Sonia Anfiloff Dramatic Soprano
Marieanne Noonan Mezzo Soprano
Kiran Phatak Flute
Nick Evans Clarinet
Greg Taylor Bassoon
Natalia Harvey Violin
Jessica Oddie Violin
Peter Clark Violin
Frances Evans Violin
Katie Yap Viola
Charlotte Fetherston Viola
Thomas Rann Cello
Alexandra Partridge Cello
Fiona Loader- award winning Australian composer
Warren Youth Musicians
Where can I stay during the festival?
Warren boasts a variety of excellent accommodation options that will suit all sizes and budgets.
Macquarie Valley Motor Inn Oxley Highway Ravenswood 02 6847 4396
Warren Motor Inn 1 Chester Street 02 6847 4404
Club House Hotel 138 Dubbo Street 02 6847 4315
Nevertire Hotel Mitchell Highway 02 6847 6234
Collie Hotel Oxley Highway 02 6847 9119
Caravans, Cabins and Camping
Macquarie Caravan Park 2 Hospital Road 02 6847 4706
Bob Christensen Reserve Industrial Access Road
*Free parking for up to 96 hours for self contained motorhomes, campervans and caravans only. No facilities are on site
Private grounds at local residence for caravans contact Sue Green on 0419 604 957
Far Away River (32km from Warren) firstname.lastname@example.org Insta @farawayriver Call 0427888777
Billabulla Country Quarters 30 minutes drive from Warren 0499874614
Kiameron Riverside Cottage 45 minutes drive from Warren 0427 253 804
Haddon Rig Jackaroo Lodge 20 minutes drive from Warren 02 6847 3183
For private home stay in a clean, warm and friendly family home please call Jan Hardman on 0459 290 835. Jan is also available to share prized local knowledge!
Only $35.oo per night!
What can I bring into the festival?
Saturday 8th May Window On the Wetlands (WOW Centre) FREE 11am concert: Bring your picnic blanket or chairs to enjoy the concert from the lush green lawns in front of the outdoor stage. Pack your picnic hamper or purchase some delicious lunch from the Kookaburra Kiosk (a licensed premises) and enjoy this toe tapping concert including performances by Pacific Brass!
Saturday 6:30pm Collie CWA Hall. The musicians will continue on to enjoy dinner at the Collie Hotel. They look forward to mingling with locals and visitors alike! Please join us.
Please refrain from bringing food or beverages to the two Catholic Church concerts, Friday 7th May 6:30pm opening concert and Sunday 9th May Mothers Day Midday concert. Just wear your best, bring your Mum and enjoy the wonderful acoustics and beauty of the church including the newly installed grand classical digital organ on loan from Principal Organs.
Where do I pick up my tickets?
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Tickets can be purchased online at eventbrite
Tickets are also available for purchase from Warren Shire Council offices 115 Dubbo Street Warren 02 6847 6600 from 1st February 2021
Limited tickets will be available to purchase at the door. Don't miss out and pre purchase online!
The COVID-19 epidemic has had a profound impact on arts organisations and our ability to function. Planning the 2021 festival around the constantly evolving pandemic situation is tricky. We have developed a number of contingency arrangements that we believe will ensure the festival will be able to proceed, short of a full scale community lockdown in late April, and will announce those as required.
We will be taking all steps to ensure safe and sanitised venues and will meet all government guidelines surrounding social distancing.
In the event the festival must be cancelled due to government orders, patrons will receive a full refund.
Your Festival. Your Memories.
A message from the Artistic Director
I grew up on our family farm just out of Warren. My parents travelled thousands of kilometres over many years so that as a young girl I could experience violin and piano lessons, workshops, masterclasses, and concerts. It is now a great privilege to welcome many friends made whilst studying and performing around the world, into our world.
Warren is full of both obvious and hidden treasures. Travel to Warren Shire and take the time to seek them out on your visit.
And for the locals reading this message. Thank you.
Thank you for embracing music making. Thank you to the team of dedicated committee members who have brought this festival together.
With your continued support I have no doubt that this festival will flourish and become a unique event in the great Australian music landscape.
Enjoy delicious coffee and cake, something on the go or a sit down meal. Warren Shire has it all!
Bow and Beans Cafe
One One Seven Bakery Cafe
JC's Cotton Cafe
Warren Services Club
Club House Hotel
Warren Golf Club
The Macquarie Marshes is one of the largest remaining inland semi-permanent wetlands in south-eastern Australia. It includes extensive areas of Phragmites reeds, River Red Gum woodlands and mixed marsh floodplains, and was listed as a Ramsar wetland of international importance in 1986.
The Macquarie Marshes is part of the traditional land of the Wailwan People who continue to maintain connections to country. The Marshes is particularly outstanding for its value as one of the most important nesting sites for waterbirds in Australia. A total of 77 waterbird species can be found in the Macquarie Marshes, including the threatened brolga, magpie goose, Australasian bittern and painted snipe. It also provides important habitat for 156 species of woodland bird and many other species of fish, turtles, frogs, snakes and mammals.