25/11/2017 - ,
Join 10 String Spanish classical guitarist, Matthew Fagan, for an afternoon of Spanish, Classical and Flamenco guitar at its emotive and technical best.
Matthew Fagan presents Guitarra crossing 5 Centuries of Spanish Guitar music from 16th to the 21st Century where you will be taken on a journey of music of the the ancient Guitar Vihuela, Baroque, Romantic and modern Spanish Music inspired by Julian Bream’s recording “Guitarra” & “Flamenco Guitar” Including performances of Solearas, Peteneras, Alegrias, Bulerias and Sevillanas.
The concert also features highlights from Matthew’s CD, Virtuoso- A Homage to My Ancestors, a spectacular musical journey celebrating the Parkes family, his internationally renowned virtuoso ancestors with arrangements of classical masterpieces such as, Spring & Winter 1st Movement from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Mozart- Rondo Alla Turca, Paganini- Caprice No.24, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee and O’Carolan’s Celtic Harp and Lute Music arranged for Spanish Guitar and more.
Albert Parkes (Matthew’s great grandfather) was a fine violinist, musician and extraordinary teacher from Covent Garden and his three sons Cecil (Violin and Piano), Kingsley (Violin & piano) and Milton (Piano) all had a profound effect on the Australian musical scene between 1900 and1940.
Matthew Fagan has followed in the footsteps of his Ancestors as a touring artist and has toured with an extraordinary array of the world’s greats, including: Natalie Cole; The Original Buena Vista Social Club; Shirley Bassey; Michael Crawford and Billy Connolly.
This will be a truly special afternoon of classical music performed with renewed vigour, passion and technicality.
Matthew Fagan performs on 10 String, Flamenco and Traditional Spanish Guitar
“Matthew has a Latin Soul and we love his playing so much that we want to take him back home to Cuba” Ibrahim Ferrer-
The Original Buena Vista Social Club
“A True Artist” –
“Matthew Fagan is a guitarist blessed with great charisma. Everything he does on the instrument draws you into his world. He is a virtuoso play… this is the sort of guitar [performance] that touches the sensibilities even of listeners to whom classical music is a quite alien experience. The playing is magnetic, and the repertoire is invigorating. Highly recommended.
Dave Saemann- Fanfare Magazine
DOORS OPEN AT 2PM FOR 2:30 SHOW. The performance is approximately 90 minutes
TICKET PRICES : ADULT $25 + Booking Fee CONCESSION $20 + BF CHILD $10 + BF
FAMILY ( 2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN) $45 + BF
ALL DOOR TICKETS ADD $5 TO TICKET PRICE