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The NMF follows a COVID-safe plan, adhering to all government regulations and requirements in relation to the pandemic. These requirements may change at any time. Patrons may not enter an NMF venue if they have symptoms of COVID, if they are waiting for COVID test results, or if they are required to quarantine or self-isolate for any reason. Patrons are encouraged to wear masks when possible.

JULY | AUGUST CONCERTS – the 2022 festival is now completed. Thank you to all our performers, sponsors, volunteers, and you, our wonderful audiences. 

TAMARA-ANNA CISLOWSKA – LIEBESTOD
Friday 29 July, 7.30pm, Adamstown Arts at Adamstown Uniting Church

Tamara-Anna Cislowska (piano)
Tamara-Anna Cislowska performs a fascinating range of piano works, around the themes of love, and the death of love, culminating in the tremendous “Fantasie in C” by Robert Schumann. 

 

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Tamara-Anna Cislowska Photo credit: Yanghee Kim October 2021

NO VIOLINS ALLOWED!
Saturday 30 July, 7.30pm, Christ Church Cathedral
Patricia Pollett, Robert Harris, and Paul Groh (violas) | Christ Church Camerata violas, cellos, basses | David Banney (conductor) play music for lower strings of Bach, Byrd, Faure and Mancini.

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Patricia Pollett

PATRICIA POLLETT IN CONCERT 
Sunday 31 July, 2.00pm, Adamstown Arts at Adamstown Uniting Church

Patricia Pollett (viola) | Jennifer Enchelmaier (piano)
Music by music of Bach, Brahms and Enescu by two superb performers. 

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Patricia Pollett

OPERA COCKTAILS
Sunday 31 July, 5.00pm, Stanley Park

Danita Weatherstone (soprano), Genevieve Dickson (mezzo soprano), Iain Henderson (tenor) and Christopher Allan (piano) perform operatic favourites.

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Danita Weathersone | Iain Henderson | Genevieve Dickson

VESPERS by MONTEVERDI
Monday 1 August, 7.00pm, Christ Church Cathedral

Pinchgut Opera present Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes and Erin Helyard in Monteverdi’s Vespers.

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Courtesy of Pinchgut Opera

VIENNA TO BUDAPEST
Tues
day 2 August, 1.00pm, Christ Church Cathedral

Peter Guy plays organ works of Brahms, Liszt and Bruckner on the organ of the Cathedral. 

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BEAUTIFUL BRUCH
Tuesday 2 August, 7.30pm, Christ Church Cathedral

Patricia Pollett (viola) and Susan Collins (violin) in Bruch’s Double Concerto, and other works. 

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Susan Collins and Patricia Pollett

SUSAN COLLINS PLAYS BACH BY DARK
Wednesday 3 August, 7.30pm, Christ Church Cathedral

Susan Collins (violin) performs Bach’s Partita No. 2 for solo violin in semi-darkness, concluding with the immortal Chaconne. 

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Susan Collins Photo credit Hannah Rose Dress by Jean Bas

BLUES IN THE NIGHT
Thursday 4 August, 7.30pm, Adamstown Arts at Adamstown Uniting Church

Dungeon Big Band with Heather Price, and Peter Guy on the Adamstown Church organ. You can still buy livestream tickets!

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Dungeon Big Band - Rod Barnes

THE KREUTZER – SUSAN COLLINS IN RECITAL
Friday 5 August, 7.30pm, Adamstown Arts at Adamstown Uniting Church

Susan Collins (violin) and Erin Sweetman (piano) perform Beethoven’s famed Sonata.

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Original frontispiece: Beethoven's Sonata dedicated to Rudolph Kreutzer.

MUSIC TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
SCHOLARSHIPS COMPETITION
Saturday 6 August, 9.00am – 12 Christ Church Cathedral, 1pm – 4pm Adamstown Uniting Church

Students vie for scholarships in piano, violin and cello. 

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FLAMENCO: THE ANDALUSIAN GUITAR
Saturday 6 August, 7.30pm Adamstown Arts at Adamstown Uniting Church

Paco Lara displays flamenco at its finest. 

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Paco Lara

FESTIVAL CHOIR – FAURÉ’S REQUIEM
Sunday 7 August, 2.30pm Christ Church Cathedral

The Festival Choir with David Banney and Peter Guy. 

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Gabriel Fauré by Pierre Petit 1905

TOASTING MOTHER EARTH
Thursday 11 August, 7.30pm Adamstown Arts at Adamstown Uniting Church

Anna Fraser (soprano) and Jack Symonds (piano) perform a range of works, spanning 1000 years, from Hildegard of Bingen to the present day.

ONLINE PROGRAM

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Kerrie Coles - 'Her Beauty & Her Terror, the Brindabellas on Fire I’ 2020 pastel on prepared paper 30.5 x 40.5cm

RACHMANINOV WITH A CELLO
Friday 12 August, 7.30pm Adamstown Arts at Adamstown Uniting Church

A superb concert including the great music of Rachmaninov, J.S. Bach, and Ross Fiddes, performed by Teije Hylkema (cello) and Grace Kim (piano).

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Teije Hylkema and Grace Kim

GRACE KNIGHT IN CONCERT
Saturday 13 August, 7.30pm Christ Church Cathedral

“Grace Knight is excited to be a part of the Newcastle Music Festival, performing some of her favourite tunes with her trio and special guests, the Christ Church Camerata String Quartet.”

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Grace Knight

FESTIVAL FINALE – CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ
Sunday 14 August, 2.30pm Christ Church Cathedral

Guitar virtuoso Andrew Blanch with Christ Church Camerata and David Banney (conductor) perform works for classical guitar and strings, including Rodrigo’s sublime Concierto de Aranjuez.

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Andrew Blanch

APRIL FOOD MONTH CONCERTS – EVENTS ENDED

OPERA AT THE PUB: THE TELEPHONE
7.00pm, Tuesday, April 5  – EVENT ENDED

FogHorn Brewery
Proud to be part of Newcastle Food Month

Samanta Lestavel (soprano), Tristan Entwistle (baritone), Claire Howard Race (piano).

JAZZ AT THE PUB: HEARTSTRINGS
7.00pm, Tuesday, April 26 – EVENT ENDED

FogHorn Brewery
Proud to be part of the Newcastle Food Month

Sue Carson (vocals/violin), Heather Price (vocals/bass), Terence Koo (keyboard)

JUNE CONCERTS – EVENTS ENDED

BORODIN, SHOSTAKOVICH AND WELLS 
7.30pm, Friday, June 3 – EVENT ENDED

Adamstown Arts at Adamstown Uniting Church

Acacia Quartet
Acacia Quartet return to Newcastle for their second Festival appearance, playing quartets by Borodin and Shostakovich, and “Dancing in St. Petersburg” by Australian composer Jessica Wells.  

Acacia Quartet Photo credit: Holly Bradford | Music in the Regions

MUSE 
2.00pm, Saturday, June 4 – EVENT ENDED

Adamstown Arts at Adamstown Uniting Church

Acacia Quartet
Alicia Crossley 
Recorder virtuoso Alicia Crossley and Acacia Quartet present “Muse”

Artwork by Clementine Carpadou

THE MAN IN THE OTHER ROOM
7.30pm, Saturday, June 4 – EVENT ENDED

Adamstown Arts at Adamstown Uniting Church

Acacia Quartet
Chloe Lankshear
Chloe Lankshear and Acacia Quartet perform Ross Fiddes’ song cycle, and Acacia Quartet play Dvorak’s ‘American’ quartet.