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September 1st Meeting featuring Joel Baldwin

Hello all, our next meeting is on Sunday 1st September 2019 (Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington)
Start 4.15 finish 6.30 pm.
Access is through an open door on the side of the building on Arthur Street.
Head upstairs to the first floor.

Large Ensemble:
We have been playing Adagio (Beethoven), Every breath you Take, Bartok, Minuets A and E (Bach). If you would like to prepare a part for El Choclo, Moonlight Sonata, 007 and Pretty Woman – we can have a read through at the next meeting.

The featured artist for our September meeting is Joel Baldwin (BMus Hons Vic)
Joel Baldwin is an award-winning classical guitarist based in Wellington, New Zealand. He has a focus on the performance of music of both the 18th century and contemporary works. Currently completing honours at the New Zealand School of Music Te Kōkī, he made his public debut as a soloist in 2016 in the Tairawhiti Museum in Gisborne as part of Jack C. Richards concert series. Baldwin was a finalist of the 2016 New Zealand Classical Guitar Competition, semi-finalist of 2018 Melbourne Guitar Foundation competition, recipient of the 2015 NZSM Directors scholarship, as well as being awarded New Zealand Aspiring Guitarist by the Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School, 2018. Of a performance of Bach’s E-minor lute suite, Lindis Taylor, wrote that he ‘gave them most persuasive accounts, interpreting them as if conceived originally for the guitar,
as if Bach himself was a master of the instrument.’
Current projects include transcriptions of Handel’s keyboard suites and Douglas Lilburn’s piano music for guitar duet, solo video recording of Lilburn’s 17 pieces for guitar, as well as musicological research into the relationship between aesthetic ontology and historical performance practice.

Programme:
Two Sonatas in D major, K177, K178 Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Waltz in D minor Op.8 no.3 Agustín Barrios (1885-1944)
Waltz in D major Op.8 no.4
Hommage a TANSMAN Marek Pasieczny (1980*)
Mazurka Romanesque
Fugato pathétique
Tombeau sur la Mort de M. Comte d’Logy Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750)
Reverie, Op. 53 Napoleon Coste (1805-1883)
Souvenir du Jura, Op. 44

Duo Tapas (Owen Moriarty, guitar and Rupa Maitra, violin) will be playing at St Andrew’s on the Terrace Wednesday August 28 at 12:15

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