Melbourne Guitar Quartet’s (MGQ’s) innovative arrangements, technical flair and superb ensemble playing add brilliance to Australia’s musical landscape.
Its unique instrumentation of classical bass, baritone, standard, treble and octave guitars opens a wealth of imaginative possibilities. Amassing diverse audience appeal since its formation in 2005, MGQ captivates avid lovers of chamber music, guitar aficionados and concert first-timers alike.
Guitars take centre stage in a vibrant and energetic collection of dances loved thoroughout diverse continents and centuries. From the galliards, pavans and fandangos of the English and Spanish Renaissance through to Turina’s celebrated Danzas fantásticas and selections from the worldwide sensation of Riverdance, award-winning ensemble Melbourne Guitar Quartet enchants at every turn.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Guitar Quartet
Benjamin Dix guitar
Dan McKay guitar
Jeremy Tottenham guitar
Michael MacManus guitar
Joaquin Turina / arr. Timothy Kain
Danzas Fantásticas, Op.22
Enrique Granados / arr. Melbourne Guitar Quartet
Selections from 12 Spanish Dances
John Dowland / arr. Melbourne Guitar Quartet
A selection of Dances
Gaspar Sanz / arr. Melbourne Guitar Quartet
A selection of Dances
Santiago de Murcia / arr. Melbourne Guitar Quartet
Bill Whelan / arr. Melbourne Guitar Quartet
The Countess Cathleen
Theme to Riverdance
This production is part of the following series:
Now in its ninth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
Thursday 19 November 2020 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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