CLASSICAL GUITAR EVENTS 2018

The diary below is for classical guitar and related music in Western Australia. Send information by email to Graham Hawkes or by phone/text 0420 619 414.
More information about the performers and events can be found by following links in the diary.


Plucked Strings
6 to 7pm every Sunday

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Darryn Santana
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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.

YOUR REQUESTS WELCOME

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.  HOW

DURING BROADCAST TIME
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email = maggra@iinet.net.au.
phone/text = 0420 619 414
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please put PLUCKED STRINGS in the subject line.
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Click here to open a
catalogue of local guitar recordings
broadcast on Plucked Strings
Click for A history of this radio programme
We have a project to create a history of this wonderful radio programme. The show and its predecessors are among the longest running on this station which was also the first FM station in WA.
Plucked Strings and its predecessors celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the first broadcast [6th April 1987][; with an anniversary edition of the show on 2nd April 2017.
PLEASE get in touch with additions and/or corrections.  Email Graham Hawkes.



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Performers
EventDate / Time Venue
Grigoryan Brothers
Songs Without Words

Grigoryan Brothers
Australia's finest guitar duo, the Grigoryan Brothers, return to Perth performing works from their latest ARIA nominated release, Songs Without Words which sees a return to classical repertoire.
The program will also include other works highlighting their diverse skills: their deep appreciation of a broad spectrum of musical styles has resulted in many collaborations involving music, both written and improvised. Combine this with their classical training and the result is a unique sound incorporating all these influences.
Frid
Sept 21
Tickets fron Seat Advisor
Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre
48 Canning Road
Kalamunda, 6076
7.30pm Sat
22 Sept

Tickets - Perth Theatre Trust
Subiaco Arts Centre
Main Auditorium
180 Hamersley Road
Subiaco, 6008
Sun
Sept 23
Cape Lodge, Margaret River
Tues
Sept 25

Support act
Joe Fowler, flute and Mardae Selepak
Histoire du Tango by Piazzolla
Albany Entertainment Centre
Plucked Strings

flamenco feature
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Broadcast with Graham
RTR-web
6 to 7pm Sun
Sept 23
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Plucked Strings
Interview with
Christian Dozza
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Broadcast with Darryn
RTR-web
6 to 7pm Sun
Sept 30
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Plucked Strings JasonMarais
Broadcast with Jason
RTR-web
6 to 7pm Sun
Oct 7
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
The Guitar in Dance and Dream

Music Director: Jonathan Paget Performed by: Classical Guitar students, with special guest artists Silver Sands Guitar Trio
The guitar has always belonged to the people; across its history of many centuries, the guitar has continued to occupy the space between both popular and elite. Much of its music is rooted in popular song and dance, but developed by its exponents with unusual artistry. A soft instrument, it cajoles us with its intimate tones, drawing us into its own interior dream world with its 'six silver moonbeams'. 7:30pm Wed
10 Oct
$28/23
Bookings open
11th Sep - Friends
18th Sep - Public
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
Plucked Strings Natalie Ong
Broadcast with Natalie
RTR-web
6 to 7pm Sun
Oct 14
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Soundboard Sundays - Classical Guitar Open Recital Join us at the UWA Conservatorium of Music for "Soundboard Sundays", where you can perform your current repertoire in front of a friendly and supportive audience. Whether you're preparing for a University or School assessment, an exam (WACE practical / AMEB or other grade exam) or you just want to share something you have been practicing - come along and play! All ages and abilities welcome!
Booking
Performers: participation is free, email Jonathan Fitzgerald at jonathan.fitzgerald@uwa.edu.au to book a spot
Audience: entry is free, no bookings required

12-2pm Sun
21 Oct

FREE EVENT
Calloway Auditorium
Conservatorium of Music
University of WA
Crawley
Guitar Travels The cross-cultural instrument of choice, guitar music can be found across all seven continents of the globe. Likewise, the conceit of journeying is a frequent programmatic meme, sometimes literal sometimes figurative. Join us in an evening of guitar entertainment in which WAAPA's talented guitarists transport us through colourful and expressive musical journeys. 7pm Tues
Oct 30

FREE ADMISSION
Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery
Building 15
Edith Cowan University
Central Ave
Mt Lawley
Callum Henshaw
Melbourne Guitar Foundation 2017 Winner
Callum Henshaw 2018
Callum Henshaw web page
Classic Guitar Society
Feature Artist Concert

As part of his tour as the 2017 winner of the Melbourne International Concert Artist Guitar Competition, Cal performs a scintillating program of guitar artistry, featuring works by Domenico Scarlatti (Italy), Manuel M. Ponce (Mexico), Nigel Westlake (Australia) and Agustín Barrios (Paraguay). Canberra-born classical guitarist Callum Henshaw is considered one of Australia's leading young players.
3pm Sun
4 Nov

