Serenade to Samba:
The Soulful Melodies of Spain and Latin America

With guitar virtuoso, Andrew Blanch

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE NEARLY SOLD OUT

Sydney (Kensington)
June 15th

$47 $33

Concert Details

Location
Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building
G19 Library Rd, Kensington NSW 2052, Australia

Time
Saturday, June 15th
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.

Please note: Online bookings only! No tickets available at the door

Questions? Please contact michael@concertsaustralia.com

About

“Serenade to Samba: The Soulful Melodies of Spain and Latin America” promises an enchanting evening with Andrew Blanch, whose passion for Spanish and Latin American repertoire resonates deeply with audiences. 

 

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 Victoria’s Melbourne Recital Centre 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 all the Australian commissioned works. Five stars for style and class.”

 

Join us for a night where the lyrical serenades of Spain seamlessly interweave with the vibrant samba rhythms of Latin America, showcasing Andrew Blanch’s unique ability to blend technical brilliance with heartfelt emotion.

Program

Ainda Me Recordo Pixinguinha, arr. Rabello 

 

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.3 No. 9, RV 230  Antonio Vivaldi, arr. Williams
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro

 

Suite Española No. 1 Isaac Albeniz, arr. Barrueco
Sevilla
Granada
Asturias

 

A Closed World of Fine Feelings and Grand Design Graeme Koehne

 

A Selection of Music from Latin America:
Conticinio Mejias, arr. Díaz (Venezuela)

Très canciones populares mexicanas Manuel Ponce (Mexico)
I. La Pajarera  
II. Por ti mi Corazon 
III. La Valentina 

La Comparsa Ernesto Lecuona, arr. Barrueco (Cuba)
Sete Cordas Raphael Rabello (Brazil)
La Punalada Pintín Castellano, arr. Tirao (Uruguay)   

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

Sydney (Kensington)

$47 $33

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

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

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