Bangalow in northern New South Wales, providing an ideal winter weekend lifestyle escape.
28 artists will celebrate 33 composers including five world premiere new works by Australian composers across the three nights and four days of 14 events that make up the scintillating program of the 19th BMF.
Featured guest artists include USA born baritone Alexander York, joining international coloratura soprano soloist Alexandra Flood in a program of vocal splendour and virtuosic brilliance; British born superstar violinist Emma McGrath and one of Australia’s leading cellists, Jonathan Békés will arrive in Bangalow from their home state of Tasmania. Two of the country’s most celebrated concert pianists, Simon Tedeschi and Vatche Jambazian will dazzle us with their brilliance during their debut performances at the festival this year.
Also joining these headline artists are the renowned Orava Quartet, didgeridoo soloist Chris Williams accompanied by Indigenous composer and violinist Eric Avery, composer Brenda Gifford and actress Paula Nazarski.
The 19th BMF continues its tradition of working closely with local partners to deliver exceptional experiences for audiences, residents and visiting tourists. The highly popular and often sold out Zentveld’s Coffee Concert will continue in the stunning surrounds of the Zentveld’s Coffee Plantation. Ninbella Gallery will play host to BMF Bite Size activities and a series of paintings by the Possum Nungurrayi family will be featured in the A&I Hall foyer during the festival.
The Bangalow Uniting Church will also host a BMF Bite Size event with an atmospheric Bach by Candlelight performance on Saturday August 13th. A new addition to the Festival in 2022, the Bite Size events are a wonderful way to complement your full festival weekend or as a quick taster if you are experiencing
the festival for the first time.