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PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS Quentin Bryce, Patron of Southern Cross Soloists



s patron of Southern Cross Soloists, I am delighted by the brilliant program of world class musicians and engaging concerts that make up the Bangalow Music Festival. Our Soloists are much-loved talent in our home state, Queensland, and an equally lauded fixture on the national stage. Concerts with our Soloists are intimate and warm so that enjoying their mastery in the hall at Bangalow promises a weekend not to be missed. I warmly welcome visiting international musicians travelling to this vibrant part of Australia and I am looking forward to hearing young musicians being included in the program. Congratulations to Artistic Director Tania Frazer for crafting an inspiring weekend of fine music making in the magnificent surrounds of the hinterland.






.“..SPEAK TO HUMAN CONNECTEDNESS” hear music and rhythmical beats (a phenomenon unique to humans from birth), the festival highlights how music is a unifying language for all races and cultures that has bound people together all over the world throughout time.

Tania Frazer, Artistic Director


his year’s festival explores the essence of music and what it means to us. Nobody really understands why listening to music can trigger such profoundly emotional experiences in all of us, but it is these emotional journeys that makes music so powerful and gives it an essential place in our daily lives. Music has been unique to human beings since the development of early man. The festival will explore how we use music and the stories within it to understand and speak to human connectedness. From songs that preserve aspects of human existence and create distinctive connections between the past and present, to the inexplicable urge to move and dance when we


We are excited to present a star-studded line up of guest artists this year including returning singing sensations Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Alexandra Flood and first-time visitors to the festival: NZ violin soloist Amalia Hall, US cello soloist, David Requiro and dancers Rebecca Hall and Riley Baldwin. We also welcome back conductor Sarah-Grace Williams, violinist Susan Collins, violist Greg Daniel, percussionist Angus Wilson and bassoonist Matthew Kneale, alongside Southern Cross Soloists and our 2018 Festival Quartet: Zoe Freisberg, Rollin Zhao, Martin Alexander and Robert Manley. This year we will also have an outstanding group of up and coming musicians with a visiting wind quintet from the University of Western Australia and our very own 2018 SXS Next Gen Artists, including 2017 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition first prize winner, Oscar Wong. There are too many program highlights to name, but for sure there will be something for everyone in this varied program celebrating the beauty of music in our lives. We look forward to celebrating this with you in gorgeous) Bangalow this August!

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n behalf of the NSW Government, welcome to the 2018 Bangalow Music Festival – a chamber music festival which features the highest calibre of professional musicians from around the world. The NSW Government is proud to support this Festival through its Flagship Event Fund, which is managed and administered by the State’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. Attracting visitors to rural and regional NSW is a top priority for the NSW Government which is why we have committed a record $43 million to grow the tourism and events industry and drive us towards our goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure by 2020. We are continuing to build a calendar of compelling major events that promotes NSW around the world and ensures we remain the most visited State in Australia. I wish everyone an enjoyable few days at this year’s Bangalow Music Festival and I encourage visitors to take some time to explore the region’s beautiful scenery, restaurants and cafes, galleries and boutiques.

Peter Thompson, Patron of Bangalow Music Festival


e all recognize how important music is to us, personally. But when you see dementia patients coming alive at the sound of their favourite songs, or crippled Parkinsons sufferers suddenly able to dance, you know something powerful is happening. For a few days every year, the Bangalow Music Festival opens up fabulous dimensions of sound, of emotion, of sheer pleasure. Peerless musicians explore our musical heritage in ways that surprise and delight us. And here we are again. The 17th Bangalow Music Festival has arrived. It’s our own local miracle, and all of us help sustain it, just by participating. But spread the word! Tell partners, family and friends how it got your spirit dancing. I look forward to sharing it with you.

