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June 2019

Clarence Valley Conservatorium Chamber Music Festival

June 28 - 30
Clarence Valley Conservatorium,
8 Villiers Street, Grafton,

The Clarence Valley Conservatorium is proud to present the 2019 Clarence Valley Chamber Music Festival – featuring performances by visiting chamber music groups, as well as local performers and CVCon tutors and students. Festival performers will include: New England Ensemble Acacia Quartet Sirius Chamber Ensemble Coffs Harbour Conservatorium Academy CVCon Strings’n’Things CVCon Sinfonia Ryan Enns

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Gregg Arthur with Quartet – Quartet

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Australian singer Gregg Arthur performs popular contemporary hits, classic jazz pieces, personalised orchestrations written especially for Gregg by Maestro Tommy Tycho and original songs written by Gregg that have become much loved fan favourites, the 2 hour show features something for everyone to enjoy! Joining Gregg on stage is Quartet Quartet, eight of Sydney’s most respected musicians. For more info, visit https://mec.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/See-a-Show/Gregg-Arthur-with-Quartet-Quartet

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A Winter’s Evening of Fine Music

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bellingen Memorial Hall,
Hyde St, Bellingen 2454,

A Matinee / Evening of Fine Music featuring The Bellingen Youth Orchestra, The BYO String School & The BYO Sinfonia performing Polovtsian Dances by Borodin, Festive Overture by Shostakovich & Noam Blat performing Avinu Malkeinu from Compassion by Nigel Westlake as well as many more well-known symphonic works. There are 2 concert- 2pm & 7pm on Saturday 29th June at Bellingen Memorial Hall.

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Chai Tent – Wauchope Arts annual fundraiser

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

Celebrate the winter solstice at Wauchope Arts Hall. Our annual Chai Tent event offers a unique opportunity for local musicians to perform, and for audiences to appreciate the incredible depth and dedication of our local arts scene. Theme: Lost Legends, the soundtrack of our lives – featuring music by artists gone but not forgotten** This is our main fundraising event for the year. Entry is by donation – plus we have a raffle with some great prizes, and lucky door…

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July 2019

A Taste of Ireland – The Irish Music & Dance Sensation

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

This year audiences have the chance to witness World Champion Irish dancers direct from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as A TASTE OF IRELAND – THE IRISH MUSIC AND DANCE SENSATION tours Australia wide telling the tale of the world’s most loved nation in one incredible performance. Told through Irish music and dance, A TASTE OF IRELAND explores magical tales spanning generations of Irish storytelling and culture. This world class show features World, All Ireland & National Champion…

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Manning Valley Concert Band on the Bandstand

July 14
St. John's Anglican Church Taree,
294 Victoria Street, TAREE,

Manning Valley Concert Band presents “On the Bandstand” in their next event in their Community Concert Series at St.John’s Anglican Church Taree on Sunday 14th July at 2.00pm. Tickets are just $10.00 for all ages. Come along for a wonderful afternoon of instrumental music ranging from traditional dixie land to the Rolling Stones. An event for music lovers of all ages.

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Taikoz – The Beauty of 8

July 19 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

GLASSHOUSE PORT MACQUARIE PRESENTS For one night only, Australia’s internationally acclaimed drumming ensemble Taikoz will leave you breathless as they perform alongside world renowned taiko player and dancer Kodo Distinguished member Chieko Kojima and shakuhachi Grandmaster Riley Lee. Infectious rhythms, soaring melodies, lavish costumes and huge drums deliver a spectacular experience. The Beauty of 8 explores the many expressive qualities of the taiko, contrasting masculine and feminine, extrovert and introvert, tradition and innovation. The title refers to the mesmerising shapes…

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Flinders Quartet – Shostakovich through the lens of the string quartet

July 27
Lecture Theatre D, Coffs Harbour Education Campus,
Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour,

