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28 October 2010

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in November 2010

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in November 2010

In November we're celebrating Australian Music Month on ABC Classic FM. We're bringing you a series of special programs including weekend broadcast premieres of six new Australian operas, a weekday afternoon series of programs with music selections from the archives, and tribute programs to the memory of Ken Tribe. Check out the highlights below for more details.

You can also listen to and read about Australian music in our online archival recording collection classic/amp. Also check out an array of special web features, or subscribe to our weekly AMU podcast for new Australian music recordings and artist interviews direct to your computer.

Opera in Performance

Sunday 14 November 7.05pm - OZ OPERA: The Children's Bach
Andrew Schultz - The Children's Bach. Chamber Made Opera: Kathryn Grey, soprano; Tess Duddy, soprano; Dimity Shepherd, mezzo-soprano; Jackson Cairnduff, treble; James Christensen, treble; James Egglestone, tenor; Andrea Carcassi, baritone; Hannah Kostros, child soprano; Alexa Madden, child soprano; Mitchell Berick, clarinet; Susannah Ng, violin; James Cowell, cello; Nick Synot, double-bass; Mark Kruger, piano; Eugene Ughetti, percussion; Nicholas Carter, conductor

Sunday 21 November 7.05pm - OZ OPERA: Through the Looking Glass
Alan John - Through the Looking Glass. Performers: Dimity Shepherd, soprano; David Hobson, tenor; Margaret Haggart, mezzo-soprano; Suzanne Johnston, contralto; Kanen Breen, tenor; Gary Rowley, bass-baritone; Emilia Bertolini, child soprano; Stephanie Pidcock, child soprano; Jacqueline Bathman, child actor; Francesca Côdd, child actor; Hayley Heath, child actor; Dana Hehir, child actor; Timothy Hook, percussion; Delyth Stafford, harp; Nicholas Carter, harmonium; David McSkimming, piano; Richard Gill, conductor

New Music Up Late

With Julian Day

Saturday 2 November 10.30pm - OZ OPERA: Crossing Live
Bringing you the first in a month of special Australian chamber opera broadcast premieres. Presented by Melbourne's Chamber Made Opera, Crossing Live by composer Bryony Marks thrusts us into the on-and-off camera world of a current affairs TV studio with the anchor presenter as the diva.
Performers: Steve Adams, actor; Chloe Armstrong, actor; Luke Elliot, actor; Evelyn Krape, actor; Stewart Morritt, actor; John O'May, actor; Greg Stone, actor; Dimity Shepherd, mezzo-soprano; Zoe Black, violin; Leigh Raymond, violin; Erkki Veltheim, viola; Josephine Vains, cello; Miranda Hall, bass; Jane Robertson, clarinet; Graeme Leak, percussion; Brett Kelly, conductor

Saturday 13 November 10.30pm - OZ OPERA: The Navigator
Liza Lim's opera The Navigator is another Australian music month broadcast premiere. Presented by ELISION, The Navigator is a contemporary opera full of the ancient themes of desire and death that have been the stuff of opera since the creation of the form more than 400 years ago.
Performers: Elision Ensemble; Genevieve Lacey, recorder; Deborah Kayser, soprano; Talise Trevigne, soprano; Andrew Watts, counter-tenor; Omar Ebrahim, baritone; Phillip Larson, bass-baritone; Manuel Nawri, conductor

Saturday 20 November 10.30pm - OZ OPERA: Exile
Iphigenia in Exile by Helen Gifford uses an ensemble of reeds, percussion and plucked strings to conjure an archaic sound world as the backdrop to soloist Deborah Kayser's exploration of Iphigenia's interior worlds. Composed in 1986 but receiving its broadcast première tonight, Exile is on its way to becoming the world's first iPad opera in the hands of Chamber Made Opera and their collaborators Aphids.
Performers: Helen Gifford, speaker; David Young, speaker; Deborah Kayser, soprano; Chris Clark, piccolo, clay flute; Nicole Canham, clarinet; Aviva Endean, clarinet; Karen Heath, bass clarinet; Ken Murray, mandolin; Peter Neville, percussion; Matthias Schack-Arnott, percussion; Eugene Ughetti, percussion; Brett Kelly, conductor

Saturday 27 November 10.30pm - Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music
Coming to you almost live from the ABC's Iwaki auditorium, this concert is the launch event for a new double CD release in the Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music series from Clinton Green's Shame File Music. On the bill tonight are Golden Fur performing Ron Nagorcka's 1977 tape recorder opera Atom Bomb, plus sets by Jon Rose, Browning Mummery and Sarah Hopkins.

