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Classical Guitar Festival Sydney - opening concert


Classical Guitar Festival Sydney - opening concert

  • Date: Thursday, 16 November 2017, 7pm
  • Venue: Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre — Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Rd, Mosman, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the Classical Guitar Festival Sydney 2017 series
  • Tickets: General: $76 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

The award-winning guitar ensemble, Guitar Trek, pioneered the concept of the "guitar family" in the late 1980s. Using different size "classical" guitars specially designed for them, they were able to replicate the range of the standard string quartet, reinventing the guitar quartet medium. This special festival-opening concert will celebrate the 30th year of Guitar Trek, who's wonderful music-making has been an inspiration for many players and composers both in Australia and abroad, and always entertaining for their large enthusiastic audiences. The dedication and leadership of Timothy Kain has been outstanding and it will be a time of recognition, retrospection and celebration.

The program will feature music from Venezuela, Africa, Europe and Australia, including the world premieres of new works by Richard Charlton and Bradley Kunda written especially for the occasion of Guitar Trek's 30th anniversary. The concert will also include a special tribute to the late, great Phillip Houghton who passed away very recently.

This special event will feature dinner + music, and is the official launch of the inaugural Classical Guitar Festival Sydney.

Featured non-Australian music: Alfonso Montes, Llanura

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Chasing light : guitar quartet by Bradley Kunda — World premiere
— performed by Guitar Trek
Digital sheet music sample Five Tails in Cold Blood : Guitar Quartet No. 8 (2017) by Richard Charlton — World premiere
— performed by Guitar Trek
News from nowhere : guitar quartet by Phillip Houghton
— performed by Guitar Trek

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