Coffs Harbour Music Society presents one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles – Flinders Quartet. Imagine the life of Shostakovich through the lens of harrowing string quartets that articulate alienation, oppression, persecution and the fears of asylum seekers. Inspired by Wendy Lesser’s book “Music for Silenced Voices”, Flinders Quartet melds movements of his quartets with projected images to sketch a unique perspective on his biography. A Shostakovich string quartet cycle in 70-minutes. In curating the cycle, Flinders Quartet will…

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Damian Wright and Bobby Singh

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wauchope Arts Hall,
Oxley Lane, Wauchope, NSW Australia

ARIA award-winning Tabla player BOBBY SINGH in duet with Flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT in a special concert celebrating their mutual love of Flamenco and Hindustani Classical music. Featuring spectacular improvisations based on traditional flamenco forms as well as beautiful music by John Mclaughlin, Anouar Brahem, Paco de Lucia and original compositions. Damian Wright and Bobby Singh have become regular performers at Wauchope Arts Hall over the years. Damian is a brilliant flamenco guitarist, and Bobby Singh is an internationally renowned…

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August 2019

The Australian Tenors – The Spirit of Australia

August 4
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

The Australian Tenors” versatility spans all genres of the classical tenor repertoire. Five of the best tenor voices in Australia, The Australian Tenors will bring a sensational program for 2019 along with romance, excitement, warmth and humour to their performance at the Manning Entertainment Centre. The concert encapsulates the spirit, the beauty and vocal demand of truly authentic tenor voice. Audiences are thrilled by the ever-popular classical arias from the popular Operas such as the tenor Trademark Puccini – Nessun…

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With A Little Help From My Friends

August 10
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

This rocking show features tributes to two of the music industry’s most loved and iconic acts: Joe Cocker and The Blues Brothers, backed by a stellar live band. The first half of the show features a tribute to Joe Cocker. Witness the star Marc Tribbia’s amazing transformation into Joe Cocker, as he perfectly captures the unique vocal and performance style of the great man of music. Marc has been captivating audiences all around Australia with his uncanny ability to capture…

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Hunter Wind Ensemble in Concert

August 11
St. John's Anglican Church Taree,
294 Victoria Street, TAREE,

The award winning Hunter Wind Ensemble will return to St. John’s Anglican Church Taree on Sunday 11th August to perform to raise money for their 2020 Tour of China. Having just returned from their recent tour of Central Australia and the National Eisteddfod in Canberra, this dynamic young musical ensemble lead by Mr Scott Ryan are regular performers at the Sydney Opera House and tour internationally every two years. You will not believe the sound these young musicians can produce.

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Hunter Wind Ensemble Workshop Concert

August 12
Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club,
Beach St, Tuncurry NSW 2428,

Hunter Wind Ensemble will perform a concert with young musicians from the Great Lakes area schools at Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club on Monday 12th August at 6.00pm. Hunter Wind Ensemble under the direction of Scott Ryan are National Eisteddfod B Grade Champions, regular performers at the Sydney Opera House and tour internationally every 2 years. Hunter Wind Ensemble will be supported by Great Lakes Concert Band to raise funds for their 2020 Tour of China

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Marching to the Beat at the MEC – Australian Army Band Newcastle

August 17
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

You are warmly invited to spend a wonderful afternoon enjoying the stirring sounds of the Australian Army Band Newcastle as they perform a special benefit concert for the Manning Area Cadet Units. With only a short break from service after World War Two and under various names and configurations, the Australian Army Band Newcastle has existed as Newcastle and the Hunter region of New South Wales’ own Military band since 1861. The members of the Australian Army Band Newcastle are…

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YAMATO Drummers of Japan: Jhonetsu – Passion

August 21
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

情熱 – Passion Yamato is a Japanese taiko drumming troupe that tours all over the world. The title of YAMATO’s newest program is “Passion”. As some of you may know, YAMATO welcomed the 25th anniversary in 2018, celebrating the group’s tours and performances in around 54 different countries, with over 3,500 performances that (have) reached almost 8 million people. YAMATO has always used the passion to confront tradition. YAMATO has been propelled by the passion to run freely around the…

