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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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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Spring Celebration: Young Life Dubbo

Sunday 9 September 2.30pm


Adult $15 / Concession $12 / Child $12 / Family of 4 $50

An afternoon of music performed by talented young people who are students of the Conservatorium and supporters of Young Life Dubbo. Afternoon tea will be served. This concert is presented in memory of Olaf Weyand, a pioneer and avid supporter of the arts in Dubbo, who greatly valued and supported youth work in the Dubbo region. He was a founding member of Macquarie Conservatorium, a generous donor to the Conservatorium Scholarship Fund, and a keen flute-player. Olaf was also a supporter of the charity Young Life Dubbo, who have organised this event as a fund-raiser. Young Life Dubbo seek to build confidence, values and resilience in Dubbo’s young people through significant relationships with adults who model the love of Christ.

Presented by Young Life Dubbo Committee in association with Macquarie Conservatorium.





Campbell Diamond

Classical Guitar Concert

Friday 14 September 6.00pm


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

Originally from Dubbo, Campbell Diamond is an internationally award-winning classical guitarist and graduate of the ANU School of Music, where he studied with the renowned Tim Kain. He began his guitar studies at Macquarie Conservatorium and continued with video lessons through Riverina Conservatorium. He is currently completing postgraduate studies in Cologne at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz with Hubert Käppel. Campbell has won first prizes at six of the world’s most prestigious international guitar competitions held in Germany, Italy, Portugal and Greece. He has given concerts across Europe, South America, Japan and Australia, and has just released his debut CD, Prelude. His concert in Dubbo features music by Tarrega, Brouwer, Paganini.

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Open Day at Macquarie Conservatorium

Sunday 16 September from 1pm - FREE


Experience music in action at Macquarie Conservatorium’s Open Day. Program includes:

  • Band Extravaganza featuring school & community bands
  • Round-the clock performances by instrumental and vocal students and ensembles
  • Come and Try sessions: music games for preschoolers & kindy kids, singing for 10-14yrs, drumming


Free entry, refreshments on sale and info available on all our programs. Come along and find out what music activity is right for you!


What’s On at Open Day



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.


PLUS Piano Masterclass with Simon Tedeschi
Saturday 22 September 11am: $7 entry participants and audience

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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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