27 March 2013
Australian music on ABC Classic FM in April 2013
While more traditional classical music dominates this month's broadcasts from the Musica Viva festival, there's plenty of Australian music on offer in ABC Classic FM's April Sunday Live concerts, from the jazz combo music of Jackson Harrison through music for sax and string quartet by Jeremy Rose and Eric Gross, to Nigel Westlake's first string quartet and music for winds and piano from Brenton Broadstock. And on Anzac Day there's a second chance to hear the complete Westlake The Glass Soldier suite.
On New Music Up Late there's a concert from Syzygy Ensemble including music by Roger Smalley, Ensemble Offspring playing music by Matthew Shlomowitz and honorary Australian Cor Fuhler (NL/AUS) among others, and Perth's Soft Soft Loud Festival featuring the world premiere of Steve Newcomb's Antihero Suite.
On the internet there's more new music and talk for download in the New Waves Podcasts , including a series of recordings of new piano music performed by Zubin Kanga as part of his Spectrum program. And more recordings from the ABC archives in Rewind: the Australian Music Collection.
Broadcast highlights schedule
Monday 1 April
8.00pm EVENINGS: Selby and Friends: Glen Donnelly, viola; Elizabeth Layton, violin; Kathryn Selby, piano; Julian Smiles, cello. Includes Paul Stanhope - My Song is Love Unknown
Thursday 4 April
1.00pm AFTERNOONS: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/ Markus Stenz; Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano; Ladies of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus; National Boys Choir of Australia.
Includes Ross Edwards - Water Spirit Song
Saturday 6 April
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Ensemble Offspring
Incl. Matthew Shlomowitz - Hi-hat and me; Cor Fuhler - When snoopy met boop
Sunday 7 April
3.00pm SUNDAY LIVE: Jackson Harrison, piano; Phil Slater, trumpet; Ben Waples, double bass.
Jackson Harrison - Throwing Light Suite; Music to Forget; What You Left Behind; Ajanta; Roundel; Day for Night
Saturday 13 April
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Syzygy Ensemble
Incl. Roger Smalley - Poles Apart
Sunday 14 April
3.00pm SUNDAY LIVE: Andrew Barnes, bassoon; Brenda Jones, piano; Alexandre Oguey, oboe.
Incl. Brenton Broadstock - I touched your glistening tears
Tue 23 April
1.00pm AFTERNOONS: Seraphim Trio and Diana Doherty, oboe
Incl. Andrew Ford - Spirit of the Staircase
Tue 23 April
7.00pm EVENINGS: Morgenstern Trio and Christopher Moore, viola LIVE
Incl. Ross Edwards - Piano Trio
Thursday 25 April
1.00pm AFTERNOONS: Australian Youth Orchestra/Arvo Volmer
Incl. Nigel Westlake - The Glass Soldier: Suite
Saturday 27 April
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Soft Soft Loud
Dafydd Camp, oboe; Paul Dean, clarinet; Matthew Hoy, cello; James Ledger, conductor; Semra Lee-Smith, violin; Adam Mikulicz, bassoon; Steve Newcomb, toy piano; Andrew Nicholson, flute; Anna O'Hagan, violin; Liam O'Malley, trombone; Giovanni Pasini, violin; Adam Pinto, piano; Andrew Rootes, double bass; Joshua Webster, percussion; Tim White, percussion.
Incl. Steve Newcomb - Antihero Suite (world premiere)
Sunday 28 April
3.00pm SUNDAY LIVE: Sydney Camerata Quartet and Nicholas Russoniello, saxophone.
Jeremy Rose - Quintet for saxophone and string quartet; Nigel Westlake - High Tension Wires (String Quartet No 1); Bartók arr. Westlake - Romanian Folk Dances; Eric Gross - Quintet for saxophone and string quartet
Saturdays at 7.00pm with Julian Day
Showcasing Australia's finest composers and performers - an hour of all-Australian music for you on Saturday evenings.
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