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 & Bultje Sts Dubbo Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • at the door of the venue 30 minutes before the concert starts

 

 

 

Macquarie Conservatorium

2019 Concert Series

Season of 5 concerts 8 March - 22 November

 

Series tickets: Adult $115 / Concession $100 / Family of 4 $210


Enjoy superb music performed by exceptional musicians right here in Dubbo, with your series ticket to Macquarie Conservatorium’s 2019 Concert Series.

 

Award-winning classical guitar duo, the Grigoryan Brothers, open this year’s series.
Australia’s leading jazz musicians perform together as the ANU School of Music Jazz Faculty.

 

An entrancing combination of flute, harp and viola make up the Chrysalis Trio, touring as alumni of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).

 

Prize-winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, Kenneth Broberg from the USA presents master works for solo piano.

 

Acclaimed chamber ensemble, the Seraphim Trio, is joined by ANAM Artist violist Martin Alexander in an inspiring program of music for strings and piano.

 

Purchase your series ticket to all five concerts now!


Download Concert Series booking form here

 

Book online at 123tix here

 

 

 

 

Free Come & Try Sessions:

Music for young children

  • MusicMakers 5-6yrs: Tue 22 January 4pm
  • MusicPlay 2-5yrs: Tue 22 January 10am
  • MusicPlay 2-5yrs: Wed 23 January 10am
  • MusicPlay 2-5yrs: Thu 24 January 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 2019 classes. All children must be accompanied by an adult at these free Come and Try sessions.

 

To reserve your  place in a free Come and Try session:

 

REGISTER NOW at 123tix

 

Regular weekly classes in MusicPlay and MusicMakers start from 4 February. Enrolments are open now for these classes.

 

For more about this program:

 

Early Childhood Music

 

Youth Music Theatre Workshop 8-12yrs

Intro Session: Thursday 31 January 5pm

 

Macquarie Conservatorium’s fun Youth Music Theatre Workshop for children aged 8-12 years 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.

 

Enrolments for this popular program are open now, and places are very limited. Students are advised to enrol now to secure a place. First check the 2019 Youth Music Theatre Calendar to make sure you can attend all rehearsals and performances.
Then email info@macqcon.org.au for your enrolment package.

 

All student and parents are invited to attend the Intro Session on Thursday 31 January at 5pm. This 30 minute session will explain what participants do in this popular program, and run through the calendar of rehearsals and performances for 2019.

 

Regular weekly sessions are on Thursdays 4.00-5.30pm, and start from Thursday 7 February.

 

Cost: $160 per term plus annual family membership fee $25

 

Intro Session Thu 31 January 5pm: FREE

 

For more about this program, including the 2019 calendar of sessions & performances:

 

Youth Music Theatre


Youth Chorus for singers 10-16yrs

Free Come and Try Sessions:

Monday 4 February 5pm

Monday 11 February 5pm

 

Do you love to sing? Then this activity is for you.

 

Come along to a free Come and Try session, have a sing with our Chorus, find out what we do, and see if you are interested in joining us this year. Why not bring a friend along as well!

 

Macquarie Youth Chorus is a choir for young singers, boys and girls, aged 10-16 years. This activity is for youth who love to sing, can sing in tune, and are keen to explore singing in a group with others. Youth Chorus sings a variety of music, old and new, popular and traditional, and performs at community events and festivals.

 

Suitable for students with choir experience, but also fine for those who are joining a choir for the first time. Singing plays a really important part in music learning, and students who sing regularly in a choir develop lots of valuable music skills. It’s fun too!

 

So come along and have a sing with us!

 

Weekly sessions: Mondays 5.00-6.00pm in school terms

 

Cost: $60 per term plus annual membership fee $25

 

FREE Come and Try sessions Mon 4 Feb & Mon 11 Feb  5pm

 

For more about this program and other performance ensembles:

 

Ensembles

 

Grigoryan Brothers

Concert: Friday 8 March 7.30pm

Adult $29 / Concession $25 / Family of 4 $58 / School student $7
Series ticket 5 concerts: Adult $115 / Concession $100 / Family of 4 $210

 

Guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation, enthralling audiences with the energy of their performances and the breadth of their repertoire, embracing the genres of classical, jazz and contemporary music from around the world. Between them, they have received 4 ARIA awards and an incredible 25 ARIA Award nominations. As a duo, they have recorded 11 albums, with their 12th coming out in 2019. They have toured internationally since 2003, performing throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA. Their diverse repertoire continues to present new opportunities for performances in traditional and unconventional settings, from projects with orchestras to duo performances in iconic classical venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall and Vienna’s Konzerthaus, as well as regular appearances at national and international festivals.

