27 February 2013
Australian music on ABC Classic FM in March 2013
It's a diverse month of Australian music offerings on ABC Classic FM. We kick off with two concerts from the New Music Network's 2012 concert series featuring new music by Paul Cutlan, Daniel Blinkhorn, Timothy Franklin, Roger Dean and Matthew Burtner.
Then there's an unusual quantity of Australian vocal music across the month's schedule. New Music Up Late presents the broadcast premieres of the full three acts of David Young's operatic trilogy Minotaur from Chamber Made Opera. The month ends with a second chance to hear Gerard Brophy's Easter meditation Gethsemane with The Song Company. In between there are songs and song cycles by Alan Tregaskis, Larry Sitsky, Peter Sculthorpe, Peter J Casey, Calvin Bowman and Vince Jones.
There are also some substantial orchestral works on the menu from Graeme Koehne (courtesy of the SSO), Andrew Schultz (performed by the Canberra Symphony) and James Ledger (thanks to the WASO's Latitude Horizons concerts). And a Sunday Live full of harp music from Martin Wesley-Smith, Larry Sitsky, Ross Edwards and others.
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Broadcast highlights schedule
Friday 1 March
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Huntington Festival 2012.
Includes Carl Vine - String Quartet No 4 (Australian String Quartet)
Saturday 2 March
7.00pm AT HOME: New Music Network 2013 season launch
We're marking the launch of the New Music network 2013 season with the broadcast premiere of a recording from the 2012 series of Paul Cutlan's Across the Top Suite, performed by wind player Paul Cutlan, double-bassist Brett Hirst, and string quartet The Noise.
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: New Music Network 2013 season
Features music from a NMN 2012 series concert by Daniel Blinkhorn, Timothy Franklin, Roger Dean and Matthew Burtner. Plus more from Paul Cutlan, Brett Hirst and The Noise.
Sunday 3 March
3.00pm SUNDAY LIVE: Christina Wilson, mezzo-soprano; Alan Hicks, piano; Robert Harris, viola.
Includes Alan Tregaskis - 'To Autumn' (from Two Songs for voice, viola and piano); Larry Sitsky - Seven Zen Songs; Peter Sculthorpe - Four Shakespeare Songs; Peter J Casey - Beautiful
Thursday 7 March
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Sydney Symphony/ Kristjan Järvi; James Morrison, trumpet
Includes Graeme Koehne - High Art: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
Saturday 9 March
8.00pm SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT: Flinders Quartet with Vince Jones, vocals.
Includes Calvin Bowman - The Curly Pyjama Letters; Vince Jones - Rainbow Cake; Rebellious Bird; Drunk with Majic
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: MINOTAUR I: The Island
We re-broadcast Chamber Made Opera's realisation of the first Act of David Young's Minotaur operatic trilogy in preparation for the broadcast premieres of parts II and III.
Monday 11 March
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Canberra Symphony Orchestra/ Nicholas Milton
Andrew Schultz - Symphony No 3 - Century
Saturday 16 March
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: MINOTAUR II: The Labyrinth
The broadcast premiere of Act II of David Young's Minotaur operatic trilogy as realised by Chamber Made Opera; James Ledger's Two Memorials and other works from WASO's Latitude Horizons 2012 concert.
Sunday 17 March
3.00pm SUNDAY LIVE: SHE - Seven Harp Ensemble
Includes Martin Wesley-Smith - Seven Widows at the Gates of Sugamo; Larry Sitsky - Fantasia No 13: Perpetuum Mobile; Ross Edwards - Arafura Arioso
Tuesday 19 March
1.00pm AFTERNOONS: Sydney Symphony/Thomas Sanderling
Includes Peter Sculthorpe - Sun Song
Saturday 23 March
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: MINOTAUR III: The Boats
The broadcast premiere of Act III of David Young's Minotaur operatic trilogy as realised by Chamber Made Opera.
Thursday 28 March
9.30pm EVENINGS: Gerard Brophy Gethsemane
Performed in studio by The Song Company: Clive Birch, bass; Richard Black, tenor; Mark Donnelly, baritone; Anna Fraser, soprano; Susannah Lawergren, soprano; Lanneke Wallace-Wells, mezzo-soprano; with Christina Leonard, saxophone; Alison Pratt and Daryl Pratt, percussion; conducted by Roland Peelman. Spoken word passages: Tony Llewellyn-Jones, actor
Saturdays at 7.00pm with Julian Day.
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