30 October 2011
Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in November 2011
In November, ABC Classic FM celebrates Australian music with a week of Australian concerts featuring diverse recent and classic works, including world premiere performances of music by Brenton Broadstock, Nigel Butterley, Barry Conyngham, Ross Edwards, Gordon Kerry, James Ledger, Raffaele Marcellino, and Carl Vine, and the broadcast premiere of Richard Mills's opera The Love of the Nightingale.
New Music Up Late joins the celebrations with a month of programs focusing on the influence of the Australian landscape on our music and sound art. Programs include an 80th birthday special on the music of David Lumsdaine and a series of programs of Australian field recording and soundscape works with guest expert and field recordist Jane Ulman. Selections include works by Andrew Skeoch, Hollis Taylor, Matthew Doyle, Jon Rose, Alan Lamb, Ros Bandt, and Kerry Fletcher. And there are plans for more Australian music across the network from sonic Breakfast visits to far-flung places through to Australian concerts in Jazztrack and Jazz Up Late. And it's all-Australian, as always, At Home on Saturdays at 7pm.
Meanwhile online our October AMU podcast series Sonic Landscapes is still available online at http://www.abc.net.au/classic/podcasts/feeds/amu.xml, with interviews and recordings of recent work by Philip Samartzis, David Chesworth and Sonia Leber, Kynan Robinson, and Jim Denley's West Head Project, while November moves indoors with some striking new works from Liza Lim, Tim O'Dwyer and Robert Dahm, plus an epic collaboration between ELISION and RMIT's Spatial Information Laboratories at the ABC's Iwaki Auditorium in Melbourne. And classic/amp offers more online listening with Australian landscape-inspired works by Fritz Hart, Roy Agnew, Clive Douglas, Esther Rofe, Mirrie Hill, James Penberthy, Roxanne Della-Bosca, David Pye and Jim Denley.
Australian music week - concerts
Saturday 12 November
• 2.00pm (live broadcast): Modigliani Quartet; Sabine Meyer,
Includes: Ian Munro Clarinet - Quintet
• 8.00pm: Australia Ensemble: Geoffrey Collins, flute; Claire
Edwardes, percussion; Dimity Hall, violin; Catherine McCorkill,
clarinet; Irina Morozova, viola; Ian Munro, piano; Dene Olding,
violin; Julian Smiles, cello.
Incl. Brett Dean - Sextet
Sunday 13 November
• 1.00pm: West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Paul Daniel,
conductor; Kari Kriikku, clarinet.
Incl. James Ledger - Chronicles-Diptych for orchestra (world premiere)
Monday 14 November
• 1.05pm: Southern Cross Soloists; Jack Liebeck, violin.
Incl. Matthew Hindson - Central Australian Song
• 8.00pm: Sydney Symphony; Nicholas Carter, conductor.
Incl. Gordon Kerry - Symphony (world premiere); Percy Grainger - In a Nutshell
• 9.30pm: Musicians of the Australian National Academy - Gladys
Chua, piano; Judith Dodsworth, soprano; Nicholas Evans, clarinet;
Jessica Fotinos, harp; Edwina George, violin; Rowan Hamwood,
flute; Isabel Hede, violin; Stewart Kelly, piano; Marshall
McGuire, harp; Kiran Phatak, flute; Rachel Shaw, horn; Alex
Vetter, bassoon; Jack Ward, cello; Sariah Xu, viola; Timothy
Program: Peggy Glanville-Hicks - Come sleep; Sidi Amar in Winter; final scene from Sappho; Harp Sonata; Concertino Antico; Thomsoniana. Includes an archival interview extract with Glanville-Hicks and an interview with harpist Marshall McGuire.
Tuesday 15 November
• 1.05pm: Melbourne Chamber Orchestra; William Hennessy,
violin/director; Amir Farid, piano.
Incl. Richard Mills - Essay for strings
• 2.30pm: Hopkins Quartet.
Incl. Raffaele Marcellino - String Quartet No 1 (world premiere)
• 8.00pm (live broadcast): Modigliani Quartet; Sabine Meyer,
Includes Ian Munro - Clarinet Quintet
Wednesday 16 November
• 1.05pm: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/ Keith Lockhart; James
Morrison, trumpet; David Thomas, clarinet.
Incl. Brenton Broadstock: Made in Heaven (world premiere)
• 2.45pm Sydney Chamber Choir/ Roland Peelman; Megan Cronin and
Belinda Montgomery, sopranos; John Pitman and Joseph Toltz,
tenors; Linda Kent, organ.
Incl. Jennifer Fowler - When David heard; Nigel Butterley - Beni Avshalom (world premiere)
• 8.00pm: Australian String Quartet.
Incl. James Ledger - Processions (world premiere)
• 9.30pm: James Guan, Bernadette Harvey, Clemens Leske, Paul
Rickard-Ford, Natalia Sheludiakova, and Phillip Shovk,
Program: Carl Vine - The Anne Landa Preludes; Piano Sonata No 2; Piano Sonata No 3; Five Bagatelles; Sonata for piano four hands (world premiere)
Thursday 17 November
• 1.05pm: Duo Sol.
