The following events are open to the public:
|Stage and Rock Bands||Monday 25 June||6pm|
|Choral and Strings||Wednesday 27 June||6pm|
|Orchestra and Concert Bands||Thursday 28 June||6pm|
Note: Meriden’s Parents and Friends Association will provide food and refreshments prior to the performance on Thursday 28 June. Please order your selection when booking your tickets.
|Cello with Tim Nankervis||Monday 25 June||1.15pm|
|Violin with Emma Jardine||Tuesday 26 June||10.30am|
|Clarinet with Mark Walton||Thursday 28 June||8.30am|
Concerts and Masterclasses will be held in Wallis Auditorium, Meriden Senior School Campus; enter via Margaret Street, Strathfield
Bookings are essential. All concerts and masterclasses are free of charge.
Music Festival Schedule of Events
To download the full schedule of Music Festival events click here.
About our Special Guests
Paul Jarman is a widely acclaimed Australian composer, performer, musical director and educator. Paul is well known as a lyricist and composer of choral music, a world music multi-instrumentalist, and a facilitator of community inspired collaborations. Read more
Dr Rob McWilliams has worked with thousands of aspiring musicians in his role as Education Outreach Clinician for Yamaha Music Australia. A highly respected conductor and musician, Dr McWilliams holds a PhD in Music/Music Education (conducting focus) from the University of Minnesota. Read more
Rachael Beck is one of Australia's leading performers and educators whose talents span stage and screen as an acclaimed vocal artist and actress. She is widely remembered for her award-winning role as Belle opposite Hugh Jackman in Beauty and the Beast, which won the 1996 ARIA Award for the Best Australian Soundtrack/Cast/Show Release. Read more
Emma Jardine has performed as recitalist and chamber musician across Europe, UK, Scandinavia, Asia and Australia. Emma played for several years with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and also as soloist with the Camerata Menuhin. She has been engaged as Guest Principal and Guest Associate Principal Second Violin of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Read more
Tim Nankervis has won numerous awards for cello performance and chamber music and as a member of the acclaimed Seraphim Trio. He is a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and is also an active chamber musician. In 2011 and 2015 he performed with the renowned Australian World Orchestra. Read more
Mark Walton is a highly respected and popular figure in the Australian and New Zealand musical scene and widely acknowledged as a virtuoso clarinet and saxophone performer, inspiring teacher and appealing composer. For many years, Mark held the position of Chair of Woodwind and then Chair of Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Read more
Ray Cassar is widely admired as one of Sydney's finest trumpet players, and regularly performs with the music industry's leading artists. He often performs live on national television, most recently as lead trumpet with The Voice house band 2017. He regularly performs at jazz festivals, jazz clubs, and major concert venues around Australia and abroad, with ensembles ranging from big band to full orchestra. Read more