JANDAMARRA: SING FOR THE COUNTRY (2014)
In July 2014, Sydney Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Gondwana Choirs and members of the Bunuba community from the Kimberley will premiered a new dramatic cantata by Paul in 2014. The story of Jandamarra is an inspiring Aboriginal resistance story set in the 1880s and 1890s when Kimberley Aboriginal people were under attack from the incursion of European pastoralists and settlers.
Telling the story through music is an exciting new venture which will involve members of the Bunuba community as narrators, actors, dancers and singers. CLICK HERE for further information about this piece which was premiered to great public and critical acclaim.
Paul Stanhope with linguist and Bunuba cultural identity, June Oscar.
Paul's new Piccolo Concerto has been premiered to great acclaim by soloist Andrew Macleod with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (cond. Ben Northey). It was hailed as a welcome addition to the repertoire for this instrument.
The concerto is now available on a CD recording through ABC Classics!
READ REVIEW FROM THE AGE HERE
The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra next performed it with soloist
Julia Grenfell and conductor Rory MacDonald in three performances from 20-22 June in the Adelaide Town Hall and finally the TSO with its flamboyant soloist Lloyd Hudson performed the piece with great style in early July 2013.
Here is a REVIEW from the Adelaide performance.
STRING QUARTET No. 3
Paul's new String Quartet no. 3 was recentlly toured in Musica Viva's International Series and performed by the marvelous Goldner String Quartet. Here is a review from one of the performances.
The Goldner String Quartet on tour in 2015.
PERFORMANCE DIARY 2015
16 July, Melbourne Recital Centre: String Quartet no. 1. Patronus String Quartet.
20 July, City Recital Hall, Angel Place Sydney: Songs for the Shadowland. Sydney Omega Ensemble with Jane Sheldon, soprano.
18 September, Melbourne Recital Centre: Fantasia on a Theme of Vaughan Williams. ANAM orchestra cond. SImone Young.
Paul Stanhope's orchestral music will now be handled through Alfred Music Publishing in Australia. You can hire sets of orchestral parts, peruse titles through Zinfonia or contact Alfreds directly for a hire request: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sydney Youth Orchestra
Queensland Symphony Orchestra