CGSA News Letter November 2017

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THE AUCKLAND GUITAR SOCIETY

Date:   Sunday,  12th November 2017

Venue: All Saints Church Hall, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Time:   7.30 pm

Format: 1st Half :Guest Artist  2nd Half: Open Floor

Admission:   $8.00 (Financial members – free)

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GUEST Artist

Witten-Hannah Family

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In Winter the Witten-Hannah’s made a concert tour together across the South Island from Invercargill to Wanaka, to Tekapo and finally Christchurch hosted by family’s learning guitar by the Suzuki method with South Island teacher George Hendry.

Sasha and Natarani met soon after completing their studies in performance music and have been playing  together as ‘Heartstrings’ ever since. They are successfully balancing family life with careers both performing and teaching their musical instruments – Guitar and Cello. They have been married for 15 years and now their two children have joined them in concert for the first time this year. Sofia 11 years old on violin/guitar and The 9 years old on cello.

Sasha’s most advanced guitar student Reuben Chung will also play a piece this Sunday.

As the children can’t stay up late the guitar society members performance will be afterwards.

 

The concert will include:

Pachelbel’s Canon in D – The whole family

Humoresque by Dvorak and Spanish Waltz for two guitars by Calatayud and Ferrer

– Dad and Daughter

Siete Caciones Populares Espagnolas by Mauel de Falla – Mum and Dad

El Pano Moruno, Nana, Cacion, Polo and Jota

Irish and Scottish Jigs and Reels – Sofia, Natarani and Sasha

Sagamartha (Everest) – Composition by Sasha Witten-Hannah for Guitar and Cello

Inspired by a recent journey to the Himalayas

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CGSA on facebook   http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/275416659214874/

Our new website is up and running.

New Auckland Guitar Society website is….

http://cgsa.org.nz

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CGSA News Letter October 2017

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THE AUCKLAND GUITAR SOCIETY

Date:   Sunday,  8th October 2017

Venue: All Saints Church Hall, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Time:   7.30 pm

Format: 1st Half : Open Floor 2nd Half:Guest Artist

Admission:   $8.00 (Financial members – free)

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GUEST Artist

Maria Elena and students –  A night of Flamenco Guitar and Dance!!!

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Maria Elena, founder of Flamenco NZ, has dedicated her life to the Art of Flamenco from a young age, inspired by her guitar playing cousins Anthony and Charles Mandos, Manitas de Plata, the Gypsy Kings, Paco de Lucia and many more. She took guitar lesson with Humberto El Payo, who was a student of Nino Ricardo. Maria came to New Zealand in the eighties with New Zealand artist Darcy Lange, who studied Flamenco with legendary gypsy guitarist Diego del Gastor. Together they performed in many parts of New Zealand as well as in the Netherlands, Germany and Spain. One of the works, Aire del Mar, will be recreated and performed in Santander, Spain, in 2018, involving Spanish Flamenco artists. Maria was also a special resident at the Pena Flamenca in Jaen, Andalusia, in 1990, a cultural centre for Flamenco, a place where local Andalusian families get together to sing, dance and play Flamenco. Currently Maria teaches Flamenco guitar and dance at The Auckland Performing Arts Centre and she travels regularly to Spain where she spends time with Flamenco artists. Maria Elena is an accomplished Flamenco guitarist and plays traditional Spanish Flamenco guitar. She will be accompanied in a couple of songs by her students, Campbell He, Andries Meintjes, Agnes Sigley, Celine Buxton and Linda Chalmers.

Maria Elena

Performing Artist & Teacher

Ph: (+64) 9 550 2549; Mob: 021 962 742

www.flamenconz.com

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Sadder note

A long standing member and past president of the CGSA, Chris Marks. Chris passed away on Friday 22nd September at age 77.

Chris had been involved with the Guitar Society since the 1960’s and was president in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He was responsible in organising many guitar related events through this period. Chris will be missed by many of us.

