Duo Amythis at Wesley on 13 August

Thursday 13 August 7.30pm “The Journey – Duo Amythis in Concert”. Véronique van Duurling and Harold Gretton (guitars), performing works by Manuel De Falla, Isaac Albéniz, Percy Grainger, PhillipHoughton, Johannes Möller, and Dusan Bogdanovic. Tickets at the door. Adult $30, concession $25, full-time student $15, children under 12 free. Enquiries: harold.gretton@gmail.composter-Wesley-lowQuality

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Minh Le Hoang solo house concert – 18 January

l_d29eb5b908c81f25892c2fcd13983408The inaugural Canberra Classical Guitar Society “house concert” for classical guitar in Canberra hosted by Bill and Libby at their home in Rivett will feature Minh Le Hoang in a solo performance.

Limited seating for 45 guests in a lovely home with a performance space and comfortable seating.  No charge for admission but bookings necessary.  Please BYO drinks and a plate to share after the performance which will begin at 6pm.  The performance will be followed by a light supper 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 repertiore and for the very high level of talent present in the region.

Book online.  See the link below for more details.


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Johannes Möller in Concert – 26 July

jmoller2990bCanberra Classical Guitar Society is proud to present Swedish guitarist and composer Johannes Möller who has captivated audiences throughout the world with charismatic and soulful performances. In 2010 he was awarded first prize in the GFA Concert Artist Competition, considered by many to be the most prestigious guitar competition in the world. Adult $30, Senior & CCGS member $25, Student $20, Child under 12 $5, Family $60 (2 adults, 2 children).  More info at johannesmoller.com, on Facebook, or by calling 0403 640 669.  Tickets at the door or online at http://www.trybooking.com/FBTX

Where: Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest ACT

When: Saturday, 26 July 2014, 7:30pm

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Bradley Kunda “In the Woods” CD release concert -14 June

Kunda-InTheWoods-Cover-RGBInternational prize-winning guitarist Bradley Kunda launches his debut solo release on Soundset Recordings with a special concert at the Wesley Music Centre on 14 June.

Bradley Kunda, guitar | John Gould, viola | Rebecca MacCallion, soprano
When:  Saturday 14 June 2014 | 7:30pm
Where:  Wesley Music Centre, Forrest
Tickets:  $30 | $25 concession & Canberra Classical Guitar Society Members | $20 full-time students
Interviews and further information: kunda.bradley@gmail.com
0434 560 019

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Society meeting dates for June

Our regular monthly meetings are held on the THIRD Sunday of each month. Our next meeting is planned for Sunday,  15 June 2014. Ensemble rehearsal from 2:30-4pm and meeting from 4-5pm.  Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera St, Braddon ACT 2612.


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Matt Withers Solo Concert – 15 November

Matt WithersMatt Withers is the Head of Guitar at the University of Canberra Music and a Director of the Canberra Classical Guitar Society. He was recently named the Best ACT Classical Solo Artist of 2012 in the MusicACT Annual Music Awards (MAMAs).

The concert will be held at 7:30pm, Friday 15 November at Wesley Music Centre, National Circuit, Forrest, ACT.  Program details can be found on www.mattwithers.com.au  Tickets available at the door.  Adult $30, concession $25, full-time student $15, children under 12 Free.  Enquiries: Matt Withers 0401 023 767.

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Lutenist Nigel North in Canberra on 1 September

nigelThe Song Company presents Nigel North and the music of John Dowland

The Song Company will present the second concert in its 2013 concert season entitled Dowland’s Lute with guest artistic director Nigel North.

In celebration of the 450th anniversary of the birth of English Renaissance composer, singer, and lutenist John Dowland, the Song Company has invited celebrated lutenist, Nigel North, for an all-out tribute to the elusive English master.

This concert will celebrate Dowland in all his facets and place him and the music into a cultural and historical context. The program also features the music of other prominent Renaissance composers such as Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Morley, and John Ward.

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Harold Gretton concert – 8 August

Harold Gretton 3Thursday 8 August 7:30pm “An Evening with the Guitar” at Wesley Music Centre.

Guitarist Harold Gretton invites you to lose yourself in the intimate sound world of this expressive instrument.  Works by Torroba, Castelnuevo-Tedesco, Regondi, Ginastera, Mertz, Gretton and Abril.  Adults $25, Concession $20, Students $10.  Enquiries 0403 640 669. 

Harold Gretton began playing guitar at the age of 7. He completed his Bachelor of Music at the Australian National University (ANU) School of Music under the guidance of Timothy Kain with first-class honours in 2006. He completed a Ph.D at the ANU School of Music in 2010, and in that year began a “Cours de spécialisation” in duo with his wife Véronique van Durling at the Strasbourg conservatory, studying with the Duo Melis. They completed this in 2012 with “Mention très bien”.

Harold has won numerous national and international competitions, in Bratislava (2010), Vienna (2007), Cordoba (2007), Coria (2008), Transylvania (2008), Sernancelhe (2008), and Lagonegro (2006). He was awarded second prize in competitions in Tokyo (2008) and Gisborne (2005). He has also won numerous first prizes in the open guitar sections of Australian national eisteddfods and competitions.

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Timothy Kain, AM

TimKainCongratulations to Canberra classical guitarist and educator Timothy Kain on being made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia, announced on the Queen’s Birthday honours list.

Tim has received the honour, “For significant service to music as a classical guitarist, educator and mentor.”

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Classical Guitar Teacher Recruitment – Afghanistan National Institute of Music

To Whom it May Concern,

My name is Allegra Boggess and I am the piano and oboe teacher at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) in Kabul, Afghanistan.  We are currently recruiting teachers to expand our program and we would greatly appreciate if your association could spread the word about our school and our job opportunities.  One of the posts we are hiring for is classical guitar which is why I am contacting you.  We have had teachers at our school from America, Mexico, Canada, the UK, Russia, Western Europe, South Africa, Australia, Iran, and India.  As an American living in Kabul for almost two years myself, I am happy to answer any questions potential applicants might have about life here, security, etc.

The link to the guitar post is here: http://www.jobs.af/afghanistan/24367/guitar-teacher

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