Blackheath Chamber Music Festival

Presented by the Blue Mountains Rhododendron Society of NSW Inc. and supported by the Blackheath Rhododendron Festival

Anzac weekend:  FRIDAY 23rd April to MONDAY 26th April 2021
And a 'Festival Special Extra':  FRIDAY 16th July 2021

This inaugural Blackheath Chamber Music Festival, April 2021, features performances by inspiring distinguished Australian ensembles, includes two world premier compositions, and presents amazing young local talent.
Spend 4 autumn days and evenings in the upper Blue Mountains enjoying concerts and workshops  presented in Phillips Hall, Blackheath, and the beautiful Campbell Rhododendron Gardens.  All are within an easy walk of the Blackheath village centre where you can shop, or sample the delicious delights of our cafes, restaurants and bakeries, and our local wineries.

Book now to avoid disappointment.  Some performances are nearing current 'covid-restricted' capacity.
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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which this Festival takes place—the Dharug and Gundungurra people who have sung their songs, danced their dances, and told their stories here for thousands of generations—and we pay our respects to Elders past and present, and emerging.

PROGRAM FOR 2021

FØNIX | Stahmer, Stormer & a Sonata et al

FØNIX:  A Talented Young Trio Emerges, comprising James Fortune, who has played the flute and piccolo for Opera Australia Orchestra for over 20 years, Tommasso Girotto, an exciting young guitarist, and Margie Iddison, a cellist, formerly with Opera Australia Orchestra.  (Simon...

GOLDNER STRING QUARTET

The Goldner String Quartet has widespread recognition as not only Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet, but as an ensemble of international significance—their performances are acclaimed throughout Australia, the UK, Europe, USA, the Asia-Pacific, and New Zealand.  They appear regularly at major...

AUSTRALIAN ROMANTIC & CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA | Masterclass | with 5 Young Mannheim Symphonists

THIS IS UNMISSABLE...and fascinating for any audience to observe.  But it's especially appropriate for young musicians (and their parents) to help formulate the “what’s next?” in their musical journeys. The Young Mannheim Symphonists youth orchestra program is unique and exciting. ...

ARCADIA WINDS

JOYFULLY CREATIVE:  “As Arcadia Winds took to the stage...I realised I was about to become part of something very special.” – CutCommon. Arcadia Winds, the country’s finest young wind ensemble, is in its element making its mark on Australia’s musical...

TINALLEY STRING QUARTET with JOHN BELL | Beethoven’s Letters

'SELL-OUT' MUSICAL NARRATIVE:  In addition to performing the great masterpieces of the quartet repertory, the Tinalley String Quartet has a passion for collaborating with artists outside of the classical sphere.  Such projects include 'Beethoven's Letters', that interweaves the quartets of...

ARCADIA WINDS | The Air I Breathe

CAPTIVATING FAMILY FUN:  'The Air I Breathe' is a delightful performance for children from kindergarten through to year-8, and it will charm adults of all ages. With a clarinet, a bassoon and flute, Arcadia Winds magically conjure up a rainy...

TINALLEY STRING QUARTET

ADDICTIVE SOUND:  Internationally acclaimed for its intuitive music-making and technical virtuosity, the Tinalley String Quartet has established itself as one of Australia’s finest string quartets and most awarded classical music exports.  The Quartet has performed in concert halls throughout Australia,...

AUSTRALIAN ROMANTIC & CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA | EVOKE

Founded under the artistic direction of renowned musician and educator, the late Richard Gill AO, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, now co-directed by Nicole van Bruggen and Rachael Beesley, present a program of gorgeous Romantic chamber music, EVOKE, featuring...

NEXAS QUARTET | The Ashes

“Utterly startling...adrenaline fuelled. 4.5 stars.” - Limelight Magazine. 'The Ashes', a special Lunch Hour concert, has been moved to Phillips Hall (and will not be performed in the Campbell Rhododendron Gardens). As a leader at the forefront of chamber music,...

LIOR & TINALLEY STRING QUARTET & guests perform Nigel Westlake’s Aria award winning ‘COMPASSION’

HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL: a 'Festival Special Program' in July, presented in association with Musica Viva Australia.  A symphony of songs of love, loss and compassion that unites the soulful beauty of LIOR's voice with the radiance and vivid drama of Nigel...

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