We're in for a treat this Saturday at Cage & Zappa. Be sure to secure your tickets.
Both were American anti-establishment figures who exposed the hypocrisy in American society and music.
It's a collection of 10 piano pieces in homage to Frank Zappa interpreting his compositional language for keyboard.
Riveting and thought-provoking playing from ANAM musicians.
To support live Australian music and these immensely talented musicians. There's a live podcast too - I'm on the panel.
Read lots of philosophy starting with Russell. Some of it is bound to help.
Michael Kieran Harvey has arrived and ready to rehearse... ...once he's answered our Fast Five questions. We're in for a treat this Saturday at Cage & Zappa. Be sure to secure your tickets. https://anam.com.au/whats-on/2017/cage-zappa
It's that 'Tour' time again... first stop Brisbane! The Gran Partita crew took to the skies this morning ahead of their performance tomorrow evening at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. For all our friends in Queensland visit the link below for more information https://anam.com.au/whats-on/2017/gran-partita-brisbane We think they may have recruited a new ensemble member 😉
What does it mean to be female in classical music? Podcast hosts Kenny and Luke dive headfirst into the many-layered topic of equality in classical music, accompanied by ANAM alumnus and all-round great lady Katie Yap (Viola, 2014). They talk composers, the dark of history of women in classical music, discrimination and oppression, and what might come next. http://bit.ly/podcast9lady
morning melodies? 🤔🎹🎶 We're feelin' it! Resident Piano Faculty and Head of a Chamber Music/all round genius Timothy Young has been busy preparing the piano ahead of Saturday's season concert - Cage & Zappa. To secure your tickets visit the link below: https://anam.com.au/whats-on/2017/cage-zappa #iamANAM #ANAMfaculty #ANAMmusicians #preparedpiano #cageandzappa #2017concertseason #johncage #frankzappa #thatdescendingscaletho #nailedit
Up on the Blog! Looking forward to welcoming pianist/composer Michael Kieran Harvey to take the stage this Saturday for Cage & Zappa. ANAM alumna Emily Sheppard (violin 2013) gave us some insight into working collaboratively with him.
Don't forget! Join ANAM Bassoonists Jenna Schijf (WA), Matthew Ventura (NSW) and Carol Wang (NZ) today from 4PM as they work with Ole Kristian Dahl in a public masterclass. Tickets available at the door: Full $20 / Student $5 / Student/Teacher Groups $5 (per person) / ANAMates FREE
Be sure to have your radios set to 3MBS Fine Music - Melbourne tomorrow from 11AM. Music in Melbourne's presenter Sascha Kelly will be talking to one half of ANAM's Team Trumpet - Fletcher Cox (WA) and Michael Olsen (WA). Ahead of their solo recitals on Monday 28 August, a live-to-air performance (with all the necessary Fanfare) is the most perfect teaser. SOLO RECITAL INFORMATION Monday 28 August Michael - 1PM / https://anam.com.au/whats-on/2017/recital-michael-olsen Fletcher - 3PM / https://anam.com.au/whats-on/2017/recital-fletcher-cox
Need a perfect way to spend you Friday lunch time? Join us tomorrow for a Solo Recital. NSW violinist Josephine Chung will take to the stage performing works including: BACH Sonata for Solo Violin in G minor BWV1001: Siciliano and Presto TCHAIKOVSKY Concerto in D major op. 35: 2nd and 3rd movts SZYMANOWSKI The Fountain of Arethusa from 3 Myths for violin and piano RAVEL Tzigane See Josephine before she heads overseas to Philadelphia to begin further tertiary study at the Curtis Institute of Music later this month. Tickets available at the door: Full $5 / ANAMates FREE
ANAM is excited to launch our new Alumni Program in 2017 with a special event in September. If you are an alumni member, and have not already received an invitation, send us a message via [email protected]
Light bulb moment! Some of our supporters got a sneak peek of Thorsten Johanns (clarinet) and Ole Kristian Dahl (bassoon) rehearsing Mozart's Gran Partita with Nick Deutsch and 10 ANAM musicians. A brief power outage - cue sconce lights - made for an extra special experience. Tickets to tomorrow's Mostly Mozart performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre are almost gone. Visit the website to secure your ticket, before they disappear. https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2017/grand-mozart/