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Saturday 11 August 10:00am Stars of Tomorrow

11:45am Effervescence

7:30pm Festival Prelude

Friday 10 August

Concert 6 A&I Hall, Bangalow

Sunday 12 August

11:00am Schools Concert

10:30am From the Heart

A&I Hall, Bangalow

11:00am Zentveld’s Coffee Concert

Zentveld’s Coffee Plantation

Concert 1 A&I Hall, Bangalow

Concert 8 A&I Hall, Bangalow

3:15pm Pure Perfection

8:30pm Festival Welcome

Concert 7 A&I Hall, Bangalow

1:15pm Intriguing Journeys

7:00pm Southern Cross Soloists and Friends


Concert 5 A&I Hall, Bangalow

7:30pm A Night at the Opera: Black and White Champagne Gala

A&I Hall, Bangalow

Concert 4 A&I Hall, Bangalow

3:00pm Odyssey: A Journey of Music and Dance Through Time

Thursday 9 August

Concert 3 A&I Hall, Bangalow

Concert 2 A&I Hall, Bangalow

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Concert 9 A&I Hall, Bangalow


ne of Australia’s most formidable chamber music ensembles, Southern Cross Soloists has reimagined the live classical music experience since their establishment in Brisbane in 1995. The ensemble has helped set the benchmark for Australian chamber music and created a connected, enthusiastic and ever-growing audience, whom they continue to delight with their constantly evolving programs. Southern Cross Soloists has an unparalleled reputation for artistic excellence, and as trailblazers in the Australian classical music scene. As Company in Residence at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), the ensemble

enjoys a busy schedule of regional and national performances, and is regularly joined by visiting international artists. Southern Cross Soloists present an annual program of stellar events, including their subscription concert series at QPAC and the Bangalow Music Festival. Southern Cross Soloists: Tania Frazer (Artistic Director, oboe), Alan Smith (violin), Ashley Smith (clarinet), Ysolt Clark (French horn), Alex Raineri (piano), Meta Weiss (cello) and Lina Andonovska (flute). Associate Artists: Susan Collins (violin) Composer-in-Residence: John Rotar

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ecently appointed as Concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington, Amalia Hall has received widespread acclaim for her ability to move audiences with her “sumptuous and sweet tone”, inherent musicality and natural facility. Amalia has won five international competitions plus numerous prizes including the Joseph Joachim, Premio R. Lipizer and International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. While still in her teens she won all of the major national awards in New Zealand. Making her debut at age 9 with the Auckland Philharmonia, Amalia has been a regular soloist with orchestras in New Zealand, as well as in Europe and Mexico including I Virtuosi Italiani, Munich Chamber Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Filarmonica Marchigiana and Mexico State Symphony Orchestra.

Amalia Hall (violin)

Amalia regularly performs concerti, recitals and chamber music throughout Europe, USA, South Africa, China, and Mexico plus tours for Chamber Music New Zealand and records for Bridge and Atoll Records. Amalia has taught at the University of Waikato as well as in Italy, England and Mexico. Born in New Zealand, Amalia studied at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music with Pamela Frank and Joseph Silverstein.


avid Requiro has emerged as one of today’s finest American cellists, winning First Prize in the Washington International and Irving M. Klein International String Competitions and top prize at the Gaspar Cassadó International Violoncello Competition in Japan, including the prize for the best performance of works by Cassadó.

David Requiro (cello)

David has performed concertos with the Tokyo Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and numerous orchestras across North America. Actively involved in contemporary music, he has collaborated with composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki and Bright Sheng, and gave the Dutch premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s Cello Sonata at the 2010 Amsterdam Cello Biennale. David performs with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and is a founding member of the Baumer String Quartet. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center recently appointed him to its prestigious CMS Two residency beginning in 2018. Appointed as Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015, David was previously an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Puget Sound, and Guest Lecturer at the University of Michigan.


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eddy’s impressive international career spans the opera stage and concert platform. He has performed with the San Francisco, Austin, Washington, Philadelphia, Dallas, Cincinnati, Houston, New York Metropolitan Opera, the Hamburg Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper/Munich, Theatre du Chatelet/ Paris, Vienna State Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera and Opera Australia. Roles include Escamillo/ Carmen, Don Giovanni), Scarpia/Tosca, Emille de bec/ South Pacific, King of Siam/The King and I, Méphistophélès/Faust, Sweeney Todd, as well as a second national concert tour of From Broadway to La Scala.

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (bass baritone) Image by Peter Coulson

Awards include an ARIA, two Helpmann Awards, a Limelight Award, a Green Room Award plus a MO Award. In 2018 Teddy releases his new CD, “I’ll Walk Beside You” with ABC Classics, Tosca (NZ Opera), Faure Requiem (Qld Symphony Orchestra), UK and Australian Bravo Cruises, William Tell and I Capuleti ei Montecchi (Victorian Opera), Bangalow Festival (Southern Cross Soloists) and Don Giovanni (WA Opera).


ustralian coloratura soprano Alexandra Flood made her professional European opera debut in June 2014 as a young artist at the Salzburg Festival.

