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30 January 2012

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in February 2012

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in February 2012

World-class artists perform Australian music on ABC Classic FM in February. Clarinettist extraordinaire, Sabine Meyer, performs Ian Munro's Clarinet Quintet with the Modigliani Quartet, and the King's Singers present a program of early music plus Elena Kats-Chernin's River's Lament. Other concerts this month feature works by Ross Edwards and a performance from the Perth Festival of Brett Dean's Eclipse.

Australian composer Felix Werder turns 90 this month! To celebrate, ABC Classic FM's New Music Up Late and JOLT Arts Inc are presenting a special tribute concert with an all-Werder program, featuring Michael Kieran Harvey, Eugene Ughetti, Silo String Quartet and Warren Burt. This free concert is on Thursday 23 February at 7:30pm at the Iwaki Auditorium in Melbourne. If you can't make it to the concert, tune in to New Music Up Late on 25 February for the broadcast. And catch other great Australian music recordings on New Music Up Late earlier in February, including a recording of Robin Fox's Music For the Bionic Ear project.

There is a second chance to hear works by Andrew Schultz, Iain Grandage and Gordon Hamilton on the Best of Sunday Live repeat broadcast series. And Julian Day presents an hour of all-Australian music on At Home on Saturday evenings at 7pm.

Don't forget you can also listen to and read about Australian music online. Subscribe to our weekly AMU podcast (http://www.abc.net.au/classic/podcasts/feeds/amu.xml) for new Australian music direct to your computer. February's AMU podcast series continues the emerging composer theme with podcasts featuring the 'Breaking Out' concert from the 10th Totally Huge New Music Festival in Perth. And check out the continuing presentation of archival recordings at classic/amp for Australian music from the past 100 years.


Saturday 4 February 8.00pm: Modigliani Quartet; Sabine Meyer, clarinet
Includes Ian Munro - Clarinet Quintet

Thursday 16 February 1.00pm: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra/Alexander Mickelthwate; Freddy Kempf, piano
Incl. Ross Edwards - Veni Creator Spiritus

Saturday 18 February 1.00pm: Escher String Quartet; Brett Dean, viola
Incl. - Brett Dean - Eclipse

Saturday 25 February 1.00pm: the King's Singers
Incl. Elena Kats-Chernin - River's Lament

New Music Up Late

With Julian Day

Saturday 4 February 10.30pm
We'll be broadcasting a concert from Melbourne called 'INTERIOR DESIGN: Music for the Bionic Ear'. This is a collection of pieces designed for people who use a cochlear implant to help them hear better. The composers are a roll-call of critical voices from Melbourne and include Rohan Drape, Natasha Anderson, Ben Harper, James Rushford, Robin Fox and Eugene Ughetti.

Saturday 11 February 11.30pm (note later start time)
We'll be hearing young composer Haydn Woolf's Red Liquid Triangular Condition, a song cycle for soprano and large ensemble recorded recently by ABC Classic FM.

Saturday 25 February 10.30pm
Australia's finest contemporary artists pay tribute to Felix Werder on his 90th birthday with a concert of new and influential works.
Incl. Felix Werder - Ill Tempered Clavier; H Factor; Quinney on the Roof; Recipe for Disaster; The Tempest

Best of Sunday Live

Sunday 5 February 3.00pm: Kristian Chong, piano; Geoffrey Collins, flute; Celia Craig, oboe; Mark Gaydon, bassoon; Harley Gray, bass; Glenys March, harpsichord
Incl. Andrew Schultz - Deep Blue and Dirty

Sunday 12 February 3.00pm: University of Newcastle Chamber Choir; Josephine Tam, piano; Philip Matthias, conductor
Incl. Iain Grandage - Shore; The Owl and the Pussycat; Gordon Hamilton - Bayami

At Home

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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