Events

Concerts, workshops and masterclasses

Bookings and inquiries: 02 6884 6686  info@macqcon.org.au

 

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

     

 

 

Macquarie Conservatorium

Concert Series 2016

Season of 6 concerts 19 February - 11 November

 

Enjoy superb music performed by exceptional musicians right here in Dubbo, with your series tickets to Macquarie Conservatorium’s 2016 Concert Series. Internationally acclaimed pianist Daniel de Borah returns to Dubbo in a virtuoso recital of Schumann, Brahms and Prokoviev; classical guitarist Karin Schaupp teams with actor Tama Matheson in a theatrical exploration of the lives of the great poet Lord Byron and mythical figure Don Juan, with music by Turina and Tarrega; the vibrant Streeton Trio are back by popular demand with themes and variations by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky; the renowned Flinders Quartet brings the classic sound of strings to the music of Beethoven and Britten; star vocalist Emma Pask with Dubbo’s own Phil Stack and his Trio add their cool jazz vibe to the series; and our grand finale is Australia’s most popular pianist Simon Tedeschi in a beautiful program of music by Schubert.


Purchase your great value series ticket to all six concerts now!
Series tickets: Adult $135 / Concession $115 / Family of 4 $250

 

Download booking form here

 

Sydney Conservatorium Young Artists

Concert: Sunday 1 May 3pm

Adult $15 / Concession $10 / School student $5

 

Talented young musicians from Sydney Conservatorium’s tertiary program perform an entertaining mix of jazz and classical music for a variety of instruments, led by acclaimed pianist and Sydney Conservatorium senior lecturer David Miller. This year the young artists on tour are a jazz trio of piano, bass and drums, and a classical trio of oboe, bassoon and piano.


Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the next generation of leading Australian musicians.

 

Download booking form here

 

Streeton Trio

Concert: Friday 6 May 7.30pm

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

 

Described by Musica Viva as Australia’s most internationally successful piano trio, the Streeton Trio was formed in 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland and has performed extensively across Europe, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, China, Australia and New Zealand. Winner of first prize in the 2011 Music Viva Chamber Music Competition, the Trio has released three CDs, including Elena Kats-Chernin: Works for Piano Trio, all of which are broadcast frequently on ABC Classic FM. Violinist Emma Jardine, cellist Umberto Clerici and pianist Benjamin Kopp have been praised for their youthful exuberance and razor-sharp technical and interpretive gifts. This concert explores three masterful examples of the Theme and Variations form by Beethoven, Smalley and Tchaikovsky.


Download booking form here

 

Piano and Strings Masterclass

with Streeton Trio

Saturday 7 May 11.00am

$7 entry for all participants and observers

 

Piano, violin, viola and cello students, teachers and all music lovers are welcome to attend this masterclass. Violinist Emma Jardine, cellist Umberto Clerici and pianist Benjamin Kopp are outstanding performers with extensive European careers, who studied with some of the world’s best teachers. This is a wonderful opportunity for local pianists and string players to learn from these experts. Students wishing to participate actively as performers in this master class should download and return the registration form in advance – bookings essential for performing 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

 

 

 

A Musical High Tea for Mother’s Day

Sunday 8 May 2pm

Dundullimal Homestead, 23L Obley Road Dubbo

 

Why not do something different and very special for your Mother this year? Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of fine music and food at Dubbo’s historic National Trust property. Featuring performances for flute, clarinet, strings and piano by students and staff from Macquarie Conservatorium, plus a delicious high tea. Book now, as this event is very popular!


This event is a fundraiser for the Macquarie Conservatorium Scholarship Fund. Presented by Dundullimal Homestead in association with Macquarie Conservatorium.


$37.50 Adult  / $35.00 National Trust members or groups 8+  / $15 Children 16 yrs and under

 

Bookings: Dundullimal Homestead 02 6884 9984
dundullimal@nationaltrust.com.au

 

 

Auditions for young singers 10-14yrs

to perform in Oz Opera’s Marriage of Figaro

Apply now!

 

Do you love to sing and perform?
Are you aged 10 to 14 years on 30 June 2016?

 

Apply now to audition for a place in the youth chorus performing in Oz Opera’s production of The Marriage of Figaro at Dubbo Regional Theatre on Tuesday 9 August.


