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31 July 2013

Australian music on ABC Classic FM in August 2013

Australian music on ABC Classic FM in August 2013

A major collaborative world premiere from composer and inter-media artist Robin Fox and composer/percussionist Eugene Ughetti and Speak Percussion at the 11th Totally Huge New Music Festival stands out in an otherwise quiet broadcast month for Australian premieres. Another highlight on New Music Up Late is a two-hour interview and musical retrospective with Brenton Broadstock, one of the quiet achievers in the Australian classical music landscape with a body of impressive scores for orchestra, brass band, and diverse vocal and chamber line-ups.

Elsewhere in the broadcast schedule there are concert recordings of orchestral music by James Ledger, Peter Sculthorpe and Andrew Schultz, performed by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra respectively, and of chamber music by Timothy Constable, James Ledger, Ross Edwards, Ian Munro, Eugene Goossens, Tony Gould and Matthew Hindson with the Morgenstern Trio, Australia Ensemble Firebird Trio and Elias String Quartet.

Meanwhile in cyberspace, New Waves presents a series of podcasts of new percussion music from Synergy. And the Rewind collection expands to embrace music from Crossing Roper Bar, the long-running cross-cultural collaboration between the Australian Art Orchestra and the Young Wagilak Group, led by Paul Grabowsky and Benjamin Wilfred. Plus a recording of the piano and strings version of Peggy Glanville-Hicks's Profiles from China with tenor Paul McMahon and the Australia Ensemble - the 100th work to be added to the collection!

Broadcast highlights schedule

Thursday 1 August
8.00pm EVENINGS (LIVE): Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville
Timothy Constable, percussion; Gil Morgenstern, violin; Li-Wei Qin, cello; David Selig, piano; Ksenija Siderova, accordion; etc.
Includes Timothy Constable - Tears of Ténére; James Ledger - Inscriptions

Saturday 3 August
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Latitude Horizons, #1
The West Australian Symphony Orchestra plays new music including James Ledger - Two Memorials.

Monday 5 August
8.00pm EVENINGS (LIVE):Australian Youth Orchestra Farewell Concert, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach.
Includes Peter Sculthorpe - Earth Cry

Tuesday 6 August
1.00pm: AFTERNOONS: Morgenstern Trio, with guest artist Christopher Moore, viola
Includes Ross Edwards - Piano Trio

Saturday 10 August
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: the 11th Totally Huge New Music Festival
Music and interview with some of this year's featured artists.

Tuesday 13 August
1.00pm AFTERNOONS: Australia Ensemble:
Includes Ian Munro - String Quartet No. 2 A Colonial Sketch Book; Eugene Goossens - Pastorale and Harlequinade, Op 41

Thursday 15 August
1.00pm AFTERNOONS: Firebird Trio: Roger Jonsson, violin; Benjamin Martin, piano; Josephine Vains, cello.
Includes Tony Gould - Dreams of My Girl

Friday 16 August
7.30pm EVENINGS (LIVE): Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marko Letonja
Includes Andrew Schultz - Peace

Saturday 17 August
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: the 11th Totally Huge New Music Festival
Featuring Speak Percussion and Robin Fox in concert with their new large-scale collaborative composition, Transducer, a response to the use of the microphone and percussion in the C20 classic, Stockhausen's Mikrophonie I. Recorded last Saturday in Perth.

Saturday 24 August
8.00pm SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT: Elias String Quartet
Includes Matthew Hindson - String Quartet No. 2
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Brenton Broadstock - Off the Record
Julian day talks to composer Brenton Broadstock and plays the composer's own personal playlist of music from across his career.

At Home

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


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