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West Australian Symphony Orchestra

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Random Audio Sample: Piano concerto No. 2 in C sharp minor : piano with orchestra by Miriam Hyde, from the CD Australian composers, Vol.1.

Articles by and about West Australian Symphony Orchestra

4 Apr 2012 2012 Art Music Awards - comments by judging panels by Australian Music Centre

The Art Music Awards gala event held at the Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, on Tuesday 3 April 2012, honoured winners across ten national categories and in seven state awards. The comments below reflect the difficult task the judging panel members faced when choosing first the finalists and finally the winners from a considerable number of high-quality works. See also: '2012 Art Music Awards - winners' (news article on Resonate 4 April 2012.)

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.

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.

World premieres given by West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Groundswell : for orchestra by Freeman McGrath— (Basil Kirke Studio, ABC, Perth, as part of the Australian Composers Orchestral Forum)

Bassoon Concerto, opus 117 : for orchestra by Andrew Schultz— 3 Jun 23 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Ave Maria : solo voice(s) with orchestra by Elena Kats-Chernin— 7 Oct 22 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Concerto for Orchestra : full orchestra by Elliott Gyger— 22 Apr 22 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Cor anglais Concerto (cor anglais with full orchestra) by Iain Grandage— 11 Oct 19 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Viola Concerto (viola with orchestra) by James Ledger— 4 Oct 19 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Hinterland : orchestra by Lachlan Skipworth— 15 Nov 18 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Implacable Gifts : Concerto for two pianos and orchestra by Carl Vine— 11 May 18 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra (trombone with full orchestra) by Paul Stanhope— 17 Nov 17 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Maali, op. 101 : Concerto for oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon with orchestra by Andrew Schultz— 4 Aug 17 (Perth Concert Hall)

Spiritus : orchestra by Lachlan Skipworth— 10 Mar 17 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Simpler times : orchestra by James Ledger— 4 Sep 15 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Concerto for orchestra : orchestra by Carl Vine— 10 Oct 14 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (clarinet with full orchestra) by Lachlan Skipworth— 1 Oct 14 (Astor Theatre, Perth)

Golden years : Concerto for violin and orchestra by James Ledger— 18 Oct 13 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Halcyon : orchestra by Iain Grandage— 25 Nov 11 (Perth Concert Hall)

Two memorials (for Anton Webern and John Lennon) : full orchestra by James Ledger— 25 Nov 11 (Perth Concert Hall)

Spirit Ground (violin with full orchestra) by Ross Edwards— 11 Mar 11 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Elegies and Ephiphanies : orchestra by Ross Edwards— 2 Dec 10 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

A Dream of drowning (baritone with string orchestra) by Andrew Ford— 12 Mar 10 (Perth Concert Hall)

Chronicles : full orchestra by James Ledger— 11 Sep 09 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Arcs and planes : full orchestra by James Ledger— 14 May 09 (Perth Concert Hall)

Symphony No. 7 : scenes from daily life : full orchestra by Carl Vine— 14 Nov 08 (Perth Concert Hall, Western Australia)

Madness and death of King Ludwig : large chamber ensemble by James Ledger— 7 Mar 08 (Perth Concert Hall)

Trumpet concerto (trumpet with full orchestra) by James Ledger— 19 Apr 07 (Perth Concert Hall)

New upbeat : for orchestra by Julian Yu— 4 May 06 ( Perth Concert Hall)

For those in peril on the sea : for two children's choirs and orchestra by Gordon Kerry— 6 Oct 05 (Perth Concert Hall)

Songs and dances of death; arr. : chamber orchestra arrangement by James Ledger— 19 Aug 05 (Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth)

Beethoven variations : for orchestra with optional didjeridu by Peter Sculthorpe— 21 Nov 03 (Concert Hall, Perth)

Auto-electric : for orchestra by Matthew Hindson— 5 Aug 03 (Perth Concert Hall)

Shimmering blue : for symphony orchestra by Nigel Westlake— 25 Jul 03 (Perth Concert Hall)

Fall from grace : full orchestra by James Ledger— 23 May 03 (His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, as part of the WA Ballet's 'Then & Now' season, choreographer: Simon Dow.)

