Monthly Archives: July 2014

Johnny Cash The Concert returns with their Brand New Show

Johnny Cash The Concert returns with their Brand New ShowGolden Greats of the Man in Black.

Featuring 2 hours of the Finest Moments and Golden Hits of Johnny Cash!

Award winning singer, Daniel Thompson and Golden Guitar winning Australian guitar Legend, Stuie French are back, bringing you ALL things CASH with their acclaimed,Johnny Cash The Concert. Featuring songs spanning Cash’s entire career, from Hey Porter to the Highwayman, At Folsom Prison to the American Recordings and including the collaborations with some of his most iconic contemporaries.

This New show focuses on the finest moments of Cash’s stellar career both as a solo artist and as a member of 80’s supergroup, The Highwaymen.

And for the first time, the show will feature The Australian Songbook According to Cash. Australian songs that Cash recorded… as well as some he might have recorded.

Driven as always by their engine room, The Tennessee Studs, Johnny Cash The Concerthas taken Australia by storm over the last few years with the infectious sound of The Man in Black. The spirit of Cash is alive and well when these boys take the stage.

Johhny Cash The Concert is coming soon. Don’t miss this unforgettable event as theLegend that is Johnny Cash comes to life at The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre

Vacancies Wagga Area



Two (2) Year Fixed Term Contract

Remuneration:Minimum $1,457.59 gpw + super
Enquiries: David Christiansen – 0407 064 157
Closing Date:Friday, 18 August 2014 @ 5.00pm AEST



Remuneration:Minimum $1,251.63 gpw + super
Enquiries: Scott Gray – 02 6926 9295
Closing Date:Friday, 1 August 2014 @ 5.00pm AEST



Remuneration:Minimum $1,535.57 gpw + super
Enquiries: Craig Richardson – 02 6926 9200
Closing Date:Friday, 1 August 2014 @ 5.00pm AEST



Remuneration:Minimum $1,457.59 gpw + super
Enquiries: Craig Richardson – 02 6926 9200
Closing Date:Friday, 1 August 2014 @ 5.00pm AEST



Fixed Term Contract until June 2015

Remuneration:Minimum $922.19 gpw + super
Enquiries: Tom Bowles – 02 6926 9572
Closing Date:Friday, 28 July 2014 @ 5.00pm AEST


To view these opportunities and apply, please visit Wagga Wagga City Council’s vacancy page…

Academy of St Martin in the Fields 2014 – 2015 Concert Season

Together with Music Director Joshua Bell, the Academy has created a concert season packed full of musical treats, including collaborations with some of the finest soloists performing today. Highlights include London concerts and international tours with pianist Jeremy Denk, clarinettist Martin Fröst and violinist Julia Fischer. Principal Guest Conductor Murray Perahia tours with the orchestra to Europe in August and September and on an exciting tour of Asia in November. Joshua himself will undertake four tours with the Academy this season, travelling as far afield as South America and the Middle East, as well as two tours of Europe.

The orchestra’s programmes for this season contain many gems from the chamber music and classical repertoire; look out for Schubert’s String Quintet, Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht among others. The Academy’s winter concert at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Walking in the Air, will pay tribute to the work of composer Howard Blake, including a newly commissioned arrangement of The Snowman, conducted by the Academy’s Life President Sir Neville Marriner.

In addition to our concerts, our players continue to reach out to young musicians and adult learners through Outward Sound, the Academy’s education programme. This year’s projects include workshops for school children, professional development partnerships and lifelong learning schemes, all creating opportunities for everyone to connect and create music with the orchestra.

Each year we have to secure financial support from our sponsors, Friends and Patrons to enable the Academy to perform, to tour and to maintain our education and outreach work which brings our music to a new generation of audiences. If you enjoy what the Academy does and would like to support our work, why not consider joining our Friends and Patrons? Our supporters enjoy an enhanced relationship with the orchestra and our musicians, priority personalised booking for our concerts as well as invitations to special events, receptions and rehearsals. Contact the Academy by phone or email for further information about joining our Friends and Patrons, or join online at our website.

Visit their website for more information about this season’s events.


Coming up at the Newcastle Conservatorium

Friday 8th August – 7.00pm

Night of Percussion


The Conservatorium’s Percussion Ensemble in conjunction with St Phillip’s Drum Line and Future Music Ensemble will be holding a night of rhythm and beats. Free admission.


Friday 22nd August – 7.00pm

Topology presents Share House


A “live-action silent film”, Share House follows 5 dysfunctional bandmates sharing a dishevelled flat and interwoven life; full of warmth, fun and unrequited love.

