Join 10 String Spanish Classical Guitarist, Matthew Fagan and one of Australia’s most captivating and versatile pianists, as well as ‘Young Steinway Artist,’ Nicholas Young, for a concert of Classical, Spanish and Jazz music at its emotive and technical best, in Ballarat this weekend.
This will be a night to enjoy the fascinating combination of 10 String classical guitar with concert grand piano, featuring stunning arrangements of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Rodrigo’s Spanish Guitar Masterpiece Concierto De Aranjuez, excerpts from Concierto for Classical Guitar and Jazz piano from Claude Bolling, as well as a unique interpretation of Isaac Albeniz Asturias ‘Leyenda,’ combining the original piano score with a flamenco guitar flavour.
The majority of guitar and piano repertoire in this concert program is actually featured on Matthew’s CD Virtuoso 2: A Homage to my Ancestors, which is the second recording in the project Virtuoso, a dedication to Matthew’s ancestors, the Parkes family.
For Melbourne-based pianist Nicholas, this will be his debut performance and it will not disappoint. Having already been named ‘Young Steinway Artist’, Nicholas joins the celebrated community of today’s most acclaimed pianists and has enjoyed a diverse career as a solo, chamber and orchestral pianist. For this performance, Nicholas will also be sharing his hidden talent on classical guitar in a duo guitar performance with Matthew.
This will be a truly special classical, flamenco and Jazz program performed with passion, renewed vigour and virtuosity.
When & Where: The Art Gallery of Ballarat – October 7 from 7.30pm – 9.00pm