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“The origin cycle” wins 2011 APRA Performance of the year award

In November 2009, what might have been  “A Night at the Museum”  saw the Sydney premiere of the “Origin Cycle”  at the Australian Museum. This intriguing performance by soprano Jane Sheldon and Ensemble Offspring, conducted by Roland Peelman, is now a contender for the title of Performance of the Year in the 2011 APRA Arts Music Awards. “The Origin Cycle”  is…
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Composer Paul Stanhope made his mark on the 2011 APRA Art Music Awards announced last night. His compositions won Work of the Year in both Instrumental (String Quartet No 2) and Vocal/Choral categories. (Deserts of Exile). Sydney audiences were mesmerised by  “Deserts of Exile” when the Sydney Chamber Choir performed it in their “Lamentations” programme a few…
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A performance by Halcyon of a work by Elliot Gyger “From the Hungry Waiting Country “ written for specific voices and harpist,  is another finalist in the prestigious 2011 APRA Art Music Performance of the Year category. The winners are to be announced tonight. Part of  Halcyon’s 2009 “Extreme Nature” programme, the work brings together Halcyon, harpist Genevieve Lang and…
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2011 APRA AWARDS FINALIST:The Song Company with William Barton

“An imaginative bringing together of unlikely collaborators… a sonic and visual experience of the Australian night and day as seen through the eyes of William Barton. The story line and staging engaged the audience in an inclusive and personal atmosphere”. This is the reason why “Kalkadunga Man” is finalist in the Performance of the Year awards…
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TRIOZ treats the under 12’s

Kathy Selby, pianist and founder of  TRIOZ  has a mission – well, one of many. And that is, to broaden the opportunities for the under 12s to be able to hear professional musicians perform. To achieve this, under 12s who attend her concerts accompnaied by a paying adult, are admitted free. Like many things adults ideas this was shaped by…
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The Language of Opera – Lyndon Teracini’s response.

Do the sung arts have to be monolinguistic to be “accessible” ? The intrinsic quality of the language is why Janacek sounds so wonderful in Czech; and Britten in English  To take the idea to its extreme, the Czechs would be translating “Porgy and Bess” into Czech, and “Peter Grimes” would sung in Italian; opera companies would never be able to…
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