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Recent Events



18th October 2015 (Sunday) - 12pm

Katy Hadfield (UWA)

Venue: North Perth Lesser Hall, View Street, North Perth.

Tickets available at the door: $15 adults / $10 concession and CGSWA members



20th October 2015 (Tuesday) - 7:30pm

WAAPA Guitar Showcase No. 2

A variety concert showcasing the performances of WAAPA guitar students

Venue: Spectrum Gallery, Building 3.191, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

FREE ADMISSION



22nd November 2015 (Sunday) - 2:30pm

Casey Fitzpatrick, Graduation Guitar Recital

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

FREE ADMISSION



22nd November 2015 (Sunday) - 3:30pm

Adrian Phillips, Graduation Guitar Recital

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

FREE ADMISSION



13th December 2015 (Sunday) - 7pm

Shimmering

An evening of festive guitar music from around the globe.

Western Australian premiere performances with music by Paul Svoboda, Gerald Garcia and Jane Darcey. Special guests include the Perth Guitar Quartet (Duncan Gardiner, Melissa Fitzgerald, Chris Kothie and Jameson Feakes) and guitar duo, Jane Darcey and Kylie Bishop.

Venue: North Perth Town Hall, View Street, 26 View Street, North Perth.

Tickets: $20 Standard Admission / $15 Concession and CGSWA members

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/JQVG. Enquires: janedarcey@iinet.net.au

Click here to download an event flyer.



Sunday 14th February @ 5:00pm (doors open 4:30pm)

Inspiracion - Valentine's Day concert

Perth Guitar Quartet

The Perth Guitar Quartet promise to get hearts racing as they entertain you with their most sensuous and beautiful repertoire for the guitar for this special Valentine's Day concert. You're also likely to want to dance along to the flamenco rhythms and aching songs from Spain to the fiery and energetic dances from South America by much loved composers Albeniz, Granados, Piazzolla and the Gipsy Kings. Interspersed with sparkling love songs they are sure to make you swoon.

Venue: Cottesloe War Memorial Town Hall (109 Broome Street, Cottesloe)

Tickets: $28.50 Adult, $23.50 Concession, $15 Student

HOLD THE PRESS: Classical Guitar Society 50% discount. Promo code: CGSWA14F

Contact: www.cappuccino-concerts.com.au



20th February 2016 (Saturday) - 5.15pm

A Twilight Concert of Romantic Guitar Music Using Period Instruments

Featuring Jonathan Paget (Solos & Duos) & Simon Rovis-Hermann (Duos)

In the gorgeous acoustic of the Australia II Gallery (overlooking the water), this will be a very memorable musical experience, opening your ears to the potential of the early Romantic guitar in surprising ways, with musical selections by Haydn (arr. Carulli), Mozart (arr. Giuliani), Carulli, Giuliani, Coste, and Luigi Moretti.

Venue: WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay (Fremantle)

Tickets: $25/27.12 Adults, $20/21.89 Conc. Purchase online at www.eventbrite.com/e/a-twilight-concert-of-romantic-guitar-music-tickets-21243857951.

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22nd February 2016 (Monday) - 7.30pm

The Grigoryan Brothers - This Time National Tour

Presented by the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre

‘This Time’ is the latest release by Australia’s most respected guitar duo. This, their 6th duo release, highlights the brothers’ astounding skills which are at the core of the critical acclaim they have achieved in Australia and on the international state.

Venue: Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, 48 Canning Road, Kalamunda WA 6076

Tickets: $40 Adult, $35 Concession (www.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/kpac or Tel 9257 2558)

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Sunday 6th March @ 3:00pm (doors open 2:00pm)

Falling Like Tears album launch

mimi duo (guitar and piano duo)

mimi duo is releasing their debut album Falling like tears at 3:00pm on March 6th, 2016 at the beautiful Church of the Resurrection (Swanbourne). The concert will feature exquisite original music performed by Duncan Gardiner (guitar) and Setsu Masuda (piano). Jo Darvall’s magical artbook (which served as inspiration for the project) will be on display at the event.

