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Australian Music and the Classical Guitar


Australian Music and the Classical Guitar

  • Date: Wednesday, 2 March 2016
  • Venue: Royal Academy of Music — Marylebone Road, London, United Kingdom

Event Details

Wednesday, 02.03.2016 19:30, Duke’s Hall

Andrey Lebedev guitar
Joseph Havlat piano
Lotte Betts-Dean mezzo-soprano
Ardour Quartet with Joseph Prindl double bass
Academy String Orchestra
Jo Cole conductor

Sculthorpe From Kakadu
Ross Edwards Blackwattle Caprices
Brett Dean Three Caprichos after Goya
Brett Dean Gertrude Fragments (world premiere) – a new song cycle, using the libretto from the composer’s upcoming opera on Hamlet by librettist Matthew Jocelyn after William Shakespeare
Phillip Houghton In Amber
Nigel Westlake Jovian Moons
Sculthorpe Nourlangie

Prize-winning guitarist and Advanced Diploma student Andrey Lebedev presents a special programme of music by leading Australian composers, exploring the unique landscape and character of his home country.

Tickets £7.50 (concessions £5.50) from the Academy’s Box Office: online, or telephone 020 7873 7300 10am–4pm Monday–Friday.

6.15pm: Pre-concert discussion, with Australian-born classical guitarist John Williams and Dr Raymond Holden in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall. Free for ticket-holders to the 7.30pm performance.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Blackwattle caprices : for solo guitar (1998) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Andrey Lebedev
From Kakadu : for solo guitar (1993) by Peter Sculthorpe
— performed by Andrey Lebedev
Gertrude Fragments (mezzo-soprano with guitar) by Brett Dean — World premiere
— performed by Andrey Lebedev and Charlotte Betts-Dean
In amber : guitar with string quartet by Phillip Houghton
— performed by Andrey Lebedev
Jovian moons : for guitar & piano (2001) by Nigel Westlake
— performed by Andrey Lebedev and Joseph Havlat
Nourlangie : for solo guitar strings and percussion (1989) by Peter Sculthorpe
— performed by Andrey Lebedev
Three caprichos after Goya : guitar solo by Brett Dean
— performed by Andrey Lebedev

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