The Soulful Melodies of Spain
and Latin America

The Soulful Melodies of Spain and Latin America

With guitar virtuoso, Andrew Blanch

June 8th, Hobart, 7pm

Early bird tickets are nearly sold out!

$47 $33

Low ticket warning

All seating is general admission and assigned on a first come first served basis

“Five stars for a unique offering. Five stars for choosing music with wide appeal. Five stars for an outstanding performance”
– Sydney Arts Guide

Sat June 8, Hobart

St. David’s Cathedral

23 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000

7pm – 8:15pm

Concert Details

Location
St. David’s Cathedral
23 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000

Time
Saturday, June 8th
7pm – 8:15pm

Cost
$33 Early bird tickets
 
🪑 All seating is general admission and assigned on a first come first served basis
 
Wheelchair seating: This venue is wheelchair accessible
 
Companion Cards are accepted.
 
Price is inclusive of GST. A small booking fee will be added at checkout.

Questions? Please contact michael@concertsaustralia.com

Program

Join Andrew Blanch for an evening that promises more than music — “The Soulful Melodies of Spain and Latin America” offers an experience. Celebrating the release of his latest program, this is where old world charm meets contemporary mastery.

 

Andrew kicks off the evening with Pixinguinha’s vibrant “Ainda Me Recordo,” igniting the stage with passion. This fervor naturally transitions into the evocative and familiar melodies of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Concerto in D Major”. Each movement, from the lively “Allegro” to the haunting “Larghetto”, paints a vivid picture, drawing you into the heart of Europe.

 

As the atmosphere thickens, be taken to the cobblestone streets of Spain with 3 movements from the famous Suite Española No 1 by Isaac Albeniz. Featuring the grandeur of Sevilla, the lyrical beauty of Granada and the fiery fervour of Asturias. These pieces demonstrate Andrew’s refined touch and mastery.

 

The evening then takes a soulful turn with Graeme Koehne’s “A Closed World of Fine Feeling and Grand Design”. This piece unfolds like the seasons change from one to the next. It’s an especially attractive quality in this age of fast-paced living, and is told with a depth that only the guitar can convey.

 

Closing the program is a vibrant selection of music from Latin America, these are nothing short of show-stoppers – pieces that not only display skill but also capture the soul. With selections spanning from Venezuala, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil and Uruguay.

 

This is more than a concert; it’s a heartfelt gathering of memories and melodies, old and new. Seats are limited, and demand is high. Join Andrew in this poignant musical reunion, and let the strings of his guitar reconnect you with the soul of music. You won’t just hear the music; you’ll feel it.

Recognised globally as one of Australia’s most talented guitarists, having won both of Australia’s major guitar performance competitions (the Adelaide Guitar Festival and Melbourne Guitar Festival), Andrew’s virtuosity has enchanted audiences across the globe with performances in Italy, Spain, France, UK, Croatia, The Netherlands and Brazil.

 

At just 32, this Australian classical guitar virtuoso stands at the forefront of the nation’s classical scene, captivating listeners with his spellbinding performances. Blanch’s extensive concert schedule regularly features sold-out, critically acclaimed shows at prestigious venues like the Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Opera House and South Australia’s Ukaria.

 

His performances at the iconic Sydney Opera House have repeatedly earned high praise, including a five-star review from Sydney Arts Guide that applauds his choice of broadly appealing music and lauds his style, class, and exceptional delivery.

 

“Five stars for a unique offering. Five stars for setting aside angular, dissonant music for the sake of being “modern” and instead choosing music with wide appeal. Five stars for outstanding performance. Five stars for style and class.”

 

Andrew Blanch continues to mesmerize audiences with his extraordinary talent, making his classical guitar concerts an unforgettable experience for all.

What others are saying....

What others are saying....

“Andrew Blanch is that truly rare musician, who combines profound musical intelligence, curiosity and passion with a technique that allows anything. A complete artist.”

Howard Penny, Head of Strings, Australian National Academy of Music

“Andrew Blanch is that truly rare musician, who combines profound musical intelligence, curiosity and passion with a technique that allows anything. A complete artist.”

Howard Penny, Head of Strings, Australian National Academy of Music

“Andrew Blanch is a gift to the guitar. Rarely does this instrument enjoy being played by someone of such musicality. His playing changes the air in a room and his career will be a delight to follow as it unfolds.”

José Carbó, Baritone and Principal Artist for The Metropolitan Opera, New York

“Andrew Blanch is a gift to the guitar. Rarely does this instrument enjoy being played by someone of such musicality. His playing changes the air in a room and his career will be a delight to follow as it unfolds.”

José Carbó, Baritone and Principal Artist for The Metropolitan Opera, New York

“Andrew’s playing is outstanding because he plays from the heart… He plays the music he loves and the audience goes with him. He is very likely to become one of the leading lights of Australian performance ”

Timothy Kain, former lecturer of guitar at ANU and influential Australian guitarist

“Andrew’s playing is outstanding because he plays from the heart… He plays the music he loves and the audience goes with him. He is very likely to become one of the leading lights of Australian performance ”

Timothy Kain, former lecturer of guitar at ANU and influential Australian guitarist

General Info and F.A.Q.

⏳ Duration: 75 minutes. No intermission. (Doors open 30 mins prior to the start time)
👤 Age requirement: 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible
🪑 Seating is general admission and assigned on a first come first served basis
🦮 Animals are not allowed, except for service animals
🎟 Tickets cannot be purchased at the door. Online bookings only

Tickets

Early bird tickets are nearly sold out!

$47 $33

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All seating is general admission and assigned on a first come first served basis

Humanitix is the humane ticketing platform that donates all profits from booking fees to children's charities

All seating is general admission and assigned on a first come first served basis

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