The Annual

 Glebe Music Festival

In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc

The 30th Annual Glebe Music Festival 2019

Friday 26th April, and Friday 1st to Sunday 24th November

In conjunction with the Glebe Society

Artistic Director Dr E. David G. McIntosh AM AMusA


Special Concert:
Friday 26
th April at 6-30pm,
Glebe Town Hall, 160 St John’s Rd, Glebe:

Josie and the Emeralds: Programme entitled “Fantasy” featuring the virtuoso English bass viol player Richard Boothby, co-founder of the viol consort Fretwork and Professor of Viol at the Royal College of Music: Telemann Fantasias for solo bass viol, songs by William Lawes, three bass repertoire by Forqueray, 17th century English fantasias for 5 or 6 viols, and contemporary works.

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Nathan CoxConcert 1:
Friday 1
st November at 6-30pm,
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe:

Nathan Cox
harpsichord. Bach, English Suite No.2 in A minor and Buxtehude, 32 Variations on La Capricciosa BuxWV 250, preludes and fugues.


PlektraConcert 2:
Saturday 2
nd November at 3pm,
Margaretta Cottage gardens, 6 Leichhardt St, Glebe (disabled entrance at 18A Cook St, Glebe):

Plektra Ensemble
. Mandolins, mandola, classical guitar, violin, acoustic bass guitar and percussion, led by internationally renowned mandolin soloist Dr Stephen Lalor. Programme includes music from Classical to Latin, Eastern European, and original Australian and World Music.

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will commence at 3-30pm at the Glebe Town Hall.
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Acacia QuartetConcert 3:
Sunday 3
rd November at 3pm,
Glebe Town Hall:

Acacia Quartet presents 'The American':
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - SQ 15, K421 (26’)
Alice Chance - A Sundried Quartet (15’)
Antonin Dvorak - SQ 12, Op. 96 ‘American’ (27’)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's String Quartet No. 15 in d Minor, K421 is the second of the quartets dedicated to Haydn and the only one of the set in a minor key. Though undated in the autograph, it is believed to have been completed in 1783, while Constanze Mozart was in labour. Constanze stated that the rising string figures in the second movement corresponded to her cries from the other room.

Alice Chance is one of Australia’s fast-emerging young composers. A Sundried String Quartet is her latest composition, specially commissioned for Acacia Quartet and the first two movements were premičred at the 2019 Bowral Autumn Music Festival.

Dvorák's famous String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, 'American'. Dvorák wrote this wonderful piece during the summer of 1893, while being on vacation in Spillville, Iowa and it clearly shows African-American influences.

Milena BarrettConcert 4:
Friday 15th November at 6-30pm,
Award-winning Canadian Guitarist Wolf Mail teams up with Australia's queen of soul Milena Barrett, who has been described by Glenn A Baker as 'One of Australia's most talented Blues female vocalists". 2019 Nominee and finalist of the prestigious International Blues Challenge awards in Memphis, TN the duo has created a not-to-be-missed Soul Blues acoustic musical experience, which brings together old and contemporary in its own unique way. They will perform songs made famous by Aretha Franklin and BB King as well their own material.


Agostino DuoConcert 5:
Saturday 16
th November at 7pm,
Glebe Town Hall, 160 St John’s Rd, Glebe:

Rachel Scott, cello and Agostino Duo Including transcription of the Marcello concerto D minor (originally for oboe, strings and continuo) for solo cello and guitar ensemble (including 6 guest guitarists).

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Concert 6:


Sunday 10th November at 3-30pm,
Great Hall, University of Sydney:

Amy Johansen organ recital.
Free entry.

Evgeny Genchev

Concert 7:
Saturday 23
rd November at 3pm,
Glebe Town Hall:
Internationally acclaimed Bulgarian pianist Evgeny Genchev The programme includes the twelve Op. 10 Études of Frédéric Chopin published in 1833, and works of Liszt.

With thanks to Gospel Pianos for the loan of the Bechstein piano.
Tickets $20/$10.
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Concert 8:
Sunday 24
November at 3pm, Glebe Town Hall:

Josie and the Emeralds St Ceclia concert: John Dowland’s Lachrimć or seaven teares figured in seaven passionate pavans, songs from his Pilgrim’s Solace, works by William Byrd, John Blow, Elvis Costello and a new work by Brooke Green: Phoenix Chaconne are among the delights of this year’s St Cecilia program.
Simon Martyn-Ellis, lute
Josie Ryan, soprano
Laura Vaughan, Daniel Yeadon, Brooke Green
Fiona Ziegler, Catherine Upex, viols
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