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Twilight Musical Dialogues – Bach in the Dark

Friday 15 June, 2018 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Bach in the Dark is a captivating re-imagining of classical music, featuring Flautist Sally Walker and Cellist Rachel Scott. Works of Johann Sebastian Bach, his relatives and admirers will be performed entirely in the dark, removing all sensory distractions and connecting the listener powerfully to the music.

Twilight Musical Dialogues 2018 Subscription Series – Musical Luminati “Bach in the Dark”
Friday June 15, 2018
7pm – 8pm (approx) with a wine tasting from 6pm
Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd Adamstown
Ticket Pricing: Adult $45. Concession $25 . BOOK NOW at trybooking

“Sally Walker’s Twilight Musical Dialogues has been a raging success among classical fans” Newcastle Herald

“I feel the urge to write to you in order to tell you, how much we all (and I in particular) enjoyed your concert tonight. I sat there listening to your recital with tears in my eyes,” Audience member

“What attracted us to the Twilight Musical Dialogues series was the opportunity to listen and watch close up a multitude of Australia’s, and indeed the world’s, top musicians in an intimate atmosphere that has proven extremely enjoyable and entertaining, and importantly at a price that is affordable to the average working class family.” Audience member David Ayling

Following our 2017 season which traversed the globe, our 2018 Season embraces passionate musicians who are also great thinkers, “Musical Luminati”: Flautist/Neurologist Eckart Altenmüller, Cellist/Educator Rachel Scott, Pianist Andrew/Composer Andrew Chubb with ACO Violinist/Educator Aiko Goto and the Musical Creators of the Omega Ensemble together with Artistic Director, Flautist Sally Walker.

Sally Walker is Lecturer of Flute at the University of Newcastle and Lecturer in Classical Performance (Woodwind) at the Australian National University. She was Grand-finalist in the Leonardo de Lorenzo International Flute Competition (Italy), won 2nd Prize in the Friedrich Kuhlau International Flute Competition (Germany) and was awarded prizes from the DAAD, Ian Potter Cultural Fund and the Queen’s Trust. She was Principal Flute of the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, a member of Kölner Kammerorchester and has performed as Guest Principal Flute with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, NDR Radio Philharmonie Hannover, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Kammerakademie Potsdam and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. She has toured and recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestras and performed in the London Proms, Salzburg, Lucerne, Edinburgh and Tanglewood festivals. She is Artistic Director of the “Twilight Musical Dialogues” chamber music series, collaborates with Halcyon and is guest Flautist with the Omega Ensemble. She has performed in over twenty countries and numerous composers have dedicated works to her, including Elena Kats-Chernin’s “Night and Now” Concerto, which she premiered with the Darwin Symphony conducted by Matthew Wood.

Rachel Scott studied with David Pereira in Canberra and Robert Cohen in London. She has played as a soloist and chamber musician in the United Kingdom, Serbia, Albania, Finland, Hungary and Germany. Rachel is the founder of the highly successful and innovative ‘Bach in the Dark’ concert series, through which she presents regular concerts with some of Australia’s best chamber musicians, actors and visual artists. Rachel’s role as education manager for the Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) means that she continues to provide underprivileged children with ongoing access to a quality music experience in the classroom, often training teachers as well. She also works closely with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), facilitating interactive concerts and workshops throughout Australia that bring together children and orchestral musicians. Rachel has also spent considerable time in East Timor as part of Mary McKillop International for whom she trained music teachers with the goal of independent delivery of music in primary schools in Dili and throughout Timor. Rachel is now resident in Sydney and is in constant demand as a chamber musician and coach.

Oboist Christopher Pantelidis received Honours for his pre-tertiary studies in Oboe at the Australian National University. Moving, to Newcastle, Christopher studied composition with Colin Spiers and creative production with Nathan Scott. Christopher completed his Honours research in composition and creative production at the University of Newcastle, attaining First Class Honours and a University Medal. He also attained an Associate Diploma in Music, Australia (AMusA) in Oboe performance with Distinction. Christopher was awarded both the Frank Hutchens Scholarship for Composition and the Fine Music 102.5FM/Willoughby Symphony Young Composers Award. Through the University of Newcastle’s Study Abroad Programme, Christopher studied composition under Fredrik Högberg at the Luleå University of Technology in Piteå, Sweden He has also been a featured composer by the Newcastle Youth Orchestra and Orchestra Nova. Christopher is currently plays as principal oboe and cor anglais in several Newcastle and Central Coast based ensembles, including the University of Newcastle Orchestra, Orchestra Nova and the New South Wales Youth Orchestra.


Friday 15 June, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Adamstown Uniting Church – Church Auditorium
228 Brunker Rd
Adamstown, NSW 2289 Australia


Twilight Musical Dialogues

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