30 November 2007
ABC Classic FM Highlights - December 2007
December on ABC Classic FM opens with the on-air launch of the Orpheus Remix Awards, featuring six newly created radio works by Australian composers and sound artists and a call for entries to a competition to make new musico-dramatic radio works (go to www.abc.net.au/orpheus for details).
At the other end of the month is the world premiere of a new Paul Stanhope work by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and New Music Up Late’s retrospective on the year’s recorded highlights, including new CD releases and ABC recordings of Australian music.
In between, weekends are looking good this month with the premiere of the Ross Edwards Clarinet Concerto in Weekend Life, and Saturday Session, Rising Stars and Sunday Live all presenting a number of new recordings of Australian compositions.
And don’t forget to subscribe to the ABC Classic FM Australian Music podcast for weekly deliveries of new Australian music to your computer @ www.abc.net.au/classic/australianmusic/
New Music Up Late with Julian Day
Saturday 1 December 10.30pm
Orpheus 2007: New Music From The Underworld
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Monterverdi's L'Orfeo – the world’s first opera – we launch a competition for new 4-minute operas for radio. We also premiere special Orpheus commissions from various Australian composers and sound artists and explore the possibilities of ‘opera’ in today’s culture.
Saturday 22 December 10.30pm
Christmas with the Snow
Tonight we beat the Christmas heat with the broadcast premiere of our recording of David Chisholm’s The Beginning and End of the Snow.
Saturday 29 December 10.30pm
We’ll be playing a range of outstanding tracks and personal favourites that first came our way in 2007, including ABC recordings of new Australian works and Australian independent releases.
Saturday 1 December 8.00pm
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Claire Edwardes (percussion); Calvin Bowman (organ); Richard Mills (conductor). Incl. Richard Mills – Soundscapes
Monday 24 December 8.00pm
Sydney Children’s Choir & Gondwana Voices, Lyn Williams (conductor). “Voices of Angels” program, including a number of Australian choral compositions.
Wednesday 26 December 8.00pm
Australian String Quartet, Piers Lane (piano), Incl. Elena Kats-Chernin – From Anna Magdalena’s Notebook
Friday 28 December 8.00pm
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Boris Brovtsyn (violin); Kirill Karabits (conductor), Incl. Paul Stanhope – Cloudforms*
Wednesday 26 December 9.05am
Sydney Symphony Brass Ensemble, Colin Piper (conductor), Incl. Lully arr. Miller – Music of the Sun King II: excerpts; Alan Holley – Canzona in memory of György Ligeti; David Stanhope –Three Concert Studies for four trombones; Handel arr. Howarth – Music for the Royal Fireworks: excerpts; Bizet arr. Harvey – Carmen: Suite
Thursday 20 December
Incl. Nigel Westlake – Wooden Ships; Penguin Play (‘Antarctica’) & Scott’s Theme; Finale; Postlude
Tuesday 25 December
Christmas Carols, Incl. arr. Gordon Kerry – Once in Royal David’s City; arr. Andrew Ford – Patapan; Peter Sculthorpe – Awake Glad Heart; arr. Carl Vine – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Ross Edwards – Ave Maria Canon; arr. Tristram Cary – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Friday 28 December
Incl. Percy Grainger – Danish Folk Song Suite
Saturday 8 December 12.05pm
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, David Thomas (clarinet); Oleg Caetani (conductor), Incl. Ross Edwards – Clarinet Concerto*
Recorded last month in the Melbourne Town Hall
Saturday 15 December 12.05pm
Australia Ensemble, Incl. Ian Munro – Divertissement sur le nom d’Erik Satie
Saturday 8 December 3.00pm
