Lunchtime Music Concerts | Semester 1, 2017

Flinders University’s exciting 2017 concert series will bring to the University some outstanding musicians of international standing, with concerts to be held in the Hub and in the Library’s Noel Stockdale Room.

The concerts are open to staff, students and the public and entry is by donation.


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Sessions

- Stephen Whittington (piano) (collapse)

Program
Leos Janacek - Good Night! from 'On an Overgrown Path'
Gyorgy Kurtag - Les Adieux - in the manner of Janacek
Olivier Messiaen - Neumes rythmiques
Gyorgy Kurtag - ...humble regard sur Olivier Messiaen
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Klavierstuck IX
Gyorgy Kurtag - Hommage a Stockhausen
Stephen Whittington - Shards (Homage to Kurtag)

One of the most significant European composers of his time, György Kurtág (b.1926) is a very distinctive voice in contemporary composition. Drawing on many sources, including his Hungarian heritage, he creates an intimate musical world populated by his friends, family, composers who have influenced him – often expressed in miniature works, sometimes as brief as a few seconds. This concert explores that world through works dedicated by Kurtág to other composers – including Leos Janacek, Olivier Messiaen, and Karlheinz Stockhausen – and works by those composers.

About the Performer
Stephen Whittington is an Adelaide-born composer, pianist, writer and music critic. He is head of Sonic Arts at the Elder Conservatorium of Music and teaches composition, music theory and sonic arts. As a pianist, he enjoys an international reputation as an interpreter of the music of John Cage, Morton Feldman, Erik Satie and many contemporary composers, and has performed at festivals and concert venues in Asia, Europe and North America. His string quartet Music for Airport Furniture was released on CD by Cold Blue Records in 2013, to widespread critical acclaim. In September 2012, he directed John Cage Day, which included his own performance of ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible) on the Elder Hall organ, lasting 8 hours.  His string quartet Windmill has been frequently performed and has been described as 'the classic work of Australian musical minimalism.' Recent works include Fake Gallants (2015) for Baroque ensemble, Autumn Thoughts for piano (2015) - premiered by the composer at a recital in Beijing in November 2015- A la manière de M.R. for piano trio (2016), and Fragments for P.B. (2016) for chamber ensemble and electronics.

Date:
Wed, 24 May 2017
Time:
01:00PM - 02:00PM
All day:
No
Location:
Flinders University, Central Library, Noel Stockdale Room, Ring Road, BEDFORD PARK, SA, 5042, Australia

Audience:
  • International students
  • Career Counsellors
  • General public
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Researchers
  • Future students
  • Alumni
  • Teachers
  • Employers
  • High school students
  • Recent graduates
  • Academics
Fee:
Gold coin donation: $2.00
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- Nancy Bates (vocalist) (collapse)

About the performer
Nancy Bates is a Barkindji woman, and an accomplished singer-songwriter who has been under the wings of national treasure Archie Roach for 3 years.

Nancy works with Archie Roach as backing vocalist and guitarist, and continues to tour nationally and internationally as a band member and support act.  In her own right, Nancy is a prolific vocalist and songwriter who caught the attention of Archie Roach and Manager Jill Shelton in 2014.

Archie Roach considers Nancy Bates to be one of the finest singer-songwriter in this country, who deserves to be heard.  2017 will see Nancy Bates release an album in collaboration with The Baker Suite, a highly anticipated release.  Her love, pain and humor are passionately wrapped in lyrics and melody that leave the listener richer for the experience.

Date:
Wed, 31 May 2017
Time:
01:00PM - 02:00PM
All day:
No
Location:
Flinders University, The Plaza, Ring Road, BEDFORD PARK, SA, 5042, Australia

Audience:
  • International students
  • General public
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Researchers
  • Future students
  • Alumni
  • Donors
  • Teachers
  • High school students
  • Recent graduates
  • Academics
Fee:
Gold coin donation: $2.00
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- Gabriella Smart (piano) (collapse)

Program
Gabriella Smart is undertaking a performance based PhD at the University of Adelaide and she will speak about her research and perform some works she has commissioned for it. Entitled Of Broken Trees and Elephant Ivories, her research investigates the cultural significance of the piano in colonial Australia. The colonial piano remains a poignant and significant symbol of the rich cultural history of colonial Australia. She invited sixteen composers of varying musical backgrounds from Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany to create works inspired by the historical narrative of seven colonial pianos she has identified. The pianos exist today in diverse locations around Australia, and each presents a unique glimpse into Australia’s colonial history embracing famous artists, Aboriginal history and the harshness of remote locations.

About the Performer
Pianist Gabriella Smart is a passionate exponent of contemporary music, and has given award-winning premieres of Australian compositions. She has performed widely throughout Australia, and internationally, promoting the works of Australian composers. As a concert pianist Gabriella has performed in the Melbourne and Adelaide International Festivals, MONA MOFO, TURA (Perth) and in Europe and China. In 2010, she represented South Australia at the World Expo in Shanghai. Gabriella has given numerous live and recorded broadcasts for ABC Classic FM. Gabriella received a Churchill Fellowship in 2010, and a Helpmann Award in 2009. She is Artistic Director of Soundstream New Music, which received an SA Premier’s Ruby Award for Best Event in 2009, and in 2013 the APRA/AMCOS Award for Excellence by an Organisation.
Click here for her website

Date:
Wed, 7 Jun 2017
Time:
01:00PM - 02:00PM
All day:
No
Location:
Flinders University, Central Library, Noel Stockdale Room, Ring Road, BEDFORD PARK, SA, 5042, Australia

Audience:
  • International students
  • Career Counsellors
  • General public
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Researchers
  • Future students
  • Teachers
  • Employers
  • High school students
  • Recent graduates
  • Academics
Fee:
Gold coin donation: $2.00
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- Anna Goldsworthy (piano) (collapse)

Program
Anna will play some Bach selections from the Well-Tempered Clavier

About the Performer
Described by The Australian as a “musical ambassador”, Anna Goldsworthy is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and versatile musicians. She performs extensively throughout Australia and internationally as soloist and chamber musician, and is a founding member of Seraphim Trio. Anna’s literary publications include the memoirs Piano Lessons and Welcome to Your New Life, as well as the Quarterly Essay Unfinished Business. She is currently a Lecturer in Ensemble at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, a Research Fellow at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide, and the Kenneth Moore Memorial Music Scholar at Janet Clarke Hall. Highlights of 2017 include solo appearances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and at the Melbourne Recital Centre; the remount of her acclaimed play Piano Lessons at venues around Australia, including Angel Place City Recital Hall in Sydney; a solo piano tour of China; and Seraphim Trio’s London debut and national concert series celebrating the history of the piano trio. Anna curates the mini-festival “Chamber Landscapes” for the 2017 Adelaide Festival, and edits Best Australian Essays 2017. Her most recent CD is “Beethoven Piano Trios” with Seraphim Trio, released by ABC Classics in 2016.
Click here for her website

Date:
Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Time:
01:00PM - 02:00PM
All day:
No
Location:
Flinders University, Central Library, Noel Stockdale Room, Ring Road, BEDFORD PARK , SA, 5042, Australia

Audience:
  • Industry partners
  • International students
  • Career Counsellors
  • General public
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Researchers
  • Future students
  • Alumni
  • Teachers
  • High school students
  • Recent graduates
  • Government Departments & Agencies
  • Academics
Fee:
Gold coin donation: $2.00
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