This insubstantial pageant : for orchestra by Gordon Kerry— 16 May 03 (Perth Concert Hall)

Roar! : for orchestra by Maria Grenfell— 13 May 03 (15 x 5', WASO 75th Anniversary Celebration, Perth)

Ceremonial : for orchestra by Brett Dean— 9 May 03 (Perth Concert Hall)

Hypersonic : fanfare for orchestra by Natalie Williams— 8 Mar 03 (Kings Park, Perth)

V : an orchestral fanfare by Carl Vine— 22 Feb 03 (Supreme Court Gardens, Perth, Western Australia)

Elastic horizons : full orchestra by Damian Barbeler— 18 Oct 02 (Basil Kirke Studio, ABC, Perth.)

Chambers of the south : for orchestra by Natalie Williams— 14 Sep 01 (ABC Basil Kirke Studios, Perth)

Chambers of the south : for orchestra by Natalie Williams— 13 Sep 01 (ABC Studios, Perth)

Stealing Tutunui : for orchestra by Maria Grenfell— 28 Aug 00 (Basil Kirke Studio, ABC, Perth)

Eirenicon : for symphony orchestra by Brendan Colbert— 26 Aug 00 (Basil Kirke Studio, Perth)

Concerto for contra-bassoon, with double string orchestra, harp and percussion (bassoon with string orchestra) by Roger Smalley— 26 Mar 98 (Perth Concert Hall)

Singing the lost places (soprano with chamber orchestra) youth orchestra by Jennifer Fowler— 7 Mar 97 (Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA)

Oboe concerto (oboe with full orchestra) by Roger Smalley— 5 Jul 96 (Perth Concert Hall.)

Choral symphony : for choir, organ and orchestra by Carl Vine— Mar 96 (Perth Concert Hall, Western Australia)

Memento mori : for orchestra by Peter Sculthorpe— 2 Jul 93

Symphony no. 1 : Da Pacem Domine : full orchestra by Ross Edwards— Aug 92 (Perth Concert Hall)

Diptych : Homage to Brian Blanchflower by Roger Smalley— 6 Sep 91

The celestial mirror : full orchestra by Brian Howard— 8 Jul 88 (His Majesty's Theatre, Perth)

Legend suite : full orchestra by Carl Vine— 7 Jul 88 (Her Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Western Australia)

Piano concerto No. 1 : full orchestra by Colin Brumby— 17 Sep 85 (Basil Kirke Studios ABC, Perth)

Chant with garlands : full orchestra by Jennifer Fowler— 1 Nov 75 (ABC Studios, Perth, WA)

Look on this Oedipus : full orchestra by Jennifer Fowler— Aug 75 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

Concerto no. 2 for saxophone and string orchestra (saxophone with string orchestra) by William Lovelock— 21 Feb 74 (ABC Perth)

Spheres, ellipses, labyrinths, op.124 : for 21 strings by James Penberthy— 1973 (Perth Concert Hall)

A Wedding masque (female choir with chamber ensemble) by David Tunley— 1972 (Festival of Perth)

Commentaries on living : SATB choir with orchestra by James Penberthy— 1972 (Festival of Perth Workshops, ABC Studios, WA)

Symphony, op. 28 : full orchestra by Raymond Hanson— 11 Feb 71 (ABC Composers' Workshop, Perth)

Saxophone concerto, op.122 (saxophone with full orchestra) by James Penberthy— 1971 (Workshops, Festival of Perth)

Fern Hill : for soprano and orchestra by Raymond Hanson— 19 Feb 70 (Second Perth Composers' Workshop Concert)

Sun music III : full orchestra by Peter Sculthorpe— 1967

Analysis & Media

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