Join ANAM Clarinets Andrew Fong (QLD), Mitchell Jones (QLD) and Magdalenna Krstevska (VIC) tomorrow from 2PM as they work with Thorsten Johanns in a public masterclass. Tickets available at the door: Full $20 / Student $5 / Student/Teacher Groups $5 (per person) / ANAMates FREE
Gran Partita party! ANAM welcomes both clarinettist Thorsten Johanns and bassoonist Ole Kristian Dahl. Following their first visit in 2013 with our Artistic Director Nick Deutsch, Thorsten and Ole have returned to lead our musicians in Mozart's Gran Partita. First performance is 11AM this Friday 04 August at the Melbourne Recital Centre as part of their Mostly Mozart series. For more information visit the link below: https://anam.com.au/whats-on/2017/mm3
On Tuesdays we play Timpani! Fresh from Saturday's stage with The Australian World Orchestra, Tony Bedewi - co-Principal timpanist with the London Symphony Orchestra - shares his expertise with ANAM percussionists tomorrow morning in an 'open lesson' masterclass. Join us in the Hall from 10AM. Timpani roll please. Tickets available at the door: Full $20 / Student $5 / Student/Teacher Groups $5 (per person) / ANAMates FREE
Up on the Blog! Ahead of our upcoming season concert Cage & Zappa (Saturday 12 August 7PM) self-confessed Zappa-phile Jeannie Marsh shares highlights from one her favourite books about her favourite composers. Jeannie will feature alongside pianist Michael Kieran Harvey, ANAM's Head of Percussion Peter Neville as panel members for a live version of ANAM Alumni Luke Carbon and Kenny Keppel's The Up-Bow Down-Low podcast on the night. For more information about tickets and event info visit the link below: https://anam.com.au/whats-on/2017/cage-zappa
Congratulations to all involved with Saturday's 'sprawling, gargantuan, mammoth' performance of Messaien's Turangalîla-Symphonie. Read the wonderful review by Vincent Plush from Limelight Magazine to relive all the highlights. For those who were able to be there, the 'glorious closing F sharp major chord at the very close' was simply magic. Bravi tutti!
We see you Jacob 👀 Be sure to hear the 'weird space-age computer' for yourselves tomorrow evening, as Jacob shares the stage with Timothy Young (ANAM Resident Piano Faculty and Head of Chamber Music) over 100 musicians from ANAM and The Australian World Orchestra, and Simone Young AM. Tickets available here: https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2017/classical-music/australian-world-orchestra
Applications for the 2018 Singapore International Violin Competition are now open. Eligible to those under the age of 30, visit their website for competition information and application requirements: http://singaporeviolincompetition.com/index.php/apply-now/
That's our Artistic Director, Nick Deutsch and ANAM flautist Eliza Shephard sharing the screen on ABC News Breakfast this morning. Ahead of rehearsals with The Australian World Orchestra kicking off tomorrow, Nick and Eliza dropped by the studio to talk about Messiaen's mammoth 10-movement 'love song'. This one night only performance is on this Saturday 29 July at Arts Centre Melbourne. Tickets available here: https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2017/classical-music/australian-world-orchestra #elizasbirdcallsforthewin 😎
Up on the Blog! Something a little different this week. Ahead of Greta Bradman's residency here at ANAM, General Manager Nick Bailey reflects on listening to Strauss' Four Last Songs performed live for the first time.
Congratulations to ANAM violinist Riley Skevington for winning not only the 2017 Australian Youth Classical Music Competition but the Audience Choice Award too. First place also included $10,000.00 in prize money to assist with future study endeavours. Well done Riley!
Calling all ANAM Alumni: don't miss your opportunity to be a 2018 ANAM Artist. Proposals are due July 30, so you still have a week to submit your Expression of Interest. Check out our website for more details.
