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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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Special Guest Matias Ceballo Aug 5th.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

Matias Ceballo This will start at about 5.30pm. Wellington based composer, multi-instrumentalist musician and vocalist originally from the South of Chile. Through his travels Matias has come to know the identity of the guitar in different countries of Latin America, and has dedicated his work especially to the Latin American Trova. In his compositions he mixes the Spanish guitar and the Latin American guitar. Matias has been playing music for over 20 years, and recorded a number of albums. His original music work is largely influenced by the roots of the native culture and the traditions of his homeland. His work presents aspects linked with different important social events that took place in the Chilean history and the different realities of the lives of the native Mapuche people (indigenous people of South-Central Chile) exploring the themes of love, injustice,...

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July Meeting (1st July) New Zealand Music

Posted by on Jun 23, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

New Zealand Music A few years ago we had a meeting where we only played guitar music from New Zealand. Quite a few members played their own compositions. We would like to do the same thing for our July meeting this year . So that is the theme. Either play one or a few pieces you have composed yourself! Or played something by a New Zealand composer. How adventurous is that! Be challenged. Give it a go. We are letting you know now so you have time to prepare. It is a big bold step to be able to say “I play other peoples music. And also I play some music I made up my self.” Douglas Lilburn was a NZ composer who wrote music for the guitar. Here is a link to a youtube of a piece of...

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June 10th Meeting featuring Don King

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

To Avoid Queens Birthday this meeting has been transferred to Sunday 10th June. 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. Featured Artist – Don King: Arranging for Guitar with Don King Also the regular activities: 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 musical skills. For this month we will focus on the pieces as follows: Pavane,,Mille Ducas” Galliarde,,Ghequest bin ick” Ronde,,Mille Ducas”...

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