And on Fridays...
5, 12, 19 and 26 November 10.30pm
During Australian Music month you'll hear broadcast premieres of a selection of recent ABC concert recordings of new Australian music.

In Performance

Monday 1 November 8.00pm - Southern Cross Soloists
St Peters Chorale; Alexis Kenny, flute; Monique Latemore, soprano; Gregory Messingham, narrator; Graeme Morton, conductor. Program: Mozart arr. Paul Dean - Ch'io scordi di te, K505; Stephen Leek - The Future; Paul Stanhope - Pirramimma, garden of dreams; Mendelssohn arr. Paul Dean - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Friday 5 November 8.00pm Amir Farid, piano; David Pereira, cello; Bonnie Smart, cello.
Includes Ross Edwards - Koto Dreaming: Water Spirit Song; Hindson - Jungle Fever

Thursday 11 November 7.05pm Australian String Quartet
Includes Peter Sculthorpe String Quartet No 6

Friday 12 November 8.00pm - OZ OPERA: Love in the Age of Therapy
Paul Grabowsky - Love in the Age of Therapy. Orchestra Victoria: Christine Douglas, soprano; Roxane Hislop, mezzo-soprano; Dimity Shepher, mezzo-soprano; Kanen Breen, tenor; Richard Greager, tenor; Lyndon Terracini, baritone; Jon Jackson, vocalist; Julia de Plater, conductor

Tuesday 16 November 7.05pm - TrioZ LIVE fromCity Recital Hall, Sydney
Performers: Kathryn Selby, piano; Dimity Hall, violin; Emma-Jane Murphy, cello.
Includes Peter Sculthorpe - String Quartet No 6

Thursday 18 November 8.30pm - The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic LIVE fromQueensland Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane.
Includes Brett Dean - Twelve Angry Men

Monday 22 November 7.00pm - Musica Viva Australia: Atos Trio LIVE fromCity Recital Hall, Sydney.
Includes Paul Stanhope - Piano Trio Dolcissimo Uscignolo

Monday 22 November 9.30pm - Ferry Road Chamber Players
Includes Piazzolla arr. Alice Giles - L'Histoire du Tango

Afternoon Concerts

Tuesday 9 November 1.05pm - Australia Ensemble
Includes Peggy Glanville-Hicks - Concertino da camera; Nigel Butterley - Spindles of the stars

Saturday 20 November 1.00pm - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Includes Paul Stanhope - Fantasia on a theme by Vaughan Williams

Thursday 25 November 1.05pm - Musica Viva Australia: Pavel Haas Quartet
Includes Paul Stanhope - String Quartet No 2

On Our Selection

at 4.05pm, special selections by Gregory Dobbs for Australian Music Month

Monday 8 November
Includes William Garnet James - The Debutante; Roy Agnew - The Breaking of the Drought; works by Elena Kats-Chernin and Alfred Hill

Tuesday 9 November
Includes Esther Rofe - Terra Australis; Peter Sculthorpe - Mangrove

Thursday 11 November
Includes Frederick Septimus Kelly - Elegy for Strings In Memoriam Rupert Brooke; Nigel Westlake - The Glass Soldier Suite; Peter Sculthorpe - Gallipoli Symphony: 'Thoughts of Home'

Monday15 November
Matthew Hindson - Violin Concerto: III 'Grand Final Day'; Ross Edwards - Veni Creator Spiritus; Don Banks - Meeting Place: Movement III

Tuesday 16 November
Includes Dorian Le Gallienne - Sinfonietta; Richard Meale - Symphony No. 1

Thursday 18 November
Phillip Houghton - From the Dreaming: II 'Wildflowe'r; III G'ecko'; William Lovelock - Concerto for trumpet and orchestra; Martin Wesley-Smith - Oom Pah Pah

