Concert guide: 23–29 October

A curated list of upcoming concerts. See also the Australian Music Centre concert calendar and the New Music Network concert series.

Wednesday 23 October. Halcyon perform songs by Andrew Schultz, Gordon Kerry, Paul Stanhope, Stephen Adams, Elliott Gyger, Ross Edwards, Gillian Whitehead and Andrew Ford to raise money for “Kingfisher,” a commission of 23 new art songs by Australian composers. Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, NSW, 7pm.

Thursday 24 October. Ken Murray and The University Guitar Ensemble première Richard Charlton’s Other Dimensions at Melba Hall, Parkville, VIC, at 7:30pm.

Friday 25 October. German baritone Guillermo Anzorena, Australian pianist Michael Kieran Harvey and cellist Judith Hamann perform James Hullick’s post-apocalyptic chamber opera Bruchlandung at the Iwaki Auditorium, Southbank, VIC, 7:30pm.

Tura New Music’s Crossing Roper Bar Tour comes to Hearson’s Cove, Karratha, WA, at 7pm. Features Wagilak Songmen from Ngukurr, Arnhem Land; Stephen Pigram and members of the Australian Art Orchestra.

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra perform the first symphony by Mark Isaacs amongst works by Pärt and Britten. South Bank, Brisbane, QLD, 7pm.

Saturday 26 October. Ensemble Gombert perform Melbourne composer Vaughan McAlley’s 40-part motet Omnes angeli amongst others by Tallis and Carver at The Dome, 333 Collins st, Melbourne, VIC, 8pm.

Sunday 27 October. The Melbourne Composers League and the Grainger Wind Symphony present a concert of music for wind ensemble by composers from Melbourne, plus a guest work from Japan. Richmond Town Hall, VIC, 3pm.

The Zephyr Quartet perform concert works by film composers Rota, Korngold and Herrmann, as well as a new work by Adelaide-born composer Alies Sluiter. The Promethean, Adelaide, SA, 7pm.

Tura New Music’s Crossing Roper Bar Tour comes to Novotel Ningaloo Resort, Exmouth, WA at 7pm. Features Wagilak Songmen from Ngukurr, Arnhem Land; Stephen Pigram and members of the Australian Art Orchestra.

Tuesday 29 October: Tura New Music’s Crossing Roper Bar Tour arrives in Perth to the State Theatre Centre. Features Wagilak Songmen from Ngukurr, Arnhem Land; Stephen Pigram and members of the Australian Art Orchestra.

Partial Durations is a Matthew Lorenzon/RealTime joint project.

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