Nominations include previous award finalists and well-known names such as Katie Noonan, Elena Kats-Chernin, Carl Vineand Richard Tognetti also featured.
Nominations for Orchestral Work of the Year include:
Title: Frog and Star Cycle
Composer: Ross Edwards
Performer: Amy Dickson (saxophone), Colin Currie (percussion),Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Lothar Koenigs (conductor)
Title: Raga : for electric guitar and orchestra
Composer: Andrew Ford
Performer: Zane Banks (guitar),Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Benjamin Northey (conductor)
Title: Serenade for Tenor, Saxophone and Orchestra (“My Dear Benjamin”)Composer: Lyle Chan
Text: Benjamin Britten and Wulff Scherchen
Performer: Andrew Goodwin (tenor), Michael Duke (saxophone), the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Paul Kildea (conductor)
Title: The Witching Hour
Composer: Elena Kats-Chernin Performer:
Performer: Australian World Orchestra, Alexander Briger (conductor) and soloists
Sydney Symphony Orchestra and West Australian Symphony Orchestra are both nominated for their work in music education. SSO for their annual teacher-training program, TunED-Up! and WASO for their 2016 education program.
Congratulations to all finalists of the APRA Art Music Awards.
The 2017 Art Music Awards will be presented at a gala event in Sydney on Tuesday 22 August at the City Recital Hall.
The full list of nominations can be foundhere.