Salon Series – Buda Garden Room

Presented with special support from Marshall and Marysia Segan

COULD THINGS get more special than intimate performances from some of this Festival’s biggest draws, set among gorgeous gardens? The historic house of Buda plays host to these indoor Salon sessions. It’s an immaculately preserved villa of the gold-rush era, and has an aviary, tennis pavilion and grape pergola on its stunning grounds. With a limited capacity per show, you’re guaranteed unplugged, pared-back sets that get to the very essence of the artists.


Monday, March 22, 11:00am

Allara’s evocative spoken word compositions pay respect to ancient oral traditions over double bass and loops that draw from hip-hop, neo-soul and jazz.

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Cathy-Di Zhang

Tuesday, March 23, 11:00am

Soprano Cathy-Di Zhang performs an Edith Piaf set, celebrating a life steeped in romance, poignancy and tragedy – but always with an eye to finding beauty.

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Goldner String Quartet

Sunday, March 21, 11:00am

The quartet has retained all four original members since its formation in 1995, and has garnered a reputation for excellence around the world.

Repertoire – Adagio and Fugue K.546 – Mozart 7’30’’

Andante Amoroso for Violin and Viola – Hindson 9’

Ecstatic Dance for Violin and Cello –  Edwards 5’

Oracion del Torero – Turina 8’15’’

Peggy’s Minute Rag & Slicked Back Tango for 2 Violins – Kats-Chernin 3’

Quartet No.2 – Borodin 15’
3. Nocturne
4. Finale: Andante – Vivace

Quartet No.3 1. Moderato – Vasks 6’

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Jess Hitchcock

Thursday, March 25, 2:00pm
Jess Hitchcock’s compositions blend country, pop and a South Pacific tinge – thanks to her ukulele and lilting vocals. For this intimate set she will be accompanied by Phoebe Elsworth.

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Friday, March 26, 11:00am

This performance sees one of Australia’s most successful and respected singer/songwriters performing a solo acoustic set in the beautiful surrounds of the Garden Room at Buda drawn from his vast back catalogue of songwriting.

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Richard Narroway

Thursday, April 1, 2:00pm

Cellist Richard Narroway performs a wide-ranging program of unaccompanied cello works written by a diverse array of composers.

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