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27 March 2012

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in April 2012

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in April 2012

Some major pieces this month, from some of Australia's more established names, in ABC Classic FM's concert schedule. First up is the Easter special broadcast of Gerard Brophy's Gethsemane, a very personal radiophonic take on this traditional narrative of abondment, featuring The Song Company and collaborators. Next is a performance of Brett Dean's Grawemeyer award-winning violin concerto The lost art of letter writing by the MSO. Then Ross Edwards's much-loved octet Veni creator spiritus. There's also a live broadcast featuring the St Lawrence String Quartet and Diana Doherty performing classics by Gordon Kerry and Matthew Hindson. The month includes several world premieres from composers James Cuddeford, Paul Stanhope, Andrew Robbie and Elena Kats-Chernin - her epic The Seasons starts a series of concerts from the Canberra International Music Festival. The festival broadcasts include works by Frederick Septimus Kelly, Graeme Koehne, Percy Grainger, Miroslav Bukovsky and Andy Butler. Also from Canberra is a month of Sunday Live concerts with music by Robert Davidson, Nigel Westlake, Larry Sitsky, Calvin Bowman and the ANU jazz faculty.

New Music Up Late this month begins with new works by Anthony Pateras and Erik Griswold performed by Clocked Out Duo, and there's more from Anthony Pateras in the Rostrum 2011 program featuring his Flesh and Ghost. Jon Rose was recently awarded the prestigious Don Banks Music Award, and New Music Up Late celebrates with an extensive interview and disc-spinner reflecting on his career to-date (you can also take a listen to his live radiophonic work Talking Back to Media as the latest addition to our classic/amp collection of Australian music). And finally, Decibel New Music Ensemble presents 'A Voice from the Dark Space', a program inspired by landscapes remembered, imagined or actual, with new and recent music by Lindsay Vickery, Julian Day, Alan Lamb and Cat Hope.

Also online is the latest Australian Music Unit podcast series featuring new music written especially for and performed by Continuum Sax as well as a conversation with members of the group about Continuum's ethos, history and ambitions. Check it out at http://www.abc.net.au/classic/program/australian-music/podcast.htm.

And if you've ever wondered what makes Australian composer Matthew Hindson tick, don't miss Graham Abbott in conversation with Hindson on Keys to Music Saturday 28 April at 9.00am.


Thursday 5 April 8.00pm (Easter) - Music at Saint Mary's: Collusion; Shannon Tobin, cello; Stephen Wylks, clarinet; Therese Milanovic, piano; Emma Baker-Spink, soprano; Benjamin Greaves, violin
Includes Larry Sitsky - Vartarun

Thursday 5 April 9.30pm (Easter) - The Song Company; Roland Peelman, conductor; Christina Leonard, saxophone; Alison Pratt, percussion; Daryl Pratt, percussion; Tony Llewellyn-Jones, narrator
Gerard Brophy - Gethsemane

Tuesday 10 April 1.00pm - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Jonathan Nott, conductor; Frank Peter Zimmerman, violin
Incl. Brett Dean - The lost art of letter writing

Saturday 14 April 1.00pm - the Hilliard Ensemble; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Helena Rathbone, violin/leader
Incl. Ross Edwards - Veni creator spiritus

Saturday 14 April 8.00pm - New Music Network: Kammer Ensemble; Paul Stanhope, conductor; Nadia Piave, soprano
Incl. James Cuddeford - Three Capriccios for flute and clarinet (world premiere); Paul Stanhope - Love Lines: Four Cabaret Songs (world premiere)

Monday 16 April 7.00pm (LIVE) - Musica Viva: St Lawrence String Quartet; Diana Doherty, oboe
Incl. Gordon Kerry - Elegy for string quartet; Matthew Hindson - Rush for oboe and string quartet

Wednesday 18 April 9.15pm - Canberra International Music Festival: Canberra Festival Camerata; John Harding, conductor; Elena Kats-Chernin, piano; Andreas Borregaard, piano accordion; Anna McMichael, violin; Lara St John, violin
Incl. Elena Kats-Chernin - The Seasons (world premiere)

