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This year at ANAM will see (and hear) a very Français program officially starting this Friday March 2nd, as we receive guest Portuguese conductor Joana Carneiro for our 2012 Opening Concert.

Joana Carneiro

Joana Carneiro

Among many achievements, in 2009 Joana was named Music Director of the Berkeley Symphony, becoming only the third music director in the 40-year history of the orchestra, she currently serves as official guest conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra, and is the 2010 recipient of the Helen M. Thompson Award, conferred by the League of American Orchestras to recognize and honour music directors of exceptional promise.

Joana will lead ANAM’s brilliant faculty, orchestra and musicians to perform a repertoire spanning Ravel, Messiaen, Marais, and the Melbourne premiere of Dutilleux’ The Shadows of Time.

Our musicians will also be joined by soloists from the Young Voices of Melbourne Choir, regarded as one of Australia’s finest children’s choirs with 155 children from 6 – 18 years old.

The anticipation of the public for this event has been amazing, with a completely booked out concert two weeks in advance.

We are so looking forward to the vibrant start of this new season and wish all the new and returning students ANAMazing and productive year!

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