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Six Fish and Nine Guitars


Oct 28, 7pm @ St Mary's Church, 428 Queensberry St, North Melbourne

Presented by the Melbourne Guitar Foundation

After an extensive concert tour of the southwest, accomplished classical guitar students from the University of Western Australia will be in Melbourne to perform an exciting concert of solo and chamber repertoire for the guitar.

Complimentary beer, wine and cheese platters served during intermission.

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About the Program

Among Australia’s most active guitar programs, the concert will feature UWA students ranging from second year undergraduate to Masters candidates and alumni. The highly varied program has something for everyone, from the Baroque masterpieces of Bach to 21st century works by living composers.

The centrepiece will be an ensemble performance of Nigel Westlake’s "Six Fish”, a striking work inspired by Gould’s Book of Fish. Westlake employs a dobro and 12-string guitar in addition to standard classical guitars, using their unusual timbres to create six unique depictions of Australian sea creatures - from the aggression of a sling-jawed wrasse, which traps prey in a mouth that can extend half its body length, to the lazy sunfish catching rays as he leisurely floats along the surface.

This is a technically and musically exciting piece, rarely heard performed with the original instrumentation - a concert experience not to be missed!

Earlier Event: September 22
Melbourne International Guitar Festival