KANGAROO VALLEY ARTS FESTIVAL 2019

Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th May 2019

Festival Program & Tickets

Tickets can be purchased for each event separately, or combined as a 'Package'

Full Festival Package  

$330 members, $360 non-members,

incorporating events valued at $398, including:

  • Piers Lane AO recital, Friday 3 May

  • Natalia Ricci and Michael Endres recital, Saturday 4 May

  • 1 Hausmusik concert of your choice, Saturday 4 May

  • 1 Hausmusik concert of your choice, Sunday 5 May

  • Maitland & Morpeth String Quartet, Sunday 5 May

  • Sculpture in the Valley throughout the exhibition

  • Wayne Stuart's talk with two Stuart & Sons pianos

  • The Royal Australian Navy Band concert in Osborne Park

  • A Festival Program

Saturday Package

$150 incorporating events valued at $173

  • Wayne Stuart's talk with two Stuart & Sons pianos

  • 1 Hausmusik concert of your choice, Saturday 4 May

  • Natalia Ricci and Michael Endres recital, Village Hall

  • Sculpture in the Valley

Sunday Package

$140 incorporating events valued at $153

  • 1 Hausmusik concert of your choice, Sunday 5 May

  • The Royal Australian Navy Band concert in Osborne Park

  • Maitland & Morpeth String Quartet

  • Sculpture in the Valley

Sculpture in the Valley 2019

3 - 5 May, 2019

$8 entry per adult, children under 12 free - entry tickets are sold at the gate on arrival

The Sculpture in the Valley Exhibition will take place at Cedar Grove, 189 Jarretts Lane, Kangaroo Valley from Friday 3rd until Sunday 5th May.  Cedar Grove is a beautiful property with breathtaking views onto the spectacular escarpments.  A major exhibition of outdoor and indoor sculpture will be on display and total prize money of $30,000.

All sculptures will be for sale from this website, after the exhibition officially opens.

Plenty of free parking is available at the exhibition.  

Piers Lane AO - Stuart & Sons Piano Recital

Friday 3rd May, 7pm refreshments, 7.30pm Festival Opening and pre-concert talk, recital commences 7.45pm, concludes at 9.40pm, Kangaroo Valley Hall

$80 per person

Piers Lane needs no introduction to Kangaroo Valley audiences. A true international artist,  Piers is one of the finest pianists Australia has produced. He will begin an Australian tour with his Arts in the Valley appearances in May 2019.   In this recital Piers will play music by Bach, Chopin, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Grainger.

Join us for refreshments at 7pm for 7:30pm official opening of the Festival followed by the recital at 7.45pm.   Read more about Piers Lane.

Bushwalk: Riley Nolan, Didgeridoo player, Three Views Walking Track

Saturday 4 May, 8am, Tallowa Dam ( 20 mins drive from the village)

$25

Make the most of the beauty of Kangaroo Valley with a short bush-walk among the wildflowers in Morton National Park. Culminating in stunning views over Tallow Dam, the music of didgeridoo player and proud Walbunja man, Riley Nolan, along the way will make this a wonderful and memorable experience.   

Distance: 5km;  Grade: easy;   Max 25 attendees;  Ticket price: $25

For more details on this walk, go to our Performers page.  Click here

Wayne Stuart OAM - 'It's what's inside that counts!'

9.30am Saturday 4 May 2019, Kangaroo Valley Hall

Entry is free

To start our Australian Made Festival we have brought together not one, but two, Australian Made Stuart concert grand pianos.

In this event Wayne Stuart OAM will present a talk on the history and principles of manufacture of his wonderful Australian-made instruments. 

Hausmusik 1A - Piano Trio - Piers Lane AO, Andrew Haveron, Umberto Clerici

Arrival from 2.00pm, concert commences 2.30pm & concludes 3.30pm Saturday 4 May 2019, Serenata, 5 Keoghs Road, Kangaroo Valley

$85 per person

This piano trio concert will be given at Serenata and will feature 3 of Australia’s finest performers. Andrew Haveron is concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and together with his colleague, Principal Cellist, Umberto Clerici, they will join internationally acclaimed pianist Piers Lane in a concert of classic trios by Schubert and Rachmaninoff.    Read more about Andrew and Umberto.

Hausmusik 1B - Acacia Quartet

Arrival from 2.00pm, concert commences 2.30pm & concludes 3.30pm Saturday 4 May 2019, Blackrock, 679A Mt Scanzi Road, Budgong

$85 per person

The Acacia Quartet is one of Australian’s finest chamber ensembles whose performances and recordings have won critical acclaim. This concert will feature Haydn’s String Quartet opus 77 in G, a work by Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin called Blue Silence and Dvorak’s late string quartet nicknamed “The American”.  Read more about the Acacia Quartet.

The Venue "Blackrock" 679A Mt Scanzi Road, Budgong, is 10 minutes drive from the Kangaroo Valley Hall. There is limited parking at Blackrock.  Patrons are advised to arrive 45 minutes before concert commences at 485/486 Mt Scanzi Rd where there is unlimited parking.  Carpooling and shuttle service will be arranged from that point, with drop off at the venue door.