Alexandra Flood (soprano)

Since then Alexandra has performed the roles of Marguerite/Le Petit Faust (Hervé, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz,), The Cunning Little Vixen (Pacific Opera), Blonde (Vorarlberger Landestheater in Bregenz), Strictly Gershwin (Queensland Ballet and Symphony Orchestra), Violetta/Traviata Remixed (co-production between Opera Front / Metropolitan Opera New York’s “Met2Go”), Sepetta/La finta Giardiniera (Niedersächsische Musiktage), Norina/Don Pasquale (Opera Krakow), world premiere of Miranda/Caliban (Opera Forward Festival), Maria/West Side Story (Bolzano, Italy), Merry Widow (Langenlois, Schloss Haindorf) as well as many concerts and European Festivals. In 2018 she debuts the role of Jemmy in Victorian Opera’s production of William Tell.


Churchill Fellow boasting a remarkable conducting career, Sarah-Grace Williams has been continually celebrated for her interpretation by the press. Founding Artistic Director & Chief Conductor of The Metropolitan Orchestra (since 2009) she has also appeared with the Queensland, Adelaide, West Australian and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Queensland Music Festival, Southern Cross Soloists and with Artists of Opera Australia amongst others. Sarah-Grace has held the positions of Musical Director of the Sydney Opera House Proms, Stager Conductor at the Ukraine National Opera & Ballet Theatre and Conducting Fellow with the Australian Ballet. This is her third appearance as resident conductor for the Bangalow Music Festival.

Sarah-Grace Williams (conductor)

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Rebecca Hall (dancer)

risbane born, Rebecca joined Expressions Dance company in 2014. EDC career highlights include: Juliet - Act 2 of Natalie Weir’s ‘R & J’, Young Victoria - Natalie Weir’s ‘The Red Shoes’, Carmen 2 - Natalie Weir’s ‘Carmen Sweet’, Party Girl - Natalie Weir’s ‘The Host’, Envy - Natalie Weir’s ‘Seven Deadly Sins’, ’Black’ A triple bill, Natalie Weir’s ‘When Time Stops’. Earlier Rebecca studied full-time in Sydney & received a scholarship to train in contemporary ballet at Joffrey Ballet School, New York in 2010/2011, where she was part of the JBS Touring Company. Rebecca later returned to Australia working with Melbourne Ballet Theatre & as choreographer & performer for national & international performances. Rebecca resigned from ‘EDC’ in 2016 to embark on her lifelong vision of opening her own company, called Method X, specialising in strength & conditioning for dancers.


iley commenced his full-time studies at the Australian Dance Performance Institute in 2009 before successfully auditioning for the New Zealand School of Dance.

During his time in Wellington, Riley performed works by Rafael Bonachela and Garry Stewart in leading roles and received guest tutorage from industry professionals such as Lina Limosani, whom he worked with professionally in 2014.

Riley Baldwin (dancer)

Since graduating in 2013, Riley now strives to shape his own unique form of movement. His work has been acknowledged for its diversity on an international scale, and he also founded his own collective, RB Corp., to further fortify his devotion to the creation of contemporary dance.


t age 14, Susan performed Sarasate’s Zigeunerweissen with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with Patrick Thomas at the Sydney Opera House, and has since performed as soloist and recitalist throughout Australia, the USA and Europe. Susan regularly records for ABC FM, and 2MBS FM radio stations, and has appeared numerous times in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Sunday Live series, performing recitals and chamber music with Duncan Gifford and Sue-Ellen Paulsen in the Kingfisher Trio.

Susan Collins (violin)

From 1992 until 2001, Susan held the position of Deputy Concertmaster of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and also performed as Guest Concertmaster with many orchestras around Australia. In 2003 Susan was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal, and in 2009 was awarded an Australian College of Educators “Teacher Recognition Award” for her work at the University of Newcastle, where Susan lectured from 2007 until 2011. Susan is now Head of Strings at UTAS Conservatorium of Music, and lives in Hobart.


adric Ayres was born on the White Cliffs of Dover and studied viola at the RNCM, Hochschule der Musik in Berlin and the Royal Academy of Music in London. He played for nearly a decade with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, until he decided he needed some fresh air and rode a bicycle from England back to Hong Kong. Ed came to Australia in 2003 and worked for many years with ABC Classic FM. He now teaches strings in Brisbane.

