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September 2020

ANAM | The Power of Eight

4 September 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

LED BY TABEA ZIMMERMANN, THREE FASCINATING MUSICAL VOICES ARE UNITED IN THIS PROGRAM THAT CELEBRATES THE VIOLA. Londoner York Bowen, a viola player himself, was also a fine pianist, and often acted as accompanist to the legendary violist Lionel Tertis. It was for Tertis and his students that Bowen composed this rhapsodic Fantasia Paul Hindemith was another viola-playing composer, and his final chamber work, the zesty Octet, includes not one but two violas; the finale features a particularly virtuosic part…

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ANAM | Dragons in the Sky

12 September 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

A COMPELLING EVENING OF MUSIC FOR BRASS AND PERCUSSION DIRECTED BY TWO INTERNATIONAL SYMPHONIC LEADERS – THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S PRINCIPAL PERCUSSION CYNTHIA YEH AND THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC’S PRINCIPAL HORN, ANDREW BAIN. This diverse program takes you from the Venetian Renaissance, and the antiphonal music of Gabrieli, to music receiving its world premiere, a major new work commissioned by ANAM from Australian composer Gerard Brophy Morten Lauridsen’s contemporary classic – his choral setting of O Magnum Mysterium – shines…

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ANAM | Here, Now, Always

18 September 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

IN HIS FIRST RESIDENCY AT ANAM, EXCEPTIONAL MUSICIAN AND OBOIST DAVID WALTER SHARES HIS KNOWLEDGE WITH ANAM MUSICIANS, LEADING THEM IN TWO PREMIERES. One of the world’s most significant oboe pedagogues, David Walter was only 29 when he was appointed the youngest-ever oboe and chamber music professor at the Paris Conservatoire. He is also a conductor, composer, an active commissioner of new music and a tireless transcriber; in the interests of expanding the oboe repertoire, he has made more than…

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October 2020

ANAM | The Seasons

9 October 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank, 31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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$48 – $75

LAWRENCE POWER, ONE OF THE GREATEST VIOLISTS, RETURNS AFTER A JOYOUS ANAM DEBUT IN 2017 FOR THIS MULTI-FACETED PROJECT, PLAYING VIOLIN AND VIOLA WITH EQUAL MASTERY. The concert begins with two 20th century landmarks: Berio’s meditation on Sicilian folk song for viola, percussion and tape, and Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s most celebrated work for violin and strings Hartmann’s Concerto funebre expresses his despair at the rise of Nazism, yet contains a powerful thread of optimism. As he put it: “The intellectual…

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