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Blackwood River Chamber Festival 2014

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A weekend of fine chamber music

The Blackwood River Chamber Festival returns on ANZAC day long weekend, 25th to the 27th of April.

Celebrating 15 years in 2014, this anticipated event brings together a talented array of Australian musicians who over three days perform against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful regions of Australia, the Blackwood River Valley.

This private venture which was founded by Vincent Moleta is now presented by new directors Sally Boud and Geoffrey Bourgault du Coudray and sees concert events take place in St Paul's Anglican Church and in a lovingly converted shearing shed at Dalmore Farm, just a picturesque 15 minute drive out of town.

This year's festival will feature a small and intimate group of musicians. The first two concerts, separated by a catered picnic lunch will be held in The Shed at Dalmore Farm. This will be followed by dinner and a concert at The Emporium Bistro. The final concert will be held in St Paul's Church and will be followed by a light lunch.

The 2014 event programme is as follows:

Pre-festival Concert
Friday, 25th April - 7.30pm
St Paul's Church, Bridgetown

This concert will feature selections of music from the main festival. It is intended mainly for the local community, but all are welcome.

Main Festival
Concert 1
Sat 26th April - 11.00
The Shed, Dalmore Farm, Bridgetown

I. Stravinsky - L'Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale) for violin, clarinet and piano
R. Schumann - Adagio and Allegro for viola and piano, op 70
N Paganini - Sonata for violin and guitar, op. 2, no.1 Minuetto: Adagio
N Koshkin - Usher Waltz for guitar
J.M. Leclair - Sonata in E minor op. 3, no. 5 for two violins
L. van Beethoven - Piano Trio in D major op. 70, no.1 "Ghost"

Catered picnic lunch at The Shed, Dalmore Farm - 12.30

Concert 2
Sat 26th April - 14.30
The Shed, Dalmore Farm, Bridgetown

W.A. Mozart - Duo for violin and viola in G major KV 423
R. Smalley - Trio for clarinet, viola and piano
J. Brahms - Quintet for clarinet and string quartet in B minor, op. 115

Concert 3 and Dinner
Sat 26th April 19.30
Emporium Bistro, Bridgetown

The festival artists will surprise you with some of their favourite music after dinner.

Concert 4
Sun 27th April - 11.00
St Paul's Church, Bridgetown

J.S. Bach - Suite for Solo Cello, no. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
C. Debussy - Premiere Rhapsodie for clarinet and piano
A. Dvorak - Piano Quintet no.2 in A major op. 81


The Shed at Dalmore Farm

For a brochure, please contact Geoff Bourgault via email at or through Facebook.

There are two ticket options:
A ticket: $300. Saturday and Sunday, 3 concerts, Saturday evening dinner and concert, Saturday and Sunday lunch.

B ticket: $220. Saturday and Sunday, 3 concerts, Saturday and Sunday lunch.

Tickets for single concerts will also be available closer to the festival.

Please note the Emporium Bistro has both indoor seating and enclosed (and heated) balcony seating. Please book early if you would like to be seated inside.

For accommodation information and bookings please freecall the Bridgetown Visitors Centre on 1800 777 140 or go to their website

All the latest on the event, please visit the official Facebook page or contact 0481 351 748.
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When: 25 - 27 April, 2014
Where: St Pauls Church, Cnr Phillips & Hampton Street, Bridgetown, Western Australia 6255
Cost: Varies
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