The Makings of a Music Festival

Enso String Quartet

Planning a Festival program is like dreaming up a wonderful party for dear friends. There is great joy in taking the repertoire every artist would most like to perform, comparing it to the deepest wishes of all the others, then connecting all the jigsaw pieces to form exciting new collaborations – a rich and satisfying experience for performers and listeners alike.

Australian String Quartet

The Huntington Estate Music Festival is an opportunity to do more than just snack on ‘the classics’. It’s a time to set aside for unhurried appreciation of exhilarating performers and the composers who daily inspire them. This year’s program ranges from Haydn to Bartok, from Mozart to Ginastera, and includes much else in between. Of course there will be favourites by composers such as Brahms, Beethoven and Dvorak, but we hope to introduce you to something new as well such as the little-known octet of Niels Gade (1817-1890, friend of Mendelssohn and Schumann) to name just one.

There is still some work to be done before the program jigsaw is complete but we look forward to sharing the results with you in Mudgee from 21-25 November!

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