7:30 PM19:30

WAAPA: From Beatles to Bowie

WAAPA's Classical Guitar staff and students get their groove on!

The smooth, mellow sound of the nylon-stringed guitar might be more often associated with classical music, but this concert showcases arrangements of pop and rock classics from musical legends such as the Beatles, Gypsy Kings, David Bowie and much more.

Tickets available via the WAAPA website.

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5:00 PM17:00

Perth Guitar Quartet: Landscapes

The Perth Guitar Quartet are thrilled to be performing in Cappuccino Concerts' 2018 Grove Classics Concert Series with our concert, titled "Landscapes"! 

The 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 us for an unforgettable evocative journey.

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 The Grove Library building.

Tickets available now from trybooking:

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7:00 PM19:00

WAAPA: Landscapes of the Australian Guitar

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, featuring evocative and engaging works by Ken Murray, Duncan Gardiner, Nigel Westlake, and more!

Tickets: $28 - Full, $23 - Concession/Friends, available now from the WAAPA Box Office or online.

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2:00 PM14:00

Perth Guitar Quartet in Denmark

The second stop on our quick little trip down to WA's Great Southern region.

If you're in Denmark (or nearby), come to the Denmark Artshouse and enjoy an afternoon concert featuring some of our favourite guitar quartet works from Australia and abroad!

Tickets available now from eventbrite:
Purchase online now to avoid missing out! Limited door tickets available!

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7:30 PM19:30

Perth Guitar Quartet in Albany

It's with great excitement that the Perth Guitar Quartet is heading down to WA's Great Southern Region. 

If you're in Albany, come and join us for an evening of some of our favourite works for guitar quartet, held in the beautiful Wesley Church.

Tickets available via trybooking:
Purchase online now to avoid missing out!

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5:30 PM17:30

Love Never Failed Us Yet: End Homelessness in WA

I am looking forward to working with the Perth Guitar Quartet, the UWA Conservatorium of Music, the UWA Centre for Social Impact, and the WA Alliance to End Homelessness (WAAEH) in this once-in-a-lifetime community event. 

In 1971 composer Gavin Bryars arranged a piece of music based on a loop of an unknown homeless man singing a brief stanza. Almost 50 years later, homelessness is still a huge issue for so many in our community. This incredibly powerful and poignant piece is being used to raise awareness about the #EndHomelessnessWA campaign  

On Friday April 13, a recording of this loop playing will be pushed around Hay & Murray St malls on a trolley. Ensembles (including the Perth Guitar Quartet) will be stationed throughout the malls and will sing/play a simple 12 bar arrangement as the trolley passes. Ensembles will then move to Forrest Place and join together in a powerful finale of hundreds of performers accompanying the recording of the homeless man. 

Everyone deserves a home, and together we can end homelessness in WA.

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3:30 PM15:30

Shake, Rattle and Roll

This concert by the Fremantle Symphony Orchestra aims to introduce kids to the sounds and excitement of the orchestra. I'm delighted to be joining them to play a cute arrangement of a 14th Century tune, Per Tropo Fede.  

More information available HERE.

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7:30 PM19:30

The Light on the Edge: a celebration of the life and works of Phillip Houghton

  • Braham Auditorium, Trinity College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

Come and be transported into the evocative sound world - an unmissable event.

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6:00 PM18:00

WA Classical Guitar Society Orchestra Christmas Concert

  • Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will be playing in the Guitar Society Orchestra for their end-of-year concert. 

Also featured at this concert will be the amazing UWA Moretti Ensemble, performing Nigel Westlake's Six Fish. Performed on a mix of classical guitars, dobro and a 12-string guitar, this is a special performance, not to be missed!

Tickets available online soon: $25 Adults, $20 Conc., $15 members

Door prices: $28 Adults, $23 conc., $18 members.

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