Eadric Ayres (presenter)


Ed has written two books - Cadence, about his bicycle journey, and Danger Music, about a year teaching music in Afghanistan. Ed was born Emma, and transitioned to male just before his fiftieth birthday. Better late than never.

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oe Freisberg commenced her violin studies at the age of four under the direction of her mother, Helena Munoz Fernandez. After completing her Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with Michele Walsh, she studied at the Australian National Academy of Music, under Dr. Robin Wilson. As a soloist, Zoe has performed the Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Mozart’s A Major Violin Concerto with Orchestra Victoria. Zoe is also a devoted recitalist, touring to several cities in China with renowned UK pianist Alexander Ullman and around Australia.

Zoe Freisberg (violin)

Bangalow Festival String Quartet

A recipient of numerous awards and prizes, Zoe won the prestigious Kendall National Violin Competition and the Australian Classical Music Competition and has twice been a finalist in Symphony Australia’s Young Performers Awards.


Rollin Zhao (violin)

anberra-born and Brisbane-grown, Rollin Zhao is young violinist making his first foray into the Australian music scene. A graduate from the University of Queensland, Rollin completed his Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours in 2016, studying with Adam Chalabi. He also studied at the Australian National Academy of Music between 2014-15. In 2017, Rollin was an Australian Chamber Orchestra Emerging Artist, and enjoyed the life of the travelling musician, performing in regional Victoria, Queensland, and Western Australia with the ACO Collective led by Pekka Kuusisto. Locally in Brisbane, he has worked with groups such as Topology and Kupka’s Piano. He is currently based in Sydney this year, working with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as a Fellow.

Bangalow Festival String Quartet


orn in Trinidad and Tobago, Martin Alexander commenced his tertiary studies in piano before switching to the viola. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with Graeme Jennings, and achieved honours at the University of Tasmania with Jo St Leon.

Martin Alexander (viola)

Bangalow Festival String Quartet

In 2013 Martin moved to the USA to complete his Masters in Music at the University of Massachusetts with violist Kathryn Lockwood. He performed chamber music with many leading US string quartets as well as for David Finckel and Wu Han (Lincoln Centre), before returning home to participate in the ACO Collective. In 2016, Martin studied at the Australian National Academy of Music with Caroline Henbest and most recently, participated in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Fellowship program in 2017. Martin regularly performs in many of Australia’s leading orchestras including the ACO.


obert Manley studied the cello with Howard Penny at the Australian National Academy of Music and is currently completing a PhD (Performance) at the University of Queensland. Robert has worked with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Camerata. Robert is also a recorder player and pianist, having appeared as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia Australis respectively. He has performed at Next Wave Festival, Peninsula Summer Music Festival (Vic) and Panama Festival (Tas). Robert has worked as an official accompanist for the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition since 2016.

Robert Manley (cello)

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he UWA Wind Quintet consists of the most outstanding young woodwind players at the University of Western Australia’s Conservatorium of Music. Each musician has vast experience in a wide range of high-level performance platforms, including the Australian Youth Orchestra, Western Australia Youth Orchestra, National Music Camp and as principal players in the UWA Symphony Orchestra. Their playing as young recitalists and chamber musicians has also proven that they are establishing themselves as innovative young musicians who push traditional definitions of Western Art Music performance. Aisha Chadwick-Stumpf (French horn), Megan Barbetti (flute), Eljo Agenbach (clarinet), Alexandra Allan (oboe) and Mia Vukovic (saxophone).

UWA Wind Quintet

2018 SXS NEXT GEN ARTISTS Rebekah Hall (violin), Clare Cooney (violin), Kate Worley (viola), Raechel Suh (cello), Tijana Kozarcic (harp), Oscar Wong (piano) and Annie Larsen (clarinet).



Gillian Wills (acclaimed author)

Gregory Daniel (viola)

Douglas Rutherford (double bass)

Matthew Kneale (bassoon)

Tetsuya Lawson (trumpet)

Angus Wilson (percussion)

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PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS Tickets for these events are separate to the Festival Subscription.