Here is a posting by Bruce Paine on Face book last week:

It’s with sadness that I find myself now posting about the passing of a good friend (he would never allow me to say ‘old’!) and past president of the Classic Guitar Society of Auckland, Chris Marks. Chris ran the society from the late 1980s and early 1990s (his extraordinary head for details of events would have instantly narrowed that down to the precise dates and possibly even the times of day as well!) and his ability to present meetings efficiently gave the guitar society the impression of being professionally run. Chris was a wonderful, well mannered man who contributed far more for the guitar society than most people ever realised. They were exciting times, in the days when local players felt starved of concerts by international guitarists, few and far between. Chris helped create opportunities for young guitarists, such as myself at the time, to hear the work of visiting professional guitarists from the UK, Europe and South America and to participate in masterclasses. As well as one-off concerts and two-day ‘festival’ events, Chris helped organise a special tribute to guitar maker Louis Panormo, with a performance by UK guitarist John Mills and his duo partner Cobie Smit in rural Awhitu with TV news coverage of the event. There were also Auckland Summer Schools and perhaps the most memorable was held at Howick’s Fowey Lodge with visiting Icelandic guitarist Pétur Jonasson who wowed everyone with his exciting concerts featuring a world of music new and inspirational to all of us. It was through meeting and playing for Pétur that I began considering studying music and guitar at university level. It’s safe to say that without such opportunities brought about by Chris, I would not be doing what I do today.

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CGSA on facebook   http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/275416659214874/

Our new website is up and running.

New Auckland Guitar Society website is….

http://cgsa.org.nz

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Duo Jackson….Guitar and Violin. 1012 East Coast Rd., Sat. 16th Sept.

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In September this year Duo Jackson will be giving concerts throughout the North Island. they will present an exciting,colourful and varied performance . The programme will include Classical works such as three Spanish Dances by Granados, Tangos by Argentine Composer Astor Piazzolla , Jazz, Gypsy, solo Flamenco Guitar and a new original composition, Titled .La Loba. Other tours this year have taken the Duo to Westland and to Singapore.
 
MARGARET began her violin studies at the age of seven in Dunedin. In 1972 she was accepted to study with Glynne Adams at Auckland University. Further study continued with the great Czech teacher Jan Sedivka at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, resulting in invitations to tour in Australia. Margaret has a natural ability to convey the subtleties and virtuosity of the classics, to captivate the soul with Gypsy music and to improvise with natural creative flair in Jazz idioms. Four years of advanced and intensive study at Canterbury University under Polish Master Jan Tawroszewicz have resulted in an impressive technique and profound musical sensitivity.
 
MILES began his musical training on the violin, changing to classical guitar in 1965. He has studied with a number of distinguished teachers and several periods in Spain have allowed him to explore and develop Flamenco techniques. An intense period of study with world-renowned Czech guitarist Vladimir
 
Mikulka took place in the summer of 1982. This was followed with three years of study with the English master guitarist John Mills, which has provided Miles with a technical facility and musicianship of the highest standard. DUO JACKSON Are unique: Classical guitar and violin are an unusual combination of strings. The diverse range of music styles featured in the duo’s repertoire; Classical, Jazz, Latin, Flamenco, Gypsy, original compositions and the authenticity of their performance, creates a unique musical flavour and style. Margaret and Miles have performed in many countries and extensively throughout Australasia. They have made a number of programmes for radio and television and have made many recordings. Over forty Five years of performance and life together have formed a rapport, which is enchanting to experience. Margaret and Miles live in Nelson and both teach at the Nelson School of Music. Their own compositions which have a very original style, usually feature in their performances and have been extremely well received. They have given special performances for the New Zealand Embassies in Singapore and Spain and their last international tour was in 2015 with concerts in Singapore, France, Spain and Italy.   www.duojackson.com
 
C.Ds will be on sale at concert.

Where : 1012 East Coast Rd., Fairveiw Heights, Auckland
When : Saturday 16th September, 8pm (door open at 7.30pm)
Adults $30, Child/student $15, Concession $25.(cash at door please)
Wine,juice and Tapas included.

Please R.S.V.P by reply email or phone Rod on 473,2226

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CGSA News Letter September 2017

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THE AUCKLAND GUITAR SOCIETY

Date:   Sunday,  10th Septmeber 2017

Venue: All Saints Church Hall, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Time:   7.30 pm

Format: 1st Half : Open Floor 2nd Half:Guest Artist
Admission:   $8.00 (Financial members – free)
 
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GUEST Artist
 
New Zealand Guitar Ensemble Quartet
Kyle Kim, Hyounwoo Back, Joseph Kang & John Lim
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New Zealand Guitar Ensemble is a Classical Guitar Orchestra Group currently consisting of Korean boys, girls and adults who live in New Zealand. We started in 1998 as a part of The Southern Cross Korean Performing Arts Group and had several performances in places such as Auckland Town Hall, Aotea Centre, Churches, Rest Homes and Auckland Guitar society. We have also won first prize three times in the ‘Ensemble division’ competitions held by Auckland Guitar Society. In May 2005 we separated from The Southern Cross Korean Performing Arts Group and we aim to have our own performances once or twice each year.