Tickets: $30/20
https://www.trybooking.com/371961
North Perth Lesser Town Hall
26 View St
North Perth
WA Young Artists Concert Sponsored by the Classic Guitar Society of WA
featuring 6 Young Artists
Time tba Sun
Nov 4
Calloway Auditorium
Conservatorium of Music
University of WA
Crawley
Guitar Graduation Recitals WAAPA


Free and open to the public

Robert Parker

6.00pm Sun
Nov 18
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
Stefan Pavlovic

7.00pm Sun
Nov 18
Cameron Somodji

8.00pm Sun
Nov 18
Guitar Society Orchestra Christmas Concert End of season Guitar Society Orchestra concert

Guitar Society web page
Time tba Sun
Dec 2
Calloway Auditorium
Conservatorium of Music
University of WA
Crawley
    Concluded events below    
Performers
EventDate / Time Venue
MASTERCLASS
Craig Ogden
Perth International Classical Guitar Festival
Masterclasses are an important learning opportunity for emerging artists but they also offer students, educators and music lovers not only the opportunity to see some amazing performances, but also to get a unique insight into the process of preparing a performance with advice from expert mentors.
Applications to participate in this masterclasses are sought from performers of the highest standard.
1-2pm
Sun 16 Sept

FREE
Supper Room
Perth Town Hall
Josinaldo Costa in Recital
Perth International Classical Guitar Festival

Josinaldo Costa
Josinaldo Costa web page
Brazilian guitarist Josinaldo Costa is in demand as a solo artist and chamber musician, with performances across four continents. A celebrated concert artist, educator, and festival director, we are excited to welcome Josinaldo to Western Australia for his first solo recital in Perth. 2.30-3.30pm Sun
16 Sept

$20/$15
Perth Town Hall
WORKSHOP
Aidan Deasy
Historical Instruments
Perth International Classical Guitar Festival
Aidan studied the lute at the Conservatorio 'Giuseppe Verdi' di Milano (Italy) under lute player Francesca Torelli and has performed as a soloist and member of numerous early music groups in northern Italy. He is in demand as a performer on lute, Baroque guitar and theorbo. In this workshop he'll introduce you to these amazing plucked string instruments. 4-5pm
Sun 16 Sept

FREE
Supper Room
Perth Town Hall
Plucked Strings
Interview with
Grigoryan Bros

see Sept 21
Natalie Ong
Broadcast with Natalie
RTR-web
6 to 7pm Sun
Sept 16
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Craig Ogden & Friends
Perth International Classical Guitar Festival


Craig Ogden web page
In the finale of the festival, old friends from university, Craig Ogden and Paul Tanner once again team up to perform as OgdenTANNER - a guitar and percussion duo with a core repertoire of popular guitar duets, tangos, and new works - before Craig join forces with the UWA Chamber Orchestra to perform the Australian premier of Andy Scott's Guitar Concerto [co-commissioned by the UWA Conservatorium of Music\. 6.30-8pm
Sun 16 Sept

Perth Town Hall
MASTERCLASS
Josinaldo Costa
Perth International Classical Guitar Festival
Brazilian guitarist Josinaldo Costa is an accomplished teacher. He was the Director of the guitar program at Servite High School (California) for 4 years. Servite's program is a reference in the USA, and frequently used as a model to other programs in the country and abroad.
Applications to play are invited from tertiary and high-school students as well as amateurs looking to take their playing to the next level.
1-2pm
Sat 15 Sept

FREE
Supper Room
Perth Town Hall
Next Generation
Perth International Classical Guitar Festival
Featuring Guitarstrophe (The Western Australian Guitar Ensemble), soloists and small ensembles from the UWA Guitar Studio this concert includes a special performance of Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint by UWA's Moretti Ensemble and students from the Accelerate! Guitar program. Don't miss the next generation of Perth's classical guitarists in concert. 2.30-3.30pm
Sat 15 Sept

$20/$15
Perth Town Hall
WORKSHOP
Simon Rovis-Hermann
luthier
Perth International Classical Guitar Festival
Based in Fremantle, WA, Simon is a luthier with over 30 years experience making high quality musical instruments, specialising in classical guitars, both modern and 19th century reproductions. Hear Simon talk about the process behind making these amazing instruments and gain valuable tips on instrument care and maintenance. 4-5pm
Sat 15 Sept

FREE
Supper Room
Perth Town Hall
Craig Ogden in Recital
Perth International Classical Guitar Festival
COgden on beach
UWA Graduate and Classical FM Chart-topping artist Craig Ogden returns to Perth to perform a solo recital featuring all your favourite works. Joining forces with fellow UWA graduate and his former student Don Candy, in addition to performing amazing solos works, this concert is sure to please!
6.30-8pm
Sat 15 Sept

$30/$22.5
Perth Town Hall
University of WA Conservatorium of Music presents
PERTH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL GUITAR FESTIVAL

Huge programme which includes; Perth Guitar Quartet, Shaping Young Performers Forum, Accelerate!, Guitars, Next Generation, Craig Ogden and Friends, Josinaldo Costa in Recital, Gala Concert, plus FESTIVAL ACTIVITES.