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 17 May
Auditions: Friday 20 May or Saturday 21 May


Macquarie Conservatorium is forming an auditioned chorus of young singers aged 10-14 years, to perform in Oz Opera's touring production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, for one performance at the Dubbo Regional Theatre on 9 August 2016.
This is an exciting opportunity for young singers, boys and girls aged 10-14 years, to develop vocal and stage performance skills, and experience the thrill of playing an onstage part in a performance of a professional opera production.
Please note: the Chorus will be singing music for soprano and alto voices only - boys must have unbroken voices, there are no places for tenors or basses.
If you wish to apply to audition, please go to this link, read the Info pages carefully first, make sure you are available for all rehearsals and the performance, and then complete your online application:


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MacqCon_Youth_Chorus

 

Download Chorus Info here

 

 

Adult Students Concert

Monday 16 May 6.30pm

Macquarie Conservatorium

 

A casual concert with drinks and nibbles, featuring performances by our adult students: solos, duets, trios, ensembles from a wide range of instruments and different genres of music. Free admission – everyone welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Concert

Saturday 28 May 5pm & Sunday 29 May 3pm

Macquarie Conservatorium

 

Come along and enjoy a relaxed afternoon of lovely music! Students of the Macquarie Conservatorium perform instrumental and vocal works. Free admission – everyone welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flinders Quartet

Concert: Friday 3 June 7.30pm

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

 

The Flinders Quartet is one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. Their dynamic performances of the full spectrum of string quartet repertoire have delighted both audiences and critics, and the quartet is a highly respected force on the Australian chamber music scene. International engagements have taken them to the UK, Singapore, Finland, Sweden and Canada. The Flinders Quartet is in demand at festivals throughout Australia and their two CD releases on the ABC Classics label met with critical and popular acclaim. As teachers and mentors they regularly work with the Australian Youth Orchestra and its developmental programs for young chamber groups. This concert features an engaging mix of music by Beethoven, Britten and Greenbaum.


Download booking form here

 

Strings Masterclass with Flinders Quartet

Saturday 4 June 11.00am

 

$7 entry for all participants and observers


Violin, viola and cello students, teachers and all music lovers are welcome to attend this masterclass. The members of the Flinders Quartet are experienced teachers and mentors who regularly work with students from the Australian Youth Orchestra. This is a wonderful opportunity for local string players to learn from these experts. Students wishing to participate actively as performers in this master class should download and return the registration form in advance – bookings essential for performing participants. This masterclass is open to everyone as audience/observers - no need to book for observers, just pay entry fee at the door.

 

Download info & registration form here

 

 

 

 

Sydney Youth Orchestras visit Dubbo!

 

Workshops for brass, wind, strings & percussion Saturday 11 June

Dubbo Christian School & St Johns College

 

A full day of exciting workshops exploring orchestral and symphonic wind band repertoire, led by conductors and tutors from two visiting Sydney Youth Orchestra (SYO) ensembles. Dubbo students will rehearse during the workshop and then play alongside SYO ensembles in a concert for the general public, friends and family at 7pm at Dubbo Christian School (concert tickets $10 available at the door).


Workshop Cost: $25 (includes lunch and afternoon tea)


Please note: advance registrations essential for all workshops
Registrations close 30 May
Register NOW online via SYO website only:

http://www.syo.com.au/2016-dubbo-workshops/

 

Download SYO Workshop Info here

 

 

Emma Pask & the Phil Stack Trio

Concert: Friday 12 August 7.30pm

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

 

Australia’s favourite jazz vocalist Emma Pask joins forces with renowned bassist Phil Stack, drummer Tim Firth and guitarist James Muller for a memorable night of jazz. Born in Dubbo, Phil Stack has toured internationally playing bass with many of the jazz greats, while also playing and recording with multi-platinum rock band Thirsty Merc. Award-winning Emma Pask 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. Both Emma and Phil play regularly together with the great James Morrison, and in this concert they’ll explore swing standards and cool Latin jazz.


Download booking form here

 

PLUS Jazz workshops for schools Friday 12 August:
more info coming soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Tedeschi

Concert: Friday 11 November 7.30pm

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

 

Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned and sought-after pianists and has performed for world leaders such as Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama, and in major concert halls throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. In this concert, Simon Tedeschi turns his focus to Franz Schubert, whose compositional mastery is nowhere more evident than in two of his late Sonatas – the poetic G major D894 and the reverential sonata in Bb major D960. Join Tedeschi as he explores the majesty and melancholy of these two monumental works for solo piano, re-affirming his place as one of Australia’s most versatile and acclaimed concert pianists.


Download booking form here

 

Piano Masterclass with Simon Tedeschi:
Saturday 12 November 11am: $7 entry participants and audience