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19 February 2010

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in March

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in March

March is a big month for Australian music on ABC Classic FM, with a host of Australian works from a range of festivals - including live afternoon recital broadcasts from the Adelaide Festival of Arts and broadcasts of several concert recordings from the 2009 Canberra International Music Festival, among others. And there's a bit of a Russian theme creeping in, with two different Russo-Australian ensembles bringing us new compositions with a taste of the old country in Saturday Session and Sunday Live.

On the web, catch our March podcasts of highlights from Perth's Totally Huge New Music Festival. And there are the latest additions to classic/amp.

Afternoon concerts

Tuesday 2 March 1.30pm (LIVE) - Adelaide Festival: Zephyr Quartet & Greta Bradman, soprano.
Incl. Quentin Grant - Irish Folk Songs

Wednesday 3 March 1.30pm (LIVE) - Adelaide Festival: Igor and Olga Piano Duo.
Incl. Nigel Westlake - Oscillations

Thursday 4 March 1.30pm (LIVE) - Adelaide Festival: Genevieve Lacey, recorder; Marshall McGuire, harp.
Incl. Stuart Greenbaum - 9 Candles for Dark Nights; Andrew Ford - Bagpipe Music

Friday 5 March 1.30pm (LIVE) - Adelaide Festival: Genevieve Lacey, ganassi, recorder, van Eyck recorder, tape & electronics.
Incl. Liza Lim - The long forgetting; Brett Dean & Bob Scott - Nocturne for Miss Genevieve; John Rodgers - The Grey Thrush; Damian Barbeler - Confession 2; John Rodgers - The Magpie; Steve Adam - et dogn

Tuesday 16 March 1.05pm 2009 - Huntington Festival: Bernadette Balkus, piano; Andrew Goodwin, tenor; Dimity Hall, violin; Li-Wei, cello; Irina Morozova, viola; Julian Smiles, cello; Australian String Quartet; Navarra Quartet.
Incl. Ross Edwards - Veni Creator Spiritus; Richard Meale - String Quartet No 2: 'Cantilena Pacifica'

In Performance

Monday 1 March 8.00pm - Adelaide Symphony Orchestra/Arvo Volmer; Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano; Shane Hooton, trumpet.
Incl. Richard Meale - Voss: Suite

Tuesday 2 March 11.00am (LIVE) - Seraphim Trio; David Campbell, double-bass; Jacqueline Cronin, viola (Musica Viva Coffee Concert).
Incl. Roger Smalley - Piano Trio

Tuesday 9 March 8.00pm (LIVE) - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Sebastian Lang-Lessing; Caroline Almonte, piano; Teddy Tahu Rhodes, baritone.
Incl. Brett Dean - Etudenfest

Wednesday 10 March 8.00pm - Australian String Quartet; Lucinda Collins, piano.
Incl. Paul Stanhope - String Quartet No. 1

Monday 15 March 8.00pm - Sculthorpe Portrait Concert (Canberra International Music Festival 2009). William Barton, didjeridu; Gary France, percussion; Alan Hicks, piano; Mina Kanaridis, soprano; David Pereira, cello; Synergy Percussion; Tinalley String Quartet.
Incl. introductions by the composer; Sculthorpe arr. Michael Askill - How the stars were made; Peter Sculthorpe - Irkanda IV (arr. string quartet); Sonata for Cello and Percussion (arr. of viola and percussion perc sonata); The Stars Turn; Sun, a song cycle

Wednesday 17 March 6.30pm (LIVE) - Sydney Symphony/Alexander Briger; Francois-Frederic Guy, piano.
Incl. James Ledger - Arcs and Planes

Saturday 20 March 8:40pm (preceded by the Australian premiere of Arvo Pärt's 4th Symphony) - Canberra International Music Festival 2009. Timothy Constable, percussion; Elena Kats-Chernin, piano; Genevieve Lang, harp; Halcyon; PianoDuo; Synergy Percussion.
Incl. Daniel Walker - King Ludwig's Swans; Elena Kats-Chernin - Vitalia's Steps

