CLASSICAL GUITAR EVENTS 2015

The diary below is for classical guitar music in Western Australia. Send information for inclusion to Graham Hawkes. Telephone him on 92 74 20 09 or click on the name to send email. More information about the performers and events can be found by following links in the diary.

Plucked Strings
6 to 7pm every Sunday

rtrfm 92.1
Studio Ph 9260 9210
http://rtrfm.com.au/shows/pluckedstrings/


Plucked Strings presenters
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Programme co-ordinator
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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 Natalie Ong, Jason Marais 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.

Naomi Millet
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Performers
Event TypeDate / Time Venue
Plucked Strings
Broadcast with Graham

rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
Aug 30
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Plucked Strings
Broadcast with Jason

rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
Sept 6
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
RADIOTHON 2015

thank you to our supporters
Jason and Graham Radiothon 2015 (101K)

So good to be supported by lovers of Plucked Strings
Graham and Jason
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au

DIMITRIS FAMPAS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION
AWARDS The financial problems in Greece do not allow us to offer a large amount of money, so we will give symbolic money awards to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winner as well as lots of gifts, concerts etc. Special prize for the 1st winner will be awarded:
A PERFORMANCE with ATHENS MUNICIPALITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
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Guitar Friends Association “Dimitris Fampas” gladly announces the organization of the 1st International Guitar Competition Dimitris Fampas in Athens during 2016 to honor the memory of this great guitarist, composer and professor. This competition will be organized every three years and it is open to all guitarists from around the world who will be under 30 years old on the day of the finals on April 2016.
PRELIMINARY ONLINE ROUND VIA YOUTUBE
[Nov 10th 2015 to Jan 10th 2016]

REPERTOIRE
  1. A piece by Dimitris Fampas
  2. One movement from a Sonata by a contemporary composer (20th & 21st century)
  3. Two parts from a Suite by J. S. Bach
Click here for full detail
Andrey Lebedev
Presented by the Classic Guitar Society of WA, Inc.

Andrey Lebedev web page

Andrey Lebedev
ANU graduate, and winner of the Adelaide International Guitar Competition, and recipient of an International Guitar Foundation Young Artist Scheme (including the mentorship of Julian Bream). 7.30pm Wed
Sept 16

Tickets at the door
$20/$15 conc
$12 CGSWA members
St Paul's Catholic Church
106 Rookwood St
Menora
Classical Guitar Showcase A variety concert showcasing the performances of WAAPA guitar students FREE ADMISSION

1.10pm Tues
Sept 22
Spectrum Gallery
Building 3.191
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
The Spanish Guitar

Musical Director: Jonathan Paget
Performed by: WAAPA guitar students and staff
Spain is the birthplace of the guitar; likewise, the guitar is at the heart of the Spanish musical soul. This concert traces this history of the guitar, from the delicate intabulations of 16th century vihuelistas, the rowdy songs and dances of the Spanish Baroque, the virtuosic masterpieces of its classical maestros, the passionate and folkloric works of the Romantics, as well as the soulful expressivity of its modern masters. WAAPA guitarists present this beautifully structured program of Spanish guitar music (including solo and chamber works), interwoven with insightful commentary by Dr Jonathan Paget. Tickets: $25/20

7:30pm Tues
Sept 22
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
Katy Hadfield Univ. of WA graduate 12pm Sun
Oct 18

Tickets at the door: $15/10 conc. and CGSWA members
North Perth Lesser Hall
View Street
North Perth
WAAPA Guitar Showcase No. 2 A variety concert showcasing the performances of WAAPA guitar students FREE ADMISSION

7:30pm Tues
Oct 20
Spectrum Gallery
Building 3.191
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
UKULELE GLEE EXTRAVAGANZA 7pm Thurs
22 Oct
Unreserved $10/5
Callaway Auditorium
Music Dept
University of WA
Crawley
    Concluded events below    
UWA Guitar Ensemble UWA Schol of Music
Thursdays Free Lunchtime Concert Series
1.10pm Thurs
27 Aug
further info:-
concerts@uwa.edu.au or
64 88 78 36
Callaway Auditorium
Music Dept
University of WA
Crawley
27th WA CLASSICAL GUITAR ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL - 2015
This event is run in partnership with the WA Classical Guitar Society which was founded in 1960 to provide a vehicle for professional development, forums and master classes, a platform for performances of local, interstate and over seas artists, and the general promotion of the classical guitar throughout Western Australia.

