VOYAGES AND VOYAGERS
Sunday 30 June, 2019
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Hanson Dyer Hall, The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Voyages and Voyagers presents three of the Voyages for saxophone by the Australian composer Brian Howard alongside works by composers who have begun new lives in new countries: the French/Iranian composer Paul Mefano; Chilean/Australian composer Andrian Pertout; and the Russian/English composer Elena Firsova. From Pertout’s robust investigation of four note chords in Arithmós=Analogia=Armonia, to the broad expanses of Firsova’s Monologue, these contemplative miniatures display the diverse colours of the contemporary classical saxophone.
James Nightingale is a classical saxophonist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the alto saxophonist with Continuum Sax and has performed regularly as a casual musician with Sydney’s orchestras since 1993 and toured internationally with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. James taught saxophone at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (1996-2009). He is a member of the peripatetic music staff at Sydney Grammar School and is Assistant Chief Examiner (Woodwind) for the Australian Music Examinations Board (NSW). In his spare time he volunteers as a programmer and presenter at Fine Music 102.5.