Newcastle Music Festival: Festival Choir in Concert

After the success of last year’s inaugural performance, the Festival Choir returns, this year performing two major works from the choral repertoire

Newcastle Music Festival: Unsent Love Letters: Tamara-Anna Cislowska in Concert

Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s most successful and best-loved musicians, a one-time winner and seven-time nominee in Australia’s ARIA-Awards

Newcastle Music Festival: Songs from the Front

In this unique event popular songs from the time of the Great War mingle with stories of Novocastrian soldiers who gave their lives for their country.

Music on a Plate – Berias Masseque at the Umbrian

Extraordinary African singer-songwriter Berias Masseque and a sumptious two-course Italian lunch.

Newcastle Music Festival: Elena Xanthoudakis in Concert

Stunning bel canto soprano Elena Xanthoudakis is joined by David Rowden and Maria Raspopova from the acclaimed Omega Ensemble

Newcastle Music Festival: Piano Masterclass With Julien Quentin presented in association with Musica Viva Australia

In this Masterclass, observe talented, local musicians being mentored by pianist Julien Quentin, where he will offer unique perspectives on interpretation, technique and performance.

Newcastle Music Festival: Ray Chen & Julien Quentin presented in association with Musica Viva Australia

Experience a terrific celebration of the violin in all its moods with Ray Chen.

Newcastle Music Festival: Lady Be Good

80 years have passed since George Gershwin’s untimely death, Heather Price and the Dungeon Big Band celebrates his extraordinary musical legacy

Newcastle Music Festival: Mostly Mozart – Newcastle Youth Orchestra

Now in its 7th year, Newcastle Youth Orchestra, under conductor Ian Cook, will present a program of Mozart dappled with Mendelssohn in the 2018 Newcastle Music Festival.

Newcastle Music Festival: From The Highlands – Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt In Concert

Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt in concert appearance in the Festival is supported by Waterford Accountants + Financial Services

Newcastle Music Festival: Secrets – Music & Magic at MRAG

Featuring the amazing duo of Susan Carson and Terence Koo, enjoy cabaret and jazz classics, chosen in response to the vibrant exhibition of works by renowned Australian painter Wendy Sharpe.

Newcastle Music Festival: Sharny Russell Jazz Quartet, Special Guest Andy Firth

Cool jazz concert featuring the stunning chanteuse Sharny Russell.

Newcastle Music Festival: Lo-Fi @ The Dungeon

Lo-Fi aims to make a positive contribution to the Newcastle Music and Arts community, and attempt to break down walls of segregation through the means of live music.

Newcastle Music Festival: Twilight Musical Dialogues – Musical Subterfuge

Newcastle Music festival is delighted to welcome a splendid line up of performers: flautist Sally Walker, pianist Simon Tedeschi and violinist Aiko Goto

Newcastle Music Festival: Festival Finale

Tickets: Adult $27.50 | Concession $20.00 | Family $70 Anthony Albrecht and Gavin Clark (cellos), Peter Guy (organ), Festival Strings, Newcastle Strings, Christ Church Camerata, David Banney (conductor) The Christ Church Camerata joins cellist Anthony Albrecht in concertos by Vivaldi…

Newcastle Music Festival: John Paul Young in Concert

Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession $25 | Child U18 $25 | Family of 4 $80 John Paul Young and Heather Price (vocals), Warren Morgan (piano), Christ Church Camerata String Quartet Don’t miss this unique event as JPY, an icon of…

Newcastle Music Festival: Hyeseoung Kwon Recital

Hyeseoung Kwon (soprano), Peta Dries (violin), Claire Howard Race (piano) Program: STRAUSS – Zueignung, Op 10, No 1 STRAUSS – Nacht, Op 10, No 3 STRAUSS – Cäcilie, Op 27, No 2 PUCCINI – Vissi d’arte [Tosca] WHITEACRE – Five…

Newcastle Music Festival: Deborah Humble in Conversation & Masterclass

Tickets: Adult $10 | Concession $5 Emerging singers work with acclaimed mezzo-soprano Deborah Humble, whose career highlights include principal roles with the Hamburg State Opera, Opera Australia and the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and we hear Deborah in conversation – what…

Newcastle Music Festival: Romance and Revolution

Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession $25 | Child U18 $25 | Family of 4 $80 Orava Quartet, Anthony Albrecht (cello) Schubert’s sublime String Quintet is the platform for a homecoming performance in which Novocastrians Anthony Albrecht and Thomas Chawner (violist…