More info about this huge festival
School of Instrumental Music web page
Deadline for guitar ensemble festival entries is June 5th - Oops - gone

The aims of the Festival are:-
  • To provide a performance opportunity for students (especially young students).
  • To give ensembles an opportunity to hear others perform.
  • To provide each ensemble with constructive comments from an informed adjudicator.
  • To present each ensemble with a certificate which recognises its participation.


No other event in WA involves the participation of any where near the number of guitarists who go in the Festival.
Sat 22 Aug
and
Sun 23 Aug
Carine Senior High School
51 Everingham St
Carine
The Guitar Artistry of Marcin Dylla



Marcin Dylla's web page
Hailed as “among the most gifted guitarists on the planet”, Polish guitarist Marcin Dylla is a rare phenomenon in the recent history of the classical guitar. He is winner of an unparalleled 19 first prizes in international competitions, including the most prestigious Guitar Foundation of America competition in 2007. Much in international demand as a soloist, concerto artist, at festivals, and as an educator, Dylla is an elite among the younger generation of international guitar players. WAAPA is privileged to host Marcin Dylla for this very special and memorable solo recital. Marcin also travels to Perth as artist/adjudicator for the WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival, hosted by the WA Classical Guitar Society, Inc. Masterclass with Marcin Dylla

6 to 8pm Thurs
Aug 20

Players $90
Observers free
Inquiries to Jonathan Paget j.paget@ecu.edu.au
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley

RECITAL
Tickets: $25/20

7:30pm Frid
Aug 21

Bookings online
Phone
9370 6636
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley


RADIOTHON 2015

Dig Deep for RTRFM 92.1


Jason and Graham Radiothon 2015 (101K)


The show when we celebrate our Plucked Strings show and ask your support for this show and for community radio station RTRFM 92.1

Please mark your diary for this special show
Broadcast with Jason and Graham
Ph 9260 9210

Of course you are not limited to the August 16th broadcast, you can subscribe on-line for Radiothon anytime. You can still subscribe online, here is the link but be sure to nominate Plucked Strings,
rtrfm.com.au/subscribe



So good to be supported by lovers of Plucked Strings
Graham and Jason
6 to 7pm Sun
16 Aug
On the radio RTRFM 92.1


Ph 9260 9210

Live stream on the internet
www.rtrfm.com.au
"Luxuriant”: Aria quintet , Diane Riddell and Mimi Duo (Duncan Gardiner) Bach's Brandenburg V features with the wonderful flute soloist Diane Riddell and the quintet’s divine Violinist Susannah Williams. Guitarist Duncan Gardiner performs his own works with Setsu Masuda as well as Vivaldi’s well-loved Guitar concerto in D major (with Aria Quintet). The concert will also include upbeat music such as Piazzolla’s Libertango and Duncan Gardiner’s Flamingo Tango. 3pm Sun
9 Aug
$10 (children)
$35 (adults)
concession also available
Tickets online or at the door
www.trybooking.com/IDPH;
more information at
www.ariaquintet.com
The Church of the Resurrection
Swanbourne

Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir are delighted to be returning to WA in July/August


Stories of Love and Regret"
Ruth Roshan web page
Tour with new recording by Tango Noir - Stories of Love and Regret

Ruth Roshan (Vocals, Mandolin)
Phil Carroll (Accordion)
Aaron Barnden (Violin)
Caerwen Martin (Cello)
Amir Farid (Piano)

Albany Harbourside Concert Series
Thurs
7:30pm
July 30
Albany Entertainment Centre
Hola Tangueros!!!
Saturday night alternative Milonga with Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir
8pm Sat, Aug 1

  • Welcoming environment
  • Exclusively Tango Music
  • Price $20 / $10 for JRDA Members
  • TAXI DANCERS - 8-9pm
  • All Welcome - TANGO LOVERS FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS, beginners, experienced dancers and non dancers. Come a be part of the friendly and warm environment as you enjoy the elegance of Tango.
  • EXCLUSIVELY Tango Music - Tradicional, Nuevo tango, Milonga and Vals.
  • Dress Code - It is known in the Tango Culture to dress for the occasion. Please dress ELEGANTLY.
  • Milonga Time: from 8pm till late
  • Looking forward to see you there!
Juan Rando Dance Academy
296 Churchill Ave
Subiaco 6008
Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir
Sun 6.00pm
Aug 2
The Ellington Jazz Club web site