 

Book online at 123 Tix

 

Download booking form here

Download Concert Series booking form here

 

ANU School of Music Jazz Faculty

Concert: Friday 28 June 7.30pm

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

 

The cream of Canberra’s jazz scene in one very special concert, performing their original compositions as well as jazz standards. The performers are all members of the Australian National University’s School of Music Jazz Faculty, acclaimed as the best jazz school in Australia. Saxophonist John Mackey, guitarist Greg Stott, bass-player Brendan Clarke and drummer Mark Sutton are sought-after performers who appear regularly at national and international jazz festivals. Between them, they have performed with the who’s who of the Australian jazz scene, including James Morrison, Miroslav Bukovsky and Vince Jones, as well as with an impressive roll call of international jazz musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, Eugene Wright and George Shearing. A unique opportunity to experience the art of great Australian jazz performers live in concert.

 

Presented in partnership with the ANU School of Music

 

Book online at 123 Tix

 

Download booking form here


Chrysalis Trio

Concert: Friday 9 August 7.30pm

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

 

The Chrysalis Trio - Katie Yap, viola, Kiran Phatak, flute, and Melina van Leeuwen, harp – was formed in 2013, while the musicians were studying at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). One of the most exciting young ensembles to emerge from Melbourne’s classical chamber music scene, the Chrysalis Trio combines outstanding musicianship with a creative and inquisitive approach to repertoire. Their name draws inspiration from their shared love of nature, and their time spent in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, where they took breaks from rehearsals at ANAM to discuss music, nature, history and philosophy. Their 2019 ANAM Artists program features Debussy and Ravel’s masterworks for this unique instrumental combination. In between, a musical adventure takes you from the French baroque to the world of contemporary American composer Miguel del Aguila.

 

Presented in partnership with the Australian National Academy of Music

 

Book online at 123 Tix

 

Download booking form here

 

Kenneth Broberg - piano

Concert: Friday 6 September 7.30pm

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

 

A native of Minneapolis, 23-year-old pianist Kenneth Broberg was a top prize winner at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, and most recently won the silver medal at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in the USA. Broberg has performed as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, Minnesota, Sydney Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Chamber, Fort Worth Symphony, and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestras, with conductors Ludovic Morlot, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Leonard Slatkin, Nicholas Milton and Nicholas McGegan. His solo, chamber and concerto performances have been broadcast on NPR and ABC Classic FM radio, and his performances at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition feature on CDs released by Universal Music Australia. In this concert, he plays piano masterpieces by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy, and concludes with Ravel’s virtuosic Gaspard de la Nuit.

 

Presented in partnership with the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia

 

Book online at 123 Tix

 

Download booking form here

 

Seraphim Trio with Martin Alexander

Concert: Friday 22 November 7.30pm

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

 

Over the last two decades, the Seraphim Trio - violinist Helen Ayres, pianist Anna Goldsworthy and cellist Tim Nankervis - has become one of Australia’s most acclaimed and admired chamber ensembles. Noted for their intelligent programming and deep knowledge and love of chamber music, the Seraphim Trio never fails to delight audiences. This special concert celebrates the Trio’s formative years as students at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). They are joined for this program by recent ANAM alumnus, violist Martin Alexander. Having completed his Masters in Music at the University of Massachusetts, Martin Alexander performed in the ACO Collective before pursuing further study at ANAM and participating in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Fellowship program. Together, these outstanding musicians perform Mozart and Dvořák masterworks of the piano quartet repertoire.

 

Presented in partnership with the Australian National Academy of Music

 

Book online at 123 Tix

 

Download booking form here

 

 

 

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