Monday 22 November
Vincent Plush - Pacifica; Malcolm Williamson arr. Brian Brown - Azure; Moya Henderson - G'Day Africa: III

Tuesday 23 November
Robert Hughes -Essay; Edgar Bainton - Concerto Fantasia

Thursday 25 November
Hubert Clifford - Symphony 1940: I 'Moderato con anima'; Arthur Benjamin - Symphony No 1: I. 'Largo'; Peggy Glanville-Hicks - Etruscan Concerto

Afternoons at Home

at 4.05pm

Wednesday 10 November
Richard Mills - Trumpet Concerto; Mark Clement Pollard - Piano Sonata No. 1: 2nd movement

Friday 12 November
Carl Vine - Microsymphony; Eric Gross - Dusekiana; Gerard Brophy - charm

Wednesday 17 November
Nigel Westlake - Winter In the Forgotten Valley; Sean O'Boyle - Concerto for shakuhachi and orchestra; Anne Boyd - As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams

Friday 19 November
Richard Charlton - Surface Tension; Philip Bracanin - Symphony No 2: 'Andante con tempo rubato'; Graeme Koehne Divertissement: Trois pièces bourgeoises

Wednesday 24 November
Percy Grainger - The Warriors; Maria Grenfell - Di Primavera; Kate Adam, Dean Frenkel, Ariel Valent - Summer Waves

Friday 26 November
Philip Czaplowski - Concerto for clarinet and strings; Elena Kats-Chernin - Charleston Noir; Stuart Greenbaum - But I Want the Harmonica


Monday 29 November 4.05pm - Ken Tribe - A Tribute Program: Part 1
Includes works by Peter Sculthorpe, Carl Vine, Ross Edwards and Lyn Williams

Tuesday 30 November 4.05pm - Ken Tribe - A Tribute Program: Part 2
Includes works by Lyn Williams, Ross Edwards Peter Sculthorpe and Nigel Westlake

Music Makers

Saturday 27 November 12.05pm - Ken Tribe: A Celebration
Ken Tribe exerted an enormous influence on Australian music, composers and musicians. He died on July 16 this year, aged 96, and in August, Musica Viva Australia hosted a concert to celebrate his extraordinary life. This celebration featured tributes from family, friends and former colleagues, together with performances by Australian artists with whom he was closely associated throughout his life. It honoured the extensive contribution he made to the arts in Australia and for which he had such a love.

Saturday Session

Saturday 13 November 3.00pm - Maria Okunev, soprano; Louise Scott Houghton, piano
Includes Betty Beath - Towards the Psalms; Alan John - The Eighth Wonder: When English ships; George Palmer - Aimons-nous et dormons

Saturday 20 November 3.00pm Ashley Hribar, piano
Includes Gershwin arr Ashley Hribar Rhapsody in Blue; Grainger In Dahomey (Cakewalk Smasher); Roy Agnew Capricornia (Sonata Legend); Roy Agnew Poem No 1

Saturday 27 November 3.00pm - John Cran, bassoon; Ludinda Cran, bassoon; Akemi Schubert, piano; Sumiko Yamamura, piano
Includes Colin Brumby - Bassoon Sonata

At Home

Saturdays at 7.05pm with Julian Day

2 November
Graeme Koehne - Tivoli Dances: 'Santa Ana Freeway'; Margaret Sutherland - Violin Sonata; Stephen Leek - Glasshouses

13 November
Alan Banks - Cubasso; Peggy Glanville-Hicks - Sappho: Final Scene; Nick Tsiavos - run rabbit run...: Sequenza 3; Paul Stanhope - Three Geography Songs; Ross Edwards - Koto Dreaming

20 November
John Williams - Slow Dub; Elena Kats-Chernin - Wild Swans Concert Suite: 'Green Leaf'; Eliza Aria; Brothers; Carl Crossin - Dance for the Daughters of Eve; Carl Vine - Piano Sonata; John Williams - Extra Time

27 November
Nigel Westlake - Flying Fish; Sean Rigney - Chamber Concerto; Eduard Grigoryan - Day Dreams


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