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“First, to say that the galaxy duets (Look at the Stars) were very popular at the Pianola Museum concert. They really sounded great on the square we used.”
Aug 11: CD release concert (modern piano and square piano)
Gabriele Toia: Variations on a Ground
Ann Carr-Boyd: Look at the Stars (Mars, Spiral galaxy, Saturn, Sombrero galaxy, Pluto) (modern piano – Steinway)
Elena Kats-chernin: Green Leaf Prelude (Steinway)
Diana Blom: Modern tango (Steinway or square)
Aug 14: Symposium
Lecture/Recital: Keeping the Tempo
Hotteterre le Romain: Suite in D (harpsichord)
Debussy: Examples from La Boite a joujoux (harpsichord and piano)
Piazzolla: Fuga y misterio (square pianos)
Teaching a Master-class
Aug 16: Solo recital with Pianola samples of Debussy
Bartok: Selections from For Children (harpsichord)
Debussy: Prelude and Tableaux 1 from La Boite a joujoux (piano and harpsichord)
Kats-Chernin: Green Leaf for Elke (harpsichord)
Blom: Modern Tango (harpsichord)
Aug 18: Contemporary evening – New Frontiers
Blom: Earth Tone (square piano)
Internationally acclaimed Australia composer, Ann Carr-Boyd, is about to reach her 8th decade.
She was born into a family of professional musicians and was the first person to graduate from the University of Sydney’s inaugural Bachelor of Music program.
She studied with Peter Racine Fricker and Alexander Goehr in London during the swinging 60s, before returning home and establishing herself as a composer.
It only took 80 years but she comes on The Music Show for the first time to reflect on her life, career and music.
Researcher: Andrew Ford
No ! – more of an entertainment – presented by the inimitable John Martin, composer/pianist and vocalist, who is renowned for charming audiences with his performances of anything from the classics to the present day.
Saturday April 21st
3 pm at the Rose Room
51F Sunninghill Avenue
John begins his new life as a resident of the Southern Highlands, by giving a recital with a delicious mix of classical favourites, jazz-era music, songs, his own music and works by his Southern Highlands friend Ann Carr-Boyd – and he may present a poem or two!
The concert will be followed by refreshments
Tickets $30 ( pay at the door )
A wonderful day was had on Friday 8th September 2017 at the Investiture Day held at Government House in Sydney at which I was delighted to receive my AM from the Governor, General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d). Everything was magnificent especially the pomp and ceremony and the surroundings of Government House.
Ann Carr-Boyd is delighted to have been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list on June 12, 2017. This honour has been awarded for significant service to the performing arts and classical music as a composer, pianist, teacher and musicologist.
The complete Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours list was published in the Sydney Morning Herald (online) and can be seen here .
The Southern Highlands News has also published an article recognising this latest honour. The online article is here and a list of local Awardees was also published in the June 12 edition of the SHN paper.
Australia’s Classical Music and Arts Magazine, Limelight, also published a an article featuring several Australian Artists who have been honoured this year and this article is available here .
Steel City Strings : Celebration Of Youth
Luke Spicer, conductor. Kyle Litle, musical director.
Premiere of new works by Ann Carr-Boyd and local young composer Adrian Whitehall.
Featuring young artists Olivia Kowalik (violin), Stephanie Tam (cello) and duo violinists Cedar-Rose Newman & Lina Lee.
Bluescope Youth Orchestra will join Steel City Strings for a performance of Mozart’s Symphony No.40 and Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture.
Saturday 18 March, Wollongong Town Hall.
Credit images : Tony William, Four Donkey Films