7:30 PM19:30

Dots+Loops Conviction

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An exploration of faith in the 21st century, Dots+Loops explores the concepts of religion and belief from multiple perspectives.

Brisbane-born, NY-based violin soloist Courtenay Cleary presents the Australian premiere of David Lang's "Mystery Sonatas", complimented by uniquely organic live visuals from Team Animal Spirits. Virtuosic, transcendental explorations of faith and emotion, Lang’s perspective is that of an agnostic examining the mystery of religion and belief itself.

British-Australian mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean will open the concert with a special set of solo vocal music from pioneering medieval composer and mystic Hildegard von Bingen, and curated by Betts-Dean herself.

The live performances then flow into an ambient audiovisual "remix" of the concert by Tilman Robinson, providing a backdrop for performers, composers and audience members chat and mingle.

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7:30 PM19:30

New Juilliard Ensemble

ROSS S. GRIFFEY Night Music (2019; World premiere, commissioned by the New Juilliard Ensemble)
ZYGMUNT KRAUZE Canzona (2011; In honor of the composer's 80th birthday)
SATO MATSUI Kinokonoko (2019; World premiere, commissioned by the New Juilliard Ensemble)

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6:30 PM18:30

Australian Music Foundation Spring Showcase

Courtenay Cleary and Mihàly Berecz will perform Poulenc’s Sonata for Violin and Piano among other AMF awardees at the 2019 Showcase.

The AMF Spring Showcase is a wonderful opportunity to present some of our recent awardees in concert in the beautiful Exhibition Hall at Australia House, hosted by our new Patron, His Excellency the Hon George Brandis QC, High Commissioner to the UK. The evening will begin with a sparkling drinks reception, kindly sponsored by McGuigan Wines and Little Creatures Ale, followed by a short concert with performances by some of Australia's most talented young musicians. Afterwards, a hot supper will be served with McGuigan's red and white wines and Little Creatures Ale, and there will be an opportunity to meet the performers and other AMF Alumni who are now making their way in the profession.

6.30 - 7.00: Drinks Reception
7.00 - 8.00: Concert
8.00 - 9.00: Drinks and Hot Supper

DRESS CODE: Smart/Business attire

A vegetarian option will be available for supper

PLEASE NOTE that photo ID is required for entry to Australia House

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7:30 PM19:30

Focus Festival: On the Air!

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Courtenay will perform Faizil Say’s Piano Trio “Space Jump” along side Cameron Richardson-Eames, piano, and Iona Batchelder, cello.

A Salute to 75 Years of International Radio Commissioning

6:30pm Pre-Concert Talk: a conversation about music and radio broadcasting, with John Schaefer and Joel Sachs

JOHN WOOLRICH (UK, b. 1954) A Singing Sky (2009)
Joan Hofmeyr, Soprano
Arthur Williford, Piano

CHAYA CZERNOWIN (Israel/US, b. 1957) Adiantum Capillus-Veneris (2015)
Vocal soloist to be announced

STEFANO GERVASONI Stefano Gervasoni (Italy, b. 1962) Drei Grabschriften upon epitaphs by Nelly Sachs(2017-8)   
Kady Evanyshyn, Mezzo-Soprano
Christopher Reynolds, Piano

FAZIL SAY (Turkey, b. 1970) Space Jump (2013)
Courtenay Cleary, Violin
Iona Batchelder, Cello
Cameron Richardson-Eames, Piano

All pieces on the first half were commissioned by ARD, the Consortium of German Public Broadcasters, for the Munich International Competition, a project of Bavarian Radio

HANS ABRAHAMSEN (Denmark, b. 1952) Six Pieces for French Horn, Violin, and Piano (1984)
Vincent Kiray, French Horn
Yue Qian, Violin
Sylvia Jiang, Piano
Commissioned by Danish Radio

KATI AGOCS (Canada, b. 1975) Nostalgia for Airs Unheard (2007, US premiere)
Jiaqi Long, Piano
Commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

LUCIANO BERIO (Italy, 1925-2003) Sequenza No. 14 (2002)
Issei Herr, Cello
Commissioned by Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

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7:30 PM19:30

Focus Festival: On the Air!

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Courtenay will perform Archeologia del telefono by Salvatore Sciarrino and Corps d’arc-en-ciel  by Akira Nishimura as part of the New Juilliard Ensemble.

A Salute to 75 Years of International Radio Commissioning

New Juilliard Ensemble
Joel Sachs, Founding Director and Conductor
Nicolette Mavroleon, Soprano

YOUNGHI PAGH-PAAN (Korea/Germany, b. 1945) U-Mul (The Well) (1992, western hemisphere premiere)
Commissioned by WDR (Cologne)

COLIN MATTHEWS (UK, b. 1946) A Voice to Wake
(2005, first performance outside the UK)
Commissioned by the BBC

SALVATORE SCIARRINO (Italy, b. 1947) Archeologia del telefono (2005)
Commissioned by SWR (Stuttgart and Baden-Baden) for Klangforum Wien

AKIRA NISHIMURA (Japan) Corps d’arc-en-ciel (2008)
Commissioned by Radio France

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