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23 September 2010

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in October 2010

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in October 2010

October broadcasts on ABC Classic FM include a sprinkling of premieres from the likes of Paul Stanhope, James Ledger, Alan Holley and Shoeb Ahmad. Plus three very distinctive broadcast events with very contrasting swags of Australian music - the Hush Project #10 with the brothers Grigoryan, The MSO's Sporting Scores program, and Sydney Children's Choir's 20th birthday celebration concert.

Meanwhile online, the AMU podcast series continues with new works from emerging composers Adam Starr, Ross Carey, Melody Eötvös, Mark Holdsworth and Thomas Green, recorded at the Australian String Quartet's 2010 Composers Forum in August. And classic/amp ramps up in preparation for November's special Australian Music Month coverage.

In Performance

Friday 1 October 8.00pm - Hush #10: Leonard & Slava Grigoryan, guitars; Hush Chambers Strings/Benjamin Northey. Live broadcast from the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre to launch the 10th volume of the Hush Collection, supporting Australia's children's hospitals.
Program: Leonard Grigoryan - Distance; Slava Grigoryan - Fantasy on a theme by William Lawes; Leonard Grigoryan - Illuminated; Shaun Rigney - Prayer Flags; Edward Grigoryan - Song for Irina; Benjamin Northey - Button & Pocket; Luke Howard - Pan; Edward Grigoryan - April (Tchaikovsky, The Seasons); Shaun Rigney - Cape of Good Hope

Wednesday 6 October 9.30pm (following 8pm concert) - Sydney Omega Ensemble
Katie Betts, viola; Brielle Clapson, violin; Rowena Crouch, cello; David Rowden, basset clarinet; David Rowden, clarinet; Robin Wilson, violin
Incl. Matthew Hindson - Funeral Windows

Monday 11 October 8.00pm - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Sporting Scores
Angus Wood, Tenor; Anthony Inglis, conductor.
Incl. Bruce Rowland - Phar Lap: The Fame Montage; arr. Brenton Broadstock - Footy Fever: First and Second Quarters; Mike Brady arr. Brenton Broadstock - Up There Cazaly; arr. Brenton Broadstock - Footy Fever: Third and Fourth Quarters

Thursday 14 October 8.30pm - Alina Ibragimova, violin; Cedric Tiberghien, piano
Musica Viva Australia live broadcast from the Adelaide Town Hall.
Incl. Paul Stanhope - Duo for violin and piano (world premiere)

Friday 22 October 8.00pm - Sydney Children's Choir/Lyn Williams, conductor; Voices of Celebration Orchestra; William Barton, didjeridu; John Douglas, percussion; BuKhchuuLunn Ganburged, Mongolian throat singer; Paul Jarman, tarogato; Robert Johnson, horn; Robyn Smiles, horn; Philip South, percussion
Incl. Lyn Williams - Festive Alleluia; Stephen Leek - The Mountain; Paul Stanhope - Lost the Plot; Stephen Leek - Canecutters; Elliott Gyger - I Am Not Yet Born; Ross Edwards - Dawn Canticle; Michael Atherton - Song for Imberombera; Elena Kats-Chernin - Deep Sea Dreaming; Lyn Williams - Hooray for Fish; Joseph Twist - On the Night Train (Paul Holley, conductor); Sally Whitwell - Many Voices, One Dream; trad. Torres Strait Island song arr. Elma Kris - Three Torres Strait Dances; Stephen Leek - Voices of Gondwana; Michael Yezerski/Richard Tognetti/Lyn Williams - The Red Tree: 'Wonderful Things'; Paul Jarman/Andrew De Teliga - Ancient City; Christopher Gordon - Peace on Earth; Daniel Walker - The Arafura Movt 4

Saturday 23 October 9.20pm (after 8pm concert) - Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey, conductor
Incl. Carl Vine - Symphony No 4.2 and Celebrare celeberrime; Richard Meale - Three Miro Pieces

Friday 29 October 9.00pm (after 8pm concert) - Ensemble Liaison; Cheryl Barker, soprano; Roger Jonsson, violin
Incl. Percy Grainger arr. Griffiths & Young - The Man I Love (Gershwin); Shepherd's Hey; Irish Tune from County Derry; Molly on the Shore

Afternoon Concerts

Tuesday 5 October 1.05pm - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Jürg Dähler, viola; Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor/violin
Incl. James Ledger - Neon (world premiere)
Followed by music from disc, including John Carmichael - Piano Quartet (Sea Changes) and A Little Night Music: Quiet Evening

Thursday 28 October 1.05pm - Sydney Symphony/Richard Gill; Maxwell Foster, piano
Incl. Paul Stanhope - Fantasia on a theme by Vaughan Williams

Saturday Session

Saturday 16 October 3.00pm - Kees Boersma Trio (Kees Boersma, double bass; Kate Golla, piano; Kirsty Hilton, violin)
Incl. Alan Holley - Dome Music for solo double bass (broadcast premiere)

Saturday 23 October 3.00pm - Melissa Doecke, flute; Mark Isaacs, piano
Incl. Mark Isaacs - Sonatine; Brett Dean - Demons; Mark Isaacs/Melissa Doecke - Four Improvisations

New Music Up Late

With Julian Day

Saturday 2nd October 10.30pm - This Is Not Art
Catching the wave at TINA, Newcastle's annual festival of contemporary arts, we hear new ABC studio recordings from two of this year's festival featured artists, Shoeb Ahmad (of hellosQuare records, Canberra) and Greg Taw (of Ghost of 29 Megacycles, Perth).

Your Requests

With Marion Arnold

Sunday 17 October 10.05am
Incl. world premiere recording of Miriam Hyde orch. Edward Primrose - Vision of Mary McKillop (Deborah Riedel, soprano; Paul Ferris, tenor; Christine Draeger, flute; Josef Hanic, oboe; Frank Celata, clarinet; Ben Jacks, horn; James Muir, piano; Natsuko Yoshimoto, violin; Fiona Ziegler, violin; Jeremy Williams, viola; Patrick Murphy, cello; Alex Henery, double bass; Edward Primrose, conductor

Sunday Live

With Peter Holland

Live broadcast from Perth Town Hall. Concert-goers in Perth are welcome. Seating is limited, and because of the time zone difference in Western Australia, please be seated by 11.50am as the performance begins promptly at 12noon. Entry is free.
Mark Coughlan, piano; Matthew Styles, saxophones; Matthew Hoy, cello; Callum Moncrieff, percussion, Paul Tanner: percussion
Incl. Iain Grandage - Water From The Moon.

At home

Saturdays at 7.05pm with Julian Day

2 October: Fritz Hart - Five Miniatures: No 1; The Bush, Symphonic Suite, Op 59; Five Songs to Texts by William Sharp, Op 64

9 October: Ross Edwards - Ulpirra; Violin Concerto (Maninyas); Paul Stanhope - The Missile; Sea Chronicles; Graeme Koehne - To His Servant Bach, God Grants A Final Glimpse - The Morning Star; String Quartet No 3 (True History of the Kelly Gang)

16 October: Kent Farbach Sky Blue; Graeme Koehne Palm Court Suite; Elena Kats-Chernin Butterflying; Clive Douglas Five Pastels for Soprano, Strings and Celeste

23 October: Lindsay Aked - Per Ardua Ad Astra; George Palmer -Concerto for Two Clarinets and Chamber Orchestra; Ros Bandt - Drifts In Sand; Peggy Glanville-Hicks - Sonatina for Flute and Piano; Raffaele Marcellino - Mrs Macquarie's Cello; Paul Stanhope - Lux Aeterna

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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