…”Australia’s most intimate chamber music festival”

Music in the Hunter 2020

Immerse yourself in Beethoven at the 2020 four day
Music in the Hunter: ‘Beethoven in the Hunter

Date: 7pm Thursday 14 May to 3pm Sunday 17 May 2020

Venue: Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens and Cellar Restaurant

Sponsored by: Constable Estate   |   Resident Artists: Goldner String Quartet

Music in the Hunter 2020

’Australia’s most intimate chamber music festival’

SAVE THE DATE FOR GALA FINAL FESTIVAL!

7pm Thursday 14 May to 3pm Sunday 17 May 2020

Venue: Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens and Cellar Restaurant

Address: 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, NSW, 2320

Registration, Champagne Reception, and all meals at The Cellar Restaurant Hunter Valley Gardens, located close to the concert hall.

Constable Estate is the sponsor and co-founder of Music in the Hunter, regarded as Australia’s most intimate annual chamber music festival. The festival is an magnificant weekend showcasing exceptional music, fine cuisine and wines and features outstanding Australian performers, lead by resident artists the Goldner String Quartet.

SHOWCASING CHAMBER MUSIC MASTERPIECES AND LEADING PERFORMERS

A magnificent weekend of exceptional music, fine cuisine and wines

Resident artists: Goldner String Quartet Dene Olding, Dimity Hall, Irina Morozova and Julian Smiles
Guest artists to be announced in 2020.

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SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED IN 2020

Festival registration will open in March 2020.

Enquiries: Philippa Horn
Email: philippahorn@optusnet.com.au
Phone: 0411 606 077

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Immerse yourself in Beethoven at next year’s Music in the Hunter: ‘Beethoven in the Hunter’ 2020

Music in the Hunter 2019 was indeed a magnificent feast of sublime music. In 2020, we will present an extended four-day festival with outstanding guest artists to celebrate the music of Ludwig van Beethoven on the 250th anniversary of his birth. The programme will feature some of the highlights of Beethoven’s extensive repertoire, as well as music by his contemporaries.

Beethoven in the Hunter 2020 also marks the 30th anniversary of Music in the Hunter. Our final festival in 2020 will celebrate 30 extraordinary years of brilliant music, friendship, fine dining and Constable Estate wines in picturesque Hunter Valley surroundings.

In 2020, we also celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Goldner String Quartet, partners and co-founders of Music in the Hunter.

Immerse yourself in Beethoven at the 2020 Music in the Hunter: ‘Beethoven in the Hunter’

SAVE THE DATE FOR GALA FINAL FESTIVAL!
Dates: Thursday 14 May to Sunday 17 May 2020
Venue: Mercure Resort, Hunter Valley Gardens, 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, NSW, 2320

Festival registration will open in March 2020.

‘Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken’. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

Guest Comments

“This was my first experience of the full weekend of music and it was delicious. It was a weekend of feasting – on music, on fine food and being in the company of so many other dedicated music lovers. I feel sure it has touched my soul for the better! I’ll be back next year.”

Secret Magic of Music

Secret Magic of Music By Ida Lichter

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The Secret Magic of Music

Conversations with Musical Masters

By: Ida Lichter, Evgeny Kissin (Foreword by)

Great music has the power to transform. Understanding and appreciating classical music can enlighten, uplift, and educate not only the intellect but the soul. In The Secret Magic of Music, classical music devotee and psychiatrist Ida Lichter uncovers a more accessible side of music. By providing the performers’ insights, Lichter provides a special look into how great music can bring happiness and spiritual meaning to its listeners.

The Secret Magic of Music is a collection of thought pieces based on interviews with the foremost conductors and performers of chamber music. It is organized by performing artist and is intended to provide each musician’s perception of classical music’s value and social function. As the journey from the score to the listener takes place, Lichter reveals how each performer’s passion, dedication, and outstanding talent affects their lives, their performances, and their listeners. Lichter explores why classical music is often considered unpalatable to the casual listener, how it can have the power to heal, its function in therapy, among other loaded questions.

Not only does The Secret Magic of Music enrich the experience of music lovers, it introduces new listeners to classical music’s pleasures, mysteries, and transformational potential. Music has the ability to cross cultural borders and span personal difference, to unite people on common ground they might otherwise never find. The importance of passing on the appreciation of our musical heritage to the next generation is real. To lose it would be inexcusable.

Listen to Ida Lichter on ABC RN Australian Music Broadcast.