29 July 2010
Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in August 2010
ABC Classic FM Australian music highlights
August is a big month for Australian music on ABC Classic FM across a wide range of program areas, including concerts in New Music Up Late, Jazz Up Late, Afternoons, Sunday Live and a swag of In Performance broadcasts. Many of these come from festivals of one sort or another including Townsville Chamber Music Festival, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, the BBC Proms, and Australia's newest contemporary art music festival Soundstream: Adelaide Festival of New Music. But perhaps the highlight is the chance for you to hear Simone Young's 2010 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address: "Music in the age of soundbites".
Online check out our latest AMU podcast series Install delving into recent Australian sound installations (http://www.abc.net.au/classic/podcasts/feeds/amu.xml) by artists including Aphids, Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphries, Artefact Collective, and others. And visit our expanding collection of ABC Australian music recordings from the archives at classic/amp (http://www.abc.net.au/classic/australianmusic/presented ).
- MUSIC MAKERS -
With Mairi Nicolson
Sunday 22 August 12.05pm 2010 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address: "Music in the age of soundbites" presented by Simone Young. Established in 1999 by the New Music Network in honour of one of Australia's great international composers, this is an annual forum for ideas relating to the creation and performance of Australian music. Conductor Simone Young is currently General Manager and Music Director of the Hamburg State Opera and Music Director of the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg.
- JAZZ UP LATE -
With Gerry Koster
Friday 6 August 10.30pm Scott Tinkler's Folk
Recorded at the 20th annual Wangaratta Festival of Jazz in 2009, this is a concert that contrasts through-composed sections with passages of free improvisation, with the rather unusual instrumentation of two trumpets, two guitars, two drum kits, double bass and piano. Scott Tinkler and Phil Slater: trumpets; Carl Dewhurst and Steve Magnusson: guitars; Ken Edie and Simon Barker: drums; Philip Rex: double-bass; Marc Hannaford: piano. Trumpeter Scott Tinkler, one of the leading lights of the improvised music scene in Melbourne, here also takes the composer role with his Folk - a work based on the music of the 'folk' in Tinkler's life. "The music reflects the people they are, the places they are from and the relationships they have with each other." Not what people usually call 'folk'.
- NEW MUSIC UP LATE -
With Julian Day
Saturday 7th August 10.30pm Quiver: Entropy Studies
Melbourne is seemingly bursting with new contemporary music ensembles just now, and Quiver is an ensemble whose fine playing and adventurous programming are not to be missed. Tonight we hear a concert recorded by ABC Classic FM late last year, including a group devised work and compositions by George Lentz (Australia), Rebecca Saunders (UK), and David Young (Australia).
Saturday 14th August 10.30pm
Australian composer Andrew Schultz is turning 50. We take a look at the changing musical voice of this well-established and much-commissioned composer.
Saturday 28th August 10.30pm Soundstream: Adelaide Festival of New Music
Live from the ABC Adelaide studios we bring you festival guest cellist John Addison with a solo cello recital, including new works by several emerging composers from Adelaide and interstate: Luke Altmann (Adelaide) Somniloquy ; Jacob ter Veldhuis (Netherlands) Tatatata; Kat McGuffie (Adelaide) new work; Alex Pozniak (Sydney) Mercurial; Toby Twining (Brisbane) 9-11 Blues; Stephen Stanfield (Brisbane) A Lenient Me. We also hear from another guest artist Brian Ritchie (of Violent Femmes fame), now active as a shakuhachi player.
- KEYS TO MUSIC -
With Graham Abbott
Saturday 14 August 9.05am Peter Sculthorpe and Kakadu
In this program Graham looks at three of Peter Sculthorpe's works from the 1980s and 90s which derive their inspiration from Kakadu national Park. These are Kakadu, dating from 1988, and two works written for the guitarist John Williams, Nourlangie and From Kakadu. A special feature of the program will be the opportunity to hear the later version of Kakadu featuring the didjeridu virtuoso William Barton. Repeat of a program from 2005.
