2015 Season


The Sydney Chamber Music Festival 2015 presents

‘Where The Word Ends……?’

Actor – John Bell from the Bell Shakespeare Company
Narrator – ABC presenter Guy Noble
British pianist Andrew West
Australian-Swiss flautist Bridget Bolliger
The New Sydney Wind Quintet
and Brass from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Three unique concerts


Coffee Concert 1 – ‘FUN BRASS!’

Sat 26th September – 11am

Featuring distinguished musicians from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Classic Australian Children’s stories will be narrated and set to exquisite classical music by Francis Poulenc. This is an introductory concert followed by tea, scones and chatter…. Children of all ages are most welcome.

Brass players from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Heinrichs – Trumpet
Marnie Sebire – Horn
Colin Burrows – Trombone

Sonata for Brass Francis Poulenc alongside Classic Australian Poetry for children.



Sat 26th September – 7pm

the music for flute and piano by the Australian composer Miriam Hyde. As a mother, musician, poet and music educator Miriam Hyde has left her own individual mark in Australian music history. Many composers have been inspired by the written word and Hyde’s music is indeed as descriptive as Lieder, a poetic reflection of her life, extremely detailed, expressive and masterfully crafted. I’m proud to bring to light this astonishingly beautiful music alongside one of the UK’s finest pianists Andrew West. Complementing this program will also be music by JS Bach, Aaron Copland, and Franz Schubert for solo piano.

The Music for Flute and Piano by Miriam Hyde

Bridget Bolliger – Flute | Andrew West – Piano

Dancing Shadows – Miriam Hyde

‘Licorice versus Aniseed’ – poem by Miriam Hyde, read by Christine Edwards

Five Solos for Flute and Piano – Miriam Hyde
1. Beside the Stream
2. Wedding Morn
3. The Little Juggler
4. Marsh Birds
5. Evening Under the Hill

Sonata in G minor for Flute and Piano – Miriam Hyde
i. Allegro giocoso
ii. Andante pastorale
iii. Allegro con spirito

Brief history on Miriam Hyde and ‘A New Voice in the Garden’ – poem by Miriam Hyde, read by Christine Edwards

Impromptu Nr. 3 in G Flat Major for solo piano – Franz Schubert
Impromptu Nr. 4 in A Flat Major for solo piano – Franz Schubert


Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030 – J.S Bach
i. Andante
ii. Largo e dolce
iii. Presto

Duo For Flute and Piano – Aaron Copland
i. Flowing
ii. Poetic, somewhat mournful
iii. Lively, with bounce

‘Winter Willow Music’ – poem by Miriam Hyde, read by Christine Edwards

Fireside Images – Miriam Hyde
Dryad’s Dance – Miriam Hyde



Sun 27th September – 11am

Iconic Australian actor John Bell in celebration of his 75th birthday and to whom the Townsville born composer Robert Keane has dedicated his new work “Music for John Bell” – Five Shakespearian Portraits for Wind Quintet and Actor. This world première will feature John Bell himself alongside the New Sydney Wind Quintet. This concert will also include Mozart’s piano quintet in E flat Major K. 452 featuring Andrew West once again at the piano, as well as Sergei Prokofiev’s much loved masterpiece “Peter and the Wolf Suite” performed by the New Sydney Wind Quintet with a new updated script written by ABC personality and narrator Guy Noble.

A Celebration for the 75th anniversary of John Bell.

Actor: John Bell
Narrator: Guy Noble
Piano: Andrew West
New Sydney Wind Quintet: Bridget Bolliger – flute, Matthew Tigue – Oboe, Peter Jenkin – clarinet, Robert Johnson – Horn, Matthew Ockenden – Bassoon

Peter and The Wolf – Sergei Prokofiev
Arranged for wind quintet and narrator by Joachim Linckelmann


Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, K. 452 – W.A. Mozart
Largo – Allegro moderato

Music for John Bell – Robert Keane
Five Shakespearean Miniatures for Wind Quintet and Actor
I Malvolio (Twelfth Night)
II Prospero (The Tempest)
III Romeo (Romeo and Juliet)
IV Shylock (The Merchant of Venice)
V Petruchio (The Taming of the Shrew)


Artist Director’s message 2015

CLICK HERE for more information about our 2015 season from our Artistic Director.

Our Artists 2015

CLICK HERE to read more about the artists performing in our 2015 season.

All concerts will be performed at Manly Art Gallery and Museum, West Esplanade, Manly (next to Ocean World Aquarium).

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