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

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
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September 2nd Meeting featuring Gunter Herbig

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
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Special Guest Matias Ceballo Aug 5th.

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
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July Meeting (1st July) New Zealand Music

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
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June 10th Meeting featuring Don King

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
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Arranging Workshop with Don King, June 10th, 2018, 4:15 PM

Arranging for Guitar Arranging for Guitar With Don King An interactive workshop. (Please bring pencil, rubber, guitar) Well known New Zealand Guitarist and Creator of the famous “Play the Guitar” books (most used in Australasia ) Learn more about how music works. Learn How to take a melody and arrange it into a complete piece for fingerstyle guitar. Essential knowledge for all guitar players!!! When: Sunday 10th June, 5pm to 6.30 pm. Where: Thistle Hall, Corner of Cuba & Arthur Streets, Wellington (Go in through side door and up the stairs) Cost: This is part of the Wellington Classical Guitar Society monthly meeting. Members
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Upcoming Meetings: May 6th , June 10th (not first Sunday!), July 1st.

Our next meeting will be held onSunday May 6th 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.   Featuring the NZSM guitar ensemble We are very fortunate to welcome the New Zealand School of Music Guitar Ensemble.(with warm thanks to Jane Curry who leads this group). They will be our feature performance for the second half of the meeting. The student
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April 8th 2018 Meeting – special guests – graduating classical guitarists from the New Zealand School of Music

Please note: In April we meet 1 week later to avoid Easter. On April 8th 2018 Our next meeting will be held on Sunday April 8th 2018 At Thistle Hall 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington The meeting will start at 4.15 and finish at 6.30 pm. Main performance will start at about 5.30 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 performers: We are most fortunate to have graduating classical guitarists from the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University
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First Meeting of the Year, Sunday March 4th, featuring Jane Curry

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday March 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.   Featured performer: We are most fortunate to have Jane Curry perform for us as our guest performer at our first meeting for 2018. This will certainly be beautiful and engaging music played with Jane’s usual wonderful skill and heart. Do not miss
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