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29 October 2008

ABC Classic FM Australian Music Highlights: November 2008

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November on ABC Classic FM highlights a unique assemblage of collaborative works and explorations from the Melbourne International Biennale of Exploratory Music (MIBEM). Featured Australian artists include: Chris Abrahams, Natasha Anderson, Ben Byrne, David Chesworth, Clocked Out Duo, Carolyn Connors, Jim Denley, Marco Fusinato, Greg Kingston, Max Kohane, Menstruation Sisters, Reindeer and Parchment, John Rodgers, Amanda Stewart and Erkki Veltheim.

This month also includes broadcast premieres of new scored works by Barry Conyngham, Robert Dahm, Mark Isaacs, Elena Kats-Chernin, Rosalind Page, Carl Vine and Dan Walker. And two European 20th-century masters, Messiaen and Scriabin, get a reworking from Mark Knoop and Adam Yee.

Meanwhile on the web, classic/amp finally gets live with the first wave of Australian music from the archives. And the AMU podcasts continue with a weekly window on the diverse and intriguing in contemporary Australian music.

New Music Up Late

With Julian Day

Saturday 1 November 10.30pm – Off The Record: Anthony Pateras
Anthony Pateras is a dynamic and resourceful young composer and performer whose fiery scores have attracted a worldwide following. Tonight he chats about his work and shares with us some of his favourite recordings.

Saturday 8 November 10.30pm – Melbourne International Biennale of Exploratory Music
Kicking off a series of highlights from a brand-new festival held earlier this year, curated by composer Anthony Pateras

Saturday 15 November 10.30pm – more from 2008 Melbourne International Biennale of Exploratory Music

Saturday 22 November 10.30pm – more from 2008 Melbourne International Biennale of Exploratory Music

In Performance

Saturday 1 November 8pm – Halcyon 10th birthday concert
Alison Morgan, soprano & Jenny Duck-Chong, mezzo-soprano; Janet Agostino, guitar; Jeremy Barnett, percussion; Laura Chislett Jones, flute; Ngaire de Korte, oboe; Jenny Druery, double-bass; Claire Edwardes, percussion; Nicole Forsyth, viola; Alice Giles, harp; Stephen Lalor, mandolin; Stephanie McCallum, piano; Steven Meyer, flute; Mirabai Peart, violin; Daryl Pratt, percussion; Julia Ryder, cello; Veronique Serret, violin; Jane Sheldon, soprano; Diana Springford, clarinet; Antony Walker, conductor; Sally Whitwell, piano.
Incl. Damien Ricketson – Seven relics (excerpt); Katy Abbott – It is Just the Heart: Night thoughts

Wednesday 5 November 8pm – HUSH Project.
Direct broadcast from the Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney.
Compositions by inaugural Freedman Jazz Fellowship winner, Andrea Keller, performed by Andrea and other Freedman Fellows; Genevieve Lacey, recorder; Julien Wilson, saxophone; Stephen Magnusson, trumpet; Phil Slater, trumpet; Claire Edwardes, percussion; Matt McMahon, piano; Andrea Keller, piano

Friday 7 November 9pm
Direct broadcast from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre
The Queensland Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon, conductor
Incl. Barry Conyngham – Cala Tuent (Australian premiere)

Tuesday 11 November 7.30pm
Direct broadcast from Melba Hall, University of Melbourne
Freshwater Trio
Incl. Messiaen arr. Adam Yee – O sacrum convivium!; Scriabin arr. Mark Knoop – Two Preludes in B flat; Robert Dahm – Piano Trio (world premiere)

Tuesday 18 November 7.30pm
Direct broadcast from the Adelaide Town Hall
Australian String Quartet
Incl. Richard Meale – String Quartet No 2: Cantilena Pacifica

Monday 24 November 8pm
Sydney Philharmonia: Josephine Allan, piano; Kate Golla, piano; Elizabeth Scott, conductor; Brett Weymark, conductor; Sydney Philharmonia Chamber Singers; Sydney Philharmonia Symphony Chorus – concert recorded in July 2007.
Incl. Rosalind Page – Flow (world premiere); Dan Walker – Dusk (world premiere); Elena Kats-Chernin – The Uninvited Stranger (world premiere); Mark Isaacs – I carry your heart with me (world premiere); Matthew Hindson – Heartland