Over 5 days, enjoy a jam-packed program featuring local, national and international artists such as Craig Ogden, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Josinaldo Costa and the Perth Guitar Quartet. Be treated to a variety of performances from soloists, duos and ensembles, as well as the Australian Premier of Andy Scott's Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra (2017), commissioned by the UWA Conservatorium of Music. The Festival will also include masterclasses, workshops, open rehearsals and demonstrations - allowing you to dive in and immerse yourself in all things guitar!
UWA has a long history as a centre of excellence for classical guitar, with graduates of the UWA Guitar program enjoying successful careers in performance and education all around the world, including the celebrated international artist Craig Ogden whose albums have consistently been number one in the BBC Classical charts! In 2018, we are delighted to bring together International Artists, current staff, celebrated alumni, Western Australia's emerging young artists and community ensembles to launch the first Perth International Classical Guitar Festival.

Festival Weekend
Individual session prices with events below
Weekend Festival PassOne-Day Festival Ticket
4 Concerts plus all Workshops
& Masterclasses
$80 Standard
$60 Concession
2 Concerts plus Workshops
& Masterclasses
$45 Standard
$32 Concession

The residencies of Craig Ogden and Josinaldo Costa are made possible thanks to the Royal Over-Seas League Visiting Artist Scheme
Final Guitar Fest Flyer

From Wed Sept 12
to
Sun Sept 16

BOOKINGS

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Festival Information
Perth Town Hall
5 St Georges Terrace
Perth
Accelerate! Guitars

UWA Conservatorium info
Join UWA's new elite classical guitar training program designed for players in years 10-12 who are looking to take their skills to the next level! Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with Head of Guitar Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald, as well as some very special guests! Featuring workshops, lectures, rehearsals and masterclasses, the program will culminate in a performance at the Perth International Classical Guitar Festival alongside students from the UWA Guitar Studio.

Booking
Performers: entry is by audition, and spots are limited; please email Jonathan Fitzgerald at jonathan.fitzgerald@uwa.edu.au for more information.
Auditions 3 July
Program runs 4-6pm Fridays
Term 3
Aug 17, 23, 31
Sept 7, 14

FREE EVENT
Calloway Auditorium
Conservatorium of Music
University of WA
Crawley
Shaping Young Performers Forum
EDUCATION PROGRAM
Perth International Classical Guitar Festival

Brazilian guitarist Dr Josinaldo Costa is in demand as a solo artist and chamber musician, with performances across four continents. A dedicated educator, he was the Director of guitar studies at Servite High School, a private Catholic school in Los Angeles, California. During his tenure, Josinaldo developed a program that rivalled many tertiary guitar departments, both in student experience and standard of playing. Servite's program became a reference in the USA, frequently used as a model for other programs in the country.
Classical guitar teachers from across WA are invited to come together for an evening of networking and workshops. Keynote speaker Dr Josinaldo Costa will lead a practical session on directing a pre-tertiary guitar program, with a focus on teaching strategies designed to bring the best out of students and cultivate a culture of excellence. 5-7pm Frid
14 Sept

$20 Standard or $60
[includes Full Weekend Festival ticket]
University of WA
Crawley

Perth International Classical Guitar Festival

LAUNCH with
PERTH GUITAR QUARTET

Melissa Fitzgerald, Jameson Feakes, Chris Kotchie, Robert Parker
Join us in Callaway Auditorium at the UWA Conservatorium of Music as we launch the first Perth International Classical Guitar Festival. This free hour-long concert features some of our favourite works for guitar quartet.It's with great excitement that the Perth Guitar Quartet is heading down to WA's Great Southern Region.

