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What’s On This Fortnight: Saturday 11 April – Saturday 25 April
Celebrate International Guitar Month with Melbourne Guitar Quartet and Kaki King, find hope with renowned contemporary classical ensemble Syzygy and commemorate ANZAC Day and its legacy with Ayșe Göknur Shanal and Ashley Hribar.
Saturday 11 April 5pm: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Handel’s ‘Messiah’
Brace yourself for ABO’s first ever performance of Messiah, a heavenly synthesis of the Brandenburg Choir, Orchestra, and shining young vocal soloists Lucia Martin-Carton (Spain), Nicholas Spinos (Greece), Kyle Bielfield (USA) & David Greco (Aus).
Monday 13 April 6pm: Melbourne Guitar Quartet, Remembering Debussy
Melbourne Guitar Quartet continues to celebrate the genius of Debussy despite having never composed a single note for the guitar. The depth of colour and imagination expressed within his works transcends the boundaries of instrumentation.
Thursday 16 April 7.30pm: Kaki King, The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body
Hailed by Rolling Stone as ‘a genre unto herself,’ the Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist’s ground breaking new multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as a blank canvas, where luminous visions are cast onto her signature Ovation Adamas guitar.
Wednesday 22 April 6pm: Syzygy Ensemble, Dare to Hope
Syzygy Ensemble is one of the finest new music ensembles in Australia, lauded for its virtuoso precision, innovative programming and the ability to connect viscerally with audiences. In this concert, the ensemble invites you to reflect on an age of political and environmental turmoil – and dare to hope.
Saturday 25 April 1pm: Ayșe Göknur Shanal and Ashley Hribar, Gallipoli Songs
Ayșe Göknur Shanal is one of Australia’s most versatile classical singers, has won many prestigious international awards and scholarships. Australian born Ashley Hribar is an award-winning pianist and composer and a strong advocate for contemporary music.
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