The diary below is for classical guitar and related music in Western Australia. Send information by email to Graham Hawkes or by phone 92 74 20 09 / 04 20 61 91 41.
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Plucked Strings
6 to 7pm every Sunday

rtrfm 92.1
Studio Ph 9260 9210

Plucked Strings presenters
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Darryn Santana
JasonMarais (16K)

Jason Marais
Natalie Ong

Natalie Ong
Plucked Strings
on fakebook
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Programme co-ordinator
Graham Hawkes

Plucked Strings is an established radio programme on every Sunday evening from 6 to 7pm. The programme was presented for many years by Naomi Millett and now by Darryn Santana, Jason Marais, Natalie Ong and Graham Hawkes. They present a varied programme of music from the rich world of the guitar and related instruments, notice of guitar events, live performances, new releases, Guitar Society news, interviews and requests. The RTRFM web site offers live broadcast, re-streaming from archives of previous shows and playlists.

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Requests - how to
We welcome your requests.
Between us we have a fair range of music but since we cannot bring a whole library into the studio, a request may take a week or two to be broadcast.
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EventDate / Time Venue

Plucked Strings
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rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
Jan 22
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Plucked Strings
with guest
Mathew Laurenson
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rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
Jan 29
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Plucked Strings
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rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
Feb 5
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Eloquence Music
histoire du tango

Mathew Laurenson, guitar
Sara Duhig, violin

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a swathe of tango pieces, mostly by Piazzolla and Mathew Laurenson
9th, 10th and 11th of Feb, 2017

Tickets $20 from Fringe World site
His Majestys Theatre- Dress Circle Bar
825 Hay St
WA 6000
Katie Noonan & Karin Schaupp
Katie Noonan
Karin Schaupp
Songs of The Latin Skies
Karin's web page

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp have an intuitive musical connection. Their collaborations have earned them high praise and their latest co-creation, Songs of the Latin Skies once again promises to enchant audiences.
Join them on Thursday, March 23 at the Quarry Amphitheatre as they journey through the great South American songbook of bossa nova, samba, salsa and tango, interpreting work by Gilberto Gil, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Luis Bonfa, and more. Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine and join Katie and Karin for the last show of the summer.
6:00pm THU
MAR 23

Tickets from Ticketmaster
The Quarry Amphitheatre
City Beach, WA
8:00pm Frid
MAR 24

Tickets from Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Karin Schaupp

Karin Schaupp Plays Rodrigo

RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte
RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez
Christopher Dragon conductor
An exhilarating concert of fantastical tales and exotic colours.
Ravel's Pavane evokes the courtly world of Renaissance Spain with as much perfumed nostalgia as Rodrigo's popular guitar concerto does. Rodrigo described his glorious concerto as capturing "the fragrance of magnolias, the singing of birds, and the gushing of fountains."
Rimsky-Korsakov's equally popular tone poem Scheherazade plunges you headfirst into the exotic world of the Tales of the Arabian Nights. Former WASO Assistant Conductor Christopher Dragon is joined by acclaimed Australian guitarist Karin Schaupp in this enchanting concert.
". a flawless performance from Karin Schaupp, the like of which I have not heard before." - Classical Guitar (UK)
Two performances

Fri 6/10/17 7:30PM
Sat 7/10/17 7:30PM

Tickets from WASO
Perth Concert Hall
5 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
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