PGQ web page
5.30 - 6.30pm Wed
Sept 12

FREE
Calloway Auditorium
Conservatorium of Music
University of WA
Crawley
Plucked Strings
Interview with
Craig Ogden
in town next week for
Perth International Classical Guitar Festival
JasonMarais
Broadcast with Jason
RTR-web
6 to 7pm Sun
Sept 9
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
The WA Classical Guitar Society & Instrumental Music School Services
Present
A PLAYER'S FORUM


CGSoc logo 2018
This unique event gives students the opportunity to practice performing in front of a supportive live audience. It is open to all students and small ensembles from beginners to advanced.
For information about the forums, please see www.guitarwa.com.au/forums.asp

Expressions of interest for the 2018 Players' Forum
Coordinator Steven Sutherland
Performers will need to send their program, including the titles, composer's name and the performance time of each piece to steven.sutherland2@education.wa.edu.au no later than the 7th September 2018.
2-4pm Sun
9 Sept
Audience entry is by gold coin donation. Guitar Society members perform for free, non-members cost is $5 ensembles $10.
Instrumental Music School Services
150 Guildford Rd
Maylands
[access via 6th Ave from Peninsular Ave]
Spring Concert
Duncan Gardiner [guitar]
Masataka Hori [mandolin]
with the
WA Mandolin Orchestra


http://www.wamo.com.au/
Join us for this exciting collaboration as guitarist and composer Duncan Gardiner & world renowned mandolinist Masataka Hori join with the West Australian Mandolin Orchestra. The concert will include duos from these virtuosic guest musicians, as well as full orchestral pieces featuring music from around the world and across the centuries, as well as some newer works.
Duncan's web page   Masataka's web page
4pm Sat
Sept 8
$30/25
Tickets
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=396544&
Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre
48 Canning Road
Kalamunda, 6076
Plucked Strings
Interview with
Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald
Director
Perth International Classical Guitar Festival
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Broadcast with Darryn
RTR-web

Festival commences Sept 12th
6 to 7pm Sun
Sept 2
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
30th WA CLASSICAL GUITAR ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL - 2018

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
Instrumental Music School Services web page
Acclaimed international artist Chrystian Dozza is festival artist and adjudicator this year

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.
59 ensembles involving hundreds of students!
Sat 25 Aug
and
Sun 26 Aug

Deadline for entries
June ? more info soon
Carine Senior High School
51 Everingham St
Carine
Chrystian Dozza: My Brazil
Performed by: Chrystian Dozza and Classical Guitar students
Chrystian Dozza 2018
One of the most exciting Brazilian classical guitarists on the international scene, Chrystian Dozza came to prominence as a member of the internationally-acclaimed Quarternaglia Guitar Quartet. He is renowned for his delectable musical compositions that elegantly encapsulate the spirit of modern Brazil - combining folk and jazz influences, poetic classical sophistication and eye-popping guitar virtuosity. Chrystian will perform a stunning selection of his solo guitar music and will be joined by WAAPA guitar students for special performances of some of his larger works.
7:30pm Frid
Aug 24

$30/25
Bookings open
24th Jul - Friends
31st Jul - Public

http://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/performances-and-events/bookings
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
UWA Guitar Studio
Students of guitar
UWA Conservatorium of Music


UWA music events page
Come hear some of Western Australia's most talented young guitarists perform an exciting concert of solo and ensemble repertoire for the guitar. Lunck time concert
1pm Frid
24 Aug

FREE EVENT
Calloway Auditorium
Conservatorium of Music
University of WA
Crawley
Classical Guitar Showcase WAAPA guitar student showcase

WAAPA Music web page

A tasty Tuesday series of free classical lunchtime concerts featuring staff, students or visiting guests serving up sumptuous musical treats for hungry ears!
1.10pm
Aug 21
FREE EVENT
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
Plucked Strings
with guest
Tanya Chapman
Program Coordinator of
30th WA CLASSICAL GUITAR ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL - 2018


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Festival coming up on weekend of Aug 25/26
Info below
6 to 7pm Sun
Aug 19
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Derek Gripper
HEMISPHERES 11
MUSIC OF THE WORLD


Derek Gripper web page
Derek Gripper is a classical guitarist who has taken a unique path. As a South African classical musician he found limited by the music of the traditional classical guitar and so went on a journey through different musical styles, returning always to the guitar to find ways of bringing what he learned onto the instrument. It took Derek Gripper untold hours of painstaking work to transcribe note-for-note the complex compositions of Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté and find a way of playing them on classical six-string guitar. The results appeared on his ninth album, One Night on Earth, marking a meeting point of the written tradition of Western classical music and the oral tradition of the West African griots. Critical acclaim was quick to follow. Classical guitar legend John Williams said he thought it was "absolutely impossible until I heard Derek Gripper do it". Toumani Diabaté himself asked for confirmation that it was indeed just one person playing one guitar. Both immediately invited Derek to collaborate with them after hearing his recording "One Night on Earth" and its follow up "Libraries on Fire" which won the Songlines Award for "Best Album Africa and Middle East." Derek performed with Williams in London's Shakespeare's Globe and King's Place, and with Diabaté and his Symetroc Orchestra at the Acoustik Festival Bamako, Mali. 8pm Wed
15 Aug
Doors open at 7pm

