24 April 2008
ABC Classic FM Australian Music Highlights: May 2008
© Stephen Adams
The month of May on ABC Classic FM features the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Metropolis Concert Series, celebrating the music of contemporary Australian composers Georges Lentz, Mary Finsterer and Keith Humble, plus other In Performance concert broadcasts including world premieres from Matthew Hindson and Gerard Brophy, and the world premiere of a special collaborative orchestral composition by Matthew Hindson and William Barton in ‘Afternoons’.
‘New Music Up Late’ goes west this month with a concert by Perth’s ‘Pi’ Ensemble, including a new piece by Cathie Travers and an Off The Record interview program with Perth’s Ross Bolleter, Australia’s master of the ‘ruined’ piano. Plus we present a new radiophonic work from award-winning sound artist Colin Black.
And the Australian Music website presents a new special feature, four new solo works for lutes, commissioned by ABC Classic FM. Just go to http://www.abc.net.au/classic/australianmusic and follow the links to hear and see master lutenist Tommie Andersson in a series of videos performing these unique works and introducing us to the instrument, along with the challenges of performing these new works.
New Music Up Late with Julian Day
Sat 3 May 10:30pm
Off The Record: Ross Bolleter
Famed for his work with 'ruined' pianos, Ross Bolleter is one of the true mavericks of the experimental scene. Tonight we hear his work along with his musical influences.
Sat 17 May 10:30pm
Join us for a concert given by ‘Pi’ Ensemble, featuring a new work by Cathie Travers – Sanctuary , inspired by the Mt Gibson Sanctuary in Western Australia. Additional works by David Pye – The Seasons ; David Pye/ Lee Buddle – Jarrah [the life of a giant].
Saturday 24 May 10:30pm
Longing, Love and Loss
Have you ever been in love? Tonight we hear an ambitious radiophonic meditation on the topic by award-winning sound artist Colin Black.
Friday 9 May 8.00pm
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Volmer (conductor), Pei-Jee Ng, Pei-Sian Ng, Li-Wei & Nicolas Altstaedt (cellos). Incl. Matthew Hindson – Ictalurus Punctatus *
Saturday 10 May 8.00pm
MSO Metropolis Festival
Live from the CUB Malthouse, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Brett Dean (conductor). Featuring Georges Lentz – Caeli enarrant…III; Mary Finsterer – Ruisselant and Keith Humble – Arcade V.
Monday 19 May 7.05pm
Australian String Quartet
Live from the City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. Australian String Quartet, Marshall McGuire (harp). Incl. Ross Edwards – Arafura Dances.
Thursday 22 May 8.00pm
Ensemble Gombert, John O’Donnell (conductor). Incl. Nigel Butterley – The True Samaritan; Ross Edwards – Ab Estatis Foribus; Clare Maclean – Christ the King; Peter Campbell – Three Settings of Robert Frost; Calvin Bowman – To Daffodills; Vaughan McAlley – Missa Caelestis.
Wednesday 28 May 7.30pm
TrioZ: Kathryn Selby, Niki Vasilakis & Emma-Jane Murphy, Incl. Ross Edwards – Piano Trio.
Friday 30 May 8.00pm
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Synergy Percussion, TaikOz, Riley Lee, shakuhachi & Prudence Davis, flute. Live from Hamer Hall, The Arts Centre, Melbourne. Incl. Gerard Brophy – The Book of Clouds*.
Wednesday 7 May 4.05pm
Incl. Ross Edwards – Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra.
Tuesday 13 May 1.05pm
NDR Philharmonic Orchestra, Susanne Mälkki (conductor)
Incl. Brett Dean – Carlo for strings, sampler and tape.
Wednesday 14 May 1.05pm
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Werner Andreas Albert (conductor)
Incl. Philip Bračanin – Symphony No 3.
Wednesday 28 May 1.05pm
Sydney Symphony, Richard Gill (conductor), William Barton (didjeridu). Incl. Matthew Hindson & William Barton – Kalkadunga *
Saturday 3 May 7.00pm
Andrew Ford – Snatches of Old Lauds ; Philip Czaplowski – Concerto for Clarinet and Strings; Meghan Stevens – Twilight; Elena Kats-Chernin – Charlston Noir; Stuart Greenbaum – But I Want The Harmonica.
Saturday 10 May 7.00pm
Peter Sculthorpe – New Norcia; Maria Grenfell – Four Leunig Pieces; Peter Sculthorpe – Great Sandy Island; Stephen Adams – Sydney Dreaming.
Saturday 17 May 7.00pm
Stuart Greenbaum – 90 Minutes Circling the Earth; William Lovelock – Rhapsody Concerto for Harp and Orchestra; Padma Newsome – Yeri Ali ; Cathie Travers – Pesto; Cathie Travers – TVC.
Saturday 24 May 7.00pm
Martin Kay – Tango; Phillip Houghton – From The Dreaming; Richard Charlton – Spiral Ellipse; Richard Charlton – Romanza; Richard Mills – Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.
Saturday 31 May 7.00pm
Carl Vine – Red Blues; Margaret Sutherland – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; Andrew Ford – Asides On The Oboe; Elena Kats-Chernin – Wild Rice.
Direct broadcast from the Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne.
Concert-goers in Melbourne are welcome. Please be seated by 2.50pm as the performance begins promptly at 3pm. Entry is free.
Sunday 4 May 3.00pm
Odeon Guitar Trio: Doug de Vries (guitar, cavaquinho), Ken Murray (guitar, mandolin), Jaime Smith (guitar, mandolin). Ravel arr. Doug de Vries – Valses nobles et sentimentales; Bellinati – Baião de Gude; Doug de Vries – Astoria; Jobim arr Pereira – Eu te amo; Ken Murray – Ruben’s Rhumba; Ken Murray – Scarlett; Doug de Vries – Pranto de cavaco.
Sunday 11 May
Colin Spiers – ZYJ. Tristram Williams (trumpet), Michael Fowler (piano).
Saturday 31 May 10.00am
West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Wendy Pomroy (piano), Patrick Thomas (conductor). Colin Brumby – Piano Concerto.
Sunday 25 May 10.00am
Australian Youth Orchestra, Thomas Woods (conductor). Matthew Hindson – A Symphony of Modern Objects: Twisted Ladders
Wednesday 21 May
Jennifer Bates, Jean Long, John Stewart, Geoffrey Eager, William Brooks (soloists), Joyce Hutchinson (piano); Sydney Philharmonia Choir; Peter Seymour (conductor); Sydney Symphony, John Hopkins (conductor). Incl. Percy Grainger – Tribute to Foster.
Saturday 18 May 3.00pm
Catherine Davis (piano), James Kortum (flute). Margery Smith – Sonata for solo flute.
Saturday 31 May 3.00pm
Stephen Emmerson (piano), Georgia Hawes (mezzo-soprano), Pat Marchisella (double-bass), Patricia Pollett (viola), Floyd Williams (clarinet). Program includes Mark Isaacs – Night Song; Mark Isaacs – Lullaby; Mark Isaacs – Dream Chant; Elena Kats-Chernin – Naive Interlude.
Saturday 19 May 12.05pm
Sydney Symphony, Steven Sloane (conductor), Tabea Zimmerman (viola). Georges Lentz – Monh, from Mysterium (Caeli enarrant…VII)**
* = World premiere
** = Australian premiere
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