Sample a range of wines generously provided by Happs fine wines and enjoy light refreshments before the show from 2:00pm. Falling like tears CDs will be available at the concert for $20.

Venue: Church of the Resurrection, (105 Shenton Road, Swanbourne, WA)

Tickets: $30 Adult, $20 Concession, $10 Student

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/KCXZ. Enquires: info@mimiduo.com.au.

FALLING LIKE TEARS CD AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE LAUNCH FOR $20



31st March 2016 (Thursday) - 7.30pm

A Guitar Schubertiade

Performed by students and staff, Directed by Dr Jonathan Paget

WAAPA's Classical Music students invite you to a 'Schubertiade' – a musical soiree devoted to the everlasting brilliance of Franz Schubert. WAAPA's version of this unique celebration will showcase the great composer's lieder sung with guitar accompaniment. A match made in heaven, guitar and voice has a long history of producing memorable music... and what better example than Schubert's highly emotional and expressive art songs with their strong lyrical melodies and rich harmonies.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $26 Full, $21 Conc (waapa.ecu.edu.au/boxoffice or 9370 6895)



29th (Friday) and 30th (Saturday) April 2016 - 6.45pm for a 7pm start (Gates open 5.30pm)

Sound from the Ground

Be part of a powerful and unforgettable musical experience at East Perth Cemeteries, Sound from the Ground.

Music, historic and contemporary, performed in a heritage location surrounded by inspirational graves, offers a fully immersive and memorable experience at this once in a lifetime event. Classical guitarists Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald and members of the Perth Guitar Quartet present a world premiere original composition by Perth composer Duncan Gardiner alongside international music repertoire.

Please come and explore the Cemeteries and investigate the headstones before the music starts.

Venue: East Perth Cemeteries, Bronte Street, East Perth

Tickets: $25 from http://www.trybooking.com/KREA

Sound from the Ground is generously supported by the Department of Culture and the Arts.



1st May 2016 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Players Forum No. 1

Venue: School of Instrumental Music, 150 Guildford Rd Maylands (access from Peninsular Ave)

Interested players should email events@guitarwa.com.au.

For information about the forums, please see www.guitarwa.com.au/forums.asp.



13th May 2016 (Friday) - 7.30pm

The Ambient Guitar

Performed by students and staff, Directed by Dr Jonathan Paget

The Ambient Guitar explores the mesmeric world of musical minimalism through the compelling sounds of the acoustic guitar. The program includes Steve Reich’s Acoustic Counterpoint (for 16 guitars), the seductive Cuban landscapes of Leo Brouwer, the ambient pop textures of Californian David Pritchard, and the energetic and imaginative soundscapes of Australians Robert Davidson and Nigel Westlake.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $26 Full, $21 Conc (waapa.ecu.edu.au/boxoffice or 9370 6895)



24th May 2016 (Tuesday) - 6.15pm-7.30pm

An Evening of Music & Poetry

With Steve East & Chris Harlow

Join the multi-talented duo Steve East and Chris Harlow as they perform original instrumental music to accompany their performance poetry.

Venue: Lesmurdie Library, 21 Reid Rd, Lesmurdie

Tickets: FREE PERFORMANCE but bookings essential. Book online at http://www.trybooking.com/LDJA

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31st May 2016 (Tuesday) - 7.30pm

The Guitar in Dance and Dream

Performed by WAAPA guitar students

A smorgasbord of guitar music, from Renaissance dance to Romantic flights of fancy.

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (ECU, Mount Lawley, Building 15)

FREE ADMISSION



3rd June 2016 (Friday) - 6:00pm

Dr Nathan Fischer Masterclass

Venue: School of Instrumental Music (Peninsula Rd, Maylands)

Tickets: Players: $75, Observers $5, Members free

Interested players contact Jonathan Paget at j.paget@ecu.edu.au.