Tickets from Ticketbooth
PSAS
22 Pakenham St
Fremantle
Bar available
Adelaide Guitar Festival and Competition
Director - Slava Grigoryan


Adelaide Guitar Festival
Everything about the Festival



ALL THE BEST FROM PLUCKED STRINGS
August 9-12 Adelatide Festival Centre and many other venues
Albert Lee + Band At The Charles Hotel
Poster
It's been nearly a decade since Albert Lee last brought his beloved Ernie Ball Music Manguitar to Australia but he's making up for it in 2018 with shows across the country including appearances at the Adelaide Guitar Festival, The Melbourne Guitar Show, the Sydney Guitar Festival and the Gympie Muster.

Organised by Fly by Night Musicians' Club
Doors open 6.00pm
Sun Aug 12

PRE SALE:$59.50 INC B.F.
Tickets
seatadvisor.com
The Charles Hotel
509 Charles St
Perth
Kaki King Performs
"The Neck is Bridge to the Body"


"More than anything the process of creating this music has proven to me once again that the guitar really does the speaking, and I'm just the interpreter." -Kaki King
Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, "The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body" is Kaki King at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist through virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. This groundbreaking new multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other, where luminous visions of genesis and death, textures and skins, are cast onto an Ovation Adamas 1581-KK Kaki King Signature 6-String Acoustic guitar customized specifically for this production.
Reminiscent of Philip Glass
6pm Sun
Aug 12

tickets
Rosemount Hotel
459 Fitzgerald St
North Perth
6006
RADIOTHON
ON
PLUCKED STRINGS

6 to 7pm Sunday Aug 12


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With Natalie, Jason, Darryn and Graham

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Special broadcast on Aug 12

Radiothon 2018
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Plucked Strings
with guests
Kalamunda Senior High School Guitar Quartet;
Annalise Stevens, Quinn Armenti, Phornchita Sullivan and Saskia Blake. Director Marcus Roberts
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Mostly from the rich tradition with music by Manuel de Falla requested and some by Granados

RTR-web
KalamundaSHS Quartet RTR
6 to 7pm Sun
July 22
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Discover! Ukulele
and
Uke' Can Do It!
Discover! Ukulele
It's easy to understand how the humble Ukulele has become the world's most popular instrument. Easily accessible to children and adults alike, join one of our introductory workshops to find out how easy it is to start playing this amazing little instrument.
Date, Time & Cost
Wednesday 11 July | 2pm Ages 8-10
Wednesday 11 July | 3.30pm Ages 10-12
$20 per child
Trybooking .com
Uke' Can Do It!
Because the kids shouldn't have all the fun!
This fun introductory session will have you rocking out to Vance Joy, Green Day and The Beatles on your ukulele in no time! Participants can enjoy a glass of wine, and cheese and biscuits will be provided, so why not grab a group of friends and make a night of it!
Date, Time & Cost
Wednesday 11 July| 6pm
$40 includes refreshments
Trybooking .com
Eileen Joyce Studio
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY 6009
Jameson Feakes
recital for
Masters guitar
Jameson Feakes
Jameson Feakes
member of Perth Guitar Quartet

Jameson's web page
7pm Tues
26 June

FREE EVENT
Calloway Auditorium
Conservatorium of Music
University of WA
Crawley
Morgan Remaj

Graduation Recital
Morgan Remaj 2018


Talented guitarist
WAAPA student
exciting programme
Composers; Scarlatti, Matiegka, Ponce & Bennet
7pm Sun
June 24

FREE EVENT
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
Guitar Society Orchestra Winter Concert
with guest soloist
Darryn Santana
CGSoc logo 2018
The highlight of the first half season for the Guitar Society Orchestra.

Guitar Society web page
2pm Sun
June 24

$25/15

Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre
48 Canning Road
Kalamunda 6076
Jere Sosa Music
Hailing from Buenos Aires, Jere Sosa arrived in WA back in 2014 with a guitar and a head full of rich musical influences.
Jere is on fakebook = Jeresosamusic

Come to Clancy's Fish Pub Fremantle to celebrate at the Launch Party with special supporting acts from Johannah Grace (GOOD GRACE) and Reuben De Melo music & Olive.

