Virtuosic solo works

HAMMERINGS RECORDS is delighted to present two of Europe’s foremost composers in our April, 2018 concert – Viktorija Cop (Croatia) and Dorian Cene (Albania). Both have been performed at numerous international music festivals and in concerts throughout Europe, Asia and the USA.

 

Viktorija Cop has written Dual for alto saxophone especially for this concert and for James Nightingale to premiere in Sydney.

We have already presented the violin solo …A… by Dorian Cene last November at The Creative Space Gallery in North Curl Curl. It gathered so many wonderful comments we decided to present it in a different venue – the wonderful acoustic at WATTERS.

James Nightingale

Also on the program will be the first Australian performance of a new alto saxophone solo by Melbourne resident composer Andrian Pertout. Internationally Andrian is one of our most performed and commissioned composers.

Alan Holley is represented by two works composed 26 years apart – Hammerings for flute and the premiere performance of Hammerings IV for cello.

A stellar list of performers ensures a concert to remember.

 
 

Saturday April 14, 5.30pm

WATTERS GALLERY  

109 Riley Street, East Sydney

 

• Viktorija Cop         Dual  for saxophone (premiere)

• Dorian Cene           …A… for violin

• Andrian Pertout    Arithmós = Analogía = Armonía  for saxophone

• Alan Holley         Hammerings  for flute

• Alan Holley          Hammerings IV  for cello (premiere)

 

Huy-Nguyen Bui – violin

Christine Draeger – flute

James Nightingale – saxophone

Christopher Pidcock – cello

 

Bookings – phone 0428 143 646

$35 and $25 also available at door

during  exhibitions  by Bryan King, Patricia Moylan and Neil Evans

 

 



 

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International Albanian Brass Festival

HAMMERINGS RECORDS presents
the Australian virtuoso trumpeter
PAUL GOODCHILD
at the

International Albanian Brass Festival
23 to 28 April, 2018
Tirana Albania

 

With the sponsorship of HAMMERINGS RECORDS Paul Goodchild will appear as a soloist at the International Albanian Brass Festival.

Renowned throughout Australasia as a recitalist and concerto artist as well as frequently appearing as a guest principal trumpet with numerous orchestras in the region, Paul is currently acting Principal trumpet with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In recent years Paul has undertaken several solo European tours. He will perform recitals at the IABF and give masterclasses at the Tirana University of Arts.

Other international stars at the festival include the hornist Luca Benucci (Italy) and the tuba player from Israel Avital Handler.

International Albanian Brass Festival

This is only the third IABF and it has already created a lot of attention on the international stage. Under the artistic direction of Ilir Kodhima and the organisation’s president Andrea Canaj it is a most dynamic music event on the festival circuit.

mailto:info@iabf.al

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INGWE by Georges Lentz

HAMMERINGS RECORDS present
INGWE by Georges Lentz is a one hour electric guitar journey into the extremes of music. The composer has written about the work – ‘the initial idea for Ingwe came to me during a car trip to the Outback in December 2004. One evening at the “Royal Hotel”, a pub in Brewarrina, Northern NSW, a man sat alone tuning up his electric guitar for that night’s rock gig.
I was working on a piece for solo cello at the time but knew immediately that I should write something for the guitar instead – the whole loneliness and desolation of the place (and indeed my own loneliness) seemed to be encapsulated in that man’s sound (only years later, in 2008, did I find out that the man must have been Rocko Crawford, an Aboriginal from Brewarrina, and that he passed away not long after I heard him). Sitting in the pub late that evening, I could see the whole work before my mind’s eye in a kind of intuitive flash. I left the pub in a hurry and wrote some extensive initial sketches that same night, sitting in my car in the middle of the desert.’
Not only is it a tour de force from Lentz it is a magnificent vehicle for the amazing guitarist Zane Banks and an awe-inspiring event for the audience.

Saturday March 24, 2018 at 5.30pm
WATTERS GALLERY 109 Riley Street East Sydney.
Bookings phone 0428 143646    $35 and $25 also available at the door.

 

 



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Music and the natural world

The ‘new music’ concert at Creative Space Gallery in Nth Curl Curl on Sunday November 19, 2017 was that delightful rarity – a standing room only event!

Richard Rourke – clarinet, Huy-Nguyen Bui – violin, Paul Ghica – cello and Kevin Man – percussion were brilliant performing new works Interpolatus by Andrian Pertout, SIGIS by Ergis Spahiu, (for Richard) by Alan Holley as well as Tambourin and Snow by Felicity Wilcox and ….A…. by the leading Albanian composer Dorian Çene. As well, Richard performed the sublime Abime des oiseaux from Quartet for the End of Time by Oliver Messiaen and Paul was stunning in the Sonata for solo cello by Gyorgy Ligeti.

Music and the Natural World
Now onto our next concert in the same venue with works by Melbourne composers Eve Duncan and Haydn Reeder, as well as Richard Meale, Christopher Perrin and Alan Holley. Performers are Lucy Warren (violin), Eleanor Betts (cello), Melissa Coleman (flute) and Harriet Channon (trumpet) on Saturday December 9, 2017 at 5.30pm 105 Abbott Rd, Nth Curl Curl.

Tickets available at the door:  $30/$20.  Bookings 0428 143 646

Andrian Pertout, Harriet Channon and Alan Holley

 

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Richard Rourke and Friends

Hammerings Records present a concert of stars of the Opera Australia Orchestra performing music for 1, 2 and 3 players on

 

Sunday November 19th, 2017 at 5.30pm.

