30 October 2015
Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in November 2015
100 Years of Australian Music
November is Australian Music Month on ABC radio. This Sunday we're launching our '100 years of Australian music' theme for Australian Music Month with the haunting 1915 work Elegy for String Orchestra: In Memoriam Rupert Brooke by Frederick Septimus Kelly. Across the month we'll be playing a selection of memorable Australian works across the schedule spanning the hundred years from then to now. You can also go online to look at a timeline featuring images, text and links related to the works.
Details of the concert schedule are below. But to pick out a few programming highlights, in week one we celebrate the music of Brett Dean through broadcasts of several of his major works, from the recent Trumpet Concerto to his 2010 opera Bliss. We also mark the 80th birthday of composer Nigel Butterley with a special birthday concert airing on Wednesday 4 November featuring his orchestral classic From Sorrowing Earth, his prize-winning radiophonic work In the Head the Fire, and a new piano concerto dedicated to him by Butterley admirer Elliott Gyger, presented in collaboration with Arcko Symphonic Ensemble. This is followed on Saturday by a new Music Makers feature 'Sometimes with One I Love - Nigel Butterley at 80', recorded at the composer's home along with interviews with Gyger and others. Also 80 this year is Helen Gifford, whose new work for Michael Kieran Harvey is one of the centrepieces of an all-Australian program co-presented by Melbourne Composers' League and ABC Classic FM, on air this Friday night, and also including a new work by Bruce Crossman.
Other concert highlights across the month include Plexus with
music by Joe
Finsterer and Ian
Munro, an ANAM Australian Voices concert of music by Alan
Holley, a Queensland double-header of Gordon
Hamilton's new beat-boxing orchestral work for the Queensland
Symphony Orchestra and the re-broadcast of Robert
Davidson's Unrepresentative Swill. And on Tuesday 24
November, hear the QSO live in concert with the Australian
premiere of the Gallipoli Symphony - music created over
the past 10 years by Omar Faruk Tekbilek (Turkey), Gareth Farr
and Richard Nunns (NZ), Graeme Koehne (Australia) Peter
Sculthorpe (Australia), Elena Kats-Chernin (Australia), Kamran
Ince (Turkey), Ross Harris (NZ), Andrew Schultz (Australia), Ross
Edwards (Australia) and Demir Demirkan (Turkey).
Mornings in November is putting Australian composition on the pedestal, beginning with Mary Finsterer, and continuing on to Miriam Hyde, James Ledger, Brenton Broadstock and Anne Boyd. There'll be music by the week's featured composer each day. And you'll hear new works by Finsterer and Boyd in our concert broadcasts.
And Music Makers on 21 November presents a new feature program about the music of ruined piano man Ross Bolleter, recorded amidst the ruined pianos in his kitchen in Perth.
Online, the New Waves podcast is focusing on all things percussive. Across the month you'll hear new Australian music and talk from four different percussionists and percussion outfits making new music around the country, from Vanessa Tomlinson in Brisbane, to Speak in Melbourne, Synergy in Sydney, and rising star Louise Devenish in Perth.
And on Saturday 21 November at 10pm New Waves presents a special late night live broadcast event from this year's Australasian Computer Music Conference - music for computer and acoustic instruments by Luke Harrald, Mitchell Mollison, Eve Klein, Brigid Burke, Michael Terren, Cat Hope, Ros Bandt, Michael Atherton and Jon Drummond.
