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

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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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16 July 2017 – House Concert – Ziggy and Miles Johnston

Ziggy and Miles Johnston are brothers who share a deep passion for music and their instrument, the classical guitar. Following up from a recent concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre, they will present an evening filled with energy and expression that takes you on a journey through the world of Argentinian tangos and Cuban and Brazilian classical music. Through their guitar playing, the duo will capture the music of Astor Piazzolla, Sergio Assad, Leo Brouwer and Máximo Diego Pujol.

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 14 July to allow for catering planning. The music starts promptly at 6pm; please plan accordingly. Book online at https://www.trybooking.com/QGGL

Contact Details: Dan Sloss 0403 640 669 or Bill McIntyre 0407 930 717

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9 July 2017 – House Concert – Jesse Flowers

Jesse Flowers is an emerging talent amongst the next generation of classical guitarists. He completed his Bachelor of Music at the Australian National University in 2014 under Minh le Hoang and Timothy Kain. The internationally renowned composer Phillip Houghton remains an important mentor.

Born in Sydney in 1994, Jesse is the son of an Australian-Chinese father and a German mother. He recently completed an Artist’s Diploma with Tilman Hoppstock at the Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt, Germany, where he is currently based.

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 7 July to allow for catering planning. The music starts promptly at 6pm; please plan accordingly. Book online at https://www.trybooking.com/PUUZ

Contact Details: Dan Sloss  or Bill McIntyre 0407 930 717
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22 April 2017 – House Concert – Starry Night

In this exciting new collaboration, Sally Whitwell (Piano) and Matt Withers (Guitar) will enthral you with their captivating program – A Starry Night – at the next “House Concert” for classical guitar in Canberra hosted by Bill and Libby at their home in Rivett on Saturday, 22 April beginning at 6pm.
Featuring Nigel Westlake’s Jovian Moons and the world premier of a brand new work for the duo by Sally Whitwell herself, this will be an evening to remember.

Sally Whitwell is a dual ARIA Award Winner, composer, conductor, pianist and more with a brand new album due for release on ABC Classics this year. Matt Withers is a classical guitarist and teacher who has toured internationally and is a member of Australia’s premier guitar quartet Guitar Trek. Both share a passion for Australian music and enjoy bringing people together through music.

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.

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8 March 2017 – DUO MÖLLER-FRATICELLI

Canberra Classical Guitar Society is proud to present DUO MÖLLER-FRATICELLI on Wednesday, 8 March 2017 at Wesley Music Centre.

“The unique fusion of the Swedish perfection and the Argentinian passion”

Johannes Möller’s close collaboration with the Argentinean guitarist Laura Fraticelli has resulted in a unique form of musical expression. Their emotional playing style as well as their strong connection and stage presence make their performances unforgettable events.

Duo Möller-Fraticelli performed throughout Europe, North and South America as well as on radio and TV. The Duo have recently finished a recording with the works of Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) for the Naxos label.

Additionally to the works of Mertz their repertoire includes Argentinean tangos as well as their own compositions.

Venue: Wesley Music Centre

Start time: 7:30PM
CONTACT DETAILS: Dan Sloss – 0403 640 669 or email canberraguitar@gmail.com

Photo credit – Glenn Cornelisse

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26 November – House Concert – Kunda & MacCallion

Canberra Classical Guitar Society “House Concert” for classical guitar in Canberra hosted by Bill and Libby at their home in Rivett will feature Bradley Kunda and Rebecca MacCallion in performance on Saturday, 26 November starting at 6pm.
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“The tone of the Spanish Guitar is esteemed the most complete accompaniment to the female voice, and is capable of producing all the desired beauties of harmony” (Francesco Chabran, London 1795).
 

Soprano Rebecca MacCallion and guitarist/composer Bradley Kunda present an exclusive preview of highlights from their forthcoming CD (release date April ’17). Revel in age-old poems of folk life and love in the iconic songs of Ravel and Rodrigo, and re-discover the poetry of Henry Lawson in Kunda’s latest work on restless love and loss in the Australian bush.

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.

Book online – click here

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14 October House Concert – Jacob Cordover

Canberra Classical Guitar Society “House Concert” for classical guitar in Canberra hosted by Bill and Libby at their home in Rivett will feature Jacob Cordover in performance on Friday, 14 October starting at 7pm.

jacob-cordover-1Internationally renowned classical guitarist Jacob Cordover returns to Australia for a CD Release Tour celebrating his latest release Expresivo – an album that showcases the most well-loved music for the classical guitar including inspirational, evocative and passionate music from Spain and Latin-America.

Limited seating for 50 guests in a lovely home with a performance space and comfortable seating.  The performance will begin at 7pm 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.

Book online – click here

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