Muse 2023 Program - 14th to 17th September

Thursday – Bellingen Cedar Bar & Kitchen
6:00pm: Opening Gala Celebration
Join us for an indulgent evening of fine food, wine, and entrée performances from all our festival artists. 

Friday – Bellingen Cedar Bar & Kitchen
2:30pm Adam Chalabi & Lachlan Wilkins
Harmony Strings: Adam & Lachlan will share their best loved violin duets, including Wieniawski, Prokofiev, Leclair and Bach.

7:30pm: Nick Russoniello
One Man Band: Armed with a loop station and multiple saxophones, Nick takes us on a journey through music from baroque to beatbox and beyond.

Saturday – Bellingen Memorial Hall
2:30pm: Adam Chalabi and Daniel de Borah
The Three Masters: A concert featuring two of Australia’s leading musicians performing sonatas for violin & piano by Mozart, Beethoven & Brahms.

7:30pm: Meena Shamaly, Elspeth Bawden & Natalie Jeffries
Game Night – Exploring Music’s Latest Horizon:
ABC Classic’s “Game Show” host and friends will take us on an adventure, exploring the exciting old & new world of digital gaming music. 

Sunday – Bellingen Memorial Hall
2:30pm: Bellingen Youth Orchestra
A full orchestral extravaganza by our beloved local youth orchestra & ensembles.

Adam Chalabi

1st violinist for the acclaimed Tinnalley Quartet, and Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Queensland, his career spans from the UK, Switzerland and Australia.

Daniel de Borah

Daniel de Borah is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost musicians, consistently praised for the grace, finesse and imaginative intelligence of his performances.

Meena Shamalay

Host of the Game Show on ABC’s Classic FM, Meena Shamalay is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who explores cutting edge new music forms and improvisation.

Nick Russoniello

One of Australia’s leading and most dynamic contemporary saxophonists and composers.

Lachlan Wilkins

Originally from Bellingen, Lachlan graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2019, studying under the head of strings, Michelle Walsh.