Thursday 9 August 7:30pm

Festival Prelude

A&I Hall, Bangalow

Tickets and Bookings General Admission: $30 Millar & More, Bangalow: (02) 6687 0400 or eventbrite.com.au


oin us for the prelude concert of the Bangalow Music Festival, showcasing the people of Bangalow. This immensely enjoyable evening features the many outstanding artists of Northern NSW performing alongside the Festival’s headlining artists, in celebration of the gorgeous township of Bangalow. Filled with variety and flair, this concert will launch the festivities of a glorious weekend of worldclass music and is a not-to-be-missed event.

Lina Andonovska

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Friday 10 August

Zentveld’s Coffee Concert

Zentveld’s Coffee Plantation (193 Broken Head Road, Newrybar)


Schools Concert

A&I Hall, Bangalow

Tickets and Bookings

Tickets and Bookings

General Admission: $60 (seating limited) Southern Cross Soloists: (07) 3844 7260 or southernxsoloists.com

Students: $5, Teacher & Parents: Free Southern Cross Soloists: (07) 3844 7260 or manager@southernxsoloists.com



oin us once again for a special concert at the Zentveld’s Coffee Plantation.

Acclaimed author and arts critic Gillian Wills chats with 2018 festival soloists Amalia Hall, David Requiro, Meta Weiss, and Susan Collins, the Bangalow Festival Quartet and Southern Cross Soloists for an intimate concert featuring music and interviews at the gorgeous Zentveld’s Coffee Plantation. Enjoy gourmet coffee and cake alongside fascinating stories and sublime music for a delightful Friday morning at the Bangalow Music Festival.

Zentveld’s Coffee Plantation



omunculus Theatre and the Bangalow Music Festival present a new comical rendition of Prokofiev’s timeless tale ‘Peter and the Wolf ’ with a female Peta. This entertaining performance is guaranteed to engage and inspire imaginations of all ages. Be captivated by our heroic Peta and the mischievous wolf as you learn about the instruments of the orchestra. Will Peta make it away from the wolf safely? Find out as you experience the world’s most famous musical fairytale brought to life by the Bangalow Music Festival with conductor Sarah-Grace Williams and actor Clint Bolster.

Illustration by Josh McIntosh

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FESTIVAL PROGRAM CONCERT 1 Friday 10 August 7:00pm

Southern Cross Soloists and Friends

“Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life.” - Plato Southern Cross Soloists is joined by guest soprano Alexandra Flood and other festival artists to present a vibrant concert of fun, beauty and drama to open the 2018 Bangalow Music Festival. Bernstein Overture to Candide “Glitter and be Gay” Debussy Masques, L. 105 Première rhapsodie L’isle joyeuse, L. 106 Liszt

Totentanz: Paraphrase on Dies irae, S.126

Southern Cross Soloists, Alexandra Flood (soprano), Susan Collins (violin), Greg Daniel (viola), Angus Wilson (percussion), Matthew Kneale (bassoon), Tetsuya Lawson (trumpet), Douglas Rutherford (double bass) and SXS Next Gen Artists. A&I Hall, Bangalow Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)

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Amalia Hall


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CONCERT 2 Friday 10 August 8:30pm

CONCERT 3 Saturday 11 August

Festival Welcome


Stars of Tomorrow

“Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.” - Napoleon Bonaparte

“Where words fail, music speaks.”

Always a highlight, the Festival Welcome showcases all the stars of the festival in a smorgasbord of magnificent music from the masters.

Stars of Tomorrow features some of Australia’s most talented young musicians, including the 2018 SXS Next Gen Artists, and wind soloists from the University of Western Australia.

Handel “Let the Bright Seraphim” from Samson, HWV 57


Paganini Variations on One String for Two Cellos Puccini

Crisantemi, SC 65


Four Serious Songs, Op. 121



Ligeti Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet*

Chopin Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 42

A&I Hall, Bangalow Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)

Introduction et Allegro

Gluck/Sgambati “Melody” from Orfeo ed Euridice

David Requiro (cello), Meta Weiss (cello), Alexandra Flood (soprano), Teddy Tahu Rhodes (bass baritone), Sarah-Grace Williams (conductor), Amalia Hall (violin), Tetsuya Lawson (trumpet), Southern Cross Soloists and Bangalow Festival Artists.


