19 February 2010
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.
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'
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
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,
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 6 March 3.00pm - Victor Sangiorgio, piano; Volatinsky
Trio: Stephen Lalor, guitar; Anatoli Torjinski, cello; Lucy
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,
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 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.
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)
Australian music from disc with Julian Day, Saturdays at 7.05pm
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
Alan Banks - Cubasso; Peggy Glanville-Hicks - Sappho: Final Scene; Nick Tsiavos - run rabbit run…: Sequenza 3; Derek Strahan - China Spring; Ross Edwards - Koto Dreaming
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
Graeme Koehne - Tivoli Dances: Santa Ana Freeway; Margaret Sutherland - Violin Sonata; Stephen Leek - Glasshouses
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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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