New Ep is out now
8-11:30pm Sat
June 23
Clancy's Fish Pub
51 Cantonment St
Fremantle
PERTH GUITAR QUARTET
"LANDSCAPES"

GROVE CLASSICS CONCERT 2
All Grove Classics 2018 performances feature BLACK BOX Visual Arts Studio Art Show exhibiting the work of Australian and international artists. All artworks are for sale.
Enjoy a complimentary wine and the intimacy of superb chamber music in the comfortable environment of the state-of-the-art .
PERTH GUITAR QUARTETThe music in this program draws inspiration from the world and scenes around us: from Australia's vast changing land as viewed from a fast car on a highway, to French Impressionism, the lively dance music of South America, the contrast between large stone monuments and small precious stones, even the music of David Bowie.
Join the Perth Guitar Quartet for an unforgettable evocative journey.
5pm Sun
June 17
Tickets from trybooking.com
THE GROVE
Library building
1 Leake St
Peppermint Grove
(cnr Leake St & Stirling Hwy)
A MUSICAL LUNCHTIME MARRIAGE OF CLASSICAL GUITARS AND MANDOLINS Guitarstrophe! The WA Guitar Ensemble meets the WA Mandolin Orchestra in this truly special collaborative event.
guitarstrophe 2018  WA Mandolin Orchestra
40 musicians on stage! playing a Suite by Konrad Wolki
12.30pm Sat
June 16

$20/15
trybooking.com/373889
Calloway Auditorium
Conservatorium of Music
University of WA
Crawley
Plucked Strings
with guest
Morgan Remaj
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Broadcast with Darryn
RTR-web
6 to 7pm Sun
June 10
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
An afternoon of clasical indulgence
Guitar Society Orchestra
conducted by Jane Darcey
CGSoc logo 2018
With diverse works by Australian Guitar Masters to Lennon & McCartney.
Including pieces by Priscilla Powell and Steve East of Sinbad's Caravan from their new CD

Guitar Society web page
2pm Sun
June 10

$5
Maylands Yacht Club
East St
Maylands
Ken Murray in Concert Ken Murray Photo Pia Johnson
Photo Pia Johnson

Ken Murray has developed a singular path as a guitarist combining performance, composition, teaching and research. He has championed and recorded Spanish music from the early twentieth century, worked extensively with contemporary composers and has been active as a performer of Brazilian and South American musical styles. Composition is increasingly becoming a focus and he has written a variety of works for guitar in solo and ensemble settings. As a teacher he has over twenty years of experience at home and overseas.(from Australian Music Centre)
3pm Sun
June 3

Tickets: $30/20
https://www.trybooking.com/371959
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
Guitar Society Orchestra Masterclass with Ken Murray June 1 Instrumental Music School Services
150 Guildford Rd
Maylands
(access from Peninsular Ave)
Landscapes of the Australian Guitar
Music Director: Jonathan Paget Performed by: Classical Guitar students with special guest artist Ken Murray
The guitar in Australia has experienced a renaissance of popularity. In this explosion of exciting musical activity, many composers look to the landscape for inspiration. Special guest Australian guitarist Ken Murray joins WAAPA's guitar students for a fascinating musical journey into the Australian outback, from the musically iconic to the arcane. 7:00pm
31 May

$28/23
Bookings open
3rd Apr - Friends
10th Apr - Public
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
Soundboard Sundays
Classical Guitar
Open Recital
Join us at the UWA Conservatorium of Music for "Soundboard Sundays", where you can perform your current repertoire in front of a friendly and supportive audience. Whether you're preparing for a University or School assessment, an exam (WACE practical / AMEB or other grade exam) or you just want to share something you have been practicing - come along and play! All ages and abilities welcome!
Booking
Performers: participation is free, email Jonathan Fitzgerald at jonathan.fitzgerald@uwa.edu.au to book a spot
Audience: entry is free, no bookings required

12-2pm Sun
20 May

FREE EVENT
Calloway Auditorium
Conservatorium of Music
University of WA
Crawley
UWA Guitar Studio
Students of guitar
UWA Conservatorium of Music
Come hear some of Western Australia's most talented young guitarists perform an exciting concert of solo and ensemble repertoire for the guitar. From Baroque favourites to the modern works of Glass and Houghton, there's something for everyone in this free performance. Lunch time concert
1pm Frid
18 May

FREE EVENT
Calloway Auditorium
Conservatorium of Music
University of WA
Crawley
Plucked Strings
with guests
Simon Jeans
and
Alex Borthwick
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Broadcast with Darryn
guests in for an acoustic Duo jam and short interview

RTR-web
6 to 7pm Sun
May 13
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Guitar Masterclass
with
Jonathan Fitzgerald
See Head of the UWA Guitar Studio Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald working with the next generation of young high school guitarists

Booking
Performers: participation is free, email Jonathan Fitzgerald at jonathan.fitzgerald@uwa.edu.au to book a spot (performance spots are limited)
Audience: entry is free, no bookings required
5.30pm Wed
9 May

FREE EVENT
Calloway Auditorium
Conservatorium of Music
University of WA
Crawley
Players' Forum
WA Classic Guitar Society

Players of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this community-based performance forum.

