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.
Prior to the concert, join Mr Alan Laurens and fellow music lovers in this fascinating pre-concert talk and discover some of the intricate moments within the concert program
5.45pm, Corner Stage, Riverside Terrace Level 2
Bernadette Harvey, Harry Bennetts & Miles Mullin-Chivers will be live streamed on Monday 7 March at 7pm AEDT.
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JONATHAN PAGET Guitar
SEMRA LEE-SMITH Violin
CARULLI Guitar Concerto, Op. 140 (1820)
To our Concert Champions Valerie & Michael Wishart for supporting this concert.