New Zealand Guitar Ensemble Quartet is consist of the best members of  the group and will present some ensemble music, duet and solo music.

https://www.youtube.com/c/NewZealandGuitarEnsemble

Programme:

Quartet

Air in G ……….. J.S. Bach

Obilivion ………. A. Piazzolla

Libertango ………A.Piazzolla

Duet by Kyle Kim & Hyounwoo Back

Solo by Hyounwoo Back

Quartet

The Pink Panter ……….. Henry MANCINI

Tale as Old as Time……. Alan Meken

The Bare Necessities…… Terry Gilkyson

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Wellington Guitar Duo(The​ Te Rere​) in Concert……1012 East Coast Rd., 26th August

The Wellington Guitar Duo((The Te Rere)) was formed in 2016 by Emma Sandford and Joel Baldwin as part of the chamber music programme at the New Zealand School of Music. A like-minded focus and friendship has widened the scope of the duo to extend beyond the conservatory into a more professional sphere. They share a wide range of guitar duet literature of both historic and contemporary music and look to the future to expand the repertoire for the ensemble. Both members were taught by Auckland teacher, John Wakelin before being accepted into the classical guitar performance programme in 2014 under the tutelage of Dr. Jane Curry.
Emma is in the process of completing a major in composition in addition to her guitar studies. Inspired by her father, she began classical lessons at age 11 which soon became her passion. Emma’s interest in composition has led her to write for various ensembles and solo instruments, including the guitar. She is also interested in teaching and is a Suzuki method teacher in training. Emma received fourth place in the Biennial New Zealand Classical Guitar Competition in 2016.
Joel is a software engineer turned classical guitarist. Though his focus is on music of the 17th and 18th centuries, he is also at home interpreting works of the 20th century. He gave his solo debut as part of the Jack Richards concert series in Gisborne, 2016 and received third place in the Biennial New Zealand Classical Guitar Competition in 2016.
Programme
‘Sakura No Hana’ Variations                                    Marek Pasieczny (1980)
Introduction & Fandango                                          Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Fantasy on Themes from “La Traviata” by Verdi      Julián Arcas (1832-1882)
 
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Three Sonatas                   Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
K.177, K.144, K.202

Suite for Two Guitars                    William Lawes (1602-1645)
Just Listen                                    Emma Sandford (1997*)
Bardenklange, Op. 13                                               Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856)
  Unrühe
  Tarantella

Where : 1012 East Coast Rd., Fairveiw Heights, Auckland
When : Saturday 26th August  concert start at 8pm (door open at 7.30pm)
Adults $30, Child/student $15, Concession $25.(cash at door please)
Wine,juice and Tapas included.

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CGSA News Letter August 2017

THE AUCKLAND GUITAR SOCIETY

Date:   Sunday,  13th August 2017

Venue: All Saints Church Hall, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Time:   7.30 pm

Format: 1st Half : Open Floor 2nd Half:Guest Artist
Admission:   $8.00 (Financial members – free)
 
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GUEST Artist
 
Sergio Arroyave Jiménez
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Sergio Arroyave Jiménez finished his guitar studies at the University of Antioquia at the year 2016 with the accompaniment of the master LEON DARIO ECHEBERRI GIL, during his professional training he had the opportunity to participate in national and international festivals as the I SEMINAR OF NEW MUSIC FOR GUITAR, XII AND XIII INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FEST IN PANAMA 2015-2016; In which he received master classes with teachers like Marco Tamayo, Petrit Ceku, Fabio Zanon, Gohar Vardanyan, among others.