For information about the forums, please see www.guitarwa.com.au/forums.asp

Expressions of interest for the 2018 Players' Forum
Coordinator Deborah Banks email Deborah Banks email
phone 0403 133 730
2pm Sun
May 6

Players $5.00 to play
members play for free
Observers by gold coin donation.
Instrumental Music School Services
150 Guildford Rd
Maylands
(access from Peninsular Ave)
Classical Concert
Flute & Guitar
Featuring Rebecca Guy (flute)
&
Jane Darcey (guitar)
Please join for refreshments afterwards
Enquiries
Pam 0438 221 249
or
Pauline 0421 243 335
3pm Sun
6th May
$15/10/5
St Edmund's Church
52 Pangbourne St
Wembley
In the Pines Returns for 2018 on Sunday April 29 in the stunning surrounds of the UWA Somerville Auditorium
TERRIBLE SIGNAL, MATHAS, FOAM, THE KILL DEVIL HILLS, UMPIRE & MUKIAZAKE, ABBE MAY, FURCHICK, THE TOMMYHAWKS, DEMON DAYS, MILE END, BOLT GUN, THEE LOOSE HOUNDS, plus NERVE QUAKES, EM BURROWS & WEB RUMORS, THE PIPELINE BAND, LUCY PEACH, GRIEVOUS BODILY CALM, SEX PANTHER
Sommerville25th edition of In The Pines

In The Pines will be the same as always with a stella line up of local bands.
Broadcast live all day
This year marks the 25th anniversary of In The Pines, and we thoroughly intend to pay proper homage with some incredible acts, including a very special performance from a band that played our very first In The Pines!
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Tickets on-line from RTRFM

All day Sunday
11am to 10pm
29th April

RTRFM broadcast from Somerville Auditorium

(so, Plucked Strings not broadcast)
Somerville Auditorium
Univiserity of WA
Crawley
Jonathan Paget
From the Heroic to the Sentimental
Jonathan Paget
Acclaimed Australian virtuoso guitarist and Head of Guitar at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Jonathan Paget presents souvenirs of the early Romantic guitar on a period instrument (replica by Simon Rovis-Hermann). Seducing us with delicate colours, beautiful melodies, and stormy virtuosity, Paget presents a vivid program ranging from the heroic to the sentimental, with pieces by Coste, Diabelli, Mertz, Sor and others. Performed in the gorgeously historic location of the North Perth Lesser Town Hall, Paget's music-making combines world-class performance with fascinating research insights. 3pm Sat
April 28

$30/20
Tickets
www.trybooking.com
North Perth Lesser Town Hall
26 View St
North Perth
Guitar Plus! A Feast of Chamber Music The guitar is the perfect accompaniment to a melodic line, whether sung, or played on flute, violin, or other instrument. Join WAAPA's talented guitarists in an exploration of the beautiful chamber repertoire of the guitar, from the Renaissance to the present day. 7pm Tues
April 24

FREE ADMISSION
St Patrick's Anglican Church
Cnr Beaufort St & First Ave
Mt Lawley

PERTH GUITAR QUARTET IN THE GREAT SOUTHERN
Melissa Fitzgerald, Jameson Feakes, Chris Kotchie, Robert Parker
PGQ web page
It's with great excitement that the Perth Guitar Quartet is heading down to WA's Great Southern Region. Albany
7:30-9:30pm Frid
April 20
Uniting Church
12 Duke St
Albany
2-4pm Sat
April 21
Denmark Artshouse
2 Strickland St
Denmark
Avi Avital
&
Giocoso String Quartet
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Musica Viva presents
Mandolin super star plus string quartet

Elena Kats-Chernin new work ¨Orfeo¨ for mandolin and string quartet is currently touring Australia with Avi Avital and the Giocoso String Quartet.

ABC Classic FM will broadcast this concert - Saturday at 2pm
7.30pm Sat
April 21

Tickets
musicaviva.com.au/avital
or
1800 688 482
Perth Concert Hall
5 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Plucked Strings
with guest
R. Yoshi


https://www.facebook.com/yoshisoundmusic/
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Broadcast with Darryn
RTR-web
6 to 7pm Sun
April 8
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Kotchie 2018SHADOWS & LANDSCAPES Chris Kotchie Shadows and Landscapes 2018


Original compositions by Chris Kotchie with guest artist Kirsten Smith (flute)
7.30pm Sun
Mar 25

