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Australian National Academy of Music

March 2019

ANAM Opening Concert

2 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
South Melbourne Town Hall, ANAM, South Melbourne, 210 Bank Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia

TICKETS: Full $62 / Senior $48 / Concession* $35 / Under 30s* $25 This festive opening concert to the 2019 ANAM Season begins with not one but two fanfares: Richard Strauss’, created for the inaugural Vienna Philharmonic Ball in 1924, and the equally spectacular one from Wagner’s opera Lohengrin. The festivities then move from multiple brass to multiple pianos for British composer Graham Fitkin’s funky Flak, which has a neat trick up its sleeve – it only uses the pianos’ white notes. But there’s…

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20th Century Masters – ANAM

8 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
South Melbourne Town Hall, ANAM, South Melbourne, 210 Bank Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia

TICKETS: Full $62 / Senior $48 / Concession* $35 / Under 30s* $25 This brass-centred showcase focuses on music by four 20th century masters, including rarely-played music by Ravel’s contemporary Albert Roussel. You’ll also experience four ages of Stravinsky; his 1950s Septet, which marked a bold change in his compositional priorities; one of his happiest works of the 1920s, his Octet; his gentle, youthful Pastorale and his Symphonies of Wind Instruments. Hindemith’s Konzertmusik is a piano concerto in all but name, in…

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Time Travelling for Winds and Brass – ANAM

14 March @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm AEDT
South Melbourne Town Hall, ANAM, South Melbourne, 210 Bank Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia

TICKETS: Full $35 / Senior $35 / Concession* $35 / Under 30s* $25 Under the direction of Stefan Dohr, Principal Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, this program takes us on a journey from Mozart’s Vienna to 21st-century Paris; for, as Romantic as they are, the works by the young Richard Strauss, and Liszt’s pupil Joachim Raff, are infused with the spirit of Mozart’s wind music. Berio’s piece is a set of fractured fairy tales for speaker and wind quintet:…

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April 2019

Surround Sound

13 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
South Melbourne Town Hall, ANAM, South Melbourne, 210 Bank Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia

TICKETS: Full $62 / Senior $48 / Concession* $35 / Under 30s* $25 This sonic spectacular for percussion and plural pianos includes four 20th century classics – works so dynamic they could have been written yesterday. Bartók’s fascination for the combination of keyboards and percussion reached its climax in this Sonata. The Rite of Spring, too, has lost none of its power since its riotous premiere in 1913, and this fascinating arrangement throws new light on the score’s visceral rhythmic…

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May 2019

Piano Pictures

9 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
South Melbourne Town Hall, ANAM, South Melbourne, 210 Bank Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Australia

TICKETS: Full $62 / Senior $48 / Concession* $35 / Under 30s* $25 Two modern American classics to open: John Adams’ jubilant Hallelujah Junction, inspired by the name of a truck stop near the California-Nevada border, and a seminal work of minimalism, Steve Reich’s Six Pianos. On the other hand, the epic riff on Chopin’s Prelude by young, New Mexico-born composer Ben Wallace might be called ‘So Chopin walked into a bar, ordered a whiskey and headed straight for the pinball machine.’…

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