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Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne

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210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

March 2020

ANAM 2020 Opening Concert: Awakening

7 March 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25 – $62

A ‘WIDE AWAKE’ OPENING CONCERT SHOWCASING EACH INSTRUMENTAL FAMILY AT ANAM – STRINGS, WOODWIND, BRASS, PERCUSSION AND KEYBOARD. Scintillating arrangements of repertoire classics by Beethoven, Bizet and Stravinsky run shoulder to shoulder with amazing new discoveries Kecak is a modern classic, in which the percussionists vocalise while playing dazzlingly complex rhythmic patterns Lachenmann is one of the most distinctive, inventive and admired composers of our time, and he stunned the world with his musical joke Marche fatale in 2018. For…

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ANAM | Shining Brass

21 March 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25 – $62

A TIME-TRAVELLING JOURNEY THROUGH THE WORLD OF MUSIC FOR BRASS, FROM THE BAROQUE TO THE 21ST CENTURY. Solo trumpeter with the Munich Philharmonic, Guido Segers, makes his ANAM debut directing this program Harry Sdraulig’s Spells is a short, powerful contribution to the growing catalogue of Australian works for brass ensemble Malcolm Arnold’s Symphony is a ‘Mt Everest’ for brass ensembles, and is an unparalleled showcase for the skills of the ANAM brass cohort The Threepenny Opera Suite marks a rare…

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ANAM | The Lark Ascending

28 March 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25 – $62

ONE OF THE PLANET’S GREATEST VIOLINISTS, ANTHONY MARWOOD, RETURNS TO ANAM TO LEAD AN EXCEPTIONAL PROGRAM FOR STRINGS. The concert includes one of the world’s favourite pieces of classical music, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending Soviet composer Raskatov’s bitter-sweet homage to Mozart is a spellbinding delight, and a complement to Stravinsky’s tribute to Tchaikovsky – the divertimento drawn from his ballet score The Fairy’s Kiss If you’re not familiar with the Two pieces for string octet by the young Shostakovich…

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April 2020

ANAM | Tetris for Winds

4 April 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne, 210 Bank St
South Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25 – $62

AFTER A HUGELY SUCCESSFUL 2017 DEBUT, OLE KRISTIAN DAHL – SOLO BASSOONIST WITH THE WDR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN COLOGNE – RETURNS TO LEAD ANAM MUSICIANS. Beethoven was in his early 20s when he wrote his delicious wind octet. Hear it alongside another classic of the wind ensemble repertoire, the Quintet by Nielsen, which breathes deeply of the world of nature Contrasting Nielsen’s Quintet is Lior Navok’s Tetris, a bustling musical cityscape inspired by the composer’s observation of city life in…

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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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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 | 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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