Song Cycles with Sara Macliver – ANAM

Here is a sublime collaboration between one of Australia’s finest sopranos and the pianists of ANAM, in a program which includes two glorious 19th century song cycles. If you love Grieg’s music for Peer Gynt or his piano concerto, you…

 
Joy & Heartbreak – ANAM Orchestra

Like many wealthy young Europeans of his day, Mendelssohn travelled widely and found musical inspiration on many of his journeys (think of that expressive musical picture, The Hebrides). One country brought him particular pleasure: “This is Italy! And now has…

 
A Gateway to the Sublime – ANAM

In the history of music there can be few examples of a composer ‘exceeding the brief’ with results as astounding as Schubert in his Octet. It was commissioned by one of the composer’s patrons, Count Ferdinand von Troyer, a talented…

 
Bach B Minor Mass – ANAM

A comment under a YouTube video can speak more directly than an elegantly written program note. About Bach’s B minor Mass, one user has written: “Probably the best piece of music EVER written, and I’m not even exaggerating, I’m being…

 
Homage to Gideon Klein – ANAM

In 2019 the world of music celebrates the centenary of one of the most gifted composers to emerge from Czechoslovakia, Gideon Klein, whose career was tragically cut short by the Nazis. The music he produced in Theresienstadt concentration camp –…

 
Ten Thousand Birds – ANAM

“The birds were my teachers,” says composer John Luther Adams, whose music is a natural extension of his long-time environmental activism. Birds have inspired composers from Mozart to Messiaen; in Adams’ case, it was hearing the song of a wood…

 
ANAM Presents: Beethoven and Bruckner

One of the finest Australian conductors of his generation returns to ANAM to direct two symphonic masterpieces. It is hard not to listen in awe at the vast emotional range of Beethoven’s music, as he takes us from sorrow to…

 
Piano Pictures

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…

 
Time Travelling for Winds and Brass – ANAM

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,…

 
20th Century Masters – ANAM

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…

 
ANAM Opening Concert

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…

 
Images (Book 2)

TICKETS: Full $60.00 / Senior $47.00 / Concession $35.00. Book online or call 03 9645 7911. One of Britain’s most treasured exports, world-renowned pianist Steven Osborne joins musicians of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) this August performing Debussy piano works for four-hands and Images…

 
DUDU CARMEL: Oboe Virtuoso

Dudu Carmel, Solo Oboist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, is a wild, mercurial personality, famed for his dazzling brilliance and musical daring. In 2018, he leads musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) for the first time in…

 
A Bernstein Celebration

TICKETS: Full $75 Senior $60 Concession $48 Leonard Bernstein’s music, as with his conducting, as with his life, is extravagant and impassioned, emotive, and always joyfully life affirming. It swoops and soars, dips and dives, taking from here, there and…

 
Préludes [Book 1]

TICKETS: Full $60 Senior $47 Concession $35 As part the of the Debussy100 project, ANAM is thrilled to have internationally renowned pianist and scholar, Roy Howat lead the ANAM musicians with this gorgeous program of Debussy’s music featuring Book 1…

 
Marwood’s Beethoven | ANAM

Loved by audiences and unanimously praised by the press, Marwood is a virtuoso whose musical integrity and commitment reach the same Olympian heights as his formidable technique. Having previously led the ANAM Orchestra in performances of four of the Beethoven…

 
Marwood Plays Chamber Music | ANAM

A cherished member of the ANAM family, Anthony Marwood’s regular visits to Melbourne have become amongst the most anticipated in our musical calendar. His love of chamber music is equal to his prowess as a concerto soloist, and to hear…

 
Howard Penny: From the Cello

Howard Penny, ANAM Cello Faculty and Head of Strings, leads a program of three masterworks for strings crowned by Bartók’s exhilarating Divertimento, the last work from the composer before he fled Europe for the United States in 1939. Whilst Brahms’…

 
Glories of the French Baroque | Australian National Academy of Music

BRENDA RAE SINGS RAMEAU Suites and Arias from Tragédies en musique, Opéra-ballets and Comédies lyriques by Jean-Philippe Rameau Audiences from Vienna and Paris to New York and Glyndebourne have fallen in love with Brenda Rae, and now it is Australia’s…

 
American Triptych | Australian National Academy of Music

Three of the world’s greatest living percussionists gather in Melbourne to present an inspirational collection of concerts, talks, masterclasses and events. Steven Schick, William Winant and Jan Williams – each the stuff of musical legend – join ANAM musicians to celebrate…

 
ANAM | Cathedral Brass

Giovanni Gabrieli wrote his lustrous brass ‘symphonies’ for St Mark’s, Venice in the late 1500s, and they deserve a big, generous acoustic to do them full justice. The rafters of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne will resound with the glories of…

 
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