April 2024 Meeting

Our next meeting is Sunday, 7 April 2024 4.15 pm to 6.30 pm Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington 4:15—5:15 Ensemble We will start with a simple ensemble piece led by Clyde Clemett.  We will also use the new 2024 ensemble booklet. 5:45—6:30 Solo/Small Ensemble Playing A chance to perform / try out new pieces or revise/perfect your current playlist.  All are welcome to join in. Upcoming Events June 2024 Gian Marco – (https://www.gianmarcociampa.com/) August 4, 2024 Chris Evertest duo (with violin) September 4, 2024 Lora Korusa October 6, 2024 Owen Carty November 3, 2024 Hamish Goodhue
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Sunday 3-Dec-2023 Meeting and Christmas party

Our next meeting and Concert is Sunday, 3 December 2023 4.15 pm to 6.30 pm. 4:15–4:50 Ensemble Clyde will lead us in some new pieces designed to suit all levels to play by sight reading.  Also, we will play some final pieces from the 2023 ensemble booklet. 4:50–5:30 Solo/Small Ensemble Playing A chance to perform / try out new pieces or revise/perfect your current playlist.  All are welcome to join in. 5:30–6:30 Christmas party Food and drinks (bring something along to share) Upcoming Events Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School, 15 – 20 January 2024 https://www.taranakisummerschool.com/ Ensemble Music Most of the
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Sunday, 5 November 2023 Featuring the Combined Guitar Ensembles of St Bernard’s, St Patrick’s and Tawa Colleges

4:15—5:10 Combined Guitar Ensembles of St Bernard’s, St Patrick’s and Tawa Colleges:The Wellington Classical Guitar Society is proud to present a concert of solo and ensemble music by the combined guitar ensembles of St Bernard’s, St Patrick’s and Tawa Colleges.   The groups are comprised of year ten to year thirteen students. They rehearse weekly with Clyde Clemett and perform regularly at school functions and public events.   Group members: St Bernard’s; Thomas van der Gulik, Erik Falman, Daniel Hayes, Finn Jones. Tawa College; Noah Walker, Harper Brown, Anna Duckworth. St Patrick’s; Sam Glynan, Sean Dimen, Fergus Herbert, Andre Medina,
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October 1, 2023 – Concert by Oliver Howes

Concert by Oliver Howes 5:35—6:30 Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba Street Fantasy on Themes from Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ – Francisco Tárrega (1852– 1909) Fantaisie Élégiaque, Op.59 – Fernando Sor (1778–1839) Five Bagatelles – William Walton (1902–1983) i. Allegro ii. Lento iii. Alla Cubana iv. Sempre Espressivo v. Con Slancio Suite “Brasiliera” Chôros No.1 – Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Agua e Vinho – Egberto Gismonti (b.1947) Num Pagode em Planaltina – Marco Pereira (b.1950) Oliver Howes is in his final semester at the New Zealand School of Music (Victoria University) studying a Bachelor of Music majoring in Classical guitar performance with Dr Jane
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September 3, 2023 – Concert by Elsa Shih (Flute) and Sirisan Sobhanasiri (Kwan) (Guitar)

Kwan and Elsa Concert by Elsa Shih (Flute) and Sirisan Sobhanasiri (Kwan) (Guitar) 4:45—5:45 PM Thistle Hall, Cuba, Street. This concert is presented in association with Classical on Cuba, so paying members of the public will also be joining.  Details can be found here: https://www.classicaloncuba.co.nz/ensembles-2023/elsa-and-kwan/ Experience the extraordinary talents of Elsa Shih and Kwan, two exceptional musicians whose virtuosity captivates audiences worldwide. Elsa, a Royal Birmingham Conservatoire graduate, honed her skills as the former Co-Principal Flute of the Shaanxi Symphony Orchestra and Principal Piccolo of the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra. Now based in Wellington, New Zealand, she operates her own acclaimed
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August 6 2023 – Concert by Megan Robson

5:35—6:30 Concert by Megan Robson Phillip Houghton (1954-2017)       Kinkachoo, I Love You                                                      God of the Northern Forest James Rawley (b. 1997)               Rosella Richard Charlton (b. 1955)            Sonata of Forgotten Dreams                                                      I.         Crusades & crosses                                                      II.        The games of chance                                                      III.       Reconciliations & regrets                                                      IV.      Recurring dreams Lilith Guégamian (b. 1971)            Dans le Souffle du Temps Andrew York (b. 1958)                  Sunburst New Zealand classical guitarist Megan Robson is currently undertaking her Master of Philosophy in Classical performance at The University of Adelaide with Dr Oliver Fartach-Naini. She has a particular interest in
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July 2, 2022. 4:15 PM – Cameron Sloan

Concert by the Cameron Sloan 5:15 pm, Thistle Hall. Music for beginner and intermediate guitarists   Cameron Sloan (1991*) Etherea Eclipse Zenith Dust Valley Swamp Gas Encantada Rosa Dulces Sueños Two Sketches                                                        Michael Stoop (1987*) Dorian Sketch Lydian Sketch Melancholy Air                                                     Cameron Sloan (1991*) Sonata para guitarra Op. 61.                              Joaquín Turina (1882-1949) Allegro – Allegretto tranquillo Andante Allegro vivo Cameron Sloan is a Christchurch-based guitarist, composer, and teacher. Cameron is currently working on a collection of music for beginner and intermediate guitarists. After struggling to find pieces that his students were interested in learning, he began composing repertoire that aimed to
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June 4, 2023 – Concert by the New Zealand School of Music

5:15—6:30 Concert by the New Zealand School of Music Classical guitar students Lora Kurusa, Oliver Howes, Hamish Goodhue, and Bruno Guedea from the New Zealand School of Music will perform a selection of solo works including Koyunbaba  (mvmt I & II) by Carlo Domenica, Sonata in D minor K. 213 by  Domenico Scarlatti, Sonatina by M Ponce, Grand Solo by Sor, Prelude by Dowland, three pieces by Sainz de la Maza, and Tocatta y Lamento by Sierra. Upcoming EventsSounds of Home (Concert by Chris Everest) A programme of music by NZ composers (John Ritchie, David Farquhar, Kenneth Young, Bruce Paine,
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AGM and Mike Hogan, 5-March-2023

Our next meeting and AGM is Sunday, 5 March 2023, 4.15 pm to 6.30 pm, Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St Concert by Mike Hogan Mike Hogan has been performing and composing for over 20 years, producing works in a wide range of styles from World, Classical and Latin music through to Jazz, Rock, Pop, and Folk.  He holds an Honours Degree (first class) in composition and Bachelor of Music in performance Classical guitar at the NZ School of Music. Mike has been a member of many bands such as Pangaea, Young Life Vanuatu, TAHU, Jhan Lindsay and the Chatelains, Morphology
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Dec-11 2022. 4:15 PM – Hamish Goodhue

4:15–5:00 Concert by Hamish Goodhue   Hamish Goodhue is currently in his third year of university studying at the New Zealand School of Music. Growing up surrounded by amazing musicians is what inspired Hamish from a young age and inspired him to study at a tertiary level. Learning music from the age of 6, Hamish has had various well recognised tutors such as Dominique Blatti, Owen Moriarty, and, most recently, Dr. Jane Curry.  In late 2018, Hamish won the youth category of the New Zealand Biennial Classical Guitar competition and the Muriel May scholarship competition.  Hamish is in a range
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