August 6, 2017 · 1:21 pm
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
contact 0428 143 646
April 16, 2017 · 11:03 pm
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 6pm – Opal 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).
Information and tickets from Classikon→
see Sirius Chamber Ensemble website for more information→
September 16, 2016 · 7:06 pm
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
October 12, 2015 · 12:25 pm
with Shefali Pryor – solo oboe
perform a shaft of light by Alan Holley
Pictures at an Exhibition
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Dates: Wednesday 11th November 2015 @ 6:30pm
Thursday 12th November @ 1:30pm
Monday 16th November @ 7:00pm
Venue: Sydney Opera House
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
October 1, 2015 · 1:20 pm
The Australian National Academy of Music present a concert of works by Australian composer Alan Holley in partnership with the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Date: Thursday 5th November 2015
Venue: The Salon
Melbourne Recital Centre
Cnr Southbank Blvd and Sturt Street
Holley – Canzona for Ligeti
Holley – Ornithologia
Holley – Loaded with Dream
Holley – The Estuaries of Time
Holley – The Winged Viola
David Elton curator/trumpet
September 14, 2015 · 2:13 pm
‘Where are the Sounds of Joy?’
Melbourne Composers League present a concert at the Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, 120 Southbank Boulevarde, Melbourne. (behind the Victorian Arts Centre)
Date: Saturday 26 Sept 2015
Time: 8 pm – This is a free concert
Peter Graham – Prelude for Trumpet, piano and contrabass
Helen Gifford – Undertones of War (solo piano)
Paul Moulatlet – Desolé (trumpet, vibes & contrabass)
Alan Holley – Dome Music (contrabass)
Howard Dillon – Möbius (solo piano)
Eve Duncan – Europa (contrabass & piano)
Colin McKellar – Neon Sky (trumpet, perc, piano & contrabass)
Haydn Reeder – The past is in the present as we look to the future
Bruce Crossman – Where Are the Sounds of Joy? (trumpet, perc & piano)
Alan Holley and Eve Duncan
June 21, 2015 · 11:33 am
A Portrait of Alan Holley
In celebration of Alan Holley’s recent 60th birthday, Sirius Chamber Ensemble are delighted to be performing a retrospective of Holley’s chamber works as well as notable compositions that have inspired his work, including Messiaen and Lutoslawski.
Date: 13 September 2015, starting at 3pm.
Venue: Glebe Justice Centre (formerly Glebe Cafe Church), Glebe NSW.