27 May 2018 – House Concert – Duo Merindah

Duo Merindah — Local virtuosi, Minh Le Hoang, guitarist, and Teresa Rabe, flautist, in concert on Sunday 27 May at 6:00 pm.

Minh will perform a selection of Baroque, Spanish and Latin pieces for solo guitar, and a set of guitar and flute duos with Teresa.

Limited seating for 50 guests in a lovely home with a performance space and comfortable seating.  The performance will begin at 6pm and will be followed by a dinner and drinks (provided) and a chance to mingle.
 Hosts Bill and Libby want to offer opportunities for Canberra audiences to share their passion for the classical guitar, its varied and interesting repertoire and for the very high level of talent present in the region.

Venue
17 Astelia Place
Rivett, ACT 2611

The residence is on a battle-axe block with limited parking.  Guests are advised to park on Cedrela Place and enter via a footpath at the front of the house.  (Map link).

Online bookings close pm Friday 25 May to allow for catering planning.  The music starts promptly at 6pm; please plan accordingly.  Book online at https://www.trybooking.com/VBME

Contact Details: Dan Sloss  or Bill McIntyre 0407 930 717

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New Zealand Guitar Quartet at Wesley on 31 May

Thursday 31 May 7.00pm.
The New Zealand Guitar Quartet in concert at the
Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest

Directions and map

Artists:

  • Owen Moriarty
  • Jane Curry
  • John Couch
  • Vladimir Gorbach

The concert will include works by Andrew York, Andy Irvine (Planxty), Albeniz, & local Canberra composer Marian Budos. Enquiries: kiwiguitarist@yahoo.com

Tickets:
Adult $40.00
Concession$35.00
Full-time student $25.00
Child Under 12 $10
Available at the door or online at trybooking.com

 

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Guitarra Flamenca

4:00–6:00 PM Sunday, April 15

The Street Theatre
15 Childers St, City West, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Directions and map

From publicity at The Street Theatre’s website:

“Acclaimed flamenco guitarist PACO LARA (Jerez de la frontera, Spain) together with ARIA nominated flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT present a performance of spectacular flamenco guitar music as well as music by Chick Corea, Jorge Cardoso & more. Also featuring JAMES HAUPTMANN on percussion.

Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, Paco Lara presents the flamenco guitar in all it’s authenticity, culture and artistry. Apart from his skill as a formidable soloist, Paco is also revered for his ability as an accompanist in the specialised world of flamenco singing (cante) and (dance), where he has performed with Flamenco’s most significant artists including Beni de Cádiz, Juan Moneo “El Torta”, Miguel Flores “El Capullo de Jerez”, Tomasa Guerrero “La Macanita”, and Mercedes Ruiz, participating in prestigious festival programs including Bienal de Sevilla (Spain), Casa de la Música, Moscow (Russia) and more.

In 2014, Damian Wright was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, India, and in 2016 performed at The Shanghai Fringe Festival, China. Damian’s flamenco ensemble Bandaluzia were invited to perform at the biannual Adelaide International Guitar Festival curated by Slava Grigoryan, and performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as part of TedX Sydney 2014.

“Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist…Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own “In Time”, and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction” – Sydney Morning Herald”

Tickets:
Standard $29.00
Concession $25.00
Available online from The Street.

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13 May 2018 – House Concert – Rumsey & Friends

 

Rumsey & Friends – ‘Anecdotes and Soliloquies’
An Evening with Thomas Azoury (Clarinet) and Andrew Rumsey (Piano)
With Special Guest Ciaran Edwards-McKeown (Guitar)

From publicity on the Eventbrite booking page:

“Back by popular demand, ‘Rumsey & Friends‘ presents another highly-entertaining evening of music-making! These three well-seasoned musicians will present a selection of exciting clarinet, piano and guitar repertoire! Andrew returns from his 10-month performance tour of the USA, Canada and Spain to join forces with the charismatic, Canberra-based clarinet virtuoso, Thomas Azoury and the charming, sensitive guitar-whisperer, Ciaran Edwards-McKeown.

