BELLINGEN MUSIC FESTIVAL

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2017

Strings Instrument Workshop 1, Bellingen Public School Hall - 1:10-3:10pm

FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2017

String Instrument Workshop 2, Bellingen Memorial Hall - 1:00-2:30pm

Youth & Exuberance Concert, Bellingen Memorial Hall - 7:30-9:30pm


SOUTH COAST MUSIC CAMP

MONDAY 25 - FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2017

South Coast Music Camp - Mumbulla School, Bega NSW 2550


OPERA IN THE VINEYARDS

Indulge your senses with an evening of elegance and sophistication at a stunning new venue - Chateau Elan.

Located on a secluded 100-acre property in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region, this award-winning venue provides the perfect escape with charming views and first-class facilities.  Guests can enjoy excellent dinner packages, accommodation, a championship golf course designed by Greg Norman, spa and beauty salon, plus a very well-stocked whisky bar.

To celebrate the new home,  two of our best and most-loved opera stars, international soprano Cheryl Barker and popular baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, will excite and delight you with their breathtaking voices and charismatic stage presence. Joining them will be gifted international flautist Jane Rutter and Maestro Guy Noble from ABC Classic FM, who will conduct the proceedings and accompany the artists on piano, supported by the rich tones of Acacia Quartet.

Tickets are limited and seating will fill fast, so book early to ensure your premium seats!

SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 2017

Chateau Elan Hunter Valley, 1 Vintage Drive, Rothbury NSW 2320

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reviews

'Again we marvelled at the unerring dialogue of the musicians as they responded to each other in this quartet, which began with such longing and foreboding as well as such sadness and hope and evolved, through a display of skill from all the players, through a whole gamut of moods leaving the glorious tranquillity of the second 'Rosamunde' movement forever in our musical experience' - Yass Music Club, 2017, - read more here

 

'Forgotten – but only until now. With their customary curiosity and vision, Acacia Quartet have prised open the pages of history and breathed fresh life into the music of Raphael. Of equal importance, the ensemble has the requisite individual and collective technical skills to play this music and Forbidden but not Forgotten represented a renaissance in the work of Günter Raphael as well as the Australian premiere of his music.' - Sounds Like Sydney, 2017 - read more here

 

'The excited reception ... from the audience was proof of Acacia Quartet's effective on this night to us of delicate narratives, intensities, colours and shapes found in compositions for the string quartet from last century to now.' - Sydney Arts Guide, 2016

 

'Their instincts were good. The lush and complex string textures are still there when the music needs it, but individual gestures shine out' - A Cunning Blog, 2016