Four Winds Easter Pageant
Nestled in bushland around Bermagui on the NSW South Coast, the Four Winds Easter Competition operates 3 times around the Easter weekend. The program – Lindy Hume’s to start with at the helm – capabilities William Zappa’s The Iliad (Out Loud), the Goldner String Quartet, Sydney Dance Corporation, and musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra. It will also aspect a chamber overall performance of Nigel Westlake’s and Lior’s music cycle Compassion, as well as a movie venture featuring new audio in Dhurga language by members of the Djinama Yilaga Choir with composer and Indigenous Language Scholar Dr Lou Bennett.
2–4 April, Bermagui, NSW, fourwinds.com.au
West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Dances, Devils and Arabian Evenings
Iain Grandage attracts on Australia’s 19th-century gothic literary custom for his percussion concerto Dances with Devils, which Claire Edwardes premiered with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2015. Edwardes now delivers the concerto to Perth, performed once again by Benjamin Northey, alongside literature-motivated functions by Rimsky-Korsakov: the overture to May well Night (based mostly on a Gogol shorter story) and Scheherazade, influenced by the Middle Eastern selection of tales known as the Just one Thousand and A person Nights, showcasing vivid musical depictions this kind of as The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship.
9 April, Perth Live performance Corridor
Queensland Symphony Orchestra: Enigma
Francis Poulenc looked again to the organ masterpieces of Bach and Buxtehude for his Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani, prepared for the Princess Edmond de Polignac (musical patron and heir to the Singer sewing-device fortune) amongst 1934 and 1938. Joseph Nolan performs the function on QPAC’s organ with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, less than the baton of Johannes Fritzsch, on a program with Elgar’s Variations on an Authentic Concept, recognised as the ‘Enigma’ variations for the work’s coded musical references to the composer’s buddies and the thriller of a theme that is never ever played.
10 April, QPAC
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Genevieve Lacey
Birdsong is at the centre of this concert by Australian recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, below the baton of Paul Kildea. Opening with Chicken of Paradise by American composer Moondog (aka Louis Thomas Hardin), the method incorporates Complete Hen (a recorder concerto by Hollis Taylor and Jon Rose that attracts on field recordings from the Australian bush) together with baroque evocations of birdsong: Jean-Féry Rebel’s Les élémens and Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Big.
15–17 April, Melbourne Recital Centre
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius Symphony No 2
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s 50 Fanfares challenge, which has witnessed the orchestra commission 50 new operates by Australian composers, continues with the entire world premiere of a new piece by Maria Grenfell, Gaudete Fanfare, which opens this live performance done by Benjamin Northey. Northey also prospects the orchestra in Max Richter’s On the Character of Daylight – featured on the composer’s iconic album The Blue Notebooks and extensively utilized in film and tv soundtracks, from Stranger than Fiction to Shutter Island – and Sibelius’s Next Symphony.
22 April, Sydney Town Corridor
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Ruler of the Hive
The incomparable actor Pamela Rabe premiered Melody Eötvös’s Shakespeare-motivated Ruler of the Hive for narrator and orchestra with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2018 and she returns to the operate this thirty day period with Johannes Fritzsch and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, who complete it on a system of Shakespearean songs. The live performance opens with the overture to Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict ( based on A lot Ado About Nothing at all) and comes to a close with the ballet tunes from the third act of Verdi’s Macbeth.
22 & 24 April, Arts Centre Melbourne, 23 April, Costa Hall, Geelong
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra: Nigel Westlake and Grigoryan Brothers in Live performance
In this showcase of new music by Nigel Westlake, the composer and conductor will unveil his new double guitar concerto for Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, Towards Takayna, inspired – considerably like his Spirit of the Wild oboe concerto – by a journey to the Tasmanian wilderness with environmentalist Bob Brown. “It’s just these types of a exclusive component of the environment and it is so valuable,” Westlake explained to Limelight. “Particularly in the Tarkine place it’s disappearing so promptly with aged development logging.” Also on the software is Westlake’s The Glass Soldier, when Slava Grigoryan rejoins the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to conduct his Antarctica Suite.
24 April, Adelaide Festival Centre
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: Evoke | Beethoven & Berwald
Franz Berwald, now regarded as 1 of the most essential Swedish composers of the 19th century, was relatively ignored during his lifetime – so significantly so that he wound up taking care of a glassworks for nearly a decade when he couldn’t make a dwelling composing, ahead of a hit opera landed him a work at the Swedish Royal Academy of Music. Even today his name is a scarce existence on live performance plans, but time period instrument band the Australian Passionate & Classical Orchestra is environment the document straight by doing Berwald’s Grand Septet in B-Flat Important on their subsequent tour, alongside Beethoven’s Opus 38 trio for clarinet, cello and fortepiano.
25 April – 9 May well, touring NSW, ACT and VIC
Musica Viva Australia: Konstantin Shamray
Originally published for Sweden’s Camerata Nordica and cellist Per Nyström, Estonian composer Mihkel Kerem’s 2008 Lamento will have its Australian premiere in this countrywide concert tour that delivers together pianist Konstantin Shamray and musicians from the Australian Countrywide Academy of Music, led by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Concertmaster Sophie Rowell. Kerem’s perform seems along with Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Schnittke’s 1979 Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra, as effectively as an orchestral arrangement of Mahler’s Piano Quartet by violinist and Musica Viva FutureMaker Harry Ward.
27 April – 15 May possibly, touring nationally