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 and Bultje Sts Dubbo Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • at the door of the venue 30 minutes before the concert starts
  • by downloading the booking form for the event from its listing below:
  • fill in and return to the Conservatorium office

  • online at for visiting artists concerts & other selected events




Macquarie Conservatorium

Concert Series 2017

Season of 5 concerts 3 March – 13 October

Series tickets: Adult $110 / Concession $95 / Family of 4 $210

Enjoy superb music performed by exceptional musicians right here in Dubbo, with your series tickets to Macquarie Conservatorium’s 2017 Concert Series. The brilliant Seraphim Trio returns with a program of masterpieces for violin, cello and piano by Mozart, Dvorak and Ravel; Australia’s favourite guitar duo, the Grigoryan Brothers perform music from their latest CD release, a return to the classics; the Australian Brass Quintet features Australia’s leading brass players in a range of music from 16th century Spanish songs to the electrifying rhythms of Bernstein’s West Side Story; Russian virtuoso pianist Andrey Gugnin, winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, enthralls with Bach, Schubert and Stravinsky’s breathtaking Petrouchka Suite; captivating flautist Jane Rutter, recently awarded the Chevalière de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Government, takes her audience on a journey from Paris to Buenos Aires with brilliant guitarist Giuseppe Zangari in their entertaining concert  “Tango Raga Habanera”. Purchase your series ticket to all five concerts now!


Download Concert Series booking form here



Holiday Drumming Workshops:

for children aged 8-12yrs


  • Wednesday 18 January 2.00pm-3.00pm
  • Thursday 19 January 2.00pm-3.00pm

Try your hand at drumming exciting rhythms from Africa, South America and the Middle East; no previous experience required. Drums and other fun percussion instruments provided; just bring your hands! Workshops led by Macquarie Conservatorium’s legendary drum master, Dale Freeman. A great holiday activity for kids: join one workshop or do both!

Cost: $15 for both workshops or $10 for one workshop

Download workshop booking form here

Why not enrol in our weekly Kids Drumming Class - Wednesdays 4.00pm, starts 8 February. For details of enrolment and fees:




Free Come & Try Sessions:

Music for young children


  • MusicMakers 5-6yrs: Tue 31 January 4pm
  • MusicPlay 4-5yrs: Wed 1 February 10am
  • MusicPlay 2-3yrs: Thu 2 February 10am


Young children and their parents can experience the fun music activities of Macquarie Conservatorium’s early childhood music program at these free Come and Try sessions.

Sing, play, move and ENJOY music with our specialist teachers. Each of these sessions will last 30 minutes, and are for interested parents and their children who may like to enrol for 2017 classes. All children must be accompanied by an adult at these free Come and Try sessions.

Register now to reserve your place in a free Come and Try session: email with the name and age of your child and the name of the adult accompanying.

Regular weekly classes in MusicPlay and MusicMakers start from 7 February. Enrolments are open now for these classes.

For more about this program, including the timetable of classes and fees:










Youth Music Theatre Workshop 8-12yrs

Info Session: Thursday 2 February 5pm

30 min session for parents and children explaining what participants do in this popular program. The workshop tutors will run through the calendar of rehearsals and performances for 2017 and answer any questions. Interested children and parents welcome, including already enrolled new and returning students. Regular weekly sessions start from Thursday 9 February.

This popular program for children aged 8-12 yrs combines music and drama, and explores the exciting world of music theatre. Participants learn about singing, acting and movement, as well as perform in their own musical shows. No previous experience is required: anyone can join, if places are available.

Students are advised to enrol now, as places are very limited. Students may enrol before the Info Session, but please check the 2017 Youth Music Theatre Calendar first. Contact for your enrolment package.

Weekly sessions: Thursdays 4.00pm-5.30pm in school terms
Workshop tutors: Camilla Ward and Raelene Burn
Cost: $150 per term plus annual family membership fee $25

Info Session Thu 2 February 5pm: FREE

For more about this program, including the 2017 calendar of sessions & performances:



NEW! Youth Chorus for singers 10-16yrs

Intro Workshop & auditions: Monday 6 February 5pm


Do you love to sing? Then this activity is for you. No previous choir experience is required, however this is an auditioned choir, just to make sure young voices are ready and suitable for this style of singing.

Come along to the first session of our new youth choir for an Intro Workshop and you’ll learn part of a song, sing vocal exercises together and do other fun group activities. At the end of the Intro Workshop, new students will do a very short audition. Email for more info and details of what you should get ready for your audition – it’s easy!

Our Youth Chorus got together in 2016 to perform in Opera Australia’s Marriage of Figaro production – now it will run as a regular weekly choir in 2017. This choir is intended for students who have an interest and aptitude for singing.

