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Tuesday 17 November 2009

7:00 APO New Zealand Composers' Concert

In September 2008, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra held its annual Composers' Workshop. Six composers - David Hamilton, Anthony Ritchie, Jeff Lin, Anthony Young, Penny Dodd and Matthew Crawford - had written vocal works which were worked on by NZ Opera Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists and the orchestra with conductor Hamish McKeich. William Dart attended the workshops and talked to the composers, singers and conductor (RNZ)

Then in April 2009, the six works were given their first public performance at a special concert

A RITCHIE: Rain - Matthew Landreth (baritone)
LIN: Exile from the Native Land - Michael Gray (tenor)
DODD: Medea - Barbara Paterson (soprano)
A YOUNG: Angle of Reflection - Julia Booth (soprano)
CRAWFORD: A Place to Stand - Barbara Graham (soprano)
HAMILTON: Breaking the Quiet - Hadleigh Adams (bass baritone)

Auckland Philharmonia Orch / Hamish McKeich
(recorded in Auckland Town Hall by RNZ)


MESSIAEN: Fête des belles eaux, for six ondes martenots
Ensemble d'Ondes de Montréal and invited guests, Louise Larose & Jean Laurendeau
Atma ACD 2 2621

SCHWERTSIK: In Celtic style for alphorn in Gb & small orch
Nury Guarnaschelli (horn), Ensemble Die Reihe / Gottfried Rabl
Phoenix Edition 131

MCGUIRE: Calgacus
BBC SO/Takuo Yuasa
Linn CKD 008

ZWILICH: Concerto for bass trombone, strings, timpani & cymbals
Charles Vernon (btbn), Mark Johnson (timps), Alison Shaw (cymbals), Michigan Stage University SO/Leon Gregorian
Koch 3-7487

MUSSORGSKY arr Marsella: Pictures at an Exhibition
Brandon Valdivia (perc), David Pell (tbn/euph), Erik Ross (synth), Friendly Rich (kazoo), Gregory Oh (toy pno, pno, hpschd), Jeffrey Burke (bsn/penny whistle), Julia Hambletwon (cls), Kimberley Pritchard (accordion), Kristen Theriault (hp), Nichol S Robertson (electric gtr), Sly Juhas (drums), Trevor Dunn (electric bass), Paul Dutton, Christine Duncan (vox)
Friendly Rich

NEUBURG: The Tattoo Song
Amy X Neuburg
Other Minds OM 1007

11:00 New Music Dreams

ADAMS: China Gates
PÄRT: Für Alina; Variations for the healing of Arinuschka
CAGE: In a Landscape
VAN VEEN: Prelude No 18 in F minor
NIETZSCHE: Das 'Fragment an sich'
SATIE: Vexations

Jeroen van Veen (pno)
Brilliant Classics 8551