Remember Jon Rose? He turned 60 this year and he also won the presitigous Don Banks award for lifetime achievement and contribution to Australian music. He features in a previous blog with a photo of the bunch of flowers he ended up giving to me. They are still in my office 🙂
Anyway, he is the subject of Decibel’s tribute concert on Monday night at PICA.

On Wednesday 5th Steve Reich (better known but far too predictable in comparison to Jon!) is the feature of UWA’s Percussion Purity Festival, which concludes on Friday with Xentenary! celebrating the 90th birthday and 100th anniversary of Xenakis’ death. Of particular interest to fans of percussionist Paul Tanner is the premiere at the Xentenary concert of one of his own compositions.

Thursday 6th is the opening of Australia’s first indigenous opera Pecan Summer. Can’t wait for this, will post my review afterwards.

 Sunday 9th is the second Swan Virtuosi concert – more info on this in Tuesday’s blog.

Friday 14th the Australian String Quartet will team with Paul Dean to play clarinet quintets by Weber and Lehmann – time for my nerdy clarinet brain to get over-excited! Or if piano is more your thing wait till Sunday 16th for the Keyed Up concert with Sylvia Wang.

That’s all for this Monday. Enjoy the music!