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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.

Click here to download the event flyer.



19th - 20th August 2017

29th WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival

This year's featured artist and adjudicator will be Karin Schaupp.

Click here for more information.



2nd September 2017 (Saturday) - 6:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio Tour - Perth

Performed by UWA Guitar Students

Venue: Braham Auditorium, Trinity College Brother O’Doherty Cultural Centre (Nelson Crescent, east of Braithwaite St East Perth WA 6004)

FREE ADMISSION



3rd September 2017 (Sunday) - 5:00pm

The Journey of Composition with Mathew Laurenson

A classical guitar recital featuring some of the many and varied compositions of Mathew Laurenson. These beautiful compositions exhibit the classical guitar at it's finest, and have been created over the past 8 years. During these years Mathew has been on a journey to discover the secrets to honing his music writing skills as well as finding his own authentic musical voice. Please do join us for a wonderful evening of opulent musical display.

Venue: Cottesloe Memorial Hall 109 Broome Street, Cottesloe

Tickets and more information available at http://www.cappuccino-concerts.com.au/products.



3rd September 2017 (Sunday) - 6:00pm

Boyd Meets Girl

Rupert Boyd (guitar) and Laura Metcalf (cello)

Dynamic and inspirational guitarist Rupert Boyd (familiar to Perth audiences through his highly-acclaimed ensemble the “Australian Guitar Duo”) returns to Australia in a stunning new chamber combination. Artists of impeccable musicianship and stunning technique, Boyd and Metcalf delight with an eclectic program of works by Zenamon, Faure, Bach, Edwards, Gnattali, Piazzolla, de Falla, Pärt, and Michael Jackson.

Pavane (Fauré): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxgBP3kFUfg
Human Nature (Michael Jackson): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9UZoH8J-QI

New York-based Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has been described by The Washington Post as “truly evocative,” and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a player who deserves to be heard.” His performances have taken him across four continents, from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to the Barcelona Guitar Festival in Spain, Strings-139 Festival in China, Festival de Musique Classique in France, Gharana Music Festival in Nepal, and every state and territory in mainland Australia

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

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

Discounts online at: http://www.trybooking.com/QTHF.

For more information visit: http://www.boydmeetsgirlduo.com/concerts.html.



5th September 2017 (Tuesday) - 6.30pm

Rupert Boyd Masterclass

This is a golden opportunity to work with an inspirational international performer. Interested players should contact Jonathan Paget on j.paget@ecu.edu.au to reserve a place (places for performers are limited).

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (Building 15, Central Ave Mt Lawley)

Players $90, Observers $5, members/WAAPA students free.



8th September 2017 (Friday) - 7:30pm

UWA Guitar Studio Tour - Albany

Performed by UWA Guitar Students

Venue: Albany Senior High School (1 Campbell Rd Mount Clarence WA 6330)

FREE ADMISSION



9th September 2017 (Saturday) - 2:00pm

Guitar Society Orchestra in concert

Join the Classical Guitar Society Orchestra 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



10th September 2017 (Sunday) - 2:30pm

UWA Guitar Studio Tour - Dunsborough

Performed by UWA Guitar Students

Venue: Old Dunsborough Town Hall (44 Gifford Rd Dunsborough WA 6281)

FREE ADMISSION



11th September 2017 (Monday) - 7:00pm Concert, 3:30pm Masterclass

UWA Guitar Studio Tour - Margaret River

Performed by UWA Guitar Students

Venue: Margaret River High School Auditorium (158 Bussell Hwy Margaret River WA 6285)

FREE ADMISSION



17th September 2017 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

WA Classical Guitar Players' Forum

Expressions of interest for the 2017 Players' Forum to be held on Sunday 7 September should contact the Coordinator Steve Sutherland on 0405 535 149 or email steven.sutherland2@education.wa.edu.au.

Venue: Instrumental Music Schools Services, 150 Guildford Rd Maylands (access from Peninsular Ave)

Click here to download the event flyer.

Players $5.00 to play, members play for free. Observers by gold coin donation.

For information about the forums, click here.



4th October 2017 (Wednesday) - 7:00pm

WASO Young and Emerging Artists 2017 International Artist Masterclass Program

Masterclass with Karin Schaupp (Guitar)

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music

FREE ADMISSION

Applications for players due 25 August

Download the 2017 IAMP Event Information and 2017 IAMP Application Form for more information.