Newcastle Music Festival: Deborah Humble In Recital

Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession $25 | Child U18 $25 | Family of 4 $80 Deborah Humble (mezzo-soprano), Orava Quartet, Claire Howard Race (piano), Glenn Scribner (double bass) After receiving a standing ovation for her performance in the opening concert…

Newcastle Music Festival: Ella – A Centenary of a Jazz Goddess

Tickets: Adult $35/Earlybird $30 | Concession $25/Earlybird $20 | Family of 4 $80/Earlybird $70 Dungeon Big Band, Heather Price (vocals), Rod Barnes (director) Join Newcastle’s premiere big band in this celebration of the life and the work of jazz legend…

Newcastle Music Festival: Baroque and Beyond #3

Tickets: FREE Brett McMahon (artist) and David Banney (composer) Concluding the Baroque and Beyond series, join Brett McMahon and David Banney in conversation with the Director of the University Gallery, Gillean Shaw, discussing the concept of the Baroque in art…

Newcastle Music Festival: Anthony Albrecht – Music for Solo Cello

Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession $25 | Child U18 $25 | Family of 4 $80 Anthony Albrecht (cello) In this late night performance, his first concert of the Newcastle Music Festival, Anthony Albrecht performs selections from J.S. Bach’s stunning suites…

Newcastle Music Festival: Romantic Song

Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession $25 | Child U18 $25 | Family of 4 $80 Christopher Allan (baritone), Erin Sweetman (piano) Robert Schumann epitomises the Romantic spirit in music, and this concert will feature his masterpiece Dichterliebe, celebrating the woes…

Newcastle Music Festival: Wind and Brass

Tickets: Adult $25 | Concession $15 | Family $50 Sylvia Clark (contralto), Newcastle Wind Orchestra, Festival Brass, Ian Cook (conductor) Wind and brass are in the spotlight in this concert that will include colourful and vibrant music of Holst, Turina…

Newcastle Music Festival: Festival Choir in Concert

Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession $25 | Child U18 $25 | Family of 4 $80 Hyeseoung Kwon (soprano), Festival Choir, Hunter Singers, Waratah Chorale, Quintus, Counterpoint, Newcastle Youth Orchestra, Newcastle Strings, Kim Sutherland OAM (conductor) The inaugural Festival Chorus joins…

Newcastle Music Festival: 1000 Years of Music

Tickets: Adult $30 | Concession $20 | Family $70 Echology, Newcastle Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble, Newcastle Conservatorium String Quartet A millennium of music from around the globe in 60 minutes, including African drumming, Bach, Aboriginal songs and jazz – join students…

Newcastle Music Festival: Mahler and More

Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession $25 | Child U18 $25 | Family of 4 $80 Sylvia Clark (contralto), Ross Fiddes (piano) Based in the United Kingdom, contralto Sylvia Clark joins Ross Fiddes in a program that includes Mahler’s Rückert Lieder,…

Newcastle Music Festival: Nan Price Memorial Scholarship

Tickets: FREE Nan Price was a renowned pianist, teacher and examiner who performed often as an accompanist and was an exceptional sight-reader. A graduate of the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, Price went on to teach at the Conservatorium of…

Newcastle Music Festival: Four Seasons with Spice

Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession $25 | Child U18 $25 | Family of 4 $80 Anna da Silva Chen (violin), members of the Christ Church Camerata A past winner of the Kendall Violin Competition and the 2MBS Young Virtuosi Competition,…

Newcastle Music Festival: Baroque and Beyond #2

Tickets: FREE Sally Walker (flute), Rosalind Halton (harpsichord), Adam Manning (percussion), Nova Praetorians (recorder quartet) Flautist Sally Walker who has performed with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, explores the Baroque period in music…

Newcastle Music Festival: The Banter in Concert

1233 ABC Newcastle present the Banter in Concert: David Banney and Paul Bevan (presenters) Be part of the audience as David Banney and Paul Bevan go live to air with an episode of this popular radio show, broadcast on ABC1233.…

Newcastle Music Festival: Baroque & Beyond

Tickets: FREE Brett McMahon (artist), Christ Church Camerata String Quartet, Terence Koo (piano) The Festival opens with a collaboration between outstanding visual artist Brett McMahon, the University of Newcastle and the Christ Church Camerata. This event begins with the opening…

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