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Australian Art Orchestra

This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about Australian Art Orchestra held in our catalogue.

Random Audio Sample: Spectre of a rose : orchestra by Paul Grabowsky, from the CD Ringing the bell backwards

Articles by and about Australian Art Orchestra

6 May 2011 2011 Bell Awards - Gould, Mike Nock Trio, AAO, Luebbers by Australian Music Centre

The Australian jazz community gathered in Melbourne's Plaza Ballroom last night to recognise outstanding musicians - based on albums and performances from 2010 - at the annual Australian Jazz Bell Awards. A highlight of the evening was the induction of jazz legend Tony Gould into the Qantas Hall of Fame. The 2011 winners also include the Mike Nock Trio, Australian Art Orchestra/Young Wagilak Group (Best Australian Jazz Ensemble) and Johannes Luebbers (Young Australian Jazz Artist of The Year).

26 Aug 2013 2013 Art Music Awards - winners announced by Australian Music Centre

Winners or the 2013 Art Music Awards have been announced at a gala function hosted by Australian Music Centre and APRA AMCOS on Monday 26 August 2013 at the NIDA Parade Theatre in Sydney. The Work of the Year awards went to works by Brett Dean, Gordon Kerry, Stephen Leek and Marc Hannaford, while Australian Art Orchestra & Struthi Laya Ensemble took home the Performance of the Year award. Soundstream: Adelaide New Music Festival won the Award for Excellence by an Organisation, and cellist Danielle Bentley was the winner in the Excellence by an Individual category. Also awarded were...

31 Jul 2014 2014 Art Music Awards - finalists by Australian Music Centre

APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and the Australian Music Centre are proud to announce the finalists for the 2014 Art Music Awards. Once again, the hard work by judging panels has produced a strong as well as varied list of finalists, with all the ingredients of an exciting awards night: established names as well as up-and-coming artists, women as well as men, intimate pieces as well as dramatic works requiring big forces and spacious venues, solo works and projects as well as collaborations.

17 Oct 2014 Australian Art Orchestra - 20th anniversary series 5-7 November 2014 by Peter Knight

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Australian Art Orchestra I have curated a series of three concerts aimed at highlighting this extraordinary ensemble’s history, while also looking to its future.

8 Oct 2015 Australian Art Orchestra: Creative Music Intensive by Leah Blankendaal

Composer Leah Blankendaal reports from the Australian Art Orchestra's Creative Music Intensive workshops in Tasmania.

22 Aug 2018 2018 Art Music Awards - comments by judging panels by Australian Music Centre

It's the day after the 2018 Art Music Awards, and now that all winners have returned home to polish their gongs, it's a good time to take another look at all shortlisted works through the eyes of our judging panels. The following summaries have been provided by the judging panels for each category.

13 Feb 2019 An orchestra of individuals: AAO at 25 by Peter Knight

Peter Knight writes about the 25-year old Australian Art Orchestra. To celebrate the milestone, the AAO is releasing a series of solo performance videos, with the first one just out, featuring clarinettist Aviva Endean. Aviva the Australian Art Orchestra's inaugural Associate Artist and has curated a series of events 'Art by Twilight' at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen, Melbourne - an event this coming Saturday will see her joined by the AAO's regular collaborator, turntablist Martin Ng.

Works commissioned and written for Australian Art Orchestra

Constans by Mary Finsterer

Flaw by Simon James Phillips

World premieres given by Australian Art Orchestra

Constans : large jazz ensemble by Mary Finsterer

Djiribawal : chamber ensemble by Brenda Gifford— 30 Apr 21 (Fitters' Workshop, ACT)

Wata (full orchestra with multiple soloists) by David Yipininy Wilfred, Paul Grabowsky and Daniel Ngukurr Boy Wilfred— 20 Feb 21 (Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC)

Diomira : for chamber jazz orchestra by Peter Knight— 7 Oct 17 (The Substation, VIC)

Water pushes sand : large jazz ensemble by Erik Griswold— 2 Oct 15 (Space Theatre - Adelaide Festival Centre, SA)

Smoke by Paul Grabowsky— 2 Sep 11 (Merlyn Theatre, VIC)

Untitled : jazz ensemble by Anthony Pateras— 5 May 10 (Melbourne Town Hall, VIC)