Monday 23 April 9.00pm - Ensemble Gombert; John O'Donnell, director
Incl. Andrew Robbie - Close your eyes (world premiere); Peter Campbell - A wedding Triptych

Wednesday 25 April 8.00pm - Canberra International Music Festival: Canberra Camerata; ANU School of Music Chamber Orchestra; Combined Canberra Grammar Schools' Motet Choir; Oriana Chorale; the Resonants; David Mackay, director; Tamara Anna Cislowska, piano; Christopher Latham, violin
Frederick Septimus Kelly - Sonata in G for violin and piano ('Lost Gallipoli Sonata'); Sonata in F minor for piano; Graeme Koehne - True history of the Kelly Gang; Percy Grainger - Irish Tune from County Derry

Friday 27 April 8.00pm (LIVE) - MSO Metropolis: eighth blackbird; members of the MSO; Timothy Weiss, conductor
Incl. Lisa Illean - Veils (world premiere)

Saturday 28 April 1.00pm - Canberra International Music Festival: Danish String Quartet; William Barton, didjeridu; Justin Bullock, double bass; Tamara Anna Cislowska, piano; Andreas Borregaard, piano accordion; Lara St John, violin
Incl. Elena Kats-Chernin - Torque

Saturday 28 April 9.15pm - Canberra International Music Festival: ANU School of Music Recording Ensemble; Bill Risby, piano; Rachael Thoms, soprano; Miroslav Bukovsky, trumpet
Incl. Miroslav Bukovsky - Alchemy (composed with Bill Risby); Andy Butler - Tightrope

Monday 30 April 8.00pm - Canberra International Music Festival
Incl. Graeme Koehne - Mass for the Middle-Aged; Nashville Tuning; Three Poems of Byron; Ringtone Cycle; A closed world of fine feelings and grand design

New Music Up Late

With Julian Day

Saturday 7 April 10.30pm - Clocked Out Duo
Includes world premiere performances of Lost Compass for alto flute and percussion quartet by Anthony Pateras and In Patterns of Shade by Erik Griswold. Clocked Out Duo (and friends) are joined by Brisbane-born flautist Timothy Munro for this studio recording.

Saturday 14 April 10.30pm - International Rostrum of Composers 2011
Includes the Rostrum-winning work plus the ABC's entry Flesh and Ghost by Anthony Pateras, performed by Speak percussion at MONA FOMA 2011, Hobart.

Saturday 21 April 10.30pm - Off the Record: Jon Rose
The Jon Rose program is a 2-hour interview and disc-spinner reflecting on his career to-date. All the tracks are Jon Rose compositions from the past 20 years or so.

Saturday 28 April 10.30pm - Decibel - A Voice From The Dark Space @ PICA
Incl. Lindsay Vickery - Night Fragments; Julian Day - Beginning to Collapse; Alan Lamb - Musicians Coping with Infinity; Cat Hope - Longing

Keys to Music

With Graham Abbott

Saturday 28 April 9.00am - A conversation with Matthew Hindson
Graham chats with Australian composer Matthew Hindson to discover a little of what makes this vibrant composer tick.

Sunday Live

Sunday 1 April 3.00pm - Bradley Kunda, guitar; Matthew Withers, guitar; Rebecca MacCallion, soprano
Incl. Robert Davidson - Landscape (arr. Kunda)

Sunday 15 April 3.00pm - ANU Jazz Faculty Ensemble; Mike Price, guitar; John Mackey, saxophone; Eric Ajaye, bass; Mark Sutton, drums; Miroslav Bukovsky, trumpet
Includes original works by ensemble members Mike Price and Miroslav Bukovsky

Sunday 22 April 3.00pm - Alice Giles, harp
Incl. Nigel Westlake - Beneath the Midnight Sun; Larry Sitsky - Fantasia no. 17

Sunday 29 April 3.00pm - Calvin Bowman, harpsichord/piano; Christina Wilson, mezzo-soprano; Rachael Thoms, soprano
Incl. Calvin Bowman - selected songs

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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