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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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AMAN | Special Event: Silver Streetcar

6 May 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AEST
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Free – $20

TICKETS TO THIS EVENT CAN BE BOOKED FOR FREE WITH AN ANAMATES MEMBERSHIP. You hear the term ‘living legend’ a lot, but in the world of percussion it is the only term applicable to Steven Schick, Professor of Music at the University of California. He has been a champion of new music for four decades, and has premiered more than 150 new works. Over three programs he explores one of the defining developments in the world of 20th and 21st…

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ANAM | Percussion Music in Full Bloom

9 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

You hear the term ‘living legend’ a lot, but in the world of percussion it is the only term applicable to Steven Schick, Professor of Music at the University of California. He has been a champion of new music for four decades, and has premiered more than 150 new works. Over three programs at ANAM he explores one of the defining developments in the world of 20th and 21st century music: the increasing importance of percussion, and the blossoming of…

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ANAM | The Music of Twilight

16 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

You hear the term ‘living legend’ a lot, but in the world of percussion it is the only term applicable to Steven Schick, Professor of Music at the University of California. He has been a champion of new music for four decades, and has premiered more than 150 new works. Over three programs he explores one of the defining developments in the world of 20th and 21st century music: the increasing importance of percussion, and the blossoming of major works…

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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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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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