Being friends and colleagues for nearly a decade, together they bring a tangible level of electricity and ‘Joie de Vivre’ to the stage. Sandwiched between pieces will be inspiring, embarrassing and unfortunate tales of events and happenings from their careers thus far! Get a glimpse into the joy, calamity and sheer irony that befalls some musicians!
Don’t miss out on an entertaining night of music and stories with these three trouble-makers!”

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Limited seating for 60 guests in a lovely home with a performance space and comfortable seating. The performance will begin at 6:00pm and will be followed by a beautiful dinner and drinks (provided) and a chance to mingle.

Hosts Bill and Libby want to offer opportunities for Canberra audiences to share their passion for classical music. The residence is on a battle-axe block with limited parking. Guests are advises to park on Cedrela Place and enter via a footpath at the front of the house.

Venue
17 Astelia Place
Rivett, ACT 2611

The residence is on a battle-axe block with limited parking.  Guests are advised to park on Cedrela Place and enter via a footpath at the front of the house.  (Directions and map).

Online bookings close at 12pm Friday 11th of May to allow for catering planning.  The performance starts promptly at 6pm; please plan accordingly. Book online at Eventbrite.

Contact Details: Andrew Rumsey 0413 340 248 or Bill McIntyre 0407 930 717.

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Spanisches Liederabend

Friday, April 6 at 7:00 PM

Wesley Music Centre
20 National Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2603

Directions and map

Spanish poetry set to music by three great composers of art-song.

Please join us for a passionate evening of lieder.

MANUEL DE FALLA Siete canciones populares españolas
ROBERT SCHUMANN Spanisches Liederspiel Op. 74
HUGO WOLF Spanisches Liederbuch

Performing artists:

OLIVER BOYD Baritone
MARK CONNORS Piano
MELISSA GREGORY Mezzo-Soprano
TOM HOLOWNIA Tenor
LOUISE KEAST Soprano
BRADLEY KUNDA Guitar

Refreshments will be served during interval.

One performance only
Tickets:
Adult $40.00
Under 30 $22.00
EARLY BIRD $15 (available to anyone who books before Friday 30 March 2018).
Available now from trybooking, or at the door before the concert.

Enquiries: call or email Louise (0481 317 692 / revivalhouseproject@gmail.com)

To whet your appetite, here’s a performance on YouTube of Jota, the fourth of de Falla’s siete canciones.

 

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Flamenco meets jazz

7:00 PM, Wednesday April 11 

Smiths Alternative
76 Alinga St, Canberra, ACT

Directions and map

From Smiths Alternative website:

“Spanish gypsy flamenco guitarist Paco Heredia joins with Australian jazz fusion guitarist Bart Stenhouse to stir your soul with fused flamenco, jazz and Middle-Eastern music.
April-only intimate tour with Paco Heredia and Bart Stenhouse to stir your soul with fused flamenco, jazz and Middle-Eastern music.

In his debut Australian appearance, Spanish gypsy flamenco guitarist Paco Heredia (Duquende, Jorge Pardo, Josemi Carmona, Paquete) joins with Australian jazz fusion guitarist Bart Stenhouse for a series of transformative and evocative encounters.

Bart Stenhouse has the muscle to settle any score. Musically speaking, that is. Packing a powerful ability to balance raw edge with feel good grooves, Bart’s music brilliantly blends fiery flamenco with cool jazz and rollicking Indian rhythms to create a sound that leaves the listener energised and ready for more.

Wielding his weapons of choice, electric and flamenco guitar and electric mandolin, Bart teams up with original artists across the globe to explore and craft soundscapes not heard before. This young Australian composer is fast building a reputation as an original, collaborative and innovative artist.”

Tickets available online and at the door.

