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Newcastle Music Festival 2018

Newcastle Music Festival 2018

Thursday 2nd August - Sunday 19th August 8:18 - 10:18am

At Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle; Harold Lobb Concert Hall; Adamstown Uniting Church.

Cost: Check out website for details: http://www.newcastlemusicfestival.org/

Categories: General Events


The Newcastle Music Festival is held annually in Newcastle, NSW. This year's festival is set over 18 days and nights during August 2018. 

We welcome guests Tamara Anna Cislowska (pianist), Deborah Humble (mezzo soprano), Elena Xanthoudakis (soprano), Omega Ensemble, Sally Walker (flute) and the Australian Haydn Ensemble.  We are delighted to feature violinist Ray Chen, with Julien Quentin, presented in association with Musica Viva Australia, and a performance of Madame Butterfly by Opera Australia.

The Festival features Newcastle performers Christ Church Camerata, Newcastle Youth Orchestra, Christopher Allan (baritone), Erin Sweetman (piano), David Banney (conductor), Ian Cook (conductor), Chris Duncan (Scottish fiddle player) and Catherine Strutt (pianist), and Peter Guy (organ). The piano competition for the Nan Price Memorial Scholarship and the Joyce Blewitt Award is judged during the Festival.

This year we feature great jazz and light music artists: Elena Andrews and Terence Koo Trio; Heather Price and Dungeon Big Band; Sharny Russell and quartet; tenor Brad Cooper with Mikey Curtain (piano); and Michael Lampard ( baritone) with Ross Fiddes (piano).

Stunning accommodation and eateries are only a few minutes from Festival venues. Make August your music month in Newcastle.

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