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Tim Kain and Virginia Taylor - Recital


Tim Kain and Virginia Taylor - Recital

  • Date: Friday, 23 September 2016, 7pm
  • Venue: Melba Hall — Royal Parade, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Melbourne International Guitar Festival 2016 series
  • Tickets: Adult: $35 | Concession: $30 | Festival passes available. Booking fees apply. — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

This recital features two of Australia’s finest instrumentalists both of whom are recognized leaders in their field and have had a major long-term impact on the status and profile of their instruments in Australia.

As a duo they enjoy a close friendship born of the joy of joint music making over a period of 30 years.

The beauty of sound created by the combination of flute and guitar has generated one of the largest and most appealing chamber repertoires of modern times.

Virginia and Tim’s current program is a shining example of this contemporary musical richness.

English composer Steve Goss’s mini masterpiece “First Milonga, Last Tango” leaves no doubt about its allusion to the famous Marlon Brando movie “Last Tango in Paris”, with musical markings such as “Dirty”,  “Fast but sexy”,  Sleazy, like warm butter”!

Osvaldo Golijov’s wonderful “Fish Tale” magically charts the slippery, fluid journey of a fish in the ocean, ending with a waltz “danced at the bottom of the sea by a marine music box (a huge oyster)”!

The duo will also premiere its latest newly commissioned work, “The Quieter Path” by the brilliant Australian composer/pianist Mark Isaacs who has the rare distinction of being equally renowned in both jazz and classical circles.

Also from Australia is a new work by Bradley Kunda, a young composer of immense ability and promise. His beautiful “Spirit of the Plains” draws its inspiration from the painting by Sidney Long of the same name.

These works are bookended by three original and colorful Tangos by the Argentinian Coco Neligatti and a set of wonderfully melodic pieces from Ireland, in a nod to the ancestral Irish heritage of both performers.

Featured non-Australian music: Coco Neligatti, Steve Goss, Osvaldo Golijov

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to contact@melbourneguitarfoundation.com

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