Callicoma Hill Eco-cabins, Hunter Valley, presents this outdoor, acoustic concert on the mountainside at accompanied by the sounds of the forest and sunset. Andrew Blanch is one of Australia’s most sought after guitarists and the Gully Line String Quartet comprises three of Newcastle’s rising string stars. Be immersed in the late afternoon hues and sounds of the forest and the sunset over the spectacular 80km view of the Hunter Valley. Follow the musicians to different forested locations for three brackets of uplifting acoustic music.
The program of this very different outdoor classical concert will be influenced by nature and the weather.
Saturday 24 October 2020, from 4pm
(with a reserve date of Sat 31st Oct in case the concert needs to be postponed because of unsuitable weather)
Callicoma Hill is at 529 Mt Royal Rd, Mt Royal 50km north of Singleton
For all the details and to book tickets visit https://www.calli.com.au/callicoma-hill-events
BYO seats/rug, picnic and drinks to enjoy pre-concert. There will also be a long interval to continue your picnic.
You can come for the concert only, or stay overnight, including gorgeous glamping tents being offering for the first time.
If you stay overnight, you will be treated to a short extra performance on Sunday morning!
You are also welcome to stay either Fri and/or Sun night – why not make a weekend of it.
Andrew Blanch is one of Australia’s most sought after guitarists. Andrew has appeared in recital throughout Australia and on tour in the USA. His recordings are regularly broadcast on ABC Classic FM, and he has collaborated with leading Australian musicians, including Daniel Rojas, Emily Grainger and Karin Schaupp.
“Andrew Blanch is that truly rare musician, who combines profound musical intelligence, curiosity and passion with a technique that allows anything. A complete artist.” (Howard Penny, Head of Strings at ANAM, Member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe).
The Gully Line String Quartet comprises three of Newcastle’s rising string stars, under the direction of acclaimed violinist, conductor, composer and educator David Banney. With a repertoire that ranges from the 17th century to the present, the quartet has delighted audiences with the beauty of its sound and energy of its performances.
“David Banney is simply one of the best conductors in the country” (Roger Woodward, pianist)
THE PROGRAM will include:
* Vivaldi: ‘Spring’ from the Four Seasons; Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 11 No 3; Lute Concerto in D major
* Haydn: ‘Lark’ Quartet
* Boccherini: Fandango
* Morricone: Love Theme from ‘Cinema Paradiso’
* Banney: ‘Taking Flight’ (Concertino for guitar and strings)
Callicoma Hill is at 529 Mt Royal Rd, Mt Royal 50km north of Singleton. It is 1.5 hours from Maitland, less than 2 hours from Newcastle and 2.5 hours from Sydney (Hornsby). The 700m altitude on the edge of the Barrington wilderness means that spring afternoons are usually calm and sunny, fading into a cool evening. It is usually 5-7 degrees cooler than Singleton.
Photos and images are courtesy of Callicoma Hill Eco-cabins.