The housemates make their squalor bearable through making music, but they can’t ignore it forever. Disaster strikes, forcing each of them to face hard realities.

Portraying fictional characters while playing intricate original music, Topology explores an unprecedented mode of performance fusing physical theatre and music – a wordless narrative conveyed through virtuosic instrumentation.

A first of its kind, Share House opens eyes, ears and minds to a broadened landscape of artistic possibility in music and theatre.

For more information visit


Thursday 28th August – 7.00pm

The Song Company presents Vocal Fireworks


Marking the final stage of a four year cycle based on the elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire, The Song Company celebrates the heat and passion of Fire and the music which expresses it. 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.

Program includes:

  • Carlo Gesualdo, three madrigals
  • Luca Marenzio, three madrigals
  • Luciano Berio, Sequenza for voice
  • Bo Holten, Rota Veneris
  • Raffaele Marcellino, Due Madrigali
  • Mateo Flecha, El Fuego

Tickets available at

Adults $49 / Concession $39 / Under 30 years old $35 / Students $15



A copy of our current concert diary is attached.



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Conservatorium  of Music

University of Newcastle


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Newcastle NSW 2300


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23 July – 1 August

Performing for the first time in Australia, Dmitry Sinkovsky (Russia), on baroque violin is welcomed as a special guest to the Brandenburg stage this July.
Now at the forefront of the next generation of baroque musicians, Dmitry is heralded not only for his musical prowess but also for his charisma on the concert stage. Reviewers have described Dmitry’s recent concertmaster and co-soloist performances as “spellbinding” and “outrageous”.
For Dmitry’s July performance with the Brandenburg, he will perform on an exquisite Francesco Ruggeri violin made in Cremona, Italy in 1675.
“Electrifying virtuoso… this is how to perform Baroque music.” 
The Opera Critic


Vivaldi Concerto in C Major RV 177 Corelli Concerto grosso Op 6 No.11 in B flat major Vivaldi Concerto in d minor RV 246 Vivaldi Cantata RV 684 for alto, strings and continuo  Cessate, omai cessate Avison/Scarlatti Concerto Grosso No 3 in d minor Vivaldi Concerto in d minor RV 242 Op 8 No 7 ‘Per Pisendel’


Dmitry Sinkovsky Guest director, baroque violin soloist, countertenor soloist Australian Brandeburg Orchestra Paul Dyer AO Artistic director, harpsichord

purchase tickets

online at by phone (02) 8256 2222 in person at City Recital Hall Angel Place  tickets $68. Concessions available special offer code CRHDmitry (Additional fees may apply)

Wed 23 July 7pm Fri 25 July 7pm Sat 26 July 2pm and 7pm Wed 30 July 7pm 
Fri 1 August 7pm


Bi-weekly Party Cruises hosted by the renowned Diynamic Artist + various special Guests

H.O.S.H. has announced his first very own event series on Ibiza: Starting from July 17th, he will host a bi-weekly boat party series on Thursdays under the name “Captain H.O.S.H.”. It will take place on the stunning Cirque de la Nuit Five Star Catamaran, which will cruise along the scenic coastline of Ibiza. The highly acclaimed DJ and producer, who’s an integral part of the Diynamic crew, will be joined by a very special guest DJ on each event. The closing party will take place on Sep. 11th after 5 massive cruises. The parties will be broadcasted live on Ibiza Sonica Radio.

In both 2012 and 2013, H.O.S.H. celebrated his exclusive private birthday bash on this Five Star Catamaran and the whole Diynamic crew joined the boat along with loads of special guests. Solomun and H.O.S.H. on the decks made everyone on board feel simply forever young! After those legendary events when H.O.S.H. turned the boat into the ultimate boat party on the island, he has been asked to return for more of such boat events in 2014. Said and done: H.O.S.H. developed the “Captain H.O.S.H.” concept, booked the boat for the whole season, invited DJ friends to play along to him and so this summer he will return with this fabulous party format to the magic White Isle for five exclusive dates only.

“Captain H.O.S.H.” will run bi-weekly on Thursdays from 13:00h to 17:00h, the boat will leave from Playa d’en Bossa; it will go along the natural park of Ses Salinas to Formentera’s white beaches and turquoise waters, where it will make a swim stop. The pre-party starts at 12:00 at Backstage / Hostal Cirque de la Nuit (opposite Sankeys) in Playa d’en Bossa. All the lucky ones who get hold of one of the very rare tickets can join H.O.S.H. and his boat crew this summer: It is always H.O.S.H. plus at least one more well-known DJ aboard.

