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April 2020

ANAM | Dvorák and Schubert

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

THE ANAM ORCHESTRA AND FACULTY TAKE 'SELF-DRIVE' TO LOFTY HEIGHTS IN THESE TWO SYMPHONIC MASTERWORKS, WHICH WILL BE PERFORMED WITHOUT A CONDUCTOR. The Eighth is one of the sunniest and most pure of Dvořák’s symphonies. It is packed with good cheer and lilting melodies When Robert Schumann discovered the score of Schubert’s Great C Major Symphony in 1838 – ten years after Schubert’s death – he also found a profoundly beautiful symphonic epic, a work which had a far-reaching effect…

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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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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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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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ANAM | Pastoral Symphony

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

TABEA ZIMMERMANN LEADS THE ANAM MUSICIANS IN MUSIC REDOLENT WITH THE BEAUTY OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS. Veress was a disciple of fellow Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, and his four dances, written in the late 1940s, are a potent meditation on time and place Brahms’ bucolic serenade shines with a deep, golden orchestral colouring, partly because Brahms’ instrumentation gives the violas the top line; the scoring does not feature violins No journey to the countryside is more glorious than Beethoven’s. Whether…

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September 2020

ANAM | Insiders’ Guide: Mother Tongue

3 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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$20

TICKETS TO THIS EVENT CAN BE BOOKED FOR FREE WITH AN ANAMATES MEMBERSHIP. German violist Tabea Zimmermann is one of the world’s great ambassadors of her instrument. Her artistry has been documented on over fifty albums for EMI, Teldec, Harmonia Mundi and Deutsche Grammophone. She’s appeared as a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony orchestras, and performed in chamber settings alongside Gidon Kremer and Steven Isserlis. Stefanie Farrands, who studied with Tabea at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns…

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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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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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November 2020

ANAM | Beethoven V

24 November 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

THIS INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION OF BEETHOVEN’S LIFE AND MUSIC, DIRECTED BY RICHARD TOGNETTI, FEATURES MUSICIANS FROM ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE IN A TRUE CONCERT SPECTACULAR. The orchestra will include performers from ANAM’s partner institutions: the Orchestra Academy of Bayerisches Staatsorchester (Munich), Colburn School (Los Angeles), Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London), Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin) and the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki) In keeping with the festive spirit of the occasion, this unique celebration will include one of Beethoven’s…

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