Orange Chamber Music Festival

Community Arts & Cultural Development

Orange Chamber Music Festival 2020

The Inaugural Orange Chamber Music Festival is a three day event featuring well loved Australian ensembles Acacia String Quartet and Nexas Saxophone Quartet alongside artists and students of the Orange Region.

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The Inaugural Orange Chamber Music Festival 2020 is an initiative developed by a collective of professional classical musicians that have decided to call Orange home.
The acclaimed Acacia String Quartet and the Nexas Saxophone Quartet under the direction of Carmen Nieves are bringing their extensive experience in chamber music to the region to establish a performing and educating platform within the already diverse cultural scene of Orange. As established ensembles in Australia and internationally, they will be collaborating with other artists in the Orange region

The three day inaugural Chamber Music Festival is aiming to connect not only with the artists of Orange but to work alongside the thriving hospitality sector and vibrant community. OCMF are providing the region with an art-music dedicated annual event, presenting renowned and upcoming Australian performers and ensembles, allowing the community to enjoy world class artists with diverse programs, including Australian and regional composers.

The main objective of the Orange Chamber Music Festival 2020 is to establish an Annual Regional Chamber Music Festival in Orange as a destination of Cultural Interest in the Central West.
1. By sharing the diverse talents and professional experience of local artists with the broader Orange community.
2. By providing world class performers and artists of varying professional backgrounds facilitating workshops and demonstrations for local students.
3. Creating a new annual fine arts event to showcase the cultural diversity of the Orange Region.
4. Providing classical music to the wider public through free events, contributing directly to the cultural life of Orange and experiences for its people.
We are seeking funds to ensure equal access to diverse segments of the regional and Australian audiences, by securing spaces and activities that are going to enrich the lives of every audience member, these being family oriented concerts, themed and gala concerts, free open performances as well as highlighting the region’s most notable touristic assets.

Donations will be used to ensure that all artists involved in one or several activities are reimbursed fairly. Most artists are donating their time to be able to help with the establishment of this Festival for the future. Most expenses related to this event are transport and accommodation for visiting artists.

As an inaugural event the challenge lies in reaching the local community as well as attracting new stakeholders, therefore most investment will be in developing a good advertising strategy to connect with locals and other regional areas in the Central West.

The Inaugural Orange Chamber Music Festival 2020 is an initiative developed by Carmen Nieves, Jay Byrnes, Stefan Duwe, Lisa Stewart and David Shaw. This collective of professional classical musicians all have extensive experience in performing classical music as soloists and in ensembles around the world, from Europe to South America, and have now decided to call Orange home. Together they have created the Orange Chamber Music Festival 2020 with the objective of generating a performing and educating platform for artists in the Orange region. With Carmen Nieves as Executive Director the team plans to establish the Orange Chamber Music Festival as an annual event