  • Richard Rourke – clarinet
  • Huy-Nguyen Bui – violin
  • Paul Ghica – cello
  • Kevin Man – vibraphone

With compositions by Olivier Messiaen and Gyorgy Ligeti,

Albanian composers Dorian Cene and Ergis Spahiu,

and Australian composers Andrian Pertout, Felicity Wilcox and Alan Holley.

Creative Space – 105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl, Sydney

during an exhibition by Warringah Printmakers – plenty of free parking

Tickets $30 / $20 concession at the door.

Contact 0428 143 646

 

Alan Holley and Richard Rourke at Creative Space

 

 



 

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Watters Gallery Concert 2017

Hammerings Records presents

A recital of virtuosic solos from Europe and Australia to be held at Watters Gallery, 109 Riley Street, East Sydney during an exhibition of paintings by Archibald prize winner, Euan Macleod.

Saturday September 16, 2017 at 5.30pm
Tickets $30/$20 at the door on the night.
Watters Gallery 109 Riley Street, East Sydney

Compositions by Iannis Xenakis, Vjekoslav Njezic and Alan Holley, with
Greg van der Struik – trombone
Ian Sykes – clarinet
Melissa Coleman – flute

I came across the mesmerising and beautiful music of Vjekoslav Njezic when I was in Croatia in 2016 and it is great to be able to have his early flute solo Monodie in the concert. Keren by Xenakis is considered one of the most virtuosic solos for trombone and Greg is an awesome interpreter of this mini masterpiece.

Our new CD with Paul Goodchild performing my trumpet concerto Doppler’s Web with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be available for purchase ($25) at the concert.     Alan Holley

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Australian composer Alan Holley

will have two new works premiered by Sirius Chamber Ensemble at the beautiful and historic Christ Church, cnr Lavender St and Walker St Lavender Bay on Friday, June 23 at 6pmOpal Wings II for clarinet, violin, cello and piano and a new song cycle setting the texts of the award winning Australian poet Mark Tredinnick. Alan loves setting Mark’s poems and says he finds the lyricism and rhythm in Mark’s poems to be music in its own way – ‘wordmusic’.

Martyn Hentschel, Alan Holley, Melissa Coleman, Ian Sykes

Also on the program is the Australian premiere of Frano Parac’s thrilling and colourful Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello and piano. Parac is one of Croatia’s leading composers with a major European reputation. And to round out the concert, the perennial favourite, Chants d’Auvergne by Canteloube.
There is a great relationship now with Alan and Sirius Chamber Ensemble as they presented four works in a concert for his 60th birthday and have performed his trio Edward Harvey Portrait and his clarinet solo the birds will sing them off numerous times.

Performers: Taryn Srhoj (soprano), Ian Sykes (clarinet), Vanessa Tammetta (violin), Clare Kahn (cello), Claire Howard Race (piano).

Annie Turner

Information and tickets from Classikon→

see Sirius Chamber Ensemble website for more information→

 

 



 

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from Zagreb to Sydney

Hammerings Records presents two of Croatia’s most celebrated chamber musicians in a concert of baroque, classical and romantic music for brass and piano.

 

Hrvoje Pintaric, horn and Tamara Jurkic Sviben, piano

with Sydney musicians Daniel Henderson, Harriet Channon, trumpets and Gregory van der Struik, trombone.
 

Christ Church, Lavender Bay

cnr Lavender and Walker Street, Lavender Bay

 

Friday 14th October, 2016  at 6:30pm

 
Program includes works by Alan Holley – Still Road and Auric from our Solos CD, and music by Mozart, Giovanni Gabrieli and Croatian composers Sipus, Rota, Pejacevic and Prohaska.

Tickets $30 / $20 conc available from Classikon

podium-festival

 

 



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Sydney Symphony Orchestra

with Shefali Pryor – solo oboe

perform a shaft of light by Alan Holley

 

Pictures at an Exhibition
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House 

 

Alan & Shefali discuss ~ A Shaft of Light →

 

Dates: Wednesday 11th November 2015 @ 6:30pm
Thursday 12th November @ 1:30pm
Monday 16th November @ 7:00pm

Venue:  Sydney Opera House

Program:
DUKAS      La Péri: Fanfare
SAINT-SAËNS     Piano Concerto No.2
HOLLEY    ‘a shaft of light’, Oboe Concerto – Premiere
MUSSORGSKY orch. Ravel   Pictures at an Exhibition

 

Miguel Harth-Bedoya – conductor
Vadym Kholodenko – piano
Shefali Pryor – oboe

 

Shefali Pryor rehearsing A Shaft of Light with Alan Holley

 

 



 

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ANAM – Australian Voices

The Australian National Academy of Music present a concert of works by Australian composer Alan Holley in partnership with the Melbourne Recital Centre.

 

Dave Elton

David Elton

Date: Thursday 5th November 2015
Time: 6pm
Venue: The Salon
Melbourne Recital Centre
Cnr Southbank Blvd and Sturt Street
Southbank Victoria

HolleyCanzona for Ligeti
HolleyOrnithologia
HolleyLoaded with Dream
HolleyThe Estuaries of Time
HolleyThe Winged Viola

David Elton curator/trumpet
ANAM Musicians

ANAM concert 5th Nov Melbourne

 



 

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