Musica Viva Australia & Perth Festival
In this special program for Perth, local artists Jonathan Paget and the Darlington Quartet come together for a selection of beloved classics for guitar and string quartet.
The centrepiece is Iain Grandage’s impassioned Black Dogs, selected by Musica Viva Australia’s Artistic Director Paul Kildea for this Perth-only program. Inspired by friends who had experienced periods of mental ill health, Grandage’s work is a compelling exploration of the mind and its often-mysterious workings, with the guitar standing in for the brain.
Taking us out of the body and into nature, Christopher Sainsbury’s North Country Sketches is a series of etudes for solo guitar which the composer describes as exploring “Top End country topics” such as the Dry season, the Traditional Owner, and Gagudju. Other works to look forward to include Carulli’s Guitar Concerto, Op. 140, where guitar and string quartet prove themselves ideal partners, Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s stirring Guitar Quintet Op. 143, and Imogen Holst’s Phantasy Quartet, a ruminative piece of music that plumbs great emotional depths. Selections from Boccherini’s Guitar Quintet No 4 close out the concert.
Presented in association with Perth Festival.
JONATHAN PAGET Guitar
SEMRA LEE-SMITH Violin
ZAK ROWNTREE Violin
SALLY BOUD Viola
JON TOOBY Cello
CARULLI Guitar Concerto, Op. 140 (1820)
SAINSBURY North Country Sketches
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Guitar Quintet Op. 143
GRANDAGE Black Dogs
I HOLST Phantasy Quartet (1928)
BOCCHERINI Guitar Quintet No. 4: Grave and Fandango
*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.
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- West Australian Symphony Orchestra
- Black Swan State Theatre Company
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- WA Ballet
- St Georges Cathedral Concert Series
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Presented by Musica Viva Australia in association with Perth Festival