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26 April 2012

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in May 2012

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in May 2012

This month's concert broadcasts on ABC Classic FM feature world premieres from Andrew Schultz (for vocal chamber group Halcyon and for the Australia Ensemble) and from Peter Sculthorpe for the Southern Cross Soloists on texts by another grand cultural figure and Australia's only literary Nobel laureate, Patrick White. There are also broadcasts of substantial recent chamber works from composers Paul Dean, Michael Kieran Harvey and Gordon Kerry, and the first national appearance of emerging composer Catherine Sullivan with a work broadcast live from this year's MSO Metropolis Festival.

New Music Up Late broadcasts include a look at the 2011 International Rostrum of Composers, featuring new works from Australia and around the world, along with a preview of this year's Australian entry. And there are more Australian concerts on New Music Up Late throughout the month, including the delayed broadcast of 'A Voice from the Dark Space', Perth's Decibel New Music Ensemble presenting a program inspired by landscapes remembered, imagined or actual, with new and recent music by Lindsay Vickery, Julian Day, Alan Lamb and Cat Hope.

On Music Makers (Sunday lunchtimes) in May, hear Australian composer and internationally acclaimed festival director Jonathan Mills giving this year's Barbara Blackman lecture and catching up with presenter Christopher Lawrence as their paths cross at the Canberra International Music Festival.

In webland you can listen to the latest addition to our classic/amp collection, Gerard Brophy's Gethsemane, performed by the Song Company, Synergy Percussion and saxophonist Christina Leonard, and this year's ABC entry for the prestigious Prix Italia for radiophonic music composition. And the Australian Music Unit podcast (http://www.abc.net.au/classic/program/australian-music/podcast.htm) presents Fresh Meat: emerging composers Amy Bastow, Melody Eötvös, Annie Hsieh, Anthony Moles, Nicole Murphy, Mark Oliveiro, Luke Paulding, Alex Pozniak, Timothy Tate, Joseph Twist, Chris Williams and Mark Wolf, with self-selected recent chamber works representative of their compositional thinking.


Saturday 5 May 1.00pm - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Eckehard Stier
Includes Carl Vine - Tempest Suite

Saturday 5 May 8.00pm - MSO Metropolis: Waves
LIVE from Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, performed by members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/Timothy Weiss, and eighth blackbird
Incl. Catherine Sulivan - Vidova Gora - Svitanje, alongside Reich and John Luther Adams

Monday 7 May 8.00pm - The Song Company
Incl. Elena Kats-Chernin - The Newcastle Rounds; Stephen Cronin - Swanston Street

Tuesday 8 May 2.00pm - Port Fairy Spring Festival: Odyssey Piano Trio.
Incl. Paul Dean - Fractured Moments

Monday 14 May 8.00pm - Halcyon: Jenny Duck-Chong, mezzo-soprano and Alison Morgan, soprano; with Jenny Druery, double-bass; Geoffrey Gartner, cello; Zubin Kanga, piano; David Stanhope, conductor; Melina van Leeuwen, harp; Anna Zeltzer, percussion.
Incl. Andrew Schultz - I am Writing in This Book (world premiere)

Tuesday 15 May 1.05pm - 2011 Accompanists' Festival: Michael Kieran Harvey, piano; Natsuko Yoshimoto, violin.
Incl. Michael Kieran Harvey - Fear

Thursday 17 May 1.05pm - Australia Ensemble
Incl. Andrew Schultz - One Sound (Quintet for flute and strings, world premiere)

Tuesday 22 May 7.00pm - Trio Dali
LIVE from Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre.
Incl. Gordon Kerry - Piano Trio No 2 (Im Winde)

Monday 28 May 8.00pm - Southern Cross Soloists; Gregory Massingham, narrator/tenor
Incl. Peter Sculthorpe - Patrick White Fragments (world premiere)

Tuesday 29 May 1.05pm - Australian String Quartet (season-opener with new line-up): Kristian Winther and Anne Horton, violins; Stephen King, viola; Rachel Johnston, cello.
Incl. Peter Sculthorpe - String Quartet No. 11 (Jabiru Dreaming)

New Music Up Late

With Julian Day/James Wade

Saturday 5 May 10.30pm - International Rostrum of Composers 2011
Includes the Rostrum-winning work plus the ABC's entry Flesh and Ghosts by Anthony Pateras performed by Speak percussion at MONA FOMA 2011, Hobart, and a preview of this year's Australian entry.

Saturday 12 May 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

Saturday 19 May 10.30pm - more Australian music concerts recorded by ABC Classic FM

Saturday 23 May 10.30pm - more Australian music concerts recorded by ABC Classic FM

Music Makers

With Mairi Nicolson

Sunday 20 May 12.05pm - a conversation with Australian composer and internationally acclaimed festival director Jonathan Mills.

Sunday 27 May 12.05pm - this year's Barbara Blackman lecture by Jonathan Mills, recorded at the Canberra International Music Festival.

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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