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



Free Singing Workshops for school students

with Michelle Leonard OAM, Moorambilla Festival




Workshop for Secondary Students yrs 7-11
Friday 28 April 1.00pm-2.45pm


Afterschool Workshop for Primary Students yrs 3-6
Friday 28 April 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


Advance registration is essential for BOTH workshops
Download registration form and return to Macquarie Conservatorium no later than Mon 24 April

Download info and registration forms here:
Workshop Secondary students.pdf
Workshop Primary Students.pdf


Macquarie Conservatorium, cnr Darling & Bultje Sts Dubbo



Brass Workshop:

Australian Brass Quintet

Thursday 4 May 5.00pm-7.00pm

$7 entry for all participants & observers


David Elton: trumpet; Tristram Williams: trumpet;
Ben Jacks: horn; Scott Kinmont: trombone;
Shannon Pittaway: bass trombone

The Australian Brass Quintet is an outstanding brass ensemble of prominent orchestral players and sought-after teachers at several universities and music schools, including the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne.This workshop is an exceptional opportunity for students, music teachers and community players of brass instruments, who can attend as an active participant or as an observer. This workshop combines two components: masterclasses for specific instruments and a combined ensemble workshop.Participants nominating to play in a masterclass and/or in the ensemble workshop should be at minimum Grade 4 AMEB standard or higher. Brass students at Grade 1-3 AMEB level, parents, teachers and interested members of the public are welcome to register and attend as observers.

Presented in partnership with Musica Viva

Advance registration is essential for playing participants.


Download Workshop info & registration form here


Schools Concert:

Australian Brass Quintet

Friday 5 May 11.00am


Five of Australia’s finest brass musicians give students an entertaining and educational introduction to brass instruments in this concert. The trumpet, French horn, trombone and bass trombone are demonstrated brilliantly through performances of popular and engaging repertoire. The fundamentals of sound production are explored, as well as key musical elements such as rhythm (including audience participation) and melody. The music performed demonstrates the versatility of brass instruments and how they have been used through the ages, from the early sixteenth century right up to today’s modern symphony orchestra, and their use in Jazz and Broadway. Music includes William Tell Overture and West Side Story.

Suitability: Years 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 students
Duration: approx. 60 mins
COST $3 per student
One free adult/teacher/carer ticket per 10 children

Presented in partnership with Musica Viva


Download Schools Concert info & booking form here


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.

Download booking form here

Online bookings at 123 Tix


Mothers Day at Dundullimal

High Tea and Music

Sunday 14 May 2.00pm

Dundullimal Homestead 23L Obley Rd Dubbo

Adult $34.00 / National Trust members or groups of 8 or more $29 / Children 16 years & under $17


Why not do something very special for your Mother this year? 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 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

Download booking form here

Online bookings at 123 Tix


Opera at Dundullimal

Sunday 21 May 2.00pm

Gates open from 12.30pm

Dundullimal Homestead 23L Obley Rd Dubbo

Adults $22 / Concessions, National Trust members, Groups of 8 and more $18 / School students $7 / Family of 4 $50

A delightful afternoon of operatic magic from around the world, performed outdoors in the beautiful gardens of Dubbo’s historic National Trust property, Dundullimal Homestead. Music lovers are in for a treat with this alfresco concert of arias, duets and ensembles from the great Italian, French and German operas by Mozart, Verdi, Bizet, Wagner, Puccini and more. Join sopranos Rebecca Collins and Rachael Duncan, baritone Rohan Thatcher and pianist Vivienne Winther, with the Macquarie Youth Chorus, for a program of favourites from world famous operas like La Traviata, Carmen, Lakmé andLa Bohème.

Barbecue, snacks and bar service available for purchase on site, or bring your own picnic. For pre-ordered food platters, contact Dundullimal Homestead 02 6884 9984

Don’t miss this relaxing afternoon of outdoor opera in the historic setting of Dundullimal Homestead.

Presented by Macquarie Conservatorium and Dundullimal Homestead National Trust NSW


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