4th June 2016 (Saturday) - 6:00pm

Nathan Fischer: Malaysian Guitar Music, at Twilight

Nathan Fischer resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he is a Senior Lecturer of Classical Guitar with the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

http://www.nathanfischer.com/pressbio.html

Venue: North Perth Lesser Town Hall (26 View St, North Perth)

Tickets: $30 Adults, $25 Conc., $20 members

DISCOUNTED prices available by booking online at https://trybooking.com/193561

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12th June 2016 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Guitar Society Orchestra in concert

Join the Classical Guitar Society Orchestra for their first concert for the 2016 program in the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of the Maylands Yacht Club for an afternoon of classical indulgence. Conducted by Jane Darcey, with performances by special guests.

Venue: Maylands Yacht Club (East Street Maylands)

Tickets: $5



19th June 2016 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Guitar Society Orchestra fundraising concert for OMEP (World Organisation for Early Childhood Education)

For the second year, the Guitar Society Orchestra is pleased to support OMEP in 2016. Conducted by Jane Darcey, with performances by special guests. The concert includes a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Venue: St David’s Church Hall (Cnr Simpson & Bombard Streets, Applecross)

Tickets: $20 Adults, Available at the Door.



19th June 2016 (Sunday) - 5:00pm

GROVE CLASSICS 2016: DUO VELA - ACROSS THE SEAS (Australian guitarist Daniel Nistico and American flutist Marla Nistico)

With a ship and the stars to guide, let Duo Vela transport you across the ocean to other lands. Experience new sounds and indulge your senses in the colours and picturesque scenes painted by the flute and guitar.

Australian guitarist Daniel Nistico and American flutist Marla Nistico invite you to a voyage to experience new sounds and indulge your senses in the colours and picturesque scenes of works by Manuel de Falla, Phillip Houghton, Robert Beaser, Mario Castlenuovo-Tedesco, and Astor Piazzolla painted by the flute and guitar.Duo Vela has performed around the USA, including Upstate New York, Washington DC and Virginia.

The duo has been featured on Classical WXXI’s Backstage Pass with Julia Figueras and WRUR’s Open Tunings with Scott Regan. Most recently, Duo Vela performed on the Tidewater Classical Guitar Society’s 2015-2016 Season.In May 2016, the Shanghai International Cultural Arts Co. will host Duo Vela for a series of concerts in and around Shanghai, China. Immediately following, Duo Vela will play concerts in Australia and New Zealand, which will also coincide with the release of their debut album.

Tickets: $35 (adults), $30 (conc), $15 (children)

With this promo code: guitarsociety1906 tickets are: $20 standard/$15 concession

Tickets and more information available at www.cappuccino-concerts.com.au/node/413.



26th June 2016 (Sunday) - 2pm-4pm

Original poetry and music with Sinbad's Caravan - CD Launch

Chris Harlow & Steve East
With Bec Moroney ~ Flute
Priscilla Powell ~ Guitar
Erik Kowarski ~ Violin

Venue: Gary Holland Community Centre, Kent St Rockingham

FREE ENTRY - BYO drinks and nibbles

For more info email sinbadscaravan@gmail.com or visit www.sinbads-caravan.com.au.

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20th July 2016 (Wednesday) - 6pm

Works for guitar and flute performed by Jonathan Paget and Mary-Anne Blades

Glen Rogers Composition Masters Recital (ca.40 min)

Venue: Music Auditorium, WAAPA (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

FREE ADMISSION



31st July 2016 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Guitar Society Orchestra in concert with Special Guest, Jonathan Paget on 19th Guitar

The highlight of the first half season for the Guitar Society Orchestra, the concert will include a performance by special guest Jonathan Paget on period 19th century instrument from the Romantic repertoire.

Venue: Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre Auditorium (48 Canning Rd, Kalamunda)

Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Conc., $15 members
DISCOUNTED prices available by booking online at https://trybooking.com/193564



19th August 2016 (Friday) 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Masterclass with Grigoryan Brothers - Featured festival artists and adjudicators

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

FREE to observers, $80 for players.

Interested players should contact Jonathan Paget at j.paget@ecu.edu.au (Limited places remaining).



