Blackheath Chamber Music Festival returns in April 2022 for a busy 4-day ANZAC weekend of exquisite classical music, featuring some of Australia’s outstanding artists, sourced nationally, internationally and locally.
Now in its second year, the festival, with the theme of ‘Blue Mist’ features a dozen concerts and 45 top-drawer artists, taking place in the Phillips Hall, opposite Blackheath Railway Station, next to picturesque Blackheath Gardens.
Friday 22 April
12.30 pm: an Afternoon of Gershwin, featuring Nexas Quartet joined by one of Australia’s best-loved pianists, Gerard Willems AM.
3.30 pm: New York-based Australian pianist Andrea Lam presents a recital with the audience able to choose some of the pieces she will play!
8.00pm: Goldner String Quartet
Saturday 23 April
11.30 am: Wentworth Falls-based, Streeton Trio
4 pm: Ensemble Offspring featuring percussionist Claire Edwardes with flautist Lamorna Nightingale, and clarinettist Jason Noble. Their Songbirds at Dusk is dynamic, evocative new music reflecting country and nature.
8 pm: Tinalley String Quartet, joined by Benjamin Kopp on piano, promising an epic program!
Sunday 24 April
11 am: Symphony Trio featuring Sydney Symphony artists Matthew Wilkie (bassoon), Louise Johnson (harp) and Janet Web (flute).
3 pm Orava Quartet,
8 pm Streeton Trio with virtuoso oboist Diana Doherty and three more ‘friends’… for a super septet of stars!
Monday 25 April
11.30 am: Blue Mountains – based Kanimbla Quartet joined by recently retired SSO principal horn player Robert Johnson.
3 pm: Violinist Véronique Serret and Didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton as they blend western music traditions with compelling, ancient sounds of Country. Their Heartland is a poetic, major work.
7 pm: Tinalley String Quartet returns with singer-songwriter Lior for the closing concert, Through Nature to Eternity, with achingly beautiful music exploring life, death and introspection.
Visitors to the mountains and locals should also make time to sample the shops and delicious delights of picturesque Blackheath’s cafes, restaurants and bakeries, as well as local wineries (but remember to book ahead). And if there’s time, don’t neglect the breathtaking vistas and Campbell Rhododendron Gardens!
Blackheath Chamber Music Festival 2022
22 to 25 April at Phillips Hall, corner of 41 Gardiner Crescent and
Great Western Highway, Blackheath (directly opposite the Railway Station)
Individual concert tickets are on sale now!
Bookings, full program and information, visit www.mountainproductions.com.au