1 August 2010
Simone Young to deliver the 2010 PG-H Address
Conductor Simone Young will present the 12th annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address. The address will be on the topic 'music in the age of soundbites' and it will be held on 2 August at the Sydney Mint and on 11 August at BMW Edge (Federation Square) in Melbourne.
The New Music Network established the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address in 1999 in honour of one of Australia's great international composers. It is an annual forum for ideas relating to the creation and performance of Australian music. In the spirit of the great Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks, an outstanding advocate of Australian music delivers the address each year, challenging the status quo and raising issues of importance in new music.
Australian-born Simone Young has a world-wide reputation as one of the leading conductors of her generation in both operatic and symphonic repertoire. In August 2005, she took up the post of General Manager and Music Director of the Hamburg State Opera and Music Director of the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg. She has since been elected to the Akademie der Kuenste in Hamburg, nominated 'Conductor of the Year' by Opernwelt Magazine and awarded a Professorship at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg.
The 12th annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address will be presented with support from Historic Houses Trust, Sydney and Federation Square, Melbourne. The seating for this very popular yearly event is limited - to reserve your seat, please call 0411 606 077. More information about the address is available on the New Music Network website.
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The Australian Music Centre connects people around the world to Australian composers and sound artists. By facilitating the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these creative artists, it aims to increase their profile and the sustainability of their art form. Established in 1974, the AMC is now the leading provider of information, resources, materials and products relating to Australian new music.
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