19th August 2016 (Friday) - 7.30pm

The Grigoryan Brothers

Performed by Slava and Leonard Grigoryan

Hailed as a phenomenon of genius and rarity, Australian classical guitar duo the Grigoryan Brothers are renowned for their brilliant technical virtuosity, passionate musicality and popular appeal. Slava Grigoryan, who achieved unprecedented international success at an early age, was a founding member of the best-selling, award-winning guitar quartet, Saffire. Slava and his younger brother Leonard have been performing together as the Grigoryan Brothers since 2003, and have released eight ARIA-nominated albums. This not-to-be-missed concert is proudly presented in conjunction with the Classical Guitar Society.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $35 Full, $27 Conc (waapa.ecu.edu.au/boxoffice or 9370 6895)



27th August 2016 (Saturday) - 7:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio Recital

Solo and Ensemble Repertoire

Venue: Braham Auditorium at Trinity College (East Perth)

FREE ADMISSION



27th August 2016 (Saturday) - 3:00pm

West Australia Mandolin Orchestra

40th Anniversary Concert

Venue: Fremantle Town Hall

$35 Adult, $30 Concession, $70 Family, $10 Children (under 15)

Tickets: 08 9337 4109

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2nd September 2016 (Friday) - 7:30pm; 3rd September 2016 (Saturday) - 7:30pm

Faith Court Orchestra: The Warana Prize and 'Firebird'

Featuring Morgan Remaj (guitar) performing the 1st movement, of Ponce’s Concierto del Sur for guitar and orchestra

Music Director: Christopher Dragon
Performed by: Faith Court Orchestra featuring the winner of the Warana Prize

Colorado based conductor Christopher Dragon directs WAAPA’s Faith Court Orchestra in a performance of glittering orchestral masterworks, showcasing Stravinsky’s dazzling The Firebird and Mussorgsky’s thrilling Night on Bare Mountain. WAAPA’s leading instrumentalists join the FCO to battle it out in the final of the prestigious Warana Prize, each performing their favourite concerto movement. A wonderful evening of orchestral music at its best.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $26 Full, $21 Concessions/Friends



4th September 2016 (Sunday) - 3pm

Stephanie Jones (Guitar) - In Recital

Stephanie is an extremely accomplished classical guitarist and is currently in Germany studying for a Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance with Thomas Müller-Pering at the University of Music, Franz Liszt. We are indeed privileged that she will be playing for us in North Perth. https://stephaniejonesguitar.com/biography.

Venue: North Perth Lesser Hall, View Street, North Perth.

Tickets available at door: $15 adults / $12 concession / $10 for CGSWA members
Available on line from https://trybooking.com/MODA or at the door



8th September 2016 (Thursday) - 7:00pm

UWA Guitar Hero - John Casey Retirement Concert

We invite you to join us for a concert to celebrate all that John has done for music in WA! We are delighted that John’s former student Craig Odgen, will be flying in from the UK to perform at this special event!

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA

Attendance is free and your can reserve your tickets by emailing concerts@uwa.edu.au or calling 6488 7836. Please share with anyone who knows John and would like to come along!



16th September 2016 (Friday) - 7:30pm

Chrystian Dozza- Guitar Concert

Chrystian Dozza is one of the leading lights of the new generation of Brazilian instrumental musicians. More at: http://www.quaternaglia.com.br/e-chrystian.php

Venue: North Perth Lesser Hall, 24 View Street, North Perth

Tickets: Available online at https://trybooking.com/MFFB
($32 adults, $27 conc, $22 members, but with discounted prices online of $30 adults, $25 conc, $20 members)



17th September 2016 (Saturday) 10am - 12noon

Masterclass with Brazilian virtuoso Chrystian Dozza

Venue: Room 1.225, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

$80 for players. For observers, this class is free for guitar society members, or $5 all others.

Interested players should contact Jonathan Paget at j.paget@ecu.edu.au (Limited places remaining).



