Thursday 27 1:00pm Free Lunchtime Concert – American cellist Eugene
Friesen. Four time Grammy Award Winner Friesen has
broken new ground for the cello, using it in a wide
variety of non-classical settings and creating new
techniques to expand its role as a solo and accompanying
Friday 28 7:00pm Autumn Winds. Our Conservatorium Concert Band and
Junior Concert Band perform. Featuring soloists.
Thursday 3 1:00pm Free Lunchtime Concert. University of Newcastle staff
perform a range of instruments and genres.
Friday 4 7:00pm Newcastle Writers Festival Launch. Special guest
speaker Wendy Harmer. She is one of Australia’s most
respected and versatile entertainers – broadcaster,
author, journalist and stage performer. Wendy will speak
about how the passion for reading shaped her life.
Saturday 5 10:00am Community Music Open Day at Maitland. Come
along and experience the joy of making music, we’ll
happily show you how! Free demonstrations plus a
chance to win four free lessons in an instrument if your
choice. Located at our Maitland Conservatorium at 301
High Street Maitland.
Thursday 10 1:00pm Free Lunchtime Concert – Romano Crivici.
Crivici’s music has its roots in pop, contemporary,
classical and native Australian sources. Experience
simple, haunting melodic patterns.
Thursday 8 1:00pm Free Lunchtime Concert. Performances by Bachelor of
Music Honours students in a range of various instruments
Thursday 15 7:30pm Musica Viva presents American Brass Quintet. The
world’s leading ‘high priests of brass’ bring their richtoned
and perfectly matched sound to this unforgettable,
masterly concert, spanning the centuries from the
grandeur of Renaissance.
Thursday 28 7:00pm The Song Company presents Vocal Fireworks. In
this first-time collaboration with The Song Company,
Danish Guest Director and composer Bo Holten leads a
fiery program of neck-breaking speeds, hair-raising leaps
and awe-inspiring harmonies. Bo Holten is one of
Denmark’s most admired musicians. His Operation Orfeo
is his country’s most performed opera. Holten’s
impressive oeuvre includes concertos and vocal works,
and music for Lars von Trier’s film The Element of Crime.
Thursday 4 7:30pm Musica Viva presents Imogen Cooper. One of the
greatest pianists of her generation, Imogen Cooper CBE
makes a long overdue return to Australia for this special
program highlighting her poetic, insightful interpretations
of the composers closest to her heart: Brahms, Schubert
Thursday 25 7:30pm Musica Viva presents Borodin Quartet. The
legendary Borodin String Quartet is approaching its 70th
concert season, so every concert glows with the
unmistakable authenticity of experience and knowledge:
the power behind the mighty ‘Borodin sound’, heard at its
finest in music by Shostakovich and Beethoven.
Thursday 25 7:00pm The Song Company presents Bach’s Mass in B
Minor. In a rare soloistic performance, the singers of
The Song Company and Ironwood Chamber Ensemble
combine to present Johann Sebastian Bach’s magnificent
Mass in B Minor featuring one voice per part vocal
scoring. It took a Lutheran composer to write the most
expansive and profound setting of the Latin Mass ever
Saturday 8 7:30pm Musica Viva presents Ray Chen with Timothy
Young. Raised in Brisbane, jet-setting virtuoso Ray Chen
is one of the brightest stars in the new generation of
violinists. His first national recital tour (with the sensitive
accompaniment of Timothy Young) has all the
spectacular fireworks you could wish for, from the
elegant finesse of Mozart and Prokofiev to the exuberant
acrobatics of Sarasate.
2014 CONCERT DIARY TICKET INFORMATION
Musica Viva: ticket prices vary. Purchase online at www.ticketek.com.au or call (02) 4929 1977
The Song Company: ticket prices vary. Purchase online at www.songcompany.com.au or call (02) 8272 9500
Conservatorium events: Tickets sold at the door. Adults $12, Child $5, Concession $8, Family $25. All ticket prices are GST inclusive.
Newcastle Writers Festival Launch: Purchase online at www.ticketek.com.au or call (02) 4929 1977. Tickets purchased online are $37.85
and $46.00 at the door. All ticket prices are GST inclusive.