This year promises great performers in a diverse series of concerts, as well as our Food Month concerts in partnership with Foghorn Brewery. We welcome international performers Roderick Williams and Ben Mingay, and a host of other great musicians to entertain you.

Kaleidoscope

Exceptional talents together – Cedar Rose Newman on violin, and pianist Simon Tedeschi. Saturday August 17, 7.30pm
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Rachmaninoff meets Paganini

Sunday August 18, 2.30pm. The Festival Finale concert, with Christ Church Camerata led by David Banney with pianist Erin Sweetman, highlighting Rachmaninoff’s wonderful “Rhapsody on a Theme…
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Gershwin and More

Illustrious pianist Simon Tedeschi performs with jazz violinist supremo George Washingmachine at Newcastle’s home of jazz, Adamstown Uniting Church. Friday August 16, 7.30pm
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Festival Choir in Concert

The Festival Choir forms again in 2024 under the baton of Christopher Allan, with associate artists Erin Sweetman and Peter Guy. Sunday August 11, 2.30pm
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Ben Mingay and Friends

Saturday August 10, 7.30pm Star of opera, stage and screen, Newcastle’s own Ben Mingay joins with Heather Price and Sue Carson for a delightful evening of song and…
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A Saxophone in Paris

Nexas Quartet are a trailblazing saxophone ensemble known for redefining the boundaries of chamber music. Saturday August 10, 2.30pm
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Opera Cocktails

Friday August 9, 5.30pm Our annual favourite Opera Cocktails takes place in “The Barn” at beautiful Stanley Park, with wonderful artists from Opera Australia and the marvellous Claire Howard…
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Song of the Earth

Thursday August 8, 7.30pm Brilliant singers Iain Henderson (tenor) and Genevieve Dickson (soprano) combine with Jonathan Wilson on piano to open the August Festival series of concerts with Mahler’s…
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TAMBURLAINE ORGANIC WINES SPECIAL OFFER

Our 2024 wine sponsor Tamburlaine Organic Wines is offering a special deal for Newcastle Music Festival supporters. Every dozen purchased from the selection on the order form will result in a $50 donation to the Festival. Stock up now for your autumn and winter entertaining. You are welcome to phone through your orders to Lou Davidson on 0249 984 217 or 0415 252 573

DOWNLOAD THE ORDER FORM HERE


Stay a little longer! Extend your Festival experience with a few days’ holiday either side of your concert experience.
Newcastle and its nine partner regions have so much to offer – coastal, vineyard, wilderness and more.
Explore the ten destinations of EVENTS10, or take up one of the suggested itineraries: Coastal Vibes, Valley Vibes and Mountain High! North, West and South, there’s something fascinating to explore no matter where you look.

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