18th September 2016 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Players Forum No. 2

Venue: School of Instrumental Music, 150 Guildford Rd Maylands (access from Peninsular Ave)

Interested players should email events@guitarwa.com.au.

For information about the forums, please see www.guitarwa.com.au/forums.asp.



20th September 2016 (Tuesday) - 1.10pm

Classical Guitar Showcase

Performed by WAAPA guitar students

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (ECU, Mount Lawley, Building 15)

FREE ADMISSION



20th September 2016 (Tuesday) - 7.30pm

Goes with the Territory

Mainly Australian music and poetry: performed by Jonathan Paget (guitar) and Glen Phillips (poetry and readings)

"Goes with the Territory" is a collaboration between two artistic researchers at Edith Cowan University. Jonathan Paget is a leading Australian guitarist, and Head of Classical Music at the WA Academy of Performing Arts. Reviews describe his "subtle, intimate artistry," and "brilliant technique." Glen Phillips is an acclaimed Australian poet and author of more than 40 poetry books, renowned for his poignant portrayals of the Western Australian bush. Reviewers say his work is "continually finding imagery for human emotions" and "poetry of love and landscape abound." He is Honorary Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities.

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (ECU, Mount Lawley, Building 15)

ENTRY BY DONATION (all proceeds to World Vision)

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22nd September 2016 (Thursday) - 7.30pm

Guitar Sonatas and Fantasies

Performed by students and staff, Directed by Dr Jonathan Paget

Fantasy and sonata represent two polar opposites of the musical spectrum: 'fantasy' evokes freedom and imagination, and 'sonata' embodies abstraction and sounding structure. Through composers spanning the Renaissance to the present day, this program explores the various ways guitar composers have followed either their heads or their hearts.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $26 Full, $21 Conc (waapa.ecu.edu.au/boxoffice or 9370 6895)



25th October 2016 (Tuesday) - 7.30pm

Guitar Kaleidoscope

Performed by WAAPA guitar students

Presenting the diversity of guitar music from around the globe.

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (ECU, Mount Lawley, Building 15)

FREE ADMISSION



30th October 2016 (Sunday) - 10:00am

Children’s Corner Concert - The FIDDLESTICKS Ensemble

A fun and educational show for kids (2-12) (and big kids)!!!

A wonderful chance to introduce your children to the wonders of live classical music and also a great opportunity to wear Halloween costumes and have fun!

Close your eyes and listen. What do you hear? What do you imagine? From scary Norwegian trolls and mountain kings to epic Arabian sabre fights, from fiery Spanish tangos to lively Scottish jigs, Fiddlesticks take children on an imaginary journey across the world! This trio of guitar, violin and cello will open young minds by weaving exciting stories through the magic of live music performance. The trio will have children up and dancing, sharing imaginary stories about the music and singing, swaying and dreaming along to their music. With a repertoire spanning classical, tango, world, contemporary and original music, Fiddlesticks really show the things you can do with strings!

Tickets: $15 each, $55 family (of 4)

Tickets and more information available at www.cappuccino-concerts.com.au/node/438.



30th October 2016 (Sunday) - 4:00pm

FIRE and ICE! Music to Ignite the Soul.

Cappuccino Concerts presents their Concert Season Finale.

Fiddlesticks Ensemble inspires and opens minds by weaving exciting stories through the magic of live music performance.

Fresh from recitals across Hong Kong for Music Viva this trio of guitar, violin and cello promise a concert of music to ignite the soul and inspire the senses. The programme will feature gorgeous ballads and dances from ancient Scotland, England and Ireland, fiery South American tangos and Spanish dances, acoustic arrangements of hits by the Beatles and Britney Spears and heartfelt originals.

Tickets: Adult $28, Con. $23, Child (5-18) $12, Family $66

Tickets and more information available at www.cappuccino-concerts.com.au/node/439.



