26 November 2012
Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in December 2012
There's a generous portion of world premieres in this month's ABC Classic FM broadcasts. We celebrate the 25th birthday of West Australia's unusually long-lived and energetic concert presenter Tura New Music with performances from Decibel, Clocked Out Duo, and Ensemble Offspring, who all joined Tura in Perth for the celebrations. The birthday broadcasts feature world premiere performances of new works by Australian composers Erik Griswold, Vanessa Tomlinson, Mace Francis, Chris Cobilis, Cat Hope and Lindsay Vickery, and by French composer Lionel Marchetti.
New Music Up Late occupies the 8pm slot for an Evening Concert live studio concert special digging into the intersections of contemporary chamber music and noise in the work of Australians Austin Buckett and Cat Hope and Buckett's mentor, Austrian composer Peter Ablinger. The broadcast features world premieres by both Australians.
There are more world premieres also across the schedule from composers Maria Grenfell, Robert Davidson, Luke Byrne and Sally Whitwell in concerts by the Australia Ensemble, the Camerata of St John's, and a live broadcast Christmas program from Sydney Children's Choir and Gondwana Voices. And, as we approach her centenary, we remember Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks on New Music Up Late and in an all-Peggy Evening Concert program.
Online, the Australian music podcasts join in the Tura 25th celebrations with selections from the birthday concert recordings and an extended interview with artistic director Tos Mahoney. We continue to expand our classic/amp collection of Australian music recordings from the archives with, among other things, a striking 1993 Australian performance of Peggy Glanville-Hicks's Etruscan Concerto.
Broadcast highlights schedule
Monday 3 December
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Australian Chamber Orchestra with the Hilliard Ensemble and Helena Rathbone, violin/leader. Includes Ross Edwards - Veni Creator Spiritus
Thursday 6 December
1.00pm AFTERNOON CONCERT: Australia Ensemble and guests
Includes Debussy arr. Ian Munro - 6 epigraphes antiques; Maria Grenfell - Ten Suns Ablaze (world premiere)
Saturday 8 December
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Peggy Glanville-Hicks 100th
Music and talk about one of the leading Australian musical figures of her generation.
Wednesday 12 December
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Camerata of St John's with Sara Macliver, soprano
Includes Robert Davidson - Fantasia on a theme of the Little Ragamuffin (world premiere)
Friday 14 December
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Tura 25th Birthday Celebrations: Clocked Out Duo
Erik Griswold, prepared piano, toys; Vanessa Tomlinson, percussion
Erik Griswold - Time Crystals (world premiere)
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: TURA 25th Birthday: Ensemble
Jason Noble, clarinet; Claire Edwardes, percussion; Bree van Reyk, percussion; Lamorna Nightingale, flute
Includes Marcus Whale - Slatted Light; Matthew Shlomowitz - Hi Hat & Me
Saturday 15 December
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: NEW MUSIC UP LATE SPECIAL: 'Everything Always'
Curated by Austin Buckett: Lina Andonovska, flute; Elia Bosshard, flute; Austin Buckett, piano; Cat Hope, flute; Carl Morgan, electric guitar; Jon Watts, electronics; John Wilton, percussion.
Features Austin Buckett - Dead Machines (world premiere); Mothlight; improvisers and noise. Cat Hope - Untitled (world premiere); Kingdom Come
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Tura 25th Birthday: Decibel
Cat Hope, director, flute, electronics; Lindsay Vickery, reeds, programming, electronics; Stuart James, piano, percussion, programming, electronics; Tristen Parr cello; Aaron Wyatt, violin, viola; guest artist Eric Griswold, piano
Features Erik Griswold - Bury The Sound (world premiere); Mace Francis - Kata Yoi (world premiere); Chris Cobilis - Forever Alone Together Or (world premiere); Cat Hope - Miss Fortune X (world premiere); Lindsay Vickery - Agilus, Mimoid, Symmetriad (world premiere); Roger Smalley - Monody; Lalo Schifrin arr. Decibel - Scorpio's View
Tuesday 18 December
7.00pm EVENING CONCERT LIVE: Voices of Angels 2012
Sydney Children's Choir; Gondwana Voices; Sally Whitwell, piano; Lyn Williams, conductor
Includes Luke Byrne - Wise Men Three (world premiere); Sally Whitwell - Ring out wild bells (world premiere); Hodie Christus Natus Est; Stephen Leek - Christmas Gift; Kirkpatrick arr. Dan Walker - Away in a manger; Mendelssohn arr. Dan Walker - Hark, the herald angels sing; Gruber arr. Dan Walker - Silent Night; trad arr. Dan Walker - Il est ne le divin enfant; O come, all ye faithful
Friday 21 December
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Sydney Symphony Brass Ensemble/Michael Mulcahy
Includes Elena Kats-Chernin - Mater
Saturday 29 December
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: ANAM Australian Voices: Peggy Glanville-Hicks
Marshall McGuire, director; Jessica Fotinos, harp; Nicholas Evans, clarinet; Rowan Hamwood, flute; Stewart Kelly, piano; Alex Vetter, bassoon; Judith Dodsworth, soprano; Timothy Young, piano; Gladys Chua, piano; Edwina George, violin; Isabel Hede, violin; Kiran Phatak, flute; Rachel Shaw, horn; Jack Ward, cello; Sariah Xu, viola
Peggy Glanville-Hicks - Harp Sonata; Concertino Antico; Come sleep; Sidi Amar in Winter; Final Scene from Sappho; Thomsoniana
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: ABC Classics at 25 (with Bob Maynard)
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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