The 28th Annual
25th October to 25th November 2017

 Glebe Music Festival

In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc

The 28th Annual Glebe Music Festival

25th October to 25th November 2017

In conjunction with the Glebe Society and supported by the City of Sydney

Artistic Director Dr E. David G. McIntosh AM AMusA




Concert 1:
Wednesday 25th October at 7-30pm,
Chapel of St Andrew’s College within the University of Sydney,
19 Carillon Ave, Newtown NSW 2042:

Free entry.
Ashley Solomon
, Director of Florilegium will perform a flute recital entitled “Father, Son and Godfather”, with works by JS Bach, CPE Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann (1861-1767). It is the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death, which is being marked by Ashley Solomon’s release of his solo CD recording of Telemann flute fantasies by Channel Classics. The recital is also part of the Sesquicentenary Celebrations of St Andrew’s College.

Professor Ashley Solomon is Chair and Head of Historical Performance at London’s Royal College of Music, and performs internationally as the Director, baroque flautist and recorder soloist of Florilegium. Ashley co-founded the UK-based baroque ensemble Florilegium in 1991 and since 2001 has been Director. Florilegium has given over 1000 performances.

Concert 2:
Friday 3rd November at 7pm,
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037:
Ben Palumbo and Paolo Campanari-Brancondi (piano accordion), in a cabaret show entitled “Ben Noir”. Ben Palumbo, singer, actor and cabaret performer is “Versatile, vibrant and dynamic. Ben can even sing upside down… his underwear!”

Ben was invited to the Paris Burlesque Festival and then undertook a European tour, as lead in a tap-dancing, acrobatic, operatic duo, wowing audiences with crazy antics from London to Paris. He produced a full-scale show, Parisian Rendezvous, which reached its climax in Sydney’s Basement. He was an aerial performer in the Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony and has recently starred in a short film by Rachel Turk entitled “Sin City”.

Tickets $10 includes food/drinks.

Concert 3:
Sunday 5th November at 3-30pm,
Great Hall, University of Sydney
Amy Johansen
(University Organist) – an organ recital in honour of the centenary of the late University Organist Norman Johnston (1917-2012). Preceded by carillon in the quadrangle at 2pm, optional tour of the carillon at 2-45pm and afternoon tea in the ante-room at 3pm.
Free entry.

Concert 4:
Friday 10
th November at 7pm,
Glebe Town Hall, 160 St John’s Rd, Glebe:

Dutch mezzo-soprano Claire Munting and pianist/conductor at Opera Australia Simon Kenway Claire Munting will perform a Lied repertoire in the first half of the concert, with music by Domenico Scarlatti, Manuel de Falla (Siete Canciones Populares Españolas), Gabriel Fauré and Richard Strauss. In the second half, an opera repertoire with music by Giuseppe Verdi (Il Trovatore; Don Carlo), Pietro Antonio Stefano Mascagni (Cavalleria Rusticana), Georges Bizet (Carmen) and Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (Werther).
(Tickets $20/$15)

Concert 5:
Friday 17
th November at 7pm,
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe:

Singer Anna Salleh and guitarist Guy Strazz in “A Taste of Brazil”. Exquisitely intimate performance of bossa nova, jazz and samba. Anna Salleh woos audiences with her vocal artistry and natural feel for the music of Rio de Janeiro, while Guy Strazz’s guitar sings with dazzling virtuosity and a deeply expressive, almost romantic strain. Beyond ‘The Girl from Ipanema” come on a deeper journey into the heart of Brazilian music.
Tickets $10 includes food/drinks.

Concert 6:
Saturday 25
th November at 3pm,
gardens of Margaretta Cottage, 6 Leichhardt St, Glebe Point:

Plektra Mandolin Ensemble
. Initially formed for concert appearances at the BDZ Eurofest in Germany in 2010, Plektra performs a mixture of classical mandolin music and contemporary music composed by Stephen Lalor, internationally renowned mandolin soloist, who leads the ensemble. Plektra includes Assistant Sydney Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Fiona Ziegler and a group of highly engaging, versatile performers. See: and

Tickets $10 includes drinks. Chairs will be provided but feel free to bring rugs/chairs/picnic. (In the event of rain, the concert will be transferred to the Glebe Town Hall and would commence 30 minutes later at 3-30pm).

Concert 7:
Saturday 25
th November at 7pm,
Glebe Town Hall, 160 St John’s Rd, Glebe:
St Cecilia 2017. Josie and the Emeralds Josie Ryan, soprano; Brooke Green, Imogen Granwal (viol) and Victoria Watts (viol), Fiona Ziegler, Catherine Upex, viols; Jacques Emery double bass and percussion. Music for St Cecilia’s Day.
Tickets $35/$25.



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