- Hans Christian Andersen


Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K 478

2018 SXS Next Gen Artists: Rebekah Hall (violin), Clare Cooney (violin), Kate Worley (viola), Raechel Suh (cello) Tijana Kozarcic (harp), Oscar Wong (piano) and Annie Larsen (clarinet). *

University of Western Australia Wind Quintet.

A&I Hall, Bangalow Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)

Festival Champagne Launch

Champagne toast to follow in the A&I Hall foyer. Please join us for a drink as we celebrate the opening of the festival.

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CONCERT 4 Saturday 11 August 11:45am


CONCERT 5 Saturday 11 August 3:00pm

“Art should show another’s most intimate thoughts and feelings, and throw open the window of the soul.” - Felix Mendelssohn This program of vibrant and vivacious masterworks for wind and strings also includes a recent quartet by the young Pulitzer Prizewinning American composer, Caroline Shaw.

Odyssey: A Journey of Music and Dance Through Time

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” - Martha Graham Odyssey explores sounds, music, movement and dance that speak to more than just our ear and our bodies, and tracks the journey of music and its essence throughout time. Purcell Curtain Tune from Timon of Athens

Caroline Shaw Entr’acte Poulenc

Sextet, FP. 100


String Octet, Op. 20

Bach Works for solo violin and solo cello Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia

Bangalow Festival Quartet, Southern Cross Soloists, Matthew Kneale (bassoon), Amalia Hall (violin), Susan Collins (violin) and Greg Daniel (viola).


Hungarian Dances, No. 12


Romanian Folk Dances


Klezmer Dances

Bryce Dessner

Murder Ballades

A&I Hall, Bangalow Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)


Ecstatic Dances


La Sequoia; Il Tasso


Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs

Rebecca Hall (dancer), Riley Baldwin (dancer), Amalia Hall (violin), Susan Collins (violin), David Requiro (cello), Matthew Kneale (bassoon), Angus Wilson (percussion), Tetsuya Lawson (trumpet), Bangalow Festival Quartet, University of Western Australia Wind Quintet, Southern Cross Soloists and SXS Next Gen Artists. A&I Hall, Bangalow Duration: 80 minutes (no interval)


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CONCERT 6 Saturday 11 August 7:30pm

A Night at the Opera : Black and White Champagne Gala

“Eating, loving, singing, and digesting are, in truth, the four acts of the comic opera known as life, and they pass like the bubbles of a bottle of champagne.” - Gioachino Rossini An enchanting evening awaits as the 2018 festival presents Bangalow’s inaugural opera gala, featuring the magnificent voices of Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Alexandra Flood. Join in with the gala atmosphere and dress up in elegant black and white. Mozart

Selections from The Marriage of Figaro K. 492, and The Magic Flute K. 620


Largo from Cavalleria Rusticana




L’elisir d’amore



The Barber of Seville


Fantasy on Themes from Verdi’s “La Traviata”, Op.45

Verdi La Traviata Verdi Don Carlos Tchaikovsky/Braunstein

Paraphrase on Eugene Onegin

Stravinsky Le Rossignol Bernstein

On the Town

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (bass baritone), Alexandra Flood (soprano), Sarah-Grace Williams (conductor), Southern Cross Soloists, Susan Collins (violin) and Bangalow Festival Artists. A&I Hall, Bangalow Duration: 90 minutes (with interval)


Proudly presented in partnership with Morgans

Concert 7 Sunday 12 August 10:30am

From the Heart

“In music, the passions enjoy themselves.” - Friedrich Nietzsche A program of romantic treasures that move the soul, including Iain Grandage’s haunting string nonet, The Wild Geese. Strauss

Oboe Concerto


Silent Woods B. 173

Grandage The Wild Geese Weber

Clarinet Quintet, Op. 34

Tania Frazer (oboe), David Requiro (cello), Ashley Smith (clarinet), Sarah-Grace Williams (conductor) and Bangalow Festival Artists. A&I Hall, Bangalow Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)

.“..MOVE THE SOUL” Opposite Page: Teddy Tahu Rhodes, This Page: Tania Frazer


CONCERT 8 Sunday 12 August 1:15pm

Intriguing Journeys

CONCERT 9 Sunday 12 August 3:15pm

Pure Perfection

“Music is an art that touches the depths of human existence and creates sounds that cross all borders.”

“Mozart’s music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe.”