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Herman’s Hermits – 6 O’Clock Hop

August 28
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

When the 1960’s British Invasion hit worldwide, Herman’s Hermits were one of the biggest groups out of the UK. Their Australian No. 1 hits, ‘Mrs. Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter’ and ‘No milk today’ made the group one of the most popular groups of the day here in Australia. The No. 1’s were followed up by 8 more Top 10 hits including I’m Henry VIII, There’s a kind of hush, A must to avoid, Silhouettes and many more songs…

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Lady Beatle

August 31 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

GLASSHOUSE PORT MACQUARIE AND PERCIVAL PROPERTY REAL ESTATE SALES PRESENTS A LITTLE RED COMPANY & CRITICAL STAGES PRODUCTION ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY LA BOITE THEATRE COMPANY From the creators of Rumour Has It and Wrecking Ball comes the must-see live music event of the year: Lady Beatle – a modern memory play set to a kaleidoscopic soundtrack of the Beatles’ most monumental hits. Starring Australian stage and screen star Naomi Price (Rumour Has It, The Tragedy of King Richard III, Ladies…

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Jeff Lang @ Wauchope Arts

August 31 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wauchope Arts Hall,
Oxley Lane, Wauchope, NSW Australia

Australian guitarist-songwriter-vocalist-producer, Jeff Lang always exceeds expectations with his live shows. Described as a “national treasure” by John Butler, Jeff has built a reputation for making startling music that is accomplished, intricate, gutsy, melodic and loaded with soul. Often taking unexpected turns, he has consistently inspired his audiences by creating a stylistically diverse catalogue of over 25 albums. Jeff always draws a big crowd, so book online or get there promptly by 7.30pm for the limited tix held at the…

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September 2019

Jay Scott Berry – Incantations

September 21
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

A Wondrous Fusion of Theatrical Magic and Live Music! Jay Scott Berry is a world renowned magician, musician, composer and vocalist. In this state-of-the-art, multimedia production, our master showman leads an all-star cast to conjure a mystical dream world of pure imagination. Be amazed by enchanting illusions, dazzled by visual effects and inspired by beautiful songs. Incantations is truly a theatrical experience unlike any other. A family-friendly Celebration of Wonder!

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October 2019

Elvis – An American Trilogy

October 11
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

ELVIS: AN AMERICAN TRILOGY “The Complete Story” Direct from the United States. Starring Vic Trevino Jnr, Ben Thompson and Justin Shandor Due to overwhelming demand, Elvis an American Trilogy, the show that embodies the essence of The King, is back in Australia this September. Three of the world’s leading Elvis performers will take the audience on a spellbinding journey through the many eras of The King, a 20th century icon and one of the world’s most recognisable figures. The show…

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November 2019

Evening Stars – Jane Rutter and Peter Cousens

November 8
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

GLASSHOUSE PORT MACQUARIE PRESENTS AN INTIMATE AND WITTY TAKE ON ALL THINGS ROMANTIC. West End musical star, Peter Cousens, and legendary flutist Jane Rutter (Chevalière des Arts et Lettres), join forces to bring you a magical night of musical romance, performing popular classical pieces and romantic songs by some of the world’s greatest popular composers: Gershwin, Cole Porter, Massenet, Offenbach, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ravel, Lehar, Lerner and Loewe, Bernstein and more… The two take you on a romantic journey, with…

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March 20202020

Adam Thompson – Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack Live

March 20, 2020
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

After the huge success of their ‘Classic Albums Series’ the Chocolate Starfish main-man Adam Thompson presents the blockbuster soundtrack to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ live in concert. With his powerful voice and theatrical talent, the rock ‘n’ roll powerhouse Thompson pays homage to the immeasurable talent of QUEEN, Freddie Mercury and the acclaimed soundtrack of the award-winning film Bohemian Rhapsody. The handpicked ‘We Will Rock You’ Band – direct from the hit musical – will accompany Thompson in a union set to…

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