The Ellington Jazz Club
191-193 Beaufort St
Perth
Ph 9228 1088
Jameson Feakes Jameson is a high-flying graduate from the WA Academy of Performing Arts and presents a rich program of new music and guitar favourites, including contributions by award-winning film composer Nigel Westlake. Sun 12pm
19 July

Tickets available at the door: $15 adults / $10 concession and CGSWA members
North Perth Lesser Hall
View Street
North Perth
Intro to Ukelele Introductory workshops to find out how easy it is to start playing this amazing little instrument.

$25 Suitable for children 8-13
further info:-
concerts@uwa.edu.au or
64 88 79 85
10am - 12pm Thurs
July 9
Eileen Joyce Studio
Music Dept
University of WA
Crawley
Jonathan Paget
&
Craig Lake
Guitar duo

Jonathan Paget<br>&<br>Craig Lake
Chamber Jam at The Ellington

Exciting WA-based guitar duo Jonathan Paget & Craig Lake share highlights from their soon-to-be-released album of Spanish and Latin favourites. Both are accomplished solo players with international accolades, Craig noted as “a refined musician” [Slava Grigoryan], and Paget for his “brilliant technique” [Soundboard, USA] “up there with some of the best” [Classical Guitar, UK].

Info about other performers on this night on The Ellington web page. They are;

Perth Viol Consort
Andrew Tait, Shaun Ng, Makoto Harris, Clare Tunney

Dexter’s Right
Yiannis Maxwell (accordion), Nick Schurmann (oboe)
Doors at 7pm
First act 7.30pm
Mon June 29

$15 bar $20 seated.
The Ellington Jazz Club web site
The Ellington Jazz Club
191-193 Beaufort St
Perth
Ph 9228 1088
Guitar Society Orchestra presents
"An Afternoon of Classical Indulgence"
Conducted by Jane Darcey and performed by the Classical Guitar Orchestra 2pm Sun
21 June
Tickets at the Door
Maylands Yacht Club
East St
Maylands
WAAPA Guitar Showcase No. 1 A variety concert showcasing the performances of WAAPA guitar students FREE ADMISSION

7:30pm Tues
June 2
Spectrum Gallery
Building 3.191
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
World Organisation for Early Childhood Education Concert

Sumptuous afternoon tea and concert for $20.00 per person
Join us for a wonderful afternoon of classical guitar. This is a public fund raising event in aid of the World Organisation of Early Childhood Education.
Conducted by Jane Darcey and performed by the Classical Guitar Orchestra.
Featuring solo performances by Jane Darcey and Isaac Mangano.
Sun 2pm
June 7
Tickets are available at the door or reserve your seat by emailing:
OMEP WA Secretary
Mary Vajda
omepwa@gmail.com
St David's Church Hall
Cnr Simpson and Bombard St
Applecross
GROVE CLASSICS 2015
A VIENNESE BOUQUET
Jonathan Paget
(early guitar)
&
Stewart Smith
(early piano)

Featuring music from the age of Jane Austen, played on period instruments
A recital with one of Australia's most exciting guitarists, Jonathan Paget and one of the most active early keyboard players in Australia, Stewart Smith; the programme will feature music from the early 19th century played on period instruments, and includes guitar solos by Sor and Craevenger, and duets by Carulli and Hummel. Jonathan will play his Viennese Bauer guitar (from the 1850s) and Stewart will play his 1830s English Clementi piano.
This event includes a complimentary wine tasting and the intimacy of superb chamber music in the comfortable environment of the state-of-the-art The Grove Library building.
5pm Sun
May 31

Tickets $15/35 at the door (cash only)
generous discounts for online bookings—see http://cappuccino-concerts.com.au/node/382
The Grove Library Building
1 Leake St
Peppermint Grove
(cnr Leake St & Stirling Hwy)
UWA Guitar Ensemble UWA Schol of Music
Thursdays Free Lunchtime Concert Series
1.10pm Thurs
21 May
further info:-
concerts@uwa.edu.au or
64 88 78 36
Callaway Auditorium
Music Dept
University of WA
Crawley
UKULELE GLEE EXTRAVAGANZA 7pm Thurs
21 May
Unreserved $10/5
Callaway Auditorium
Music Dept
University of WA
Crawley
Music in Space

UWA Guitar Ensemble
The UWA School of Music Guitar Ensemble is the premier guitar group in Western Australia, receiving the highest awards at the 2014 WA Classical Guitar Festival.
This special concert, performed within the beautiful acoustics of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery to accompany the HERE&NOW15 exhibition, will feature contemporary classical works by predominantly Australian composers. The ensemble will be joined by student soloists and duos in this special intimate performance.
6 - 7:30pm Thurs
14 May

Entry is free but bookings essential.