11th October 2017 (Wednesday) - 7:30pm

Rosemary and Thyme: The English Guitar

Music Direction by Jonathan Paget

Performed by: Classical Guitar students with Jonathan Paget (guitar) and Stewart Smith (piano)

Through the passion and artistic genius of Julian Bream, the guitar in England was repositioned at the leading edge of musical excellence, with stunning interpretations of works by the likes of Britten, Walton, and Tippet. Celebrate Bream’s artistic legacy and the English guitar heritage in all its richness and poetry, from the Renaissance to the present day. The evening showcases performances by WAAPA guitar students, and features Jonathan Paget and Stewart Smith in a special performance of Mr Shand’s Guitar Concerto.

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.



13th October 2017 (Friday) - 5:00pm

UWA Fridays@Five Concert Series - "Guitar Plus"

UWA guitar students present a collaborative concert, performing an exciting program of rarely heard chamber music featuring guitar with other instruments.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music

FREE ADMISSION



28th October 2017 (Saturday) - 7:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio Tour - Melbourne

Performed by UWA Guitar Students.

Venue: Venue: St Mary’s Church (428 Queensberry St North Melbourne VIC 3051)

More information and tickets available here - https://melbourneguitarfoundation.com/six-fish-and-nine-guitars



31st October 2017 (Tuesday) - 7.30pm

Guitar Travels (WAAPA guitar student showcase)

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (Building 15, Central Ave Mt Lawley)

FREE ADMISSION



2nd December 2017 (Saturday) - 6pm

WA Classical Guitar Society Orchestra Christmas Concert

An evening of festive guitar music from around the globe.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music

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



24th April 2018 (Tuesday) - 7:00pm

Guitar Plus! A Feast of Chamber Music

The guitar is the perfect accompaniment to a melodic line, whether sung, or played on flute, violin, or other instrument. Join WAAPA’s talented guitarists in an exploration of the beautiful chamber repertoire of the guitar, from the Renaissance to the present day.

Venue: St Patrick’s Anglican Church, Cnr Beaufort St & First Ave Mt Lawley

FREE ADMISSION



28th April 2018 (Saturday) - 3pm

Souvenirs: From the Heroic to the Sentimental

Jonathan Paget

Acclaimed Australian virtuoso guitarist and Head of Guitar at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Jonathan Paget presents souvenirs of the early Romantic guitar on a period instrument (replica by Simon Rovis-Hermann). Seducing us with delicate colours, beautiful melodies, and stormy virtuosity, Paget presents a vivid program ranging from the heroic to the sentimental, with pieces by Coste, Diabelli, Mertz, Sor and others. Performed in the gorgeously historic location of the North Perth Lesser Town Hall, Paget’s music-making combines world-class performance with fascinating research insights.

Jonathan Paget is an Associate Professor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, where—in addition to leading the classical guitar program—he is Associate Dean of Research. Reviews describe him as “a fine musician with brilliant technique” [Soundboard, USA], “up there with some of the best” [Classical Guitar, UK]. His solo CD “Midsummer’s Night” for Move Records (www.move.com.au) has been played extensively on Australian radio.

Venue: North Perth Lesser Town Hall (24 View St North Perth).

Tickets: $30 adults, $20 concession/members.

Purchase online at: www.trybooking.com/UWNY or www.trybooking.com/366754.



6th May 2018 (Sunday)

Players Forum

Presented by the WA Classical Guitar Society and Instrumental Music School Services

This unique event gives students the opportunity to practice performing in front of a supportive live audience. It is open to all students and small ensembles from beginners to advanced.

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

Performers will need to send their program, including the titles, composer’s name and the performance time of each piece to steven.sutherland2@education.wa.edu.au no later than the 29th April 2018.

Audience entry is by gold coin donation. Guitar Society members perform for free, non member’s cost is $5 ensembles $10.

Afternoon tea is provided.

For information about the forums, click here.



