Peter Guy | Pomp and Circumstance – Best of British Organ Music **CANCELLED**

Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle 52 Church Street, Newcastle, NSW

Be uplifted as Christ Church Cathedral organist Peter Guy performs favourites of the British organ repertoire. The performance will feature a feast of organ music, including Elgar’s "Pomp and Circumstance" March in G. Other works will include transcriptions of English marches and such works that evoke a sense of royal pageantry, as well as works…

The Song Company | Arms of Love – Wollongong **POSTPONED**

Wollongong Town Hall Kembla St, Wollongong, NSW

This concert will be postponed to 2022 due to the current covid situation    Buxtehude’s monumental meditation on suffering and the human body set with contemporary Indigenous dance, and a major new Australian work from Chris Williams. The Song Company and contemporary Indigenous dance company Karul Projects reunite in a pageant of light and movement…

Newcastle Music Festival | The Telephone **CANCELLED**

Adamstown Uniting Church, Adamstown 228 Brunker R​oad, Adamstown, NSW

Samanta Lestavel, Tristan Entwistle and Claire Howard Race perform Menotti’s comic mini-opera The Telephone, and Deborah Humble, with the exciting Newcastle based group Gully Line Quartet, brings you Elgar’s glorious Sea Pictures. ARTISTS Deborah Humble (mezzo soprano) Samanta Lestavel (soprano) Tristan Entwistle (baritone) Claire Howard Race (piano) Gully Line Quartet PROGRAM ELGAR (arr. Banney)    Sea Pictures MENOTTI  …

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra | Emerge – Orange **CANCELLED**

Orange Regional Conservatorium, Orange 73A Hill St, Orange, NSW

Haydn, Mozart & Mannheim The second half of the 18th century was a time of revolution in music. Composers such as Haydn and Mozart were moving away from the strict formality of the Baroque era, creating a more melodic, expressionistic style. In his Bassoon Concerto, KV.191, an 18-year old Mozart hints at this evolution with…

Anna Fraser + Michael Bell | Toasting Mother Earth **CANCELLED**

Adamstown Uniting Church, Adamstown 228 Brunker R​oad, Adamstown, NSW

Anna Fraser and Michael Bell present music that celebrates, and mourns for, our planet, including the world premiere of Toasting Mother Earth by Ross Fiddes, with words by Derek Dowding, as well as works by Francis Poulenc, Anne Cawrse, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Lili Boulanger, Sofia Gubaidulina, Hildegard of Bingen, and Tim Hansen, and others.…

Andrew Blanch + Friends | Taking Flight – Guitar and Strings **CANCELLED**

Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle 52 Church Street, Newcastle, NSW

Andrew Blanch joins the brilliant Gully Line Quartet and Newcastle Strings in a program that features music of Vivaldi, Boccherini, Fauré, and two works by David Banney: Taking Flight, composed for Andrew Blanch, and In Memoriam PM, composed in memory of a friend who died of COVID. ARTISTS Andrew Blanch (guitar) Newcastle Strings, David Banney (conductor) Gully…

$20 – $45

19th Bangalow Music Festival **POSTPONED**

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

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…

The Song Company | Arms of Love – Newcastle **POSTPONED**

Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle 52 Church Street, Newcastle, NSW

Buxtehude’s monumental meditation on suffering and the human body set with contemporary Indigenous dance, and a major new Australian work from Chris Williams. The Song Company and contemporary Indigenous dance company Karul Projects reunite in a pageant of light and movement to Membra Jesu Nostri by Dieterich Buxtehude and I pray the sea by Australian…

Newcastle Music Festival | No Violins Allowed **CANCELLED**

Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle 52 Church Street, Newcastle, NSW

Robert Harris and Paul Groh with Christ Church Camerata lower strings are directed by David Banney, showcasing the string instrument closest to the human voice – the viola – the instrument of choice for Mozart, Haydn, Bach, Dvorák and Beethoven. ARTISTS Robert Harris and Paul Groh (viola) Christ Church Camerata string ensemble (minus violins) David…

Australian Wind Symphony | Swing That Music! **POSTPONED**

Bicentennial Hall at The Q - Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan, NSW

Long before Postmodern Jukebox put their retro arrangements over contemporary songs, trombonist Ed Wilson spent the 60s, 70s and 80s swinging, rocking and funking with jazz standards and pop songs. Ed’s career exploded in 1969 via the iconic Daly–Wilson Big Band, Australia’s most successful Jazz Big Band, and 50+ years later he’s still blowing up…

$59

Selby & Friends | Natural Wonders **CANCELLED**

Chevalier College Performing Arts Centre, Burradoo 566 Moss Vale Road, Burradoo, NSW

TAustralian premiered by Selby & Friends six years ago, Tower’s 'Big Sky' is a visceral portrait of the composer riding her favourite horse through a deep Bolivian valley. A Grammy award-winning American composer, Tower's work is highly evocative, grounded in a love of the natural world. Given his famous long walks and love of nature,…

Phoenix Collective | Tales of War – Central Coast

Greenway Chapel and Memorial Gardens 460 Avoca Drive, Green Point, New South Wales

Turmoil, tension, destruction and death. Why have humans turned to war, when the outcome is so bleak? This powerful program explores sadness, greed, human nature, mother nature, fascism, freedom and the enduring human spirit. Covid-19 has rescheduled this concert four times, now PCQ are ready to deliver this epic saga. String quartets by Shostakovich, Barber…

$40