Tickets
Book online
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
University of WA
Crawley
"La Guitaromanie"
(19th-Century Guitar Mania)


Musical Director: Jonathan Paget
Performed by: WAAPA guitar students and staff
The guitar was fantastically popular in early 19th-century Europe, leaving an indelible impression on the fashionable salons of the rich and famous. “La Guitaromanie” was used by contemporaneous Parisian guitarist Charles de Marescot to describe this phenomenon, illustrated by a famous drawing showing fashionable dandies smashing their “Lacôte” guitars over one another in a heated discussion over guitar technique at a Parisian café. In a potpourri of guitar solos and chamber works, WAAPA students and staff explore the untouched riches of the early Romantic guitar. Tickets: $25/20

7:30pm Tues
May 12
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
Cappuccino Concert - mimi duo! Guitar and piano duets are a rare beast but in the hands of mimi duo (Duncan Gardiner – guitar and Setsu Masuda – piano), the result is breathtaking and beautiful. Gardiner and Masuda each bring their own specialities to create a magical blend of music including exotic impressions from Japan and Spain, to intricate works of Bach, sweet sorbets of Schubert, passionate tangos and heartfelt originals. mimi duo has captivated Perth audiences since their inception in 2012 and are establishing a lasting musical collaboration through their many concert engagements across the state. 3rd May 2015 (Sunday) - 4pm (Doors open at 3:30pm)

Tickets: $25/$30 from
www.trybooking.com
Bar Orient Hotel
39 High Street
Fremantle 6160
Forum
WA Classic Guitar Society
Another opportunity for you or your students to play at the next guitar forum is here! This event is open for anyone interested, so let as many people know as possible. It is the perfect opportunity to gain some much needed performing practice for exams or concerts and a chance to gain feedback from the attending teachers/guests.

Interested players should contact Caroline Binsted
2pm Sun
May 3

Free to CGSoc Members
Gold coin for audience

Time-slots for performers will range between 5 and 15 minutes.
School of Instrumental Music
150 Guildford Rd
Maylands
(access from Peninsular Ave)
Stephanie Jones

Stephanie Jones
Stephanie Jones web page
Pintura Sonido solo classical guitar recital
Stephanie will be performing a program of Spanish guitar music, featuring music for the vihuela through to late 19th century romantic classics. This recital is the first in a series of concerts that Stephanie will be giving around Australia.
Easter Monday
12pm April 6th
$15/$12, $10 CGSoc Members
Light refreshments served after the recital
North Perth Lesser Town Hall
View Street
North Perth
Double Delights
[Shared programme with violin]
Royal Schools Music Club
7.30pm April 11
Callaway Auditorium
Music Dept
University of WA
Crawley
Margaret River 18th April, 2pm Swallows Winery
Dowland’s A Musical Banquet

Musical Director: Jonathan Paget
Performed by: WAAPA guitar & vocal students
John Dowland, renowned English Renaissance lutenist, travelled widely on the continent and in 1610 published an anthology of 21 songs representing some of his choicest favourites of all the songs that he had encountered across Europe. It was playfully titled “A Musical Banquet: furnished with varietie of delicious Ayres, collected out of the best authors in English, French, Spanish, and Italian.” For this concert, WAAPA guitarists and singers perform Dowland’s beautifully scripted Jacobean program in newly completed arrangements for guitar and voice. FREE ADMISSION

7:30pm Tues
March 31
Chapel at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School
Cnr Mirrabooka & Boyare Ave
Mirrabooka

DUNCAN GARDINER CD LAUNCH
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Duncan Gardiner's web site
Celebrate the launch of Duncan Gardiner’s second album, Incense & Arabie. Gardiner (guitarist and composer) is hijacking North Street Music’s immensely popular Chamber Jam concert series to showcase his atmospheric and heartfelt original music. Highlights from the album will be brought to life in the cool surrounds of the Ellington Jazz Club by a host of wonderful guest performers including Setsu Masuda (mimi duo), Mel Fitzgerald, Chris Kotchie, Dan Christoffersen (Perth Guitar Quartet)
Susannah Williams, Sara Duhig, Grace Ah-quee, Catherine Tabi and Giovanni Vinci (Aria Quintet). Hosted by North Street Music and held at the Ellington Jazz Club, the evening promises to be truly unforgettable.
Doors at 6.30pm
for 7.30pm start
Mon Mar 30

$15 bar $20 seated.