  • Canberra Musician’s Club members, $30;
  • Non-members, $35.
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NCO Zodia Animalia, Capriccio Espagnol, Double Guitar Concerto

7:30–9:15 PM Saturday, April 7

Llewellyn Hall ANU
William Herbert Pl, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Directions and map

Matt Withers and Callum Henshaw, two of Canberra’s well-known guitar virtuosos, will be performing two guitar works in a concert with the National Capital Orchestra, conducted by its musical director, Leonard Weiss.

From the  NCO’s Facebook page:

“NCO is proud to present 4 exciting works! Starting with the fun World Premiere of Zodiac Animalia, in which Australian composer Jessica Wells beautifully captures the personality of each of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. We welcome back Matt Withers – Australian Guitarist as soloist for the Castelnuovo-Tedesco Guitar Concerto as well as Rodrigo’s Concierto Madrigal for 2 Guitars and Orchestra with Callum Henshaw – Classical Guitarist. The fiesta continues with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol. You can hear Jessica Well speak about her composition and the rest of the concert program at a free pre-concert talk, commencing at 6:30pm.”

Tickets available from ticketek.

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Four Winds 2018 Easter Festival

The Four Winds 2018 Easter Festival will be held at Barragga Bay, about 10km south of Bermagui, from Wednesday 28 March  to Sunday 1 April (Easter long weekend).   Among the many stellar artists performing at the festival will be world-renowned guitarist, Aleksandr Tsiboulski.


From the festival’s website:

Aleksandr Tsiboulski’s guitar playing has been praised for its ‘responsive virtuosity’ (The Age) and ‘sensuous intensity’ (Classical Guitar, UK). A former Fulbright Scholar, Tsiboulski is also first-prize winner in twelve international competitions, including the 2000 Australian Guitar Competition and the 2006 Tokyo International Guitar Competition. His 2010 Naxos release, Australian Guitar Music, was nominated for a ‘Best Classical Album’ ARIA. Based in Australia, he regularly gives concerts and lectures internationally, is exploring the 19th century guitar, and continuing his lifelong passion for the works of JS Bach through a series of filmed performances of the Cello Suite arrangements.”

A copy of the festival programme can be downloaded from here.

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Rodrigo’s Magical Madrigal – Lunchtime at Wesley

Wednesday, March 21 at 12:40 PM – 1:20 PM

Wesley Music Centre
20 National Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2603

     

Internationally acclaimed guitar maestros Matt Withers & Callum Henshaw, with pianist extraordinaire Anthony Smith will perform Joaquin Rodrigo’s effervescent Concierto Madrigal para dos guitarras. Come with us and be transported on a magical journey of melody and passion! Entry $10 (includes program and refreshments). Or donation.

To whet your appetite, here’s a performance on YouTube of the fandango, the seventh of the work’s ten brief movements.

If you can’t make it to this performance, or would like a second helping, Matthew and Callum will be giving a second one with the National Capital Orchestra two weeks later.

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Sydney Consort at Wesley on 18 March

Sunday 18 March 3.00-4.30pm. “Catalan Baroque”:  the Sydney Consort in concert at the Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest

Details available on the Sydney Consort’s page devoted to the concert:

“Catalonia enjoyed its last great musical flourish before the 20th century during the Baroque period, when its songs, sacred music, and chamber works were distinctive and sought after throughout Europe. The collection of instrumental music includes both the well known – Fandango – and a number of works by composers who are largely forgotten.

Juan Arañés, Joan Cererols, Padre Soler, Juan Cabanilles, Catolonian Traditional Music and more”

  • Hans-Dieter Michatz recorder
  • Stan W Kornel baroque violin
  • Rodrigo Santibanez baroque guitar
  • Monika Kornel harpsichord

Tickets at the door $35/$25 or online at trybooking.com

Enquiries: 0426 345 489 or music@sydneyconsort.com.au

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