Out and About

Here are some things coming up in the next few months. … Thursday August 17th NZSM Guitar Programme Wesley Church 12.10pm Tuesday September 2 Duo Tapas, Owen Moriarty guitar, Rupa Maitra violin Old St Paul’s, 12:15pm Wednesday September 3 Duo Tapas, St Mark’s (Lower Hutt), 12:15pm Sunday September 7th Wellington Classical Guitar Society Meeting, Crossways at Roxburgh St 4.15pm Wednesday September 17 Duo Tapas, St Andrew’s, 12:15pm Tuesday September 23rd  NZSM Guitar Programme Concert Old St Paul’s 12.15pm Wednesday October 1 NZ Guitar Quartet, St Mark’s, 12:15pm Sunday October 5th Wellington Classical Guitar Society Meeting, Crossways at Roxburgh St 4.15pm Sunday October 8th NZSM
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June Meeting

Our next guitar society meeting IS NOT on the first Sunday. This is because this is Queen’s Birthday weekend. So we have moved it to Sunday 8th June. Otherwise same time and place. Special note Our bank account is empty and so we have run out of money to pay for the next hall hire for our meeting. Please, if you have not paid your fees and you like to come along to society – please get them paid asap. We are a bit desperate. Even if you do not attend regularly you might like to think of paying your fees anyway as a donation to
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Guitar Society Christmas Concert – Sunday 1st December

Dear guitar society members Sunday 1st December is our Christmas Concert. Practice at 4.15 – Concert at 4.45pm, @ New Crossways. It would be really great to have you with us. It would be really great if you could play a piece. It will be fantastic if you can bring friends and/or relatives. So far I have a few students playing solos or duets. Julie Bevan has agreed to play something. I will also play a couple of pieces with a flute playing friend of mine. It will be fantastic to have more performers. We need more performers. If you
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Program for this month – November 3rd

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday 3rd November. The address is Crossways (upstairs) at 6 Roxburgh Street, Mt Victoria. The meeting will start at 4.15 pm and finish at 6.30 pm. The program for this month is: 1. Play in and practise for Christmas concert – where everybody with a guitar can take part in playing in a large group of guitars. We will decide on the pieces for our Christmas concert and let you know. This will be on the 1st December. Please get friends and family prepared to attend. Last years concert was a hoot. This
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October Meeting Recap

Firstly we had our regular large group play in. This is always fun and seems to go nicely and is an enjoyable group to be part of. Then we had a variety of students and prospective students from the NZ School of music a variety of quality guitar repertoire with polish and panache. Bravo! Mike WR played a duet written by Michael Calvert in 1993. It is called “A small gift”. Michael Calvert won the New Zealand guitar composition last year. This was organised by Matthew Marshall and there are plans for Matthew to create a CD of work by
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Out and About this month

Wednesday October 30th – Owen Moriarty is playing solo at St Andrews on the Terrace at 12.15pm. Wednesday November 27th – Duo Tapas (Owen Moriarty guitar and Rupa Maitra violin) play at St Andrews on the Terrace at 12.15 Friday 15th November – There is a café concert at Mojos in upper Willis Street (just down from old Settlement restaurant) starting at 7pm. There are three performances of 30 minutes each. Mike Wespel-Rose will be one of the performers. Entry $5.
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August 11th Guest Artist Concert – Daniel Nistico

Members and interested parties are warmly invited to the next WCGS meeting Sunday August 11th, New Crossways, 6 Roxburgh St, Mt Victoria. Start; 4.15 Group playing – 5pm solo/ensemble open mic! – 5.15pm guest artist – 6.20pm finish Currently studying a Masters of Music Performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Daniel frequently participates in major competitions and has been the recipient of several awards and prizes, including the Classical Guitar Society of Victoria’s ‘Alhambra Sadie Award’ – one of Australia’s most prestigious classical guitar awards. In 2011 Daniel won 1st place representing Australia and New Zealand in the Lions
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Taranaki Summer School

Held at Highlands Intermediate School, 2012 was the first Summer School for classical guitar held in New Zealand since the early ’90’s. This Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School was jam packed with workshops, masterclasses and ensembles designed to improve both guitar playing and appreciation. Culminating in performance at Pukekura Park Festival of Lights, the 2012 Summer School was a huge success with over 60 participants. This success was felt by all the participants: “What a fantastic week!! Many thanks again to organisers and participants alike who made this such a great occasion. As a novice I was made to feel
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