Today’s post demonstrates that not only is Melbourne the world’s most liveable city (according to The Economist’s Intelligence Unit), but it’s also pretty flipping good if you’re a guitarist.
The next few months will see Melbourne play host to an absolute wealth of classical guitar talent. If you’re in town make sure you head along to check these folks out!
Melbourne Guitar Quartet “Baroque Reworked” – Tuesday 17th June, 6pm, Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne Guitar Quartet are joining forces with Donna Coleman (keyboard) and Ron Murray (didgeridoo) for a very unique program of Baroque music.
The program will feature the quartet’s impressive arrangements of Vivaldi and Bach works, including their fantastic reworking of J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. We will also be treated to the quartet teaming up with Donna Coleman to perform J.S. Bach’s Concerto in D minor, BWV.1052 along with Ron Murray on didgeridoo. Can’t wait to hear this one!!
Make sure you get your tickets here:
Ifyou’d like a taster you can listen to their recent ABC Classic FM radio broadcast recorded live at the launch recital for their latest album (“in colour”) in March this year: http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2014/04/08/3977943.htm
Campbell Diamond – Saturday 21st June, 7pm, St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Richmond
And it that were not enough six stringed feasting for you, Adelaide plays host to the Adelaide International Guitar Festival next month too, with classical, blues, jazz, rock and folk guitar styles all featuring: http://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/guitar-festival/
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We are proud to invite you to our Festival of Chamber Music and poetry. This is the third year running for the Strathvea Festival in the Yarra Valley, and I have to say that personally, it is one of the most beautifully exquisite concerts I have ever experienced.
The concerts are held in the intimate space of the dining room of the guesthouse. There is no amplification, just purely acoustic. Candle light sets the atmosphere as the musicians perform on their baroque instruments, using pig gut strings. John Wood will be performing poetry on the Sunday afternoon with the Australian Haydn Ensemble. Again a beautifully crafted performance by artists who know how to evoke an atmosphere that is highly memorable and sends tingles down your spine.
I sincerely hope you can make it. It is an artistic experience not to be missed.
Please find details at http://www.strathveafestival.com.au