We are delighted to announce a spectacular program for the 8th Bellingen Music Festival. The Festival continues its tradition of presenting fine music with the objective to present classical and traditional music of western and non-western traditions and again, as always, we celebrate young and upcoming musicians, cosmopolitan and local.
The main Concerts include performances ranging from renowned artists Elena Kats-Chernin, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Joe Chindamo and Zoe Black (through Musica Viva) to Michelle der Kinderen, our local esteemed soprano, and the vibrant young Tek Tek musicians playing original music inspired by shamanistic desert rituals.
The acclaimed Music-by-Youth Project continues with concert performances by the Bellingen Youth Orchestra and The Academy from Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium. The Acacia Quartet will again perform student works and play with the Youth Orchestra. Elena Kats-Chernin will adjudicate the Music Slam and Sally Whitwell is the composer commissioned to write a work to be performed by the Youth Orchestra.
The Festival Fringe continues to grow and bring the Festival’s events into alternate venues and experiences.
The Festival starts with school string workshops with the Acacia Quartet on Thursday 21st Sept. The main concert program runs from Friday evening 22nd Sept until Sunday afternoon 24th Sept. Most events are in the Bellingen Memorial Hall, St Andrews Hall or nearby.
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