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26 September 2012

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in October 2012

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in October 2012

The weekend of 12-14 October features two significant live broadcasts. On Friday 12 October it's the Soundstream Festival with a concert for two pianos featuring new works by Paul Grabowsky and Mary Finsterer, and on the Saturday evening the Melbourne International Arts Festival presents the world premiere of a large-scale collaboration between singer-songwriter Paul Kelly and composer James Ledger. Also from Soundstream the following week is the inaugural Young Composers Award with new chamber music from the six finalists: Daniel Manera, Melody Eötvös, Sebastian Phlox, Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, Melisande Wright and Nicole Murphy, and from Cat Hope, broadcast on New Music Up Late.

Other premieres include a studio recording of recent music from expatriate composer Matthew Shlomowitz on New Music Up Late and concert broadcasts of new orchestral works by Andrew Ford and Ross Edwards in Evenings. A series of broadcasts from young musicians include new and recent works from Daniel Rojas, Huw Belling, Stephen Adams, Judy Bailey, Matthew Hindson and Iain Grandage.

In contrast, a special series of ABC 80th Anniversary Concerts later in the month sees the re-broadcast of classic performances of music by James Penberthy, John Antill, Carl Vine, Brenton Broadstock, Roger Smalley, Vincent Plush and Georges Lentz.

And there are more new and historic works to be heard online in ABC Classic FM's Australian Music Unit podcasts and our classic/amp collection of Australian music recordings from the archives.


Performances of Australian music recorded for broadcast by ABC Classic FM

Thursday 4 October 1.05pm - Young musician focus: Sydney Youth Orchestra/Max McBride; Konstantin Shamray, piano.
Includes Daniel Rojas - Entre Rito y Parrandas (Between Ritual and Street-Party) Piano Concerto No 2

Saturday 6 October 1.00pm - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Marko Letonja; TSO Chorus; Tasmin Little, violin.
Incl. Andrew Ford - Blitz (world premiere)

Saturday 6 October 8.00pm - Young musician focus: Orchestra Victoria; Adam Chalabi, violin/director; Thomas Hutchinson, oboe. Incl. Peggy Glanville-Hicks - Gymnopedie No. 1

Monday 8 October 7.00pm - LIVE: Sydney Symphony/Miguel Harth-Bedoya; Amy Dickson, saxophone.
Incl. Ross Edwards - Full Moon Dances

Friday 12 October 8.00pm - LIVE from Soundstream Festival (Adelaide)
Paul Grabowsky and Gabriella Smart, pianos.
Incl. Paul Grabowsky - new work; Mary Finsterer - Falling

Saturday 13 October 8.00pm - LIVE from Melbourne International Arts Festival
ANAM Musicians; Paul Kelly, guitar & vocal; Genevieve Lacey, recorder; James Ledger, electronics.
Paul Kelly/James Ledger - Conversations with Ghosts (world premiere)

Monday 15 October 8.00pm - Young musician focus: Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Choir/ Neil McEwan; Claire Burrell-McDonald, soprano; Keegan Joyce, tenor; Louise Peake, alto; Simon Polson, bass; Anna Szabo, soprano; Clemence Williams, alto. Incl. Huw Belling - Videntes Stellam Magi; Stephen Adams - Kalaya: Meeting Place (world premiere)
9.00pm Young musician focus (cont.): Sydney Conservatorium Big Band/Judy Bailey; Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra/Imre Pallo; Alexa Still, flute.
Judy Bailey - Another Journey; Matthew Hindson House Music (Flute concerto) (world premiere)

Thursday 18 October 1.05pm - Australia Ensemble
Incl. Peter Sculthorpe - Songs of Sea and Sky

Friday 19 October 8.00pm - Young musician focus: AYO National Music Camp - Alexander Orchestra; Bishop Orchestra; Nelson Cooke Chamber Orchestra; William Conway, Christopher Seaman and Mats Zetterqvist, conductors.
Incl. Iain Grandage - The Wild Geese

Thursday 25 October 1.05pm - ABC 80th Anniversary Concert: Sydney Symphony/Matthew Coorey; Diana Doherty, oboe; Alexandre Oguey, cor anglais.
Incl. Georges Lentz - Guyuhmgan, from Mysterium (Caeli enarrant... VII)

Friday 26 October 8.00pm - ABC 80th Anniversary Concert: Gala Opening of Perth Concert Hall (26 January 1973): West Australian Symphony Orchestra/Tibor Paul; South Australian Symphony Orchestra; University of WA Choral Society; Kathleen Edgar, mezzo-soprano; Clive Griffiths, tenor; Lesley Perrin, soprano; Gregory Yurisich, baritone.
Incl. James Penberthy - Choral Fanfare; John Antill - Corroboree: Suite

Saturday 27 October 1.00pm - ABC 80th Anniversary Concert: Australian Youth Orchestra/ Thomas Dausgaard; Dene Olding, violin. Incl. Carl Vine - Violin Concerto

Monday 29 October 8.00pm - ABC 80th Anniversary Concert: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Patrick Thomas; Roger Smalley, piano (15 July 1994, Herkulessaal, Munich).
Brenton Broadstock - Voices from the Fire - Symphony No 3; Roger Smalley - Piano Concerto; Vincent Plush - Pacifica

New Music Up Late

With Julian Day

Recent concert recordings and new releases of music from around the Australia, focusing this month on the centenary of influential American experimental composer John Cage and Australian interactions with his legacy.

Saturday 6 October 10.30pm - Popular Contexts
Expatriate pianist Kerry Yong gives the Australian premiere of fellow expatriate composer Matthew Shlomowitz's Popular Contexts - a quirky and utterly distinctive series of pieces for piano and sampler keyboard, along with selections from German composer Peter Ablinger's Voices and Pianos.

Saturday 20 October 10.30pm - Soundstream #2: Young Composers' Award
Recorded the previous Saturday at the Soundstream Festival in Adelaide, the inaugural Young Composers' Award concert features the Soundstream Collective performing new chamber music by the six finalists, Daniel Manera, Melody Eötvös, Sebastian Phlox, Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, Melisande Wright and Nicole Murphy, plus a newly commissioned work from Cat Hope.

At Home

Saturdays at 7.00pm with Julian Day
Showcasing Australia's finest composers and performers - an hour of all-Australian music for you on Saturday evenings.


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