CDs will be available for purchase on the night followed by signing.
The Ellington Jazz Club web site
The Ellington Jazz Club
191-193 Beaufort St
Perth
Ph 9228 1088
Plucked Strings
with guest
Stephanie Jones
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Broadcast with Graham
rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
29 Mar
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
The Romantic Guitar: Jonathan Paget
paget (11K)
Jonathan Paget (guitar) performs 19th century guitar masterpieces on a period instrument, with special guest artist Stewart Smith on historic fortepiano. Free event

1:10pm Tues
March 24
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
Plucked Strings
with guest
Duncan Gardiner
Broadcast with Graham
rtrfm 92.1

and live performance by the
Perth Guitar Quartet: Melissa Fitzgerald, Chris Kotchie, Duncan Gardiner, Daniel Christoffersen
6 to 7pm Sun
22 March
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Chamber Jam at The Ellington
lots of guitar
Four & Six (violin, guitar)
Australian violinist Gillian Catlow and Luxembourg-born Dutch guitarist Charles Hoernemann began their musical partnership as Four on Six in 2010. Their diverse and ever-expanding repertoire includes Gypsy Jazz, Brazilian Choro, Tango, Bossa Nova, Samba, Waltz Musette, compositions from Scandinavia, the Beatles and tunes from the Great American Songbook. In short, if they love it, they play it!

Fado Pica (Portuguese guitar, flute/sax, guitar)
Fado Bica is WA’s leading Portuguese music group, playing traditional and new Fado, jazz and original compositions. Led by Mike Burns on Portuguese guitara, the group features Lucas van Berkel on flute and saxophones, and Peter Altmeier on guitar. With Manoli Vouyoucalos on bass, they are in the process of recording a CD, which should be finished in April. As with all Fado, the music can be pretty, bright, gentle or virtuosic, but always full of saudade – that magical element that joins it to samba, bossa and the classics of recent centuries. Fado Bica takes you on a journey of melody, improvisation and jangling grooves.

Info about other performers on this night on The Ellington web page.They are Ryan Davies & Tara John (piano for four hands)
Doors at 7pm
First act 7.30pm
Mon Feb 23

$15 bar $20 seated.
The Ellington Jazz Club web site
The Ellington Jazz Club
191-193 Beaufort St
Perth
Ph 9228 1088
Quo Tardis: Relative Dimensions in Time & Sound
Fiona Campbell (Soprano) & Simon Rovis-Hermann (guitar)

part of Fringeworld Festival
The girl with the golden voice, Fiona Campbell and Australia guitar legend Simon Rovis-Hermann traverse the centuries in an audio feast fit for Time Lords. Why don’t you step inside? “Spectacular” [Sydney Morning Herald]; “Outstanding” [The Australian]; “Riveting” [Limelight Magazine]. 50 mins, 12-18 Feb at 5.30pm
Tickets $20/25
Perth Cultural Centre Box Office in front of State Library
or on-line
fringeworld.com.au
The Pleasure Garden//Casa Mondo
James St end
Returning to Fringe
Duo Caliente
Duncan Gardiner
with
Rebecca Guy (flute)


Duncan Gardiner's web site
Part of Fringe World Festival at The Ellington

Duo Caliente is a Latin duo for flute and guitar performed by Duncan Gardiner (guitar) and Rebecca Guy (flute). The Duo live up to their name, promising the hottest favourites from tango maestro Piazzolla to the most achingly beautiful Spanish impressions of Ravel in addition to their own original pieces inspired by South American dance music.
Doors open at 6pm
6.30pm start
Tues Feb 10 to Thurs Feb 12

$15 bar $20 seated.
The Ellington Jazz Club web site
The Ellington Jazz Club
191-193 Beaufort St
Perth
Ph 9228 1088
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