The Innovative Spirit of George Crumb 4

This November we celebrate the legacy of the innovative American composer, George Crumb. Across four performances, as part of the ANAM end of year Chamber Music Festival, journey into the musical world of George Crumb – a composer whose music transcends time – and those influenced by his ideas.

At the heart of this festival are the great works of Crumb: Makrokosmos – an exploration of the world the artist inhabits and how they can live in it; Black Angels, the deeply moving and at times confronting depiction and exploration of death, war and humanity; and Vox Balaenae, a work that speaks of the plight of the natural world, and how it’s destruction is at the hands of humanity. As we currently grapple with war, climate change and a rapidly changing world, these works have a profound moral imperatives that are as relevant today as they were half a century ago.

The musicians of ANAM come together not only to mount these iconic works, but also pieces by Crumb students Jennifer Higdon and Osvaldo Golijov, composers influential on Crumb such as Edgard Varèse and Franz Schubert, as well as those working with his concepts today like Ross Edwards. Together, these composers share a curiosity and imagination that will guide you on a mesmerising musical journey.

Please note: this event was originally scheduled for 3.30pm, however will now commence at 4pm

COPLAND Quiet City

Alex Allan (WA) cor anglais 
Joel Walmsley (VIC) trumpet 
Lynda Latu (SA) violin 1 lead 
Natalie Mavridis (NSW) violin 1 
Sola Hughes (QLD) violin 1 
Liam Pilgrim (NSW) violin 2 lead 
Harry Egerton (QLD) violin 2 
Lydia Sawires (SA) violin 2 
Andrew Crothers (WA) viola 
Daniel You (QLD) viola 
Joshua Jones (QLD) cello 
Joseph Kelly (VIC) cello 
Adrian Whitehall (NSW) double bass 



Maria Zhdanovich (SA) flute
Georgia White (VIC) clarinet
Jesse Vivante (WA) percussion
Reuben Johnson (QLD) piano
Louise Turnbull (VIC) violin
Joseph Kelly (VIC) cello 

Jan BACH Laudes

Aiden Gabriels (alum, 2017) horn 
Nic Corkeron (QLD) trumpet 
Joel Walmsley (VIC) trumpet 
Jeremy Mazurek (WA) trombone 
Michael Welch (NSW) tuba 

CRUMB Makrokosmos III

Aditya Bhat (VIC) percussion
Steven Bryer (QLD) percussion
Jesse Vivante (WA) percussion
Ronan Apcar (NSW) piano
Matthew Garvie (NSW) piano
Po Goh (VIC) piano
Reuben Johnson (QLD) piano
Leo Nguyen (VIC) piano

Approximate duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

Generously supported by Kerry Landman

Image credit: Nico Keenan


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