The Spanish Guitar: Andrew Blanch

The Spanish Guitar: Andrew Blanch

Featuring Maria Eugenia Nieva (mezzo-soprano)

June 15th, Kensington (Sydney), 7pm

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Early bird tickets: SOLD OUT

$47

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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, Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Sat June 15, Kensington (Sydney)

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

7pm – 8:15pm

Concert Details

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

Time
Saturday, June 15th
7pm – 8:15pm

Cost
$47 General admission (Nearly sold out)
$33 Early bird tickets (SOLD OUT)
 
🪑 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

Andrew Blanch:  The Spanish Guitar

Featuring Maria Eugenia Nieva

 

Australian guitarist Andrew Blanch has been delighting audiences around the world from Europe, to South America and Australia, where he’s among the most highly regarded musicians of his generation.  Blanch’s impressive CV features numerous first prizes in international guitar competitions, ARIA chart-topping albums, and critically-acclaimed performances selling out venues from the Sydney Opera House to the Melbourne Recital Centre.  

 

“Five stars for a unique offering… Five stars for outstanding performance… Five stars for style and class.”

– Sydney Arts Guide

 

Ready to take on the world, Blanch is playing his final concerts in Australia before embarking on a groundbreaking 45-concert tour across the United States, kicking off at Seattle Town Hall in August and ending up in Miami in December.  

 

‘The Spanish Guitar’ is everything you would expect from one of Australia’s leading virtuosos – soulful and emotional melodies, technical pyrotechnics, and a celebration of the multitude of distinct cultures the Spanish guitar calls home.  

 

The show concludes in Argentina, where Andrew is joined on stage by the effervescent Maria Eugenia Nieva, an Argentinian mezzo-soprano highly-regarded for her beautiful and rich voice, for a moving and authentic presentation of Argentinian folk songs.  

 

Don’t miss this enchanting evening of Spanish guitar, and the opportunity to hear one of the real rising stars in classical music, Andrew Blanch.  

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

 

Asturias from Suite Española No. 1 – Isaac Albeniz, arr. Barrueco

Recuerdos de la Alhambra – Francisco Tárrega

Sevilla from Suite Española No. 1 – Isaac Albeniz, arr. Barrueco

 

A Selection of Music from Latin America:
(Venezuela) Los Caujaritos – Ignacio Figueredo arr. Díaz

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

 

A Selection of Argentinian Folksongs (feat. Maria Eugenia Nieva)

Zamba azul – Tito Francia & Armando Tejada Gómez

Regreso a la tonada – Tito Francia & Armando Tejada Gómez

Alfonsina y el mar – Ariel Ramirez & Félix Luna

Nacida en agua de Guerra – Daniel Diaz & Hugo Rivella

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, Chamber Orchestra of Europe

“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, Chamber Orchestra of Europe

“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

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