Australian music broadcast schedule
Sunday 1 November
1.00pm AFTERNOONS: SSO/Brett Dean; Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet
Includes Brett Dean + Trumpet Concerto Dramatis Personae
5.00pm SUNDAY RECITAL: Australia Ensemble
Includes Robert Davidson - Big Decisions: 'Well may we say'; Raffaele Marcellino - World's greatest Treasurer Tango; Maria Grenfell - Option C Tango; Robert Davidson - Mabo Tango
Monday 2 November
8.00pm EVENINGS: Young Performer Awards Recital Concert 4: Amir Farid, piano; Peter de Jager, piano; Aaron Liu, piano; Kiran Phatak, flute; Lloyd Van't Hoff, clarinet
Includes Carl Vine - Five Bagatelles; Peter de Jager - Crystals for Clarinet; Larry Sitsky - Sonata for solo flute
Tuesday 3 November
8.00pm EVENINGS: Emma Matthews and Ensemble Liaison
Includes Mary Finsterer - new work
10.00pm EVENINGS: Huntington #4
Wednesday 4 November
8.00pm EVENINGS: Australian String Quartet; Alison Bell, soprano
Includes Brett Dean - And once I played Ophelia
9.30pm EVENINGS: Arcko Symphonic Ensemble/Timothy Phillips; Zubin Kanga, piano
Nigel Butterley - Uttering Joyous Leaves; In the Head the Fire; From Sorrowing Earth; Elliott Gyger - Piano Concerto (world premiere)
Friday 6 November
10.00pm EVENINGS: Melbourne Composers League and ABC Classic FM present 'Where are the Sounds of Joy?'
Tristram Williams, trumpet; Michael Kieran Harvey, piano; Peter Neville, percussion; Chloe Williams, double bass; Ben Robinson, double bass
Peter Graham - Prelude; Helen Gifford - Undertones of War; Paul Moulatlet - Desole; Alan Holley - Dome Music for solo double bass; Howard Dillon - Mobiuis; Eve Duncan - Europa; Colin McKelllar - Neon Sky; Haydn Reeder - The past is in the present as we look to the future; Bruce Crossman - Where are the sounds of joy
Saturday 7 November
12.00pm MUSIC MAKERS: Nigel Butterley at 80 - the 80th birthday concert by Arcko (see Wednesday 4 November)
Sunday 8 November
1.00pm AFTERNOONS: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; Brett Dean, conductor; Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Includes Brett Dean - Testament
7.00pm SUNDAY OPERA: Brett Dean - Bliss. Opera in three acts to a libretto by Amanda Holden after Peter Carey's novel
Opera Australia: Peter Coleman-Wright, baritone (Harry Joy); Merlyn Quaife, soprano (Betty Joy); Lorina Goresoprano (Honey B); Barry Ryan, baritone (Alex Duval); David Corcoran, tenor (David); Taryn Fiebig, soprano (Lucy); Kanen Breen, tenor (Johnny Davis); Shane Lowrencev, bass-baritone (Reverend Des; Police Officer; Nurse); Henry Choo, tenor (Aldo; Nigel Clunes); Milijana Nikolic, mezzosoprano (Mrs Dalton); Jane Parkin, soprano (Nurse); Teresa La Rocca, soprano (Nurse); Stephen Smith, tenor (Police Officer; Bettyis Doctor); Malcolm Ede, baritone (Neighbour; Asylum Doctor); Erkki Veltheim, onstage violinist; Opera Australia Chorus; Michael Black, chorus master; Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; Elgar Howarth, conductor
The world premiere was recorded live in March 2010 at the Sydney Opera House
Monday 9 November
10.00pm EVENINGS: Plexus
World premieres of works by Joe Chindamo, Mary Finsterer and Ian Munro.
