ANAM students are preparing to return to a new year of study on Monday 27 February.  Here’s some details about what’s in store for 2012:

What can you expect to hear in 2012?
This year features a program of all things French.  French orchestral music, French piano music and French chamber music.  ANAM will explore the music of  Les Six the brotherhood of composers comprised of Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Francais Poulenc and Germaine Tailleferre.  French piano music expert, Roy Howat, joins ANAM musicians in a program featuring Poulenc’s delightful Barbar the Elephant and violinist Dale Balrtrop will direct the ANAM orchestra in Debussy’s beautiful Prélude à l’aprés-midi d’un faune and Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin.

ANAM’s Australian Voices series returns at Melbourne Recital Centre which will feature the works of greats such as George F. Boyle, Miriam Hyde, Gerard Brophy, Nigel Westlake with performer/curators such as Timothy Young, Marshall McGuire, Paul Dean and Lisa Moore.

Our popular public seminar series returns with artists such as Tony Gould AM, Iain Grandage, Matthew Hindson and many more.

2012 Students
This year will see a return of 27 students and 34 new ANAM students start their journey in 2012.  This year will see, for the first time ever in ANAM’s history, the inclusion of brass students (trumpet, trombone – both tenor and bass and tuba) in our Professional Performance Program.

In other good news ANAM’s newest faculty member Adam Chalabi joins the team. Adam is currently the concertmaster of Orchestra Victoria and a member of the Tinalley String Quartet.   ANAM also welcomes the brass faculty comprising of David Elton, Tristram Williams, Michael Bertoncello and Tim Buzbee.

Visit our website for more details about all our happenings in 2012.  We look forward to seeing you in the South Melbourne Town Hall.


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