Events of Significance

1970 EXPO 70 in Osaka Japan. HORIZON music for thenine screen continuous film projection in Australian Pavilion April to September 1970 over 1,000,000 people visited the pavilion during the six months

1988 VAST a dance production featuring 7 Australian Dance companies (80 dances) choreographed by Graeme Murphy performed in Melbourne Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney 46 performances to box office of over 50,000.

1988 MATILDA for Soloists two orchestras and large (1000) voice choir premiered at Exhibition Hall Melbourne Victoria on 24th and 25th September audiences in the order of 10,000

1973 SNOWFLAKE Opening of the Sydney Opera House performance by Roger Woodward

1973 EDWARD JOHN EYRE first opera to be “test” performed to an audience in Sydney Opera House

1984 FLY first Australian opera to be performed in opening season of the Melbourne Arts Centre State theatre August 25-28 by Victoria State Opera. Audience of c.5,000

1988 BENNALONG a puppet opera toured Australia and Europe for Music Viva with Australian Chamber Orchestra. To total audience of c.10,000

2000 American premiere of SEASONS in Kennedy Centre Washington USA part of tour of North America by Australian Youth Orchestra

Cities of the world where music has premiered (only one selected for each city):

Aberdeen UK (EDWARD JOHN EYRE European Premier 1973)

Adelaide Australia (DREAMS GO WANDERING STILL World Premier 2004)

Albany NY USA (MONUMENTS World Premier 1989)

Amsterdam Holland (BENNALONG European premiere 1988)

Berlin Germany (ANTIPODES European Premiere 1986)

Boston USA (KANGAROO ISLAND Double Bass Concerto World Premier 2009)

Brisbane Australia (CALA TUENT Australian premiere 2008)

Chicago USA (PLAYGROUND 2003 World Premier)

Dallas USA (SOUTHERN CROSS US Premier 1990)

Den Hague Holland (WATERWAYS World Premier 1990)

Edinburgh (CATHEDRAL World Premier 2005)

Honk Kong China (CALA TUENT Asian Premier 2007)

Jakarta Indonesia (VIELS 2 Asian Premiere 2003)

Kanazawa Japan (CELLO CONCERTO Asia Premier 1989)

London (ICE CARVING World Premier 1978)

Madrid Spain (CATHEDRAL European Premiere 2006)

Mallorca Spain (CALA TUENT World Premier 2007)

Melbourne Australia (DECADES World Premier 1994)

Montreux Switzerland (VIELS 2 2004 European Premier 2004)

New York, NY USA (BONY ANDERSON North American Premiere 1987)

Oslo Norway (VIELS 2 European Premiere 2004-

Ottawa Canada (SEASONS North American Premiere 2000)

Paris France (THOUGH CLOUDS European Premiere 1978)

Perth Australia (CRISIS THOUGHTS IN A CITY World Premier 1968)

­­Rio de Janeiro Brazil (CLOUDLINES South American Premier 1991)

Sacramento USA (DAWNING World Premier 1996)

San Francisco (DARWIN North American Premiere 2004)

Sydney Australia (SYMPHONY World Premier 2012)

Tokyo Japan (GARDENER OF TIME Asia Premier 2016)

Vienna Austria (DRYSPELL…DELUGE World Premier 2014)

Villach Austria (CELLO CONCERTO European Premiere 1984)

Warsaw Poland (STREAMS European Premier 1989)

Washington USA (SEASONS USA tour 2000)

Wellington New Zealand (PASSING NZ Premiere 2005)

Orchestras who have premiered music:

BBC and BBC Northern, London Symphony Orchestra, Australian Symphonia (London), Netherlands Radio Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra. Kanazawa Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony, Balearic Symphony of Spain, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Sacramento Orchestra, San Diego Orchestra, Forth Worth Symphony, Hong Kong Symphonia, Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland, West Australian, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphonies.

Conductors who have premiered music:

Sir Bernard Heinze, Sir Joseph Post, Sir Charles Mackerras, Hiroyuki Iwaki, David Porcelijn, Moshe Atzmon, Geoffrey Simon, John Hopkins, Richard Davis

Residencies, lectures or presentations at the following Universities:

UCSD, Princeton, Harvard, UC Berkeley, University of Minnesota, Yale, University of Florida, Oberlin College, Case Western University, Roosevelt University, Florida State, Kent State, Georgetown University, North Texas State, Texas Christian University, University of Connecticut, Rochester University, University of Toronto, University of Vancouver, University of Edinburgh, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, New England Conservatorium, Cleveland Institute of Music, Aix-Marseille Universite, Vienna Konservatorium, University of the Arts Tokyo.

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