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30 May 2008

ABC Classic FM Australian Music Highlights: June 2008

Stephen Adams Image: Stephen Adams  

The month of June on ABC Classic FM features the music of contemporary Australian composers including ‘In Performance’ concert broadcasts with the world premiere of a work by Calvin Bowman along with works by Richard Meale, Peter Sculthorpe and Richard Mills.

‘New Music Up Late’ sets sail for Dublin with this year’s entry for the International Rostrum of Composers, featuring a stunning new studio chamber work by Damian Barbeler. Then return home for a taste of The NOW Now Festival of Spontaneous Music, held recently in the Blue Mountains, NSW.

And don’t forget the Australian Music website’s special feature at www.abc.net.au/classic/australianmusic/

Follow the link to hear and see master lutenist Tommie Andersson in a series of videos performing and introducing four new solo works for lutes, commissioned by ABC Classic FM.

New Music Up Late with Julian Day

Saturday 7th June 10.30pm

Exquisite Blood
Is blood exquisite? Is paint divine? Tonight we premiere Damian Barbeler’s Exquisite Blood, a studio chamber work which takes the piano trio to new places in pursuit of the inspired fusion of pictorial content and the physicality of paint in the intense crucifixion canvases of Titian.

Saturday 14th June 10.30pm

New sounds for your late night listening. With John Encarnacao.

Saturday 28th June

The NOW now now
With Stephen Adams. Tonight we visit the 7th NOW now Festival of Spontaneous Music, held earlier this year in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

In Performance

Monday 2nd June 8.00pm

West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Recorded in the Perth Concert Hall with Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Incl. Peter Sculthorpe Sun Music III

Wednesday 11th June 9.00pm

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Recorded at the Federation Concert Hall, Hobart with Sue-Ellen Paulsen (cello) and Richard Mills (conductor)
Incl. Richard Mills Cello Concerto

Thursday 12th June 7.05pm

Concertgebouw Chamber Music
Storioni Trio, Amsterdam: Bart van de Roer (piano), Wouter Vossen (violin), Marc Vossen (cello).
Incl. Gordon Kerry Piano Trio No 2 Im Winde

Wednesday 18th June 8.00pm

Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Robin Ticciati (conductor). Incl. Richard Meale Clouds now and then

Monday 23rd June 7.05pm

Australia Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
Colin Fox presents a direct broadcast from The Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
Incl. Calvin Bowman Divertimento for Strings*.  


Tuesday 3rd June 4.05pm

Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Werner Andreas Albert (conductor), Gerhard Mallon (flute)
Incl. Phillip Houghton From the Dreaming

Tuesday 24th June 4.05pm

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Ola Rudner
Incl. Carl Vine TheTempest Suite

Wednesday 25th June 1.05pm

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Vernon Handley (conductor), Joel Marangella (oboe & cor anglais), Jane Geeson, Sebastien Lipman (harp)
Incl. Eugene Goossens – Concert Piece, Op 65

Wednesday 25th June 4.05pm

Sydney Mandolins/Adrian Hooper
Incl. Ann Carr-Boyd Musicfor an Imaginary Italian Film

Wednesday 26th June 4.05pm

Australia Ensemble
Incl. Brenton Broadstock – Symphony for Chamber Ensemble: II, Life

Monday 30th June 1.05pm

Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Barlow (conductor)
Incl. Graeme KoehneTheSelfish Giant

At home

Saturday 7th June 7.00pm

Andrew Ford – Snatches of Old Lauds ; William Lovelock – Concerto for Viola and Orchestra; Russell Gilmour – The Suite Hereafter: Set Two; Erik Griswold – Three Latin Rhythms (for prepared piano)

Saturday 14th June 7.00pm

Robert Davidson Junction Road – Topology; Gerard Brophy The Room Of The Saints; Stephen Leek Muttaburra; Robert Davidson Strata; Gerard Brophy Umbigada Obrigado

Saturday 21st June 7.00pm

Matthew Hindson – Chrissietina’s Magic Fantasy; Bruce Cale – Cello Concerto, Op 65; Joseph Twist – Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep; Alan Holley – Cage of Gold; Alan Holley – Cloud Rim; Alan Holley – Summer Bird.

Saturday 28th June 7.00pm

Anne Boyd – Goldfish Through Summer Rain; Gerard Brophy – Concerto In Blue; John Peterson – Walking On Glass

Saturday Session

Saturday 7th June 3.00pm

Ross Edwards – Maninya I; Anne Boyd – Cycle of Love

* World premiere

Stephen Adams is a composer of concert music, music theatre and digital music, and recent collaborations include working with the Opera Project, Sydney Chamber Choir and The Song Company. Since 2004, he has been working full-time at ABC Classic FM in the development of Australian music programming, recording and commissioning projects, online Australian music presentation, and more recently as co-producer of CFM’s New Music Up Late program.


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