Over 1000 ANAM alumni are making music right across the globe. Here’s a taste of where you can see them performing throughout November…
The members of the Penny Quartet, alumni Madeleine Jevons (violin 2014), Anthony Chataway (viola 2014) and Jack Ward (cello 2012), are not normally superstitious. But just to cover all the bases, they are bringing you something old (a Shakespeare inspired quartet from Beethoven), something new (an Australian Premiere by Liza Lim), something borrowed (violinist Harry Ward, due to alumna Amy Brookman‘s broken wrist) and something blue (a piece from Stravinsky, who apparently once contracted typhoid from eating bad oysters – enough to make anyone turn a shade of marine!). Join them for their first solo outing at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and buy your tickets early – just for luck!
When: November 27, 6pm
Where: Melbourne Recital Centre, SOUTHBANK, Australia
Bookings: Through the Melbourne Recital Centre
Hear alumnus Simon Tedeschi (piano 1997) take on Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F major with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. This piece, described as the composer’s tour de force, has the perfect medium in Tedeschi whose recordings and performances of Gershwin’s music have attracted worldwide acclaim.
When: November 11, 7.30pm
Where: Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave, WIGRAM, New Zealand
Bookings: Through cos.co.nz
Brainchild of alumna Gladys Chua (piano 2013) and Chris van Tuinen, and featuring alumnus Alex Brogan (viola 2004), A Single Day as part of the Fremantle Festival will be a musical encounter like no other. Featuring four 60-minute concerts that span a 24-hour period, this musical marathon begins with a midnight performance of Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen in the Fremantle Prison. Journey on to the tip of South Mole at dawn, the full blaze of noon in a golden courtyard at Notre Dame University, and then complete your day facing the setting sun at the new Maritime Museum.
When: November 3 & 4
Where: Various venues throughout FREMANTLE, Australia
Bookings: Locations and ticket information through fremantlefestival.com.au
Stuck in Washington DC and overwhelmed by the state of the world? Take a trip to the Kennedy Center and be reminded of the tyrants of the past. The National Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming program features Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony— the composer’s tribute to Napoleon. Alumna Alexandra Osborne (violin 2000) has recently been made the Acting Assistant Concertmaster of NSO, all without the need of a tyrannical takeover!
When: November 9-11
Where: The Kennedy Center, bank of the Potomac River, WASHINGTON, D.C, USA
Bookings: Through the Kennedy Center
A melting pot of alumni goodness, the first in the series of Timmins and Friends chamber music concerts will feature some fantastic New Zealand works for winds alongside masterpieces for flute and piano. Catch up with Jennifer Timmins (flute 2016), Leigh Harrold (piano 2004), Stephanie Dixon (oboe 2016), Ian Wildsmith (horn 2016) andChris Martin (bassoon 2016). Entry is by donation and there is free wine!
When: November 16, 4pm
Where: Richmond Uniting Church, 314 Church Street, RICHMOND, Australia
More Information: jennifertimmins.com
Photo by Pia Johnson
Alumna Madeleine Easton (violin 2000) is Northern Ireland-bound to help kick of the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble (HRSE) season as part of the Moving on Music’s Tempered Festival. HRSE is a contemporary music group from Belfast devoted to the performance of modern and contemporary music and their first concert will feature a brand new commission by Ian Wilson.
When: November 2, 7.30m
Where: The Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Road, BELFAST, Northern Ireland
Bookings: Through crescentarts.org