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30 June 2010

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in July

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in July

ABC Classic FM Australian music highlights

July 2010

July ends on a high note with a huge final Saturday of Australian music and special live broadcasts on ABC Classic FM. The month includes Australian world premieres from James Ledger, Paul Stanhope, Thomas Reiner, Christopher Gordon and Roger Dean, and live and almost live broadcasts from the state orchestras, the Townsville Chamber Music Festival, Pavel Haas Quartet, Liquid Architecture 11 and electro-acoustic ensemble austraLYSIS.

Meanwhile online we wrap our AMU podcast series on ISCM 2010 and move on to new pastures, though you can still listen to lots of music from the festival. And check out classic/amp for the first of a new round of special Australian music selections from the ABC sound archives.


Saturday 3 July 8.00pm West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Kari Kriikku, clarinet; Paul Daniel, conductor

Incl. James Ledger Chronicles-Diptych for Orchestra (World première)

Monday 5 July 8.00pm Ensemble Liaison: Svetlana Bogosavljevic, cello; Timothy Young, piano; Peter Neville, percussion; plus guest artist Tony Gould, piano.

Incl. Tony Gould Solo Piano Improvisation; Bach/Gould Improvisation on Prelude No 12 in F minor, BWV881; Shostakovich/Gould Improvisation on Prelude No 4 in E minor, Op 34; Tony Gould Trio Music for Clarinet, Cello and Piano (World première)

Saturday 10 July 8.00pm Sydney Symphony; James Morrison, trumpet

Live broadcast from the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. James Morrison presents a potted history of the trumpet from Torelli to Miles Davis, with music by Australian David Stanhope in the mix.

Friday 16 July 8.00pm New Zealand Youth Choir; Karen Grylls, conductor

Live broadcast from the Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney.

Including Stephen Leek Kondalilla; Knowee

Tuesday 27 July 8.30pm Musica Viva Australia: Pavel Haas Quartet

Live broadcast from the Adelaide Town Hall, including Paul Stanhope String Quartet No 2 (World première)

Wednesday 28 July 7.00pm Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards: Stage 3 Other Instruments Final: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Kenneth Young, with competing artists: Melissa Doecke, flute; Ashley William Smith, clarinet; Guy Spielman, clarinet; Andrew Wiering, percussion. Live broadcast from the Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

Including Ross Edwards Clarinet Concerto - Ashley William Smith, cl

Saturday 31 July 5.05pm Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville, 2010 - Synergy Percussion. Live broadcast from the Townsville Civic Theatre. Featuring Roger Smalley Ceremony I; Nigel Westlake Omphalo Centric Lecture; Michael Askill Salome's Entrance; Timothy Constable Last Waltz; Peter Sculthorpe Djilile; Timothy Constable Waves; plus Reich Mallet Quartet

Saturday 31 July 8.00pm Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville, 2010 - Governor's Gala Concert. Live broadcast from the Townsville Civic Theatre

Including Percy Grainger Random Round; Arrival Platform Humlet - Goldner String Quartet; Synergy Percussion; Peter Sculthorpe Jabiru Dreaming - Synergy Percussion; William Barton, didjeridu


Tuesday 6 July 1.00pm Australia Ensemble, including Mark Isaacs String Sextet - Yvette Goodchild, va; Dimity Hall, v; Catherine Hewgill, vc; Irina Morozova, va; Dene Olding, v; Nathan Waks, vc

Saturday 24 July 1.00pm Sydney Symphony; Gautier Capuçon, cello; Robert Johnson, horn; Richard Gill, conductor; including Christopher Gordon Lightfall (World première)


With Julian Day

Sat 3rd July

Liquid Architecture

We celebrate the 11th annual Liquid Architecture Festival of Sound Arts with a special broadcast from the ABC's Ultimo Centre in Sydney featuring Perth ensemble Decibel, local Sydney soloist John Hunter and international guests kk null (Japan) and Lionel Marchetti (France). We'll be broadcasting live interviews plus performances from these artists recorded by ABC Classic FM at the ABC just a little earlier in the night. If you like unusual, innovative and at times provocative music, this is the event for you. You'll find more details on our website and the festival:



Sat 10th July

New music from Australia and around the world.

Sat 17th July

New music from Australia and around the world.

Sat 24th July

New music from Australia and around the world.

Sat 31st July

With Julian Day

austraLYSIS & Halcyon: The Late Night Sonic Space

Join us live on air or at the ABC's Studio 227 in Ultimo to hear an exciting new program from austraLYSIS joined by Halcyon singer/director Jenny Duck-Chong. The broadcast includes ElectroIntensities and SnowTalking by ensemble leader Roger Dean, along with a new collaborative work from the ensemble, CloudSpotting #2, and Malina by Canadian electro-acoustic legend Robert Normandeau. Entry is free but you'll need to book. Please call 0411 606 077 or go to: www.newmusicnetwork.com.au/series10.html.


Saturday 3 July 3.00pm Arundo Reed Quintet: Leanne Glover, oboe; Jane Kircher, bassoon; Alex Millier, clarinet; Katherine Smith, clarinet; Matthew Styles, saxophone, including John Polglase The Moon over The Day (Variations on a theme of Thomas Tallis)

Saturday 31 July 3.00pm Tamara Smolyar, piano; Ivana Tomaskova, violin, including Thomas Reiner Folksong without Words: A Variation on Tim Buckley's 'Song to the Siren', Transgressions and Dysphor (World première)


Live broadcast from the Theatre Royal, Hobart.

Concert-goers in Hobart are welcome. Please be seated by 2.50pm

as the performance begins promptly at 3pm. Entry is free.

Sunday 25 July 3.00pm Elanée Ensemble; Jo St Leon, viola; Stuart Thomson, double bass, including Maria Grenfell Rollicking Rhymes: Ring a Roses; Rock a Bye; Run Rabbit; Russell Gilmour Sweet and Low Down


Saturdays @7.05pm with Julian Day

3 July - Nigel Westlake Kalabash; Nigel Westlake Antarctica, Suite for Guitar and Orchestra; Nigel Westlake Piano Trio

10 July - Rae Howell Autumn Never Fall; Graeme Koehne Capriccio; Nigel Westlake Hinchinbrook Riffs; Peggy Glanville-Hicks Gymnopedie III; Rae Howell Poly

17 July - Anne Boyd Bali Moods II; Graeme Koehne Unchained Melody; Mark Isaacs Cantilena; Anne Boyd String Quartet No 2 'Play On The Water'

24 July - Andrew Ford Broadway Boogie; Nigel Westlake Tall Tales; Stephen Leek Glass Houses; Andrew Byrne Six Dances

31 July - Matthew Hindson The Metallic Violins; Ross Edwards Dawn Mantras; Nigel Westlake Malachite Glass; Trad arr Stephen Leek Waltzing Matilda; Miriam Hyde Piano Concerto: Andante tranquillo; Roger Smalley Suite for two violins

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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