Door $25
$20 online shadowsandlandscapes.eventbrite.com.au
Kidogo Arthouse
Rear 47 Mews Road
Bathers Beach
Fremantle
Mandolins in Concert, Harvey
West Australian Mandolin Orchestra


http://www.wamo.com.au/
WAMO plays in Harvey - March 24th, 2018 3:30 pm Sat
Mar 24
$25/20, $15(under 16)
For tickets please contact Ann Bach - 9729 1029 or Merilyn Hewson - 9729 2317
Limited seating available. Door sales available if not sold out.
Contact for more information to robertschulz@dodo.com.au, Tel: 9337 4109
St Paul's Anglican Church
2 Hester St
Harvey
Rodrigo y Gabriela


Mexican rumba flamenca guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela

Info and tickets

$89.00
( Plus Transaction Fee)
Tues 13 Mar

Doors open: 7pm
Show time: 8-10:30pm
Astor Theatre
659 Beaufort St
Mt Lawley 6050
Plucked Strings
with guest
Chris Kotchie

see 25 March event
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Broadcast with Darryn
RTR-web
6 to 7pm Sun
Mar 4
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au

Plucked Strings
with guest
Ms Jane Darcey
Director of Classic Guitar Society Orchestra
Jane Darcey
Jane Darcey's web page


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Broadcast with Graham
RTR-web
6 to 7pm Sun
Feb 25
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au

Darryn Santana
&
Eliza Bourgault

Pluck & Strum
Pluck & Strum

Exciting and accessible music for everyone to enjoy. Written specifically for concert harp and classical guitar from Pluck & Strum's debut CD. Think Latin, film, rock'n'roll and classical music all rolled into one. In the intimate setting of the old 1920's building that is Babushka, these shows are not to be missed!

Pluck & Strum web page
6 - 7pm Thursdays
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22

Tickets - Fringe World
Babushka
742 Newcastle St
Perth WA 6007
RTRFM bring you Alternative Frequencies:
40 Years of RTRFM, an exhibition at the State Library of WA.

More info on RTRFM web page

Entry is free

40 Years of RTRFM runs from November 9th until Sunday 11th February, 2018

Mon-Thurs 9:00am-8:00pm
Frid 9:00am-5:30pm
Sat-Sun 10:00am-5:30pm
Ground Floor Gallery
State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis St
Perth WA 6000

The Guitar Society is pleased to announce a composition competition for new works for Guitar Orchestra.
The Guitar Society is seeking to encourage new composition for guitar ensemble,
and allow the Guitar Society Orchestra to play more works by Australian and Western Australian young or emerging composers.

Prizes: 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $250
Applications and all the info online at the "Composition Competition" link on
the WA Classical Guitar Society website www.guitarwa.com.au by midnight 31 January 2018
Inquiries to contactus@guitarwa.com.au

Plucked Strings
with guests
Darryn Santana
&
Eliza Bourgault
Natalie OngBroadcast with Natalie
RTR-web
see Pluck and Strum event below
6 to 7pm Sun
Jan 21
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Perth Summer Mandolin Workshop 2018
West Australian Mandolin Orchestra


http://www.wamo.com.au/
West Australian Mandolin Orchestra (est. 1976) will hold a 4 day Summer School for players of classical guitar and mandolin - 16th to 19th January, 2018

Activities include: Ensemble playing - both in small groups and larger ensembles Workshops - technique, practice technique, instrument maintenance Introductory workshops for new players with little or no previous experience All activities will be under professional guidance Some instruments are available upon request.
January 16th to 19th, 2018
Daily session will run from 10am to 4pm
Expression of interest to be lodged by December 1st, 2017
Contact for more information to robertschulz@dodo.com.au, Tel: 9337 4109
Rhein Donau Club
110 North Lake Road
Myaree
Plucked Strings
with guest
Jere Sosa
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RTR-web
6 to 7pm Sun
Jan 14
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
The Light on the Edge:
a celebration of the works of
Phillip Houghton
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Perth Guitar Quartet:
Melissa Fitzgerald, Jameson Feakes
Chris Kotchie, Robert Parker

The Perth Guitar Quartet were shocked and saddened at the sudden passing of Phillip Houghton at the end of September this year. While tribute concerts have taken place on the east coast, we have decided to hold our own on the west coast.
This special evening will feature a range of Houghton's works, from solos through to quartets, all presented by the Perth Guitar Quartet, and featuring guest artist Shayne Harris [flute].
Come and be transported into the evocative sound world - an unmissable event.


7:30-9:30PM Thurs
Jan 11

More info + Tickets
$20/15
Dr Robert Braham Auditorium
Brother O'Doherty Cultural Centre
Trinity College
Nelson Ave
East Perth, 6005
Map

Plucked Strings
with guests
Perth Guitar Quartet

Melissa Fitzgerald, Jameson Feakes, Chris Kotchie, Robert Parker
PGQ web page
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Broadcast with Darryn
RTR-web
6 to 7pm Sun
Jan 7
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
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