Monday, March 29, 2010

String sextet, other compostitions and solo jazz program

My Sextet for strings which was composed under the terms of the Albert H. Maggs Composition Award from the University of Melbourne was premiered by the Australia Ensemble in their first subscription concert for 2010 last Saturday night. The team consisted of some of the finest string players in Australia including members of the Goldner String Quartet and principals from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra: violins - Dene Olding and Dimity Hall, violas - Irina Morozova and Yvette Goodchild, cellos - Catherine Hewgill and Nathan Waks. The piece was warmly received by the audience. The concert will be broadcast nationally in Australia at 8pm this Wednesday March 31 on ABC Classic FM. It can be heard live on the Internet here (convert that previous date and time from Australia Eastern Summer Time to your time zone)

On Friday April 9 at 9pm on ABC Radio National my composition Chinkon for bass koto will be broadcast in a program called Rhythm Divine featuring Australian virtuoso koto player Satsuki Odamura. Hear it on the Web here at that time AEST.

Finally on the premiere front, my guitar quartet Autumnal Dances will be premiered at Llewellyn Hall, Canberra on Sunday April 11 in a concert beginning at 3pm that will also be broadcast live on ABC Classic FM and streamed on the Web here.

In other composition news my Sonatine for flute and piano was recorded for broadcast for ABC Classic FM by flautist Melissa Doecke and myself along with the Dutilleux Sonatine, Poulenc Sonata, some duo improvisations and a Brett Dean solo piece Demons. Will post an update when the program is broadcast.

Not neglecting jazz, a program of jazz solo piano I recorded for digital radio station and Web platform ABC Jazz was recently broadcast and can be streamed here.


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