9th May 2018 (Wednesday) - 5:30pm

Guitar Masterclass with Jonathan Fitzgerald

Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald, Head of Guitar at the UWA Conservatorium of Music, will be presenting a free masterclass for advanced high school classical guitar students.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA

Booking:
Performers: participation is free, email Jonathan Fitzgerald at jonathan.fitzgerald@uwa.edu.au to book a spot (performance spots are limited)
Audience: entry is free, no bookings required



18th May 2018 (Friday) - 1:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio Lunchtime Concert

Come hear some of Western Australia’s most talented young guitarists perform an exciting concert of solo and ensemble repertoire for the guitar. From Baroque favourites to the modern works of Glass and Houghton, there’s something for everyone in this free performance.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA

FREE ADMISSION



20th May 2018 (Sunday) - 12-2pm

Soundboard Sundays - Classical Guitar Open Recital

Join us at the UWA Conservatorium of Music for “Soundboard Sundays”, where you can perform your current repertoire in front of a friendly and supportive audience. Whether you're preparing for a University or School assessment, an exam (WACE practical / AMEB or other grade exam) or you just want to share something you have been practicing – come along and play! All ages and abilities welcome!

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA

Booking:
Performers: participation is free, email Jonathan Fitzgerald at jonathan.fitzgerald@uwa.edu.au to book a spot.
Audience: entry is free, no bookings required.



31st May 2018 (Thursday) - 7:00pm

Landscapes of the Australian Guitar

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

The guitar in Australia has experienced a Renaissance of popularity. In this explosion of exciting musical activity, many composers look to the landscape for inspiration. Special guest Australian guitarist Ken Murray joins WAAPA’s guitar students for a fascinating musical journey into the Australian outback, from the musically iconic to the arcane.

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

Tickets: $28 full; $23 conc/friends; Phone (08) 9370 6895 or purchase tickets online.



1st Jun 2018 (Friday)

*** Festival Application Closing Date ***

WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival (25-26 August 2018)

Application information: Click here.

Online application form: Click here.



1st Jun 2018 (Friday)

Guitar Society Orchestra Masterclass with Ken Murray

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



3rd Jun 2018 (Sunday) - 3pm

Ken Murray: Visions and Legacies

Ken Murray is one of the most recognisable player-composers in Australia, renowned for virtuosic performances of his own poetic musical landscapes, as well as his extensive collaborations in new music. Ken has also championed and recorded Spanish music from the early twentieth century, and has been active as a performer of Brazilian and South American musical styles. This program celebrates both Ken’s Australian musical visions and the Hispanic legacies of the contemporary classical guitar.

Ken Murray has developed a career as a guitarist combining performance, composition, teaching and research. He completed the PhD at the University of Melbourne, researching the Spanish guitar in 19C Britain, and is Senior Lecturer and Head of Guitar at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

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

Tickets: $30 full; $20 conc/friends; Purchase online at https://www.trybooking.com/371959.



3rd June 2018 (Sunday) - 4pm

UWA Guitar Studio Southwest Tour - Dunsborough Jazz Festival

Venue: Happs Wines, 575 Commonage Rd, Dunsborough WA 6281

Tickets: $25 - Available for purchase at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/67514/happs_hosts_uwa_guitar_studio.aspx.



5th June 2018 (Tuesday) - 7pm

UWA Guitar Studio Southwest Tour - The Albany Centre

Venue: UWA Albany Campus, 35 Stirling Terrace, Albany WA 6330

Tickets: $10 - Available for purchase at https://goo.gl/3vyVAZ.



10th June 2018 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Guitar Society Orchestra in concert

Join the Classical Guitar Society Orchestra in the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of the Maylands Yacht Club for an afternoon of classical indulgence.

Venue: Maylands Yacht Club (East Street Maylands)

Tickets: $5



24th Jun 2018 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Guitar Society Orchestra Winter Concert

With guest soloist Darryn Santana

Venue: Kalamunda Arts Centre

Tickets: $25 adults $15 members and concession.

24th Jun 2018 (Sunday) - 7.00pm

Morgan Remaj - In Recital

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

FREE ADMISSION




5th August 2018 (Sunday) - 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Ace your WACE

A Free Masterclass with Jonathan Paget
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University


Have a WACE performance exam or an audition coming up? Want to boost your confidence and performance skills - and maximise your result? In these free workshops, WAAPA’s outstanding classical music lecturers give you advice, strategies, skills and tips for releasing your inner virtuoso, and optimising your WACE exam result. You’ll perform one of your exam or audition pieces in a workshop setting, and receive invaluable feedback on how to enhance your performance. A great opportunity to develop your skills in preparation for your WACE exam or WAAPA audition.

Minimum age: 15 years

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (Building 15), off Central Ave Mt Lawley

Cost: FREE – Bookings essential, email: t.white@ecu.edu.au - Family and observers welcome

Click here to download the event flyer.



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