The musical legacy of Raymond Hanson

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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