Guitars and Old Biscuits

Who would have thought that an old biscuit factory in Bermondsey would provide the most perfect setting for a fabulous concert of classical and Australian music...
Nouvelle Hollande

Music from Two Hemispheres

When the map was drawn up in the second half of the 18th century the west was only aware of half of Australia’s existence. Yet today this vast country is a thriving cultural and creative hub to equal anywhere in the world. The CAM Friend’s…
Arthur Benjamin with his dog

The Legacy of Arthur Benjamin

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?
Peter Sculthorpe by Eric Smith 1982

Meet the Composer: Peter Sculthorpe

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…
St George's Hanover Square

Location, Location, Location!

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’?
Coral Lancaster 

Meet the Performer: Coral Lancaster

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’

'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.
Robert Burrell

Meet the Composer: Robert Burrell

'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.

Music by Wendy Hiscocks

Wendy Hiscocks reflects on her lifelong passion for writing music which communicates to the listener as well as reflecting her Australian roots.
Percy Grainger

Meet the Composer: Percy Grainger

If any composer captures the spirit of the New World it might well be Percy Grainger (1882-1961).