- Daniel Barenboim

- Albert Einstein

Eddie Ayres sits down to chat with Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Alexandra Flood about their individual journeys. This concert includes performances of songs by Kurt Weill and Leonard Bernstein, as well as songs from the new ABC Classics CD I’ll Walk Beside You, featuring Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Southern Cross Soloists.

Presenting two of Mozart’s most sublime compositions in his stunning concertos for violin and piano, the final concert of the festival celebrates the beauty of Mozart’s music and its ongoing legacy.

Teddy Tahu Rhodes (bass baritone), Alexandra Flood (soprano), Eddie Ayres (presenter), Southern Cross Soloists and Bangalow Festival Artists. A&I Hall, Bangalow Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)


Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219

Prokofiev Symphony No. 1, Op. 25 “Classical Symphony”) Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466

Amalia Hall (violin), Alex Raineri (piano), Sarah-Grace Williams (conductor) and Bangalow Festival Artists. A&I Hall, Bangalow Duration: 75 minutes (no interval)

Songs of journeys... from one land to another, life to death, wakefulness to sleep, love to loss, and despair to hope – from all over the world, in gorgeous arrangements by the Southern Cross Soloists.

OUT NOW ON ABC CLASSICS Available from the merchandise stand, or on CD, digital download and streaming at abcmusic.lnk.to/TTR


ituated in the hinterland of northern New South Wales, the picturesque village of Bangalow is only a 15 minute drive from Byron Bay. Take a breather between concerts to admire the Federation-era facades of the main street, which house an abundance of fabulous restaurants, cafes and art galleries, as well as clothing, homewares and antique shops. It is Bangalow’s unique old-world charm and relaxed lifestyle that sees guests return time and time again. How do I get there? Bangalow is approximately a two-hour drive from Brisbane, without traffic. The closest airports are Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (20 minutes), Lismore Airport (40 minutes) and Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta (45 minutes). All airports offer rental car and shuttle bus services. Free parking can be found behind the hall and showgrounds via Market Street. Please note that 1 hour parking limits have been placed on many streets in Bangalow, check signs carefully before using on-street parking.

Where can I stay? There are many different accommodation options in and around Bangalow, including resorts, hotels, B&Bs, guest houses, self-contained apartments and cottages. Information for accommodation options can be found on our website, or at visitnsw.com/accommodation. Where are the concert venues? A&I Hall is located in Station Street, Bangalow - a five minute walk from the main street, Byron Street. Zentveld’s Coffee Plantation is located at 193 Broken Head Road, Newrybar. Where can I eat? There are many excellent cafes and fine dining options available in Bangalow in between concerts. We recommend booking ahead to reserve your table. Please see our website for more details.

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Station Street

Market Street

A&I Hall

Byron Street

Deacon Street

Coffee Concert

at Zentveld’s Coffee Plantation

Friday 10th August 11am - 12pm Tickets $60 available from Millar & More or online southernxsolosists.com

Join us for an hour of breathtaking music with Amalia Hall, David Requiro, Meta Weiss and Susan Collins, the Bangalow Festival Quartet & Southern Cross Soloists for an intimate concert featuring music and interviews on our lush coffee plantation in Newrybar.





Bangalow Music Festival PO Box 3679 South Brisbane QLD 4101

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In person

Millar & More 37 Byron Street, Bangalow

All tickets will be available for collection from A&I Hall from the start of the festival. Please bring your ID or your receipt of purchase to the ticketing desk.


Subscription Passes: are the best way to experience the Bangalow Music Festival. This gives you access to all nine festival concerts for $145 less than single ticket prices.

Southern Cross Soloists is a not-for-profit arts company, established in 1995. In addition to presenting the finest quality chamber music Australia-wide with world renowned artists, Southern Cross Soloists produce the Bangalow Music Festival and education programs including Next Gen Artists.

Group Booking: Subscription price is available to groups of six or more at $35 off the General Subscription price. To be eligible, the six or more subscriptions must be received together with an accompanying note. So bring your friends and save!

Please consider donating to Southern Cross Soloists to support the ongoing delivery of the Bangalow Music Festival for years to come. You can choose to sponsor an artist or make a general donation to the festival. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

Single Tickets: Single tickets will go on sale on Monday 4th June unless sold out.

