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Picton Flood Benefit Classical Guitar Concert 28 August 2016

posted Aug 6, 2016, 11:51 PM by Peter Costello

MEDIA RELEASE  -  Classics at Picton Inc   July 2016

Guitars to soothe storm ravaged Picton

Classics at Picton’s next concert will be a fund-raiser to help devastated businesses and residents get back on their feet.  All profits from the 28 August concert will be donated to an appropriate fund.  Concert goers will be able also to donate to the fund if they have not so far been able to do so.
Classics is delighted that Sydney’s Classical Guitar Society Orchestra has accepted their invitation to present this performance.

Frederic Chopin once famously said “Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two!”  What might he have said about 30 guitarists playing together?

2016 is a landmark year for the Classical Guitar Society (CGS) as it is the society’s 25th Anniversary.  Part of the concert will be a celebration of those years and what better way to do that than to feature some of the favourite themes of the movies of the period with arrangements by the CGS’s Richard Carlton and Christopher Keane.  Christopher conducted a wonderful concert at Picton some years ago by the Sydney Mandolin Orchestra.

There will also be solo guitar music by J S Bach and South American composers.  The orchestra will also be recognizing the anniversaries of Enrique Granados from Spain (the 100th anniversary of his death) and Eric Satie from France (the 150th anniversary of his birth).

The CGS, like Classics at Picton is committed to providing a platform for young players as these are the future of classical music in our country.   This concert will include solos featuring three young members of CGS: Andrew Blanche (Ph D student at Canberra School of Music), James McDonald and Ben Secrett (both recent graduates from The Sydney Conservatorium of Music).  They will also be bringing the young talented players from Liesa Adlington Guitar Academy in Wollongong to participate in this concert.

As usual the concert will be held in the intimate atmosphere of the Shire Hall in Picton.  Doors will open at 1.00pm for a 1.30 start.  Admission is $20 with no charge for children or students and afternoon tea is included.

Enquiries  John 02 46771331 or mobile 0407 999 765;  Geraldine 02 4681 0768