Incl. Stuart Greenbaum - Falling by degrees
• 2.15pm: The Consort of Melbourne; Ensemble Liaison; Monash
University String Sinfonia; and Musicians of the Australian
Program: Percy Grainger - Love Verses from the Song of Solomon; Early One Morning; Willow Willow; Bold William Taylor; Arrival Platform Humlet; Irish Tune from County Derry (2nd setting, 1919-20); Gershwin arr. Grainger - The Man I Love; Grainger - Scotch Strathspey and Reel; Australian Up-Country Song; The Lonely Desert-Man Sees the Tents of the Happy Tribes; Tribute to Foster; Shallow Brown; I'm Seventeen Come Sunday; Shepherd's Hey; Love Song of Har Dyal; The Power of Love; Lost Lady Found
• 8.00pm: Queensland Symphony Orchestra/ Asher Fisch; with
Canticum Chamber Choir; Brisbane Chorale; Laura Coall, Elizabeth
Smalley, and Anna Smith, sopranos; Connor Carlos, Giles
Evans-Burns, Sanjay Yapabandara, and Daniel Yasar, boy sopranos;
Norma Marschke and Kevin Power, pianos.
Incl. Elena Kats-Chernin - Symphonia Eluvium
• 9.40pm: Queensland Symphony Orchestra/ Marc Taddei; with Claire
Edwardes and David Montgomery, percussion; Anna Grinberg and Liam
Program: Elena Kats-Chernin - Village Idiot (orchestral version); Golden Kitsch (orchestral version)
Friday 18 November
• 1.05pm: Australia Ensemble and Goldner String Quartet; David
Incl. Richard Meale - Cantilena Pacifica; Incredible Floridas (Homage to Rimbaud)
• 7.30pm (live broadcast): Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/ Tadaaki
Otaka; Alisa Weilerstein, cello.
Incl. Barry Conyngham - The Gardener of Time (world premiere)
Saturday 19 November
• 8.00pm West Australian Symphony Orchestra/ Paul Daniel;
Margaret Blades, violin; Paul Dean, clarinet.
Incl. Brett Dean - Amphitheatre; Ross Edwards - Spirit Ground (world premiere)
Sunday 20 November
• 7.05pm Richard Mills - The Love of the Nightingale. Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; Richard Mills, conductor; Opera Australia Chorus; soloists: Richard Alexander, bass; Richard Anderson, bass; Kanen Breen, tenor; Andrew Brunsdon, tenor; Elizabeth Campbell, mezzo-soprano; Annabelle Chaffey, soprano; David Corcoran, tenor; Taryn Fiebig, soprano; Christopher Hillier, bass; Anke Hoppner, soprano; Natalie Jones, soprano; Dominica Matthews, mezzo-soprano; Emma Matthews, soprano; Sian Pendry, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Rasheed, tenor; Ariya Sawadivong, soprano; Adrian Tamburini, bass
New Music Up Late
With Julian Day
Friday 4 November 10:30pm: Australian soundscapes #1 -
Works by David Lumsdaine, Andrew Skeoch, Hollis Taylor, Jane Ulman and more.
Saturday 5 November 10:30pm: Musical landscapes of David
In this, the week of his 80th birthday, David Lumsdaine plays you a selection of his works from a long career, telling the story of his music, and of his fascination with the soundscapes of the natural world.
Friday 11 November 10:30pm: Australian soundscapes #2 -
Works by Matthew Doyle, Jon Rose, Philip Ulman and more.
Saturday 12 November 10:30pm: Australian Music Month special: landscape and Australian music
Friday 28 November 10:30pm: Australian soundscapes #3 - Playing
Works by Alan Lamb, Ros Bandt, Kerry Fletcher, Jim Denley, and more.
Saturday 19 November 10:30pm: David Young - Minotaur - The Island (broadcast premiere)
Friday 25 November 10:30pm: Australian soundscapes #4 - Sound
Field recording works from diverse Australian landscapes.
Saturday 26 November 10:30pm: West Head V - Machine for Making Sense and Ensemble Offspring play within the landscape (broadcast premiere)
Other concerts in November
Friday 4 November 8.00pm: Australia Ensemble; Slava Grigoryan,
Incl. Matthew Hindson - Rush, for guitar and string quartet
Friday 11 November 8.00pm: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; Otto
Tausk, conductor; Alban Gerhardt, cello.
Incl. Percy Grainger - Green Bushes
Tuesday 22 November 8.00pm: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Mario
Incl. Julian Yu - Sinfonia Chaconnissima
Thursday 24 November 7.30pm (live broadcast): Australian String
Quartet; Adelaide Chamber Singers; Alice Giles, harp; Bernadette
Harvey, piano; Guy Johnston, cello; Thomas Meglioranza,
Incl. Carl Vine - The Anne Landa Preludes; Graeme Koehne - Mass for the Middle-Aged
Saturdays at 7.05pm
Showcasing Australia's finest composers and performers - an hour of all-Australian music for you on Saturday evenings.
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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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