Paul's new Trombone Concerto was premiered to great acclaim with outstanding performances by soloist Joshua Davis and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra led by Chief Conductor Asher Fisch in November 2017. The West Australian described the piece as a 'Riot of colour and invention'.
LUX AETERNA CD: OUT NOW on ABC CLASSICS!
THE HEAVENS DECLARE - MSO Performances 2017
Paul's 1999 choral-orchestral work 'The Heavens Declare' has had a significant makeover with a new orchestration and thorough revision. Some 16 years after its 1st performance, it has had a new outing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Sir Andrew Davis in Hamer Hall, March 2017. The texts from the Old Testament (Latin Vulgate version) are a series of tableaux, expressing wonder at the expanse of the universe as well as the fragile place of humanity within its vastness.
Sir Andrew Davis with Paul Stanhope
DAWN and DARKNESS - CELLO CONCERTO (2016)
Paul's new Cello Concerto, "Dawn and Darkness" was premiered on 4 May 2016 by the young virtuoso, Narek Hakhnazaryan and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (cond. Oleg Caetani) at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. It got a great response from critics and audience alike. Read a review here!
Pictures: 1) In rehearsal with Narek Hakhnazaryan and the SSO, May 2016. 2) Paul and Narek working on details of the cadenza in the bowels of the Sydney Opera House.
The Piccolo Concerto has now been published by Trübcher editions - the Piano Reduction can be purchased online here. A new version of the 2nd movement in a cut-down orchestration (126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 2 perc hp pf strings - 184.108.40.206.1) will be premiered by Andrew Macleod and the Sydney Conservatorium Modern Music Ensemble later in 2016.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com