28 July 2011
Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in August 2011
Lots of Australian music in New Music Up Late on Saturday nights this August, and a great series of Sunday Live concerts from Brisbane, including new Australian music from Topology, Nicholas Ng and colleagues, and others. It also looks a little like Percy Grainger month, with Grainger featuring strongly in concerts from Townsville and from the BBC Proms among others. And there's plenty of other Australian music, including a world premiere from Elena Kats-Chernin, and recent works by Rosalind Page, Ian Munro and Brett Dean, and classics from Peter Sculthorpe and Richard Meale.
You can also listen to and read about Australian music in our online archival recording collection classic/amp, or subscribe to our weekly AMU podcast for new Australian music recordings and artist interviews. Recent featured music includes performances from this year's Liquid Architecture festival and a range of approaches to the keyboard in new works by Australian composers.
New Music Up Late
With Julian Day
Saturday 6 August 10:30pm - Play the Guitar
Julian talks to two guitarists about their passions: to Zane Banks about the electric guitar and Ingwe, the epic work written for him by composer George Lentz; and to Aleksandr Tsiboulski about his music and his latest CD.
Saturday 13 August 10:30pm - Handmade Festival
A festival of handmade musical instruments, from natural materials to bent circuits. Find out more about this unique festival from some of the artists, talking about their work and about the Handmade Festival, happening in Melbourne in August.
Saturday 20 August 10:30pm
We feature a significant radiophonic work from composer/sound artist Ros Bandt's oeuvre in celebration of her 60th birthday. And we check out the 'Fresh Meat' on offer from a new composer project of this name created by Melody Eötvös and Annie Hsieh.
Saturday 27 August 10:30pm - Frequency Oz
Having curated a whole series of programs on Australia's radiophonic heritage for the U.K.'s Resonance FM, radiophonic composer Colin Black joins us in studio to present some of his picks and to talk about things radiophonic.
Sundays at 3.00pm
Direct broadcast from the Farrall ABC Ferry Rd Music Centre, West
Concert-goers in Brisbane are welcome. Please be seated by 2.50pm as the performance begins promptly at 3pm. Entry is free.
Sunday 7 August 3.00pm - Wade Gregory, piano; Jingjing Lu,
guzheng; Nicholas Ng, erhu
In a program of primarily traditional Chinese music, the works include: Nicholas Ng - In Meditation; trad. Chinese arr. Nicholas Ng - High Mountains, Flowing Water; Red Morningstar Lilies are in Blossom; and Mandel arr. Gregory - You are there
Sunday 14 August 3.00pm - Topology: Christa Powell, violin; John
Babbage, sax; Bernard Hoey, viola; Kylie Davidson, piano; Robert
Davidson, double bass
Featuring Ten Hands, a new 50-minute work created by the members of Topology
Sunday 28 August 3.00pm Antony Gray, piano
Incl. Fauré arr. Percy Grainger - Après un rêve (After a Dream), Op 7 No 1; and John Carmichael - Homages a Fauré et Ravel
Thursday 16 August 11.05am - Musica Viva Coffee Concerts 2011:
Saguaro Trio: John Chen, piano; Luanne Homzy, violin; Peter
Direct broadcast from the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre.
Incl. Rosalind Page - Piano Trio
Wednesday 3 August 1.05pm - Australian Festival of Chamber Music,
John Contiguglia & Richard Contiguglia, pianos
Percy Grainger - Molly on the Shore; Shepherd's Hey; Spoon River; Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow; Fantasy on George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess; plus works by Bowen and Gershwin. Recorded on Monday in the Townsville Civic Theatre
Thursday 11 August 1.05pm - Australia Ensemble
Incl. Richard Meale - Cantilena Pacifica; Incredible Floridas (Homage to Rimbaud)
Friday 19 August 1.05pm - Musica Viva Australia: New Zealand
String Quartet; Richard Nunns, Maori instruments
Incl. Gillian Whitehead - Puhake ki te rangi (Australian premiere)
Friday 26 August 1.05pm BBC Proms 2011: Northern Sinfonia;
Kathryn Tickell Band; June Tabor, folk singer; Wilson Family,
shanty singers; BBC Singers; John Harle, conductor
Incl. Percy Grainger - Green Bushes; Molly on the Shore; Shepherd's Hey Medley; Early One Morning; Shallow Brown; Scotch Strathspey and Reel
Recorded earlier in August in the Royal Albert Hall, London. Courtesy of the BBC.
Wednesday 3 August 8.00pm - Australian Festival of Chamber Music,
John Contiguglia, piano; Richard Contiguglia, piano; Michael Goldschlager, cello; Jack Liebeck, violin; Amy Dickson, saxophone; Louise Page, soprano; Philippa Candy, piano; Goldner String Quartet; Danny Driver, piano; Piers Lane, piano; Daniel de Borah, piano
Live from the Townsville Civic Theatre, the Percy Grainger works on the program for various combinations of pianos, winds and strings are: Handel in the Strand, Colonial Song, My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone, Willow Willow, The Pretty Maid Milkin' Her Cow, Sprig of Thyme, Irish Tune from County Derry, Green Bushes, Random Round, Country Gardens
Thursday 11 August 7.30pm - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra:
Silver-Garburg Piano Duo; Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Direct broadcast from the Federation Concert Hall, Hobart.
Incl. Elena Kats-Chernin - Obsidian Light (world premiere)
Monday 22 August 7.05pm - Musica Viva Australia: Goldner String
Quartet & Ian Munro, piano
Direct broadcast from the City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney.
Incl. Ian Munro - Piano Quintet
Wednesday 24 August 8.00pm - Australian Chamber Orchestra
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin/director.
Incl. Elena Kats-Chernin - Zoom and Zip
Friday 26 August 8.00pm - Australian World Orchestra
William Barton, didjeridu; Simone Young, conductor
Direct broadcast from the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Incl. Peter Sculthorpe - Earth Cry
Saturday 27 August 8.00pm - Australian World Orchestra
Cheryl Barker, soprano; Elizabeth Campbell, mezzo-soprano; Steve Davislim, tenor; Teddy Tahu Rhodes, baritone; Gondwana Voices; Sydney Philharmonia Choirs; conductors Alexander Briger and Brett Dean
Direct broadcast from the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Incl. Brett Dean - Vexations and Devotions
Every Saturday afternoon ABC Classic FM presents a showcase of Australian music-making. After our Australian concert at 1pm, we hear a selection of performances by Australian artists, many recorded especially for this program in ABC studios around the country. Music selected by Anna van der Leij.
Saturday 6 August 1.00pm - Australian Festival of Chamber Music,
Incl. Martin Wesley-Smith - White Knight and Beaver (Timothy Constable, percussion; Amy Dickson, saxophone). Recorded on Friday in the Townsville Civic Theatre
Saturday 20 August 1.00pm - BBC Proms 2011: BBC Symphony
Orchestra; BBC Singers; Tasmin Little, violin; Sir Andrew Davis,
Incl. Percy Grainger - Irish Tune from County Derry; In a Nutshell, suite.
Recorded in August in the Royal Albert Hall, London. Courtesy of the BBC
Saturdays at 7.05pm, selected and presented by Julian Day
Showcasing Australia's finest composers and performers - an hour of all-Australian music for you on Saturday evenings.
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