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Thursday, July 20, 2017

NZ Guitar Quartet 17 (-)

NZ GUITAR QUARTET

The New Zealand Guitar Quartet comprises four uniquely accomplished guitarists who bring an infectious energy to the concert stage. Recently returned from concerts in Australia and heading to China and India later this year, the NZGQ is building an international reputation performing music that transcends boarders both geographically and historically. Their interpretations and performance of works from contemporary and world-music genres garners wide audience appeal and appreciation. Keeping in mind the diverse concert venues and audiences of Arts on Tour, their 2017 programme finds them returning to their roots, paying tribute to a range of artists and representing styles as diverse as gypsy jazz, bluegrass, Celtic and flamenco, transporting listeners around the world in a single concert experience.


Proposed programme:
I’ll See you in My Dreams (France/Gypsy Jazz) - Django Rheinhardt
Peteology (NZ/Gypsy Jazz) - Peter Leask
Ratchenitsa (Bulgaria) - Jack Body
B&B (country) - Andrew York
Home Sweet Home (Bluegrass) - Bela Flek
Rhapsody Espagnole Op.70 (Spain) Isaac Albeniz
El Amor Brujo (Spain) - Manuel De Falla
Music for a Found Harmonium (Celtic) - Simon Jeffes
Banaesa’s Green Glade (Celtic) - Planxty/Andy Irvine

“nothing less than extraordinary” Motueka Music Society
“technical brilliance and emotional depth” Christchurch Arts Festival
“sublime musical entertainment” Whangarei Music Society
“scintillating” Rotorua Music Society

Finish approx. 9pm

Adult $28      Senior $25
Friend OH $23     Student $15
School group discount

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