Hausmusik 1C - Paul Goodchild & Sydney Brass

Arrival from 2.00pm concert commences 2.30pm & concludes 3.30pm Saturday 4 May 2019, The Bishop House, 741 Wattamolla Road, Kangaroo Valley

$85 per person

Paul Goodchild is one of Australia’s most celebrated brass players, for whom several contemporary composers have written works. Kangaroo Valley is a natural place to hold an outdoor concert and brass an obvious choice of instrument type for such an event. Paul will bring his ensemble, Sydney Brass to the Valley to play an engaging mix of eighteenth-century brass repertoire and also some important works by Australian composers. Look out also for an encounter with the raucous French trompe de chases!    Read more   

 

Click here to watch a short video about this concert.

Two Pianos, Four Hands - Natalia Ricci and Michael Endres

Concert commences at 6.00pm and concludes at approx 7.45pm, Saturday 4 May, 2019, Kangaroo Valley Hall

$80

A piano recital with not just one, but two Stuart & Sons concert grand pianos played by two scintillating artists.  Natalia Ricci and Michael Endres, will play a programme of French, Spanish and Australian music including music by Albeniz, Debussy, Granados, Guastavino and Grainger.

Hausmusik 2A - Great Classics for the Piano - Kristian Chong

Arrival from 10.00am, concert commences 10.30am & concludes 11.30am, Sunday 5 May 2019, Serenata, 5 Keoghs Road, Kangaroo Valley

$85 per person

One of Australia’s finest pianists, Kristian Chong will perform two of the great classics in the piano repertoire: Brahms’ Variations on an Original Themeop 21 number 1 and Schubert’s Piano Sonata in BflatD 960

Click here to watch a short video about this concert. 

Hausmusik 2B - Violin and Cello: Andrew Haveron & Umberto Clerici

Arrival from 10.00am, concert commences 10.30am & concludes 11.30am, Sunday 5 May 2019, Blackrock, 679A Mt Scanzi Road, Budgong

$85 per person

This concert will be given by two of Australia’s finest performers. Andrew Haveron is concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and together with his colleague, Principal Cellist, Umberto Clerici. Together, they will perform their recital in the stunning setting of one of Kangaroo Valley’s newest architectural masterpieces, Blackrock on Mount Scanzi.  

There is limited parking at Blackrock.  Patrons are advised to arrive 45 minutes before concert commences at 485/486 Mt Scanzi Rd where there is unlimited parking.  Carpooling and shuttle service will be arranged from that point, with drop off at the venue door.      Read more

Hausmusik 2C - Peter Coleman-Wright AO Sings - An Illustrated Journey through Grainger's Beautiful Vocal Settings

Arrival from 10.00am, concert commences 10.30am & concludes 11.30am, Sunday 5 May 2019, The Bishop House, 741 Wattamolla Road, Kangaroo Valley

$85 per person

Australian composer Percy Grainger (1882-1961) spent much of his early composing career writing for the piano and creating exquisite vocal music. His songs (largely folk song settings) transform the original material into some of the twentieth century’s most beautiful and effective settings for the voice. Peter Coleman-Wright AO – baritone, with Jane McKellar – narration - and Susanne Powell- piano, will take us on a journey exploring this stunning vocal music. (see video at the top of this page for more details).    Read more

 

Click here to watch a short video about this concert.

Free Family Concert - Royal Australian Navy Band

12:30 - 2pm Sunday 5 May 2019, Osborne Park Showground, Kangaroo Valley

Free

The Royal Australian Navy Band will perform at a free, open-air family concert. Bring the kids, grandparents, friends and neigbours, pack a picnic rug and hamper and enjoy an old-fashioned family day out in the beautiful surrounds of Osborne Park Showgrounds.   Come early to get the best spot. Plenty of free parking available.     Click here to view our Disability Inclusion & Accessibility statement.

The Maitland and Morpeth String Quartet with Jillian O’Dowd & the Acacia Quartet

2:30 - 3:30pm Sunday 5 May 2019

$60 per adult, Free for children 7 to12 years.

This family concert takes place as a mock live broadcast from the Kangaroo Valley Hall.  The story is narrated by Jillian O'Dowd and accompanied by the Acacia Quartet.  

 

Suitable for children over 6 years old.  Children from 7 to 12 years may enter for free if accompanied by a ticket holding adult.  (Limited places for children available)  Read more about Jillian O'Dowd.

The Maitland and Morpeth String Quartet is an epic and very humorous poem by Australian playwright, the late Nicholas Enright (pictured left). Enright’s poem was set to music in 1978 by Australian composer Vincent Plush. It tells the story, in words and music of the formation of an amateur string quartet in the New South Wales Hunter Valley town of Maitland in the early 1950s.   It relates in witty verses the rise, the demise and rise again of this intrepid group of musicians. Underlying the text is a strongly delivered message about the value of music in society. Maitland could just as easily be Kangaroo Valley, or any other town. The message is the same: music-making is good for everyone in a community.

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