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1st Meeting 2019 – Feature spot Jane Curry, Sunday 3rd March

Posted by on Dec 24, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday 3rd March 2019 At Thistle Hall – 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington The meeting  will start at 4.15 and finish at 6.30 pm. Access to the meeting room is through an open door on the side of the building in Arthur Street. Then go upstairs to the first floor. Committee Meeting – February 2019 Welcome to 2019 and another year of guitar activities with the Wellington Guitar Circle. Your committee met on Sunday 3rd Feb to plan for the year. We have an interesting and pretty full program organised but are still open to any other offers or ideas you may have for feature quests for our Sunday afternoon meetings. As brief summary of the committee meeting is as follows:   Charitable Trust We discussed making the society into a charitable...

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December 2nd meeting with special guest Gunter Herbig

Posted by on Nov 25, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

This month our special guest is Gunter Herbig. He is certainly one of New Zealands finest players and he plays with a special depth and “soul” His playing will be a mix of classical and electric guitar pieces. Mostly Bruce Paine and a few of his  Gurdjieff transcriptions. Here is a link to him playing a few Bartok piece https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEwDVV-6P-M&index=4&list=PLSqsPr9s2KcfQy-s-HDj3kUvi0FA1meTx Gunter has recorded several CD’s. They are available as below. In general this is the sort of music that is best appreciated with repeated listening.   Listen to Gunter’s bestselling CD “Hauturu – Where the Winds Rest” online at http://www.emusic.com/label/ode-records-Musicadium-MP3-Download/202088.html In May 2009, Naxos, the world’s largest classical music label released Gunter’s second CD “Prospero Dreaming – New Zealand Guitar Music by Douglas Lilburn and David Farquhar” (Naxos 8.572185) which received a 5-star review from the NZ Herald. In June 2017, Naxos released “Dream Weaving – New Zealand...

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November 4th Meeting – Special Guests Guitawa

Posted by on Oct 21, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday November 4th  2018, at Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington. The meeting will start at 4.15 and finish at 6.30 pm. Access to the meeting room is through an open door on the side of the building in Arthur Street. Then go upstairs to the first floor. Special Guests – Guitawa Guitawa is the guitar ensemble of Tawa College. It is made up of ten year 9-12 students. The group performs several times a year at school, this year they will give their first public performance at Thistle Hall. Guitawa will perform music by Vivaldi, Charlton, Gammie, and Pottle/ It is always wonderful to see these fresh and enthusiastic young players following their passion to play great ensemble guitar music. This part of the program will start at about 5.30pm. Come and...

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October 7th Meeting -Special Guests NZ School of Music – Guitar large ensemble

Posted by on Sep 22, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

Special Guests NZ School of Music – Guitar large ensemble It is always wonderful to see these fresh and enthusiastic young players following their passion to play great ensemble guitar music. This part of the program will start at about 5.30pm. Come and enjoy! Meeting will be held at Thistle Hall 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington The meeting will start at 4.15 and finish at 6.30 pm. Access to the meeting room is through an open door on the side of the building in Arthur Street. Then go upstairs to the first floor. Meeting Introduction Clyde will start us off with an introduction simpler piece for all in a group situation. Many thanks to Clyde for the contributions he makes to our group in this area. Ensemble Work Such a great opportunity to have musical fun and develop...

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September 2nd Meeting featuring Gunter Herbig

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

Gunter will play for us music by the New Zealand composer and guitarist Bruce Paine. Here is an example of Bruce Paine playing one of his own pieces. Gunter is certainly an absolutely wonderful guitar player. We are very fortunate to have him living in Wellington and also coming to play for us at our meeting. Gunter Herbig was born in Brazil and grew up in Portugal and Germany. Influenced by such different cultures and aesthetic languages, he has developed a highly personal, charismatic, and expressive style of playing and performance. The balance of Brazilian sensuousness, intense Portuguese passion and German intellect and finesse is the hallmark of his playing. Since moving to New Zealand in 1989 he has made numerous national concert tours and has a busy performance schedule which has taken him to South America, Central America,...

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