ANAM will once again be performing in the Melbourne Festival. As one of Australia’s biggest International Arts Festivals, it is a coup for ANAM to be involved once again. The Academy’s inclusion in the 2009 Festival saw Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ on the Cross interpolated with compositions by Sofia Gudbaidulina and James MacMillian.
This year ANAM will present two performance with British composer and conductor Thomas Adès (pron. A-des). Regarded as one of the leading composers of his generations, Adès will direct musicians of the Academy in his own music, and music close to his own heart.