Melbourne – Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address 2010

July 5th, 2010


Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address 2010 Presented by Simone Young – Music in the age of soundbites

  • Wednesday 11 August 7.30pm

PHONE 0411 606 077

DATE 7:30pm Wednesday 11 August
WHERE BMW Edge, Federation Square, MELBOURNE
Courtesy of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

DATE 6pm Monday 2 August Futher Information
WHERE The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, SYDNEY
Courtesy of the Sydney Symphony

Australian born Simone Young has a world-wide reputation as one of the leading conductors of her generation in both operatic and symphonic repertoire.

In August 2005, she took up the post of General Manager and Music Director of the Hamburg State Opera and Music Director of the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg. She has since been elected to the Akademie der Kuenste in Hamburg, nominated ‘Conductor of the Year’ by Opernwelt Magazine and awarded a Professorship at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg.

Simone has received Honorary Doctorates from Monash University and the University of New South Wales, and has been honoured with the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2004 and in 2005 received the prestigious Goethe Institute Medal.

As well as conducting operas in the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane Festivals, Simone regularly returns to Australia, this year to work with West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Australian National Academy of Music and the Sydney Symphony. Presented with support from Historic Houses Trust, Sydney and Federation Square, Melbourne.

Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address
The New Music Network established the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address in 1999 in honour of one of Australia’s great international composers. It is an annual forum for ideas relating to the creation and performance of Australian music. In the spirit of the great Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks, an outstanding advocate of Australian music delivers the address each year, challenging the status quo and raising issues of importance in new music.

In the past 10 years, the annual Address has become one of Australia’s most established and respected events for contemporary practice, providing a platform to express important issues and challenges facing contemporary music today. Due to its positive response within the music community it has been opened to the general public to attend. The Address is the single most important national forum for contemporary music public discourse.

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