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April 2020

Elder Conservatorium Lunchtime Concert – A Quatre Mains

3 April 2020 @ 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm ACDT
University of Adelaide: Elder Hall, Adelaide, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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$14

Konstantin Shamray and Michael Ierace  piano four hands Dvořák Slavonic Dances (selections) Stravinsky Petrushka “I had in my mind a distinct picture of a puppet, suddenly endowed with life, exasperating the patience of the orchestra with diabolical cascades of arpeggios. The orchestra in turn retaliates with menacing trumpet blasts.” This was Stravinsky’s initial vision of Petrushka, which was subsequently shaped by Diaghilev and his Ballet Russes into one of the most popular and enduring ballets of the twentieth century. Pianists…

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May 2020

ANAM | Rhapsody in Blue

2 May 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25 – $62

PROMINENT LONDON-BASED AUSTRALIAN PIANIST PIERS LANE AND ANAM MUSICIANS’ VERSATILITY AND BRILLIANCE WILL BE ON FULL DISPLAY IN THIS DEMANDING PROGRAM. Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue defines the roaring 20s – its flappers, its bathtub gin and its fascination with the romance and rhythm of the big city Dutch composer Leo Smit was killed in the Holocaust, and left behind a small but exquisite musical legacy, including this scintillating sextet, which owes as much to the chic French music of the…

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ANAM | Insiders’ Guide: Musical Pictures

22 May 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$20

TICKETS TO THIS EVENT CAN BE BOOKED FOR FREE WITH AN ANAMATES MEMBERSHIP. Pianist, composer and scholar Andreas Boyde will interweave a fascinating commentary into the fabric of this performance. Boyde's reconstructed version of Schumann's original manuscript provides a new and insightful approach. SCHUMANN Carnaval MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition Andreas Boyde piano ANAM Pianists

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Lisztomaria: Maria Welna in recital

23 May 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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$40 – $55

Join Australian concert pianist and composer Maria Welna, a zealous virtuoso and born performer, as she transforms the phenomenon of Lisztomania. Specially curated for the intimate piano recital setting, Lisztomaria is a twenty-first-century ode to the golden age of pianism, and the great performer-composer tradition. Showcasing the virtuoso superstars of a bygone era, Lisztomaria will take audience members on an enthralling journey of rediscovery, fusing virtuosity, substance, tradition, and modernity. This is a rare opportunity to experience bold, dramatic, and…

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June 2020

ANAM | Masters of Minimalism

11 June 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25 – $62

ANAM MUSICIANS AND FACULTY, CONDUCTED BY ARDENT CHAMPION OF CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS, PERFORM TWO LANDMARKS IN THE RECENT HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN MUSIC. The Chamber Symphony is one of Adams’ most joyous, playful, transparent works, inspired in equal parts by Schoenberg and Carl Stalling, music director during the golden years of the Warner Bros. cartoons Steve Reich’s Tehillim is like a giant ‘Hallelujah’, a pulsating song of praise, drawing on Biblical texts PETER DE JAGER Overgrown Machine World Premiere, commissioned by…

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July 2020

ANAM | Miriam Hyde

31 July 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25 – $35

THIS CONCERT CELEBRATES MIRIAM HYDE’S UNIQUELY AUSTRALIAN VOICE AND FEATURES A SELECTION FROM HER VAST CATALOGUE OF WORKS. A pioneer among Australia’s composers, Miriam Hyde quietly blazed a trail in the world of music, making a major contribution to Australian culture for more than six decades as composer, pianist, teacher, lecturer, examiner and poet HYDE Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda for piano duet HYDE Toccata for Two for piano duet HYDE Trio for oboe, flute and piano HYDE Evening in Cordoba…

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August 2020

ANAM | The Art of Song

27 August 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25 – $62

IN A RARE AND VALUABLE PROJECT, TENOR MICHAEL SCHADE WILL BRING DECADES OF WISDOM TO BEAR AS HE WORKS WITH A TEAM OF ANAM PIANISTS, EXPLORING SOME MUCH-LOVED WORKS. Michael Schade’s greatness as a tenor lies not only in his work in the world’s major opera houses – the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan in New York and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden among them – but in his unique insight into the intimate world of lied (German art…

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October 2020

ANAM | Diabelli Variations

22 October 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25 – $35

IN THIS INNOVATIVE PRESENTATION, ANAM’S HEAD OF PIANO, TIMOTHY YOUNG, WILL LEAD A TEAM OF ANAM PIANISTS IN A ROUND-ROBIN THROUGH BEETHOVEN’S MASTERWORK, AT TWO PIANOS. Along with Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Beethoven’s set of 33 variations on a theme by his contemporary Anton Diabelli is considered a pinnacle of the keyboard repertoire Beethoven takes Diabelli’s simple waltz melody and transforms into myriad expressive shapes, in an epic work that, over the course of an hour or so, reaches deeply into…

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December 2020

James Huon George at Urrbrae House

13 December 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ACDT
Urrbrae House, 12 Walter Young Ave, Urrbrae
Adelaide, South Australia 5064 Australia
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$20

Program: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): WTC Prelude & Fugue No. 8 BWV. 853 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Piano Sonata No. 5 K. 283 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Sonata Op. 79 No. 24 ‘Cuckoo’ Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869): Columbia ‘American Caprice’ Op. 34 Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951): Six Little Pieces Op. 19 Tickets available at the door (cash and card available) Price: $20 (refreshments included)

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