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.


Natalie Ong

Natalie Ong
Plucked Strings on Facebook

Plucked Strings
6 to 7pm every Sunday

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


Plucked Strings presenters
Programme co-ordinator
GH100 (25K)

Graham Hawkes
Naomi Millet
Naomi Millet
More about Naomi

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 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.


3MBS Melbourne produced a National Contemporary Landscape series to give an overview of classical music on Australian community radio. In Perth Chris Wheeldon of RTRFM produced Episode 6 and this included material from a Plucked Strings show with guest Courtney Hilton. Take this link to hear the show 3MBS National Landscape Series

Nous sommes Charlie et n'oublions pas les victimes de Boko Harem     
2015
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Performers
Event TypeDate / Time Venue
Plucked Strings
with guest
Stephanie Jones
stephguitar_1-crop (197K)


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
DUNCAN GARDINER CD LAUNCH

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
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
NAOMI MILLETT classical guitar on the first Sunday of every month from 12 until around 3pm Sun
April 5
Soul Tree Cafe
Shop 6, 3-5 Railway Parade
Glen Forrest
WA 6071
9298 9997
Plucked Strings Broadcast with Natalie
rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
April 5
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
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
"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
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
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
Guitar Society Orchestra presents
"An Afternoon of Classical Indulgence"
Conducted by Jane Darcey
More later Sun
21 June
Tickets at the Door
Maylands Yacht Club
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
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. Tickets: $25/20

7:30pm Frid
Aug 21
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
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 on the School of Instrumental Music web page
Deadline for guitar ensemble festival entries is usually in June

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
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
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
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    
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
dgardinermarti (35K)
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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