Audley Green (harpsichord), Incl. Margaret Sutherland – Sonatina (for harpsichord)
Saturday 15 December 3.00pm
Deborah de Graaff (clarinet); Leah Lock (flute); John Martin (piano). Incl. George Pikler – Trio for flute, clarinet and piano; Kristofer Spike – Elegy for a dying planet
Saturday 29 December 3.00pm
Orana Trio: John Cran (bassoon); Danielle Eden (flute and piccolo); Sumiko Yamamura (piano), Incl. David Hush – Three Pieces for solo flute; Matthew Hindson – Love Serenade; David Hush – Two Songs for flute and piano
Saturday 29 December 10.05am
Australian National Wind Orchestra, Russell Hammond (conductor), Incl. Percy Grainger – Lincolnshire Posy
Sunday 30 December 10.05am
Max Cooke, Darryl Coote (pianos), Incl. Peter Sculthorpe – Four Little Pieces
Sunday 9 December 9.05am
Gondwana Voices; Sally Whitwell (piano), Lyn Williams (conductor), Incl. Annie Kwok – Waking Dreamer; Gondwana Voices, Annie Kwok (piano), David Russell (conductor), Christopher Willcock – Set me as a seal upon your heart; What did you get?; Gondwana Voices, Annie Kwok (piano), Kieran Casey (conductor), Iain Grandage – Hush; On the Death of a Bush Church; AYO Brass Quintet, Richard Mills – Requiem Diptych ; Robert Sims – Australian Folksong Suite
Sunday 30 December 9.05am
Richard Haynes (bass clarinet), Emma Baker (cello), Katherine Philp (cello), Paul O’Brien (double bass), Incl. Andrew Ford – Snatches of Old Lauds; Bishop Orchestra, 2004 National Music Camp, Arvo Volmer (conductor), Richard Meale – Scenes from “Mer de Glace”
Direct broadcast from the Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, Melbourne. Concert-goers in Melbourne are welcome. Please be seated by 2.50pm as the performance begins promptly at 3pm. Entry is free.
Sunday 16 December
VoxSynergy. Incl. Eric Bogle – Sound of Singing; Stephen Leek – Monkey and Turtle; Ross Edwards – Flower Song No 2; Kathryn Sadler – River of Love; Andrew – O Lux Beata Trinitas, Stealing & LAWA; Neil Finn – Heart and Music
Sunday 23 December
Jouissance Ensemble, Nick Tsiavos (artistic director)
Jouissance Ensemble draws together a dazzling array of experience and influences, from classical to jazz, blues to opera, complexity to minimalism, and zen to Byzantium.
Monday 3 December from 4.05pm
Peggy Glanville-Hicks – Etruscan Concerto
Wednesday 12 December 1.05pm
Kungsbacka Trio, Incl. Paul Stanhope – Piano Trio “Dolcissimo Uscignolo”
After-concert music. Incl. John Gough – Serenade for Small Orchestra; Percy Grainger – In a Nutshell, Suite; Hubert Clifford – Symphony 1940
And from 4.05pm Incl. John Carmichael – Concerto Folklorico
Wednesday 19 December 1.05pm
Sydney Symphony, Yannick Nezet-Seguin (conductor), Incl. Richard Meale – Very High Kings
Thursday 20 December 1.05pm
After-concert music. Incl. Graeme Koehne – To His servant Bach, God grants a final glimpse - the morning star; Philip Bračanin – Under Yaraandoo
And from 4.05pm, Incl. Gerard Brophy – Concerto in Blue for Guitar and Orchestra
Monday 24 December 1.05pm
After-concert music, Sydney Symphony, Edo de Waart (conductor); Incl. Carl Vine – Celebrare celeberrime; Synergy; Sydney Symphony, Edo de Waart (conductor), Carl Vine – Symphony No 5 (Percussion)
And from 4.05pm, Incl. Ross Edwards – Dragonfly Dance; Richard Charlton – Carpentaria; Elena Kats-Chernin – Deep Sea Dreaming; Peggy Glanville-Hicks – Sonata for Harp
Tuesday 25 December 1.05pm
After-concert music, Incl. W. G. James – The Silver Stars; Graham Powning – Flute Quartet No 1; Richard Mills – Snugglepot and Cuddlepie: excerpts; French arr. Sean O’Boyle – Phil the Fluther’s Ball
Monday 31 December 1.05pm
After-concert music, Incl. John Carmichael – Troubled Dream, after Franz Liszt; John Carmichael – Fantasy Sonata
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