Concerts, workshops and masterclasses

Bookings and inquiries: 02 6884 6686


All events at Macquarie Conservatorium, cnr Darling & Bultje Sts Dubbo, unless otherwise indicated.


Tickets for concerts and events at Macquarie Conservatorium can be purchased

  • from the Conservatorium office cnr of Darling & Bultje Sts Dubbo Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • at the door of the venue 30 minutes before the concert starts




Macquarie Conservatorium

2018 Concert Series

Season of 6 concerts 23 March - 17 November


Series tickets: Adult $135 / Concession $120 / Family of 4 $250

Enjoy superb music performed by exceptional musicians right here in Dubbo, with your series tickets to Macquarie Conservatorium’s 2018 Concert Series. Brilliant singer Emma Pask returns with stellar pianist Matt McMahon for a not-to-be-missed evening of jazz; International touring musicians French soprano Laetitia Grimaldi and South African/Israeli pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz enchant with a program of songs from a Parisian salon of La Belle Époque; Captivating duo composer/pianist Elena Kats-Chernin and pianist/radio presenter Tamara–Anna Cislowska return with their new show Unsent Love Letters: Meditations on the music of Erik Satie; Ensemble Peregrine performs Mozart’s renowned Quintet for Piano and Wind plus works by Poulenc, Holliger and Stanhope; Favourite pianist Simon Tedeschi teams up with legendary actor John Bell exploring the lives and works of poet John Keats and composer Franz Schubert in their new show Bright Star; and the exciting new Ultimo String Quartet performs Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and selections from Bach’s The Art of the Fugue. Purchase your series ticket to all six concerts now!

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Laetitia Grimaldi & Ammiel Bushakevitz:

Songs from a Parisian Salon

Concert: Friday 11 May 7.30pm


Adult $29 / Concession $25 / Family of 4 $58 / School student $7

An enchanting concert of romantic French songs and piano music by Fauré, Debussy, Chaminade and others, in the style of a Parisian salon concert of the period known as La Belle Époque. From 1870 to 1914, culture flourished in Paris - poets, painters, musicians and composers met in the celebrated salons of Paris to share their art, and this concert recreates that experience for today’s audience. Soprano Laetitia Grimaldi has sung in renowned halls and opera stages worldwide since her debut at Carnegie Hall in 2013, and appeared at the Verbier, Aix-en-Provence and Leipzig Music Festivals. Pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz was awarded the 2011 International Schubert Institute Award, and has performed as piano soloist and vocal accompanist throughout Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, appearing at the Bayreuth, Salzburg and Lucerne Festivals.

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Online bookings at 123 Tix



Piano Masterclass

with Ammiel Bushakevitz


Winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition


Saturday 12 May 11.00am


$7 entry for all participants and observers

Piano students, teachers and music lovers are all welcome to attend this masterclass with brilliant Israeli/South African pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz, a graduate of leading academies and conservatoriums in Leipzig and Paris, and recipient of numerous awards at international piano competitions. Piano students at AMEB grade 6 level or higher wishing to participate actively as performers in this master class should download and return the booking form in advance – bookings essential for playing participants. This masterclass is open to everyone as audience/observers – download booking form or tickets available from the Conservatorium office and at the door.


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Mothers Day at Dundullimal:

High Tea and Music


Sunday 13 May 2pm

Dundullimal Homestead 23L Obley Road Dubbo


Adults $40 / Concessions & National Trust members $37 / Groups of 8 or more $37 per person /; Children 16 years and under $16.50

This Mothers Day, revisit the elegance and charm of days gone by, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of fine music and high tea at Dubbo’s historic National Trust property, Dundullimal Homestead. Featuring musical performances for flute, clarinet, strings and piano by students and staff from Macquarie Conservatorium, plus a delicious high tea served on vintage china. Book now - this event is very popular!

Presented by Dundullimal Homestead National Trust (NSW) in association with Macquarie Conservatorium and the Dundullimal Dubbo Support Crew

Advance bookings essential for catering.
Book by 7 May – places are limited.

Online bookings at 123 Tix

Inquiries: Dundullimal Homestead 02 6884 9984



Elena Kats-Chernin & Tamara-Anna Cislowska:

Unsent Love Letters

Concert: Friday 1 June 7.30pm


Adult $29 / Concession $25 / Family of 4 $58 / School student $7

Join Elena Kats-Chernin and Tamara-Anna Cislowska in a fun-filled tête-a-tête, as they perform from their chart-topping album, Unsent Love Letters: Meditations on Erik Satie. After the death of the eccentric French composer Erik Satie, dozens of unsent love letters were found in his Paris apartment. Composer Elena Kats-Chernin and pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska send those letters off in a series of piano miniatures inspired by Satie’s extraordinary life and music. Unsent Love Letters is a delightful musical memoir from one composer to another, from the Uzbekistan-born Australian to the French eccentric. Elena Kats-Chernin is an internationally recognised and awarded composer, commissioned by the world’s leading orchestras, festivals, opera, ballet and theatre companies. Popular Classic FM presenter, Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s foremost pianists, winner of national and international awards including the 2015 ARIA for Best Classical Album.