Weekly sessions: Mondays 5.00-6.00pm in school terms
Conductors: Vivienne Winther/Raelene Burn
Cost: $50 per term plus annual membership fee $25

Intro Workshop & Auditions Mon 6 Feb 5pm: FREE

For more about this program and other performance ensembles:



Seraphim Trio

Concert: Friday 3 March 7.30pm

Adult $29 / Concession $25 / Family of 4 $58 / School student $7
Series ticket 5 concerts: Adult $110 / Concession $95 / Family of 4 $210


Winners of the Piano Trio Prize and the Audience Choice Award at the 2001 Australian National Chamber Music Competition, the Seraphim Trio of Helen Ayres violin, Anna Goldsworthy piano, and Tim Nankervis cello is recognised as Australia’s pre-eminent piano trio.  Alongside its popular subscription series, the Seraphim Trio performs regularly at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival and the Adelaide Festival of the Arts, and are frequent broadcasters on ABC Classic FM. In this concert, the Seraphim Trio takes you on a journey through time, in the agile and expressive vehicle of the piano trio. Beginning in 18th century Vienna with the Trio in B flat K502 by Mozart, we travel to Czechoslovakia for Dvorak’s folkloric ‘Dumky’ trio, and finish with the ravishing impressionistic sounds and textures of Ravel’s Trio.

Download booking form here
Download Concert Series booking form here

Online bookings at 123 Tix


Strings and Piano Masterclass

with Seraphim Trio

Saturday 4 March 11am

$7 entry for all participants and observers


Piano, violin, viola and cello students, teachers and music lovers are all welcome to attend this masterclass. The members of the Seraphim Trio are some of Australia’s most outstanding performers, with extensive experience as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players. They are also experienced teachers and mentors. Student piano and string players wishing to participate actively as performers in this master class should download and return the registration form in advance – bookings essential for playing participants. This masterclass is open to everyone as audience/observers - no need to book, just pay entry fee at the door.


Download info & registration form here







Grigoryan Brothers

Concert: Tuesday 4 April 7.30pm

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


Regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitar duo, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan perform music of many genres - Latin, jazz, folk and contemporary, showcasing their improvisational skills as well as technical brilliance. They have toured extensively throughout Australia and overseas to Europe, United States, Asia and the Middle East. With a brace of ARIA-nominated CDs, their duo repertoire features new arrangements of classics, their own compositions and commissions from contemporary composers. In this concert, the Grigoryan Brothers will be performing works from their latest release, a return to classical repertoire with music by Bach Elgar, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Faure, De Falla and Ponce all masterfully arranged for them by their father Edward. Don’t miss an evening of guitar magic with the Grigoryan Brothers.

Download booking form here

Online bookings at 123 Tix



Australian Brass Quintet: Street Song

Concert:  Friday 5 May 7.30pm

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


David Elton and Tristram Williams - trumpet; Ben Jacks – horn;
Scott Kinmont – trombone; Shannon Pittaway - bass trombone

Five of Australia’s finest brass players come together to perform Street Song, a celebration of songs both popular and little known from around the world and across the ages. With a busy schedule of festival performances, recordings, commissions, collaborations and residencies, the Australian Brass Quintet is established as an outstanding brass ensemble whose impressive repertoire includes established masterpieces as well as innovative contemporary music. They are passionate about the future of brass music in Australia, which they foster by championing new works, presenting education programs, and mentoring young professional musicians.From the electrifying rhythms of Bernstein’s West Side Story to the reflective songs of love and loss by sixteenth century Spanish composer Juan de Encina, their concert Street Song is a unique evening of enthralling brass music.

Presented in partnership with Musica Viva

Download booking form here

Online bookings at 123 Tix



Andrey Gugnin

Concert:  Friday 11 August 7.30pm

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


Exciting young Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin is a graduate of the Tchaikowsky Moscow State Conservatory. Winner of First Prize at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition and Gold Medallist at the 2014 Gina Bachauer International Competition, Andrey Gugnin has toured widely as a recitalist, chamber music partner and concerto soloist, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, the Louvre in Paris, Teatro Verdi in Trieste and Vienna’s Musikverein. He has appeared as guest artist at the Ruhr Piano Festival, Mariinsky International Piano Festival, and Zagreb Summer Evenings Festival. Andrey Gugnin performs Bach, Shostakovich, Schubert’s monumental D major Sonata and Stravinsky’s breathtaking Petrouchka Suite in this solo recital.

Presented in partnership with the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia

Download booking form here

Online bookings at 123 Tix





Jane Rutter & Giuseppe Zangari

Tango! Raga! Habanera!

Concert:  Friday 13 October 7.30pm

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


Stroll the streets of Paris, feel the rhythm of the Spanish dance, be hypnotised by the mystic charm of India and transported to the dance halls of Buenos Aires in this passionate concert for flute and guitar, featuring music by Piazzolla, Ravi Shankar, De Falla, Bizet and more. Acclaimed for her onstage warmth and brilliance, flautist Jane Rutter was recently awarded the Chevalière des Arts et Lettres by the French Government for her impressive international achievements as a performer, recording artist and all-round ambassador for the flute. Guitarist Giuseppe Zangari performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician at festivals and concerts throughout Australia, and lectures in classical guitar at the Sydney Conservatorium. Together they entrance in a program of French-Hispanic pieces, Flamenco-inspired habaneras, South American tangos and an Indian raga!

Download booking form here

Online bookings at 123 Tix