Review: Australian Miniseries an oasis in the desert of Covid

Australian Miniseries The Canberra Symphony Orchestra has had the bright idea of publishing a series of 15 vignettes featuring short works for solo instruments, specially composed by different contemporary Australian artists. The “Australian Miniseries” is co-curated by Professor Matthew Hindson…

 
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | Australian Miniseries | Distant Solo (Elena Kats-Chernin)

This event will premiere on the CSO YOUTUBE CHANNEL Elena Kats-Chernin AO Composer Veronica Bailey Percussion Program note – Distant Solo was commissioned by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra soon after the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in Australia. It forms part…

 
Nexas Quartet with Piers Lane | Five Chapters

Tickets: Adults $49 | Concession and Student $35 | Child $20 Nexas Quartet join forces with one Australia’s most recognised pianists, Piers Lane to present Elena Kats-Chernin’s Five Chapters for Saxophone Quartet and Piano. In Elena’s words, “The Five Chapters…

 
Q&A with Halcyon’s Jenny Duck-Chong ahead of IN NATURE

Ahead of Halcyon’s concert, In Nature, on Saturday 12th October, classikON’s Phillipa spoke to Halcyon’s Artistic Director, co-founder and mezzo-soprano, Jenny Duck-Chong about nature and poetry as artistic inspiration, the importance of supporting new music, and the unique soundscapes In Nature will…

 
Selby & Friends’ “The Game Changers” an intriguing and fascinating program of revolutionary composers

Elena Kats-Chernin’s Blue Silence for Piano Trio must be one of the most stunning introductory pieces to a recital. Written in 2006 for her son suffering from schizophrenia, the piece is an exquisite journey into meditation and peace. I defy anyone…

 
Surprises under The Birch Tree as Thoroughbass is inspired by folk songs

I am always impressed by their interesting and innovative programming. There are always surprises and challenges for the listener.

 
Poetry in motion as the city comes alive with Duo Deconet

Miguel del Aquila’s Silence finished the concert on a calm note with images of huge oceanic surging and crashing waves projected in slow motion.

 
Flinders Quartet in Sydney

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, 3 September 2014 Schubert – String Quartet No 13 in a Minor, D804 (Rosamunde) Much of this program was in minor keys which often are quite sad, reflective and certainly there was a ruminative feel…

 
Nicholas Russoniello: Between Worlds

This debut album of the up-and-coming saxophonist, Nick Russoniello, accompanied by the Acacia Quartet, has something for everyone, especially classical, jazz and ragtime music.

 
Australia Quartet’s Transfigured Night was a night of celebration

Australia Quartet celebrated Halloween with Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (‘Transfigured Night’), Schumann’s beloved Piano Quartet and Australian composer, Elena Kats-Chernin’s irresistible work, ‘Scherzino’. The night had quite a celebratory feel which was wonderful – and there was much to celebrate. [list…

 
Celebrating International Women’s Day

To celebrate international women’s day we’ve found 4 female composers whose music you can listen to online that we’ve already featured in our first year. Acacia Quartet performing the complete works for string quartet by Elena Kats-Chernin on itunes Wikipedia…

 
The Acacia Ensemble & Elena Kats-Chernin

The Acacia Ensemble came together in 2010, formed by violinists Lisa Stewart and Myee Clohessy, violist Stefan Duwe and cellist Anna Martin-Scrase. They come from a diverse range of quartets and orchestras and choose to focus on new contemporary compositions.  While I…