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Online bookings at 123 Tix



Lectures by

Elena Kats-Chernin and Tamara-Anna Cislowska

Friday 1 June 10.00am

Insights from Elena Kats-Chernin into her music and life as one of Australia’s most famous composers. Classic FM Radio presenter and recording artist Tamara- Anna Cislowska talks about the piano music of the late Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe.
Everyone welcome to attend – Tickets $15


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Piano masterclass with Tamara- Anna Cislowska

Saturday 2 June 11.00am

Advance bookings essential for students AMEB Grade 4 and higher wishing to play in this class – see booking form.
Everyone welcome to attend as observers - Tickets $7


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Children’s musical: Panto Pandemonium!

Sunday 1 July 4.00pm

Monday 2 July 10.00am

Monday 2 July 11.30am


It's complete pandemonium in Pantoland! Aladdin's lamp, Cinderella's slipper and the goose that lays the golden eggs have all been stolen - and none of the Good Fairy's magic is working. There can only be one culprit: the Wicked Witch! You’ll see all the traditional panto characters - Jack, the Giant, Aladdin, Cinderella, Ugly Sisters, Seven Dwarfs and even a Pantomime Cow – plus there’s lots of toe-tapping music and plenty of booing, hissing and 'behind you' for everyone to enjoy! This show is ideal for families and school groups, with a cast of young performers aged 8 to 12 years directed by Camilla Ward with musical direction by Raelene Burn.

All tickets: $5 children / adults / concessions
Special price tickets available for school & pre-school groups


Download booking form here
Download group booking form for schools/pre-schools



Ensemble Peregrine

Concert: Friday 27 July 7.30pm


Adult $29 / Concession $25 / Family of 4 $58 / School student $7

Featuring principal wind players from major world orchestras, Ensemble Peregrine
perform together exclusively for the Australian National Academy of Music Artists Program. Jack Schiller (Principal Bassoon) and Thomas Hutchinson (Associate Principal Oboe) of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are joined by Alex Morris (Assistant Principal Clarinet, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra) and Andrew Young (Horn, Orchestra Philharmonie Luxembourg), with leading Australian pianist, Gladys Chua. The centrepiece of their concert is Mozart's renowned Quintet for Piano and Winds, a work the composer declared his best. Sparkling chamber pieces by Poulenc, Holliger and Stanhope complete the concert program. The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) shines a touring spotlight on its brilliant alumni through their new ANAM Artists Program, showcasing their achievements in a national series of recitals and performances.

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John Bell and Simon Tedeschi: Bright Star

Concert: Friday 21 September 7.30pm


Adult $29 / Concession $25 / Family of 4 $58 / School student $7

Australian theatre icon John Bell AO OBE and internationally acclaimed pianist Simon Tedeschi present Bright Star, a feast of Romantic poetry and music featuring the works of Keats and Schubert. This innovative and inspiring performance explores the life, love and genius of two bright stars of the Romantic era – John Keats and Franz Schubert. Though they never met, these giants of literature and music were kindred spirits: both died young, having loved a woman beyond his reach due to her superior social standing, and both created masterpieces which still resonate strongly today. Performing poems of Keats including Bright Star, Ode to a Nightingale, and La Belle Dame Sans Merci, with music by Schubert including Ave Maria, Winterreise and Sonata no.18 in G major (Fantasie), Bell and Tedeschi share their insights into these timeless works, and the lives of the artists who created them.

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Online bookings at 123 Tix


Ultimo String Quartet

Saturday 17 November 7.30pm

The Ultimo String Quartet features members of the Australian Piano Quartet, one of Australia’s leading ensembles and the Ensemble in Residence at the University of Technology Sydney since 2012. Violinists Kristian Winther and Anna da Silva Chen, violist James Wannan and cellist Thomas Rann bring their combined virtuosity, musical intelligence and extensive chamber music experience to the string quartet form in an exciting new extension of their work together in the Australian Piano Quartet. In a program featuring Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in F Minor Op 80 and Shostakovich’s String Quartet in A Minor Op 68 No 2, the Ultimo String Quartet also gives a unique interpretation of selections from Bach’s rarely performed The Art of the Fugue, one of the master’s last works.

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Online bookings at 123 Tix


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