Carl recently completed his eighth symphony,
The Enchanted Loom, commissioned by the
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
It will be premiered by the orchestra under Chief Conductor
Sir Andrew Davis in Melbourne on
30 Aug and
1 Sep, and in Geelong on
At the Huntington Estate Music Festival
this November Carl's piano trio, "The Village", will be played by pianist
Jayson Gillham with Dimity Hall (violin) and Julian Smiles (cello).
The festival also includes his solo cantata "Our Sons", in memory of the Anzacs,
sung by renowned soprano Taryn Fiebig accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of the Australian National Academy of Music.
In the last phase of Carl's time as the
2018 Composer in Residence for the
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra,
his cantata for solo soprano and strings, "The Tree of Man",
will be performed by Greta Bradman and
a select chamber group of MSO musicians led by Sophie Rowell on
Sunday 9 September at the Iwaki Auditorium.
In Switzerland on 24 and 25 November, the
Sinfonieorchester TriRhenum Basel
will play Carl's fifth symphony, "Percussion Symphony".
The orchestra will be conducted by
and be joined by the four percussion soloists of the
Black Forest Percussion Group.
Carl's new concerto for two pianos, Implacable Gifts,
was commissioned by the West Australian and
Tasmanian symphony orchestras with support from philanthropist Geoff Stearn.
It was premiered by outstanding international pianists Piers Lane and Kathryn Stott conducted by
Rory Macdonald in Perth and Hobart in May 2018.
In early 2018, the Australian Ballet's
tribute to iconic Australian choreographer Graeme Murphy included
Carl's orchestral music for the ballet "The Silver Rose".
The production had extended seasons at the Victorian Art Centre in March,
and at the Sydney Opera House in April.
Carl's 2nd Piano Concerto
received its Russian premiere on
30 December 2017
at the Mariinsky (3) Concert Hall in St Petersburg as part of the
XIIth Mariinsky International Piano Festival.
Pianist Mira Yevtich and the
were conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Carl's new work for cello and piano, the Strutt Sonata,
was premiered by
Julian Smiles and
Ian Munro at the
Huntington Estate Music Festival on
23 November 2017.
Carl's Sixth String Quartet, Child's Play, was premiered by the
Takács Quartet in August 2017 on its Australian
national concert tour for
Musica Viva Australia.
The group gave further performances at
Carnegie Hall (New York) on October 12,
Colorado University (Boulder) on October 29 & 30,
and at Wigmore Hall (London) on November 12.
On 17 September 2017, flautist Jiro Yoshioka
gave the first Japanese performance of Carl's flute concerto
Pipe Dreams at the
Yomiuri Otemachi Hall in Tokyo.
The Otemachi Million Concert Orchestra was conducted by
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra gave the
Australian premiere of Carl's trombone concerto,
"Five Hallucinations" at the Sydney Opera House on
5 & 6 April, 2017.
Chicago Symphony trombonist
to whom the work is dedicated, was conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.
The work's world premiere was given in October 2016 by Michael with the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Rhod McNeill, Head of Arts and Communication at the
University of Southern Queensland, has written
an encyclopaedic reference and analysis of Carl's concert music.
It is available at
which has produced an accompanying
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