6th November 2016 (Saturday) - 6:00pm

Concert of Indo Jazz Fusion

Ustad Dilshad Khan, Prof.Gurpreet Singh, Glen Rogers (guitar), and Steve Richter (percussion)

Witness the Magic of Indian Classical Music and Indo-Jazz Fusion. One of the most prominent Sarangi player of our era Ustad Dilshad Khan live in Perth on 5th November at Beasley Theater Perth Modern School , Roberts Road Subiaco. Accompanied by amazing Glenn Rogers on Guitar Steve Richter on vibes and percussion Kate Pass on Double Bass Gurpreet Singh on Tabla. Please do come and shower your love and blessings to make this amazing concert a huge success. Don`t forget to share and spread the news and book your tickets fast !!!

Venue: Beasley Theatre, Perth Modern School, Roberts Rd Subiaco

Tickets: Gold $29, VIP $49, Family $99

Tickets available from www.trybooking.com/NLZC.



4th December 2016 (Sunday) - 7pm

WA Classical Guitar Society Orchestra Christmas Concert

An evening of festive guitar music from around the globe.

Join the Classical Guitar Society Orchestra for their end of year spectacular! Ensemble pieces from WA and Australian composers including new works by Svoboda, Laurenson, works by Australian composers Charlton and Murray and works by WA composers Peter Altmeier-Mort and the Orchestra's Director extraordinaire, Jane Darcey.

Special Guest performances by violin and guitar duo, Eloquence Music, and local classical guitarist, Glenn Rogers.

Venue: North Perth Town Hall, View Street, 26 View Street, North Perth.

Tickets: Online advanced booking: $25 Adults, $20 Conc., $15 members, Door prices: $28 Adults, $23 conc., $18 members.

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/NVXH.



23rd March 2017 (Thursday) - 6pm

Katie Noonan & Karin Schaupp - Songs of the Latin Skies

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp have an intuitive musical connection. Their collaborations to date have earned them high praise and their latest co-creation, Songs of the Latin Skies once again promises to enchant Perth audiences. Together they journey through the great South American songbook of bossa nova, samba, salsa and tango, interpreting work by Gilberto Gil, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Luis Bonfa, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more.

Renowned for breaking down genre boundaries, Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice makes her one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists. Guitarist Karin Schaupp is an internationally sought-after recitalist and soloist. They combine forces to create a unique sound, putting a fresh spin on Latin jazz and classical pieces from the musical masters of South America.

Venue: Quarry Amphitheatre, City Beach.

Special Price Tickets available @ http://lasttix.com.au/buy-discount-tickets-katie-noonan-karin-schaupp-songs-of-the-latin-skies



22nd April 2017 (Saturday) - 3pm

Jane Austen's Drawing Room

Music Direction by Stewart Smith and Jonathan Paget

Performed by: Stewart Smith (Clementi Square Piano), Jonathan Paget (René Lacote guitar) and WAAPA Music students

In the fashionable Georgian age of Jane Austen’s romance novels, square pianos were the mainstay of domestic music-making. The square piano, which features prominently in the Stewart Symonds Collection, was an English invention that allowed compact affordable pianos to fill the drawing rooms of thousands of homes. English music-making of this era includes a surprisingly rich repertoire of songs for piano and guitar.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $27 full; $22 conc/friends; Phone (08) 9370 6636 or purchase tickets online.



7th May 2017 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Players Forum

The Classical Guitar Society WA forum for players of all standards (beginner to advanced)

Venue: School of Instrumental Music, 150 Guildford Rd Maylands (access from Peninsular Ave)

If you are interested in playing, or have a student interested in playing, please contact Deborah Banks at Deborah.Banks@education.wa.edu.au or phone 0403 133 730.

For information about the forums, click here.



11th May 2017 (Thursday) - 7:30pm

Guitar Brazilliance

Music Direction by Jonathan Paget; Performed by: Classical Guitar students and staff

Performed by: Stewart Smith (Clementi Square Piano), Jonathan Paget (René Lacote guitar) and WAAPA Music students

Join us for a fiesta of Latin American guitar music from Villa-Lobos to Bellinati and beyond, performed by WAAPA guitar students and guest artists the SilverSands Guitar Trio (Jonathan Paget, Craig Lake, and Nathan Fischer). The guitar artistry of South America dances to the tune of the choros, the samba, the waltz and the tango!