About H.O.S.H.:
H.O.S.H. is one of the founder members of the much-admired Diynamic Music label, he owes a large part of its success and, as a result, has helped steer house music into unchartered waters. 

General Info:
“Captain H.O.S.H.”

The Ibiza boat cruise bi-weekly on Thursdays
Dates: July 17th / July 31st / Aug. 14th / Aug. 28th / Sep. 11th / each time from 13:00 – 17:00 / pre-party starts at 12:00
DJs: H.O.S.H. and friends
Cirque de la Nuit Ibiza Five Star Catamaran, Landing Stage: Carrer les Argelagues, 18, 07839 Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain

Australia’s Silent Film Festival is proud to present two sessions in Newcastle

In conjunction with the Newcastle Museum, Australia’s Silent Film Festival is proud to present two sessions of restored classics in September.

The first session is a tribute to the inimitable Charlie Chaplin to celebrate his 100 years in film this year! Charlie’s genius captivated and enchanted audiences around the world within a very short period of time. That relationship has never ended. The whole world claims Charlie as its own: the qualities in his roles as director, actor and composer are timeless and universal.

On Saturday September 13 at 2pm, local musician, Greg Smith, shall accompany digital restorations of 4 of Charlie’s classic silent short comedies.

The first two on the program are the very first two films released to the public in 1914.

Charlie Chaplin

100 Years in Film

Making a Living (1914)

Kid Auto Races (1914)

The Champion (1915)

The Vagabond (1916)

Tickets $20/$15 concession

On Sunday September 14 at 2pm, the film on offer is the Academy Award winning World War 1 drama, All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 152 minutes.

Tickets $15/$10 concession

McIntyre Auditorium Newcastle Museum

6 Workshop Way Newcastle

Tickets through Festival website home page.

Cash sales only at the door. Festival Pass to both sessions $30/$20 concession.


Newcastle University Choir “Remembers”

I Remember is the theme of their August 3 concert, and it’s also the title of a choral work by local composer Victor Marden. Vic will be joining the choir for this performance.

I Remember was first performed in 1998, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the end of WWI. The work reflects Vic’s experiences as a boy, and is an act of remembrance for his father and his mother’s cousin.

Vic grew up in the seaside village of Selsey. Here he witnessed the dogfights of the Battle of Britain, as Hurricanes and Spitfires fought off the Junkers and Messerschmitts of the invading Luftwaffe. His father served in K Class submarines in WWI. These steam-propelled vessels became known as Kalamity Class – one of their problems being that in heavy seas seawater could enter the funnels and extinguish the boilers.

Vic recalls that his mother and her cousin were very close. She told Vic of their last farewell, when he left to go to war, never to return. His body was never found, and she was unable to find his grave. In 1948 Vic came to Australia. A music lover, he studied singing and became involved in stage productions. In 1977 he moved to Adelaide and joined the Adelaide Harmony Choir.

He composed his first work in 1991, and was encouraged to further his music studies. He studied composition with Russel Larkin, Music Director of the Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus. During this period he composed his Coromandel Trio for Violin, Piano and Cello, a number of waltzes, duets and songs for soloists and choirs.

I Remember is a love story, it reflects the experiences of those who lost their lives or loved ones in the tragedy of war. Our soloists will be Rebecca O’Mara, Emma Elsley, Paul Morris and Peter Willis.



Seven-time GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum announced today that their fifth studio album 747will land in stores on Oct 3rd. The album’s sultry lead single “Bartender”  is already soaring up the country charts to become one of their fastest rising singles.  Nathan Chapman co-produced the 11-song disc with Lady A for the Capitol Records Nashville release.

“We unanimously knew that our album title had to be 747,” said Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “The track itself has this pushing, driving spirit about it that sums up our attitude right now.  We are pushing ourselves as a band and as songwriters…taking ourselves out of our comfort zone and not taking ourselves too seriously.   There’s an urgency and an energy to it that we’ve never released before.”

“We are so ready to get this music out,” continued Charles Kelley. “To get the reaction we’ve gotten from ‘Bartender’ has only made us more fired up about the rest of these songs!”

“We had the opportunity to write with some new songwriters and really dig for outside songs that were songs we wish we’d written,” added Dave Haywood. “As we took them into the studio, we changed our approach and challenged ourselves to try some new things that were outside of what we’d done before.”

Mid Mornings With Sean Ison

A new show hits the Radio 16 Roster this morning! Sean Ison will be joining us every Wednesday for Mid Mornings 10am – 12 featuring a collection of music from the seventies and eighties and plenty of fun OTR. Tune in every Wednesday after Peter James and the breakfast club.