Australian String Quartet Presents James Ledger World Premiere
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Australian String Quartet Presents James Ledger World Premiere

The Australian String Quartet (ASQ) presents its final 2018 tour performance with a program of celebrated works by Schubert and Shostakovich, complemented by the world premiere of a work by Australian composer James Ledger, specially commissioned by the ASQ. Western Australian composer James Ledger’s revolutionary new work The Distortion Mirror adds microphones to the ASQ’s Guadagnini…

ACO Collective And ABC Classics Release New Hush CD
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ACO Collective And ABC Classics Release New Hush CD

ABC Classics has released Volume 18 in the Hush series, Collective Wisdom, performed by the musicians of ACO Collective, the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s mentoring and regional touring ensemble. Already available for purchase, the launch concert will take place in Sydney and Melbourne in September. Developed by medical pioneer Dr Catherine Crock AM to reduce the…

Paul Lowin Prizes 2016 – The Shortlist
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Paul Lowin Prizes 2016 – The Shortlist

Six new Australian compositions have been announced as finalists for the 2016 Paul Lowin Prizes. Shortlisted for the Orchestral Prize of $25,000 are James Ledger for Golden years, a 2013 composition for violin and orchestra, Cathy Milliken’s Earth Plays, written in 2015 for mezzo-soprano and orchestra and Lachlan Skipworth for his Concerto for clarinet and orchestra written in 2014. Shortlisted…