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27 January 2010

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in February

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in February

February on ABC Classic FM sees the live broadcast of Jon Rose's new Talking Back To Media project on New Music Up Late, while the pre-recorded competition includes the eight new Australian works comprising the Origin Cycle. And on the web, the AMU podcast presents Australian music highlights from the Canberra International Music Festival.

New Music up Late

With Julian Day

Sat 6 February - Talking Back To Media
New Music Up Late kicks off the new season with a cross-media performance live from the ABC's Sydney studios. This wild sonic ride is courtesy of Jon Rose, who here pursues a dynamic relationship between improvising musicians and live radio signals ranging from sports commentary and news to talkback. The live ensemble features Jon Rose, violins; Peter Farrar, saxophone; Scott Tinkler, trumpet; James Greening, trombone; Chris Abrahams, piano and keyboards; James Waples, drums; Mike Majkowski, double bass; Amanda Stewart, voice and philosophy; Martin Ng, radios, televisions, Australiana.

Sat 13 February - The Origin Cycle
On the weekend of Charles Darwin's 201st birthday we present a program of new Australian chamber works set to words from his epic On The Origin Of Species, performed by soprano Jane Sheldon, Ensemble Offspring and directed by Roland Peelman. The program was first presented in Boston, where Sheldon is now based, and recorded in the ABC studios the day after its local premiere at the Australian Museum in Sydney.
Program: Elliott Gyger - The Face of Nature; Kate Neal - Hourly Scrutinising; Elena Kats-Chernin - Tree of Life; Barry Conyngham - Comparing the Eye to a Telescope; Nicholas Vines - Economy of Wax; Dan Walker - A History Imperfectly Kept; Paul Stanhope - Entangled Bank; Rosalind Page - Floreana

In Performance

Wednesday 3 February 8.00pm - Sydney Festival 2010: Diotima String Quartet
Paul Dean, clarinet; Dimity Hall, violin; Piers Lane, piano; Sayo Lipman, harp; Sebastian Lipman, harp; Irina Morozova, viola; Dene Olding, violin; Julian Smiles, cello.
Incl. Matthew Shlomowitz - Theme Street Parade (Australian premiere)

Saturday 6 February 8.00pm - Australian National Academy of Music: Academy Celebration
Incl. Andrew Ford - Symphony (ANAM Orchestra, conducted by Brett Dean); Ross Edwards - Tyalgum Mantras; Rachmaninov arr. Stefan Cassomenos - Suite No. 2 for two pianos, Op 17: 'Romance' (arrangement for 4 pianos and 8 pianists)

Monday 22 February 8.00pm - Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Incl. Peter Sculthorpe - Earth Cry

Saturday Session

Saturday 6 February 3.00pm - Roy Howat, piano; Rosalind Martin, soprano, Stephanie Wake Dyster, clarinet.
Incl. Wendy Hiscocks - Mother and Child; Capriccio

Saturday 27 February 3.00pm - The Power of Three: Leah Lock, flute; Deborah de Graaff, clarinet; John Martin, piano.
Incl. George Pikler - Trio for flute, clarinet and piano; Kristofer Spike - Elegy for a dying planet

Best of Sunday Live

Repeat broadcasts of selected 2009 Sunday Lives from around the country.

Sunday 28 February - Endeavour Trio (Paul Dean, clarinet; Stephen Emmerson, piano; Louise King, cello).
Incl. Andrew Schultz - After Nina


Monday 1 February 1.05pm - Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Australian String Quartet, Arvo Volmer, conductor.
Incl. Carl Vine - Symphony No 7; Matthew Hindson - The Rave and the Nightingale

Monday 16 February 1.05pm - Sydney Symphony Fellowship Ensemble; Roger Benedict, conductor.
Incl. Roger Smalley - Toccata for flute, oboe and string quartet

Thursday 18 February 1.05pm - Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp 2010: Barry Tuckwell Chamber Orchestra with Howard Penny, cello/director
Ross Edwards - Veni Creator Spiritus

At Home

Australian music from disc with Julian Day, Saturdays at 7.05pm.

6 February
John Antill - Corroboree: 'Welcome Ceremony'; Graeme Koehne - Rainforest; Michael Leighton Jones - Jesus Christ the Apple Tree; That Lord that Lay in Asse Stall; Peter Sculthorpe - Djilile; John Carmichael - From the Dark Side

13 February
Peter Sculthorpe - An Australian Anthem; Ross Edwards - Guitar Concerto: First Maninya; Gerard Brophy - Maracatu; George Palmer - Three Psalms; Graham Ashton - Fantasy On Catherine's Song; Michael Smetanin - Minimalism isn't dead…it just smells

20 February
Nigel Sabin - An Australian Holiday; Gerard Brophy - Mantras; Philip Houghton - Guinevere's Dream; Procession of the Golden Spirits; Puck's Galumphing, Again!; Richard Meale - Cantilena Pacifica; Peggy Glanville-Hicks - Tragic Celebration

27 February
Graeme Koehne - Tivoli Dances: 'Santa Ana Freeway'; Ross Edwards - Symphony No 1 Da pacem Domine; Graeme Koehne - Tivoli Dances: 'Galop'; Paul Stanhope - Songs of Innocence and Joy

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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