Tuesday 10 November
8.00pm EVENINGS: Benjamin Grosvenor in Recital
10.00pm EVENINGS: 'Celebrating Peter Sculthorpe' - William Barton, didjeridu; Tamara Anna Cislowska, piano; Goldner String Quartet
William Barton - improvisation; Peter Sculthorpe - Riverina (Thanksgiving); Nocturne (Seascape); Djilile; Left Bank Waltz; Earth Cry; Quamby;
Wednesday 11 November
2.00pm AFTERNOONS: Christopher Bowen - 'An Australian War Requiem'
Thursday 12 November
8.00pm EVENINGS: Eggner Trio
Includes Dulcie Holland - Piano Trio
10.00pm EVENINGS: Huntington 2014
Tommie Andersson, theorbo; Geoffrey Collins, flute; Bernadette Harvey, piano; Emma Matthews, soprano; Jack Schiller, bassoon; Timothy Young, piano; Amaryllis Quartet; Enigma String Quartet
Includes Richard Meale - Sonata for Flute and Piano
Saturday 14 November
8.00pm EVENINGS: Australian Voices: Alan Holley (ANAM Musicians, curated by Dave Elton)
Alan Holley - Canzona in memory of György Ligeti; Ornithologia; Loaded with Dream; the estuaries of time; The Winged Viola
Sunday 15 November
1.00pm AFTERNOONS: Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor; Vadym Kholodenko, piano; Shefali Pryor, oboe
Includes Alan Holley - Oboe Concerto A Shaft of Light (world premiere)
5.00pm SUNDAY RECITAL: Eggner Trio
Includes Dulcie Holland - Piano Trio
Monday 16 November
9.30pm EVENINGS: 21:30 Firebird Trio - 'American Horizons'
Includes Benjamin Martin - Ragtime
Tuesday 17 November
8.00pm EVENINGS: 'Zoe and Joe' - Zoe Black, violin; Joe Chindamo, piano
Joe Chindamo - Love Tokens (world premiere)
Thursday 19 November
8.00pm Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Jessica Cottis, conductor; Gordon Hamilton, conductor; Tom Thum, Beat Boxer
Includes Gordon Hamilton - Thum Prints (world premiere)
10.00pm EVENINGS: Queensland Music Festival - 'Unrepresentative Swill'
Robert Davidson et al. - Unrepresentative Swill (world premiere)
Performed by Topology and The Australian Voices directed by Gordon Hamilton, director
Friday 20 November
8.00pm EVENINGS: Australian String Quartet - 'Abundance'
Includes Matthew Hindson - String Quartet No 3,
Saturday 21 November
12.00pm MUSIC MAKERS: Ross Bolleter - master of ruined pianos (recorded home in Perth -SA)
10.00pm EVENINGS: 'Instrument Meets Computer' - Australasian Computer Music Conference live broadcast studio concert. A free event, presented in collaboration with ABC Classic FM.
Luke Harrald - The Hypnotist
Mitchell Mollison - new work
Eve Klein - work for voice and electronics
Brigid Burke - Instinct and Episodes
Michael Terren - Thru stereo
Michael Atherton and Jon Drummond - new work
Cat Hope - Chrome Arrow
Ros Bandt - Medea Tuesday 24 November
8.00pm EVENINGS (LIVE): 20:00 Gallipoli Symphony
Gelibolu by Omar Faruk Tekbilek (Turkey); He Poroporaoki (Farewell) by Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns (NZ); The Voyage by Graeme Koehne (Aus); Thoughts of Home by Peter Sculthorpe (Australia); The Landing by Elena Kats-Chernin (Aus); The Invasion by Kamran Ince (Turkey); God Pity Us Poor Soldiers by Ross Harris (NZ); The August Offensive by Andrew Schultz (Aus); The Trenches Are Empty Now by Ross Edwards (Aus); Hope of the Higher Heart by Demir Demirkan (Turkey); Future by Graeme Koehne (Aus)
Saturday 28 November
12.00pm MUSIC MAKERS: Paul Dean - outgoing Director ANAM, composer and clarinettist
7.00pm EVENINGS: LIVE
Lise Berthaud, viola; Amir Farid, piano; Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone; Andrew Meisel, double-bass; Ian Munro, piano; Eggner Trio; Goldner String Quartet; Orava String Quartet; Vertavo String Quartet
Incl. EDWARDS - Veni Creator Spiritus
Sunday 29 November
5.00pm SUNDAY RECITAL: Duo Chamber Melange
Includes Frederick Septimus Kelly - Sonata in G for violin and piano ('Lost Gallipoli Sonata')
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