Tag Archives: Adamstown Arts

Sophie Aked – A Recital

An eclectic recital featuring music from the 17th century until the present day. The program will be presented chronologically, and feature music from Purcell, Mozart, Dvorak, Strauss and Cole Porter.

Sophie Aked has been performing professionally around the hunter for the last four years as a contemporary and jazz singer. In 2017 she graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelors of Music, majoring in Classical performance. Passionate about performance and all styles of music this recital promises to be an exciting afternoon of entertainment as she travels through the history of music.

Tickets at the door or online (see facebook event for details): $20.00 Adults/ $15.00 Concession / $10.00 Children. 

Fire & Grace – Folk & Baroque

Fire & Grace is an eclectic collaboration between Grammy Award-winning guitarist William Coulter and violinist Edwin Huizinga. This unique duo explores the connective musical elements of classical, folk, and contemporary traditions from around the world. Fire & Grace’s repertoire is vast, ranging from Bach to Vivaldi, tango to Celtic tunes, traditional Bulgarian to American fiddle… Continue Reading

Lo-Fi @ the Newcastle Music Festival – Little Quirks

‘Little Quirks’ headline this all-ages gig in the Dungeon at Adamstown Uniting Church. A trio of two sisters (Abbey and Mia Toole) and cousin (Jaymi Toole), Little Quirks play lively folk/pop full of vocal harmony. Supported by ‘India and the Journey to the East’, Edda Srey and Jasmine Pearl (solo). Part of the 2019 Newcastle… Continue Reading

Shades of Sax Blue – Jazz Up Late!

Part of the 2019 Newcastle Music Festival – Sax Blue with Jazz up late! Hear the many shades of sound that are possible with a sax quartet. Leader Rod Barnes (baritone sax) joins with Craig Parish (Soprano/Alto/Bass saxes), Cameron Harker (Soprano/Alto) and Shane Landry (tenor) to lead you on a journey through sound. All are… Continue Reading

Nocturna – Tango and More

A 2019 Newcastle Music Festival event at Adamstown Arts! A double bill of Tango and Sax! First up is Daniel Rojas, a Chilean-born Australian concert pianist and highly acclaimed composer specialising in the rich and vibrant Latin American musical aesthetic. Proclaimed as “a master of his instrument” (The AU Review) Rojas has performed with numerous… Continue Reading

Singing Ourselves Home – A workshop exploring singing for those on the thresholds of life

Singing at bedsides is an ancient practice that we have almost forgotten. To be remembered, valued and cherished is a sacred act of love. Come and learn songs that calm, comfort & reassure, those who are struggling to live with illness, dying or grief. Imagine a world where all life’s thresholds may be honoured with compassion… Continue Reading

Sweeter than Roses

A Newcastle Music Festival 2019 event at Adamstown Arts. Festival Artist-in-Residence, soprano Miriam Allan, joins the Muffatt Collective in songs of the baroque era. Matt Greco, Anton Baba, Rafael Font-Viera and Anthony Abouhamad make up the Muffatt Collective, united by their love of historically informed performance practises of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The voice… Continue Reading

Opera Soirée

A Newcastle Music Festival 2019 event at Adamstown Arts with Sarah Dockrill (soprano), Genevieve Dickson (mezzo-soprano), Martin Buckingham (tenor) & Erin Sweetman (piano). High Tea with bubbles, opera favourites and delicacies! Hear Genevieve Dickson (mezzo), Martin Buckingham (tenor), Sarah Dockrill (soprano) and Erin Sweetman (piano) in a program of melodies to take you to another… Continue Reading

Twilight Musical Dialogues – Musical Kin – Father & Daughter

Twilight Musical Dialogues have become an exciting feature of Newcastle music, and this concert will be no exception. Guest soprano Miriam Allan, flautist Sally Walker and pianist Christopher Allan join forces in an eclectic program. Music from the Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Mozart families will be performed! The “sublime singing” (Gramophone, 2017) of Newcastle born… Continue Reading

Swing Swing Swing – Dungeon Big Band presents a Compendium  of Jazz Giants

Part of the 2019 Newcastle Music Festival – the Dungeon Big Band and all the hits of the Swing Era! Dungeon Big Band presents a compendium of Jazz Giants – focusing on the great big bands of the 20th Century. Tunes include Sing, Sing, Sing (Benny Goodman), Take the ‘A’ Train (Duke Ellington), Lil’ Darlin’… Continue Reading

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