Evocations, dreams, dances and everything in between
As Melbourne’s leading guitar ensemble, the award winning Melbourne Guitar Quartet (MGQ) welcomes audiences who are curious about hearing new music and established favourites through the rich, vibrant and beautiful sound of the guitar quartet. Embodying a dynamic and theatrical on-stage musical persona, MGQ’s blend of innovative arrangements, technical flair and superb ensemble playing is a joy to experience.
Evocations, dreams, dances and everything in between are all wonderfully portrayed in this vastly colourful and highly rhythmic program. Featuring classical works which have been thoughtfully re-imagined for guitar quartet, each contains MGQ’s deft touch, musical sensitivity and rhythmic verve, allowing these works to find a new home on the guitar. Alongside celebrating the genius of Debussy, a century after his passing, MGQ will premiere its own arrangement of Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Melbourne Guitar Quartet
Selections from Suite Bergamasque – arr. T. Field
Danzas Fantasticas – arr. T. Kain
Le Tombeau de Couperin – arr. D. McKay
This production is part of the following series:
Now in its seventh year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
The Melbourne Guitar Quartet (MGQ) is dedicated to the development of new chamber music repertoire for the instrument. MGQ uses the guitar family of instruments (classical bass, baritone, standard, treble and octave guitars) producing a rich and broad timbral spectrum for guitar ensemble performance.
Tuesday 8 May 2018 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
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