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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Free Singing Workshops for school students

with Michelle Leonard OAM, Moorambilla Festival


Workshop for Secondary Students yrs 7-12

Friday 2 March 1.00pm-2.45pm

Afterschool Workshop for Primary Students yrs 3-6

Friday 2 March 4.00-5.15pm


An exciting opportunity for students to SING, COMPOSE, MOVE, CREATE, led by award-winning singer, conductor and artistic director of Moorambilla Festival, MICHELLE LEONARD OAM. No previous singing experience is necessary to take part in the workshop. From this workshop, some students with interest and potential may be offered a place in primary students’ Moorambilla Voices Regional Children’s Choir, or MAXed–OUT for secondary students, with performances in Dubbo in September. For more information, visit


Secondary students workshop: SCHOOLS must complete and return registration form by Friday 23 February

Primary students workshop: PARENTS must complete and return an individual registration form by Friday 23 February


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Workshop Secondary students.pdf
Workshop Primary Students.pdf





Emma Pask - vocals, Matt Mc Mahon - piano

For Secondary School Students Years 9-12

Friday 23 March 1.00pm-2.30pm


An inspiring opportunity for secondary music students and music teachers to meet and be inspired by two leading jazz musicians. The workshop will include demonstration by the artists on the techniques of jazz, plus opportunities for selected students to play in a masterclass-style setting for these visiting professionals and receive feedback. As well as being ideal for students with some jazz experience, students who do not have previous experience playing jazz, or who do not wish to play or sing, are welcome to attend this workshop to explore and learn about jazz.
Cost per student $10, accompanying teachers free


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Emma Pask and Matt McMahon

Concert: Friday 23 March 7.30pm


Adult $29 / Concession $25 / Family of 4 $58 / School student $7
Series ticket 6 concerts: Adult $135 / Concession $120 / Family of 4 $250


Award-winning Emma Pask is recognised as Australia’s premier jazz vocalist. She has performed all over the world for VIP audiences including the late Diana Princess of Wales and Princess Mary of Denmark, while her stint on “The Voice” took her talent to an even wider audience. She has received a ‘Mo’ award for Jazz Vocalist of the year, as well as ARIA award nominations, and performed in London at The Queen Elizabeth Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Winner of the Freedman and National Jazz Awards, Matt McMahon is a leading Australian pianist and composer whose exciting work is appreciated by audiences and critics alike. He has recorded numerous albums and appears regularly at major music festivals, both in Australia (Jazznow and Wangaratta Jazz Festival) and overseas. Together, Emma Pask and Matt McMahon will delight with a concert of jazz favourites.

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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

During the period known as La Belle Époque, 1870 to 1914, culture flourished in Paris, from the literary heights of Marcel Proust to the decadence of the Moulin Rouge. Poets, painters and composers met in the celebrated salons of Paris to share their art. French soprano Laetitia Grimaldi and South African/Israeli pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz present an enchanting program of romantic French songs by Fauré, Debussy, Chaminade and others, in the style of a Parisian salon concert. 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. Awarded the 2011 International Schubert Institute Award, Ammiel Bushakevitz 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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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

After the death of 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. In this intimate tête-a-tête with the composer and her long-time collaborator, Kats-Chernin and Cislowska perform from their recent chart-topping album, Unsent Love Letters: Meditations on the music of Erik Satie. Internationally acknowledged and awarded, composer Elena Kats-Chernin attracts commissions from 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. Unsent Love Letters is a delightful musical memoir from one composer to another, from the Uzbekistan-born Australian to the French eccentric.

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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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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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