After a two-year hiatus and with a new name and look, between 22 and 25 September, Bellingen Muse will again fill the town with the sounds of fine music, featuring a program that reflects the beauty and creativity of Bellingen. Bellingen has a well-deserved reputation as a town that embraces fine music in all its variations and Bellingen Muse is set to reward that passion with a fabulous line-up of Australia’s foremost musicians.
This year’s program is ambitious, with 16 performances in 2 towns and multiple venues, promising something for everyone. You can expect to hear music from many styles and different cultures. This year the European western tradition amicably rubs shoulders with Afro-Cuban and Brazilian cultures. The thing that unifies all is the quest for excellence and virtuosity.
In Bellingen the festival will open with a gala night celebration at Cedar Bar & Kitchen, with performances by Paul and Trish Dean (Ensemble Q’s Artistic Directors), local soprano Michelle Der Kinderen and one of Bellingen’s favourite violinist’s Lachlan Wilkins.