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Celebrating Australian Music presents ‘Music of Oz’

24 November, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

- £20.00
Music of Oz

The vibrant and eclectic world of Australian music is brought to life right to the heart of London with CAM’s ‘Music of Oz’ concert in this beautiful city venue.

From music which connects the old country to the new from the likes of Percy Grainger, Arthur Benjamin and Edgar Bainton to the fresh home-grown musical language of Peter Sculthorpe, Wendy Hiscocks, Robert Burrell, Carl Vine and one time Master of the Queens Music, Malcolm Williamson, this programme traces the journey of identity which today places Australian music firmly on the world stage.

With star soloists on piano, violin, cello and organ together with two renowned vocalists this concert will present Australian music of the past and present in this celebration of the musical culture of this diverse, vast and geographically remote Pacific continent.

Susan Bickley mezzo-soprano
Christopher Gillett tenor
Madeleine Mitchell violin
Coral Lancaster cello
Wendy Hiscocks piano
Tom Winpenny organ

Percy Grainger (1882–1961)
Handel in the Strand (arr.Wolfgang Stockmeier)

Edgar Bainton (1880–1956)
Songs: A Casualty, Cradle Song, Strings in the Earth, The Twilight People, Slow slow Fresh Fount, Twilight, Young Love Lies Dreaming, Shooting Star

Wendy Hiscocks (1963– )
Dry White Fire

Carl Vine (1954– )
Inner World

Peter Sculthorpe (1929–2014)
Tailitnama Song

Robert Burrell (1956–)
Becoming (UK premiere)

Arthur Benjamin (1893–1960)
Songs: The Piper, Wind’s Work, Diaphenia, Man and Woman, Calm Sea and Mist, To Phillis Feeding her Flock, Jan, Linstead Market

Malcolm Williamson (1931–2003)
The Lion of Suffolk
Francis of Assisi (from Little Carols of the Saints)
Toccata (from Symphony for Organ)


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24 November, 2017
7:30 pm



St George’s, Hanover Square
Hanover Square
London, W1S 1FX