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Centenary symposium and concert

This event celebrates the centenary of the birth of Australian composer Raymond Hanson (b. Sydney 23 November 1913, d. 1976). A long-standing member of the NSW State Conservatorium of Music teaching staff, he taught composition, harmony, ear training and more.

Those he taught or influenced include many distinguished Australian composers and musicians. His compositions demonstrated a sometimes radical approach, and his teaching has been warmly remembered by many.

Following the symposium, the concert will present music by Hanson and his contemporaries Dulcie Holland and Miriam Hyde, who also celebrate their centenary anniversaries in 2013, and Robert Hughes whose centenary took place in 2012.

Event details

Date:   23 November 2013
Convenors:   A/Prof Kathleen Nelson and Dr Joanna Drimatis (SCM Musicology Unit)
Location:   Sydney Conservatorium of Music


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Enquiries

Please direct enquiries to kathleen.nelson@sydney.edu.au

This event celebrates the centenary of the birth of Australian composer Raymond Hanson (b. Sydney 23 November 1913, d. 1976). A long-standing member of the NSW State Conservatorium of Music teaching staff, he taught composition, harmony, ear training and more. Those he taught or influenced include many distinguished Australian composers and musicians. His compositions demonstrated […]

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Tagore performance in Brisbane

An upcoming performance in Brisbane at the Encounters with India Festival is the second performance this year celebrating the 100th Centenary year of Raymond Hanson.

Ray and Tagore

The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded in 1913 to Indian poet-philosopher Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941). The Nobel citation noted “his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West”.

These are some of the qualities that have touched an array of Australian composers, principally Raymond Hanson (1913-76), who first made contact with the GITANJALI as a 19-year-old when his sister, a missionary in India, sent him a volume of poems of Tagore. Hanson was thunder-struck by the “World Mind” behind the writing; he had found “his” poet. So too have younger Australians turned to Tagore’s world-encompassing bent, often seeming outdated today.

An Australian song recital

This extraordinary recital by soprano Greta Bradman and her accompanist Leigh Harrold traverses Tagore’s world of philosophy and imagination in Australian music. Past the Indian-inspired thoughts of Judith Wright, in a glorious new cycle by resident composer Ross Edwards, to recent Tagore settings by young Indian and Australian composers. Interleaved with Greta’s items will be performances of another Hanson cycle by tenor Gregory Massingham and some of Tagore’s own songs (he wrote over 2,000 of them) by Heather Lee.

Event details

Event:   Tagore in Australia
Date:   Sunday May 19th 3.30pm
Tickets:   Book now through Qtix ($30 or $25 conc.)
Location:   Brisbane Conservatorium Theatre


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Performers

Greta Bradman, soprano
Angela Turner, piano
Gregory Massinngham, tenor
Angela Turner, piano
Heather Lee, voice

An upcoming performance in Brisbane at the Encounters with India Festival is the second performance this year celebrating the 100th Centenary year of Raymond Hanson. Ray and Tagore The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded in 1913 to Indian poet-philosopher Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941). The Nobel citation noted “his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by […]

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Daddy Bach, Part 1 in Five Portraits, Opus 23

Bender, we’re trying our best. Can I use the gun? It’s just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter, while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns. Also he got a race car. Is any of this getting through to you? Yeah. Give a little credit to our public schools. Oh, you’re a dollar naughtier than most. Five hours? Aw, man! Couldn’t you just get me the death penalty?

Bender, we’re trying our best. Can I use the gun? It’s just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter, while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all […]

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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Bender, we’re trying our best. Can I use the gun? It’s just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter, while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns. Also he got a race car. Is any of this getting through to you? Yeah. Give a little credit to our public schools. Oh, you’re a dollar naughtier than most. Five hours? Aw, man! Couldn’t you just get me the death penalty?

Bender, we’re trying our best. Can I use the gun? It’s just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter, while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all […]

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The City, Part 3 In Three In One, Opus 35

See, Three In One, Opus 35

See, Three In One, Opus 35

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Balmoral Beach

Piano Solo Dedicated to Master John Nickson

Piano Solo Dedicated to Master John Nickson

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Australian National Anthem

Portrait of Australia, Opus 46

Bender, we’re trying our best. Can I use the gun? It’s just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter, while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns. Also he got a race car. Is any of this getting through to you? Yeah. Give a little credit to our public schools. Oh, you’re a dollar naughtier than most. Five hours? Aw, man! Couldn’t you just get me the death penalty?

Bender, we’re trying our best. Can I use the gun? It’s just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter, while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all […]

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Seascape, Opus 32

Violin & Piano

Violin & Piano

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