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $27 full; $22 conc/friends; Phone (08) 9370 6636 or purchase tickets online.



19th May 2017 (Friday) - 5:00pm

Masterclass - Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald

UWA's Jonathan Fitzgerald will present a masterclass for talented high school guitarists. Open to observers free of charge.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music

FREE ADMISSION



26th May 2017 (Friday) - 1:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio Lunchtime Concert

UWA guitar students will present a free concert of solo and ensemble works ranging from Baroque classics of Vivaldi and Bach to modern works by Australian composers.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music

FREE ADMISSION



6th June 2017 (Tuesday) - 7.30pm

Guitar Horizons (WAAPA guitar student showcase)

Venue: St Patrick’s Anglican Church, Mt Lawley (corner First Ave and Beaufort St)

FREE ADMISSION



1st July 2017 (Saturday) - 3pm

Silver Sands Guitar Trio

Jonathan Paget, Nathan Fischer, Craig Lake
Plus the WA Guitar Society Orchestra


Three inspirational, internationally-acclaimed guitarists perform ambient music to inspire, from Australia to Latin America, with a supporting act by the WA Guitar Society Orchestra. Award-winning guitarist Jonathan Paget (based at the WA Academy of Performing Arts) and Perth’s own Craig Lake, are joined by Malaysian-based virtuoso Nathan Fischer in this stunning new ensemble.

Venue: Perth Town Hall (Hay St & Barrack St, Perth).

Tickets: $35 adults, $25 concession/members.

Discounts online at: www.trybooking.com/PIRH.

City of Perth Parking options include: (1) Pier Street (between Murray & Wellington), (2) Council House (27 St Georges Tce), (3) Perth Concert Hall (Terrace Rd).



23rd July 2017 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Guitar Society Orchestra fundraising concert for OMEP (World Organisation for Early Childhood Education)

Enjoy an afternoon of classical indulgence with the Guitar Society Orchestra. Conducted by Jane Darcey, with solo performances by Isaac Mangano and Jane Darcey. Jane will be premiering a suite of three pieces called Transmutation.

The concert includes a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Venue: St David’s Church Hall (Cnr Simpson & Bombard Streets, Applecross)

Tickets: $20 Adults, Available at the Door.



15th August 2017 (Tuesday) - 1.10pm

Classical Guitar Showcase

Performed by WAAPA guitar students

Venue: Music Auditorium, WAAPA (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

FREE ADMISSION



17th August 2017 (Thursday)

WAAPA Masterclasses with Guitar Festival Artists

  • Composition Masterclass with Claire Edwardes, Music Auditorium, 2.30-4.30pm
  • Guitar Masterclass with Karin Schaupp, Music Auditorium, 6.00-8.00pm
  • Percussion Masterclass with Claire Edwardes, Handa Studio, 6.00-8.00pm
Venue: WA Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

FREE TO OBSERVERS



18th August 2017 (Friday) - 1:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio Lunchtime Concert

Performed by UWA guitar students.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music

FREE ADMISSION



18th August 2017 (Friday) - 7:30pm

Karin Schaupp and Claire Edwardes

Performed by: Karin Schaupp (classical guitar) Claire Edwardes (percussion)

Celebrated guitarist Karin Schaupp joins forces with percussionist extraordinaire Claire Edwardes in an all Australian program of enthralling musical landscapes. Through the mellow and sensual medium of marimba/vibraphone and guitar, the audience is taken on a musical journey through the Australian outback, sojourning in lush rainforests and soaking up the sun on warm beaches. Karin Schaupp and Claire Edwardes are two of Australia’s best-loved musical artists and this is a rare privilege to hear them play together.

Venue: Judith Cottier Theatre (Perth College, 31 Lawley Cresc. Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $36 full; $28 conc/friends; Phone (08) 9370 6636 or purchase tickets online.

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