A showcase of internationally acclaimed Australian musicians
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If you love chamber music then you should attend the Bangalow Music Festival from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 August.
Throughout the history of classical music, we have witnessed glorious couples: JS Bach and Anna Magdalena; Robert and Clara Schumann; and Gustav and Alma Mahler. To celebrate the brilliance of partnerships, this year's festival presents the magnificence of couples: Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg, and Jack Lieback and Victoria Sayles. It takes a look at the relationships between works like Brahms' Violin Concerto and Mahler's Adagietto; two remarkable Russians Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov; and two tremendous Jewish composers Schoenberg and Mendelsohn's works for double string ensembles. At the festival, you will witness the power of partnerships and you are invited to come and celebrate the brilliance of partnerships featuring Australia's finest musicians in the picturesque village of Bangalow.
Other featured musical guests include Sarah-Grace Williams (conductor), Lisa Gasteen (soprano), Emma Sholl (flute), White Halo Quartet, Southern Cross Soloists, Trichotomy, Leigh Carriage (voice), Sophie Rowell (violin and Fellowship Quartet). There are nine festival concerts: concerts one to eight will be held at A & I Hall, Station Street, Bangalow and concert nine will be held at St Kevin's Church, Deacon Street, Bangalow.
In addition to the nine concerts, there are a few fabulous community events that you don't want to miss out on. Here's a quick snapshot of what's on.
The festival begins with Festival Prelude on Thursday at A & I Hall. Commencing at 7pm, the concert is presented by the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce. This is guaranteed to be an incredible concert featuring exceptional performers including Jack Liebeck, Vicky Sayles, Emma Sholl, Jess Fotinos, Sophie Rowell, Silver-Garburg Piano Duo, and the Southern Cross Soloists, plus artists from the Northern NSW. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online, at Barebones Art Space and at Windhorse Gallery.
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Friday offers two impressive concerts. Join in the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of Zentevld's Coffee at the Plantation. From 11am, enjoy an intimate concert with various artists while sipping on freshly brewed coffee and nibbling on some delicious cake. Tickets are $55 each and are available online from 23 June and from Zentveld's Plantation and Coffee Space (193 Broken Head Road, Newrybar)
Also at 11am is the Schools Concert at A & I Hall, which is perfect for your little ones. Expect a feast of chamber music featuring the Bangalow Music Festival Fellowship Quartet and Australian conductor Sarah-Grace Williams. This fun concert is not to be missed! Tickets are only $5 per child and teachers and parents are free. For more information about tickets and booking, you can flick them an email or call them on (07) 3844 7260.