This year’s Bellingen Music Festival from September 22 – 25 looks to be another excellent musical experience in this, it’s 7th year.
Set in the beautiful Bellingen Valley it is acknowledged, by those in the know, that Bellingen is a perfect place for a classical music festival with stunning views, good food and coffee and a friendly atmosphere.
As in previous years, the program is an intriguing mix of traditional and contemporary classical pieces, performed by both acclaimed and novice performers.
Performers say that Memorial Hall has the most fantastic acoustic.
The Tinalley String Quartet celebrated recorder virtuoso, Genevieve Lacey playing with James Crabb, Trio Rasa Duende, Tabla, Sarod and Flamenco Guitar will be a feature of the festival.
Weaving its way through the festival are the elements of the Music by Youth project. This project, in part funded by the Australia Government through its Festivals Australia program, provides the opportunity for local music students of all ages to interact, learn and work with professional musicians and give public performances. The project has been actively and generously supported by the Acacia Quartet who mentor, record and perform the works of selected HCS music students from schools in Bellingen and Coffs Harbour.
Along side this is an exciting range of Fringe events not to be missed in the local cafes as well as inspiring musical workshops.
For more information about this exciting event visit our website www.bellingenmusicfestival.com.au