Monday 22 March 8.00pm - Canberra International Music Festival 2009: Gerard Bouwhuis, piano; John Harding, violin; Patrick Murphy, cello; Alexander Ross, trumpet; Cees van Zeeland, piano; James Wannan, viola; Kristian Winther, violin.
Incl. Peter Sculthorpe - An Australian Anthem for strings and trumpet; talk by Sculthorpe about 'the composer and the state'

Saturday 27 March 8.00pm - Melbourne Chamber Orchestra/ Kristian Winther; William Hennessy, violin/director; Sara Macliver, soprano.
Incl. Calvin Bowman - Three songs, set to poems of John Shaw Neilson

Monday 29 March 8.00pm - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Baldur Bronnimann; Michael Collins, basset clarinet.
Incl. Elena Kats-Chernin - Ornamental Air

Wednesday 31 March 8.00pm Australia Ensemble.
Incl. Mark Isaacs - String Sextet

New Music Up Late

With Julian Day

Saturday 6th March - Off The Record
A journey through the world of contemporary sound, as curated by a special guest Australian artist.

Saturday 13th March - Canberra International Music Festival
Highlights from last year's festival, kicking off with Phil Slater's epic project 'From the Earth to the Moon and Back Again'.

Saturday 20th March - Canberra International Music Festival
More music from last year's festival, directed by violist and new music specialist Chris Latham. Including music to celebrate the big-O birthdays of Peter Sculthorpe and Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.

Saturday Session

Saturday 6 March 3.00pm - Victor Sangiorgio, piano; Volatinsky Trio: Stephen Lalor, guitar; Anatoli Torjinski, cello; Lucy Voronova, cimbalom.
Incl. Carl Vine Bagatelles; Stephen Lalor - Vostochny-Sapyednie (East-West), Waltz Manouche, Lament & Kavkaz, Zakarpatsky, Ta Pidu Yay V Poloninu, Two-part invention; Flying (Letayushi), Troika; Lucy Voronova - Kupalinka (Belorussian folksong arrangement)

Saturday 20 March 3.00pm - Jane Rosenson, harp; Kirsten Williams, violin.
Incl.Nigel Westlake - Antarctica: 'Beneath the midnight Sun'

Saturday 27 February 3.00pm - The Power of Three: Leah Lock, flute; Deborah de Graaff, clarinet; John Martin, piano.
Incl. George Pikler - Trio for flute, clarinet and piano; Kristofer Spike - Elegy for a dying planet

Sunday Live

Sunday 14 March - Marianna Ensemble.
Incl. Maria Okunev - I'll only dance with you, The Island, Lullaby

This is a direct broadcast from the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, NSW. Concert-goers in the greater Western Sydney area are welcome. Please be seated by 2.50pm as the performance begins promptly at 3pm. Entry is free.

Weekend Life

Saturday 20 March 1.00pm - West Australian Symphony Orchestra/Paul Daniel; Aivale Cole, soprano; Teddy Tahu Rhodes, baritone; West Australian Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Incl. Andrew Ford - A Dream of Drowning (world premiere)

At Home

Australian music from disc with Julian Day, Saturdays at 7.05pm

6 March
Erik Griswold - 3 Latin Rhythms: Guaguanco; Don Kay - The Legend of Moinee: Interlude - Land of Moinee; Erik Griswold - Three Latin Rhythms: Maracatu; Miriam Hyde -Clarinet Sonata in F minor; Erik Griswold - Three Latin Rhythms: Batacada; David Chesworth - Panopticon

13 March
Alan Banks - Cubasso; Peggy Glanville-Hicks - Sappho: Final Scene; Nick Tsiavos - run rabbit run…: Sequenza 3; Derek Strahan - China Spring; Ross Edwards - Koto Dreaming

20 March
John Williams - Slow Dub; Elena Kats-Chernin - Wild Swans Concert Suite: Green Leaf; Eliza Aria; Brothers; Carl Crossin - Dance for the Daughters of Eve, Piano Sonata; John Williams - Extra Time

27 March
Graeme Koehne - Tivoli Dances: Santa Ana Freeway; Margaret Sutherland - Violin Sonata; Stephen Leek - Glasshouses

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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