Programme:

Caprice 2 and 7……Luigi Legnani
Sonata eroica Op 150…… Mauro Giuliani
Vals Op 8 #4………Agustin Barrios

La catedral…….Agustin Barrios

  • Prelude da saudade
  • Andante religioso
  • Allegro solemne 

La guajira a mi madre……Ñico Rojas

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Bruce Paine in Concert 


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Bruce Paine
Bruce Paine is Auckland, born and raised, and one of New Zealand’s foremost classical guitarists.  He is an alumni of the University of Auckland School of Music, graduating with honours in 1995.  Bruce is an auditioned Concert Radio recording artist and was a semi-finalist in the 1995 Shell Darwin International Guitar Festival Competition.  Highlights of his career were 1998 performances in Prague and Opočno with world famous Czech guitar virtuoso Štěpán Rak.  This association strengthened a fascination for composing and in 2007 Bruce set about writing his first guitar compositions including ‘Finchdean’, a piece now popular with student and professional players alike.  In 2009, original works released on his CD Lateral Lines were described by Wellington based guitarist Gunter Herbig, as “a wonderful achievement and a milestone for New Zealand guitar composition.”  Bruce’s compositions have to date covered themes as diverse as New Zealand landscape, underwater sea life, songs of Gallipoli and kinetic art sculptures.  In addition to guitar solos – including several specially composed for a DVD about the historic homestead Alberton – Bruce has written for two guitars, voice and guitar, viola and guitar and guitar quartet.
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Programme
Finchdean ~ Bruce Paine
Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star ~ David Solomons
Pulsar ~ Vincent Lindsey-Clark
Kaygorod ~ Štěpán Rak
Suite del Recuerdo  ~ José Luis Merlin
1. Evocacion
2. Zamba
3. Chacarera
4. Carnavalito
5. Evocacion
6. Joropo
Interval
Circle Dance ~ Bruce Paine
New Zealand Suite ~ Bruce Paine
1. Mountain Cascade
2. Rotoiti Twilight
3. The Forest Awakens

Where : 1012 East Coast Rd., Fairveiw Heights, Auckland,0630.

When :Saturday 22nd July, Concert start 8pm,( door open 7.30pm.)

Adults $30, Child/student $15, Consession $25.
Wine,juice and Tapas included.
Please R.S.V.P by reply email or phone Rod on 473,2226
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CGSA New Letter July 2017

The Auckland Guitar Society

Date:   Sunday, 9th July 2017 

Venue:            All Saints Church Hall, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
Time:              7.30 pm
Format: Open floor – Members playing night

Admission:   Free

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Members playing night

Sorry for late notice.

BUT!!

Bring your guitar and favorite music and show us your “Sound of music.”

Note that it will be free admission.

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CGSA News Letter June 2017

THE AUCKLAND GUITAR SOCIETY

Date:   Sunday,  11th June 2017

Venue: All Saints Church Hall, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Time:   7.30 pm

Format: 1st Half : Guest Artist 2nd Half:Open Floor
Admission:   $8.00 (Financial members – free)
 
***Please note that Guest player will be at the first Half.***
 
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GUEST Artist
 

Lih Reng Foo and his Suzuki Method Student 

Lih is a Classical Guitar teacher based in Auckland. He will be presenting a few of his students thought via the Suzuki Method. The students will be mainly playing pieces taken from the Suzuki repertoire from the range of book 3 to 5.
(Program see Attachment)
Please click here for more information about Suzuki Method. Or visit the website: www.suzuki.org.nz
– Program –
Sidney
• Etude by F. Tarrega
• Spanish Romance by Anon.
Ensemble (Christian, Luka and Jordan)
• Alpine Waltz
• Stop and Go Blues
Camerone
• Waltz by N. Paganini
• Allegretto by F. Carulli
Christian
• Celeste y Blanco by H. Ayala
• Etude by N. Coste
Jamie
• Waltz by N. Paganini
• Packington’s Pound by Anon.
• Calliope by J. Sagreras
Jordan
• Allegro by M. Giuliani
• Siciliana by M. Carcassi
Luka
• Lesson by F. Sor
• Etude by F. Sor
Raymond
• Lesson for Two Lutes by Anon.
• Waltz Allegro by M. Carcassi
• Arietta Theme and Variations by J. Kuffner
Max
• Vals Espanole by J. Ferrer
• Maria Luisa by J. Sagreras
• Pop songs arrange for guitars
I’m Yours/ River Flows in You/ Sadness and Sorrow
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CGSA on facebook   http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/275416659214874/

Our new website is up and running.

New Auckland Guitar Society website is….

http://cgsa.org.nz

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CGSA May 2017 Meeting

THE AUCKLAND GUITAR SOCIETY

Date:   Sunday,  14th May 2017

Venue: All Saints Church Hall, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

Time:   7.30 pm

Format: 1st Half : Open Floor 2nd Half:Guest Artist
Admission:   $8.00 (Financial members – free)
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GUEST Artist
 
Peter Cross and Friend
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Music for Guitar and Clarinet from Classical and Folk.
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