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“The series has been an important part of the musical rejuvenation in the city of Newcastle, giving hope to musicians and audience members alike.” – Sounds Like Sydney, November 2017

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We invite you to become a modern-day patron, by sowing into our unique local venture – Twilight Musical Dialogues.  Our heartfelt thanks to the contributing donors were made concrete through performing their chosen works at the special Philanthropists’ Choice concert.

With its intimate delivery of internationally acclaimed artists, we give you the chance to meet and experience world-class performers, right here in Newcastle! We will also continue in our commitment to encouraging and showcasing emerging young local artists.

The Twilight Musical Dialogues experience has been so warmly embraced by the local community and thanks to the continued generosity of the musicians involved and our donors, we have our second season. The funds we raise pay for the artists, venue, printing, necessary staffing and administration. Every dollar donated is an important investment in creativity, artistic expression, innovation and our musical youth!  

Donations can be made through the Australian Cultural Fund and are fully tax deductible.

From the Artistic Director: October 2017

From the Artistic Director

Thank you to everyone who came to share our “Celebrating the Diversity of Australia Concert” in September. Thank you to performers – Sally Whitwell, Sarah Monk, Nikhil Chandran, Jacob Ridgeway – and to all the committee members and volunteers who make this series possible.

I hope to see you at our Philanthropists’ Choice concert Sunday week, thanking our generous donors by allowing them to choose the programme played! In our final Subscription Concert of the year, Spain and South America, we feature dazzling pianist Daniel Rojas and young, local performer violinist William Carraro.

– Sally Walker

Other news

  • TMD Operations Manager Hannah Caterer was amongst a handful of successful applicants accepted into AYO’s Orchestral Management Course. 
  • TMD Young Artist Accordionist Neil Simpson has been performing around Australia with his Ensemble Baltic Bar Mitzvah.
  • TMD4 Guests Tamara-Anna Cislowska and Elena Kats-Chernin’s joint CD “Unsent Love Letters” was nominated for an ARIA Award.

Since Twilight Musical Dialogues “Australia”, Sally toured with the ACO in its “Grieg and Beyond” project: "The orchestration also allowed for some beautiful moments…Walker’s flute took the opening solo melody of the second movement, floating above the strings with a sweet, transparent sound" (Limelight) and performed Elena Kats-Chernin’s Concert for her in Zelman Symphony's Hamer Hall Babi Yar Commemoration concert: "Sally Walker eloquently fronted a flute concerto by Elena Kats-Chernin” (Sydney Morning Herald), "Sally Walker’s commanding solo presence was evident throughout, in partnership with conductor Shiell and the orchestra, and was greeted with an enthusiastic audience reception” (Classic Melbourne) "Flautist Sally Walker was very much at ease within the work’s three-movements, presenting a wide variety of moods and colours, revelling particularly in the rapturous soliloquy that is the cadenza” (Limelight).  In preparation for this solemn concert, her article on Hope Through Music was published by Limelight.

Music lovers are invited to join those who support local arts!