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31 January 2011

ABC Classic FM Australian Music Highlights: February 2011

ABC Classic FM Australian Music Highlights: February 2011

This month there are Australian works performed by several of Australia's Symphony orchestras, including world premieres of new works by Ross Edwards, Calvin Bowman. Another world premiere to be heard this month is a piece composed by consortium of eight Australian composers for the Seraphim Trio.

A special late-night treat for the month of February is the duo Whirlpool (harmonium and microtonal vibraphone) performing live from the ABC's Sydney Studios for New Music Up Late on Saturday 12th February. Make sure you tune in, or listen online.

You can also listen to and read about Australian music in our online archival recording collection classic/amp (www.abc.net.au/classic/australianmusic). Also check out an array of special web features, or subscribe to our weekly AMU podcast (http://www.abc.net.au/classic/podcasts/feeds/amu.xml) for new Australian music recordings and artist interviews direct to your computer.


with Julian Day

Fri 12th February 11:00pm Whirlpool: Chris Abrahams, harmonium; Kraig Graidy, vibraphone

LIVE from ABC Sydney Studios

Acoustic duo Chris Abrahams on harmonium and Kraig Grady on microtonal vibraphone join us in studio for a late-night aural magic carpet ride.


Wednesday 2 February 8.00pm West Australian Symphony Orchestra with TaikOz

Includes Ross Edwards Elegies and Epiphanies (World première)

Wednesday 9 February 8.00pm Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Choir

Includes Samuel Pender-Bayne Wonga Vine (World première)

Wednesday 9 February 8.00pm Seraphim Trio

Includes Bowman/Chapman-Smith/Chindamo/Ford/Kats-Chernin/Keller/Munro/Smalley Variations on a Waltz by Schubert (World première)

Friday 11 February 8.30pm Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

LIVE from the Adelaide Festival Theatre

Includes Richard Mills Trumpet Concerto

Monday 14 February 8.30pm Virginia Arts Festival: members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Includes Peggy Glanville-Hicks Concertino Antico for harp and string quartet

Wednesday 16 February 8.00pm Benaud Trio

Includes Ross Edwards Piano Trio

Friday 18 February 8.30pm Freshwater Trio

Includes Chopin arr Adam Starr Prelude No 14 in E flat minor; Schumann arr Adam Starr Scenes from Childhood, Op 15: No1

Wednesday 23 February 8.00pm The Consort of Melbourne

Includes Michael Leighton Jones O lux beata Trinitas


Tuesday 15 February 1.05pm TrioZ

Includes Eugene Goosens Five Holiday Impressions, Op 7

Saturday 19 February 1.00pm Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Includes Calvin Bowman Die Linien des Lebens (World première)


Saturdays at 7.05pm with Julian Day

Showcasing Australia's finest composers and performers - an hour of all-Australian music for you on Saturday evenings.

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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