Twilight Musical Dialogues


Twilight Musical Dialogues 2019

Twilight Musical Dialogues is led by acclaimed Flautist Sally Walker, featuring Chamber Music collaborations with some of Australia’s finest musicians, delivered in a deft mix of humour and poignance.

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From the European salon culture to musical subterfuge, the Twilight Musical Dialogues series takes music lovers on a philosophical journey with some of the greatest minds in music. Each concert features a Young Artist and each year we perform in a Regional Centre.

Our 2017 “Five Continents” series traversed the musical globe and featured pianists: Tamara Anna Cislowska, Gabriella Pusner, Sally Whitwell, Daniel Rojas-Gonzales and Christopher Allan as well as baritone David Greco and composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

Our 2018 “Musical Luminati” series embraced passionate musicians who are also great thinkers: Flautist/Neurologist Eckart Altenmüller, Cellist/Educator Rachel Scott, Pianist Simon Tedeschi, ACO Violinist/Educator Aiko Goto and the Musical Creators of the Omega Ensemble together with Artistic Director, Flautist Sally Walker.

Equally fine artists are lined up for a potential 2019 series but can only be revealed should funding be secured.

The cost of tickets has been kept deliberately low ($45/$25)
“Sally Walker’s Twilight Musical Dialogues series deserves support because it is unique in its format and offers the opportunity to enjoy intimate chamber music at an affordable price, which makes such quality music available to a broader range of audience.” (Concert goer David Ayling).

Extra funding is needed as sell-out concerts do not cover the costs.

We create a sense of community by supporting others. Each concert program features another Arts organisation with a one page interview in the program. We support local industry in our arrival tastings by premium local producers– such as vintage wines, artisan cheeses and other culinary delights.

“Performances like the one that the Twilight Musical Dialogues are usually something only seen in the cities, it was wonderful to have such talent in our little country town. I loved how Sally involved the whole audience, talking us through the music and each individual song’s story.” (Quirindi Local)

Donations are used for: Artists’ fees, Administration fees, venue hire, piano tuning, public liability insurance, Marketing and promotion costs, program printing, website costs, newsletter production, try booking fees, artist accommodation.

Previous Young Artists have since performed: at the Commonwealth Games, with the Australian Haydn Ensmeble Academy, In AYO and our Young Arts administrators we have offered experience to have been published by CutCommon and Sounds Liek Sydney and received employment at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music and Wagga Conservatorium of Music.

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Sally Walker’s Twilight Musical Dialogues has been a raging success among classical fans”
— Newcastle Herald

Derived from the idea of a sonata being a “dialogue”, Twilight Musical Dialogues is a confiding dialogue in intimate proximity between the performers and audience, with four concept chamber concerts presented in Newcastle and one in regional NSW with internationally acclaimed artists alongside showcased talented local youth artists in a unique atmosphere of humour and pathos.

Passionate about bringing the world of music to Newcastle, Artistic Director Sally Walker engages Australia’s musical luminaries in a “Salon Niveau” with unique programming and commissions of new works. Engaging with regional industry, concerts are preceded by delectations from the Hunter Valley.


Brian-Primrose Fraser