To discuss your donation contact Jules: (07) 3844 7260 or jules@southernxsoloists.com

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Southern Cross Soloists

Bangalow music Festival

Patron: The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO Board of the Southern Cross Soloists: Mr Greg Thompson (Chair), Ms Renae Blackwell, Mr Jonathan Blocksidge, Mr Anthony Brittain, Ms Tania Frazer, Ms Olwen Fyfe, Ms Nancy Hartley and Ms Gillian Wills.

Patron: Peter Thompson Festival Team: Tania Frazer (Artistic Director), Jules Woodward (General Manager), Helen Davies (Producer), Margaret Curtis (Festival Logistics Coordinator), Jeanette Saez (Finance Officer) and Gabrielle Knight (Admin Officer).

Special Thanks Donors Platinum: Mr P. Bacon, Mr & Mrs J. and R. Hoffman, Ms L. Orthwein. Diamond: Ms S. Leuthner Gold: Mr & Mrs I. and C. George, Justice D. Mullins, Ms M. O’Donnell, Ms H. O’Sullivan, Mr C. Williams and Murphy Family Foundation. Silver: Ms P. Birkett, Mr & Mrs B. and M. Coles, Mr & Mrs P. and S. Garside, Ms J. Hickey and Dr G. Seffrin. Bronze: Mr G. White Friends: Mrs R. Barry, Mr J. Deuchrass, Ms C. Gallois, Ms J. Giles, Mr R. Gordon, Ms M. Goulet, Ms C. Harrod, P.M. Jackson, Ms S. McCorkindale, Ms C. McMurchy, Mrs Morris, Ms S. Nelson, Ms J. Noble, Mr C. Pegg, Ms N. Pulsford, Ms S. Taylor, Ms K. Veron and Ms H. Williamson.

Southern Cross Soloists is funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland

Southern Cross Soloists extend our thanks to The Hon. Ben Franklin, MLC, Vicki Brooke, and the Friends of the Bangalow Music Festival for your ongoing support and advocacy for Bangalow Music Festival.

Need more information? Please contact: Southern Cross Soloists (07) 3844 7260 manager@southernxsoloists.com southernxsoloists.com Bangalow Music Festival PO Box 3679 South Brisbane QLD 4101 @SouthernCrossSoloist @SouthnXSoloists

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Payment Details

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Credit card (Visa, Mastercard and AMEX accepted. Cheque (payable to Southern Cross Soloists).

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Sponsorship Categories I wish to make a donation to the following category:

Festival Subscriptions Subscriptions include admission to all nine concerts of the festival, including the Champagne Launch on Friday night.

□ Platinum Subscription □ (reserved priority seating): $495pp □ Quantity: ___________________________ □ General Subscription: $395pp □ Quantity: ___________________________ □ Group of 6+ Subscription: $360pp □ Quantity: ___________________________ Single Concert Tickets: $60 per concert

□ Zentveld’s Coffee Concert Quantity: _____ □ Concert 1 Quantity: _____ □ Concert 2 Quantity: _____ □ Concert 3 Quantity: _____ □ Concert 4 Quantity: _____ □ Concert 5 Quantity: _____ □ Concert 6 Quantity: _____ □ Concert 7 Quantity: _____ □ Concert 8 Quantity: _____ □ Concert 9 Quantity: _____

□ Platinum: $2000 □ Diamond: $1000 □ Gold: $500 Sponsor an Artist By sponsoring an artist, you can help support our ongoing programming of extraordinary musicians. An Artist Sponsorship can include one or more donors. I would like to Sponsor the following Artist:

□ Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bass baritone □ Tania Frazer, oboe □ Alexandra Flood, soprano □ Ashley Smith, clarinet □ Amalia Hall, violin □ Meta Weiss, cello □ David Requiro, cello □ Lina Andonovska, flute □ Sarah-Grace Williams, conductor □ Alex Raineri, piano □ Susan Collins, violin □ Ysolt Clark, French horn □ Rebecca Hall, dancer □ Riley Baldwin, dancer □ Zoe Freisberg, violin

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ORDER FORM, SPONSORSHIP AND DONATIONS □ Rollin Zhao, violin □ Martin Alexander, viola □ Robert Manley, cello Next Gen Artists I would like to Sponsor the following Next Gen Artist:


General Donation I would like to make a general donation to the Bangalow Music Festival of: $ _____________________________ All donations over $2 are tax deductible and any amount is greatly appreciated!

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