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29 October 2009

Australian music on ABC Classic FM in November 2009

Australian music on ABC Classic FM in November 2009

Some special highlights in November on ABC Classic FM include broadcast premieres of our Orpheus Remix winners' award-commissioned radio pieces on New Music Up Late, the presentation of a new ABC-produced studio work with The Song Company in Sunday Feature, and a special 11am Remembrance Day broadcast of the Sydney Philharmonia in a concert with a new work from Andrew Schultz.

Meanwhile, the AMU podcast presents a series of recent studio works commissioned or produced by ABC Classic FM, and the collection of ABC archival recordings of Australian music continues to grow at classic/amp.

Remembrance Day

Wednesday 11 November 11.01am - Sydney Philharmonia Symphony Chorus and Orchestra; Antoinette Halloran, soprano; Fiona Campbell, mezzo-soprano; James Egglestone, tenor; Christopher Hillier, bass; Brett Weymark, conductor.
World premiere of Andrew Schultz's Beach Burial (along with Haydn's Mass in Time of War and Vaughan Williams's cantata Dona nobis pacem)

Sunday Feature

Sunday 15 November 2.00pm - Mrs Macquarie's Cello and The Song Company.
A new music theatre piece for radio by composer Raffaele Marcellino, commissioned by The Song Company, co-produced for radio by ABC Classic FM and Radio National's Airplay, and featuring The Song Company and cellist Emma-Jane Murphy. The Song Company has an impressive record of commissioning and performing new Australian works, and the radio version of Mrs Macquarie's Cello is a wonderful showcase of the depth and diversity of The Song Company's vocal talents from folk tunes to counterpoint to character parts, textural atmospheres and melting solos. In this feature we celebrate The Song Company's 25th anniversary with the Classic FM broadcast premiere of Mrs Macquarie's Cello and a conversation with the ensemble's long-running director Roland Peelman, reflecting on the work of the Company and their contribution to the development of Australian vocal music.

New Music Up Late

Saturday 7 November 10.30pm - Orpheus returns.
Remember our Orpheus Remix Awards? Well, tonight you'll hear from our three winners - Orfeo 1988 (aka Julia Plummer), Venn (aka Jen Saunders), and Dr Drew vs Tooly (Drew Crawford and Anatoly Frusin) - with the broadcast of their specially commissioned new radio works.

Saturday 28 November 10.30pm - Chislett flute sessions.
Well known for her work as a soloist and with Sydney Alpha Ensemble in the 1990s, Laura Chislett returns to the airwaves with a new and intriguing collection of solo flute works.

Saturday Session

Saturday 7 November 3.00pm - Bernadette Balkus, piano; Francesco Celata, clarinet; Raphael Wallfisch, cello.
Direct broadcast from the ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney.
Incl. Katia Beaugeais - The Last Flight of Saint-Ex, arrangement for clarinet, cello and piano

Saturday 28 November 3.00pm - Josephine Allan, piano; Andrew Hines, cello; Richard Rourke, clarinet.
Direct broadcast from the ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney.
Incl. Alan Holley - Mariner Music

Rising Stars

Sunday 1 November 9.05am
Incl. Ross Edwards - The Tower of Remoteness (Ben Mellefont, clarinet; Catherine Davis, piano)

Sunday 8 November 9.05am
Incl. Matthew Hindson - Little Chrissietina's Magic Fantasy, for violin and piano (Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, violin; Catherine Davis, piano)

Sunday 29 November 9.05am
Incl. Peter Sculthorpe - Second Sonata for Strings (ACO2/Helena Rathbone, violin); Eric Gross - Meditation (Ji Won Kim, violin; Catherine Davis, piano)

Sunday Live

Sunday 1 November 3.00pm - Adelaide Chamber Singers/Carl Crossin, director.
Direct broadcast from ABC Collinswood Studio 520, Adelaide.
Concert-goers in Adelaide are welcome. Please be seated by 2.20pm as the performance begins promptly at 2.30pm local time. Entry is free.
Incl. Anne Cawrse - Pilgrim Psalms

In Performance

Monday 9 November 7.05pm - Jerusalem Quartet; Zvi Plesser, cello.
Direct broadcast from the City Recital Hall, Sydney.
Incl. Carl Vine - String Quintet

Thursday 26 November 9.50pm - 2009 Van Cliburn Competition: Spencer Myer, piano.
Recorded in the Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas. Broadcast courtesy of American Public Media.
Incl. Carl Vine - Piano Sonata No 1 (1990)

Just Classics

Thursday 12 November 11.05am, with Damien Beaumont. Music selected by Felix Hayman.
Incl. Henry Krips - Legend; Calvin Bowman - Now touch the air softly; Katharine Parker - Four Musical Sketches;Nigel Westlake - Antarctica: Suite

At Home

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

7 November
Ann Carr-Boyd - Harp in the Highlands; Jacqueline Atherton - 'Tis easeful here; Stuart Greenbaum - Octennial Song; Stuart Greenbaum - Sonata for Violin and Piano; Peter Mumme - New Day: 'Lamington National Park', 'Border Ranges'

14 November
Eric Gross - Suite Latin American; Michael Knopf - Inner Landscape

21 November
Elena Kats-Chernin - Butterflying; Graeme Koehne - Powerhouse; Wilfred Lehmann - Soliloquy; Peter Sculthorpe - From Saibai; Robert Allworth - Falling Leaves Of Red and Gold; Dean Frenkel - Call Of the Birds

28 November
Aaron McMillan - The Beacon; Elena Kats-Chernin - Wild Rice; Stephen Adams - Obsession II

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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