22 November, 2021
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My Music with Ita Buttrose

Thanks to her beloved – and greatly talented – parents, music was ever-­present in the ABC Chair’s home when she was a child. The passion that was sparked then has never waned.

22 November, 2021
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Playing Up: The Trombone

Playing with the ELISION Ensemble for the first time was a wild ride – which is just how Ben Marks likes it. Now, he is discovering startling new possibilities for the trombone as composers explore the sounds ‘in the cracks’.

19 November, 2021
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The Beating Heart of Dance

Nicolette Fraillon fell into conducting dance, but she was quickly hooked by the artform. Music Director of The Australian Ballet since 2003, she guides Jo Litson through the history of ballet music, discusses the different kinds of collaborations between choreographers and composers, and wonders why ballet scores aren’t always given their proper due.