Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Melbourne Guitar Quartet
Melbourne Guitar Quartet (MGQ) is one of Australia’s leading ensembles.
A finely tuned partnership between four great players, MGQ is beloved for its innovative arrangements, technical flair and superb ensemble playing. The band performs on the rare guitar ‘family’ of instruments (classical bass, baritone, standard, treble and octave guitars), a dynamic instrumentation that reveals the vivid world of guitar like you’ve never heard before.
About this concert
The musical mavericks of Melbourne Guitar Quartet pay homage to their guitar heroes from the Americas. From the creative genius of guitar giants Pat Metheny and Ralph Towner through to some of Brazil’s most celebrated guitar composers, there’s a different spark of magic at every turn. MGQ’s virtuosity ripples through the enchanting dazzle of Metheny’s Heat of the Day, the nostalgic beauty of Towner’s From a Dream and the frenetic magic of Egberto Gismonti’s Frevo. These captivating works are a fitting showcase for MGQ’s highly expressive playing.
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Melbourne Guitar Quartet
Benjamin Dix guitar
Dan McKay guitar
Jeremy Tottenham guitar
Michael MacManus guitar
Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays – arr. Benjamin Dix
Heat of the Day
Baião de Gude
Ralph Towner – arr. Benjamin Dix
From a Dream
Pat Metheny – arr. Benjamin Dix
Letter From Home
Egberto Gismonti – arr. Benjamin Dix
This production is part of the following series:
Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
Thursday 18 November 2021 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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