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Virtuoso Guitarra – Spanish, Classical & Flamenco Guitar Concert
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
7:30 PM
Tuesday 21st November, 7.30 (Doors 7.00pm), Wollongong Uniting Church, 116 Crown Street, Crown Street Mall, Wollongong, NSW, 2500 Web : Ph: 043 888 1985 Join 10 String Spanish classical guitarist, Matthew Fagan, for an evening of Spanish, Flamenco and Classical guitar at its emotive and technical best. Matthew Fagan presents Guitarra, crossing 5 Centuries of Spanish Guitar music of the the ancient Guitar Vihuela, Baroque, Romantic and modern Spanish Music inspired by Julian Bream’s recording “Guitarra” & “Flamenco Guitar”. 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 from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Mozart, Paganini, Rimsky-Korsakov and O’Carolan's Celtic Harp and Lute Music arranged for Spanish Guitar and more. Matthew Fagan has toured with Natalie Cole; The Original Buena Vista Social Club; Shirley Bassey; Michael Crawford and Billy Connolly. Find out more about the Parkes Ancestry here This will be a truly special evening of classical music performed with renewed vigour, passion and technicality. "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 "Matthew has the fire of Flamenco, The passion of Django and the fire of Santana" Melbourne Guitar Festival "A True Artist" – Paco Pena Matthew Fagan is a guitarist blessed with great charisma. Everything he does on the instrument draws you into his world. He is a virtuoso player—…Particularly in his arrangements of Spanish and Irish material, there is a fullness and idiomatic quality to the workmanship that indicate superior musicianship. 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 Video show reel Video playlist of Matthew’s filmclips The right is reserved to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and or vary advertised programs, venue, prices, seating arrangements and seating capacity. Listen Here-!shop/px2vy Website- Facebook-