- YOUR REQUESTS -
With Marion Arnold
Saturday 7 August 10.05am
This Saturday presenter/programmer Marion Arnold surprises us with an all-Australian selection of music requested by ABC Classic FM listeners - Elena Kats-Chernin Re-inventions (Genevieve Lacey, rec; Flinders Quartet); Nigel Westlake Hinchinbrook Riffs (Slava Grigoryan, guitar); Glass arr Amy Dickson Violin Concerto (Amy Dickson, soprano sax; Royal Phil Orch/Mikel Toms); Alfred Hill Symphony No 2 'Joy of Life' (Genty Stevens, s; Norma Hunter, ms; Alan McKie, br; Adelaide Singers; Adelaide Phil Choir; South Australian Sym Orch/Patrick Thomas). Email requests to Marian at this address: http://www.abc.net.au/classic/requests/
- IN PERFORMANCE -
Wednesday 4 August 8.00pm Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville, 2010
Live broadcast from the Townsville Civic Theatre, featuring the Camarata of St John's, Goldner String Quartet and all other string players in the Festival in a mostly C20th program including Frederick Septimus Kelly Elegy for string orchestra
Friday 6 August 8.00pm Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville, 2010
Live broadcast from the Townsville Civic Theatre, featuring Camerata of St John's with Alice Giles, harp; Michael Collins, clarinet, including Roger Smalley Strung Out
Saturday 7 August 8.00pm Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville, 2010
Live broadcast from the Townsville Civic Theatre, featuring Camerata of St John's; Bernadene Blaha & Piers Lane, pianos; and others in a program including Arthur Benjamin From San Domingo; Jamaicalypso; Jamaican Rumba
Monday 9 August 8.00pm Southern Cross Sololists plus Alexis Kenny, flute; Monique Latemore, soprano; Gregory Messingham, narrator; St Peters Chorale; Graeme Morton, conductor. Program: Mozart arr Paul Dean Ch'io mi scordi di te, K505; Stephen Leek The Future; Paul Stanhope Pirramimma, a garden of dreams; Mendelssohn arr Paul Dean A Midsummer Night's Dream
Thursday 12 August 6.30pm Sydney Symphony; Dene Olding, violin; Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor. Live broadcast from the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, including
Ross Edwards Maninyas, Violin Concerto
Saturday 14 August 8.00pm Australian Chamber Choir; Robin Batterham, organ; Douglas Lawrence, director. Incl. Andrew Batterham Three Psalms; Lawrence Whiffin Revolutionary Fugue; followed by Queensland Youth Symphony; Suzanna Hlinka, piano; John Curro, conductor, including Larry Sitsky Symphony No 3 (World première)
Tuesday 17 August 8.00pm BBC PROMS 2010: Australian Youth Orchestra; Ekaterina Gubanova, mezzo-soprano; Sir Mark Elder, conductor, including Brett Dean Amphitheatre (London première). Courtesy of the BBC
Wednesday 18 August 8.00pm Sydney Symphony Farewell Concert; John Chen, piano;
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor; live broadcast from the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, including Peter Sculthorpe Memento mori
Saturday 21 August 8.00pm Australian Chamber Orchestra; Diana Doherty, oboe; Christopher Moore, viola; Timo-Veikko Valve, cello; Maxime Bibeau, double-bass; Helena Rathbone, violin/director, including Matthew Hindson Crime and Punishment (World première)
Wednesday 25 August 8.00pm 2010 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards: Stage 3 Other Instruments Final. Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Young, conductor; Young Performer Finalists: Melissa Doecke, flute; Ashley William Smith, clarinet; Guy Spielman, clarinet; Andrew Wiering, percussion, including Ross Edwards Clarinet Concerto
Thursday 26 August 8.00pm Soundstream: Adelaide Festival of New Music Opening Concert. Live broadcast with Vortex Ensemble: Andrew Wiering, Nick Parnell, Ryan Simm and colleagues, percussion; Anna Goldsworthy, Jonathan Heng, Deborah Ng & Gabriella Smart, pianos; Roland Peelman, conductor, including Andrew Wiering Vortex
Monday 30 August 7.00pm Musica Viva Australia: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Stephen Layton, conductor. Live broadcast from the City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, including Paul Stanhope Exile Lamentations: Deserts of Exile
- AFTERNOON CONCERTS -
Tuesday 10 August 1.05pm Simon Tedeschi and Roger Woodward, Piano Duo, including Anne Boyd Book of the Bells for two pianos
Thursday 12 August 1.05pm Musica Viva Australia: Elias String Quartet - Sara Bitlloch, violin; Donald Grant, violin; Martin Saving, viola; Marie Bitlloch, cello, including Carl Vine String Quartet No 4
- SATURDAY SESSION -
Saturday 14 August 3.00pm Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Choir; Sydney Conservatorium Instrumental Ensemble; Jenny Liu, soprano; Anna Dowsley, mezzo-soprano; Pascal Herington, tenor; Alexander Knight, baritone; Neil McEwan, conductor. Includes Matthew Orlovich Communion of Reparation (for Our Lady of Sorrows) (World première)
Saturday 28 August 3.00pm Australian Brass Quintet: Tristram Williams, trumpet; David Elton, trumpet; Michael Bertoncello, trombone; Shannon Pittaway, trombone; Ben Jacks, horn. Includes: David Stanhope 3 Folksongs for Brass Quintet
- SUNDAY LIVE -
Live broadcast from the Ferry Road Music Centre, West End, Brisbane.
Concert-goers in Brisbane are welcome. Please be seated by 2.50pm
as the performance begins promptly at 3pm. Entry is free.
Sunday 8 August 3.00pm Badinerie Players; Emma Baker-Spink, soprano; Daniel Curro, cello. Includes Paul Stanhope Sea Chronicles: movts 2, 4 & 5; Elena Kats-Chernin Wild Swans: Eliza's Aria
- AT HOME -
Saturdays @7.05pm with Julian Day
7 August - Claire Maclean Hope There Is; Paul Stanhope Machinations; Claire Maclean Et Misericordia; Sean O'Boyle Riversymphony
14 August - David Stanhope Folksong Suite No 3: Droylsden Wakes; Richard Mills Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra; Mark Clement Pollard Piano Sonata No 1: 2nd movt; Imogen Manins, Tony Gould and David Jones The River Meets The Sea; Imogen Manins, Tony Gould and David Jones Under The Tall Trees; Tony Gould Kashmir Remembered
21 August - Cathy Travers Pesto; Carl Vine Symphony No 3; Ross Edwards Five Little Piano Pieces; Mark Clement Pollard/Dean Frenkel Wishmaker
28 August - Raffaele Marcellino L'Arte Di Volare (The Art Of Flying): Lesson 3, Gliding; Julian Yu In The Sunshine of Bach: II; Julian Yu Concertino on Chinese Themes; Meghan Stevens Twilight; Carl Vine Sonata
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Stephen Adams is a composer of concert music, music theatre and digital music. Since 2004, he has been working full-time at ABC Classic FM in the development of Australian music programming, recording and commissioning projects, and online Australian music presentation. Since 2006, he has been co-producer of CFM’s New Music Up Late program. Recent online projects include the AMU podcast, Orpheus Remix Awards, Lute Project and classic/amp.
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