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Inaugural Oberon Chamber Music Festival
November 24 @ 12:30 pm - November 26 @ 2:30 pm
The NSW Central Tablelands are the setting for a weekend of exquisite classical music when the first ever Oberon Chamber Music Festival comes to town from 24 to 26 November.
The three-day celebration of music-making under Artistic Director Artistic Emma Jardine will take place at the historic and newly-restored Malachi Gilmore Hall, with its magnificent acoustic. The festival features the cream of Australia’s musicians, both vocal and instrumental.
From the internationally-acclaimed Streeton Trio to specially created ensembles featuring the country’s leading musicians like soprano Susannah Lawergren, harpist Emily Granger, local clarinettist Peter Jenkin, oboist Diana Doherty and slew of stars from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra among them, this promises to be a special experience in a special place
Oberon hosted the Kowmung Music Festival from 1997 to 2007. Organisers then were keen to use the beautiful art-deco Malachi but it was functioning as a warehouse at the time. Since 2018, when Lucy and Johnny East purchased the site, it has been restored to its former glory and revived as a multi-purpose arts space, serving the community as it was originally intended.
There will be five concerts from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, music specialist and animateur Andy Bromberger will be giving entertaining and informative free “Meet, Greet and Eat” pre-concert talks and there’s a special schools concert on Friday afternoon.
On the program are celebrated works by Schubert, Beethoven and Ravel and the sensual tango music of Astor Piazzolla. The Oberon Chamber Music Festival promises the unique opportunity for locals and visitors alike to enjoy a spectacular weekend of music at a unique venue.