July 3, 2022 meeting featuring Christopher Everest

Christopher Everest is the featured performer for the July 3, 2022 meeting at 4:15 at Thistle Hall. Performance – Christopher Everest J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Violin Sonata No.1 arr. Manuel Barrueco -Adagio -Fugue Napoleon Costé (1805-1883) Le Départ Kenneth Young (1955*) Three Sad Waltzes Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986) Piéce en forme de Passacalle Carlo Domeniconi (1947*) Variations on an Anatolian Folksong
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June 5, 2022 Meeting featuring students from The New Zealand School of Music – Victoria University:

June 5, 2022 meeting will take place at the usual time (4:15 to 6:30pm) at Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St. This months performance will feature guitar quartet and duo music by classical guitar students from The New Zealand School of Music – Victoria University: Guitar Quartet Lotus Eaters – Andrew York Toccata – Leo Brouwer Guitar duo La Vida Breve – Manuel De Falla Guitar Quartet Changing the Guard – Nikita Koshkin  Introduction and Fandango – Luigi Boccherini
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May 1, 2022 Meeting Featuring Oliver Howes

Meeting on Sunday, 1 May 2022, 4.15 pm to 6.30 pm, Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St. Performance – Oliver Howes who will be playing: ·         Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op.70 – Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) ·         Deuxieme Polonaise, Op.14 – Napoleon Coste (1805-1883) ·         Due Canzoni Lidie – Nuccio D’Angelo (1955*) I.          Espressivo; Tranquillo II.         Agitato After graduating in 2020 from the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, in Melbourne Australia, UK born classical guitarist, Oliver Howes, moved back to New Zealand to continue his education. He has been a prize-winner in international and national competitions including a special award in the Senior Division of
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April 3, 2022 Meeting

Our next meeting is Sunday, 3 April 2022, 4.15 pm to 6.30 pm (the normal time) at Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St. 4:15 Ensemble We will use the 2021 ensemble booklet until a new booklet for 2022 has been prepared (now underway). We will look at several pieces that weren’t covered in 2021 including: Ainsty Suite; The Lass of Glenshee; and The River Flows in You. 5:00 Solo/Small Ensemble Playing A chance to perform / try out new pieces or revise/perfect your current playlist.  All are welcome to join in. 5:40 “In C” by Terry Riley We were unable to
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First Meeting of 2022

Wellington Classical Guitar Society Inc.     Our next meeting and AGM is Sunday, 6 March 2022 4.15 pm to 6.30 pm (the normal time) Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington Access is through the side door on Arthur Street. The pointy shoes require us to check vaccine passports – sorry about that.Subject to the above, there is no limit on the number of people that may attend a Society meeting, other than the normal limit of 100 people at Thistle Hall for structural and fire safety reasons. The QR code must still be scanned. Face masks are
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December 2021 Meeting featuring What the Pluck?

Our next meeting is Sunday, 5 December 2021, 4.15 pm to 6.30 pm, Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington Performance—What the Pluck? came together as students at the NZSM. A stellar line up of Hamish Goodhue, Bruno Guedea, Finn Perring, and Chris Everest.  These guitarists have all played together in various ensembles and decided to combine their very diverse backgrounds to form a mega-quartet and smash out some bangers ranging from Bach to Balkan folk songs: Africa Suite – William Kanengiser (*1959), Mbira 3 Balkan pieces – Andrew Forrest, More Sokol Pie Vyletel Vták Ogûn Gori na Balkana
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7-November-2021 Meeting featuring Duo Tapas

Meeting on Sunday, 7 November 2021, 4.15 pm to 6.30 pm, Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba Street. Performance—Duo Tapas, Rupa Maitra (violin) and Owen Moriarty (guitar). will perform music with Spanish, Irish and Bosnian elements: Dr. Rupa Maitra, born in Dunedin, completed a degree in violin performance, then studied medicine. She continued to play violin in orchestras when she moved to Wellington and specialised in pathology.  Rupa also completed a Masters’ degree in creative writing at Victoria University in 2014. Owen Moriarty is a highly regarded chamber musician and arranger, he regularly tours with Arts on Tour and Chamber Music New
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October 3rd Meeting featuring Cameron Sloan

4:15—4:45 Ensemble We will play the following pieces from the 2021 ensemble booklet as time permits. 4:50—5:20 Solo/Small Ensemble Playing A chance to perform / try out new pieces or revise/perfect your current playlist.  All are welcome to join in. 5:35—6:30 Performance—Cameron Sloan will play: Sonata IX – Giovanni Zamboni (1664-1721) I. Preludio II. Alemanda Capricho Arabe – Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) Danza Mora · Sonatina No. 1 – Michael Stoop (*1987) I. Adagio II. Allegretto III. Allegretto Sonata No. 1 – Cameron Sloan (*1991) I. Allegro moderato Christchurch-based classical guitarist Cameron Sloan developed a love for guitar in his teens.
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August Meeting – Sunday, 1 August featuring Sirisan Sobhanasiri (Kwan) and Oliver Howes

5:35—6:30 August Meeting – Sunday, 1 August 4:15 PM Thistle Hall: Performance—Sirisan Sobhanasiri (Kwan) and Oliver Howes will play:Bate Coxa – Marco Pereira (*1950) (Oliver) Suite Castellana – Frederico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982) (Kwan) I. Fandanguillo II. Arada III. Danza Schindler’s List (arr.Nikita Koshkin) – John Williams (*1932) (Oliver) Gran Jota (excerpt) – Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) (Kwan) Variations on a theme by Sor Op.15 – Miguel Llobet (1877-1938) (Oliver) Sonata K.54 – Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) (Duo) Jongo – Paulo Bellinati (*1950) (Duo)  
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