January 13, 2022
Cameron Lam explores music for two in this month’s Australian art music playlist.
January 6, 2022
Sydney Festival’s Acoustic Life of Boatsheds is not just another concert, but a true Sydney Harbor experience that audiences won’t forget.
December 17, 2021
With two recordings of the month, a trio of American rediscoveries, operatic delights galore and the latest from the Kanneh-Masons, it’s a red month on record.
November 22, 2021
Belonging to a specific culture or gender can be great, but you can end up stuck, without realizing it.
November 16, 2021
Nat Bartch’s new work, The Glasshouse, the 2021 Merlyn Myer Commission, is inspired by portraits taken by Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.
November 8, 2021
The November Playlist updates us with the slew of new releases (and digital re-releases) over the past two months. There is an exciting range of contemporary classical music, jazz and sound art from composers who have played before and new faces.
November 1, 2021
The prominent Australian composer sits down with Alexander Voltz to discuss his contribution to a new COVID-themed cantata ahead of its German premiere.
October 25, 2021
November is Australian Music Month across the ABC, and ABC Classic’s concert schedule for the month features stunning works by Australian composers – some old, some new. World premieres of works by Lachlan Skipworth, Sebastian Lingane, Luke Styles, William Barton, Anne Cawrse, Jabra Latham, Paul Stanhope and Gordon Kerry sit alongside the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s rendition of Margaret Sutherland’s 1960 Violin Concerto – possibly only its eighth performance since its debut. 1pm – 1pm ENSEMBLE Q Britten Ciaccona from the second suite for cello Ligeti Six bagatelles for wind quintet Debussy Syrinx Beethoven Variations on ‘La ci darem’ Barber Summer Music Paul Dean Concerto for cello and wind quintet 2pm – 1pm STREETON TRIO Diana Doherty ob , Emma Jardine v, Umberto Clerici vc, Benjamin Kopp p Martinů Quartet for oboe, violin, cello and piano Smetana Trio for piano in G minor, op. 15 Skipworth Oboe Quartet (WP) 03 – 1PM CAMERATA – QUEENSLAND’S CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Eric Avery v/dancer Avery Works including Violin Landscapes, Mists 2, Mists 3, Cityscapes Berkeley Serenade for Strings Stravinsky Selections from Apollon Musagète Stanhope Dancing on Clouds Rodrigo Dos Miniaturas Andaluzas Skalkottas Five Greek Dances 04 – 1PM ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Grace Clifford v, James Judd cond…
October 14, 2021
The October playlist delves into the guitar’s unique repertoire, showcasing Australia’s outsized contribution to the repertoire with releases from 1996 until this year.
September 29, 2021
Jeremy Rose talks about jazz in the time of corona, the resilience of musos and presents the best of the local scene at the Earshift Music Festival.
September 20, 2021
Classical music, instrumental
Before a performance at the OzAsia Festival, avant-garde keyboardist Belle Chen tells us about her new work Destinations.
September 17, 2021
The Adelaide composer talks about her remarkable last two years, and forces herself to make room for her own work.
September 16, 2021
Cameron Lam’s reading list for September focuses on digital and analog, and how we use technology to describe our world and express ourselves.
September 8, 2021
One of Australia’s leading percussionists and advocate for change is determined to diversify the repertoire, even if she has to do it all herself.
August 18, 2021
Cameron Lam’s playlist for August shows composers reacting in different ways to the disruption and isolation that many of us are experiencing right now.
July 26, 2021
Canberra-born soprano Chloe Lankshear, Pinchgut Opera’s first Taryn Fiebig Fellow, tells us about her collaborations with the company so far.