Dungog’s historic James Theatre will host the Newcastle Conservatorium for four concerts.
Starting on May 1, a series of four concerts will be held at the theatre, presented to showcase the performers at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.
Friends of the James Theatre will be hosting Showcase Sundays at the James at 2pm, on each of May 1, June 5, July 3 and August 7.
The Newcastle Conservatorium will present a different concert each month, with brass, piano, choral works and strings. As part of each concert, some young local Dungog musicians will also be given the opportunity to perform.
“The James Theatre is more than a cinema, it’s the perfect venue for live music”, said Howard Glenn, from Friends of the James Theatre.
“We’re delighted to partner with the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music to present up and coming performers, from the wide range of music studied at the conservatorium.
“The first Sunday afternoon of the month will be a great opportunity for young and old to enjoy quality concerts that are rare to see in our town.”
Director of the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music John Kellaway, said the concert series provided a way of showcasing their students and the programs offered at the conservatorium, and giving students much needed experience at performance.
“We will be presenting a wide range of quality musical performance to the Dungog audience,” Mr Kellaway said.
May 1 will feature choral favourites, June 5 brass quintet, the Great American Songbook, July 3 keyboard classics and a string showcase will be held on August 7.
Each concert will start at 2pm, and comprise two 40 minute sets with a 20 minute intermission.
Prices for each concert are $15 for adults, $10 children under 16, and $40 for a family pass of two adults and two children.
Tickets for the concerts are available online at www.jamestheatre.com.au or at the online booking office https://trybooking.com/KUIE
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