|The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic will perform Carl's
Choral Symphony with the
Melbourne University Choral Society and the
National Boys Choir of Australia at
Melbourne Town Hall
19 May. The program features Carl Orff's classic
Carmina Burana with
a stellar lineup of vocal soloists conducted by
|On 13 March 2024 the celebrated
Goldner String Quartet presents Carl's String Quartet No 5
in a concert of uplifting Australian music from the start of the century. It includes works by Nigel Westlake, Ross Edwards and Elena Kats-Chernin.
Adelaide University, Elder Hall, 12.30pm.
|Carl has arranged his guitar quintet, Endless, for string orchestra accompaniment. The new arrangement will be premiered by
Camerata Queensland and
Karin Schaupp in Brisbane and Toowoomba (Queensland) on 22 & 24 May, 2024.
|At the Winchester
Chamber Music Festival on
the festival's artistic director, cellist
performs Carl's Inner World accompanied by the Festival String Orchestra
This is the Festival's
Concert at the
Theatre Royal Winchester.
|The Goldner String Quartet
perform Carl's Third String Quartet at the
Recital Centre on 31 October in the Primrose Potter Salon.
This is the group's last concert ever as they farewell the concert stage
after 30 years of magnificent music making.
The program includes Beethoven's op. 132 and Peteris Vask's
String Quartet No 6.
|The Nexas Quartet continues its advocacy
of Carl's saxophone quartet Sawtooth at the
Orange Chamber Music Festival
in a sumptuous concert of food and wine on
10th March 2024 at the wonderful
Tonic restaurant in Millthorpe,
western New South Wales.
|Andrey Gugnin, winner of the 2016
Sydney International Piano Competition
performed Carl's 2nd Piano Sonata in November 2023 at the
Melbourne Recital Centre
Sydney City Recital Hall,
and again at the Brucknerhaus in Linz (Austria) on
|Carl's new saxophone quartet, Sawtooth, was commissioned by
Nexas Quartet with the generous support
of Carmen Jarrett and Kathie & Reg Grinberg. It was premiered by Nexas in
at ACO Pier 2/3 in Walsh Bay, Sydney.
|The Enchanted Loom is an album of Carl's
recent orchestral music produced by
ABC Classic. It features world premiere recordings of his
8th symphony (The Enchanted Loom),
Concerto for Orchestra and the orchestral fanfare
This album won the
2022 Aria Award for Best Classical Album.
|YouTube contains many clips of Carl's music of variable quality. This
curated list of clips contains some of Carl's favourite performances available on the internet.
|The Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
performed Carl's solo cantata
Poets & Fighters with Award-winning baritone
on a regional tour to Moorabbin, Merimbula and Mallacoota in
October and November 2023.
|Carl's most recent work for solo piano, Gothic Fantasy,
was premiered by Janice Carissa
at a Gilmore Rising Star concert in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in
The work was commissioned by Janice as her prize for the 2022
Gilmore Young Artist Award.
|Carl's guitar quintet Endless celebrates
the life of architect and dedicated environmentalist
Jennifer Bates. The world premiere
was presented in February and March 2023 by
Karin Schaupp and the
Flinders Quartet on an Australian
national concert tour presented by Musica Viva.
|Carl's Five Intermezzi is now available from
This collection of character pieces was sparked by the first in the set,
Resolve, commissioned by the
Olga Kern International Piano Competition and premiered at that competition in October 2022.
|Lindsay Garritson presented
the world premiere of Carl's Five Intermezzi for solo piano on
Sunday Feb 5
at the United Church of Christ in Naples, Florida.
Lindsay gave the Australian premiere of the third and fourth Intermezzi,
a gift from the composer to the pianist, in September 2022.
|Carl's second piano concerto was performed
by the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra
at Cadogan Hall in London in
Soloist Piers Lane, who gave the world premiere
performances of this work in 2012, was conducted by
|In September 2022 brilliant American pianist
Lindsay Garritson gave the
Australian premiere performance of Carl's Fourth Piano Sonata at the
Melbourne Recital Centre. The program included the Australian premiere of "Three Pieces", a set of
short character works - a gift from Carl to Lindsay.
|Carl's clarinet quintet, Concord, was commissioned
by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and
Omega Ensemble with the
generous support of Geoff Stearn and Kathie Grinberg.
Members of the orchestra gave the
Tasmanian premiere of the work at
Woolmers Estate, Longford (near Launceston) in September 2022 as part of the orchestra's
Music At Woolmers program.
|Carl's concerto for piano four hands, Zofomorphosis, was commissioned
by the ZOFO Piano Duet from San Francisco.
They gave the world premiere performance to a packed house at the
Park Music Festival in Chicago in August 2022 conducted by the festival's Artistic Director
|Pianist Xiaoya Liu has released
the first commercial album featuring all four of Carl's piano sonatas. It is available from
Direct and on
Apple Music (and iTunes),
Spotify and other streaming services.
|Concord is Carl's new clarinet quintet commissioned by
Omega Ensemble and
the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
The first performances were presented by the Omega Ensemble in Sydney and Newcastle in
|In July 2022 the
Klavierduo Hayashizaki Hagemann
presented a concert of new music for piano four hands titled
Zweisamkeit (togetherness) at the
Reutlingen Art Museum. It featured
Carl's Sonata for Piano Four Hands alongside new music by Volker Ignaz Schmidt, Michael Frank Hagemann, Jacqueline Fontyn, Robert Alexander Bohnke and John Palmer.
|Carl's trombone concerto,
Five Hallucinations, was played at the
Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming in July 2021.
The soloist was the work's dedicatee,
Mick Mulcahy, and the Festival Orchestra was conducted by
Sir Donald Runnicles at
Walk Festival Hall in
|Professor Rhod McNeill,
formerly 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
Music, which has produced an accompanying