Weekend Life

With Mairi Nicholson

Saturday 8 November 12pm
Takács Quartet
Incl. Richard Mills – Fantasias and Capriccio

Sunday 16 November 12pm
SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra; Brett Dean, viola; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor
Incl. Brett Dean – Intimate Decisions for viola

Saturday 29 November 12pm
West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Arvo Volmer, conductor
Incl. Carl Vine – Symphony No 7 (world premiere)

Saturday Session

With Stephen Snelleman

Saturday 1 November 3pm
Sally Mays, piano
Helen Gifford – Piano Sonata; Lost; Loss ; Margaret Sutherland – Extension; Chiaroscuro II; Voices I; Eric Gross – Playful Sally; Frank Millward – Clown Dance 2

Sunday Live

With Julie Howard

Sunday 16 November 3pm
Kegelstatt Ensemble: Ben Dollman, violin; Anna Webb, viola; Cameron Waters, cello; Stephanie Wake-Dyster, clarinet; Leigh Harrold, piano
Incl. Quentin Grant – Eleven Broken Dances for viola, cello and piano.
Direct broadcast from ABC Adelaide Studio 520, Collinswood. Concert-goers in Adelaide are welcome. Please be seated by 2.20pm as the performance begins promptly at 2.30 Adelaide time. Entry is free.

At Home

With Julian Day

Saturday 8 November 7pm
Larry Sitsky – Violin Concerto No 2; String Quartet No 2 (Concert Studies)

Saturday 15 November 7pm
Margaret Sutherland – Concerto for violin and orchestra; String Quartet No 1

Saturday 22 November 7pm
Colin Brumby – Violin Concerto No 2; Richard Meale – String Quartet No 2

Saturday 29 November 7pm
Ross Edwards – Violin Concerto (Maninyas); Graeme Koehne – String Quartet No 3 (True History of the Kelly Gang)

Just Classics

With Damien Beaumont

Monday 3 November 11am
Incl. Puccini arr. Lanchbery – Madame Butterfly: 'Suzuki prays'; 'One fine day'

Tuesday 4 November 11am
Incl. Isaac Nathan – Don John of Austria: Overture

Wednesday 5 November 11am
Incl. Carl Vine – Piano Concerto: 2nd movt

Wednesday 19 November 11am
Incl. John Carmichael – Bravura Waltzes; Nigel Westlake – Antarctica

Friday 21 November 11am
Incl. Penelope Thwaites – A Lambeth Garland

Tuesday 25 November 11am
Incl. John Carmichael – Puppet Show

Wednesday 26 November 11am
Incl. Fritz Hart – The Bush

Friday 28 November 11am
Incl. Ross Edwards – Maninyas; Michael Easton – Cocktail Suite


With Paul Bevan

Tuesday 4 November 4pm
Incl. Philip Wilcher – Arabesque; John Carmichael – Country Fair

Wednesday 12 November 4pm
Incl. Robert Davidson – Junction Road

Wednesday 5 November from 3pm
Incl. Miriam Hyde – Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat minor

Thursday 13 November from 4pm
Incl. John Carmichael – Latin American Suite

Wednesday 19 November 1pm
Australia Ensemble
Incl. Eugene Goossens – Five Impressions of a Holiday, Op 7

Wednesday 19 November from 2.30pm
Stephen Leek – Ancient Cries

Thursday 20 November from 4pm
Incl. Nigel Westlake – Winter in the Forgotten Valley; Richard Mills – Snugglepot and Cuddlepie: finale

Wednesday 26 November from 3pm
Incl. Malcolm Williamson – Our Man in Havana: Suite

Up Late

With Simon Healy

Monday 3 November 10.30pm
Incl. Graeme Koehne – Tivoli Dances

Thursday 6 November 10.30pm
Incl. Peter Sculthorpe – My Country Childhood

Thursday 20 November 10.30pm
Incl. William Lovelock – Rhapsody Concerto for harp and orchestra

Your Requests

With Julie Howard

Saturday 15 November 10am
Incl. Barry McKimm – Piccolo Concerto

Sunday 16 November 10am
Incl. Ann Carr-Boyd – The Bells of Sydney Harbour; George Marshall-Hall – Quartet in B

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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