2023 Fundraiser Concert and High Tea
Change of Artist Announcement
We are sad to announce that due to a family emergency overseas, Meagan Turner (viola) is unable to perform for us at the BAMF 2023 Fundraiser. We wish Meagan and her family the very best and will hope to enjoy hearing Meagan perform on a future occasion.
We are also extremely grateful and very excited to announce that
Hyung Suk Bae (Acting Principal Cellist Queensland Symphony Orchestra) has kindly agreed to step in to perform with the exceptional pianist, Vatche Jambazian (Omega Ensemble) for what will be a very special Fundraiser Concert and High Tea. Their program will feature works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann and Australian composer Adrian Bell, and we can’t wait!
Current ticket holders will be contacted as soon as possible.
Ticket sales will be extended to 9am Wednesday August 23 so that you don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to hear these two exceptional musicians in concert, here in the Southern Highlands.
All funds raised go towards presenting another outstanding Bowral Autumn Music Festival in 2024. We hope to see you there !
Vatche Jambazian Image © Irena and Jan Live Photography
High Tea Imagery © Hamish Ta-Mé
Whilst celebrating the success of the 2023 Festival, it is with much gratitude that we reflect on the remarkable history of the Bowral Autumn Music Festival and announce some significant developments for the future.
Artistic Director, Myee Clohessy
It is with sadness that we announce that Myee Clohessy has resigned from the role of Artistic Director. Myee has directed nine incredibly inspiring Festivals. In this role Myee has encouraged the evolution and growth of the Festival through increased program development, enhanced strong community connections through the immensely successful Education Days and the engagement of gifted local musicians. Myee has introduced audiences to a diverse range of music, championed the commissioning and performance of works by Australian composers and celebrated the talents of some of Australia’s most outstanding Artists.
The Committee is extremely grateful for the dedication, diligence and artistry that Myee has given to the Festival, and we extend to her our very best wishes for the future.
Dr. Allan Beavis, Festival Chair 2007 - 2023
You will all be aware that Allan Beavis founded the Festival in 2007 with Murray Khoury as the Artistic Director. Since then Allan has led the Festival Committee with his considerable administrative and musical skills to become the established and wonderful Festival we have now. He assembled the organising committee which has made the Festival possible and supported three artistic directors who have been so important to the success of the Festival. Allan’s musical contribution has included the memorable organ preludes to the main concerts of the Festival as well as preparing, commissioning and conducting choral music for the Festival Services which have been an integral part of each Festival.
At the conclusion of the 2023 Festival Allan stepped down as Chair but has generously agreed to continue as a Committee member. We are very grateful to have his experience and wisdom available to the Committee. We also thank Allan’s wife, Raewyn, for her support and contribution to the Festival and to Allan over all of these years.
On behalf of the BAMF Committee, I thank Allan for his leadership and vision which has been so important in the marvellous music we have all been able to enjoy in the Bowral Autumn Music Festival.
Mr. David Allen (Chair)
Photo by Chris Donaldson
Photo by Hamish Ta-Mé
Highlights from BAMF 2023
We are most grateful to photographer Peter Hislop for creating these beautiful images .