Final rehearsal prep! Be sure to join ANAM musicians Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Tiffany Cheng and their colleagues for an evening of inspiring music in aid of the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis. All proceeds from tonight's performance will be donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) and the United Nations Syria Emergency Response Fund. Visit the website to find out more information: https://anam.com.au/whats-on/2017/safeandsound -- Safe and Sound - A Benefit for the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Friday 21 July, 7.30PM South Melbourne Town Hall
Sound check! Ensemble Françaix take to the stage at 1PM with special guests including ANAM horn Emily Newham and harpist Natalie Wong. Two newly commissioned works for oboe, piano, bassoon and harp by Australian composers Peter de Jager and Natalie Wong, an instrumentation brimming with musical possibilities and contrasts Plud, Poulenc’s neo-classical Trio and Stuart Greenbaum’s visually inspired Mondrian Interiors round off this light-hearted afternoon of musical delights for mixed ensemble... Fri-YAY indeed! Tickets available at the door: Full $15 / Concession $10 / ANAMates $5
"The two wind instruments are very much the protagonists of the whole affair, then the piano added a lot of exotic colours with it's preparations, and the harp would then thicken that and add some sparkle over the top" - Peter de Jager Ahead of their second Fellowship performance tomorrow afternoon, Ensemble Françaix pianist Nicholas Young found some time with composer Peter de Jager to discuss his composition 'Silk Road', piano modifications and non-human composing entities. http://www.ensemblefrancaix.com/peterdejager/ Round out your week with a world premiere. Fri-YAY! -- Ensemble Françaix and the Harp Friday 21 July, 1PM POULENC Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano op. 43 DE JAGER New work WONG New work GREENBAUM Mondrian Interiors Tickets available at the door: Full $15 / Concession $10 / ANAMates $5
Introducing: Golden Gate Brass The newly formed quintet are making their public performance debut tomorrow at 1PM, as part of Thursday's Soundbite. Celebrating American composers, join Michael (trumpet), Fletcher (trumpet), Aidan (horn), Jackson (trombone) and Jason (tuba) for an afternoon of Thomas, Tower and Ewazen. Tickets available at the door: Full $5 / ANAMates FREE https://anam.com.au/whats-on/2017/soundbite-1002489
Ahead of Safe and Sound - A Benefit for the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis this Friday, the team at Rehearsal Magazine caught up with ANAM violinist Laura Barton, to discuss the unifying power of music. Be sure to not miss out on this special event. Head to our website to find out more info: https://anam.com.au/whats-on/2017/safeandsound
In need of a mid-week pick me up? Join us tomorrow at 1PM for our first SoundBite of Term 3. Curated by ANAM Musicians Andrew Baird (flute, SA) and Liam Wooding (piano, NZ) the program includes music from Copland, Saint-Saëns and Franck. Tickets available at the door: Full $5 / ANAMates FREE https://anam.com.au/whats-on/2017/soundbite-1002488
Ciao from Festival Quattro Corde! ANAM violinist Josephine Chung is currently in the beautiful Italian village of Sant'Agata Feltria for an intensive two-week string festival - with lessons, performances a plenty. We look forward to hearing all about it when she is back in the building next week. Here's Josephine performing in the Teatro Mariani over the weekend.
First day back, first Hindemith rehearsal. Join Kyla, Tiffany and ANAM musicians at 7.30PM this Friday 21 July for Safe and Sound - A Benefit for the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis. The concert repertoire was chosen so as to include as many musicians as possible. Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 1 for twelve musicians will be conducted by Laura Barton, followed by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Fratres for wind octet and percussion. To conclude the concert, musicians will present conductor Rudolf Barshai’s chamber orchestra arrangement of Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8, written in dedication to victims of fascism and war. Tickets for the concert are based on three tiers ($15, $30 + $50), depending on how much you are able to contribute. All proceeds will be donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) and the UN Syria Emergency Response Fund. Visit our website to find out more: https://anam.com.au/whats-on/2017/safeandsound