It certainly did – despite the media hype publicising a terrorist plot (that turned out to be a hoax) and the police cordoning off the streets surrounding Oxford Circus earlier that evening. The show went on regardless!
Tune in to BBC Radio 3 on Wednesday 22 November from 6pm (GMT) to hear CAM Artistic Director Wendy Hiscocks together with singer Christopher Gillett in an interview with presenter Sean Rafferty.
The Jamaican government assigned Australian composer Arthur Benjamin a free barrel of rum a year for his contribution to making their country so well known. But what was Arthur Benjamin’s legacy to Australian Music?
The music of internationally renowned composer, Peter Sculthorpe AO OBE will be one of the highlights of Music of Oz on on 24 November. We find out more about this fascinating man and his extraordinary music…
The location for Music of Oz on Friday 24 November has to be one of the most desirable locations for a concert of music in London. Built in 1724, the composer Handel would be proud of the current music programme at St George’s, Hanover Square with its all year round series of recitals and concerts. But is this really a ‘Church built for Music’?
Today we feature Cellist Coral Lancaster, one of the soloists in the star-studded line up at the 24 November ‘Music of Oz’ concert.
‘And I saw a new heaven’ is probably his best known work, but find out about the incredible journey from Hackney to Sydney of Edgar Bainton, whose songs will be performed at CAM’s Music of Oz concert on 24 November.
‘Music of Oz’ on 24 November features composer Robert Burrell with a performance of the first UK performance of his ‘Becoming’ for solo violin and electrostatic soundscape with violinist Madeleine Mitchell.
Wendy Hiscocks reflects on her lifelong passion for writing music which communicates to the listener as well as reflecting her Australian roots.
Celebrating Australian Music brings the vibrant and eclectic world of Australian music right to the heart of London this November.
Celebrating Australian Music is delighted to announce an exciting new sponsorship partnership with WIRRIPANG – the Home of Australian Composers.
If any composer captures the spirit of the New World it might well be Percy Grainger (1882-1961).