Music of here and there – Live Concert – 19 March 2022 – 7.30pm

Live concert featuring new works by MCL composers Alan Holley and Andrián Pertout.

Performed by Carla Blackwood (horn), Amelia Jones (soprano), Danaë Killian (piano), Callum G’Froerer  (trumpet), Peter Sheridan (flutes) and Johanna Selleck (flutes).


Saturday 19 March 2022 at 7.30pm

Church of All Nations, Carlton

180 Palmerston St, Carlton VIC 3053

ENTRY FEE:  $30 full / $20 concession


Concert Program

Natsuki Niwa – Blinking Patterns solo piano+

Alan Holley – Ornithologia solo trumpet

Alan Holley – First Light solo soprano (Text by Mark Tredinnick)

Alan Holley – Spider Song soprano & piano

Alan Holley – In Fire Season alto and bass flutes & piano*

Andrián Pertout – Hypatia’s Circle, Song Cycle (Selection) for Voice, Concert Flute, Low Flutes and Pianoforte*

Andrián Pertout – Eudaimonia solo horn*

Andrián Pertout – Here and Now for Bass Flute and Tape, no. 432b (2016)


* = World Premiere

+ = Australian Premiere


A souffle does not rise twice but I hope that this twice cancelled concert gets off the ground at last.

In early 2020, Andrián Pertout and I had experienced numerous Covid related cancellations of our performances so we floated the idea of this concert with some Melbourne performers and came up with this project … only to see it twice cancelled.

Now maybe it is third time lucky. Sensational performers such as Amelia Jones who has performed several of my solos in Sydney and sang in many performances of my music with the Australian Chamber Choir here and throughout Europe. One of the leading brass players in Australia Carla Blackwood, who plays with the Australia Ensemble and the Australian Haydn Ensemble, is now French Horn Lecturer at the Melbourne Con and on staff at ANAM and Callum is simply a wondrous trumpeter/composer. He has played my music in Europe and North America. Peter Sheridan is renowned for his dazzling performances of modern flute repertoire and Danae Killian has stamped herself as one of Australia’s leading pianists.

Now we hope that the health of our city allows this concert to go ahead.
Thank you for reading all this,
Alan Holley.